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    Charter Member#157 Charter Member MnFastBoat's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1999 Advantage 28' Cat
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Minneapolis, Mn, Usa

    Last minute gifts

    OK I know this is not boat related, but my OSO family canhelp me out.
    I was recently, about 10 minutes ago, invited to a friends house for Christmas dinner.
    We have been friends for years but I did not get them anything as for presents.
    Is it rude of me to show without something wrapped?
    What about the kids?
    I typically do not do anything for xmass due to my single life so that is the reason for the last minute invite when they heard I was not going out of state like usuall.
    They did not want me sitting home like any other day of the week.

    What do I get? anything?
    How do I tell the kids they do not have gifts from me?
    or do I just get a few 10's and 20's and hand them out?
    This Cat is trying to keep up with the Big Dogs

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    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
    instant lottery tickets
    gift cards to stores
    gift cards for restaurants
    gas cards

    all of these are easy to get fast, and usually well recieved!
    [b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!

  3. #3
    Eternal Warrior
    Yep, gift cards are the way to go.

  4. #4
    My Boats:
    2000 Crownline 266CCR
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Cincinnati, Oh
    Go to the dollar store and buy a bunch of little things (maybe $20 or $30 worth). Wrap them and put them in a bag. Let every one take turns "blindly" picking a gift out of the bag (don't make it easy for them to grab a present by shaking the bag a LOT). They then either keep the gift or trade it with someone else (with their permission). Makes it interesting and fun for everyone (and you get off relatively cheap)!!

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    Registered Tantrum's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Stray Cat Statement Marine
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    Oct 2000
    USR, NJ
    For my friends that have kids I buy for the kids.
    For my friends that dont have kids I buy a small token something....usually the bar tabs through out the rest of the year make up for it

    I would buy something for the kids in your situation and maybe a bottle of wine for dinner.

    Merry Christmas

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