Christmas Gifts

Hey All,

As we approach the holiday season, I was just curious what types of gifts you guys were thinking of getting for your mother/father/girlfriend/boyfriend/grandparent etc. I personally love getting people gifts and am gearing up for some serious holiday shopping and am excited to spend some of the significant capital I have built up since starting as an analyst a few months ago.

While I have this dough to throw, I am unsure of what to get people, particularly my dad. Dude is an asshole and never specifies what gifts he wants. Got him a Hermes tie last year (one of those shiny-ish two tone ones) and he loved it, but said not to get a tie this year. Mans refuses to drop any hints, so like fuck me.

But I digress... So, what are you guys getting people for your respective winter holiday? Help good ol' nightman crowdsource some ideas.


Comments (26)

Nov 30, 2018

I'm making my dad RumHam and giving him some Wolf Cola to wash it down.

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Nov 30, 2018

Don't forget fight milk, so he can fight like a crow #forbodyguardsbybodyguards

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Nov 30, 2018

I keep that shit for myself, gotta keep my profits soaring as high as a crow!

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Nov 30, 2018

As Seen on TV stuff. Laugh, but it's usually fun and relatively useful.
Egg cooker respect.


Nov 30, 2018

I got my mom a wool Beret and some warm mittens for when she visits me in the city during the colder months.

Carl Van Loon
Van Loon & Associates

Nov 30, 2018

Apple AirPods for sure. Easy buy for family. No setup required or anything, super intuitive. Also only like $150 so it won't break the bank whatsoever.

Nov 30, 2018

OK I'm actually glad you brought this up because I was thinking about these but on WSO I have seen a lot of people shit on them and suggest other brands. I'll have to shop around but wireless headphones are near the top of my list.

Nov 30, 2018

There are definitely higher quality headphones for the price. But these are so easy and compatible that even your most tech-illiterate family member won't have any questions about how to use them. I think they work just great -- albeit not an audiophile I do like my music to sound good and be loud, so in that case I think these were a great buy. Great charging case that holds a good charge and the headphones do too.

Nov 30, 2018

Ask them casually about what their goals / New Years' Resolutions might be for 2019, and then get a present that helps them achieve their goal. E.g. your mom wants to run a 10k, get her a fitness tracker, your brother wants to publish a book, get a Moleskine notebook, etc.

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Nov 30, 2018

I gift a lottt of alcohol around the holidays. I hand out wine like Oprah gives out cars.

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Nov 30, 2018

Subscribed. I need ideas. AirPods, Alexa Echos, gift cards, and booze/wine is all I can usually think of.

Nov 30, 2018

here's some shit:
Air Fryer
Battle Ropes
Cooking Thermometer
Drainable Baking Pan (Holed Bottom)
Heart Rate Monitor (Do HRV tests)
Label Maker (label credit cards w/ rewards)
Office/Room plant
Oolong Tea
Playstation 4
Steel Mace
Resistance Bands
Waterproof Speakers
Clock for deck
Mini trampolinee (for rebounding)
Blowtorch (cooking)
Infrared Sauna
Oura Ring
Bumper guard
Weed scale
Gardening gloves
Capisco Ergonomic Office Chair
Alcat Test
Bike Fender
Bollanbranch Sheets (Promo Code: Tim)
Cranium (game)
Deep Fryer
Down Vest
Fat Gripz (Make? Use Tape)
Gemini Mobility Tool
Go (Board Game)
Guitar Hero / Rock Band
Hand Strength Grippers - Captains of Crush?

Health tests
Bidet attachment -
Humidity Monitor
Joov Light (Light therapy)
Kayak (Tandem)
Living Walls, Plants:
Measuring Cup/Scale
Metal Detector
Money Plant
Mountain Bike
Nail Mat/Bed
Pellet Grill
Playstation Vita
Pocket Knife
Rowing Machine
Rumble Roller foam roller
Settlers of Catan (board game)
Sous Vide Machine
Star Wars Miniatures
Stationary bike
Tandem Bike
Turntable / Record player
UnderArmour Khakis
Waffle Iron
Waterproof Stopwatch
Awning for deck
Elbow sleeves
Ankle weights
Small baggies for earbud covers
Food scale
Flash Drive
Clothing rack for attic
Blood pressure monitor
Sandbag for workouts
Bulgarian bag
Club bells
Adjustable mouthpiece for sleeping
Metolius Rock Rings (Rock climbing pullup rings)

Cigarette holder for joints

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Dec 3, 2018

+SB for the Weed Scale

Nov 30, 2018

I got my mom a giraffe today and a penguin for early christmas presents.

Stuffed animals. Giraffe is almost as tall as she is.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 30, 2018

I'm probably not getting presents for anyone else. I'm not big on presents. My nieces and nephews have birthdays coming up and I just send them a card with a $100 note in it every year. A few Christmas cards for family and thats it.

My brother rolls even lighter than that, lol. He doesn't do anything. I get a card from his wife for Christmas sometimes like mid Jan, but thats cool though I don't care. I care about family, just not the time spent for a significant amount of gestures, etc. Except for my mom.

If I see something mid year that a certain person might like in a store, I'll just send it to them immediately and say 'happy early birthday' or 'Merry Christmas' to whatever is closer. Could be 2 months before their birthday. F-it. Better than 2 mo after. I used to store Christmas gifts in a closet and send them out on the 'holiday schedule', but that was a pain. So I just send them out when I see the gift or don't send anything at all.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 3, 2018

Did you get that giraffe in a Section 363 sale this year?

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Dec 3, 2018

Did you get that giraffe in a Section 363 sale this year?

Whole Foods

Not sure what section 363 means

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 1, 2018

I usually get my dad some high quality whisky and a coffee table book about destillation. For the rest of my family I get them clothing like gloves, scarves or something of the sorts. You could also get them something practical like others have suggested,

Dec 3, 2018
Dec 3, 2018

If your old man likes outdoors stuff, get him a lifetime fishing license. Depending on his age, and type of fish/location it can actually be pretty affordable.

Dec 3, 2018

Getting my dad a mizzen and main shirt because he travels a lot for work

Dec 6, 2018
Dec 6, 2018