Jump to content

What did you GIVE for Christmas 2015?


Recommended Posts

It was a pretty thin year in the old BoltBait household, but the big hit with the kids was:

Mario Kart 8 for the Wii + one steering wheel attachment for each kid.

They are having such a good time. I just told them to take a break and go outside to play in the snow. We have about a foot of snow.

  • Upvote 1

Click to play:
j.pngs.pngd.pnga.pngp.png
Download: BoltBait's Plugin Pack | CodeLab | and how about a Computer Dominos Game

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, a lot. 

  • Wife - Jewelry & fragrances
  • oldest son- Sony PS4 - Clothes
  • Daughter - Clothes
  • youngest son - Soccer wave(holy cow, anyone ever put one of these together? Yikes), Soccer Clothes (Messi, Ronaldo, Rooney and Kun Aguero Jersey's) and stuff.
  • Other Family - Gift Cards

Go out there and be amazing. Have Fun, TR
TRsSig.png?raw=1
Some Pretty Pictures Some Cool Plugins

Link to post
Share on other sites

Too much

 

Wife - shoes, jewellery and perfume

Son - clothes, grooming products, money and him being a poor student ( but who can still afford alcohol) paid his credit card off

Daughter - samsung S2, clothes, vans, converse, perfumes and 6 months car insurance

 

TR - Ronaldo shirt ?  Your poor son will be falling over at the slightest puff of wind  ;)

new_sig.png

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

We got some rather very generous folks right here.  ;)

 

Nah, I feel bad looking like some cheapo by not having to show off like you guys. :P  :star:  :mrviolet:

 

And even worse by not giving anything to the girl I'm interested with who kinda dumped me and not talking to me anymore when I'm this guy who secretly thinks I'm the solution to many of her problems. :cry: 

 

But yeah, its not always giving that counts. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not showing off Ishi.  My children are very important to me and any helping hand in their future I can give is a small price to pay.

After three years of university my son will be approximately £27,000 in debt to the government for tuition fees so anything that sweetens that pill and helps him out I will do.  And make no apologies for it.

My daughter is still in school and also works 2 jobs to pay for her car/ phone etc so a helping hand towards extortionate insurance costs is her reward for having a work ethos at the age of 17.

 

I personally didn't receive one gift for Christmas as I asked everyone to donate monies to Homeless charities, and my children also know that the gifts will have a price - helping out in a soup kitchen once a month.

 

So their giving will mean far more to others than spending money on things I don't need.  Also receiving a lesson not to take anything for granted.

new_sig.png

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course I was kidding on my previous  post.  :P

 

That's very generous, thoughtful and selfless Si Borg.

 

I wish I could do the same somehow.

 

Thanks for sharing Si Borg and hopefully, many more of us would learn from your example.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Younger son: some shooter computer game and his fav chocolate-covered pretzels (didn't get him too much as he still lives with his momma!)

Older son: a new computer which my younger son & I will build for him (I gave him a photocopy of a computer in his card - sneaky), money (we will refurbish the old computer and give to my grandson so he has his own)

Granddaughter: iTunes gift card, misc. items and money for clothes

Grandson: some shooter computer game (probably same one as younger son because they all play together; father, son and uncle), misc. items, money for clothes

And myself: a brand new electric range, not by design. My old one (over 20 years old) went two weeks ago in a shower of sparks and weird electrical noises, When everything was shut off and the smoke had cleared we found the right half of the heating element was completely melted! I thanked God that my house didn't burn down. Someone up there still likes me.

 

 

They are having such a good time. I just told them to take a break and go outside to play in the snow. We have about a foot of snow.

 

BoltBait, you have to be in northern Cal? I know the mountains out west are getting pounded.

We had the warmest Christmas on record here in PA. Christmas Day we were outside on the front porch in shorts! As of this writing, it's getting more seasonal, but we have yet to get snow.  Thank El Nino for this strange winter weather.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We did secret gift giving with my sisters. I had my second oldest sister (we have six girls in the family and five boys).

 

I gave her:

 

-Moccassins

-Hair brush straightener

-Pens (for grading)

-Candy

-Pretty cool water bottle

-Sweater poncho

-Starbuck's gift card

-A bunch of other things I don't remember

-Money

sig-1.png
Don't spit into the well, you might drink from it later. -----Yiddish Proverb

Glossy Galaxy Ball---How to Make Foliage
My Gallery

PDN Fans--My DA

Link to post
Share on other sites

BoltBait, you have to be in northern Cal? I know the mountains out west are getting pounded.

We had the warmest Christmas on record here in PA. Christmas Day we were outside on the front porch in shorts! As of this writing, it's getting more seasonal, but we have yet to get snow.  Thank El Nino for this strange winter weather.

Yes. I live about an hour from Lake Tahoe. I'm at about 4000' elevation. so I get snow often in winter, but only about 1 foot at a time.

Click to play:
j.pngs.pngd.pnga.pngp.png
Download: BoltBait's Plugin Pack | CodeLab | and how about a Computer Dominos Game

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. I live about an hour from Lake Tahoe. I'm at about 4000' elevation. so I get snow often in winter, but only about 1 foot at a time.

 I visited California in the mid-80's coming in by car via Interstate 80. The Sierra Nevadas and descending into the valley was breathtaking! Some gorgeous scenery out there. I realize now we went through Tahoe National Forest.

 

Stay warm! I see the hammer coming down on us soon.    :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I gave lots of candy to everyone.
I did some online shopping for my dad and sister, and gave them some little things too.
I gave my one brother a comforter, some little things, and money.
Gave my other brother money (he's hard to shop for, haha).
And I gave my mom some sleep pants and special chocolate.

 

I got a special visit with my sister and we all had lots of fun. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...