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Chikara
December 7th, 2007, 02:35 PM
I know this is probably like... the 10th Christmas thread but NYEH.

You get Christmas presents from family, friends, etc., but do you give presents to others AND do you use your own money if you do?

I used to use my parents' money to get the presents, then I got nothing for anybody, and now I use my own money to get things for people. I usually just buy them a nice SHIRT from Wal-Mart because I don't have too much to spend, but yeah >>'

Wish
December 7th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Meh, I use my parents money to buy gifts for other people. They understand that I want to be nice and give to other people. So I just ask for their wallets and off to Wal-Mart. ^.^

zel 2.0
December 7th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Well, I don't have any close relatives (besides mom & dad), so in any case I guess you could say I'm a "selfish" person when it comes to money. Not like I care that you call me one... D:

Whatever...

Erimgard
December 7th, 2007, 03:55 PM
I by presents for a few friends here and there
I use my own money
Just cheap stuff. Bought a Frank Gore rookie card for my friend Sean because that's his favorite player. a cheap, but loveable, present

destinedjagold
December 7th, 2007, 04:01 PM
I am kinda selfish at mind also, but my hearts on the other side. I tend to buy stuff with my own money for gifts for friends and my little bros.

But I can't stop myself from buying POKEMON stuff. E.g.., posters, cards, toys, yo-yo, a lot that has Pokemon in it! :D

Azonic
December 7th, 2007, 06:51 PM
I'm selfish... too selfish to do that xD

Anti
December 7th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Ah, I love to recieve gifts, but as you get older, you forget more and more about it. I still haven't even made a start of a Christmas list :0 So once that joy fades, you like to give to others, naturally.

My presents are always homemade cards, since I'm a good artist. So yeah, the way I see it, it's the thought that counts. Cliche, I know, but it feels bwetter giving and recieving those kind of gifts IMO.

Ausaudriel
December 7th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Welllll, I don't have a job, so it's kinda hard to come by money. XD Getting money from people to buy gifts for them kinda defeats the purpose, so..

Once I get a job I'll certainly buy gifts for people. ^_^

Ben Kenobi
December 8th, 2007, 02:42 AM
Every Christmas up until now, I haven't given a present to anyone due to having no money. I do have some money this year, though and have considered at least buying a gift for both my parents.

Sammi
December 8th, 2007, 09:22 AM
I'm actually buying stuff this Christmas for my immediate family. But that's because I have money. :D Sure, I could've made presents, but I'm not that creative most of the time.

I have to ship them off still, though. :/ They'll get them late, but they'll get them~

Zanacross
December 8th, 2007, 09:40 AM
Your all very selfish people lol.

I do buy my family and close friends persents.

but i forget people sometimes.

lol

i need to star my shopping soon

Warheart
December 8th, 2007, 10:16 AM
I have a job at CVS, but I only work like, 1 day a week. I could work more but..Y'know..

Anyways, i usually buy people things with my own money. Usually I'll just end up with like..a mass of Cds for everyone I know. When I don't know what to get anyone, I usually just resort to lurking the music department at best buy <.<

Jaimes
December 8th, 2007, 10:19 AM
I'm going abroad before Xmas so have already got most of the family shopping done online. So far I've spent £100 ($200) and expecting to spend a lot more.

It's all good though, I have a great job and £5000+ in my bank ;D

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
December 8th, 2007, 12:14 PM
my money is my parents money, and Yes I do buy stuff with my parents money. It may be a cheap item but its the thought that counts



:t354:TG

DarkGreg
December 8th, 2007, 01:57 PM
I don't give people presents at Christmas, too much monies to spend.

But there is an exception to that, my girlfriend. Just about.

Zanacross
December 8th, 2007, 02:08 PM
I swear you are all selfish not giveing presents

U all only children?

Avolition
December 8th, 2007, 02:42 PM
I'm almost always broke, so no. I probably would if I got money to spend on people. =\

Waffle-San
December 8th, 2007, 02:52 PM
I buy my close relitaves something with my own money. (is in my MOm, Dad, Brother, and sometimes grandparents. I made their gift in wood shop this year).
I am one to lone money from people, I'm ussually broke.
Then I tned to get my friends like candy canes or something.

Snivi
December 8th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Yes, I love to get presents for friends and family.

Himawarii
December 8th, 2007, 07:17 PM
I'd buy people presents with my own money but I barely have money fer myself D:

Thats why I make them home made presents x3~

Miyu-chan
December 25th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Hmmm, reviving old thread, but this is such a fun topic! :D

I have money left over from my summer job (and college financial aid, hahaha), so I bought presents! :3

mom: hand lotion and foot cream, a mom mood detector kit, and a pressure cooker.
little brother: a uc davis t-shirt, 'good eats' dvd box set, ipod earphones with a $15 itunes gift card.
dad: 'uc davis dad' keychain
roommate #1: Lion Plushie, How to make sushi kit with materials.
roommate #2: Puppy Plushie, Sleeping kit.
friend #1: lotion set
friend #2: bubble bath and hand soap
friend #3: bubble bath and snowman plushie
friend #4: doggy beanbag
friend #5: kitten beanbag
neighbor: perfume and lotion set with sees lollipops
bible study leader: lotion and body spray set
other people: chocolate.

...as a result, I am broke. :'(

PB
December 26th, 2007, 03:15 AM
My Parents are divorced so my mums pays for the things for my dad and my dad pays for the things for my mum.

We also buy for cousins and grandparents.

Binary
December 26th, 2007, 07:38 AM
Yup, I give lots of things to everyone, and at last Im a begging person without a penny.

~Celebi

bna_li
December 26th, 2007, 03:58 PM
Hmmm, reviving old thread, but this is such a fun topic! :D

I have money left over from my summer job (and college financial aid, hahaha), so I bought presents! :3

mom: hand lotion and foot cream, a mom mood detector kit, and a pressure cooker.
little brother: a uc davis t-shirt, 'good eats' dvd box set, ipod earphones with a $15 itunes gift card.
dad: 'uc davis dad' keychain
roommate #1: Lion Plushie, How to make sushi kit with materials.
roommate #2: Puppy Plushie, Sleeping kit.
friend #1: lotion set
friend #2: bubble bath and hand soap
friend #3: bubble bath and snowman plushie
friend #4: doggy beanbag
friend #5: kitten beanbag
neighbor: perfume and lotion set with sees lollipops
bible study leader: lotion and body spray set
other people: chocolate.

...as a result, I am broke. :'(

At least you provided them with temporal happiness before you got broke.

Jeremy
December 26th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Well sweeties, here's what I brought for my family and friends. x3
I got my little brother:
Super Mario Advance 4: SMB3
Wii Zapper/Link's Crossbow Training
Naruto : Clash of Ninja Revolution
Some Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

My sister:
Mario Party 8

My parents:
Laptop and Router

Friends:
Zelda: Minish Cap
2000 Wii Points
SMB3 via virtual console
Nintendo USB Wifi adapter
LoZ: OoT Master Quest
Random Christmas cards. XD

Electric Hero
December 27th, 2007, 12:36 AM
ºoº .......... How much money do you possibly have Jeremy!? >___< t-that would sum up.... A LOT! ;O; I want the LoZ: OoT Master Quest ;O;... but I got some nice gifts, I can't complain... but still... that's a lot of money you spent Jeremy ._.

And to answer Chikara's question... no, I don't give presents... what?... don't look at me that way! it was an honest mista-I mean... what? they don't expect anything back, right?... besides... I'm broke! I'm always broke... okay I'm saving for neat future! that money is out of the question... STOP IT, your stares are certainly frightening.

(I do give presents back, REALLY =D)

The Real AAA
December 28th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Yeah my cousin gave me like 2 old school pkmn games(Blue & Red) so I gave him back a 25$ Gamestop Gift card

Tr@ce
December 28th, 2007, 09:50 PM
I get gifts for people but only ones that I'm certain are giving me gifts. So yeah, I'm kinda selfish. Especially because I asked everybody for $5.00 for christmas and the gifts I gave out were in a 3-for-1 sale.

Silence
December 30th, 2007, 04:02 AM
I spend my own money at Christmas to buy a present for my little brother and presents for my close friends. I usually don't buy for any other relatives or people in general, though. I'll probably start buying for aunts and uncles and cousins when I turn eighteen.

Astinus
December 30th, 2007, 01:37 PM
It depends on the person. Like this year, I bought a present for my mom, and three presents for someone else. The other person, however, was someone that I wanted to know how much I cared for him, so that's why he got four DVDs and a card. >< My mom was happy with the present I got her. And this year I could buy the presents with my own money, since I have a job. Other years, no one got anything.

Degenerate
December 30th, 2007, 02:26 PM
Nah, more often than not I'm broke, and when I'm not, I'm incredibly cheap. Most people know not to ask me for return presents coz I'd tell them I'm broke but, from the kindness of my heart, offer them an old pair of underwear I don't wear anymore. No one's accepted it yet but I have faith. The good thing about my friends is that they're willing to accept a simple "thanks" most of the time. Whenever I'm in a good mood and I have a few bucks to spare, I'd think about getting something for them. My parents never ask or expect presents from me. I can only remember two occasions I ever bought anything for them. Hm. I really need to start being more grateful.