Hahaha Whoops

Let it snow! Walmart had to apologize for selling a Christmas sweater featuring Santa and some lines of cocaine. Honestly they should have just shrugged and kept selling it, because it’s pretty much the perfect Christmas sweater. This weekend I finished most of my holiday shopping – I just have to find the right gift for the most elusive recipient, my dad. Please share any of your gift ideas in case I can steal them. I’ll post some of mine in the comments. How was your weekend?

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15 Responses to Hahaha Whoops

  1. Tracey says:

    So I got my nephews video games, my mom wanted an electric wine opener, and I’ll give my brother and his wife a gift certificate to their favorite sushi restaurant. I got a baby some animal hand puppets and a book featuring those animals, and for my favorite toddler a block set with a book about building blocks. Has anyone seen the MasterClass stuff? I’m seriously considering this but wonder if it would be like gifting someone homework. https://www.masterclass.com/

    • gnidrah says:

      Still laughing at “electric wine opener” (I know there are serious reasons for them, but all I can imagine is making opening of wine quicker and easier, which is funny)

      Hope you’re doing ok! Christmas is stressful enough without all the rest xx

  2. hotspur says:

    My siblings are failing to send lists of things their kids want. My sister every year tells me her kids are not into toys. By now I have accepted this, but I still have to show up with SOMETHING. My brother said his girls want Lazer Tag this year but my suspicion is that my brother wants Lazer Tag. As for me, I actually don’t want anything sold in stores. I would like to sit still and feel relaxed for an hour, that is all. It happened once in 2012 and I still think about it.

    • Tracey says:

      My parents and I harassed my brother into sending an Amazon wish list, but it just had two items for each child. I send my nephews cash for birthdays, but once they get to be teenagers I’m ready to make Christmas cash-based as well. Why not make everyone happy?

    • gnidrah says:

      My mum asked me last night what I wanted and I said a job and a future and she laughed and I laughed but I think we all know what was really going on there and no I am not punctuating this sentence BECAUSE

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      Hotspur, I saw this and thought of you. I still randomly think about your comment that Wonderful Christmastime sounds like Paul McCartney made it by accident and it always gives me a good laugh. https://i.redd.it/0339sqc18t441.jpg

  3. Sergeant Tibbs says:

    Thank you for this sweatshirt. The pic took a few seconds to load so I could really savor ghost santa and think “well it can’t be that bad,” but lo, it was! What were they even going for?

    My family switched to secret Santa a few years ago and it is exclusively wish list-based to really reduce stress. My conclusion awhile ago was that people will be happy to unwrap anything and half the gifts are left near the tree for weeks after Christmas. My family might just be really bad at gift giving and this is the solution!

    This year I asked for a lot of harder to come by food items like luxardo cherries and tiny jam to make fancy cheese plates and cocktails later. Maybe one of your adult gifts can be fancy foods that someone wouldn’t buy themselves. YMMV because I live in a remote-ish area where sometimes the produce doesn’t show up…Good luck Christmas shopping everyone!

    • hotspur says:

      Luxardos are the best. If Santa doesn’t come through, hit me up. My local liquor store sells em, I will get you a jar.

      • Sergeant Tibbs says:

        Thanks, hotspur! I’m currently using frozen cherries which are pretty good except visually a little soggy looking once they defrost in the drink.

  4. gnidrah says:

    Half of my family has sort of agreed not to do gifts for one another, and the other half are obsessed with lists. I have bought everything bar three gifts, which is very good considering I was nowhere close to this at this time last week.

    I’ve ended up getting a lot of books, which, hey, at least they’re easy to wrap.

    I do think food gifts are lovely, couldn’t afford a hamper but those mini ones are a lovely idea.

    Also I think magazine subscriptions are weirdly nice, I’m sure no one reads magazines any more but maybe that’s just because they wouldn’t think to buy for themselves; also cinema/theatre vouchers; and even though I hate photobooks, there is something nice about printing and framing a special photo or picture for people.

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      Woo you’re almost done shopping (and can watch more Christmas movies instead)! Those are all things I would love to receive but wouldn’t buy myself, so they definitely fulfill my great gift criteria! Otherwise I find my list is just practical things I happen to need in December. I think that’s adulthood?

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