Do your older children typically know what their Christmas gifts are beforehand?

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  1. funkychunkymonkey

    funkychunkymonkey DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    My aunts girls (11/13) know what there getting. the youngest ONLY wanted a e reader, harped about it for months and convinced her sister she wanted one too. So they know there both gettin ereaders from mom, cases from me, assessories from there aunt, and 10 bucks from grandma. i know (28 here) that my mom bought me a tablet, and my aunt a case with asscessories. Grandma already gave me a gift (loaned me money). The girls also know tere getting clothes, there only suprize is dvds we picked up at black friday
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  3. mamamary

    mamamary DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2006
    I have a feeling that it will be like that this year for my kids (15 and 13). The only thing my son is asking for is a new tv and my daughter wants Ugg boots and a North Face jacket (so I think she'll need to be there with me when i get them. Then I will pick up some smaller stuff so they have some presents to open.
  4. MrsDuck

    MrsDuck DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    I'm in my 20s. I typically know what I'm getting just because my mom asks or tells me. Sometimes I even get my gift early, depending on what it is.

    She likes to surprise me so I will get a little something that I didn't know about most years.
  5. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

    Mar 6, 2009
    My 2 know their major gift this year (but I'm surprising both of them with one more ;)) and that part of it makes me sad. I loved the whole "surprise!" of Christmas. :(

    They always get pajamas and this year they both picked them out, so they got exactly what they wanted. I guess they don't trust my judgement when it comes to jammies. :confused3:laughing:
  6. Mickeyrella

    Mickeyrella Mouseketeer

    May 15, 2012
    I am 21 and I never know what my parents are getting me lol I think it's more fun that way
  7. Agent7

    Agent7 Mouseketeer

    Oct 20, 2012
    I'm 22 and I've known what most of my presents are for the last several years (upwards of 7 or 8, probably). There are always surprises but my Mom goes by the theory that if she is going to be spending all that money and time picking out a gift it might as well be the things I want rather than things she thinks I might want. Especially more expensive items or when the item is specific (like a camera). I like it better that way honestly. She is the same exact way so I know where I get if from. She'll often go buy something and call it her present from Dad/the family. And if I didn't buy my Dads presents for my Mom (after checking to see if there is anything she would like specifically) she would never like any of them.
  8. horseshowmom

    horseshowmom DIS Veteran

    Jul 21, 2000
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  9. aprilgail2

    aprilgail2 Guest

    Well now she knows some of the things she is getting this year too-I was out last night and came across Ugg gloves so I sent her a pic asking if she liked them and what color, same thing with the new Ugg boots I got her last night.
  10. NHdisneylover

    NHdisneylover DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yes, my teens know most of what they are getting. Neither wants very much--so there is not really enough to narrow down from a list--and both are pretty picky and specific about brands, sizes, color, etc. It would be nice to surprise them--but they are happier knowing what is coming and getting what they want than being surprised with something they don't really like.
  11. ceemys

    ceemys DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2008
    Mostly, yes. My 13 y/o doesn't want anything but money, but I normally try to surprise her with the stocking stuffers with make up and small stuff.

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