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Different Gift Ideas

TheLostOne2020 posted 12/7/2020 07:39 AM

Okay, so Christmas is coming up, but this thread doesn't have to just be about Christmas. It can be for anything where you buy a present for someone.

Now, I have two kids and parents to buy for. I'm looking to buy some really cool, really different type of stuff. My daughter likes cosplays so getting her items that help with that is always a good thing. My son likes nerf guns and video games. My parents like clothes, electronics, and food.

As I said, I'm looking for 'different'. Like Man Crates, tickets to plays/musicals, puzzles with meaningful pictures on them, etc (these are things that I've gotten people in the past).

Anyone have any cool gift ideas?

tushnurse posted 12/7/2020 08:20 AM

I have done several unique gifts for family in the past.

I am all about experiences. I have done cooking classes w/ wine/bourbon tastings. My sister and I split the cost of having a photographer come do family photos for parents presents, also did a hot air balloon ride.

Last year (since all the kids are grown now) we gave everyone in my sisters family gift cards to Top Golf, and the year before to an Axe throwing place.

I have NO idea what I'm doing this year. Since life isn't normal. Many businesses that I would normally buy gift cards for people may not survive into the new year either.

TheLostOne2020 posted 12/7/2020 08:23 AM

tushnurse

I have done several unique gifts for family in the past.
I am all about experiences. I have done cooking classes w/ wine/bourbon tastings. My sister and I split the cost of having a photographer come do family photos for parents presents, also did a hot air balloon ride.

Those are good ideas - actually I think there's a cooking class that my kids can take, come to think of it (they are now old enough).

Last year (since all the kids are grown now) we gave everyone in my sisters family gift cards to Top Golf, and the year before to an Axe throwing place.

I've been to Top Golf, excellent idea - never done an Axe Throwing thing but that does seem cool.

I have NO idea what I'm doing this year. Since life isn't normal. Many businesses that I would normally buy gift cards for people may not survive into the new year either.

I hear you on this.

wildbananas posted 12/7/2020 08:59 AM

I'm giving experiences this year, too. The bunch is older now and they've hit the stage where they just shrug when I ask them what they'd like for Christmas. It's very helpful. laugh

One wants to get a tattoo, so I'm buying them some time in the chair. Another is all about spooky stuff, so I'm getting them a night in a haunted hotel, in the room that's supposed to be the most haunted. I'm getting another one a fancy, hour-long massage. And the oldest is in a different state, so I got them something techy and fun (a Raspberry Pi keyboard), which will be right up their alley.

thebighurt posted 12/7/2020 22:28 PM

I'm hoping to get ideas here too, so keep suggesting folks. I'm in a total idea dry spell this year.

Gave one of my kids who lives far away money to do my shopping since the kids are almost teens and have new hobbies and interets and the parents have great jobs to get whatever they want or need. Suggested they DO something with it.

I'm with Tushy - I like to give experiences when I can. Have given things like theater or theme park tickets and paid for short trips in the past, but none of that is happening now.

One family is expecting soon so I'm thinking maybe dinners from places they love that I know are and will still be in business. Maybe take some stress away on a tough day? After a sleepless night?

BearlyBreathing posted 12/8/2020 00:55 AM

Iíve gotten an assortment of locally made foods and things like a mug or scarf and sent them in a box with dividers( like wine case box) and a top paper with cute clues to whatís in the compartments. And funny things for compartments that are just packing material. Fun to open, shop locally, as d a little taste of home for family far away.

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