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    riding once again jschen's Avatar
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    Argh... my post disappeared. Okay, here's the Cliff Notes version.

    I'm trying to think of something to get for my three younger sisters. No particular reason. Preferably something they'll keep for a long time. But they have everything they need and then some, thanks to my parents' very generous support. So any ideas as to what to get them? Jewelry has been floated around as a possibility, though I'm a bit concerned that nice jewelry might make things difficult for their boyfriends (current or future) by setting expectations sky high.
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    Heh.
    a bike?
    heh
    It's pretty difficult shopping for people who have everything because the few things one might give that they dont have . they probably wouldn't appreciate. maybe a new hobby?
    I got nothing
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    A certificate for a day at a spa?
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    Ferrari 430 spider with tubi exhaust.

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    Two of them already have decent bikes. One of them (living in NYC) relies on her bike for transportation. (Unlike me--I just ride for fun.) I can't imagine the other one caring about bikes. (Plus, with her total lack of strength and the steep hills of SF, she wouldn't get anywhere even with a MTB triple.)

    Quote Originally Posted by TG
    It's pretty difficult shopping for people who have everything because the few things one might give that they dont have
    Yup. That's the basic difficulty. And trying to get all three of them something similar makes it even harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Ferrari 430 spider with tubi exhaust.
    I don't mind spending on them. They're my sisters, after all. But that's a bit more than I can afford.
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    - three variable annuities?

    - a down-payment for each on your state's 529 plan? perhaps this one?

    - three trust funds to mature when they're each 59.5 years old?

    - a bagful of these for each?

    :-)

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    I will personally satisfy each one of them.

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    EDITED: I picked an inappropriate target for my ranting.

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    The spa thing...its always appreciated.

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    Subscriptions to Playgirl?

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Hey Boogs, chill, it's called a sense of humor, and I'm sure both slvoid and jschen know it.

    anyhoo, jschen, make them something. put some personal effort into it; they have 'everything' but having something that you made or created means more than anything material. A flash movie, scrapbook, make some jewelry?

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    I bet your sisters would enjoy a nice time together with you, like a lunch or dinner, more than some mindless consumer item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    Hey Boogs, chill, it's called a sense of humor, and I'm sure both slvoid and jschen know it.

    anyhoo, jschen, make them something. put some personal effort into it; they have 'everything' but having something that you made or created means more than anything material. A flash movie, scrapbook, make some jewelry?
    I agree with this too. I think the best gifts are ones that people make themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    I agree with this too. I think the best gifts are ones that people make themselves.
    I made this for you.



    It took me all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    I made this for you.



    It took me all day.

    That's sooo precious! I'm going to put it on my dresser and put all my earrings and necklaces in it!



    I hope you signed the bottom...

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    linux_author: Highly practical, but already covered. My parents ensure they will have no educational debt. (Even for the one that will blow through $400K in educational expenses. Yikes!) And help them get their Roth IRA's fully funded in the schooling years. And I already serve as their informal financial advisor.

    Boogs: Appreciate your concern, but slvoid and I have enough prior interaction that his comments can be taken lightly, in the vein they were intended. No harm, no foul. Gift certificates, yup, lots of gifts end up as gift certificates. From them, too; I'm no easier to shop for.

    superdex and Shadiyah: Good point. There's room for both, though. Making something personalized, as well as at some time just buying something.

    BostonFixed: Excellent point. I think I do okay on that count. Though I still owe one of them dinner in Boston (Bristol Lounge in the Four Seasons, on a night with the dessert buffet) and a few rounds of karting at F1 Boston. Didn't have a chance to take her when she visited me. Managed to take my other sisters, though, when they visited.

    Spa treatment, huh? No clue about those things, but okay, that's a possibility. Not as long-lasting a gift (more akin to dinner at a nice place from what I can tell), though.
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    a trip

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    puppies/or other pet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    puppies/or other pet?
    I'd make a good pet. I only require food and fresh straw at least once a week to sleep in. I'll even clean while you're at work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    I'd make a good pet. I only require food and fresh straw at least once a week to sleep in. I'll even clean while you're at work!
    But are you housetrained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    But are you housetrained?
    The seat always gets put back down after I'm finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paton18
    blah blah blah
    Jeez. If you're going to troll, at least come up with something every other 14-year-old hasn't already shat out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    The seat always gets put back down after I'm finished.
    Just don't drink from it and then lick my face afterwards!

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