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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 10:37am

Just wondering how the Christmas shopping is going for everyone? Are you still in the planning stages? Have you bought any gifts? Do you need help brainstorming gift ideas?

I'm in better shape than I thought I was. I went through my gift box and found a few things in there that will work as gifts. I also found something I'd bought at a craft fair this summer for my mom; I'd forgotten about it! Check one person off the list! i have purchased a few things online--digital cameras for the 2 youngest, a ball game for the youngest. 24dd gave me a good list of things she'd like; she moved into her own apt. this year and is wanting a few things. I bought a couple of those this week--sale prices plus BB&B 20% off coupon.

We do a gift exchange in dh's family. We will get 2 kids names, just don't know the specific kids yet. Depending on which kids we get, I have some things in my box that may work.

The only *problem* is dh. He is so hard to buy for! Things he wants are way expensive and out of the question; I'm talking ATV, etc.! Any suggestions are welcome!!!


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Registered: 05-18-2006
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 3:22pm

We are in the planning stages..but James got a mystery box off (Think that is the website?)

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 3:59pm

Still in the planning stages.

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Registered: 02-18-2003
Fri, 11-12-2010 - 8:31pm

Still in the planning stage but plan on the girls wish list this weekend to be done (have 3 stores I want to stop at all real close by saturday's errands)

The teacher's gifts/aides are still being thought of it is one of two ideas

hubby's side of the family is undecided

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 2:04am

This will be the first year since we had kids that there will not be mounds of gifts under the tree.

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Registered: 04-16-2005
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 7:12am

It is slow but started. The list just seems so long this year with little gifts for all the teacher, aides,

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Registered: 10-08-2010
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 9:22am

Got SOME done last night.

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Sat, 11-13-2010 - 3:00pm

We are getting there.

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Registered: 06-26-2002
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 6:57am

I have my SIL finished, and one thing bought for MIL.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 3:12pm

Kinda sorta still in the planning stages here.

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Registered: 05-10-2004
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 10:12pm

We are almost done.