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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

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. . .