Christmas Presents...

Christmas Presents... - Christmas Presents...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
December 22, 2009 6:47pm CST
With Christmas right around the corner, everyone is searching for the perfect gift or any gift at this point. Some ppl are really easy to shop for and others are nearly impossible. The easiest person for me is my nephew…he’s into wrestling so anything with wrestling on it is good. The hardest person is my grandma. She’s bed bound and has had 7 strokes, she can’t hold a book to read, she can’t write, she has all the music she could possibly want, her TV isn’t vcr or dvd compatible so she just watches whatever is on, she doesn’t get out of bed so she lives in pj’s and she’s not big on jewelry or things like that. It is almost impossible to find something for her. Everyone gets her candy, pj’s or fuzzy socks. Who’s the hardest or easiest person for you to shop for? What makes it harder or easier? Have you gotten all your shopping done or are you still working on it? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
7 people like this
33 responses
@BarBaraPrz (20122)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Dec 09
For your grandma, may I suggest a sheepskin? Since she's bed bound, she's subject to getting bed sores.
2 people like this
@GardenGerty (100387)
• United States
23 Dec 09
You know, that is an excellent idea. It would make her feel loved and cared for all of the time.
1 person likes this
@GardenGerty (100387)
• United States
23 Dec 09
For your grandma I would suggest something with a pleasing fragrance, as the sense of smell stays with us long after we lose all other senses. A fragrant lotion, or a room scent like those reed diffusers would be good. Hardest for me to buy for would be my former daughter in law, and her daughter. Easiest is my daughter or my son.
• United States
23 Dec 09
My mother is one person that is extremely difficult to buy for. She has so many things now she has no place to put them. I buy her a magazine subscription now. She enjoys the magazines I get for her. It is the easiest way to please her.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Believe it or not it was my oldest grandson that was real hard to buy for. Ever time that I asked what he wanted he would just say a couple of things. He is 11 years old and you would figure at that age he would it all, but no not him. I finally did end up getting him a couple more. It was just too hard on me to shop for him..LOL Keep smiling.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
24 Dec 09
Merry Christmas twoye68,Well, this year there is not many christmas present under our tree. My kids are turned over and are now grown ups. I only bought some small stuff, I hate his season, it seems we have forgotten why we celebrate chrismtas in the first place. I would like for people to step back, think about why we do celebrate christmas. Yes, christmas presents is nice, but todays prices and to many things you do not need make it to me tough. So what is a christams for me, well it is more about family meeting, nice peace and quiet time with good food. Presents, why?
• United States
23 Dec 09
god bless your grand ma my hubby wrestled when in school many moons ago- this yr just cards went out no $ but christmas is about being with loved ones more peace and god bless you!
1 person likes this
• China
23 Dec 09
trust me,that is not a difficult thing,if you spent time as much as you can with your family,you will find what they want from details
1 person likes this
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I really don't have anyone that is hard to shop for. None are real easy but if I get stumped then I send that person flowers and a short poem or something I have made with them in mind. I do my shopping all year long so yes my shopping for this Christmas is complete.
1 person likes this
@savypat (20246)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I have an idea for your Grandma. She has to be bathed, could you get her something that smells nice. Or could you get her some pretty new bedding. Pretty things that please the senses give a boost to all of us.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
23 Dec 09
My dad was pretty easy to shop for. My teen girls were a little hard to shop for way back then. My grandmother was hard because she never really did anything. Most of the presents she got were put in a closet and ended up being regifted.
1 person likes this
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
23 Dec 09
It sounds like the best gift you could give your grandma is the pleasure of having you as company. There you have described the one person for whom a gift card would not suffice! Usually I just buy people gift cards.
1 person likes this
• Canada
23 Dec 09
My nephews are hardest, because I am not used to shopping for little boys. LOL My husband is the easiest one to shop for, because he talks about things all year that he wnts to get, and as he mentions them, I go buy them and hide them. LOL He'll never shop for himself, so i don't have to worry about him already buying them.
1 person likes this
@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I always match the gift to the person. I got my stepmother a box of Esther Price Chocolates while I got my dad a box/bag opener for $.75. You tailor the gift to the person. You still have time to write some memories of your grandma. Get a little book and write all the wonderful memories you have of her. Or print them out and put them in an box or just a stapled book of pages. I did that for my dad a couple years ago on father's day and he still says that's the best present he's ever received! Believe me, your memories of her and how she affected your life will be something she will cherish and make all her days brighter!
1 person likes this
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I do have all my shopping done.....the easiest one was my 4 year old granddaughter...if I can stop buying for her! Usually my son is the hardest...but this year it was easy. My DIL and I went halvies on a very good pair of binoculars and he also started drinking coffee so his stocking stuffers were easier...I got him several small packages of coffee to try..
1 person likes this
@mands61123 (2098)
23 Dec 09
What about a really nice keepsake book with photos and memories wrote in it of her and times spent with her by all the family and even friends? It might be a bit short notice for xmas but it'd be nice to read and something to keep by her bed so that on those days when she feels lonely (and stick in) she can just get it out and relive how much she's loved and all those lovely times/memories. My shopping was done couple of days ago i did most of it online and i finished everyone elses last night so just one more order and finishing the wrapping and i can relax. It varies from year to year but i have to admit i'm a bit of an "buyer" i have lots of stores and sites that i visit and I can usually find things for people that other people never thought of. I tend to make good mental notes too so that always helps when it comes to buying things plus i play santa for all the family (i sort the majority of their xmas stuff out) same thing for friends and i jot down/make mental note of things people have mentioned so i guess being organised means that it's very rare that i struggle. In fact the only person i struggle to buy for is me I can never decide what i want and when i do i always think it's to expensive for little old me lol
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
8 Jan 10
even though christmas is over, I still have not gotton some of my gifts yet. I have been out of town this past month and I have not had the money or time to get some of that done. I have not gotton anyting yet for my mon, dad and brother. but I promised them something latter on. I have been bsuy with my gf and helping her the past month and spent the hoildays whith her and her family. I got present for my gf and she told me what to get, in the past I got gift cards for everyone but this chirstmas was differnt for the first time in a long time.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
26 Dec 09
For me the easiest people to buy for were my children. I spend almost every hour of every day with them so I know everything that they needed and wanted. I'm blessed that I was able to give them a wonderful, memorable Christmas. They are still young at 7 and 3 and I want to continue making these memories with them for as long as I possibly can. However, the hardest person for me to buy for is my little sister. She is single and working so she typically buys everything that she wants. I know that for the past couple of years she has lost a lot of weight and visits the gym quite frequently so I ended up getting her some resistance bands and a small stability ball that she can use at home.
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
26 Dec 09
The easiest person for me to shop for would be the sister next to me, she'll take anything that smells good, like candles or air fresheners that use fragranced oils, or any kind of good smelling bath stuff, lotion, whatever, I never have any problems finding her anything. The hardest person is probably my oldest nephew, he's at the age now, that he likes all the real expensive gadgets, toys and cars don't interest him anymore, but I think the older they get the harder they are to please.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Dec 09
My grandson is the easiest to buy for. My youngest son & his wife are the hardest so i just give them money & they can buy whatever they want. I don't like to shop & don't really feel like shopping now so that works out better for me to altho i have been giving them money for years. Hope u have a merry christmas.
@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I just finished my Christmas shopping yesterday and the easiest one to shop for was my husband and my mom. My mother-n-law's gift wasn't too hard to find but my dad is the hardest to shop for. I had no idea what to get him so I bought him minutes for his cell phone. I had my mom's and husband's gifts within a half hour they were so easy to find something for. My husband is the easiest because he is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan so all I had to do was buy him something with the Steelers on it. I am so glad my shopping is done. I am sorry about your grandmother.