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Old 12-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #16
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I do have a wow gift for my DS (26). I loaned him a significant amount of money to attend nursing school (my late husband and I had already paid for one undergraduate degree at a private school - this was going to be degree #2). He has been working as a pediatric ER nurse for 18 months and has re-paid half of the loan. For Christmas this year, I am wrapping the loan notebook and marking it "Paid in Full". He will be very surprised and I can't wait to see his reaction.
That's an awesome gift!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #17
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DD10 is getting the Lego Black Pearl. I tried to get it Thanksgiving night and despite being at Target an hour before the doors opened, I was unsuccessful. That Target only got 3 in stock and they were all gone by the time I got into the store. Fortunately, I hit a 2nd Target at 4:30am and they had one! I wouldn't even let my mom put it in her trunk. I just held it in my lap and stared at it. I told DD I couldn't get one and that Santa was her only hope, so she will be asking him to get it at our Breakfast with Santa next weekend. I even bought her a different large PotC Lego set to make up for the one I "couldn't get".

DS is just asking Santa for a video game. Easy Peasy. I always leave a few other little things under the tree that they didn't really ask for. This year I scored a 10" Jose and a 10" Panchito from the Disney Store site for $4 each. They already have a Mexican Donald, and The Three Caballeros ride is one of their favorites.

Their big gifts are being given by my mom and grandma together on Christmas morning. DD10 is getting a laptop and DS8 is getting a Nintendo 3DS XL. I can't wait to see their faces when they get them. They have both been told that they are too much money and not to get their hopes up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #18
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Well, haven't got it yet, but DH and I are in the market for our first family rv. Not an extravagant WOW $200,000 unit but a more modest used fifth wheel or newer travel trailer. That's WOW enough for us. If we found one in time I'd like to park it out front on Christmas morning with a BIG red bow. Wonder if they make them that size?
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #19
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I do have a wow gift for my DS (26). I loaned him a significant amount of money to attend nursing school (my late husband and I had already paid for one undergraduate degree at a private school - this was going to be degree #2). He has been working as a pediatric ER nurse for 18 months and has re-paid half of the loan. For Christmas this year, I am wrapping the loan notebook and marking it "Paid in Full". He will be very surprised and I can't wait to see his reaction.
Wow, that is awesome!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #20
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My DD11 "wow" gift is going to be a cell phone under the tree for her. She is going to be so excited, as she's been asking for one for the last couple years.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #21
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That's an awesome gift!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:31 AM   #22
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Wow, that is awesome!
Thank you! I think he will like it - green is a good color on him
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #23
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My Wow gift is an iPhone 4S that looks brand new. My husband kept his in a case and upgraded. We have the box and my DD has no idea she is getting it. I am going to find a box that contained something she would not want and surprise her.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:37 AM   #24
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My dd's wow gift is art desk. She's only 4 but she spends most of her time drawing and coloring so we wanted to get her a space of her own to create. I also got markets, paints and everything else I could think of to go with her desk.

She is also hopefully getting the dollhouse I have been making her this past year. She already knows about that so I don't think that will be the wow gift. I do want to finish it so I can put it in the living room on Christmas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #25
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Our WOW gift this year is 3DS XL. Both my step son who is 11 and my DD6 will be getting one. My step son has a very old DS and my DD has never had one, she uses the Leapster Explorer. She, I know will be very excited about the upgrade. My step son I think will be excited to get an upgrade as well but it's hard to tell with him sometimes. He asked my DH for an iPad but that isn't happening. Not in the budget to spend that much on each of them. Besides that if anybody gets an iPad it will be me before the kids, lol. But since my step son is a gaming nut I think he'll be happy with the upgrade...I hope.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:41 AM   #26
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I just got that AG deal for DD9! So excited!
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We just gave our DS 4 his wow gift this week - a 1 1/2 pound chihuahua puppy he named Katy Perry. It was going to be a laptop but he has asked for two months straight for a "puppy with pointy ears", wrote a long letter to santa (well dictated) about why he would want a puppy, told santa as soon as he saw him about it and kept talking and talking about it. we had to do it early bc we got an amazing deal but the breeder wasn't willing to hold her until christmas. It definitely was a wow for him - he was speechless - which he NEVER is.

santa wrote him a letter saying that he was very impressed with DS's letter asking for a puppy to love and that he would break his rule of only giving gifts on christmas bc he had a puppy which needed love immediately and if DS signed an agreement to feed, clean up pee/poop, walk and love it all without complaint. He did so an elf stopped dh on the way home and gave him the puppy. And I have to say, DS is doing a GREAT job with his duties so far.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:09 AM   #28
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I do have a wow gift for my DS (26). I loaned him a significant amount of money to attend nursing school (my late husband and I had already paid for one undergraduate degree at a private school - this was going to be degree #2). He has been working as a pediatric ER nurse for 18 months and has re-paid half of the loan. For Christmas this year, I am wrapping the loan notebook and marking it "Paid in Full". He will be very surprised and I can't wait to see his reaction.
Love this!!!!!
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We just gave our DS 4 his wow gift this week - a 1 1/2 pound chihuahua puppy he named Katy Perry. It was going to be a laptop but he has asked for two months straight for a "puppy with pointy ears", wrote a long letter to santa (well dictated) about why he would want a puppy, told santa as soon as he saw him about it and kept talking and talking about it. we had to do it early bc we got an amazing deal but the breeder wasn't willing to hold her until christmas. It definitely was a wow for him - he was speechless - which he NEVER is.

santa wrote him a letter saying that he was very impressed with DS's letter asking for a puppy to love and that he would break his rule of only giving gifts on christmas bc he had a puppy which needed love immediately and if DS signed an agreement to feed, clean up pee/poop, walk and love it all without complaint. He did so an elf stopped dh on the way home and gave him the puppy. And I have to say, DS is doing a GREAT job with his duties so far.
Awwww, what a sweet story.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #30
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Kids are both getting TV/DVD combos, so they will both be "wow"ed by that. They have been wanting TVs for a long time!
DS5 should also be wowed by his air hockey table from Santa!
And DD9 is getting lots of barbies, including one giant Bratz doll she will love!
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