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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:00 pm

|Last year I got a GP2X from my wife, excellent gift :-) http://www.gbax.com/
This year I have had a nice 17" TFT screen :-) http://www.pcworld.co.uk (I know, but it was a bargain)

This year, we bought online :
A socket set -ebay
A "SAD" lamp -ebay
Several books and cds/dvds -amazon and ebay
Various Dr Who toys, - play.com, amazon, and ebay.
Perfume -ebay
Various computer components - www.eclipse-computers.com , www.ballicom.co.uk and amazon
A stainless steel salad spinner -tchibo (don't ask)
An aquarium wonder cot toy -mothercare

I still have to find:

Something for a very adult 12 year old girl.
Something for a very childish 13 year old boy ( and before you suggest it , they live 200 miles apart, and I don't think that she would be impressed)
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Postby kilikopele » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:35 am

It may be the former teacher in me or the fact that I've worked with a couple clubs in the past, but for the 13 year old boy, I'd suggest juggling gear and maybe a book like "Juggling for the complete klutz". Hate to preach, but I've seen juggling to great things for peoples coordination and concentration and it introduces discipline while still allowing young and old to act "childish".

For the girl, while I've known a lot of cool female jugglers, I'm guessing a "very adult 12 year old" would likely find their way into the trash. Quite frankly, I don't know how to buy for girls. I never have, and I still struggle to buy for the girl I've lived with for 11 years.
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Postby M-Saunders » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:37 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Something for a very adult 12 year old girl.


A subscription to Linux Format. And a Nintendo Wii, if you can find one!

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Postby Nigel » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:22 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I still have to find:

Something for a very adult 12 year old girl.


A pink DS Lite + Nintendogs.
Hope this helps,

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Re: what was your best christmas gift

Postby kittenkiss » Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:36 pm

helend wrote:i am shopping for christmas and i dont know what to buy for most of my family
if you tell me what your best gift was it might give me some ideas
if you know of any good places to shop on line i would love to know them post me a link
im always looking for a good deal more so at christmas than any other time post me any good deal that you know off
lets see if we can help each other have a cheaper and less stressful chrismas shopping experience
on line shopping is the way to go :lol:


Best gift I ever received was an SLR camera, as I am nuts about photography :) That must also be the most expensive gift I've ever received! Second-best was a gorgeous cocktail-shaker with accompanying book on how to mix up the classics... :D

There's nice little site with some good pressie ideas (and a prize draw to win them!) here; I found it via the Good Web Guide.. it's actually also got some sound advice on shopping safely online :)
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Postby towy71 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:51 pm

oy oy behave, this is surely spam :roll:
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Postby Nigel » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:08 am

M-Saunders wrote:I want (in order of preference):

1. A Nintendo Wii
2. A Nintendo Wii
3. A Nintendo Wii
4. A Nintendo Wii
5. A Nintendo Wii

Oh, with Wii Play too.

M


Wii got ours this morning... and very good it is, too :D
Unfortunately I only had a short play on Wii Sports, then had to go to work & leave my better half to play with it :(

So far... I'm crap at tennis, but not too bad at bowling.

Can't wait to get home tonight & try out Wii Play & Zelda
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Postby M-Saunders » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:34 am

Hurrah! I got mine at a midnight launch, but only stayed up playing until 2am because magazines have to be made :-)

I'm bad at bowling (always arcs to the left) but had a real blast playing boxing. Oh, not long until the evening, and then a whole weekend to sink into Zelda!

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:07 pm

kilikopele wrote:It may be the former teacher in me or the fact that I've worked with a couple clubs in the past, but for the 13 year old boy, I'd suggest juggling gear and maybe a book like "Juggling for the complete klutz". Hate to preach, but I've seen juggling to great things for peoples coordination and concentration and it introduces discipline while still allowing young and old to act "childish".

For the girl, while I've known a lot of cool female jugglers, I'm guessing a "very adult 12 year old" would likely find their way into the trash. Quite frankly, I don't know how to buy for girls. I never have, and I still struggle to buy for the girl I've lived with for 11 years.


The boy IS a complete Klutz, so maybe it would be an idea :-)

As for the girl, she can juggle quite well, is very good with Poi, and a natural on stilts.....but they are now "kids stuff" apparently, oh, and pink is out, Black is the only allowed colour.
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:07 pm

hmmmmmmm, probably this year, I got a Nvidia 7900GTX, but not sure if that counts, as I got it early like 2 months ago....
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:10 pm

lol, Paul (partner) says this year has been his best christmas present as I got him (his bday is on the 14/12 so its kinda of double presents) a 7900GTX, 4600+AMD 64 Dual Core, Motherboard, ThemalTake Case, and an Adventure day driving, which he gets to drive his favourite car the TVR Tuscan.... eek I need more presents!! :(
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Re: RE: Re: RE: what was your best christmas gift

Postby kilikopele » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:34 pm

Rhakios wrote:
kilikopele wrote:Oh and it went from Dolby Digital 2.0 to Dolby Digital 2.1 if that means a big difference to you. :)


Not with my old wind-up telly, no :)


Well, I did get this gift--sort of. I got the single-disc (older) edition rather than the new 3-disc 2006 release. So I can't really answer the difference between the older release and the new release. I'm not all too disappointed, though. It's still an amazing release. (Remember, the last time I saw this movie was on VHS.) The visuals are beautiful with perfectly balanced gamma and color. The photographer in me will tell you that even the grain is lovely. The audio is clean, though strangely quiet. I pushed my Denon up to -5dB to listen--much higher than other films.

The reason I'm not too disappointed is that I also received the Criterion releases of Kurasawa's Ran and Seven Samurai as well as (non-criterion) Howl's Moving Castle and Grave of the Fireflies. Looks like I'll be doing quite a bit of watching over the coming weeks! :)

Happy New Year to all!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: what was your best christmas gift

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:27 pm

Actually, I think my best Xmas present this years was a smile, or actually smiles, my 8 year old Grandson saw his real father and his paternal grandparents for the first time in 3 years, for a Christmas dinner at our house (it was the weekend before Christmas, but so what.)

I have always preferred giving presents to receiving them.

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Postby catgate » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:30 pm

I got an Orthodontic tripartite baking bowl with mock Jacobean side curtains and also a collapsible banana support with detachable Rhubarb facility.
Oh, sod it.
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:55 pm

What else did you get, besides some potent hallucinogens catgate? :)
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