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Posted: 12/24/2005 12:05:57 AM EDT
And what was the coolest thing you got someone?

I'm at about a grand this time around. Probably the most I've spent in a decade.

Coolest gift I got somebody:

A basket of beer for my best friend who's a big beer drinker. I gave him 12 different pints of good beer. Three small 2 oz bottles of scotch, Glenfiddich 12, 15 and 18 year. Four half assed cheap cigars, the liquor store guy threw them in free.

Beers include:
Lump of Coal
St Peters English Ale
St Peters Cream Stout
Santas Butt
Ephemere
Bah Humbug
Holy Grail
Scarecrow
Old Engine Oil
and a few others I can't pronouce let alone remember the spelling on.

Came out to about $85. I'm all pleased with myself for being so creative.


Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:09:53 AM EDT
About $5000.00

I was under budget too.

Coolest thing I bought someone for Christmas?

I bought my 7 year old daughter a miniature version of my beach cruiser bike. It has pink flames!

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:14:02 AM EDT
Around $3K ... Not including employee bonuses .
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:15:39 AM EDT
$2500 or so
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:18:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chrome1:
Around $3K ... Not including employee bonuses .



Yeah, totals go WAY up if we start adding employee bonuses. Probably closer to ten grand then.

And 4xys2xxs.....5 grand...and THAT is under budget?

How many people are you shopping for?

Want to add one more?


Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:24:08 AM EDT
Wow, I spent 350 bucks!

Alot of you guys are very generous.

I bought a tiny ring for a little lady last year, so this year i spent alot less.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:24:38 AM EDT
Right about $2200, although $1700 of that was my present to me.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:26:22 AM EDT
Ohhh...$500, give or take.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:27:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hatebreed:

Originally Posted By chrome1:
Around $3K ... Not including employee bonuses .



Yeah, totals go WAY up if we start adding employee bonuses. Probably closer to ten grand then.

And 4xys2xxs.....5 grand...and THAT is under budget?

How many people are you shopping for?

Want to add one more?







Too many when you add in all the teachers, coaches, neices, nephews, co-workers, friends...and on and on.

So far I'm $1500 under budget.

Hmmm... there IS still ONE more shopping day...

...I'll have to work on going over budget as usual
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:28:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:


...I'll have to work on going over budget as usual



IM me, I can fix that REAL quick.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:35:04 AM EDT
More than some people, less than many people.

Less than I spent on charitable donations for FY '05. The last few months have been good to me, and I try to "give something back."

Mrs sleepdr insists on presents for all of our nieces & nephews, which are doubling in number annually. At this rate, I'll have to start saving in January for Christmas '07.

Coolest thing for us? Our first set of living room furniture that wasn't a Sauder kit made of pressed sawdust.

Coolest for family? A present for the 2 year-old my brother-in-law is adopting on the 26th. She's had a terrible start and now she has a chance at a real life.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:37:26 AM EDT
Just over 6k, but saved quite a bit. Money well spent.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:38:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Just over 6k, but saved quite a bit. Money well spent.





Hi Oly.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:40:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Just over 6k, but saved quite a bit. Money well spent.





Hi Oly.


Hi
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:42:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Just over 6k, but saved quite a bit. Money well spent.





Hi Oly.


Hi



You should have checked in on the night crew thread.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:43:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Just over 6k, but saved quite a bit. Money well spent.





Hi Oly.


Hi



You should have checked in on the night crew thread.


What thread


Okay Okay. Im trying to live off the grid.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:13:41 AM EDT
Got out pretty cheap this year. Under 2k.

The wife and I agreed to spend only $150 this year on each other. We both went over by at least ~150!

The little guy always gets the lions share. He is going to have a great Christmas! I can't wait until Sunday.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:55:26 AM EDT
approximately 3-5 cc's.

wait... it's not christmas yet. I'll have to get back to ya on that one.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:07:34 AM EDT
Something over $1k that I know about. My dear wife does most of the Christmas buying.

Best gift, we sent a nice package of neat stuff to a hometown young man who will be spending Christmas in the sandbox. He doesn't know the pkg is coming or that we adopted him.

One other satisfying gift, we gave a gift card to a family (friends) who have fallen on hard times. He is a carpenter by profession & a severe back injury this past summer put a stop to 80% of the income they were accustom to. He had reconstructive disk surgery a week ago and is pursuing a career in broadcasting when he heals up.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:08:06 AM EDT
1,300 I gots me a new transmission.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:18:54 AM EDT
$32,000.
Bought my daughter a car.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 2:28:14 AM EDT
About 17.5K.......10.5K ( jewlery ) for the little lady and 7K (a 4- wheeler ) for the kids.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:28:57 AM EDT
about $500... yeah, it's alot for a broke 20 year old soon to be college dropout. i'd rather not partake in gift giving/recieving anymore. i could use that money for other stuff.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:33:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By texashark:
$32,000.
Bought my daughter a car.



Looks like you are the winner so far......
What kind of wheels?

M4-AK
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:36:17 AM EDT
I'd say right around $2.5k


We dontated a lot as well. But that isn't 'blowing'.

Merry Christmas!

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:36:20 AM EDT
Gee you guys spend alot on Christmas...guess I just cheap coming in at $500
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:43:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 4:45:12 AM EDT by mejames]
I was a cheapskate this year. Only about $400.

Coolest thing:
I got my mom a cashmere scarf at a boutique. It is very nice.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:48:09 AM EDT
8k
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:40:17 AM EDT
Not buying anything on credit this year; I think combined we've spent less than $800.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:44:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 5:45:38 AM EDT by Hiwathl]
BUWAAAHAHA,way to much and every Dollar on myself
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:04:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 6:06:49 AM EDT by Oslow]
Several thousand, I'm not going to add it up.


But that includes a couple grand for a new rifle for me.

And sparkley stuff for my wife of nearly comparative value.

And the really good toys for my grandson (the stuff I'd want to play with) cost some major coin.


What the hell, I've been good. ... . well, decent anyway.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:05:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 6:07:10 AM EDT by LadyLiberty]
I am afraid to even look at the CC statement. I'm guessing around $500? Traditionally, I spend much more, but with me staying home with our son, we're broke this year. I know I spent more than I should have, and we'll have to dip into reserves to pay the bill. Sigh.

ETA Coolest thing: A wine preserver set for my mom. It was cheap, but I want one, too!
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:05:22 AM EDT
All of it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:12:35 AM EDT
I bought a prime rib for dinner

no gifts
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:45:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-AK:

Originally Posted By texashark:
$32,000.
Bought my daughter a car.



Looks like you are the winner so far......
What kind of wheels?

M4-AK



Land Rover. She's been driving my old pickup and I got easy and bought her a Freelander.
Pretty neat ride.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:56:03 AM EDT
Close to a grand
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:57:01 AM EDT
About 2.5 k so far.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:13:09 PM EDT
I spent sixty bucks on dinner last night. Nine course meal plus three Belgian beers. <Burp>

I'll probably have to spend real money when I get back home. Oh well.

Probably the best present I've ever given was back in college, when I bought stuffed animals for my niece and nephew. They were little kids at the time, maybe three and five. I shipped the toys in copier-paper boxes with appropriate packing materials including food and water bowls for the Clifford The Big Red Dog (nephew's present), a a sleeping mask for the bear (niece's), and so on.

My brother told me that my nephew was overjoyed at his "puppy". Alas, I'm no longer as creative any more. Sigh.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:15:21 PM EDT
Less then $20
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:20:22 PM EDT
About $550.

The coolest thing that I got someone is probably a toss up between the video game that I got my little brother (Star Wars Battlefront II), and the gift that I got for my gift exchange partner here.

I'm most excited about what I got for my Arfcomm gift exchange partner though.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:41:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Less then $20



I spent way more than that on batteries.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:47:01 AM EDT
Uh, 70 bucks I'm poor what can I say? lol I got my stepdad a recharger for his K&N, Nothing says Merry Christmas like 20 more horsepower
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:50:40 AM EDT
Alot more than fiddy cents
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:51:02 AM EDT
about $1500 on others. Another $500 for a new AR upper that I bought for myself.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:53:59 AM EDT
$4500.00 or so, but I really want to spend another $2600.00 or so on a new gun th e wife says I don't need.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:57:50 AM EDT
I got nothing, gave nothing either.

Seriously.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:06:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:09:48 AM EDT by absit]
About $17, sad, I know. It was gonna be about $500 but issues came up.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:46:00 AM EDT
about 10K on clients

about $1200 personally on my family
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:24:40 AM EDT
$1,500
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:32:52 AM EDT
600 bucks not counting what I got myself.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:37:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 9:39:13 AM EDT by J_Smith]
Some of ya'll are crazy. I love Christmas and giving - but I didn't exceed $300. Well - It would have been more except I broke up with my liberal Masstard girlfriend - no loss there. And there was no shortage of time well spent with my family. We used to do a lot more - over time its the friendships and thoughts that count not giant credit card bills. Then too - most people in central and northern Maine are very frugal about everything. To each their own.
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