Now that the season of gift giving is over....

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Now that the season of gift giving is over....
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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 3:32pm

Let's talk about gifts.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:00pm
Were I worked before this place, people brought in a box of candy or something to share at Christmas. We didn't get individually wrapped gifts. I don't think I've ever received as many small token gifts from co-workers like I did this year, my first year at this place.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:00pm

there really are no little things from non-family or friends because i don't WOH, neighbors and i bake for one another.

 

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:04pm
Yup. Thats how I feel. If I were particularly crafty or baked or something, maybe I could see delivering homemade breads to some friends. But to buy an inexpensive trinket, I'll pass.

My DDs started buying gifts for a very few select friends last year (two each). They use there own money for this and decided to do it on their own. I felt like I didn't really want to start that whole, "Well if I get Susy something, then I should really get Mary something. And Jean gave me something last year......" thing.

On ths Scouting board someone posted something about do you get your troops gifts and do you get leader gifts....Uhhh NOOOO and don't give them any ideas!! I'm perfectly happy getting a hug and a Thank You from my girls.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:33pm

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:36pm

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Registered: 01-08-2011
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:42pm

We do 2 grab bags at work. Only one I participated in one. I got chocolates with alcohol in them and a variety of hot chocolate. We collect money for our boss and get her gifts. I also participated in a grab bag with my friends. I got a bottle of wine.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 8:11pm

oh no, perfume, LOL.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 8:19pm

DH is in banking, his vendors are always generous.

 

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 8:40pm

We got lots of gifts from vendors and brokers and such--mostly sweets, and I re-gifted quite a bit of it. If I took home everything I was given, I'd weigh 400 lbs. So some of it went to DD's daycare, some to DS's teacher, some went to clients, some went to friends/family.

Kevali


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 8:58pm

the first year DD joined the club she's in i had her get the leader a little something on her own, this leader is also her horseback trainer.