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I bought you ALL a present...

Post: # 181407Post Bonniegirl »

But I gave it to someone who really needs it......

I bought this:
http://www.oxfamunwrapped.org.nz/shoppi ... =103&id=56

And this:
http://www.oxfamunwrapped.org.nz/shoppi ... 103&id=100

I do this every year instead of sending Christmas cards, perhasp next year you might like to do the same.
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Post: # 181426Post Sally Jane »

Thanks, Brilliant idea!!
Oxfam Unwrapped is such a great concept. My mother (80 year-old retired teacher) gets a Fairtrade Calendar and one of the educational Unwrapped gifts for Christmas every year as she has everything else she wants or needs, in abundance and even excess..
I was delighted that my daughter and her husband actually requested the Feed A Family option for their present this year, though we did buy a handmade wooden toy (made in Germany, where they are currently stationed, not in China!) for our granddaughter. :santa:
When my (new and improved ) husband and I married in 2007 we were already combining the stuff from 2 households so didn't need much. People had the option of buying us one item of crockery (from a potter in Norfolk, Malcolm Flatman at Sutton Pottery - do visit his website!) or a gift from Oxfam Unwrapped - goats and fertiliser seemed very popular! Our friends know us so well! :lol:
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Post: # 181439Post old tree man »

what a great idea well done :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post: # 181441Post snapdragon »

Thank you bonniegirl, :hugish: what a lovely present and just what I wanted (cos i cant fit any more trees into my little garden)

I've been doing this for family who have everything for a few years, love the 'school books' for my schoolteacher nephew and DIL, and the 'allotment' for my allotmenteering BIL, 'school dinners' for nephew who loves cooking, last year sister had a toilet to celebrate her new bathroom at home
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Post: # 181525Post spitfire »

thank you bonnie girl, :grouphug: i waited until today (christmas day) to use the link and see what our pressie was, loved it. :thumbright:
does anyone have the web site that you can buy goats & chickens for families in africa? if so can you please post it? we want to do that for all the birthdays this coming year. :mrgreen:
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The Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young!

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Post: # 181532Post Wombat »

Nice one BG! :hugish:

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Post: # 181533Post Bonniegirl »

I'm glad you all liked your gifts! :thumbright: :sunny: :santa: :grouphug:
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Post: # 181574Post Thomzo »

Thank you so much for our gift. It's absolutely lovely. I also 'received' some seeds donated through Oxfam from a fellow gardener.

I think it's a wonderful idea.

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Thank you, thats a wonderful idea :sunny:
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Post: # 181905Post Bonniegirl »

It's a shame my family doesn't feel the same way about it! :(
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Post: # 181922Post indy »

At least you can feel that you did the right thing! My parents were very upset this year that all their gifts were homemade :angryfire: I was quite upset but still would and will do it again! Still they gave me a string of terracotta indoor lights.. :dontknow: :roll: There were so many things they could have got me..what I will do with a string of indoor lights I have no idea! Not thatI am ungrateful, just non plussed :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 181929Post Bonniegirl »

Aww that's a shame Indy, I would love to get something homemade! I made a tree decoration fir sime friends this Christmas and they absolutley loived them, it make it so much more personal!
Ah And INdy I'm past caring what my family thinks! ;)
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Thankyou! I did the Qxfam thing for my family last year and it didn't go down too well! Whats the matter with folk? We all have everything we need and most of what we want! As for homemade, with my lot forget it! but I love the idea that someone has thought about what I would like and taken the trouble to make it for me. pbf.

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indy wrote:At least you can feel that you did the right thing! My parents were very upset this year that all their gifts were homemade :angryfire: I was quite upset but still would and will do it again! Still they gave me a string of terracotta indoor lights.. :dontknow: :roll: There were so many things they could have got me..what I will do with a string of indoor lights I have no idea! Not thatI am ungrateful, just non plussed :iconbiggrin:
:hugish: Indy.

I had this last year from my family. My Father kept complained that the jam was too sweet :dontknow:

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