Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

Looking for your gift suggestions

Well, it's that time again. I should preface this by saying that I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm not Christian or Catholic or whatever religion you're supposed to be to celebrate this holiday. So if it were up to me, I would buy gifts for no one (except maybe my SO, because who doesn't want another excuse to make the SO surprised and smile). But every year I fly my orphan self down to California for Xmas to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncle and 5 cousins. And it is frowned upon if I do not show up with gifts at least for the adults (they seem to let me get away with not purchasing gifts for the 5 college age cousins).

Every year I get them all the exact same thing, and I'm tired of it. I want to do something different this year and surprise them. Before I ask for ideas, I should mention that my grandparents and married aunt and uncle seem to be quite well off and therefore they do not actually need anything. I do have one widowed aunt who works 2 jobs to put her 3 kids through college, so she might actually need something but I don't know what. So every year it looks like this:

Grama & Grampa: Food gift basket from
Married Aunt & Uncle: Starbucks coffee gift basket
Single Aunt: Tea gift basket (she likes tea)

I'm ready for a change - please offer your gift suggestions. Charity gifts might be frowned upon, you know the ones that say X amount of money was donated to this charity in your name. Grandparent's gift should be in the $35 to $100 price range. Aunts/Uncles gifts in the $30 to $50 price range. Suggestions please!

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