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Old 12-24-2003, 10:48 AM
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Default 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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Old 12-24-2003, 10:50 AM
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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!!!!
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:55 AM
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Yep, gift cards are the way to go.
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:58 AM
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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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Old 12-24-2003, 11:13 AM
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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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