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Crap Christmas presents that bring joy

Discussion in 'off topic' started by GruntPuppy, Nov 24, 2021 at 12:03 PM.

  1. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    I'm lucky in that the people who buy me presents are smart enough to give me what I want (more particularly need) rather than what they think I should have...

    So my Crap presents of joy this year are:

    an 80kg capacity collapsible sack truck so I can use my old depsack to fetch shopping from the nearby supermarkets with much reduced difficulty, and a pair of new patrol boots, because I've worn the last pair out walking the hellhound and the ankle support from a boot is rather useful.

    What wierd crap are you dudes asking for this year (I should warn, I've taken to using bronouns, which are non-denominational; several of my younger friends are trans, and it saves me having to remember who's what, especially useful when the brain fog hits!)
  2. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    No in-laws is my favourite :D
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  3. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    We don't ask for anything - neither of us particularly like Xmas, and we don't see it as an excuse for gift buying. We buy gifts for each other throughout the year.

    we do have a recent tradition (5 years now) of acquiring (one per year) a beautiful hand blown glass bauble from glass makers we carefully research. This year it'll be Bristol Blue Glass.
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  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    We traditionally bought a few days away to see some opera in Europe as a treat but the last two years shit show has put a temporary end to it.
    Neither of us need any more “things”.
    We spend the money on the grown up kids.
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  5. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    That actually sounds rather lovely. Do you put these on a tree?
  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    no tree due to the destructor brothers

    [​IMG]20211124_085824 by uh_simon, on Flickr

    we do have them hanging in various places around the house.

    We started when we were gifted one by the Swan in Southwold when we stayed over Xmas
    MJS likes this.
  7. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    I have to admit, I'm tempted to start myself off in Lego investing - I'm thinking if I can buy one decent set a month with the plan of selling off after a year or two, hopefully it will bear fruit.
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  8. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Gives you something to play with when everyone else is watching the Queen too.
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  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    only if you buy two of each.
  10. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    you mean it would give me a box to stare at, wistfully? As christmas presents to self, boxes that are never going to be opened are bit sucky - but it's the thought of having a side hobby that will build up to make steady money appeals.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021 at 5:28 PM
  11. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    it won't if you open the boxes
  12. Amormusic

    Amormusic pfm Member

    I live in Bristol. They used to (and probably still do) open days where you can see and help to make your own blown glass items. You should get your Christmas bauble, but by your own hands.

    A great and fun day. Plus Bristol is awesome
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  13. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    we know, half of the team my Mrs manages is in Bristol. We spend alot of time there
  14. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Specifically asked for nothing again as per usual.

    The Wife might see some handmade jewellery that she likes, or have something made, which I will end up paying for.
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  15. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    My wife gets me Lego every year :D I've a bit too much though now and TBH it's done nothing but gather dust in the loft this year...
  16. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    We love Christmas; but don't really 'do' gifts between us TBH. She does sometimes get me Lego (as mentioned above) and I'll pick her some jewellery up etc (I've been getting her Tiffany stuff for a while now)

    But this year we've said no gifts as my business has had a shit year and there's no need to spend the £££ TBH

    But we are getting each other 'interesting pickles & condiments' as stocking fillers ;) :D
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  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    make some
  18. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    We both need new walking boots, so that’s what we’ll be getting each other this year.
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  19. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    Hopefully things will pick up soon - i rather like the idea of interesting pickles and condiments as a stocking filler, and am put in mind of the flavoured cheeses that Morrisons are selling too - a christmas cake Wensleydale springs to mind immediately as something I might buy as a little extra present for one of my parents.
    hifilover1979 likes this.
  20. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    We have a just giving page for Xmas presents.

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