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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    If I am broke, but a person that I truly have a deep fondness for is in need of a present, I will spend hours upon hours making them an awesome Mix-CD, complete with original cover art and custom made sleeve insert with artist/track title information.
    I do the flower thing for grandparents and such I think it's nice and it's personal with the added bonus of being disposable so they don't have to worry about me buying them stuff that could potentially lay around the house.

    I LOVE hand-making and getting hand-made gifts. My neighbor gave me the best birthday card ever made by hand, you can't buy humor like that I made my brother a huge scrapbook for his birthday this year and delivered it to him by hand in Florida. He absolutely loved it, and I couldn't have given him anything better I don't think. I've made keepsake or display boxes out of picture frames, chandeliers, and my sister's entire wedding accessories. I'm ranting, but, handmade stuff rocks the casbah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Everyone gets Starbucks cards. Or cash. Or awkward rubdowns.
    I actually like gift cards and cash gifts a lot. No need to return stuff, useful, shows you took time to give a gift, and it's not TOO personal so it's perfect for people that you want to give a gift to without seeming sappy and icky.
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    Usually, something unique and meaningful to the individual.

    I stay away from getting people general gifts that obviously show little thought. Gift cards, money, etc.

    If I'm getting a gift for somebody, I want it to be meaningful and something unique and fitting to the person that doesn't necessarily have to be of any material benefit. Because that's not what a gift should be.

    In my opinion, giving money and gift cards just shows that you didn't give it much thought and you opted for the easiest method. In my opinion, easy is because of laziness. Laziness in regards to others is selfishness.
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    ^I don't understand that mentality at all :ouch:. Money takes hard work to earn (usually..) and whenever I'm giving up my money for someone else thought is taken and my budget is carefully balanced to accomodate this.

    Whenever I get money, it's HIGHLY appreciated as I'm young and always in need of it, and if it's a giftcard I feel really special.. like I can just bust into that store and buy something I've always held out on because I never felt like I had an opportunity to buy it. Some people are bad at giving gifts, and I end up with trinkets sitting there for years in my room that I'm too sad to throw away as it was thoughtful, but useless and cluttering and collecting dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    ^I don't understand that mentality at all :ouch:. Money takes hard work to earn (usually..) and whenever I'm giving up my money for someone else thought is taken and my budget is carefully balanced to accomodate this.

    Whenever I get money, it's HIGHLY appreciated as I'm young and always in need of it, and if it's a giftcard I feel really special.. like I can just bust into that store and buy something I've always held out on because I never felt like I had an opportunity to buy it. Some people are bad at giving gifts, and I end up with trinkets sitting there for years in my room that I'm too sad to throw away as it was thoughtful, but useless and cluttering and collecting dust.
    I guess I was thinking more on the lines of presents for my family and close friends.

    But still, I stand by what I said. And I say this because I have little to no money, less than you probably. I don't feel it right to lazily go out and by a gift card for a family member. I might for a friend, but not a close one. I usually would prefer to go out and pick out something personal for them.

    A gift isn't something that can only evoke material and superficial pleasures, like money. In my eyes, they really should mean something. I'm not talking about anything huge and grand, as you could spend the same amount if you went both ways.

    I guess I'm more personal than a lot of people are. I'd rather give something meaningful than something that gives over concrete pleasure. I'm just not that way..

    Money will come and go, but it's the meaning and the love at which you give gifts and what they represent that is real and everlasting. Money is appreciated and useful, but as far as receiving gifts, I'd much rather take the less-superficial path.
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    I usually don't get anybody anything. It's always been this way so they have no expectations. If I care enough, I'll make something or buy something I know that they'd love based on what I've heard. (I have a good memory.)

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    (Party pooper)

    I think I've given up on getting people presents. I can't get people surprises, because I have no idea what they'd want or what they'd like. I'm horrible at guessing like that. Even though I get what you're saying about money and gift-cards for stores, most people think of it as impersonal, so I wouldn't do that for most people.

    I like the handmade idea. I'm going to stick mainly to that in the future, giving handwritten cards and not much else. Other acts and gestures, minus the material gifts. With family, I can probably get away with this. Of course, if someone tells me they want something, I can do that.

    Anyway, that's been running around in my head. I'm using "not enough money" as an excuse not to get people presents for now. Lack of presents, but I hope to make up for that by "showing that I care." Haha, we'll see how that works.

    If I were to get somebody a present the usual way, I would get it in advance, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I do the flower thing for grandparents and such I think it's nice and it's personal with the added bonus of being disposable so they don't have to worry about me buying them stuff that could potentially lay around the house.

    I LOVE hand-making and getting hand-made gifts. My neighbor gave me the best birthday card ever made by hand, you can't buy humor like that I made my brother a huge scrapbook for his birthday this year and delivered it to him by hand in Florida. He absolutely loved it, and I couldn't have given him anything better I don't think. I've made keepsake or display boxes out of picture frames, chandeliers, and my sister's entire wedding accessories. I'm ranting, but, handmade stuff rocks the casbah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I actually like gift cards and cash gifts a lot. No need to return stuff, useful, shows you took time to give a gift, and it's not TOO personal so it's perfect for people that you want to give a gift to without seeming sappy and icky.

    Whenever I get money, it's HIGHLY appreciated as I'm young and always in need of it, and if it's a giftcard I feel really special.. like I can just bust into that store and buy something I've always held out on because I never felt like I had an opportunity to buy it. Some people are bad at giving gifts, and I end up with trinkets sitting there for years in my room that I'm too sad to throw away as it was thoughtful, but useless and cluttering and collecting dust.
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    I loooove getting cash. Also, I too find it is one of the most heartfelt gifts, it is my blood, sweat, and tears encapsulated into little pieces of paper allowing me to transfer my effort to someone and tell them "Here's a gift from me to you, go get whatever you want, make it fun, make it for you, and I find out you spent it on bills, I will break into your house and rearrange all your furniture when your gone. Happy shopping!"

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    I have gotten in the habit of list making with hubby and BFF and others.
    I ask people to make lists of things they want and always get them something from the list that way they get something they definately want- and then I might get another gift as a surprise that is just something I assume they will want if I have keyed into them properly and feel like I know them well enough. Whenever I feel I come across something that completely encompasses the essence of who they are I have to get it if it is in gift budget. I like gift giving because in a lot of way to me it is a test or better put reflection of how tuned into each other you are and how much you know and pay attention. Holidays and b-days I always make sure to get lists though and go as much by the list as possible.

    For on the fly and not holiday gift giving-
    I try to ask questions to people asking them what they like- then I write it down and try to keep track. I pay attention to their reactions when other people give them gifts and look to see a pattern in any gift giving from others. I will use that information to inspire me to give them things that no one else would think of and things that they need that perhaps others will not give them so they don't get too much of the same things. I also like to make things. I like to make my gal friends origami bouquets of flowers for example. I like to do things from the heart. Write songs or poetry for them-crochet scarves- things that are original, come from the heart and take time to make to where time is a part of the gift as well.
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    1. take money out of pocket
    2. put it in card (optional step)
    3. give it to the person

    I'm not good at picking out presents and everyone likes money. Gift cards to me say, "Hey...I was thinking about you just enough to not get you cash...so I got you something worse."
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    First, I look for something that I like, then I buy it and have it giftwrapped. A couple months later, I open it and say, "WOW! It's what I always wanted!"

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