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#1 BoulderChick  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 2:27 pm

Hi Everyone, While reading the posts I've noticed that a few people give gifts to 40+ people. Wow, That is a lot of people! So I was thinking about who/how many people we give gifts to. Here's my list DH Mom Dad Brother My BFF 1st BIL & SIL and 2 Nephews 2nd BIL & SIL DH's Gma and Gpa DH's Dad and his new wife DH's Assistant Total of 16 people. So, 16 people total, 4 of the gifts are Couple/Family gifts and are Colorado themed gifts. The Nephews each got cool age appropriate gifts and books. DH's Assistant loves to workout and I put together a fun gift for her. I enjoy shopping for DH, my Mom, Dad and Brother, the most. I Love my family and I know them better than anyone else. So they are easy to shop for. My Mom, Dad and Brother will recieve at least 5 gifts each and a bunch of stocking stuffers. Oops I almost forgot about the puppies. Treats, Toys and a new bed and collar for my girl! Who do you shop for? How many different people? Happy Holidays!

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 2:33 pm

Besides my kids & DH, there are teachers and a few kids the boys are friends with. Both our families have either a gift exchange or non at all, so only about 2 gifts there. And then I have 2 nieces and a nephew. So all in all.. about 12.

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 2:58 pm

-Dh & I haven't exchanged gifts the last couple of years- money issues. Although I did pick him up a few little things this year, and will make him a stocking with candy in it. - My 4 boys -My parents -Brother & his family- sil, 3 nephews & 1 niece -Other Brother So 14 in intermediate family. I don't really buy for dh's side anymore. But when I did, there would be an extra 10-12 presents. I also do something for various friends each year.
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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 4:42 pm

my list is small....of gifts.. not people We buy for my parents (2) my brother and SIL (2) our family does a grab bag, so for the two of us to join we need (2) my two girl cousins (2) I give at my work (7 small ones) then the kids ($$$$$ count is up to 34 so far...LOL) We don't usually buy/even see my hubby's family. Thats all pretty much... I didn't count the dishes of cookies I give. Hubby and I only buy each other 1 gift.. under $20... our Christmas is in Feb with the income tax check... we always buy something big.:D... we have been eyeing the 55" flat panel....we shall see..... we just bought a hugh living room set.:rolleyes:

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 5:40 pm

Heres who I buy for: My Husband My 2 kids 1 nephew 2 nieces 1 mother-n-law 2 grandparents My 3 dogs (haha) 1 sister 1 brother-n-law

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 7:54 pm

This is so crazy! If I count my 3 kids,dh,myself and the dog it's 61 people total! That includes all the teachers and the nurse too! Way to many too list:) Thank goodness for amazon toys!

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 8:16 pm

Hmmm...... my 3 kids my dh my parents my inlaws dh aunt & uncle dh grandma sil 3 teachers 1 niece 1 old neighbor (not old age, we moved,lol) 3 neighbor kids 2 of my bf kids K I think that's it!!

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 8:28 pm

Wow, this should keep me occupied for a few minutes, lol. My 4 kids My hubby (but he got his already on Turkey day - I gave him his XBOX 360 and all the accompaniments, lol) MIL & FIL mom & stepdad 2 little cousins niece (got her a bunch of stuff because her mom lost her job) another little cousin 2 elderly great aunts (got those nice blankets on Amazon yesterday!) mail lady teachers bus driver (I started a collection of $5 per family for a Target gift card) neighbor boy my mom's best friend who is very sick with cancer a gottadeal friend a boy at a shelter for battered women and their children hubby's boss dispatcher at hubby's job That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Those are all done except the mail lady. I need to get to the bead store to pick up a gift certificate. Maybe tomorrow. I should still get something for my uncle (who is also my boss and my favorite uncle :))...but I can't think of what. I think he'd like his own personal batch of chocolate chip cookies with walnuts. Of course that's the hardest to do with 4 kids!! :P

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 8:36 pm

18.total.....and.I.don't.buy.for.all.my.brothers.and.sisters..too.many(7.of.us) and.we.draw.names.for.the.nieces/nephews My 2 kids DH My Parents My Inlaws BIL SIL 2 Nieces Nephew Nana 2 neighbor girls 1 Co-worker DDs 2 teachers ------------------------------ don't.mind.the.dots.in.between.words...my.spacebar.is.broken

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 9:05 pm

I have 14 on my list + pets. Those are people that I buy "real" gifts for and we usually buy several gifts for these people (DH has 8). I also buy something little (about $5) for all of my co-works of which there are 32 but I don't count them on my real list because they all get the same item--this year it was a cute yankee candle tea light holder and 2 tea lights.

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 9:18 pm

I am one of those people that have about 40 people on my list :cheesy:: my two boys husband step-daughter step-son 3 nieces mom 2 sisters mother-in-law father-in-law teacher neighbors 2 grandmas grandpa brother-in-law co-workers 2 aunts 2 uncles my son does a book exchange at school my dh family does a name exchange so 4 more gifts

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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 9:21 pm

I buy for my mom and two friends. I also buy for my co-workers but those are bulk gifts. I am giving everyone at work ornaments this year. =)
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Posted Dec 14, 2007 - 10:56 pm

Three friends. 11 pets. I did my shopping on line earlier this week and the first package, from Petco, arrived on Thursday. After I pick up a bottle of wine and a couple of gourmet food items at the grocery store I'll be done.

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 12:09 am

Wife 4 Kids Mom/Stepdad Dad/Stepmom In-Laws (2) Sister/Husband Wife's Aunt My Great Uncle 10 nephews/neices Postman Wife's boss Wife's 3 friends My 3 co-workers Wife's 6 co-workers 2 Polyana gifts that me and my wife get for a Family Christmas Party. 4 Teachers and an Aide 45 total

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 12:51 am

This may take a while: 4 sons 2 Daughters 1 DIL 1 DS's girlfried My parents My brother Future SIL FIL and SMIL 2 uncles 3 aunts 1 family exchange gift 13 kids in extended family 2 co-workers 1 Teacher (DS16 is doing his own teachers this year) 2 piano teachers 4 close friends 4 kids of family friends Dh's grandmother 2 elderly angels 1 child angel I think that is 50

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 2:53 am

DD
DS
DH
DH'S BROTHER1
DH'S BROTHER1'S WIFE
DH'S BROTHER1'S 2 KIDS
DH'S BROTHER2
DH'S BROTHER2'S WIFE
DH'S BROTHER2'S 2 KIDS
MIL
FIL
MOM
GRANNY
PAWPAW
2 KIDS NAMES ON MIL'S SIDE
2 KIDS NAMES ON FIL'S SIDE
2 ADULTS NAMES ON FIL'S SIDE
MY BOSS
DS9' GIRLFRIEND
DS'S TEACHER
Gottadeal SS
DS9's Techer

AND THIS YEAR DS9' CLASS OF 27. Their principal thought it wasn't a good idea to exchange gifts. DS's teacher called me and they are getting dollar tree santa gifts. Whats a party with our gitfts to 27 4th grades????

54 Total

But if you count the 45 employee gifts that I bought with work money brcause I did the shopping.

the total is

99

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 3:25 am

DH DS5 DS17 my mom my dad 2 nephews niece teacher 2 teacher assistants 2 bus drivers (am & pm) 2 bus driver assistants daycare provider sister's boyfriend's daughter 17 people total this year

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 3:37 am

My mom 3 brothers sil niece ds14 (* also had his birthday this month) ds10 husband mil cat a neighbor that has been a great help this year usually a few teachers but money was tight-- will try to do something nice for them before the end of the school year instead
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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 5:19 am

Well let's see DH (this year we bought new living room furniture for each other though) 5 kids and 1 son in law 2 grandkids my sister, bil, 2 nieces my BFF, her DH, and 2 kids My MIL and her BF My ex-stepFIL and little brother in law (age 12) DH's grandma and her DH My DH's ex step mom (raised him) Rest of DH's siblings, father, and grandparents go in a name draw so we get 2 names from there All of DH's under 16 siblings, neices, nephews go in a drawing for kids and so we get 4 names from there. So that is 30 on my list. But we do a token gift to my FIL if neither of us get his name because we appreciate how well he did raising my DH with no support or assistance from my MIL. It's about respect, nothing pricey. We do same for grandma on that side if we don't get her name (but I did this year!!!) Then at work I have 8 staff that I buy something small for to let them know I remember them (usually around 2-3 dollars each) and of course any teachers or bus drivers that have been exceptional with the kids. So I guess that puts me over 40 too.... WOW.. I had no clue it was that many..... and the sad thing is that a few years ago I cut out all of my family except my one sister that I am very close to. Cut out some friends that we used to exchange with and started the name draw (huge family for DH, name draw for adults goes from 10 gifts to 2. Name draw for kids goes from 9 to 4) At least we have a good place to get good deals!!!!!!

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 8:17 am

I had the over 40 post. DH & I buy for: Each other (2) the kids(2) his sisters & their husbands (6) His nieces, nephews, their spouses and their kids (8) his folks (2) his SM grand kids (3) his grandmother (1) my folks(2) my sister, her fiancee and his daughter (3) Her roommate (1) An uncle and aunt (2) the babysitter and daycare (2) DSs teachers (4) DDs teachers (1) close friends (11) the neighbors (3) my hair dresser (1) My work gift swap (1) In addition I buy ornaments for everyone in my office every year. I took a tag off the angel tree this year, and a brought a box of toys to the radio station toys-for-tots like promotion. The kids have their own lists - many are the same people as above - and I buy the craft material so they can make their presents. This does not include the 4 December birthdays....
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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 8:20 am

My mom, my dad, my two sisters, my sister's fiancee, and my niece. That's all. ;)

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 9:38 am

Husband 2 boys -- that's the majority of my spending this year, I'm having another baby in March, so I feel like spoiling them more than usual. Their totals each are still under $75.00 per kid. My Grandma My Grandpa in AZ Mom/stepdad Dad/stepmom Brother, his wife, his baby Mother & Father in Law Husbands brother, wife, 2 kids Husbands sister Husbands other sister, husband, 2 kids 3 dogs 2 cats 1 bird mail carrier 2 preschool teachers It's not too bad. I find deals, and I make handmade gifts for the teachers and mailman and each female of the family, but still get nice gifts for EACH person in the family. I mainly focus more on the kids. The brothers/sisters/in laws are just "thought gifts".
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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 9:39 am

My mom, my dad, my two sisters, my sister's fiancee, and my niece. That's all. ;)


That sounds so easy, and relaxing. I hope you have fun shopping for your main "loved ones".

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 10:30 am

DH DD mom dad MIl FIL grandma granny bro sis nephew niece niece bil sil bil sil family dirty santa work dirty santa teacher (2) friends(3) kids (6) work (5)

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Posted Dec 15, 2007 - 7:49 pm

Right now I'm in the lead with 99.....LOL

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Posted Dec 16, 2007 - 3:50 am

Hubby Future SIL dd ds mom dad mil bro 2 nephews 1 niece dirty santa (work) (8) people @work $10 gift @ work 1 neighbor

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Posted Dec 16, 2007 - 5:51 am

45
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Posted Dec 16, 2007 - 7:26 am

We buy for 3 children each other my mom step dad my 2 sisters my dad his wife my g'ma 5 dirty santa gifts Dh's side his dad step mom 2 neices 1 nephew nanny his mom stepdad bil sil 2 neices 1 nephew + his wife and her 2 sons family friend 1uncle 1 aunt 1 cousin 1 neighbor 2 pets teacher gifts appx 7 around 48 ppl
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Posted Dec 17, 2007 - 4:46 am

I have 58 people to buy for..

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Posted Dec 17, 2007 - 4:52 am

DH Kids (3) Friends (5) MIL/FIL BIL/gf Dad/gf So, 14 people. Another benefit to not having a large family on my side or DH's (kidding!). :)




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