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What are you getting your backpacking lady or guy this year?
I'm looking into some new gloves, maybe a down jacket for mine.
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My wife doesn't backpack but I buy her new winter gloves every year and often new boots.

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Here is nogods annual guide to xmas gift giving:

1.  Figure out their favorite color.  

2.  Make a list with gender, amount to be spent, and favorite color.

3.  Go to a full service department store.  When a clerk ask "may I help you" say "yes, I need you to collect gender appropriate gifts in the specify colors costing about the amount stated on this list.  Please wrap them and include the gift receipts in the boxes.  I'll be back tomorrow to pick them up and pay for them."

4.  when you return to the store give the clerk a generous tip.

5.  When you give the gifts, the receiver will be delighted that you went to all of the trouble to select something in their favorite color.  They are most likely going to take back whatever you give them anyway (unless it is cash) so they will be even more delighted that you have included the gift receipt.

6.  Now you can spend all that time i saved you hiking in the woods.
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Here is nogods annual guide to xmas gift giving:

1.  Figure out their favorite color.  

2.  Make a list with gender, amount to be spent, and favorite color.

3.  Go to a full service department store.  When a clerk ask "may I help you" say "yes, I need you to collect gender appropriate gifts in the specify colors costing about the amount stated on this list.  Please wrap them and include the gift receipts in the boxes.  I'll be back tomorrow to pick them up and pay for them."

4.  when you return to the store give the clerk a generous tip.

5.  When you give the gifts, the receiver will be delighted that you went to all of the trouble to select something in their favorite color.  They are most likely going to take back whatever you give them anyway (unless it is cash) so they will be even more delighted that you have included the gift receipt.

6.  Now you can spend all that time i saved you hiking in the woods.

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Here is nogods annual guide to xmas gift giving:

1.  Figure out their favorite color.  

2.  Make a list with gender, amount to be spent, and favorite color.

3.  Go to a full service department store.  When a clerk ask "may I help you" say "yes, I need you to collect gender appropriate gifts in the specify colors costing about the amount stated on this list.  Please wrap them and include the gift receipts in the boxes.  I'll be back tomorrow to pick them up and pay for them."

4.  when you return to the store give the clerk a generous tip.

5.  When you give the gifts, the receiver will be delighted that you went to all of the trouble to select something in their favorite color.  They are most likely going to take back whatever you give them anyway (unless it is cash) so they will be even more delighted that you have included the gift receipt.

6.  Now you can spend all that time i saved you hiking in the woods.

Genius!

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I used to go shopping on Christmas Eve.  That way I didn't have time to even think about color.
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Here is nogods annual guide to xmas gift giving:

1.  Figure out their favorite color.  

2.  Make a list with gender, amount to be spent, and favorite color.

3.  Go to a full service department store.  When a clerk ask "may I help you" say "yes, I need you to collect gender appropriate gifts in the specify colors costing about the amount stated on this list.  Please wrap them and include the gift receipts in the boxes.  I'll be back tomorrow to pick them up and pay for them."

4.  when you return to the store give the clerk a generous tip.

5.  When you give the gifts, the receiver will be delighted that you went to all of the trouble to select something in their favorite color.  They are most likely going to take back whatever you give them anyway (unless it is cash) so they will be even more delighted that you have included the gift receipt.

6.  Now you can spend all that time i saved you hiking in the woods.

Genius!

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+2 Well played, sir. Well played.

Mine is also a non-backpacker (though she did go on a day hike with me this year!).  So it's shoes, boots, and a tattoo for her.


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For Christmas, my wife likes little tiny boxes with shiny things in them.  If I buy any gear, I automatically have to buy two so I will have at least one for myself.  She doesn’t want any snowshoes though.  I already checked.

nogods IS a genius.
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Get a bunch of small things like merino wool socks, hand and toe warmers, sporks or a long Ti spoon, whistle, a FBC coozie. etc.
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My "other" is brand new, untested, and iffy. So far, a specific book, and 2pr each of Smartwool, Point 6, and Icebreaker merino wool socks in different colors.

My family tells each other what we want, and sometimes buy our own gifts ahead of time to swap with the giver in exchange for cash(that's how I know I'm getting a 150wt Icebreaker L/S top and some more Point 6 socks, myself).
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Unfortunately my wife got a hold of my Alctrec catalogue that just arrived and they were very clever to put some very nice women's clothing/jackets/boots/etc in the very front and now I have marked up catalogue with sizes and colors already marked up (geeze thanks).  She particularly like some Timberland knee high boots so that might be the winner.
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Mine is also a non-backpacker (though she did go on a day hike with me this year!).  So it's shoes, boots, and a tattoo for her.

Sounds like my type of lady friend! She happen to have an older sister? :;):

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Mine is also a non-backpacker (though she did go on a day hike with me this year!).  So it's shoes, boots, and a tattoo for her.

Sounds like my type of lady friend! She happen to have an older sister? :;):

I know a lot of tattooed women who don't backpack.  Want me to send them your way?


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Sounds like my type of lady friend! She happen to have an older sister? :;):


Well since he's picky I'll meet the younger ones. ;-)

I don't have an Other to buy for, but I can make suggestions. Toesnorth can get hubby a laser sight for his bear spray. He he he


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Mine is also a non-backpacker (though she did go on a day hike with me this year!).  So it's shoes, boots, and a tattoo for her.

Sounds like my type of lady friend! She happen to have an older sister? :;):

I know a lot of tattooed women who don't backpack.  Want me to send them your way?

I'd prefer a backpacker...

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Ah............they're more rare..........and valuable.    :;):


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I just order the lady one of those Light my fire Swedish Fire knives. I caught her gawking at it in the local store. I think that will make her day.
Now she can shank with the comfort of a fire.
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Haha

Tomas & Ray - sorry to disappoint, but she only has an older brother.  She's committed to coming on more dayhikes in 2013, and a car camp or two.  But so far, no commitment to backpacking (work in progress - and I suspect if I do convince her I'll be carrying a very large capacity pack, while she will be carrying, well, less).


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Well, we just recently got a new dog.  By the time we had her spayed, got her shots and her city tags, it was about $400.00.  We've decided she'll be our present to each other and limit individual gifts to each other to a few small stocking stuffers.

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though my wife's commitment to hiking is decidedly less than mine, she likes new gear sometimes.  last year, i gave her an eVent hard shell that was very well-received; this year (we're hanukkah), she got ugg slippers for the holidays.
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though my wife's commitment to hiking is decidedly less than mine, she likes new gear sometimes.  last year, i gave her an eVent hard shell that was very well-received; this year (we're hanukkah), she got ugg slippers for the holidays.

What is she getting for the other 7 nights?


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November was our 10th anniversary so my wife said in lieu of Christmas presents she wanted Tiffany wedding bands, nothing bling just traditional bands.  It was something we couldn't afford back in the day but can now so I obliged.  Wife happy, life happy!  I did get her a Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody so she has something to open under the tree.  For our daughter she is getting a new bike & a few new outfits.  She is reaching the age where clothes need to meet her standard of "cute".  It is so much easier when she was little  :p

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A 5 night Canyonlands backpacking permit for the Maze during Spring Break.
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Nice!

I think mine is getting a workstand for the bikes.  Which I will use about ten times more than he will. :p


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Can't divulge, but was trying to wrap it,  and  just dropped it and it broke into a bazillion pieces.  Stocking stuffer down the drain.  Crap! :(

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Just in case we all live past 12-12-21, I bought each of my kids a sawyer all in one water filter kit.  

A few weeks ago a local community had to boil water for several days because of some problem with their water supply.  While listening to the them tell of the hassle of having to boil water for everything, it dawned on me that the sawyer all in one filter kit would have been very convenient with the faucet hook up.

It'll reduce their "money" gift, and I'm sure they'll complain, but if they every need to filter water they'll change their mind about it.
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Jewelry.
Every year about September she gives me a list with very specific details.
I buy 2 or 3 items off the list.
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When I deviate from the list, I fail.
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