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Posted: 12/1/2007 10:30:17 AM EDT
Assuming you participate ...

I want to find something good to get for my brother. He's big into outdoors shit, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, etc. Not into shooting unfortunately. Damn kid seems to have everything he needs already though.

Any ideas?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:31:12 AM EDT
I'm hoping to land a PS3 for christmas. If that doesn't work out then I'll just take 3-400 cash.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:31:41 AM EDT
Gift cards, giving and getting, hopefully.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:34:41 AM EDT
My family always does the gift card thing. I'm not a fan. I like the challenge of finding something the person will like.

My first vote would be to just dump the whole gift giving tradition and get the focus back where it should be, but that doesn't fly either.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:41:04 AM EDT
I'm gonna get the wife some astro glide (wierd that it rhymes with asshole slide isn't it?) and a sack of nuts.

I'm hoping to get for myself at least one box of ammo. I accept all calibers.

Gonna get the boys some paintball guns.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:50:29 AM EDT
Crap, i dont know either yet. Im falling behind on my planning..

Keep the ideas coming.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:51:50 AM EDT
Getting - a bunch of crap.

Giving - a bunch of crap.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 10:54:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:58:54 PM EDT
Give, what they want and I can afford.

Get, well, I probably just want a starter bass and a practice amp.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:01:56 PM EDT
Hopefully Enough cash to pay the difference from my trade in gun and a new Springfield Armory 4" 1911.

Giving = Nothing. I am a student, and therefore have NO money.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:05:08 PM EDT
Getting the wife the usual...stuff bought at the last minute

Hoping to get a pistol. Budget is limited, so I'm thinking Taurus 24/7.

Bad choice?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:07:16 PM EDT



different perspective
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:11:48 PM EDT
My wife and I get our christmas gifts all year long. Want something, buy it. Merry Chistmas to me.

We do buy gifts for our parents only.

Christmas is for the kids, none here.

ETA cash is best for gifts. No gift cards to expire, exchanges to make etc.

Gift cards are the biggest ripoff. Give good money(no restictions) to have a card that can expire or lose value in a certain amout of time. Just plain dumb.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:12:17 PM EDT
If I can keep my apartment clean, I'll be getting a Winchester Model 190 .22LR with a scope and ammo.  My mom wants something called "stain glass appliques" whatever that is.  With my dad it's like pulling teeth to get him to tell me what he wants for his birthday or Christmas.  I'll probably go for some kind of power tool.

I'm also gonna be getting a soundcard so I don't have to deal with onboard sound anymore.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:14:50 PM EDT
Getting? Nothing I can think of. I feel guilty asking for what I want since it's too expensive.

The kids want cash, but the youngest will get some guitar gear and maybe more lessons in the spring.

The wife isn't gettting squat. I spent any money on her gift for my divorce lawer's retainer.

Merry f***ing Christams at my house.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:15:52 PM EDT
My wife got me a minty Colt King Cobra.  My first wheelgun.  She just doesn't know it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:16:56 PM EDT
im giving my brother my dads old s&w snubnose 38., it was my dads backup piece, and i figure he would use it as the same.  

the fiance....no idea, something girly
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:17:43 PM EDT
A heavy St. Johns Bay winter coat
A cool weather jacket
2gb ram
ATI x1950gt vid card

Not sure what else...
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:20:22 PM EDT
My wife will buy for all the grand kids so I have no idea there,

but the rest of us adults are going to buy one "obscure" movie DVD and

put them in a pile and pick one and guess who bought it


If your brother is into rock climbing, a new 9mm or 10mm rope is nice
since they do ware out. They run just over about $100.00

If that is too much money, you can't have enough carabiners for about $6.00 each,
or tube webbing for about $0.30 a foot.


Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:23:18 PM EDT
I am giving my dad this:
NoDak Spud M16A1

I am also going to give dad a patch from that which he served in VN.

Last year I got him an M1A.

ETA: I have no idea if I am getting anything.  I just bought a 46" Sharp Aquos LCD and a PS3, so I guess that counts for something.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:23:59 PM EDT
woops, two shot burst..
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:40:22 PM EDT
Not getting and not giving
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:41:47 PM EDT
Not getting and not giving. I live alone under a bridge.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 2:42:25 PM EDT

I can't afford Christmas this year and neither can my family.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:23:33 PM EDT
I expected more replies.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:27:22 PM EDT
The more I think about it the less I want to give gifts to people this year.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:50:23 PM EDT
I got my Mother a real nice had made quilt, my Brother and Sister the dvd sets they wanted, and my Father the new pair of Justin boots he wanted.

I know I'll be getting a new Zune, and a bunch of 511 pants.

I still have to get some small stuff yet. I want to buy one of the large packages of summer sausage, that when wrapped will look like a giant wang.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:42:40 PM EDT
not many folks here that partisipate in Christmas.  Wow, I am truly shocked.

Come on people, more gift ideas!!!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:46:30 PM EDT
Dad - 4 sleeves of Titleist Pro V1's
Mom - not sure yet
Brother - Taking his liberal ass to the range and feeding him a good meal
Sister - Something girly
Brother - Action figure/toy gun/range trip
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:49:06 PM EDT
Don't know, hoping for a stripped lower so I can build a CT legal AR.

The family is going to FL for X-Mas, so I don't think there will be many presents this year. Thats ok with me.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:50:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:51:33 PM EDT
I am getting a Rock-ola M1 carbine.  
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:10:42 PM EDT
Thanks for the rope suggestion, I think that's what I'm going to get him.


My nieces and nephews are all getting a $20 bill and a $2 bill.

I'm giving 1 oz silver coins to a few of my young cousins.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:16:03 PM EDT
I am giving my dad this:
NoDak Spud M16A1


I am also going to give dad a patch from that which he served in VN.


Last year I got him an M1A.

That is awesome!  
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:19:03 PM EDT
Nephew getting me a Tom-Tom and I'm getting him a hunting cross bow but he doesn't know that....shhh
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:21:41 PM EDT
Dillon 550B  and a Marathon TSAR watch  and a lot grief from the wife when UPS delivers
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:23:04 PM EDT
getting a 10.5" LMT upper (ordered 11/6, should receive it by 12/19) just in time for Christmas
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 4:23:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 4:36:49 PM EDT
I already gave my wife a sewing machine (dang things are freaking expensive!) as an early Chrismas present, and will give her a couple other cheap things.  I'm getting a couple of gun things, but nothing much, just like I want.  I hate it when people spend $$ on me.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 4:49:32 PM EDT
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