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    Default What do you buy the parentals for Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    My sister and I always go in together to get our parents gifts. Some things we've bought my mum in the past are perfume, books, movie vouchers, photo calendar, dressing gown.

    For dad we've bought him cookbooks, a Wollemi pine when they first became available, things for his vege garden (like plant name tags, heirloom seeds). This year we got him a squatty potty my sister has one and dad thought it was cool.

    As for then IL's we usually give them a gift card. But this year nothing. DH is steaming because they didn't call DS2 on his birthday and didn't even send a card to acknowledge the birth of DS3.
    Your poor DS's my sister didn't call or send anything for DS on his 5th birthday (he is the only niece/nephew so not like she has the remember heaps!) and her excuse was "he won't remember anyway"
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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    This year we got him a squatty potty my sister has one and dad thought it was cool.
    This is a real thing???? Hahaha that's awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    They are both ridiculously difficult to buy for. Always say thanks but never any clue if they like it or not.
    This is my parents! I'm not sure if they are just being polite or they actually like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsIsMe View Post
    My mum is impossible and never seems overly fussed with 'extra effort' gifts so last year I bought her a goat from Oxfam I think it was. She thought it was brilliant! Might do a chicken this year Lol

    my dad specifically asks for homemade cookies, very easy to please!
    Thanks, MIL is getting a goat! She will hate it as much as all the other gifts!!!!

    That's sweet about your dad. My Pop (recently widowed) says all he wants is a nice lunch and time with us.

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    We do Kris Kringle with the adults in the family but my mum still kind of expects a present from me I usually get her some kind of clothing or jewellery, she's hard to buy for.

    This year I have dad for KK and he asked for a Bunnings voucher. Easy. It's usually that or some kind of novelty tee.

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    We try to give them something practical and something sentimental (from our DD).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessKairi View Post
    We try to give them something practical and something sentimental (from our DD).
    I did this the first two years I was with H, and then found out that they are not sentimental and so throw those items out or give to Vinnies, and they 'have everything [we] need' so practical items are also treated similarly.

    So... started getting mil gardening stuff as she loves it and fil clothing but mil now has bad arthritis so cannot garden, and fil asked for no more clothing.


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    I take a decent photo of my kids (hobby photographer so not just a iPhone snap) and get it done up. If it's a group shot it will likely go on a canvas, or I might frame individual shots. Depends what I feel like that year. Then MIL gets one and so does FIL - divorced. We don't talk to my parents at all.

    I also then usually make up a hamper, with the usual stuff like biscuits etc but also something personal in it. So maybe an Xbox game for FIL and a book or similar for MIL. Haven't decided what yet this year.

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