Band Aids for Christmas gifts.

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Band Aids for Christmas gifts.

Post by svaglic » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:11 pm

O.K. I just saw a Band Aid commercial on T.V. It shows little soccer kids, in red and white uniforms, with Band Aids on their knees and elbows. At the end of the commercial, they say great stocking stuffers. WTF. Stocking stuffers? What a way for Santa to leave an impression.
My nephew is getting a Polaris 4 wheeler, Xbox, snow board along with games, shrinky dinks and other fun stuff. I sure would hate to see all that upstaged by a box of bandaids.
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Re: Band Aids for Christmas gifts.

Post by kahuna74 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:36 pm

" I sure would hate to see all that upstaged by a box of bandaids." This made me laugh hard. I know I wont be buying bandaids as gifts. Some commercials this time of year are just plain stupid.
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Re: Band Aids for Christmas gifts.

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:17 am

Maybe "Breathe-Rites" would make the better gift, since NFL and NBA stars wear them and it's part of their mystique...a couple boxes of those, and kids can start thinking about all the multi-year, $20M contracts they'll be headed for. **SIGH** I guess 55's a bit old to be starting an NFL career...even if I was planning on being just the field goal kicker.
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Re: Band Aids for Christmas gifts.

Post by biglove » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:46 am

We put Band-Aids, Chapstick, Carmex, gums, mints, Kleenex, Motrin, Tylenol, cold meds, socks, gloves, gift cards and pretty much damn near any other little things in our kids, now all adults, stockings every year. Only one remains at home and the cost of all those things through the year can really add up for young people out on their own.

The wife made giant stockings, aka "Santa Bags," and I, except for this year, wrap every single box of goodies/package/gift card/etc individually. Oh, and we put anywhere from $50-$100 in each Santa Bag. How we do the cash varies every year...sometimes its a single big bill, sometimes all ones wrapped around some but not all of the gifts. Other times it is all $2 bills or a mix of anything from ones to twenties. Keeps it fun.

In addition to the cash we put in we spend about $200 per Santa Bag. Three kids, a son-in-law and with at least one of the single kids with a SO, that gets way expensive in a hurry!

This is from the inaugural Santa Bag season...about five years back, maybe six years. The kids swear it is their favorite part of Xmas.

Since I am unable to drive and have severely limited use of my left arm, the wife is having to handle it all this year. She is working OT this weekend and the next two weeks with her staff out with the flu. Gonna' get interesting this next week.

Early Xmas wishes to all!

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Re: Band Aids for Christmas gifts.

Post by kahuna74 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:54 am

biglove wrote:We put Band-Aids, Chapstick, Carmex, gums, mints, Kleenex, Motrin, Tylenol, cold meds, socks, gloves, gift cards and pretty much damn near any other little things in our kids, now all adults, stockings every year. Only one remains at home and the cost of all those things through the year can really add up for young people out on their own.

The wife made giant stockings, aka "Santa Bags," and I, except for this year, wrap every single box of goodies/package/gift card/etc individually. Oh, and we put anywhere from $50-$100 in each Santa Bag. How we do the cash varies every year...sometimes its a single big bill, sometimes all ones wrapped around some but not all of the gifts. Other times it is all $2 bills or a mix of anything from ones to twenties. Keeps it fun.

In addition to the cash we put in we spend about $200 per Santa Bag. Three kids, a son-in-law and with at least one of the single kids with a SO, that gets way expensive in a hurry!

This is from the inaugural Santa Bag season...about five years back, maybe six years. The kids swear it is their favorite part of Xmas.

Since I am unable to drive and have severely limited use of my left arm, the wife is having to handle it all this year. She is working OT this weekend and the next two weeks with her staff out with the flu. Gonna' get interesting this next week.

Early Xmas wishes to all!

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That makes sense to me loaf, about the stocking stuffer s. I just never thought of it. Hope you are feeling better.
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