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Do Tell: Who Do You Buy Gifts For During the Holidays?

Christmas is only 20 days away so if you haven't started shopping yet, you better get to it this weekend because according to Glamour magazine's December issue, 38 percent of women spend 10 or more hours shopping for holiday gifts! That seems a bit excessive to me, but I guess it all depends on how many people you're shopping for. So ladies, whether you're scaling down your celebration this year or going all out, do tell, who are you buying gifts for this holiday?

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AlexE70 AlexE70 7 years
The list truly is endless. I send gifts back to Croatia for my family there, my friends here in NY, my g/f, my employees at the bar, plus giving away $200 this weekend for a pool tournament and another $500 for a Guitar Hero World Tour tournament at the bar. But my g/f gets the bulk of all the gifts, as it should be. ;-)
stumbler02 stumbler02 7 years
My family doesn't celebrate Christmas and money is tight this year, so I can't really ask them for money to shower my friends with presents, although I'd love to do that for all of them. My own paycheck is strictly for college tuition, so I can't use the money in my bank account, even on myself :(So this Christmas I'll probably just buy a few presents so I can reciprocate when other people give me gifts. I won't go out of my way to give people presents but if they spend on me, it is only courteous of me to give back. Not sure how many people will gift me, but I know I will definitely be exchanging gifts with my boyfriend...he is very traditional and would never skip Christmas presents.
stumbler02 stumbler02 7 years
My family doesn't celebrate Christmas and money is tight this year, so I can't really ask them for money to shower my friends with presents, although I'd love to do that for all of them. My own paycheck is strictly for college tuition, so I can't use the money in my bank account, even on myself :( So this Christmas I'll probably just buy a few presents so I can reciprocate when other people give me gifts. I won't go out of my way to give people presents but if they spend on me, it is only courteous of me to give back. Not sure how many people will gift me, but I know I will definitely be exchanging gifts with my boyfriend...he is very traditional and would never skip Christmas presents.
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
I'm lucky, definitely don't have too many people to shop for. We're not terribly close to our extended family, they'll all get cards and I'll write a personal letter to my Grandparents.I'm also knitting a scarf for my grandfather, this will probably be his last Christmas :( And all my work people (5 or 6 of them in my dept.) will be getting baskets of homemade pinecone fire starters and tons of baked goods! Then I shop for : -boyfriend -boyfriend's mom -mom -dad -brother -2 year old niece (SO FUN to shop for) -16 yo. girl in our Angel Family @ my 2nd job I already have way too much stuff for my niece and not enough for the males! UGH and I never know what to get my Dad. But Christmas shopping is my FAVE! I love giving gifts.
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
I'm lucky, definitely don't have too many people to shop for. We're not terribly close to our extended family, they'll all get cards and I'll write a personal letter to my Grandparents.I'm also knitting a scarf for my grandfather, this will probably be his last Christmas :( And all my work people (5 or 6 of them in my dept.) will be getting baskets of homemade pinecone fire starters and tons of baked goods! Then I shop for :-boyfriend-boyfriend's mom-mom-dad-brother-2 year old niece (SO FUN to shop for)-16 yo. girl in our Angel Family @ my 2nd jobI already have way too much stuff for my niece and not enough for the males! UGH and I never know what to get my Dad. But Christmas shopping is my FAVE! I love giving gifts.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
This year, no one, because I can't afford it and I'm not going to break the bank pretending otherwise.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
My boyfriend My parents My sister Four friends (maybe five if I see them over Christmas) Everybody else at Uni will be baked cupcakes and mince pies for next Thursday.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
My boyfriendMy parentsMy sisterFour friends (maybe five if I see them over Christmas)Everybody else at Uni will be baked cupcakes and mince pies for next Thursday.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
MomDadSisterHusbandSecret Santa @ workSecret Santa on husband's side of family... and I'm all done! Didn't spend anywhere close to 10 hours shopping!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Mom Dad Sister Husband Secret Santa @ work Secret Santa on husband's side of family ... and I'm all done! Didn't spend anywhere close to 10 hours shopping!
blu-eyes blu-eyes 7 years
-mom -dad -sister, brother in law, nephew -aunt, uncle, 3 cousins -4 family friends -ups man since I do all of my shopping on line -boss, and a few co-workers -dr's office secretaries -3 friends Im almost done:)
blu-eyes blu-eyes 7 years
-mom-dad-sister, brother in law, nephew-aunt, uncle, 3 cousins-4 family friends-ups man since I do all of my shopping on line-boss, and a few co-workers-dr's office secretaries-3 friendsIm almost done:)
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
BoyfriendMomDadBrotherMy two best girl friendsMy best guy friendMy BossAnd everyone else is getting home made cookies. That's actually what my boss will probably get also.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
Boyfriend Mom Dad Brother My two best girl friends My best guy friend My Boss And everyone else is getting home made cookies. That's actually what my boss will probably get also.
turkeyjerky turkeyjerky 7 years
Let's see...-Husband-Mom and Stepfather-Dad and Stepmother-3 Grandparents-Mother in law-Father in law-Brother-Brother in law, Sister in law, and their spouses-2 Gift exchange-My "Angel" (Its my little tradition, since I was a little girl. Even this year, though we can't really afford it...)Until I wrote that list, I was feeling accomplished. All siblings and their spouses are taken care of! Dad/stepmother and grandparents on that side will be getting crafts, so check!
turkeyjerky turkeyjerky 7 years
Let's see... -Husband -Mom and Stepfather -Dad and Stepmother -3 Grandparents -Mother in law -Father in law -Brother -Brother in law, Sister in law, and their spouses -2 Gift exchange -My "Angel" (Its my little tradition, since I was a little girl. Even this year, though we can't really afford it...) Until I wrote that list, I was feeling accomplished. All siblings and their spouses are taken care of! Dad/stepmother and grandparents on that side will be getting crafts, so check!
nicole815 nicole815 7 years
My family came with with a plan so that our lists for people to buy for aren't totally overbearing. We only buy for people in our immediate family - so that eliminates buying for aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. My list is pretty manageable. -husband -mom -stepfather -2 sisters -sis-in-law
nicole815 nicole815 7 years
My family came with with a plan so that our lists for people to buy for aren't totally overbearing. We only buy for people in our immediate family - so that eliminates buying for aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. My list is pretty manageable.-husband-mom-stepfather-2 sisters-sis-in-law
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
That picture makes me dizzy..is it just me?
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 7 years
I've bought presents for my parents, my grandparents, and my brother and his girlfriend. Fortunately the list is quite short, but I've still spent WAY more than I ought to, considering my dwindling savings and rising expenses, student status and the fact that my student job stops for a month over Christmas and I won't have any money coming in for awhile. Can you tell I'm feeling a little stressed cash-wise today? :) But I couldn't help myself - buying and giving people Christmas presents is literally one of the most fun things I get to do all year and I look forward to it so much that I couldn't skimp. I know Christmas isn't about gifts, but it's not so much the material aspect, it's just watching people open something that I've put a lot of thought into and that I'm pretty sure they'll like, and seeing how excited they are. It hasn't mattered how old I get; Christmas morning is still a blast.
HayleyStark HayleyStark 7 years
-mom -2 sisters -3 nieces and nephews
HayleyStark HayleyStark 7 years
-mom-2 sisters-3 nieces and nephews
missangelique999 missangelique999 7 years
#1 person is my son-I spend the most money on him, as I should!! Second is my boyfriend, then my close family-parents, brother and sister. Next is my cousins, aunt, nana, and close friends. The rest usually get a card, or gift card, or maybe a nice e-mail. I definitely give a lot more than I receive during the Holidays, but that's okay by me.
missangelique999 missangelique999 7 years
#1 person is my son-I spend the most money on him, as I should!!Second is my boyfriend, then my close family-parents, brother and sister.Next is my cousins, aunt, nana, and close friends. The rest usually get a card, or gift card, or maybe a nice e-mail. I definitely give a lot more than I receive during the Holidays, but that's okay by me.
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