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naught_bbw
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Posted on Tue, Feb 09, 2010 20:04

When I'm out shopping, I stumble across things that are perfect for someone in my life so, I buy it. It doesn't matter what the item (shampoo, trinkets, clothes...anything), I will buy it if I can afford it and it calls someone's name. My sister drops things off at my house now and then that she buys for me. I usually have a bag of things for her to take with her filled with things I've purchased for her. My ex used to think it was strange. He never bought anything for anyone except for bdays and Xmas. He believed you had to have a reason to buy a gift or it wasn't special. I believe every present is special. I appreciate when my sis buys me a bottle of my fave shampoo just as much as most women appreciate jewelry. I get all fuzzy-warm with the smallest gifts. (I think it comes from growing up broke.) Do you believe that there has to be a special occasion or a minimum dollar amount spent for something to qualify as a "gift?" Do you have a theory about gifts and gift-giving?


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ScottishBlondie
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Posted on Sun, Aug 29, 2010 20:57

I think it is such a lovely thing to do for someone you care about. It doesn't have to costs alot of money because it is the thought that counts; not like at holiday time when you have to buy a gift. I think you are an awesome sister and wish I had a sister! Lovely, lovely idea!


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Posted on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 09:07

My sisters and I do this as well. Alot of times I bake and give the goodies to my family and friends as well. I also stamp cards and send them for every occasion....even ones like St. Patrick's Day or 4th of July. It's so much fun to get a card in the mail. Kris


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Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 21:45

I think this is a lovely way to show someone that you are thinking of them.  I do this at times and usually the things I get are small but are ideal for the person they are for.  Usually I end up holding them and they make an additional Xmas gift but not always. It would be wonderful if more people thought like you do. :)



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Posted on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 18:55

My sister and I do this all the time and no minimum/maximum dollar value - it can even be re-gifting. It's the thought that counts. When I bake I know how much she likes a treat so I put a few muffins or cookies (lately spring rolls) aside or if I come across a change purse I'm tired off and I know she mentioned she liked it or I think she would - I put in a pile/bag for her next visit. I do the same with Mom even if it's just coupons off stuff she uses. Just shows we're on the same wave length. Stuff that good friends are made of. Thanks - nice blog topic.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 13:11

My sisters and I do the same thing! I believe that it is a small way of saying I thought about you when I saw this and had to get it for you! My sisters and I all love shopping at thrift stores, we always find hidden treasures, some things are really hard to find antiques made in occupied Japan, or even brand name items! Although it is not necessary for us that it be brand name... It could just be in our favorite color. Although it does make Christmas or Birthdays huge if we hold back on the giving on a regular basis. This is a fun blog...Thanks, Elaine


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Posted on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 11:12

I feel there is no need to have a Special Occaision to give a gift. I also feel the home made ones mean more than store bought ones. Example , If you sister likes chocolate cookies you getting her some from the store is nice . However homemade ones to me mean more to me, because you took the time and effort to go to the store, get the Ingredients, take the time to mix up the dough, form the cookies , bake the cookie dough,and package them. Nor do I feel there is a need to set a dollar amount for the gift to set its Value. A nother example was years ago while in the Marine Corps. At Christmas time I had a highschool class mates mother totally out of the blue make a "Care package" for me. Though it was not a lot dollar wise to me it was priceless. Because she took time to package up a few things she new I liked. She knew that I liked her Bread and Butter pickles,and her Cornbread, and her preserves. So she sent me a huge box with 2)1 gallon jars of pickles ,2 qt jars of jam and 3 huge 1 gallon size zip lock baggies of corn bread.So I feel it is not the dollar amount of the gift , but the thought that you took the time !


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