Christmas gifts?

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  1. usnadj

    usnadj 5-Year Member

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    Looking for Christmas gift ideas for our plebe??
     
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    greeneagle5 5-Year Member

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    airfare/ticket home for Christmas, a loaded gas card , video store gift card, and a gift card from his/her favorite restaurant:thumb:
     
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    NorthernCalMother 5-Year Member

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    We give our Mid "experiences" for Christmas and b'days, since he can't have (and doesn't seem to want) much stuff.

    Examples: Indoor skydiving/vertical wind tunnel, kayaking trip, a massage, a facial (he had major breakouts @ the Academy), flights to see siblings, and, in later years, tours of/sampling @ a distillery.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    Remember that your plebe won't be a plebe forever. Putting aside "electronics" for the minute (only b/c I'm no expert on what's "hot" in that area), I would think he/she would like the same things most other people that age would enjoy: gift cards, clothes (they will have leave on which to wear them), jewelry and fragrances (for women, mostly), books (or Kindle), etc. The one thing they don't need/want is stuff to "decorate their room at college.":shake:
     
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    SmilingParent 5-Year Member

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    My plebe just had a birthday and we got him a gift card to Chick N Ruths. If you haven't been there -- it is a must on your next visit. Right on main street. Beloved by Mids. They deliver to the Yard. And the card is reloadable from home via the internet.
     
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    blackhawkmom 5-Year Member

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    Movie theater gift cards or mall gift cards----
     
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    greeneagle5 5-Year Member

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    My Mid usually finds an I-Tunes gift card in his Christmas Stocking, along with a few favorite restaurant cards and video store cards.....the gas card is handed out as soon as he gets home:thumb:
     
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    usnadj 5-Year Member

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    Thanks so much for the ideas! Those were very helpful. Does anyone know if you can get taxi vouchers/gift certificates there? Seems like a cheap, easy way to get out of there when on liberty would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. osdad

    osdad 5-Year Member

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    Any thoughts on a Kindle?

    I know time and space are limited (are they? I'll have to ask her as she is a physics major :shake: ) but my DD loves to read and thought perhaps being able to obtain books instantly would be a plus.
     

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