kershaw knives, estwing hammers, and allclad skillets
Its nearing that time of year where I run out to the shops and stand there not knowing wtf to get for friends and relatives. Trying to get more organised this year and hopefully not panic buy at the last minute and wasting money.
Anyone got any good gift ideas to share?
kershaw knives, estwing hammers, and allclad skillets
Movie passes, gift certificate to a decent restaurant.Couple years ago I got tickets for the immediate family to go see Lord of the Dance.I got valet parking and coats check ahead of time, so that went over well.
Game time in any online games loved ones enjoy is always a good idea.
How about some tools? Adults can always use tools of some sort.
Buy people Kindles.
I was looking at getting my dad a pair of those 9V Battery heated winter gloves, does any know if they're worth a shit?
I bought my wife this
But she is a big nut for Christmas decorations. Handmade and it looks pretty good on the tree.
What do you buy relatives you don't really know, don't particularly like and don't want to spend much money on? lol
'crown' for $18 from amazon, it's steal for the quality. bonus points for 'speed safe' spring assist models. I own 4 of em.
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if you're on a budget you can seriously score some great movies from Blockbuster for 20 bucks. i think you can pick up 5 bluerays/dvds for 20. my dad bought a blueray player and hes rebuilding his library so last year i hooked him up with like 10 of his favorite films on BR and he was quite happy.
Some great ideas come from Etsy. All sorts of handcrafted items- this is great for anyone that likes outside-of-the-box.
If you have relatives that are cord cutters, DVDs of great TV shows that aren't on Netflix streaming is a pretty good gift. I'm getting my sister S1 and S2 of Justified and S1 of Homeland on DVD this year.
Popcorn Balls or Cheese Balls can be some fairly inexpensive gifts to give.
I loves me some cheese ball and crackers.
Here's a pretty simple recipe for one
Idk why, I always enjoy food gifts more than anything else lol.
In all seriousness. I got my Step-Mom the updated 4th edition of the scrabble dictionary, my Dad one of the tiny Syma S107 RC copters, (my brother and I already have them) my girlfriend Scrabble Deluxe and some chocolate, my Sister/Brother In-law Home Depot gift cards, (they own an old fix-me-up house) my Brother some kind of nice beer, my Step-Dad a good bottle of Scotch, my Mother who the fuck knows.
Thankfully the extended family (which is huge) doesn't do gifting to everyone, we do a Yankee Swap at the family christmas party which is a hilariously good time.
Got the wife to be these items among other things
"...in the present case it is similarly necessary to renounce a freedom that does not exist, and to recognize a dependence of which we are not conscious." - War and Peace
I know people will make fun of me, but one of the things I did for family and friends this year was make jam. So very easy to do, and very inexpensive. For about 30 bucks I made gifts for more than a dozen people. Fresh jar of jam, and a small loaf of bread. Simple to do (any idiot can follow these recipes), inexpensive, and you get to give a home made gift. Add a personalised card, and they'll think you're amazing.
I bought my dad a box of 1950's candy so he could have some candy from his childhood: http://www.amazon.com/Hometown-Favor...1950%27s+candy
Kind of a cool little present for your parents or anyone older. They have 1940s-1980s or 90s IIRC.
I work for an import company which wholesales brand name beauty products for salons; Hair care products, hair dyes, nail stuff, salon equipment etc. Basically what you need to operate a hair dressing salon or a beauty parlor. Employee discount of 50% = everyone in the extended family gets a goody-bag with 2-3 products per household, and all I pay is a fucking pittance. All the women coo over the "expensive" shampoos&crap (Same shit retails for say... 21 euroes, I get it for 5 = win).
Can't go wrong with giving any woman those gift bags with good smelling hand lotions, body washes, shampoo etc etc etc. It's what I generally get the female adults in my family. Another one is to get passes to a spa, can get all sorts of passes that offer different things ranging from 50-500 dollars, women love that shit as well especially if you get more then just one woman the spa passes so they have someone to go with.
Good shout on the spa day recommendation. Got one for my sister for her birthday and she loved it.
Try to find a buy 1 get 1 free deal so she can go with a friend or phone up the husband/boyfriend of her friend and see if he wants to buy one for his partner so they can go together
I sent everyone in my extended family a 50$ gift card to Cheesecake factory on my side of the family. If I knew of any specialty items that they wanted or that were reasonable I sent those along also. (Mom and Grandma like getting yearly photo albums of the grandkids all nice and labeled, Sister needed a laptop and my job was selling 2 yr old laptops for $75)
Edit: It was fairly easy to send the Cheesecake factory stuff online since they allow you to order multiple gift cards and send them to different addresses all at once. Also got a free slice of cheesecake for every $25 I spent.
Tools are always nice, bro. I could really use a new axe, myself. Had a couple overswings this past week, going to have to replace or re-haft this nigga soon.
I went out and got a bunch of my friends black babies. I'm like Martin Luther King basically.
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