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Old 11-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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Default share your creative holiday gift ideas for adults

Help me out here. the kids are easy, but how about some ideas for your brothers, your parents, even your spouse. Any good ones over the years that you've given or received? happy holidays...
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:02 PM
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One thing I got recently from my Dad that I thought was cool is a device that allows you to easily trace an outlet in your house to its corresponding breaker switch in the panel. Pretty handy if you extend wiring or add plugs in your house. I think I have this one:

http://www.sears.com/extech-cb10-ac-...p-03482420000P

I use my laser level all the time. Does everyone have one of these already?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.ULUNeYbAFio

You can get a smart blue ray player that has built in WiFi for about $75 nowadays - gives you instant access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon on Demand, etc. on your TV. My Dad was just here and wasn't aware that these things existed at that price point.

Not sure about wives. Cha-ching....
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:41 PM
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Sam's Club has a great deal on a KitchenAid stand mixer this week if any of the wires have ever wanted one. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/kitchen.../prod500276.ip

Marianne loves hers and I get the benefit of more baked goods, especially around the holidays. We are getting one for her Mom this Christmas.

If your wives like contemporary jewelry this is a friends company. http://www.alexisrussell.com
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:09 PM
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Sam's Club has a great deal on a KitchenAid stand mixer this week if any of the wires have ever wanted one. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/kitchen.../prod500276.ip

Marianne loves hers and I get the benefit of more baked goods, especially around the holidays. We are getting one for her Mom this Christmas.

If your wives like contemporary jewelry this is a friends company. http://www.alexisrussell.com
Just for wives? I'm not big on contemporary jewelry, but I love cooking stuff. The stand up mixers are awesome. If you like fresh bread, a breadmaker is a great gift too. They have come a long way, you just add the mix, turn it on and walk away.

I actually do ALL the cooking in our house, so things like stand up mixers are not just for "wives" anymore! Tomorrow morning I'll get up early and sear a roast before I put it in the crock pot. Speaking of which, I could use a bigger crock pot this year.
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so things like stand up mixers are not just for "wives" anymore!
Sorry, did not mean it that way

They also work great for making burger if you get the meat grinder attachment. Makes processing that wild game easier at home
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Not terribly creative but my family has gotten into giving "consumables" like tea/food/etc. As adults typically everyone just buys what they need and this way we get away from having to hassle with returns, wrong sizes, didn't need, etc. And you get to splurge on the food items you don't typically buy! fwiw.
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I did a home-made 'dinner in a box' for my parents. Fresh pasta, good wine, some sauces (pesto, for sure), some recipe ideas, something for dessert - all loaded into a cardboard box. They're too old to need 'stuff' and yet this meal isn't hard to cook. When they're all done with it, it all goes away.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:28 PM
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Not terribly creative but my family has gotten into giving "consumables" like tea/food/etc. As adults typically everyone just buys what they need and this way we get away from having to hassle with returns, wrong sizes, didn't need, etc. And you get to splurge on the food items you don't typically buy! fwiw.
Great idea, we like those too. Quality meats and cheeses in a basket is a great gift. Along with some wine, a nice cheese cutting board and crackers. We got an Italian themed basket a few years ago from the Philly Street Market. They just purchased things from South 9th St. (meats, cheeses, breads, pastas, wine, sauces/gravy) and made a basket. We LOVED it.
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Default IR thermometer

I have a cheapo one of those IR temp sensor thingies. It's more of a toy to me, but can come in really handy.
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Default OH more things....

for the winos you know...get a vacuvin or something similar. cheap and useful.

also...for the wino...a decanter. the most underrated wine accessory.
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