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Old 10-08-2008, 06:49 PM
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present Gifting Poll

Just a little poll now that we are getting in to the shopping season:

1. Who do you have on your list this year?
2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget?
3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought?
4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise?
5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things?
6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other?
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1. My list:

My Sister
Brother-in-law
All 4 of their little ones
My mom
My dad
Hubby's mom
Hubby's stepdad
Hubby's sister's 2 kids
Hubby's grandma (usually just a little something)
My 2 best friends (we have an annual midnight Christmas eve exchange that we've been doing for over 10 years!)
Ornament exchange at my sister's Christmas Eve open house
2 Neighbors--usually homemade cookies and a bottle of champagne


2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget? We mostly just do whatever we want with family, but I do have a $50 limit with my friends.

3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought? I do some homemade stuff--everyone gets an ornament and usually a plate of cookies.

4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise? I ask what people want, and add in a few small surprise items as well.

5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things? No money or gift cards!

6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other? Wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, etc. I love a pretty package!
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:38 PM
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1. My list:
Basically I buy for everyone I know, some of course are more extravagant than others


2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget? I use our Chrismas Club to fund our entire Christmas, gifts, treet, food, wrap, everything.

3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought? I make a lot of food gifts, and other hand made items.

4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise? I ask what people want, and add in a few small surprise items as well.

5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things? Stick to a budget that's even Steven for our sons.

6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other? Wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, etc. I love a pretty package!
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Just a little poll now that we are getting in to the shopping season:

1. Who do you have on your list this year?
My S/O, Daughter ( I also plan to grab a couple tags from the trees at the bank for local children, I also donated for the drive here on MMC and I also plan to do up a couple shoeboxes filled with gifts for the samaritanspurse.org for children overseas. This is part of the awanas group my child belongs too)
2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget?
No
3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought?
Bought unless I have time then I do enjoy making things.
4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise?
Little of both
5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things?
Not really
6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other?
Wrapping paper all the way!
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1. Who do you have on your list this year?
My kids and my husband's unit in Iraq

2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget?
$50, if that

3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought?
if the kids want to give their teachers something...we make homemade stuff
I also make dreamcatchers as gifts to others sometimes
for my Soldiers that are deployed (hubby and his men) I make homemade cookies, fudge and whatever else I can

4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise?
I always ask what my kids want...others is usually a surprise

5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things?
nope

6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other?
mostly wrapping paper....use gift bags for gifts to teachers
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1. Who do you have on your list this year?
my fiance, our daughter, my niece, my Godchild, my brother and his wife, my mother and father, my best friend and my grandparents.
2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget?
for Kandice, my daughter it´s around 50Euro, the others around 15-25....my fiance is usually at 50, too...but the money is a bit low...so it was 25 last year....trying to make it at least 50 this year.
3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought?
store bought...plus homemade cookies
4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise?
I don´t ask the little ones....but I ask their parents...so the kids don´t get the same presents twice.....I sometimes ask the grown ups....but usually it´s up for a surprise for them as well!

5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things?
NOPE
6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other?
Every present is being wrapped....and sometimes put into a gift bag as well
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1. Who do you have on your list this year? Husband, brother, mother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, step mother-in-law, father, step mother, husband's cousin and his wife, husband's godchild, husband's little cousin, husband's 3 aunts, husband's grandmother, my grandmother, my aunt and uncle, brother's girlfriend, 5-6 people at work, my boss (when he's not on my naughty list), countless # of people at work that I bake for and I also bake for about 25 members of the fire dept. my husband belongs to. My dog and mother-in-law's cat!
2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget? I don't set a limit on each person, when I'm done I'm done. It does add up to a lot though!
3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought? I usually buy everything except for the baked goods I make. I'm not one of those people that can make a quilt or something like that to give to someone.
4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise? We always ask for a list and buy off of the list and we also throw in some surprises.
5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things? I look for sales and good bargains, don't wait til the last minute and I don't use credit.
6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other? I use a variety of things. I usually stick with wrapping paper the most though.
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present Gifts

Who is on my list?
Usually it is everyone but no this year. I am making an effort to cut back to my son, my Mom, my sisters (neither have children), My dad and stepmom (combined gift), my nephews, my niece, my sons teachers and class mates
Spending limit- YES! I try to get everything for the least amount of money I can.. the teachers gifts cannot be more than $5 and the classmates $1 (each of course). This forces my son to get creative
Store bought or homemade- BOTH.. my neighbors and coworkers get homemade ie: cookies, fudge. one year I made choc covered pretzels using choc candy wafers and the pretzels that are squares.. just melted them in the oven.. super easy and yummy!
wrapping? both.. I love pretty presents so I wrap em and put em in a bag
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1. Who do you have on your list this year?
2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget?
3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought?
4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise?
5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things?
6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other?

answers:
1. Husband; children and grandchildren
2. Spending limit (but sometimes it's not exact)
3. Store bought (I'm not very crafty)
4. I like to surprise but I always want to know what my grandchildren want.
5. Yes, it must be good quality and it must be worth the price.
6. I love to wrap but use gift bags also
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1. Who do you have on your list this year? Too many, but mainly just the kids in the family.

2. Do you have a spending limit for each person, or a personal budget?
For my neices and nephews yes there is a limit that was agreed upon between family members so no one went overboard.

3. Do you get into homemade gifts or is everything store-bought? I do make some things home made like teachers gifts

4. Do you ask people what they want or does it have to be a surprise? I try to find out what the person wants, but if not i get creative and do a surprise.

5. Any rules you have for yourself when buying things?
I hit clearence items...like KOHLS and MACYS for clothing...awesome clearence items!

6. Wrapping paper, gift bags, or other?
I use both wrapping paper and gift bags, some toys just weren't meant to be wrapped lol.


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