101 things you would not like to receive for Xmas!

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Post: #179595 Gulumpah
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:37 pm

32. A soldering iron without a plug (it happened, don't ask)

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Post: #179596 homegrown
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:55 pm

33. books for the kids (we have enough to open our own library, take note grandad)
34. trashy christmas earings from two dollar shop, (take note mum wife does not like them and besides she makes her own jewellery)
35. anything that does not relate to the garden (most people don't know what I like anyway and never ask)


Christmas is a special time for christians and what's important is spending quality time with friends and family not trashy plastic gifts which break five minutes after you open them and poisen the environment when you have to throw them out.

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Post: #179598 suziq
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:22 pm

36: a readers digest diary
37: anything from betterware
38: a cheque


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Post: #179607 JulieSherris
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:10 am

Kezz wrote:28. A digital photo frame. Why do they exist?

Ah. Sorry Kezz... we're getting the 89 yr old MIL one of these for Xmas :mrgreen:
Her eyesight isn't what it used to be & she's not PC literate either & keeps asking for photos of the dogs/birds/garden/family... etc etc, which would cost us a small fortune in paper & printer ink :shock:
So, she's getting one of these & then every couple of months, we can just dump our pc albums onto a card & post that off to her & she can slideshow to her hearts content! :icon_smile:
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Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:20 am

39. Jewellery - sorry, but I really don't do jewellery at all - yes, I have pierced ears & occasionally fill the holes with little plain studs or small sleepers, but that's it, I can't bear the faffing about with tiny clasps & monstrous designs!

40. Toiletry items - especially Lavender! How old do my kids think I am? And after all these years, they must know that I use certain brands & have never changed - crochety old bitch, huh? :mrgreen:

41. Clothes - especially when the MIL buys them for me :shock: No Mum, I do NOT suit heavy purple satin blouses!!!

This year, top on my wishlist is 10 sheets of 3/4inch waterproof ply wood :mrgreen:
Just think of the bunny hutches & chicken broody boxes, etc I can make from those :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #179635 Susiwaa
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:32 am

42. Marzipan sweets! (although I'm sure mother only buys them so she can eat them!)

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Post: #179640 indy
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:51 am

43. Flannels (mum I have enough, you buy me them every year!)
44. A grapefruit spoon
45. socks
46. champagne that isn't
47. belgian chocolates... I can't stand them and I have four boxes from the last four years
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Post: #179966 tiggy
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:21 pm

Un wanted christmas pressies can be made to dissapear very easily,local charity shops or raffle prizes for local charities.
43 anything at all other than a bar of chocolate [not too big]

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Post: #180099 Masco&Bongo
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:23 pm

44. Anything from Avon's gift range (like a plastic santa cake slice)
45. Marks & Spencers toiletries
46. A handbag (OH's grandparents buy me one every year - of monstrous design!)
47. Anything you have bought on Christmas Even from Makro (take note, FIL!)

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Post: #180181 Cloud
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:17 am

Susiwaa wrote:42. Marzipan sweets! (although I'm sure mother only buys them so she can eat them!)

No no no. I love marzipan - just give me a block and I'll be happy all morning.

What I hope we don't get...

45. More shop bought jam jars (very happy to get used jars)

46. More 'labour saving' gadgets for the kitchen (especially those that take a whole cupboard self to store and need more effort to clean than the labour they claim to save)

47. Anything bought just because it has a cat on it.

48. musical clothing
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Post: #180195 Millymollymandy
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:44 pm

Cloud - you will have to explain what musical clothing is! :shock: :dontknow: :scratch: :iconbiggrin:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Post: #180327 gdb
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:33 pm

WOW!

Musical clothing?!

Sounds more like a must have to me....
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Post: #180332 Millymollymandy
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:54 pm

Oh gawd :roll: :pukeright: , there really are times I am happy living in my cave! :iconbiggrin:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Post: #180340 JulieSherris
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:33 pm

<groan> Musical socks!!
Like the ones that the granddaughter bought for Andy the year before last... then I washed them & they sounded like the battery was going... and Leah thought it was the funniest thing one particular day to just keep pressing that button...... :roll:

And into the bin they went!! :mrgreen:
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Post: #180342 Milims
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:41 pm

tiggy wrote:43 anything at all other than a bar of chocolate [not too big]


Is there such a thing as a bar of chocolate that's too big?

Musical clothing - my daughter had a pair of musical socks that went into the washer once too often - we often heard mysterious wailing sounds coming from the laundry basket!

My mother keeps trying ro "reward" me with Lancome products :pale:
49 No Lancome products - or anything else that contains chemical carp thank you
50 One of those jewelry holders that looks like a torso in a frock
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