Anyway, I was thinking this morning as I made my coffee that the flask I have is my go to gift for a non personal not that expensive gift for someone. I remember these threads existing in years gone by so maybe worth a go again.
I got a big family here so Christmas can be expensive. What we normally do is all put our names into a hat and one person has to secret santa another person up to value of say 50 €. Keeps things nice and easy and no multiple present nightmare scenarios.
Also I got a running list of crap I want in Google Sheets so if anyone wants to buy me anything I just give them that to choose from, I hate receiving unwanted shit as gifts. Especially artwork, like yeah ok why would I want something YOU like on MY fucking wall?
I’m getting married next year and we’re going to tell people if they absolutely must get us a gift to get us a bag of logs for the fire. We live on a houseboat and don’t need anymore shit to take up space that wont keep us warm.
Still figuring out Christmas in my kind of new life.
I used to just stay out of the way and people would leave their main family Christmas to come chill and maybe even just go for a skate.
Now I’m in a family, it’s hectic.
My bro had his first kid 1yr ago on 2nd of Dec, my sister’s is the 5th, my youngest is the 9th, my Dad is the 14th, then Christmas and then my eldest is the 17th Jan.
I think this is punishment for having avoided the entire season in my previous life.
I’ve no clue about what they want, mostly, but I’m going to have to get myself well organised for this part of the year in future.
Slip in a family issue and an election and I’m completely burnt out.
Yeah,the kids come first obviously but my sister has been a massive help to me this year so I’m still looking for something really nice for her. I also love to give my Dad something to open that. isn’t socks or hankies (that’s all I remember him getting growing up) and something my Mum wouldn’t expect too.