Do you get excited?

United States
November 13, 2008 9:03am CST
Do you get excited over the gifts you give at holidays? Or are you more excited about what you might recieve? I'm excited about the gifts I give. I have great ideas in mind for my children, some of which I've already purchased and they're on layaway. The one thing that's exciting me the most is I'm getting my 6 year old daughter an Easy Bake Oven. I just know she's going to love that, and I can't wait to see her open it. Most years I get so excited over the gifts I've gotten for my husband, that I sometimes give him his gifts early, especially if it's a birthday or another holiday like that. I do my best to wait for Christmas, but sometimes I'm just too excited. What has you excited this year? Is it better to give than to recieve? Have you already picked out a gift you're excited to give? Or do you have a request that you're excited to recieve?
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I get excited about giving gifts. With christmas I can make myself wait, but if I get my husband something for his birthday I usually end up giving it to him early. I'm not too excited this year because we are broke and probably won't be able to give people much of anything. Which wouldn't be too bad because most understand and aren't upset. But my husbands mother makes us feel guilty if we don't get them stuff that is big and expensive.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
That is so sad. My in laws are worse off than we are these days, and they get the kids dollar store toys. Actually the kids are usually very disappointed in what they get, especially my oldest, but they do their best to hide it. We don't buy anything for anyone but our kids and each other, and that's it. Everyone knows that too. I'd rather put the extra money towards my kids, and I'd expect everyone else to want the same.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Sad isn't it? I have an older brother whom always expects big costly items. Well he knows he won't get them from me. But his wife and her family bear that brunt as they give in to him. Noone in our family will ever. But he does get nice heartfelt gifts from us. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@santau (223)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I always get more excited about what I am giving people. For that year I always think hard and try to find something that would be perfect for each person I give a gift too. When it comes time for them to open their gift I just want to see the look of joy and surprise on their face. When people are happy with their gifts it makes my Christmas perfect. This year I am going to get my three year old nephew a small fish tank. He keeps asking where's the fish lol.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I definately get excited over what I give...I try very hard to get ppl stuff that they'll like but that is also unique ya know...and I've done well I must say LOL
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• United States
13 Nov 08
I get excited over the gifts for my son, i mean what is more enjoyable then seeing a childs face light up over a new toy, especailly if its something they have asked for. I bought my son the V-Motion system (its like a Vtech version of Nintendo WII) because the controls are wireless and when the kids move it helps control their characters on the game...how cool, and its a 4th of the price 60 bucks. Its only for ages up to 7, my son is 5 and half, but for 60 bucks if he gets a year of play out of it before getting bored, its worth it...he is far to young for a WII system, and i know he loves video games, but i have kept him from playing them much, cuz i dont want him just plopped on his butt in front of the tv, this sytem will help him keep moving... anyway, lol i had another point to that story..lol. I had bought this like a month ago, and just yesterday he seen the commercial and says Mom I want that...so now i know he will be even more excited when he sees it. I love getting gifts, but dont get many so i dont get overly excited over what i will get, til i get them..lol
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@gemini_rose (16194)
13 Nov 08
Yes I do get excited over the gifts that I give, although my hubby had to have his early this year spoiling the surprise. I am excited for my children especially my daughter who is only two and seems to be more excited for christmas this year than last year!
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@gemini_rose (16194)
21 Nov 08
Thanx for BR XxX
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
14 Nov 08
I get excited by what I receive. I do not expect to get what I got. I know what I get people, so there is no excitement in that. And I often wonder whether I got something they liked or I am sorry that I could not afford to get them something they really wanted. Usually I am excited about Christmas as a celebration of Jesus coming to earth and seeing the romantic holiday movies as well as the gifts. I never had a good Christmas when I was young as my father always criticized us with what we did wrong all through the year.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I really miss the kids being little It was always so exciting to watch them open their gifts. Now that they are getting older the magic is no longer there in Christmas. I guess I need to wait for grand kids now.
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@lou_66 (909)
13 Nov 08
i get more excited over the gifts i may recieve. i think this is because i already know what i have bought people but the gifts i get are a total suprise!
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I usually get excited about what I give. This year I'm not excited at all about any of it. We can't afford to buy gifts this year and I hate getting gifts from people when I didn't get them anything. Your daughter will love the Easy bake oven. My 7 year old stepson wants one but his dad wo't get it for him. He says it's a girls toy. I think he should have one if he wants it. I think it will keep him interested in doing things for himself and not relying on a woman to cook for him. I see nothing wrong with a guy learning cooking, sewing, and all the other "girl" things. His dad does it all, why can't he? For me, buying gifts for my fiance is hard because his birthday is the 23rd. I never know what to give for his birthday and what to give for Christmas. It's definately better to give then to receive, in my opinion.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I bet he's rather used to his birthday going a bit overlooked. My birthday happens to fall a week after my anniversary, the same week as Mother's Day (sometimes on Mother's day) and it's the day before my son's birthday. I usually get 1 gift in May that is a anniversary/Mother's day/birthday gift combined. I'm used to those 3 holidays being overlooked because my son's birthday is more important.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
14 Nov 08
He's use to it but I try to show him that he matters. Mine is the day before Valentines day and mine has gotten overlooked a lot in my life and I hate it, so I try to make his day special so he doesn't feel like I did growing up. He does the same for me. He always makes sure that I get two seperate gifts and that my day is MY DAY.
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I am more excited on the gifts I'm going to give out this coming Christmas. I never been excited on the gifts that I'm going to receive as most of the time I don't expect anything from anyone, even from my husband, I just be thankful if I receive a gift.
• United States
14 Nov 08
That's a very good attitude to have.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I am te giving type. I much prefer seeing the eyes as the gifts are finally opewned. I am so easy to buy for. All my family knows OI love candles and incense etc. Now the thing I really get excited about is wrapping. I do all the wrapping here. My kids even ask me to wrap gifts they are goiving as I am so good at it. I always give one gift to someone that ends up in a HUGE box which has many more smaller boxes inside. Each box wrapped as well with christmas wrapping paper. No idea who gets it this year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
14 Nov 08
That is funny. My husband used to play tricks on everyone, whenever he wrapped a present he would cover it in tape so it was nearly impossible to open. Luckily I do all the wrapping now, and it is fun. Although one year I waited until last minute to wrap, and had to wrap everything in one night. That was exhausting, so now I try to wrap as I go.
@redkathy (3379)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I love giving gifts, especially to the kids. It's great to see their expressions while opening packages. I get as excited as they do when I know it's something they really want. I haven't started shopping yet to be excited over any gift and I'm not so sure when I will get started. We are always owed money and in these tough times I'll probably have to shop in mid December.
@cfmedrano (240)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Me too, I'm excited with the gifts I give. We have neighbors here in our place whom I give presents to every Christmas. It's my yearly thing and I love the feeling of having to give anything to these kids. I could just recall two Christmas ago that we really went to a hospital to give presents to indigent patients. I really missed doing that. I hope I could lots of money this Christmas so that I could wrap presents for many kids.
@lysx26 (15)
• China
14 Nov 08
When I receive the daughter gives my birthday present,I really good excited!My daughter 10 years old,have folded 520 birds unexpectedly this year to me,proves her to my love!Has daughter's feeling to be really good!
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Yes, I love receiving gifts. It depends on who the gift is from though. There are some people in my life who give me really cool stuff, and others who just fail to impress me year after year. It's only fair though because I have favorites too so when I buy gifts, I allocate a bigger budget to friends I like more. For, it's always better to give than to receive. But I'm not exactly that selfless yet so I do want to be able to receive nice gifts as well. :)
@mengrufa (239)
• China
14 Nov 08
This is love. We cherish everything we love, expecially what is part of our life. Receiving love from others or giving love to others is simply two different things , but they both have something in common. That is love. Love can make our life more easier, and give us a happy mood everyday. whenever you are and whoever you may be, there is one thing that in which you and I are just alike, at this moment and in all the moment , we need love.
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
uh, yeah. i get excited for Christmas. and i'm expecting somebody to give me a gift which he promise to me that he will give me a give on december. well, i know it's better to give than to receive. i'm thinking to give some give some gifts to my friends. but well, that's only my plan, it depends on my mood. haha. i never request somebody to give me. it's okay to me if they will give me a gift or not. as long that the give he will give is from the heart. actually, i never expected any gifts from others. i just expect that they will be the same as i know them. and they will accept me who i am. happy my lotting. ^^
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I praised you for being a good mother, you know in my country, maybe because of our economic difficulties, seldom you hear for a mother to give gifts to her children, that's why I am so amased with your post. Well, what excites me most is the moment when I buy gifts for my love ones, wrapping gifts is an excellent process of showing how much those people mean to you. I am not really excited on what to receive this christmas because there's nobody I expected to give me anyway, but I am preparing now my list for christmas gifts and already wrote what will be the appropriate gift for each love one. For my godchildren, I prefer clothes than toys since clothes cna be wear anytime especially those preschoolers.Gift giving plus family reunion, i think, is one of the most cherished part of the yuletide season.
@mayhem23 (185)
• Canada
14 Nov 08
As I am growing older (although I am still young), I find great joy in giving more than receiving. I am still excited about receiving gifts but I usually know what I am getting every year. I take a great deal of time and effort in selecting the perfect gift for my family and friends because seeing a smile on their face is what matters. This Christmas is going to be extra special in terms of receiving because I am hoping to get a blackberry Storm. I have a few gift ideas to give on my mind and will narrow my list down.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I get much more excited about the gifts that I am giving and sometmes even forget that I am getting gifts in return, especially in my sorority where we have "secret sisters", and reveal who they have been for the year. I have ideas for what I am buying for most of the gifts and have some bought already and some ordered, but some I still haven't a clue. The last couple of years I've made sure to buy things that everyone REALLY wants by asking them what they would like. My one sister made me a list last year and I got her everything on it!! lol