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dam it I thought i had escaped, stupid secret santa!
is fucking shite
i don't mind buying for birthdays
but christmas is silly, just seem to end up buying people pointless things that they'll forget in a few days, and left with an empty bank account in the process.
not to mention everybody pushing eachother and 100000 mile long ques in the shops
buy better presents
Draw the line. Call a present amnesty, except with those that are dead close and for whom you want to buy for. I couldn't think of anything for my folks and they couldn't tell me what they wanted, yet they were pushing me to tell them what I wanted. Outcome: No angsty crappy Christmas present buying for difficult family members. Their time will come when it's their birthday. A couple of pressies for mates. Kids get pressies, obv's. Simples.
It's all about the food, anyway.
i can buy presents for people i know well,
but it's slightly more difficult when it comes to people like step mother and girlfriend's parents
plus i have quite a lot of siblings...which means my budget is spread out to about £5 a head, i shouldn't have done it all at the last minute!