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5 days ago  
give gifts to me.

I think it's a good idea.
 
5 days ago  
I'm a single adult with no kids. My well thought out gifts are returned in bamboo spatula and it was the literal cheapest things we could find in the Ross dump bin form.

This year I'm just sending cards.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Money. Just give people money. You can be creative with how you give it to them.  Some examples (all of which I have at least attempted): inside of a piggy bank shaped cookie, inside of a homemade fortune cookie*, inside a fill-it-yourself Christmas cracker, inside of a small pinata.

*Trying to make a homemade fortune cookie big enough to fit a tiny envelope filled with cash was an awful but delicious experience.
 
5 days ago  
Heroin Christmas
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5 days ago  
Things from UnCommon Goods have been popular with my family, and they are impossible to shop for
 
5 days ago  
I've been tasked with making wheels of cheese for Xmas gifts. My relatives raided my cheese cave a few weeks back & everyone thought it was "totes yummers" according to the young hipster set. I got designated as a "curd artisan" (not "turd fartisan", ya wisenhiemers).
 
5 days ago  
The rate things are going, I'll be excited to get a pound of ground beef and a jar of peanut butter for Christmas.
 
5 days ago  
The Jelly of the Month Club.

It's the gift that keeps on giving.
 
5 days ago  
Make stuff.
I'm giving mostly stuff I've made in the kitchen.  Chutney, herb salt, herbed butter, homemade venison sausages.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
I'm buying Smokey Bear beer cozies ~ https://apps.fs.usda.gov/symbols/smok​e​y-bear-can-coolers

For the good ones, I'm giving Smokey temporary tattoos https://apps.fs.usda.gov/symb​ols/smoke​y-bear-temporary-tattoos
 
5 days ago  
I have been beading keychains for relatives. I am sure they are embarrassed, but they do pretend to like them.
 
5 days ago  
Nothing.  Agree on an amount, go shopping together, buy something for yourselves, go have dinner and talk about what you got.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
I don't buy people sh*t for the sake of buying them sh*t. And people don't buy sh*t for me for the sake of buying sh*t for me.

BAHF*CKINGHUMBUG
 
5 days ago  
Every year, I try to deal with holiday grief (I lost both parents, by chance, right around Christmas - Dad in 1988, Mom in 2005) by doing my best to make a little magic happen for someone else - something they might otherwise never hope for.

Last year, I got a really good leather duster for a friend who had said he wanted one.  (I'm *really* pleased with the scam I pulled to get his measurements without giving the same away - I told him his Aunt Nancy asked me to get them and pass them on to her.  He never saw the duster coming.)

This year, I'm thinking seriously about getting Jubal a 3-D printer, so he can use it to help make some Raspberry Pi projects he's interested in.

Some years back, I was able to track down an apparently very hard to locate book and record combination for my friend Rillan.  Had to get it from England - 'The Pentateuch of the Cosmogony', by Patrick Woodroffe and Dave Greenslade.

I've also had good results from getting hold of pictures my friends have taken, that had meaning for them, and getting them done up as glass prints from FractureMe.com.  They do good work.

I've had some pain, and I'm not very good at people stuff, but if I'm lucky enough to be able to bring something happy to friends, I'm glad to do what I can.
 
5 days ago  
Gold, frankincense, myrrh.

"IT'S A TER-DITIONNNNN!!!!!"
 
5 days ago  

Miss5280: Money. Just give people money. You can be creative with how you give it to them.  Some examples (all of which I have at least attempted): inside of a piggy bank shaped cookie, inside of a homemade fortune cookie*, inside a fill-it-yourself Christmas cracker, inside of a small pinata.

*Trying to make a homemade fortune cookie big enough to fit a tiny envelope filled with cash was an awful but delicious experience.


If they're traveler types, buy them some foreign currency.  They can always exchange it for cash.
 
5 days ago  
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Cartons of smokes are pretty pricey these days....Sorry, Johnny boy.....
 
5 days ago  
A show of a feat of strength
DUH
 
5 days ago  
Etsy always has nice things:

Mature, Tentacle Dildo, Pink and White Tentacle, Hentai, Ecchi, Adult Toy, Fantasy Sex Toy, Silicone Sex Toy, UV Reactive, Strap On (Safe for work, unless you work with freaks who would know what it is.)

"Live out your hentai fantasies with this super soft and supple tentacle dildo."
 
5 days ago  

Fear the Clam: Etsy always has nice things:

Mature, Tentacle Dildo, Pink and White Tentacle, Hentai, Ecchi, Adult Toy, Fantasy Sex Toy, Silicone Sex Toy, UV Reactive, Strap On (Safe for work, unless you work with freaks who would know what it is.)

"Live out your hentai fantasies with this super soft and supple tentacle dildo."


Username checks out.
 
5 days ago  
Charities and social movements that you care about. Give them money, in your name or someone else's. Holiday shopping brings out the worst. Skip it.
 
5 days ago  
NO. It is way too early to be thinking about Xmas. Just no.
 
5 days ago  

doremifaq: Charities and social movements that you care about. Give them money, in your name or someone else's. Holiday shopping brings out the worst. Skip it.


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5 days ago  
Not necessarily holiday shopping, but a buddy of mine's birthday is in late Nov. Said friend kept my "rent money" for two years & gave it back once I got myself somewhat together so I could splurge on furniture beyond a bed.

I've preordered a 2-pack of "Bloodwine" for his nerdy booze shelf, to go along with last year's Montgomery Scott whiskey.
 
5 days ago  
I'm sure my little siblings won't like whatever they get this year. They'll be 14 and Pokémon isn't cool any more, so I could just mail them $50 each and let them do whatever (I live 2,000 miles away).
 
5 days ago  

oldfarthenry: "turd fartisan"


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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Still time to start telling everyone that you've become an atheist!
 
5 days ago  
I'm giving people the gift of not having to spend time with me.  Except for you farkers!  You're stuck with me.  AHAHAHA!
 
5 days ago  

markie_farkie: The Jelly of the Month Club.

It's the gift that keeps on giving.


It's cheating if you make every month KY.
 
5 days ago  
Give her what she likes!  She's already got plenty of tube tops.
A carton of Newports and a handle of vodka shows her you care!
 
4 days ago  

Fear the Clam: Etsy always has nice things:

Mature, Tentacle Dildo, Pink and White Tentacle, Hentai, Ecchi, Adult Toy, Fantasy Sex Toy, Silicone Sex Toy, UV Reactive, Strap On (Safe for work, unless you work with freaks who would know what it is.)

"Live out your hentai fantasies with this super soft and supple tentacle dildo."


"Get a free kigurumi with ahegao with $120 purchase."
 
4 days ago  

Kat09tails: I'm a single adult with no kids. My well thought out gifts are returned in bamboo spatula and it was the literal cheapest things we could find in the Ross dump bin form.

This year I'm just sending cards.


My family is pissed at me because I told them I didn't want any holiday cards.

Seriously, if you want to send me something, a nice gift card for a local restaurant would be best. Red Robin or Olive Garden have those, and you can load it up with however much you want to give me.
 
4 days ago  
My mind is pretty f#cked right now, so in spite of it being September I am thinking about a gifts - otherwise I know I won't have things arranged in time :/

My littlest brother is still being homeschooled by my borderline-prepper father and... problematic... step-mother, so my gift for him is going to be Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar starter sets, in the hope that they'll encourage him to want to play against other people and thereby become more social (I know only too well how it feels to be socially isolated)
 
4 days ago  
Just hold on here a minute! Something is wrong with you subby!
It is NOT time to start Christmas shopping. We still need to do Halloween and Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, that's when to start Christmas shopping.  For Pete's sake, it is still officially summer! Fall doesn't start for another week. And Christmas is in winter.
 
4 days ago  
IT'S MOTHERFARKING SEPTEMBER
 
4 days ago  
I could use a new crack pipe. Maybe one of those Disney-themed ones.
 
4 days ago  
Don't scare me like that subby.  I thought I'd slipped into a coma and it was December 22nd.
 
4 days ago  
... Did you put your lights up too Subby?
 
4 days ago  

Eegah: NO. It is way too early to be thinking about Xmas. Just no.


My mother used to have all the holiday shopping COMPLETED by September.  She didn't want to get stuck shopping in the hub-bub of holiday sales and add to the already stressed schedule of a mother of 3 who has extended family in town during the holidays.  We actually had a rule in the house to not buy yourself anything you might want as a gift after August because she'd already done a significant amount of the Christmas shopping.  She'd hit labor day and back to school sales instead of Black FridayTMand all the sales leading up to Christmas.

We donated to charity and pulled names out of hats last year so everyone got one gift.
 
4 days ago  

Demetrius: IT'S MOTHERFARKING SEPTEMBER


You gotta order that shiat now. It's not like Sears has overnight shipping.
 
4 days ago  
New and improved product package size.  For all the adults on my gift giving list.

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4 days ago  
I stopped giving stuff that's going to be around for years for the most part. Family I send fancy holiday themed chocolate. Mom I send wine. mrs mcmnky used to get tickets to live comedy. Last we got a puppy and decided that would be our gift to each other. No ideas for this year.
 
4 days ago  
We canceled Christmas last year and exchanged Amazon gift certificates. It was soooooo nice to be able to enjoy the day for once. We will likely cancel Christmas this year also even though we're all vaccinated.
 
4 days ago  

Drearyx: ... Did you put your lights up too Subby?


Never took 'em down!
 
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