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Posted: 12/29/2005 4:13:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 4:34:40 AM EDT by ATNT]
Having read many of the threads about Christmas presents, I have a question.

Until now, I always thought that when giving presents for someones birthday or Christmas, the norm would be to keep the actual item a secret,.
But many of the threads say that the receiver said what he wants, and the giver buys it.
That would save headaches about choosing gifts and guarantee that the gift is something that is wanted, but for me at least, takes a bit of the fun out of it.

Which method does HIVEMIND prefer


ETA: Got the poll in before the IBTP
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:17:03 AM EDT
Other.

It depends. Sometimes its a suprise, sometimes they know exactly what it is. Or, you ask for a list of what the person wants, you get one or two things. It is a suprise because they don't know when you get them, but it is somthing they asked for.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:19:12 AM EDT
Hive Mind violation alert. Paging SteyAug for reeducation/internment.

Personally, I prefer to be suprised even if the item is not quite right or the wrong size. I picked out about half my presents this year in person and come christmas morn it really isn't quite as exciting. Sure I got exactly what I wanted and very much appreciated it but the suprise is a big part of the present.

Doesn't help that I ask for blue jeans, white tshirts and champion socks every single year. It's a great opportunity to stock up on the staples but man is it boring to unwrap.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:24:02 AM EDT
Hive mind is teh ghey.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:27:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Hive mind is teh ghey.



You are part of the hive mind.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:29:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Hive mind is teh ghey.



You are part of the hive mind.



No,I'm a member of arfcom. Hive mind reminds me of a sewing circle.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:37:47 AM EDT
Both! Get one or two items from the list of requests, and something else as a surprise.

Sheesh...
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:45:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Hive mind is teh ghey.



+1000 Seems like a bunch of people just learned a new word and can't stop using it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:00:04 AM EDT
Request, I hate suprises.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:21:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubbles:
Both! Get one or two items from the list of requests, and something else as a surprise.

Sheesh...



+1
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:38:48 AM EDT
My family works it like this.

The person recieving gives a big list of things he potentially wants.

The person giving can either choose from the list or not, but if they choose from the list they tell everybody BUT the recipient what they're getting so you don't double up.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:42:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Hive mind is teh ghey.



You are part of the hive mind.



No,I'm a member of arfcom. Hive mind reminds me of a sewing circle.



CIRCLE JERK!!!! w00t!

And to answer the question get both!
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