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#1 Nov 26 2012 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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Would snow shovels be too weird for christmas gifts? I'm so sick of buying useless junk.

All my relatives that I must produce a gift for live in snowy climes. Since I inadvertently bought Amazon Prime, I can have the shovels shipped for free. There are lots of extras to snow shovels these days. You can get an ergonomic design or a push bucket thingy, padded handles or dual handles, reinforced shaft, color of your choice, etc.

Would you enjoy appreciate getting a shovel for a gift?

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#2 Nov 26 2012 at 9:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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I dunno, maybe if it was the Cadillac of snow shovels, something far more than I'd justify buying on my own.. I'd probably find it a bit anti-climatic and usually want to pick out my own shovel since I'll be spending a bit of quality time with it and want to be sure it feels right.
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#3 Nov 26 2012 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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I would, since it'll probably snow this winter, but I'd rather have video games.
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#4 Nov 26 2012 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd return it and buy a pizza.

On the rare occasion it snows enough here to use it the town is completely shut down and there's no reason to leave home. Besides that's what groundskeepers are for. Smiley: nod
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I'd return it and buy a pizza.

On the rare occasion it snows enough here to use it the town is completely shut down and there's no reason to leave home. Besides that's what groundskeepers are for. Smiley: nod


I would probably keep mine just so those rare times we get snow deep enough to shovel. Last year I didn't see a single snow flake and from what I have been hearing from the locals when it does snow things grind to a halt, as in 2 inches of snow... Which I find hilarious since back in Nebraska we had 2 feet of snow and a Blizzard going on and businesses / school was still open and expected you go in. Smiley: laugh
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I would, since it'll probably snow this winter, but I'd rather have video games.

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Too bad there isn't a safe, economical, flame-thrower for home use. It would turn snow removal into fun and games.





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someproteinguy wrote:
I'd return it and buy a pizza.


What kind of pizza?
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Elinda wrote:
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I'd return it and buy a pizza.


What kind of pizza?


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Elinda wrote:
Too bad there isn't a safe, economical, flame-thrower for home use.
Snow blowers can be fun if you can catch someone unaware.
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#10 Nov 26 2012 at 1:56 PM Rating: Good
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I transitioned to practicality gifts over entertaining gifts back in college. In grade school, getting winter clothes sucked as a present. In college, I was all about getting some sweaters, shirts, etc. As much as I like video games, I literally have over 100 games that I haven't even started. What I do instead of asking for a game, is buy my brothers games that I want, so when they are done, I can borrow them.Smiley: grin
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#11 Nov 26 2012 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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What I do instead of asking for a game, is buy my brothers games that I want, so when they are done, I can borrow them.Smiley: grin


Smiley: nod

Speaking of which, they need to come out with a PS4 already so I can get the hand-me-down PS3 from my brother... Smiley: lol
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someproteinguy wrote:
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What I do instead of asking for a game, is buy my brothers games that I want, so when they are done, I can borrow them.Smiley: grin


Smiley: nod

Speaking of which, they need to come out with a PS4 already so I can get the hand-me-down PS3 from my brother... Smiley: lol
That's how I got hooked on mmos. I bought my son Everquest. Smiley: rolleyes

He took his PS3 with him when he moved a couple months ago. I'm thinking of getting an x-box. Does Play Station have anything comparable to Kinect?
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There's Playstation Move but that's more Wii-esque than Kinect, I believe. I'll let some dirty little console peasant tell you more though.
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Elinda wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
I would, since it'll probably snow this winter, but I'd rather have video games.

inorite!

Too bad there isn't a safe, economical, flame-thrower for home use. It would turn snow removal into fun and games.






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There's Playstation Move but that's more Wii-esque than Kinect, I believe.


Pretty much. I would go with Kinect if you want to have a hands free flail device. Fair warning you need quite a bit of room to properly use it.

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All my relatives that I must produce a gift for live in snowy climes.

So the assumption is that they live somewhere that basically requires they have snow shovels, yet...we are to assume they would enjoy the gift of a duplicate shovel?
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I found foods usually go over well for people you don't know what to get. Various mixed nut or sausage/cheese combinations. There usually on sale during the holiday season.

Plus, it's not something that will be taking up closet space a month from now (well... unless they store disgusting things in their closets).
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I usually try to tailor a gift to the person, and consider the gift as maybe something they'd like, but wouldn't buy for themselves. For example, I diverted from a wedding gift registry to buy a friend and her fiancée a Tardis cookie jar for a wedding gift. She was thrilled, said another friend had one and she always wanted to steal it.

Otherwise, I'll pick the weird, random stuff that people put on their registries. Like the Jaws computer game for my brother-in-law and his wife when they got married, and the set of golf clubs (cheapish) for my other brother in law when they got married.

For Christmas this year, we will go the heap route and most likely get gift cards to only our immediate family members. However, I did buy some of this soap at the farmers market that is handmade and has the greatest labels. There's "Dirty *****," "Dirty Hooker," "Dirty Mind," and "Zombie" to name a few. I hear the soap is sh*t, but it smells nice and the labels make me laugh.

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#19 Nov 26 2012 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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Smasharoo wrote:
All my relatives that I must produce a gift for live in snowy climes.

So the assumption is that they live somewhere that basically requires they have snow shovels, yet...we are to assume they would enjoy the gift of a duplicate shovel?


I was thinking they might be too stupid to already have one, and were clearing the snow drifts with brooms and such.

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#20 Nov 27 2012 at 7:28 AM Rating: Good
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Smasharoo wrote:
All my relatives that I must produce a gift for live in snowy climes.

So the assumption is that they live somewhere that basically requires they have snow shovels, yet...we are to assume they would enjoy the gift of a duplicate shovel?

They would if the duplicate was the Nimbus2000 of snow shovels. They'd want to use it.

Thus, practical yet extravagant gifting.
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We bought the Nimbus2000 toy for our son, but our 18 year old daughter loves it too!
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