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I am giving my husband a PS3 game, CD's, books, and some untensils for his grill.

For my Mom, an eiffel tower necklace, some soaps & lotion, and a picture book on Provence's countryside.

For Dad, a wrinkle free dress shirt, a Terry Redlin puzzle, and his favorite Titleist golf balls.

Harlowe is getting spoiled with some squeaky toys, treats, rawhides, and bully sticks.
Same for my parent's pup, Jazzy!

We also donated some toys to a toy drive in our area for some children whose parents have fallen on hard times.

Giving is so much better than receiving! I always keep in mind the true meaning of Christmas!

"God bless us, everyone!!"
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Just finished today!

I got my brother a game for his wii, my mom some clothes and this hot cocoa/latte maker, my dad a nice fleece, my cousin's daughter who is one so i couldn't resist buying her this adorable little bear, and then just some gift cards/clothes for my cousins.
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I purchased a bunch of Bruins Stanley Cup championships attire for my dad. I bought my mom a crystal penguin figurine from Swaroski. And, I do believe that is about it. I may purchase my brother something fairly small, but neither of us have a whole lot of money.

As for Kim, I bought a gift certificate from the Apple Store to ensure that she could purchase her iPod Touch. Also, I am taking her out for dinner on Friday evening. I will more than likely purchase her flowers on Wednesday, too.
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DH: our camping & Dollywood trip were our gifts to each other; I got him an OveGlove, an ice scraper & a game for his stocking

DD: Crayola glow dome, Baby Alive, doll clothes, play school house cottage. Stocking: markers, erasers, Easy Bake Oven mix, Go Fish cards

Dad: Life is Good Shirt; Stocking: honey roasted peanuts, Burger King gift card, syrup (for the waffle maker he got for his birthday last week!)

Mom: mini-trampoline (will help with her therapy after double knee replacement

Sister: I drew her stocking this year-car scent, coffee, coupon book, lip balm, hand sanitizer, hand lotion

Brother: I didn't draw his stocking this year, so I'll have to wait until his birthday in January!

Nephew: travel bags

Nieces: 3 are getting a necklace & cash, 2 are getting clothes

FIL & MIL: a large family portrait (game & gift card from grandkids)

SIL: We don't exchange with her anymore, just enjoy the time together

Grandmother: sweater
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For my wife I have bought the book from Annica that spent 32 years in American prison and was released to Sweden a cuple of years ago, her biografy has arrived in the bookstores this autumm.
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I've bought my mom a shredder, some ornaments, and a stand for her iPad.

I bought my brother a water bottle (this weird one that's glass inside and bamboo outside), a book, and this weird car charger thing that he wanted that I'm not really sure what it is.

I bought my boyfriend a set of four Beetles posters, PJs/slippers, and I'm making him a necklace out of glass beads that I'm going to make (need to get that one going RIGHT AWAY). I used to blow glass in college and I'm dragging out all my lampworking stuff to make him some beads. Hopefully I'll get it done in time.

These guys will all get stocking stuffers too. I've bought some of that stuff but not all. I'll also likely make them all pumpkin bread or cookies too.

I'm also donating a bunch of Soy baby formula and wet wipes to my friend who is visiting an African Orphanage next week.

I'm thinking about getting one of those angels off the angel tree because apparently not enough of them were taken care of this year...they've extended the deadlines.
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We haven't been buying gifts for each other for the last couple of years. My sister's step-daughter will be here this year, however, and we will be buying for her. She's at that awkward age (12) where you're not sure what to get, so I'm getting her some fancy socks, and I will tuck some money in each one.
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homemade ornaments crafted from my dad's old sweater ( an item he is seen wearing in most pictures since my kids were small)
Dad has been gone now for 14 years, I still had the sweater so thought I would share a piece of memory with everyone
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Fun thread!

My hubby is getting a remote control helicopter (LOL) & Sirius radio in our truck.

My parents are getting (from all 7 of us - brothers & sisters) a new laptop, wireless printer, router, mouse & we are continuing their cleaning lady every other week for the next year.

My inlaws are getting a roll top for their Gator & maybe a kindle fire.

My friend Teresa is getting a Kindle 3G

My Godaughter is getting a storage drawer for K-cups to go under her new Keurig (that she doens't know she is getting yet from her parents)

My other Goddaughter is getting a gift cert to go out to eat & we are getting her sister a gift cert to the same restaurant (her sister gave us their treadmill & wouldn't take any $$$ for it) so they can go out to eat together w/ their hubby's & we will watch their kids.

A St. Nick Square Vet Center (village house) is going to my friend Nancy

That's all I can think of right now.
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