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Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Marina » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:54 pm

I'm tearing my hair out trying to come up with gift ideas for my two sons, 19 and 21 years.

They are both students so will be given some much needed money each but I need some stocking fillers for them. Nothing heavy as it has to travel back with them. Not clothes as they won't like anything I choose! They don't smoke. They download films and music, so no point in buying CDs or DVDs.

At the moment I have chocolate, books and an internet dongle for use when travelling, but that's just not enough to fill a stocking.

I did love those days when a trip to Toys r Us provided more than enough ideas.

Girls are so much easier!

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Sandramay » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:41 pm

Hi Marina, this year I've bought a few "20 Q" by Radica. It's a small, hand held gizmo that "can read your mind" It's a bit like the old tv prog, animal, vegetable or mineral. I tried it out and was quite impressed when it guessed Meercat correctly. I googled for suppliers.

If they are travelling to and fro how about crossword books,passport cover, a little black book, mini travel bottles,facial wipes, travel toothbrush, mini deodorants etc .......... as you say, girls are easier :)
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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Marina » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:53 pm

Thanks. I've just had a quick look at that on Amazon and it looks ideal! I think they've still got plenty of toiletries left from last Christmas though! :lol:

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby pilgrim2 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:17 am

A friend told me about the Amazon wish list. that seems like a good idea. Last year I got a power ball (I think it was called) size of a tennis ball. Went down ok.........i think

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby chrissiehope » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:42 pm

My husband bought these for all the kids (grown up :D ) and one for me - I've just loaded 68 photos on to it, and am very impressed :D :D

http://www.gizoo.co.uk/Products/HomeGar ... ychain.htm

Not bad at all for £10.95 :thumbup:
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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Marina » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:50 pm

That will make a lovely birthday gift for my daughter who is working in Korea on a years contract. :D
It's too late to send one for Christmas as parcels are taking months to arrive, but hopefully it should reach her by March.

Thanks.

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby KTH » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:30 pm

You could sponser a donkey... they would only have a certificate to take back.. not a whole donkey :)

www.nerjadonkeysanctuary.com

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Marina » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:11 pm

Nice idea, but I don't think they would be very impressed. Sorry.

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Sandramay » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:53 am

Marina, I forgot to add that nearly all the young men here are wearing skinny, often striped scarves and 'beanie' woolly hats 8)
PS. I tried one of the gizmos last night ........... I thought of yeast and it came up with Veggiemite..... not a bad guess eh?
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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:47 pm

how about a solar battery pack for charging phones and the such like?
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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby IreneD » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:13 am

This thread is 7 years old, spanishlad. Marina may be looking for ideas for presents for her (considerably older) sons this year, though!

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:05 pm

i didnt even notice the date :( it was still on the first page, i just replied to it like always. wow.. ive just looked at page 2 and theres some from 2012 :wtf: :wtf: obviously its not a very popular sub-forum
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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby Enrique » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:16 pm

Hi spanish_lad,
One way to keep to current Posts.........unless someone has dragged up an old one........... :roll:

With out being logged in.........Click on Quick links -> Active Posts...........recent Posts that are unanswered are in the Unanswered posts

Only need to login if you want to answer or visit the Amigos Lounge................. :idea:
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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby markwilding » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:47 pm

The Double Buggy post has had more post in 2016 than when the question was originally posted.

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby ashtondav » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:00 am

Double Buggy?

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Re: Christmas present ideas please...

Postby gus » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:55 pm

Just look down :-)


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