questionsdo you buy and wrap up gifts for yourself?

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I've not done it to make the tree look like it had more stuff under it, but I've bought myself stuff from Santa before. Santa and I usually have remarkably similar tastes, so no one really noticed :)

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Santa may not know what I want, but I do and I usually find it on sale :)

I would never wrap a present I bought myself or put it under the tree.

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I have a collection of favorite, never-used gift bags that match my Christmas decor and that I have no intention of ever actually giving anyone. I put tissue paper in them and put them at the forefront of the gifts under the tree each year. So I don't wrap gifts for myself, but I do put some "gifts" under the tree that are there just for my pleasure. I pack them with th rest of the Christmas decorations every year.

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I've wrapped the cat's presents before, so what's that, kind of yes? Mostly so she can play with the wrapping paper too, two presents in one. I like your strategy of delayed gratification though and think it'd be funny if you wrapped each other's "self presents" so even if you "knew" what they were you wouldn't know exactly in what order you're getting them. I mean, hey, if you're gonna make the effort, may as well.

"What's this HUGE BAG... oh it's the little tiny electronic gizmo I bought on sale on Black Friday. Clever wrapping, honey!"

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@inkycatz: I have to wrap my dog's gifts. He has to have as many gifts under the tree as the human members of his family or his feelings get hurt. When we go around handing out gifts to each person in the circle, you should see the crestfallen expression he gets if he is passed over. One year he got passed over several times and he was so hurt that he went off by himself into the back room to lay on his bed and feel sorry for himself. Fortunately I had a great big gift at the back of the tree for him and when I called him in and showed him his enormous box all was forgiven. So he always has several gift bags with treats and toys, and one big box with a new bed in it.

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I should. My daughter would never think to give me anything.

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I frequently buy stuff for myself, but I don't wrap. Anything. Ever. It comes in a box or bag. Isn't that wrapping? :)

I used to hide my daughters gifts all over the house with clues to find them just so I didn't have to wrap'em. She loved the adventure.

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@moondrake: Our dogs too! One year we forgot to buy presents for the dogs. After the people opened all the presents, both dogs laid under the empty tree and looked crestfallen. I had to go get their old toys and wrap them with wrapping paper before they were happy again. LOL
Our pets are spoiled :)

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I buy stuff and give it to my wife. She wraps it and gives it to me for xmas along with some other stuff she just thinks I'll like. It makes life easier. It's kind of stupid, I know, but when you have kids and you want to have the feeling everyone is unwrapping stuff on Christmas day... Whatever, you just do stupid stuff once you have a family.

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Yep. The only thing I won't do myself is jewelry, or anything they offer a complimentary wrap job for in the store.

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Right now, yes, because I have a child in the house and I want him to feel like Christmas is something we all participate in, not a glorified payout day for him (which it is, really, and that doesn't bother me one bit). I'd say I wouldn't once he's all grown up and gone, but a Christmas tree is incomplete without presents under the tree, and I can usually wait a month for the things I buy myself on Black Friday, so I'll probably keep doing it.

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@chronosquall14: Agree, there is just something about a tree with a decent looking amount of presents around it. It just kinda says family to me.

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@kmeltzer: complimentary wrap job is the best, no muss, no fuss, no stabbing yourself with scissors on accident or getting tangled up in tape...

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@inkycatz: Exactly. By the end of my wrapping my thumb is usually a torn up mess from the tape dispenser edge. So, anytime someone offers... I take it!

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Yes I do. I fill my own stocking too. My husband never thinks of that.

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@moondrake: We start out by giving the dogs their latest batch of toys to keep the occupied. Otherwise they just jump in my lap and "help" me unwrap stuff.

No, we don't buy our own gifts and wrap them.

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Yes, I do. I am the only one who knows what I like. Then I surprise myself when I unwrap it, sorta like ordering something from Meritline.

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I find dollar store gift bags are the cheap and easy solution to most wrapping conundrums. Plus, my wrapping jobs tend to look better when they are torn apart.