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Do you like to specify what you want for xmas or be surprised?

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If someone asks you what you want for christmas do you tell them to surprise you or do you tell them what you'd like? Would you prefer the choice of a surprise or a chosen gift?

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I like to specify a number of things. That way the gift giver has an idea and it's still a surprise. ;-)
by Vee
It depends who they are and how well they know me. My dad always gives me money and I have a hard time spending it, I'd do better with a gift card at a specific shop I think.
When asked, I just say Gift Voucher if family ask or want to know.I don't need anything personal or things for the house or me now.
Gift Voucher's for Coles or Woolies....then with any money I may have from not spending on food, I can pay a bill like NRMA...or Phone....or Service my car. Anything else, is really wasted money spent on me.I not even fussed at how much, anything is very much appreciated. :)
We are the same. Hubby recently got a $50 Cole voucher and wants it to be put towards our grocery bill as he doesn't need more stuff.

exactly :)
by jonaja
I like being surprised with a gift knowing that the giver understands what I like. For example, my family knows me well enough to give me lovely books, music or stationery. Some not-so-great surprises make you realize that the giver knows nothing about you.
I used to like surprises however have found over the years that "surprises" are more often than not, useless and do not get used.

So I would definitely prefer to be asked so that at least if someone spends their money, I am going to use whatever they buy instead of just putting it in a drawer, never to be seen again!
by Finy
I like to be surprised with something I want LOL I usually tell people a couple of different things or I'll say "something for the garden" so I'll be partially surprised!
I like to be surprised
I like to surprise and I like to be surprised. I am sick and tired of family members TELLING me what they want or what they want for for my grandchildren. I have friends my age that "give in" to this rudeness. They mainly give in to the their children on the choice of Xmas gifts for the grandchildren so that they don't "feel" old or old fashion. I was even told about the choice of books I can give to my 7 year old grandson. His parents aren't that literate so I'll be making the choice myself.
sometimes but then it depends on if the person can afford
I always have to specify to my husband otherwise he doesn't have a clue, although sometimes I wouldn't mind a surprise, I guess he surprised me once, and he seemed excited about it, when I unwrapped it, it was a hand cheese slicer! I tried to contain my excitement over it, not!
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