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OT christmas present ideas?

OK, so I'm 17 and have 2 regular jobs that pay well (11 per hour lol..yay!), and had this great idea to really get my parents awesome gifts this year, because well, they deserve it lol.


Only problem..i have no idea what to get them!

I was thinking jewelry for my mom, but maybe that's more my dad's "idea"? lol and what about my dad? I'm at a loss :[

Any help would be great!! Thanks!!


Sat. Nov 24, 6:22pm

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How about one of those digital picture frames? I have a 17 yr old and I would love it if she got us one of those. They vary in price depending on their size.

Saturday, November 24, 2007, 9:41 PM

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I know my son gave us a few Christmas's ago tickets to a dinner play along with a massage and a pedidcure/manicure for me earlier in the day. It was very special for our son to think of us like that at Christmas. I have also received crystal roses and since my husband loves chocolate he received imported chocolate. For my own parents I have taken photographs of their parents who have passed away and enlarged them into a 5X7 and had them framed.

Saturday, November 24, 2007, 11:55 PM

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As another mom of teens, I can tell you that they'd rather you thought a lot and spent a little. We continue to worry about your financial smarts for a long time...

I think tickets to something they'd enjoy and maybe a gift certificate for dinner or dessert after--along with a handwritten letter about the valuable things they've taught you that you didn't appreciate or understand when you were younger--would floor any parent.

Sunday, November 25, 2007, 10:34 AM

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10:34 excellent idea!

Sunday, November 25, 2007, 10:41 AM

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I am a mom of 3 and I will tell you that I would so enjoy a pair of tickets and a night on the town with... YOU!! That's right, you guys grow up so fast and now that you are 17, what an awesome gift to give but time with you, whether it's going for a manicure/pedicure and then out to dinner and a movie or going to a festival. Whatever you decide, just make sure it includes a date with you. Even for your dad... Dad's like to spend time with their kids too. Just make it 2 seperate dates, one for mom and one for dad. I would love the opportunity to go out on a date with my kids and just find out how things are going and how their plans are working out for their future... (not that I don't talk to them already, but when you become teenagers, you always seem to find other things to do than just hang out with mom (or dad). Good Luck!1

Sunday, November 25, 2007, 7:32 PM

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op here

these ideas are great! maybe that WOULD be a good idea..taking her out? hrm.

what if my sister and i took both our parents out for the night.. a show and dinner? that'd be a lot of fun. or maybe just send the parents together? or seperate things for each parent?

aw, i'm getting excited about this! XD

Sunday, November 25, 2007, 11:33 PM

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An activity with your parents is a great idea. Maybe manicures/pedicures with mom (just be sure to book somewhere that you can have them simultaneously and next to each other), and tickets to a sporting event with dad? It depends on their interests. Or a night out as a whole family - also a great idea!

My sister is very artistic, and we've done a number of gifts where I buy something and then she makes it more creative - martini glasses that she painted olives onto in a cute design, custom golf balls where she designed the custom logo, etc.

Last year, a pre-loaded digital photo frame was a huge hit!

For Mother's Day, I took my mom to "high tea" at a fancy hotel downtown.

I like the idea of memory gifts - photo albums, things you make yourself, etc., or activity gifts - ones where you'll create new memories.

Monday, November 26, 2007, 2:25 PM

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10:34 here, and I back up the idea of a night out with YOU. When I was 15 and nearlly "dating age" (16 for me and most of my friends), some of us got together and took our mothers out for Mother's Day, to a nice dinner at one of the local "after-the-Prom" restaurants. We had ulterior motives; we were afraid we'd go out with a guy and have no idea what to order, so we wanted to taste various seafoods in advance. But our mothers didn't know, and they LOVED it. (Years later when I told Mom, she said she thought we might be doing it for some kind of personal gain, but she was enjoying it so much she decided not to think about it any more!)

Monday, November 26, 2007, 7:27 PM

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I also have to say that I feel somewhat dispirited to know that you are making more money than I am, LOL...I'm a certified teacher working as a professional substitute/relief teacher and I average about 9 bucks an hour. Sheesh.

Monday, November 26, 2007, 7:28 PM

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I also have to say that I feel somewhat dispirited to know that you are making more money than I am, LOL...I'm a certified teacher working as a professional substitute/relief teacher and I average about 9 bucks an hour. Sheesh.

Monday, November 26, 2007, 7:28 PM

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op here

well, the min. wage here is 7.15..so maybe the area's different?

Monday, November 26, 2007, 10:12 PM

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