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Cool gift ideas

Post by JuddWack » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:39 pm

I'm having some trouble picking out a gift for my older bro and he usually gets me really cool stuff. I thought it might be nice to have a thread for the holiday season with links to some cool and unique gift idea. I guess I'll start it off with an interesting board game I got last year.

Polarity
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/380
Although this site gives it a 6.9, I like the game because its very different, short games, easy to learn and hard to master.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by Veggita2099 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:00 am

Hard to suggest anything since we don't know anything other then he buys you neat stuff?
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by bizzle » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:07 am

Best gift is cash.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by JuddWack » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:25 am

Haha, I'm just asking for some cool ideas in general. For guys or girls any age. Stuff that you guys think would make a great gift this holiday season.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by Calavera » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:57 am

bizzle wrote:Best gift is cash.
Never have to worry about the color, and it's always the right size. I know some people buy gift cards, I guess they think it seems more thoughtful then just handing them cash. But I'd much rather have $100 cash then 100 Wally World Dollars.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by |darc| » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:55 pm

bizzle wrote:Best gift is cash.
It really depends on how close the person giving the gift is to you. I used to love cash as a kid because I could run out and buy whatever video game I wanted, whereas if someone bought me an actual gift it would always be something lame like clothes or a movie- or TV show-based game. But it just seems nowadays that when I get cash I just wind up sticking it in my wallet and it gets used for general purpose stuff. I guess this is sort of the rationale behind giving gift cards, as you have to spend them on something enjoyable instead of buying gas or food with it, but I can't stand gift cards because they're always for some place I barely ever shop at. Nowadays I would much rather someone give me an actual gift, but only if they're close enough to me that they actually know what to give me.
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Post by bizzle » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:34 pm

|darc| wrote:
bizzle wrote:Best gift is cash.
It really depends on how close the person giving the gift is to you. I used to love cash as a kid because I could run out and buy whatever video game I wanted, whereas if someone bought me an actual gift it would always be something lame like clothes or a movie- or TV show-based game. But it just seems nowadays that when I get cash I just wind up sticking it in my wallet and it gets used for general purpose stuff. I guess this is sort of the rationale behind giving gift cards, as you have to spend them on something enjoyable instead of buying gas or food with it, but I can't stand gift cards because they're always for some place I barely ever shop at. Nowadays I would much rather someone give me an actual gift, but only if they're close enough to me that they actually know what to give me.
I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
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Post by mankrip » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:35 pm

JuddWack wrote:Haha, I'm just asking for some cool ideas in general. For guys or girls any age. Stuff that you guys think would make a great gift this holiday season.
I'd like to get "The God Delusion" book. Most probably not going to happen :|.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by MKE » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:11 pm

to be honest, probably the cheapest, 'coolest' gift i can find now are those mini helicopters for 10-25$ (10 online 25 at bestbuy)

i love playing with mine, if nothing more then just annoying the crap out of people lol. (randomly fly it infront of the tv/computer/faces while they are in a serious conversation or playing guitar hero) ok, so it might not be that cool but they are really fun, and fairly cheap.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by |darc| » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:38 pm

bizzle wrote:
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bizzle wrote:Best gift is cash.
It really depends on how close the person giving the gift is to you. I used to love cash as a kid because I could run out and buy whatever video game I wanted, whereas if someone bought me an actual gift it would always be something lame like clothes or a movie- or TV show-based game. But it just seems nowadays that when I get cash I just wind up sticking it in my wallet and it gets used for general purpose stuff. I guess this is sort of the rationale behind giving gift cards, as you have to spend them on something enjoyable instead of buying gas or food with it, but I can't stand gift cards because they're always for some place I barely ever shop at. Nowadays I would much rather someone give me an actual gift, but only if they're close enough to me that they actually know what to give me.
I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
Gift-giving is about giving gifts. What the hell is the point in giving a gift of $20 cash and then getting a gift of $20 cash? Might as well tell people to not swap gifts.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by Roofus » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:50 pm

Without knowing anything about your brother or your budget, this is really neat.
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Post by Specially Cork » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:11 pm

I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
If my life ever gets so boring that I consider being giving cash to pay utility bills "a gift" I'd probably just lock myself away and give up on celebrating Christmas all together. Maybe I could use the spare time to make a budget, so I can afford to live my life without being given money.
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Post by bizzle » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:50 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
If my life ever gets so boring that I consider being giving cash to pay utility bills "a gift" I'd probably just lock myself away and give up on celebrating Christmas all together. Maybe I could use the spare time to make a budget, so I can afford to live my life without being given money.
I can, but if someone gives me a money for a gift, that's what I am going to use it for.
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Post by Specially Cork » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:57 pm

bizzle wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
If my life ever gets so boring that I consider being giving cash to pay utility bills "a gift" I'd probably just lock myself away and give up on celebrating Christmas all together. Maybe I could use the spare time to make a budget, so I can afford to live my life without being given money.
I can, but if someone gives me a money for a gift, that's what I am going to use it for.
So then what do you with the money you already had that you were going to spend on your bills? If you can afford your bills, then somebody gives you more money, there's no getting away from the fact that you have more money than you need.
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Re: Cool gift ideas

Post by JuddWack » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:14 am

Personally I love cash, but it's a terrible gift for someone who doesn't need it... like my brother.
The mini-helicopter is an awesome idea.... except HE already beat me to it.
The wifi radio is a cool idea, but way out of my price point. Maybe someone else here will find it useful. Some good suggestions though. Hopefully I can get a few more.
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Post by bizzle » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:08 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
bizzle wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
If my life ever gets so boring that I consider being giving cash to pay utility bills "a gift" I'd probably just lock myself away and give up on celebrating Christmas all together. Maybe I could use the spare time to make a budget, so I can afford to live my life without being given money.
I can, but if someone gives me a money for a gift, that's what I am going to use it for.
So then what do you with the money you already had that you were going to spend on your bills? If you can afford your bills, then somebody gives you more money, there's no getting away from the fact that you have more money than you need.
Instead of paying a mininum payment on something, I'll pay more.
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Post by JellyWarrior » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:23 am

bizzle wrote:I need to pay my bills, not play with toys. Someone giving me cash for me to use to pay my bills or put gas in my car is a gift.
Sorry to hear that, I've gone through that kind of thing myself. Always sucked lying to people that I was going to spend it on something good and then going and paying a bill with it.

This year I just want some small meaningfull gifts.
I am hoping for a sandwhich toaster from mum and a fan from my dad's side of the family (as summer is just starting and it's gonna get hot).

Perhaps you could get your brother something different like vouchers for paintball games.
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