I'm not a big fan either... Call me selfish, but I think it's nice to receive a gift when someone has put some thought into what I might like (whether I need it or not). It's up to me to donate to charity (and I do support a few charities with regular donations), and if you decide to donate to charity, then that is not really a gift to me...
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27-10-2013 19:44 #11
27-10-2013 19:47 #12
If someone says to you, "instead of buying me a gift this year, I'd like it if you donated to *whichever charity* on my behalf", then that of course is different
27-10-2013 19:52 #13
I just don't see the point in wasting money on materialistic things. The death in the family is quite recent and it has been hard to celebrate special occasions since. It will be a very tough Christmas as it was a very quick passing in someone who was quite young. Of course the kiddies in the family would get a gift as per normal. If there was something I could think of that would make the persons day then sure but these people buy whatever they need or want as they need it!
27-10-2013 19:56 #14
27-10-2013 20:03 #15
27-10-2013 22:00 #16
I would love it if someone made a donation to charity for me instead of something useless I don't need
I've done it sometimes and sort of tailored the donation to the person I'm buying the gift for. A lot of charities do Christmas catalogues where you can get something specific for people- I've bought poor families sheep, pigs, chola, seeing machines, and donated money for someone to have cataracts removed. I picked each one knowing the person I'm buying the gift for would like it
Last edited by TheMadHatter; 27-10-2013 at 22:03.
27-10-2013 22:04 #17
Chooks not chola!
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