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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. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I buy for my daughter, nieces and nephews, brothers and parents… I ask nothing in return, I pretty much have everything I need/want because I buy it when I need/want it… but I usually receive clothes, which means I can be fashionable again for a while… or whiskey/something alcoholic. All I really want is proper relaxation time with family/friends, without having to worry about being anywhere or do anything at a particular time.
     
  2. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Boxers & socks for me thinking about it... Always welcomed from my wife :)
     
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  3. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Absolutely, nothing better than the feeling of new socks on Christmas morning… it’s about the only time I have socks because it’s the only time I can get to them before my daughter “borrows” them.
     
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  4. Jimin

    Jimin pfm Member

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  5. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Ahhhhh....socks
    The gentleman's preferred way to express his personality in comfort :)
     
  6. boon

    boon pfm Member

    Try going direct to Wensleydale creamery, fantastic selection. https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzpnk44y09AIVC5BoCR0kKA5mEAAYASAAEgICFfD_BwE
     
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  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's too far away from us but it's popping up all over and not yet December. We've had to put in special procedures just in case, but the practical aspects of coping with AI in our area are very difficult. Fingers crossed it doesn't reach us.
     
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  8. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    Socks and boxers are things of goodness - but I got a massive amount of those in June for my birthday.
     
  9. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    That would explain why every pair I own is black.
     
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  10. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Our family has been expanding at a rapid pace in recent years meaning gift giving at Xmas was in danger of getting a bit out of hand. We've instituted a Secret Santa system for the adults where we all just buy/receive a modest gift for one other person. The kids still get spoilt by everyone. I think it's a been a bit of a relief for everyone to not be buying for 20+ people.
     
  11. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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  12. Amormusic

    Amormusic pfm Member

    If you haven't tried them already and don't own them... Specify that you want to receive Bamboo socks and Bamboo boxers. They are a thing of joy to wear. Sooooooo soft, much much softer than cotton. It's like wearing a nice hug for your feet, or erm, other things
     
  13. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    That's what we get (although some FatFace socks are generally in there too)

    My wife's on a mission when it comes to stuff like this, so bamboo trollies are always in order :D
     
  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    they might be a joy to wear I agree, but they don't last long. Tried 5 or 6 different brands and they all wear appallingly badly.
     
  15. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  16. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    finally managed to wean our offsprings from.. xmas presents. my wife set the parameters, can only spend max £10 p.p. and items must be purchased from a charity shop. should have done it years ago, celebrating summfing you do not believe in is infantile imo
     
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  17. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    I once read that black socks are only for butlers. I've been buying Happy Socks ever since.
     
  18. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Same here. I’m beginning to think that you are me, apart from the beard of course but that might be false.
     
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    It’s possible. If I am you and not really me, it would certainly go some way to explaining my default state of complete confusion.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2021 at 6:42 PM
  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Can you reveal if you/ Marchy wear sock suspenders?
     

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