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QOTD: What Did You Get/Give For Christmas?

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It's show and tell time, kids!

Ah Christmas, it's the time for giving – and receiving! Yes, yes, I know that there's a lot more to Christmas than just presents, but our capitalistic society has made us focus a lot on gift giving.

While that may detract from the true spirit of Christmas, we're all consumers here and we love new shiny things.

So tell us, dear readers, what did you get for Christmas? What was the coolest gift that you had the pleasure of giving to someone?

It doesn't even have to be tech-related, so please share with us in the comments below!

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    meluvcookies , December 28, 2009 5:30 PM
    socks...
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    Anonymous , December 28, 2009 5:45 PM
    My 93 year old grandmother whose health is failing and is having trouble with her memory lately.

    I came across a beautiful old world tea cup & saucer in perfect condition, no chips or anything. It had an official seal on the bottom plus a hand painted serial number. It was Tuscan Fine English Bone China. It had 24K gold trim with Oranges, Orange leaves & blossoms on it.

    Looking at it, I couldn't help but feel that my Grandmother would love it and that it would bring back memories of her years in Florida. I wrapped it up carefully and placed it in a beautiful gold filigree tin with a striped ribbon around the it.

    She Loved the Tea cup more than anything, saying she never owned a tea cup before. The tin, she placed that on her stand and every so often, she'll say that she wonders what's inside of it, forgetting that she already said that previously.

    But I'm glad that my gift made her happy in the remaining time that she has left.
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    anafgncaap , December 28, 2009 5:28 PM
    Santa came early in an UPS delivery truck w/ my Radeon HD 5870
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    IzzyCraft , December 28, 2009 5:22 PM
    G35 headset and a nice looking mechanical relic watch from my gf. While i got her a bullhorn and several books.
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    uh_no , December 28, 2009 5:23 PM
    blackberry 9700
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    adbat , December 28, 2009 5:25 PM
    My 1yo got a box of wooden blocks, just squares triangles and circles - that is the coolest gift she ever got :-)
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    michaelzehr , December 28, 2009 5:26 PM
    In terms of electronics, my son got a lego mindstorms, so we've been busy building robots that wander around the house, avoiding objects, and shooting at things. There were also some ds and wii games, all lego-themed.
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    mindless728 , December 28, 2009 5:27 PM
    Vizio 37" 1080P TV
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    Onus , December 28, 2009 5:27 PM
    My wife and I flew from TN to MN to share the holidays with family; that was an expensive trip, so gift-giving was a little sparse. My wife had made some backpacks for nieces, and some quilts for a number of family members. We got some pottery items from my brother (who just finished an outdoor kiln a few months ago), and my parents gave us 6-day "park hopper" passes for an upcoming WDW trip.
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    anafgncaap , December 28, 2009 5:28 PM
    Santa came early in an UPS delivery truck w/ my Radeon HD 5870
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    scione , December 28, 2009 5:28 PM
    got lots of gift cards lmao to future shop :p 
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    meluvcookies , December 28, 2009 5:30 PM
    socks...
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    mcshasta , December 28, 2009 5:32 PM
    Bought my mom a ASUS laptop(K60IJ-RBLX05) for Christmas. It should suit her facebook stalking needs just fine.
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    sunflier , December 28, 2009 5:33 PM
    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor (I now have 2 of these!) (HDMI is nice to play xbox360 on this too)
    Nintendo Wii and accessories/games (mainly for the kids)
    New iPod nano (again for the kids)
    Nerf-N dart blaster (to shoot at the kids)
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    blacklic0ric3 , December 28, 2009 5:33 PM
    I got a Cooler Master HAF 932, and will be getting the i5 as a late gift :) 
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    Onus , December 28, 2009 5:33 PM
    I did give my nephew a Terrainiac all-terrain R/C vehicle, and gave my brother a gift certificate for where he gets his clay. I got a Home Depot gift card, which will become plumbing pieces for another rain barrel (got cash for that too) and wood and fittings for an access hatch I need to cut in our back deck.
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    kageryu , December 28, 2009 5:39 PM
    Nothing....
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    brett1042002 , December 28, 2009 5:39 PM
    TomTom GPS. Surround sound home theater system for the 42" Samsung TV. 12 gauge double-barrel shotgun. Ammo. I FPS in RL :) 
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    tenor77 , December 28, 2009 5:39 PM
    Gave my parents a Nuvi since they're retiring. I got Macaroni art from the kids.
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    Rahbot , December 28, 2009 5:43 PM
    I got a few PJ's I didnt give anything because my GF bought everything. Also got the yearly candy and popcorn. I didn't get anything I wanted or needed. what a bummer.
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    lifelesspoet , December 28, 2009 5:44 PM
    If your still in the giving mood, what you got in the thumbnail would make a fine present.
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    cadder , December 28, 2009 5:44 PM
    gave: small laptop and 2 digital cameras, plus some CD's and DVD's.

    got: small laptop (13", dual core, basically one good step above a netbook)
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    Anonymous , December 28, 2009 5:45 PM
    My 93 year old grandmother whose health is failing and is having trouble with her memory lately.

    I came across a beautiful old world tea cup & saucer in perfect condition, no chips or anything. It had an official seal on the bottom plus a hand painted serial number. It was Tuscan Fine English Bone China. It had 24K gold trim with Oranges, Orange leaves & blossoms on it.

    Looking at it, I couldn't help but feel that my Grandmother would love it and that it would bring back memories of her years in Florida. I wrapped it up carefully and placed it in a beautiful gold filigree tin with a striped ribbon around the it.

    She Loved the Tea cup more than anything, saying she never owned a tea cup before. The tin, she placed that on her stand and every so often, she'll say that she wonders what's inside of it, forgetting that she already said that previously.

    But I'm glad that my gift made her happy in the remaining time that she has left.
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