Gift Thread

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Lynx

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What did you give for Christmas?

What did you get for Christmas?

"Give" is listed first because I notice people are usually a lot more excited about what they gave people than what they got.
 

Lynx

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I got a smart egg. It's a 3D puzzle egg with a sliding interior and a lot of holes on the surface. You push a metal rod in the top, slide it through different slots and holes and pull it out the bottom.

Dad was talking a lot about it seems easy until you get near the bottom, when it gets frustrating. What he didn't count on is, I've played a lot of RPGs and am accustomed to puzzles where you fiddle with variables until they click into place. I solved it in a few minutes.

I also got some chocolate... from a nice lady who knows I like chocolate, but does not herself know much about chocolate. Well... I'M not going to tell her it's not good! I'm going to leave it on the break room table. That's kind of like leaving a crippled goat in the middle of the jungle - there won't even be a carcass left by lunch time.

What I gave other people was mostly food. Comestibles are consumed and don't sit around gathering dust for years. :cool:

I gave uncle Fred a jar of pickled eggs... and considering the natural side effects of pickled eggs, and how my aunt complains when uncle Fred farts, I asked him to not tell her I gave him pickled eggs.

Aunt Diane got a stack of chocolate disks from TAZA. They are big on minimal cocoa processing, grinding the cocoa beans with stone grinding wheels. Rough texture, but great flavor. I found a stack of assorted flavors - vanilla, cinnamon, chili pepper, some other kind of pepper that I can't pronounce, dark chocolate, even darker chocolate...

For the Dirty Santa game we play on Christmas day, I got a Miracast screencast adapter. Connect your phone wifi to the adapter, plug the adapter into your TV's HDMI port and your phone screen is on the big screen. That one got stolen once, and would have been stolen again but Dad passed it up because my cousin Debbie acted like she really, really, really wanted it. Dad's an old softy.
 

love_comes_softly

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The sweetest gift that I received this season was one from one of my poorest students. Two of her most loved (dirty and torn) stuffed animals. Makes my heart ache each time I look at them.

My favorite gifts that I gave this year were my sister necklaces and date night envelopes for my parents.

My favorite type of gifts to give/receive are time spent with others. Nothing compares.
 

Manna2

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Give: I crocheted four beanies and two scarves for family members. Crocheted a ship for my uncle. Gift cards, car coasters and tea bag holders for siblings.

Get: The best things I got were a Christmas broach and earrings and a shirt saying: I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar (so me).
 

Oncefallen

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Give: I crocheted four beanies and two scarves for family members. Crocheted a ship for my uncle. Gift cards, car coasters and tea bag holders for siblings.
You should get to know Cuen (on old time user here who is active in chat). She is known for her love of all things crocheted. Her current profile pic is a crocheted Millennium Falcon.
 

ArtsieSteph

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I got some clothes, cash, gift cards, a couple of little toys I like to collect, and a cute little magnet for my purse :D

I gave some gift cards, my friend and her husband a book of mark twain stories as well as a purrmaid christmas ornament, then for my mom I got her a necklace and dress. I got my sister a spiderman blu ray as well as a set of biodegradable kitchen cleaning things. My brother-in-law appreciated what I got him since he's a sound tech, it was I think called an oscilloscope. It measure's wave form and it was a tool set he could build himself.
 

zeroturbulence

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You should get to know Cuen (on old time user here who is active in chat). She is known for her love of all things crocheted. Her current profile pic is a crocheted Millennium Falcon.
Nice to know Cuen's still here. I always enjoyed her presence in chat.
 

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I gave my testimony in Christ Jesus and received More of God's Love
 

Lynx

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I got some clothes, cash, gift cards, a couple of little toys I like to collect, and a cute little magnet for my purse :D

I gave some gift cards, my friend and her husband a book of mark twain stories as well as a purrmaid christmas ornament, then for my mom I got her a necklace and dress. I got my sister a spiderman blu ray as well as a set of biodegradable kitchen cleaning things. My brother-in-law appreciated what I got him since he's a sound tech, it was I think called an oscilloscope. It measure's wave form and it was a tool set he could build himself.
Sooooo... how do I get in on this Mark Twain collection? :D