• We all have friends or family that ask us what would you like for Christmas, birthday, or whatever.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    We all have friends or family that ask us what would you like for Christmas, birthday, or whatever.

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      My family decided about 10 yrs ago that we would buy gifts for the children but not the adults. We agree that spending time together and watching the excitement of the kids is the best gift. We also give to our favorite charities. If others ask what I want for holiday or birthday, that a donation to our local no kill shelter or St Judes would be lovely. I and my friends/siblings are at an age that we don’t need anymore stuff. I ask a niece to please take something from my house that she wants....it’s the best gift she could give me!!

      13 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Really? LOL! I don't even remember ever being asked.

      13 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      We still buy for the whole family, but we are making up for some years where we didn't have Christmas together.
      Really the biggest focus is on the kids, and one meaningful item for each adult. We are excited to be able to be together!

      13 days ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      A donation to my medical/dental bills fund.

      12 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      My hubby and I enjoy splurging on food items that we normally don't buy - extra sharp white cheddar cheese, orange-infused chocolate, sherry to make English trifle, English white cheddar with dried cranberries - you get it - our favorite foods that we don't eat every day.

      12 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      My family understands that getting by each month is becoming harder. My family usually gives me Visa cards that can be used anywhere. They truly help a lot. One of my nieces pays for my internet all year long and yet comes to visit with more at Christmas. I'm blessed by all of them.

      12 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      After the past 11 miraculous years, I ask for nothing. I have been blessed beyond comprehension.

      12 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I don't remember being asked ... we don't do much gift exchange in my family. If we want it and can afford it, we already have it ... if we can't afford it, we still can't afford it at Christmas, birthday, anniversary ... whatever.

      The older I get and the more life experiences I go through, though, makes me realize just how unimportant things are ... I'd much rather have family, friends, church, faith ... than a million dollars.

      11 days ago
    • BugsBunny's Avatar
      BugsBunny

      I would love to have help in getting back and forth to treatments and doctor visits. Gas cards would be great!

      11 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      As someone else said, I don't need anymore stuff. Also, I too like to splurge on a few favorite foods that are normally out of my price range. But mostly I would like to get together with my family (aka "the Bickersons") with mutual respect and kindness and none of the usual constant sniping. Difficult to listen to under "normal" circumstances but I find now intolerable.

      9 days ago

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