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Old 12-11-2007, 03:24 PM
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I HATE shopping... can you help with some ideas

Hi everyone...

I LOVE the season, the lights and programs
Baking and making crafts
Movies and Music

BUT

I LOATHE shopping...

I am also a lil nervous getting my grandson any toys with the recalls that happened earlier in fall.

My grandson in 14 mos. and I have no idea what to get him. Nor do I know what to get my son-in-law!

Any ideas????

Thanks!
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morelia: I feel your pain. Buying gifts for others takes lots of thought and time indeed. My suggestion is to go with gift cards..Adults and kids love them because they can get what they want and it extends Christmas for them because now they can go shopping for themselves to buy what they really want. It's an easy way to go and though I buy some gifts, I usually go with the gift cards for the grand-kids. Makes life easy and everyone is happy.
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You could get your grandson some books; they are never to young to start reading.

Your son-in-law you could offer some babysitting so he can take his wife out some time. If you live too far away of course that would be hard.

Think of his hobbies or other interests and get him a subscription to a related magazine.

You could shop on the internet; saves you the trip to the stores.


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I recommend shopping via the internet, you can take your time relax, all with just a click of a button, either that or get somebody to go for you or with you.
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I also recommend shopping online. I would check ToysRus. I know here in the States you can pick a age catergory and choose from selected toys for the appropriate age groups. Here are a few websites to check on Toy recalls. You can always check the webpage for the specific company who makes a certain toy as well.
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html
www.recalls.gov
http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/c....cgi?area=safe
http://www.recallguardian.com/Home.aspx
Hope this helps?! =)
I would also like to add that www.amazon.co.uk would be a great website for books for your son-in-love..*smile* They have plenty to choose from at very resonable rates.

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Thanks so much everyone for all of the ideas~

My son-in-"love" likes to read so books should equally work for him!

Holiday blessings everyone!
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I do all of my Christmas shopping on line. I also really liked the idea of giving the gift of time, offering to babysit or whatever. People really do love the gift of time, I have given it myself, many times.
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Ok...lemme know what everyone thinks about these ideas....


Hubby:

already got his tools ( and was like a lil' boy in a candy store)

In his stocking I am putting:

a pack of cigarettes (don't like the habit but its a practical gift...)
a hunting magazine
a calling card so he can call our family in Mexico

I also am wrapping a case of pepsi for each person as a gag joke

socks and such

Grandson:

sleeper
Precious Moments train piece for 1 year
Pizza Elmo
Toddler Bible


Son:

Game Risk
PS Game Madden 2007 or 2008
Rubix cube
a hoodie
socks and such
2008 Guiness Book of Records hardback

case of pepsi
gaming magazine

Daughter #1:

cell phone (adding to our plan with unlimited text)
perfume
Tinkerbell socks
Tinkerbell sweater

case of pepsi

Boyfriend of Daughter #1:

I HAVE NO IDEA...

Daugher #2 and Son-in-law:

Romance / movie basket

nightie
candles
chocolate
movie card for Blockbuster
coupon for free sitting
2 mugs
hot cocoa mix
popcorn
massage oils

(does that sound corney?)

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I like the ideas you have. If you have a Borders or Barnes and NOble around you for those that like to read. Both have sections of music, books and so on. The case of pepsi is a great idea. Can I ask where in PA are you? My ex husband is from there and I lived there for 2 years.
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Chambersburg..

I love it here!

2 hours from Baltimore and DC

4 1/2 from Ocean City

35-40 minutes from Harrisburg and Gettysburg

1 hour from Hershey!


We are close to everything! Here in my own lil' neck of the woods!
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