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Swap old or unwanted presents?

So how many unwanted presents did you get for Christmas? Most of us try hard to give gifts someone wants to get, but not everyone gets it right so we sometimes (often?) get gifts that are not useful or not suitable for us. What do you do with unwanted presents?...

Advent calendars are up to day 20…

Day 20 of the Lego Friends calendar showed up a stove and a big chicken leg – even the chicken had to be put together in Lego fashion! And day 20 of the Lego City calendar produced two presents – very different ones to those in the Friends calendar on day...

Christmas mess…

I just came across this thought in a magazine (Your Child in Banyule & Nillumbik to be precise) and loved it: one of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the lounge room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly. I love that...

No gifts for adults?

I know a number of friends have a family arrangement where only the kids get Christmas presents now, but I don’t like it. Yes, I get that it saves a lot of money and stress to cut down the list of people to buy for – and with a list of 35 or so, I am all...

When do you wrap presents?

I’ve heard many people say they’re up late on Christmas Eve wrapping loads of presents, so I’m curious – when do you wrap your presents? Do you make an event of it – getting the family together, having some nibbles and drinks and music as...