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What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/4/2017 7:45:31 PM   
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Because if I had asked, what are you 'getting', well it would just be more talk of wargames :)

This year I'm hoping to start a tradition of mine. Sending 3 postcards to online friends. They're basically winter landscape scenes featuring a large fir tree in the centre portion of the painting that has been decorated.

As well as 7 other landscapes, 3 winter ones, to local friends and family.
I paint landscape art by the way.

Cost to me, about 20-30 bucks. Worth of the items, weeeeeeell based on other works I've sold, likely a couple of thousand bucks. Nice turn on investment :)

I just can't afford to buy more conventional presents.

What are you guys thinking of offering friends and family this year (presumes you do the Christmas thing).

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/4/2017 8:06:21 PM   
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next to nothing tbh, not a miser or tight, just aged 50 this year, most i know, like friends and family have almost everything and the things they maybe still want, i can't afford to offer, so i give myself, and spend it with them, not only at this time of year, but all through it and when ever wanted or needed, as money can't buy quality time spent together as a family.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/4/2017 8:56:27 PM   
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Iam making a celtic-cross for my mother (woodcarving), and I bought a two volume´s edition of herbal plants of the area for my girfriend.

May I suggest you have a look at "ArtRage 5", and a Wabcom "Intuos" tablet or alike. I use ArtRage 4 and a Intuos Pro 4 (small) for my drawings. ArtRage is great, have a look on YT. It works wonders (realistic) for mixing "oil´s" and watercolors!

I have to many hobby´s

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/4/2017 10:26:40 PM   
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I give myself freely to any family that wants to cook for me.

Within 5 miles of course.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/4/2017 10:28:23 PM   
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I'm giving my wife $5,000 to spend on clothing. The question is, will it be enough?

Also, a paid off mortgage, and the ability to retire when she wants too.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/4/2017 11:46:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Red2112

Iam making a celtic-cross for my mother (woodcarving), and I bought a two volume´s edition of herbal plants of the area for my girfriend.

May I suggest you have a look at "ArtRage 5", and a Wabcom "Intuos" tablet or alike. I use ArtRage 4 and a Intuos Pro 4 (small) for my drawings. ArtRage is great, have a look on YT. It works wonders (realistic) for mixing "oil´s" and watercolors!

I have to many hobby´s

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Very impressive looking software. But I prefer the old school method of mess and real brushes, real paint, and real canvasses :)
And if you mess up, no easy delete button. So when I finish a piece, its an accomplishment indeed.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 1:10:25 AM   
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So far I've picked up hand and foot massagers for my wife, with a few other items on that list and a car vacuum system for my
stepson (which is humorous because yesterday my grandson spilled a bowl of cereal in the back seat and he said that he wished
he had one). Need to get something for my daughter in law and books and toys for the grandson still.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 6:16:08 AM   
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I usually them a gift card so that they can choose the thing(s) they want.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 6:54:26 AM   
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Well this lady I am with wanted a ring, moved from Kansas to Upstate NY after seven years. Met her online btw and in return, she said she would get me the HTC Vive VR set.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 7:03:27 AM   
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a bargain, do you drink coke?

as there's a ring on the top of them, sorted

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 10:22:19 AM   
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I get rid of all my friends before the end of the year.
I tell adults that Christmas is for children.
I tell the children that Father Christmas is expensive for parents.
I do not want gifts, those who make it choose as if it was for them and my closets are full.
I always buy champagne for Christmas, like that or where I go I'm sure to drink fine.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 1:33:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer
What are you guys thinking of offering friends and family this year (presumes you do the Christmas thing).


That is always easy for me; What my sister texts me and says that she and her girls wants. Often when it comes to the girls, I think it might be "wants" and not wants though...

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 3:22:39 PM   
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a bargain, do you drink coke?

as there's a ring on the top of them, sorted


I will pass that coke, I am more of pepsi drinker here.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 3:53:22 PM   
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I've got SNES Nintendo Classic Mini for my sister and her family (husband & 3 kids)
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for my brother
HTC Vive & new PC for myself total cost 4,5k €

And I still need to come up with something for my parents, grandmother, cousins, and coworkers, and I'm drawing blank...

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 4:18:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Matti Kuokkanen

I've got SNES Nintendo Classic Mini for my sister and her family (husband & 3 kids)
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for my brother
HTC Vive & new PC for myself total cost 4,5k €

And I still need to come up with something for my parents, grandmother, cousins, and coworkers, and I'm drawing blank...


Females are suckers for handmade.
Buy an adult colouring book. Colour some pages. Frame them. Presto, you've just made points with females at least. Mothers and grandmothers especially. The cost to you, likely under 10 for the entire process.


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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 4:35:01 PM   
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well GF only makes handmade stuff, so if you want a link, pm me MrsWargamer


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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 4:43:08 PM   
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Mainly books. Some ITunes gift cards.
Nintendo Switch and some dvds to my son.
My daughter has just received a new MacBook Pro (she is graduating as Engineer), and a plane trip to Wien to meet her boyfriend for the New Year (he is currently studying in Prague as an Erasmus fellow - just remembered I have nothing yet for him...), so for her it’s done.
As for my wife we have long agreed to not exchange gifts anymore


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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 9:17:36 PM   
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What's sad though is when you can't think of anything to buy yourself in Matrixgames Store.

Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 9:21:51 PM   
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Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?
warspite1

What does that mean please?


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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 9:29:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

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Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?
warspite1

What does that mean please?



Yes. Please explain. The feather boa that Warspite1 got me last Christmas was simply stunning.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/5/2017 9:32:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: aaatoysandmore

Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?
warspite1

What does that mean please?



Yes. Please explain. The feather boa that Warspite1 got me last Christmas was simply stunning.
warspite1

No one, and I mean no one, carries off a feather boa like you CB

If you got it - flaunt it girlfriend


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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 12:01:48 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?
warspite1

What does that mean please?



You know

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 4:16:27 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: aaatoysandmore


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

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Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?
warspite1

What does that mean please?



You know
warspite1

Well we've been here before. You say something unpleasant, I react and then you go crying to the mods.

So no, I don't know what you mean (which is why I politely asked) and, in response, you choose to come up with this inane reply.

If you are seeking a reaction to cause a bit of online nastiness then sorry to disappoint, I will not be reacting to you as your nonsense bores me. If you want to make snide remarks toward me when I have done nothing to provoke you (and wasn't even part of the thread conversation) then go ahead.




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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 4:40:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: aaatoysandmore


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: aaatoysandmore

Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?
warspite1

What does that mean please?



You know
warspite1

Well we've been here before. You say something unpleasant, I react and then you go crying to the mods.

So no, I don't know what you mean (which is why I politely asked) and, in response, you choose to come up with this inane reply.

If you are seeking a reaction to cause a bit of online nastiness then sorry to disappoint, I will not be reacting to you as your nonsense bores me. If you want to make snide remarks toward me when I have done nothing to provoke you (and wasn't even part of the thread conversation) then go ahead.






haha I'ma have to let you figure this one out; but, you're cold, very cold.

Next time you quote someone; quote the whole statement not just what you want to read.

quote:

What's sad though is when you can't think of anything to buy yourself in Matrixgames Store.

Now I'm sure some of you will come up with some great ideas. Right Warspite?


Now,in it's full context; reread it and think about what you talk about all the time.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 9:44:51 AM   
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Gentlemen, I well want to arbitrate your Battle Words:
AAA ... == 1
War ... == 1
mentality == 0

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 10:25:44 AM   
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well if we go much more off topic i'm not sure i'll send anyone a card at all

lol



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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 11:10:35 AM   
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Boys play nice, Santa is watching you.

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 11:31:41 AM   
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ive been and always are a good boy, do i get cake?

i like cake

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 12:03:15 PM   
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One thing I do know is that the next two weeks, my door is going to be busy with courier´s

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RE: What are you giving for Christmas? - 12/6/2017 2:09:05 PM   
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Give gift cards to where they go to eat and drink. Or, movie theater gift cards.

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