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armyofpedes4usa 117 points ago +119 / -2

I'm at the point where I got pretty much everything that I need. Don't have the desire to receive or send frivolous things that will be forgotten in a few weeks.

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Just_wanted_darkmode 30 points ago +32 / -2

My wife and I don't get anything for each other but we spend money on our 9 year old, Its a bad habbit we need to break.

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NPC-1776v2 24 points ago +24 / -0

Gently used cash buys

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SmartyPants 20 points ago +20 / -0

I volunteer at a thrift shop and got most of my granddaughter's presents from there. It's amazing the new/practically new things people donate.

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 13 points ago +13 / -0

Thrift shop? I remember those! Now they're all "vintage boutiques"!! But seriously, you are right that you can find GREAT stuff for pennies in those places if you spend the time hunting.

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GainesvilleFlorida 3 points ago +3 / -0

Exactly. Working person 40 hours a week pulling ok money can’t spend another 6 hours every week to find a item for 60% off

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've noticed the people that really score deals are dedicated to the hunt and enjoy it. I personally just go as far as watching craigslist when I need something, garage sales are usually not worth the gas spent driving around if you're not like a dedicated picker with a good eye that can fairly reliably score good flips.

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wat_meme 6 points ago +6 / -0

I used to use cheap dishes for meals. One day, I went into a thrift shop and found a really nice set of dishes I liked. Service of 8. Found out they were an older Royal Doulton china set. I bought all the dinner plates, the few bowls and bread plates for $16. You know that was probably some woman's wedding gift.

Life is too short to use cheap dishes, I threw all my cheap stuff away and we use the "good china" every day, haha!

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Amateurgynecologist 4 points ago +4 / -0

The unfortunate part is the stuff you don't see that is donated

A lot of thrift stores use recovering drug addicts from salvation army to sort the items and they are given first pick. For free.

My scumbag piece of shit brother got apple watches and designer clothes and bikes and shit while living free in the homeless shelter but everyone else gets the sorted dregs

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GainesvilleFlorida 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes exactly. Have both the expertise, time, energy, storage space to make money off a flip is utterly impractical. I’ve done it, it certainly feels good to score, but is absolutely at the farthest of low ways to make side money. But I get it.

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80960KA 2 points ago +2 / -0

You can certainly grind out decent money but it's a shitty job in the end, I think scrap metal truck guy is less work. I pretty much only look for CL deals when I want a piece of equipment, $35 5HP pressure washer that needed minor maintenance is probably my best all time score.

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Hedonismbot 1 point ago +1 / -0

A rose called by any other names smells just as sweet.

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FuckingWiseCracker 4 points ago +4 / -0

Cool! I've been buying almost everything that we need/kinda need from thrift shops locally and on eBay for a while now. I've been finding some really cool stuff on eBay, and have enjoyed helping out small businesses, whilst saying 'up yours!' to Amazon, Walmart, and China.

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Bullet3250 9 points ago +9 / -0

LIMIT HER SCREEN TIME..... DO NOT give her uncontrolled access to the NET... if she is using a PC, put it in the family room infront of everyone else... Do not give her a smartphone....

SO EASY TO GIVE KIDS THE NET and they become quiet for hours... but the harm to them is greatly magnified....

it is like a heroin drip line in their arm... drop by drop... Cancel culture, body form, self esteem, abuse/threats (very common) -

you know this of course - I am just mentioning it because my kids (out of college now) went through it - and they know these problems first hand.... THEY TELL ME - they wish they would have been limited SEVERELY from the Net and social media ... they tell me they are 'set back' from the real world because they were online too much 10 years ago.

Drip - drip....

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SmartCookie 2 points ago +2 / -0

^^Truth^^

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MasklessMarvel 6 points ago +7 / -1

kids are why xmess is fun

you get to play with their toys

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Cesare_Borgia 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've had great luck perusing garage sales on Saturday mornings for kids toys.

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Judiwont 12 points ago +13 / -1

My niece is 22 and newly married. I’m sure they would like some cool gift but we are sending them a package of lite house dried herb set. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Litehouse-Freeze-Dried-Herbs-14-Herbs-4-Herb-Blends-18-Pack-Gift-Collection-/114563622724?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0 It’s gone up almost $10.00 since I bought it a month ago.

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Captain-D 5 points ago +5 / -0

At $6.05 a bottle, this is definitely overpriced. You can get great store brand spices for $2.99-4.99, or at least you could recently. I go through a lot of spices.

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Judiwont 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh I understand that. It’s way over priced but when you are just starting out it’s nice to have bottles with the names on it to refill with spices. I bought it and glad I did.

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Captain-D 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes, I agree! A full spice cabinet is an underrated kitchen staple :)

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Olds777 10 points ago +10 / -0

Buy foods from local farms and other businesses that have been hurting. I'm sure there are some nice things you can share together, maybe a bottle of wine from a nearby winery or a bottle of liquor from a nearby distillery. There are some cool made in USA products too.

The Bionic Wrench was on MyPillow's MyStore, but they have some cool other things and I have two of the Bit Dr.s. Good quality tools will always come in handy and heaven forbid dark times are ahead of us.
https://loggerheadtools.com/shop/

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rosylake 8 points ago +9 / -1

I will be buying several presents this year on MyPillow.com. Will check this out. Thank you.

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Forbidden_outcast 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ll be getting lots of food products from the local flea market/farmer’s market type fairs our little town has monthly. I’ve already started giving them out, in an attempt to figure out who likes what the most!

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Prometheus76 10 points ago +10 / -0

I'm compiling family recipes into a cookbook that I'm going to have printed and share with my family. I couldn't justify buying gewgaws again.

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Forbidden_outcast 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’m doing that too. My mom got all the stuff for it two years ago, then gave it to me to give to them, but it was going to take a long time to put it all together, and I got interrupted making them and never went back to finish them. So they’re getting those plus I’m compiling a photo album for each of them, and a small trunk for their keepsakes. The trunks look like old-timey suitcases. (Got those from Hobby Lobby. Cute cute cute) Every certificate they’ve ever had, artwork, concert tickets, medals, graduation caps, various mementos, birth announcements, baby books, senior invites and proofs- just whatever I’ve collected over the years. One of em is even getting the “bracelet” they earned when they spent the night in jail😂, another with lines they had to write 500x when they received a detention notice. (That’s was mandated by me, not the school😬)

Think there’s a few baby teeth and locks of hair in there. (I always kept all their stuff until they “settled down”, bc I know how easy it is to lose stuff in a move.) The youngest is getting all our notes to and from her elf on the shelf, Sparky, along with all the other stuff.

My mom has been asking when each of them and their spouses graduated highschool and college, bc she’s wanting to get their old yearbooks from their schools. (Obviously there’s a method/website to do that easily, or else she wouldn’t be doing it.) I had to tell her, though, that we have all of ours already :(

(I thought it was a very good idea on the yearbooks)

I did spend $30 each on the albums, bc they are full page and expand with ever how many pages you put in there. (That’s for the certificates and stuff, they still get a regular photo album that holds 4X6 that my mom bought. And I will spend a fortune on printing the digital pictures, but it’ll be something they always have, bc otherwise, since around 2009- we’ve not had any pictures printed unless we did so at home. (I’ll send these off to be printed, though)

Edited to add: and I’m not this kind of mom, really. I’m not into the stereotypical cutesy stuff, and never have been. But this Christmas........ this just seems right

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MasklessMarvel 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm compiling family recipes into a cookbook

great idea

i am always looking for new ways to cook families

you should throw in some ideas on what to do with the leftovers

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DeafPede 2 points ago +2 / -0

My mother did that and it's the best gift to have.

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tombombadil 1 point ago +1 / -0

My family has one of these and we use it every week. Fantastic gift.

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ColonelKlink 2 points ago +2 / -0

I like entering giveaways. I save what I win for Christmas every year.

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TrumpsWall 49 points ago +49 / -0

This is the best advice and a way to wield true power. Buy nothing from woke corporate. Spend all of your money on local business and, better, locally made products. Let’s keep every cent for our own.

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Maga2020Maga2020 32 points ago +33 / -1

Vanguard and Blackrock are NOT going to like this idea.

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CanadianTrump 13 points ago +13 / -0

This person knows

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Maga2020Maga2020 21 points ago +21 / -0

10 old rich as fuck families had to find a way to still own the world and not have peasants realize it, so the created funds that now own everything.

4-5 layers of obfuscation and bingo bango no one knows 10 to 20 families run the entire planet. Sneaky bastards they make Musk and Bezos look like dirt poor trash.

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Imransgarage 5 points ago +5 / -0

Give us all your money. We can manage it for you better than you can!

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GainesvilleFlorida 3 points ago +3 / -0

This seems totally possible but also not probably at the same time. How can families do this without at some point there being a blood feud that makes the news?

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Aletheia 5 points ago +5 / -0

They own the guys that own the news

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Taqiyya_Mockingbird 13 points ago +13 / -0

Make food from home grown food. Eat your kill. Share it. If you do gifts make them yourselves. Mix tapes, paintings, jams, smoked meat. Life’s best gifts.

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 5 points ago +5 / -0

Agreed. Almost everybody loves a tasty food gift!! Anyone looking for How-To create homemade food gifts should check out Mary's Nest. She's a great presenter and breaks down the steps for anyone to follow. The end result will be amazing gifts. https://marysnest.com/

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Mamapedia 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thanks for this! Right now I'm watching her make pork chops with onions and apple cider. Will be making it soon as well as her bone broth recipes. Great resource! I will also be checking out a book she mentioned entitled Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan MD. You never know what you're gonna learn on any given day from fellow pedes!

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TrumpsWall 3 points ago +3 / -0

Mixed tapes 😂. You must be as old as me!

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Forbidden_outcast 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes. Will be a lot of deer sausage this year, and fruit baskets that I make myself (variety of cut fruits and whole fruits- do every year, buying specific bowls to put each in so they don’t have to worry about giving them back.)

Will throw in home canned and dried goodies from flea/farmer’s market’s vendors. The older people are so difficult to buy for, bc they already have everything, or have enough money to buy whatever they want (little things).

I have seen more joy from the fruit baskets and cut fruits and homemade goodies I’ve given out over the past few years than any other presents I’ve ever given (to them).

For teachers, and administrators, they get simple goodie bags w/paper shreds from dollar tree and a few pieces of fancy candies and a few tangerines/cuties.

Mail and garbage men get the same things as teachers, but bigger bags. It’s awesome to watch them find their their treats, then go park down the road and take their break to enjoy it.

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Lilyfarmer 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's what I'm doing. I smoked salt with Applewood and another batch with hickory. Dehydrated herbs for teas, made homemade goat's milk soap, vanilla extract. Plus I'm sewing felt catnip fish for my family who have cats. That's what everyone's getting for Christmas.

I like to give usable gifts anyway.

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Decypher 31 points ago +31 / -0

I really like this idea!

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StraightWhiteCisMale 20 points ago +21 / -1

Not buying things would actually improve the economy in the short term. The issue isn’t low demand, it’s low supply and skyrocketing prices: Stagflation.

If you want to hasten the collapse of Beijing Joe’s economy, work as little as possible and encourage others to quit their jobs (bonus if it’s because of the vax).

Fuck Joe Biden.

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Carry_Your_Name 6 points ago +6 / -0

I can certainly do that since I have my house, my savings and family support, but is it an option for those who lives on paycheck to paycheck?

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Xuvial -2 points ago +3 / -5

Vast majority of people who live on paycheck to paycheck are democrats. Fuck em. If we went back to the days where only land owners could vote, then we would have won every election by a landslide for the past 200 years.

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SRKTiberious 1 point ago +1 / -0

Fuck you. I'm in that boat, and I'm in no way a leftard.

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MasklessMarvel 2 points ago +2 / -0

it would also relieve the supply chain mess

Beijing's economy is about to collapse on its own

their coal industry has been all but destroyed by floods and mine disasters

and they use coal to produce power

that among other things

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tholins 5 points ago +5 / -0

god I hope so. China needs to collapse so the rest of the world can get its shit cleaned up.

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soapyballotjurybox 8 points ago +8 / -0

I started last year. Stopped my Amazon prime subscription. Bought only small business, mom-pop, non chains. It’s been so freeing to no longer give bezos my money.

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GainesvilleFlorida 1 point ago +1 / -0

What size city are you in?

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glevert 28 points ago +28 / -0

Christmas is huge at our house. Last year, we decided for this Christmas to go no-presents, not even a gift exchange where everyone got one name to buy for. The exception is children. They'll get clothing (which they always need because they grow constantly), books, and a few toys.

We'll still decorate the tree, bake, and spend time together, and that's what memories are made of. It will be different, but it will be good.

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HockeyMom4Trump 12 points ago +12 / -0

The activities are what make it special. The time together.

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IHeartMyDoggy 10 points ago +11 / -1

My best memories are baking cookies with my Mom, and my Dad eating them as soon as they came out of the oven.

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10SNE1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Not different to me at all. Our family has been doing this for 20 years. It's not about the stuff. It's about being together.

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MasklessMarvel 4 points ago +4 / -0

clothing and books!

are you kidding me?

that's borderline child abuse

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glevert 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hey, it's an improvement. Their parents originally limited gift giving to their children to three "educational" presents.

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LonelyLadypedeSF_CA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Socks and underwear 😥

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Aquamine-Amarine 4 points ago +4 / -0

That sounds nice. Christmas stopped being special to me a long time ago. It's hard to celebrate Christmas and other holidays when your alcoholic father destroys every holiday throughout the year. Not many good memories.

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Athena86 2 points ago +2 / -0

That’s awful. I’m sorry that happened to you. 🙁

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Aquamine-Amarine 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you. There are so many others like me in this country. When the illegal quarantines happened last year and they kept liquor stores open because they were concerned about alcoholics suffering from withdrawals, I was fucking livid. How many women and children did they put in danger, forcing them to quarantine with their abusive alcoholic fathers/husbands? How many of them were threatened to be thrown out like I was? People claim to care about women and children being abused, but no one actually does.

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glevert 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's why Christmas is so big at our house. Violence, poverty, and mental illness didn't give me the kind of memories I make for our children. I probably enjoy all the festivities more than they do, because I don't take any of it for granted.

A wise person once told me you can make your present what you wish your past had been. If you had a crappy father, you can strive to be a great father. If you had a nightmare childhood, you can make an idyllic one for your kids.

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SmartCookie 1 point ago +1 / -0

Forgive him in your heart and break the cycle. Focus on the meaning of Christmas: “Unto us a Savior is born!”

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Aquamine-Amarine 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'll break the cycle by not marrying an alcoholic like my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother did. Fuck alcoholics. How many times do you have to forgive them and tolerate their bullshit before it's too much? When I had my mental breakdown, that was the final straw.

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bannedninjabit 18 points ago +18 / -0

Already there. Only going to have a good dinner and sit around the fire.

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RegularAmerican 6 points ago +7 / -1

Don't forget to say a happy birthday prayer

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MasklessMarvel 1 point ago +3 / -2

around the fire?

do you like, live in a tent?

we sit in front of the fire at my house

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Athena86 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol

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bannedninjabit 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes

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Judiwont 16 points ago +16 / -0

Get a 10” or 12” lodge cast iron pan for a loved one good gift!

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x79q3pb 11 points ago +11 / -0

Hi it's me, a loved one!

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

American made cast iron for the win! Cowboy chef Kent Rollins gives a lot of great advice about restoring cast iron so a second hand vintage purchase could make a great gift too https://kentrollins.com/tips-from-the-experts/

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FuckingWiseCracker 5 points ago +5 / -0

And they double as a great weapon! All kidding aside, that's a great idea for a gift. My husband and daughters love to cook, quality cast iron is the best.

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FuckingWiseCracker 2 points ago +2 / -0

OMG!! I'm crying, like actual tears and guffawing! I've never seen that. Thanks, fellow Lady Pede, enjoy your day, and always keep a frying pan handy. Lolz.

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Carry_Your_Name 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hey I could use one of that to make pizza!

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MasklessMarvel 2 points ago +2 / -0

great for dealing with unruly husbands

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TheEvacuator 15 points ago +15 / -0

I'm surprised cancel culture hasn't canceled Charlie Brown.

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BigFreedomBoner 9 points ago +9 / -0

I'm surprised Fauci hasn't tortured Snoopy to death yet.

That psycho hobgoblin is really into beagles.

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rosylake 6 points ago +6 / -0

Give it time.

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MasklessMarvel 2 points ago +2 / -0

actually they are bringing it out of retirement

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TravlingThr0ugh 14 points ago +15 / -1

Is rope made in the USA?

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 6 points ago +7 / -1

Founding Fathers believed in American made hemp rope.

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LemonTree 14 points ago +14 / -0

Lots of people may become unemployed after Dec 8 and shelves are getting emptier. All my family and friends will have to suffer from my handmade crafts.

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HockeyMom4Trump 7 points ago +7 / -0

What is December 8? The mandate deadline?

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LemonTree 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes. You are lucky not have to worry about it.

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HockeyMom4Trump 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh no. I have to worry about it as my son just got notification he has to get the vaccine or lose his job. DISGUSTING.

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utfanx2 14 points ago +14 / -0

Gift giving has devolved into meaninglessness anyways. Gift cards are proof of that.

A gift should be something the recipient couldn't reasonably expect to get on their own. Something of regional or cultural significance, or anything you've made yourself.

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Carry_Your_Name 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's even worse than bribe, you know. In some foreign countries and perhaps some communities in America, there's a culture of bribery. You need somebody to do you a favor, give them a bribe as a gift on holidays or at a party or some other event, and indulge them with flattery, even if you don't like them. Those are really thought after items based on their personal taste, you know, to make sure that they're happy and they're willing to do that favor for you.

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Athena86 1 point ago +1 / -0

You don’t give gifts on Christmas so you can extort someone. You give them because you love/like them them and genuinely want to make them happy. Except in business. Then yes. They owe you one. Lol

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ohpleaseuhhelpame 12 points ago +12 / -0

Great point..Buy American and keep the dollars here.

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bannedninjabit 12 points ago +12 / -0

Its kind of a grey line. There are Chinese that own, or in part, companies in the US.
I point at smithfield food a lot, because they put "Product of the USA" on their meat.
However, its a Chinese own company.
They love to do that. They will own a company here, have their products made in
China, and then say its a US company. A BUNCH of shenanigans. It is REALLY
hard to tell of the money will stay in the US.

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Ilove45 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've been seeking out small American-owned shops on Etsy for gifts and hobby supplies. It can be hard to tell sometimes, but worth it to support other Americans.

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tholins 2 points ago +2 / -0

You can filter Etsy by what country the product ships from! Definitely helpful to eliminate Chinese crap.

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SouthernParadise 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bought new hunting collars for my dogs on Etsy and the leather guy was out of the Ukraine. I got some of the nicest best quality hand tooled leather for cheap and the guy was so incredibly nice.

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BigBadJim 11 points ago +11 / -0

All I want this Christmas is mean tweets and $1.59 gas.

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TrappedRed_in_blue 11 points ago +11 / -0

I like to give craft kits as gifts for kids and I think I will start doing that for adults too. Get others building something with their own hands might spark something positive.

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Carry_Your_Name 2 points ago +2 / -0

Go for Annie's Kit Club! Hopefully not made in china.

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TrappedRed_in_blue 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks! I'll check them out, and hopefully they aren't Chinese made too.

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RegularAmerican 11 points ago +11 / -0

This is our son's first Christmas. I'm really excited for him he's going to love the lights

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tonkabodhi 5 points ago +5 / -0

😀

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Athena86 2 points ago +2 / -0

Having kids made me fall in love with holidays all over again. ☺️🥰

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RegularAmerican 1 point ago +1 / -0

What are you guys gonna be for Halloween?!

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SneakyWino 11 points ago +11 / -0

My favorite Christmas gift site is dismecoins.com.

I have no stake in the business, just an avid customer. No idea what I'll give my liberal kin as gifts. Big helping of crow? 😎

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IllIllIll 9 points ago +9 / -0

Also remember to buy only:

#MadeInAmerica!!!

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RyanUpCreek 9 points ago +9 / -0

Maybe with the supply chain bullshit people will begin to really appreciate food gifts like we did before electronics came along. Who doesn't like a tin of cookies from Aunt Judy? Or deer jerky made by grandpa from a deer you helped skin? Make America America Again

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Equality72521 9 points ago +10 / -1

Count me in. I'm already the best at not spending money on anyone.

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MAGATRON2020 8 points ago +8 / -0

I always thought homemade presents the most heartwarming and memorable gifts. Get crafty pedes! It’s more personal, it builds skills, and it can inspire others to do the same!

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HockeyMom4Trump 8 points ago +8 / -0

Make some potholders!

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10SNE1 5 points ago +5 / -0

True this. It means more thsn anything you'd buy in a store.

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spezpedobestfriend 8 points ago +8 / -0

I'm stocked up until next harvest goes through next Fall personally. Got a cow coming in December as well. Plenty of chest freezers and a couple racks downstairs for the family.

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SouthernParadise 1 point ago +1 / -0

I bought my parents a share in a cow for their birthday. They loved it!

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SocialismSucks2 7 points ago +7 / -0

My wife and I will say, Presents? It's not our birthday It's the King's

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HockeyMom4Trump 7 points ago +7 / -0

Christmas isn’t Santa Claus and toys,

It’s the birth of baby Jesus,

He fills our hearts with joy!

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loverat 7 points ago +7 / -0

I don't do Christmas presents or cards and haven't for years. I don't even do birthday presents - it's all a load of bs. I don't buy stuff for myself and I don't want the crap people think they need to give me. I don't wear perfume, I don't NEED anything. Plus, get off my lawn - sincerely, a grumpy 56 yo lady.

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splink 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yep. My local soap-maker makes the best soap I've ever found right there in her home. Guess what everyone gets for Christmas this year?

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TrappedRed_in_blue 12 points ago +12 / -0

I love handmade soap, but nearly all the local craft people in Portland are of the decidedly un-American variety. I refuse to give local dems my money if I can help it.

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SouthernParadise 2 points ago +2 / -0

Search Etsy for local goat soap. It’s amazing stuff. Great for people with dry skin, allergies and eczema.

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TrappedRed_in_blue 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've bought from this place called Chagrin Valley soap, they make a wonderful product but are based in Ohio.

During the height of blm riots, they were one of the few to not put anything political on their home page, so I hope that means something.

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MAUSGA 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's not difficult to make yourself. Do a web search for "cold process soap recipe". You still have a few weeks to make and cure it in time for Christmas.

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Lilyfarmer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cold process soaps take months to cure. However, hand milled, and melt and pour soap bases do not.

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MAUSGA 1 point ago +1 / -0

I make cold process soap all the time. It doesn't need months to cure; 4-6 weeks is perfectly adequate, with a few exceptions for particular oil compositions. I'm making my Christmas gift soaps right now.

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NoEffLeft2Give 6 points ago +6 / -0

I told my family we're having a good old fashioned Christmas! I'll buy for the grandbabies, and I'll make a ham, then everyone else is getting an apple or an orange, and one lucky person will get a potato they can eat with dinner!

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Dog-House_Owner 6 points ago +6 / -0

It should be about Christ anyhow.

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June_Bug 5 points ago +5 / -0

Get kids used to less on the presents and more on the day. We limit our kids presents not because we are anti-commercialization, or anti-capitalists, but when presents only make up less than an hour on Christmas Day it becomes about family games, playing, making food, and celebrating as a family.

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SouthernParadise 2 points ago +2 / -0

We do the countdown to Christmas from dec 1. Every day we do something related to Christmas. My kids love it and start talking and getting excited about it by September every year. Of course our related to Christmas can be something as simple as processing the Turkey. We have a farm with everything we could possibly need to survive. I raised my kids to appreciate the meaning and spirit of the holiday, not the material items. I had a fabulous childhood and wanted to make theirs just as perfect. Now I’m getting all excited lol. It’s coming up soon.

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MBMadigan 5 points ago +5 / -0

My boyfriend is making a machete for my son and his, along with a set of Damascus kitchen knives for his daughter and son in law. I’m so proud of him…his work is incredible. Great way to begin retirement!

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SmartCookie 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sounds like a keeper. Retirement is the best honeymoon.

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kent 4 points ago +4 / -0

Most Christmas ornaments I see at my local CVS say "made in China" on them. The problem isn't China completely seeing it's American CEOs that send the factories to China.

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Thirsty_Liberty_Tree 4 points ago +4 / -0

My wife and I haven't participated in gift-giving in many years, except for the kids and grandkids. We simply buy what we need when we need it (+ stockpiling preps ofc).

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tonkabodhi 4 points ago +4 / -0

How about every year? Take Christmas back from the haters.

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Rerun1Central 4 points ago +4 / -0

Gift All Your Liberal Relatives, $DWAC stock and don't tell them anything other than the current value.

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

I prefer to gift them a swift kick in the ass and a hearty fuck off and don't return. Nobody needs libtards in their life.

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Rerun1Central 1 point ago +1 / -0

lol.. some of us have libtards we have to be nice to!

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

In every communist revolution, the libtards betray their friends and families and cheer as they are sent to the gulags. It happened in Russia, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and it will happen here.

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SkeletorsTeeth 4 points ago +4 / -0

Fuck Joe China

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Kekintosh2020 4 points ago +4 / -0

I disagree slightly, should go shopping for precious metals. Brass, steel, nickel, gold, silver etc.

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splink 9 points ago +9 / -0

Is that you, Yukon Cornelius?

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IHeartMyDoggy 3 points ago +4 / -1

That made me laugh!

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raybiker73 3 points ago +3 / -0

I like this idea very much.

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gottawinwinwin 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's jobs you're taking about.

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Ex-libtard 3 points ago +3 / -0

Oh you know it. I am not wealth building, I am wealth taking.

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MrVegan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ensure where you spend $ spends it with you or someone who will. Keep it local, start in your neighborhood, city, state, region & USA. If purchasing overseas, select countries who buy our products.

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Winner45 3 points ago +3 / -0

Get your loved ones some dwac

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Boinger1988 2 points ago +2 / -0

https://www.stillmadeinusa.com/

This is a great website with links for stuff made in AMERICA. i use it for a lot of my shopping

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I_SPEAK_JIVE 2 points ago +2 / -0

And if you do get something from China, return it and buy something that's American made

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I_have_lady_parts 2 points ago +2 / -0

My bfs family has been doing this for at least 15 years. Its ended up at sketchy booze jars.

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Ophelia 1 point ago +1 / -0

Mmmm, ‘shine!

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BestTimeToBAlive 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bravo!!

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roadrunner0 2 points ago +2 / -0

I bought Made in the USA Silver for the grandkids.. No CCP plastic crap this year..

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psychofilly1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Husband and I talked and we are done with giving the "toys" This year our son is getting guitar lessons and we had the small guitar given to him by his grandma repaired so he can practice on it. He wants to learn and, at ten, he's already a little sad about the gulf between him and some of his friends that have unrestricted access to the computer and new game systems. He has a laptop that he got for school that he can play games on, but for him, it's something to do now and again, not non stop. He doesn't like the changes in personality of his friends that have adopted that mentality.

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BigMikey 2 points ago +2 / -0

Aladdin lamps are always a good buy. So are guns and ammo. If you're feeling really spendy you can get a good Wood-Fired stove. There's also a ton of really good smokers out there that are made in America, I think Weber still makes all their stuff in America but I'm not sure don't quote me on it. Smokers are great for making jerky and preserving food and making chicken breasts taste good enough that you don't have to blend them up and chug them. Musical instruments are good too. You can buy an american-made guitar for somebody and also get them lessons if they are inclined. Then there's also jugs for fermenting wine and Mead and brewing your own beer, and if you're really crafty you can make your own still and save tons of money by brewing and selling your own moonshine. You could always get your loved one a fruit tree or a nut tree to plant in the backyard. Fig trees grow like weeds in the right climate, and pecan grows great in the hot climates of the Southwest. I know that when I was a kid, the gifts didn't really mean anything. What I really wanted was to spend time with my family and do fun activities with my parents. Helping my mom cook Christmas dinner was really special, and one of the only fond memories I have of my older brother was roasting chestnuts with him on the fireplace after I'd gather them up this one time when I was nine. That was one of the only times he's ever not been an asshole to me. What made Christmas special was that I got to have a normal family for a day. The gifts were usually just socks and clothes and stuff

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KilroyJCNJ 2 points ago +2 / -0

I will be ordering a fresh set of LTS #10 cans of food, as some of ours are reaching the 20- year Mark. Good time to get while tegengestribbeld is good. Hipefully, we will die with them all expired and unopened. But at this point I think that is getting rather less likely. . .

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least_counties_ever 2 points ago +2 / -0

I can imagine some grinch memes where Biden and Fauci are the grinch and the dog.