Aloha Friday – Week 13

December 21, 2007 by  
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

Today’s question is:

Who is the hardest person on your Christmas list to shop for?

For me, it’s my Dad. He’s a very simple person who pretty much has everything he needs. Whenever we ask him what he wants, he’ll say, “Ah, no need!”, which is pidgin for “It’s okay, you don’t need to get me anything.”

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About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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26 Responses to “Aloha Friday – Week 13”
  1. 1
    Meg says:

    I have to say it’s my husband. He has a bunch of wants, kinda but really no time to enjoy them. Things he needs, I feel bad buying them for X-mas.

    Meg’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

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    Renee says:

    my Husband. His love language is NOT gifts so he doesn’t ever want any gifts.

    one year I just paid really good attention to him every time he said he wanted something…and I got it for him…then he complained about that!

    Renee’s last blog post..I’m “IT” again!

  3. 3
    Pamela says:

    I’m trying to remember what I bought my dad while he was alive. Looking back, I think the best gift would have been a wonderful hardback classic book. He loved to read (a man who never finished the the 8th grade… he was very smart and very well read)

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    Krista says:

    I have the exact same problem with my dad. And this year with my husband as well… ugh.

    Krista’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Grandma Love

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    JHS says:

    That would be BigBob. I renewed his subscription to Muscle-something magazine (about cars, not bodybuilding) and was all set to order him some Dale Earnhardt crap. But I looked at the catalog and realized I didn’t have a clue whether or not I was looking at stuff he already has. So . . . I threw him the catalog and told him to pick out some stuff. So romantic, huh? :-)

    The kids are easy. They all just want $$, except Mattie-Boo wants a basketball hoop. (A no-brainer since he’s on the team.) Actually, Christmas is pretty boring in our family since we don’t do adult presents & we just hand $$$ to the 4 boys, all of whom are big now (24, 20, 18 and 16). Dull, dull, dull.

    But simple! And no, this is not a cry for grandchildren. Eek! No Britney or Jamie types for our boys, puhleeze!

    JHS’s last blog post..Aloha Friday Holiday Edition

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    Cathi says:

    For me the hardest person to shop for is my youngest son. He’s 26 and basically doesn’t need anything. I usually get him gift cards but a few years back he complained that it was boring. I do buy him new beanies every year. This year I’m making him another satin pillow case and a pair of PJ pants out of satin with the silky side in. He loves silky satin. Hey! That will make it easy to buy for his future wife!!

    Cathi’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  7. 7

    We asked the same question, Kailani. I swear, we’re related in some way. *grin*

    It’s usually my dad and my mother-in-law. My dad is SUPER CHEAP, so whatever you buy him HAS to have some useful function. This is not easy as he has everything.

    My mohter-in-law has no hobbies – none. Cleaning her house is her hobby. (Crazy woman). So she’s impossible to buy for.

    We lucked out this year though – my mom bought my dad a laptop, so of course, we bought him a wireless mouse, and my in-laws just bought a new digital camcorder, so we bought them a nice tripod.


    Merry Christmas, Kailani!!

  8. 8
    Courtney says:

    My uncle is the hardest person to shop for. He always just goes out and buys what he wants when he wants it. Makes it hard to get him something he doesn’t already have and would enjoy.l

    Courtney’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

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    witchypoo says:

    I have a friend since high school who dictates that if it isn’t meaningful or consumable, don’t bother. I make him my famous English Toffee. He sends me a check. Money is always the right colour and the right size ;)

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Working with the police – part three

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    Sher :) says:

    Hi cutie,
    I’m a little late with my Aloha Friday. I’ll get it up soon.
    I think my hardest person to buy for is my husband. Like your dad, there’s not a thing he needs, and what he wants, I can’t afford. *lol*
    My kids are coming tomorrow from California. YAY!! So I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to blog, but I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.
    Your friend,
    Sher :)

    Sher :) ’s last blog post..Another Giveaway Contest ~ Starts December 1st

  11. 11
    Audra Marie says:

    My husband is probably my biggest challenge. I really have to think hard to come up with something for him. :)

    I don’t have time to get my own question up today (company coming tonight), but I am having a giveaway for a Starbucks gift card if you want to list it in your weekly giveaway announcements. :)

    I’d also love to link to you if that’s okay?

    Now to get busy…lots to do today. :)

    Audra Marie’s last blog post..Giveaways Around the Net

  12. 12

    … definitely my husband!

    Charlotte (Charmed Life)’s last blog post..Christmas Tree And A Toddler

  13. 13
    Melissa says:

    Usually it’s my parents or my in-laws. They have everything they need and don’t particularly want anything… but this year… THIS YEAR it was my HUSBAND. Darn him! He just had to make this whole thing difficult… and let me tell you – he did a good job!!

  14. 14

    My daughter Abby is definitely the hardest for me to buy for. The other 2 girls want any and every toy they see, but she’s not a ‘toy’ kind of kid, so it’s hard finding things that she will like and actually play with.

    I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas! :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..And we didn’t even give Daddy a time-out…

  15. 15
    Jen says:

    My grandpa!!! He has money for anything he wants or needs, no hobbies, nothing. It’s very difficult. He does like chocolate, though, so I usually end up getting him some kind of treat. And sometimes we get him a gift card to a favorite restaurant. Even though he doesn’t need it… Oh, well….

    Jen’s last blog post..Mary, Did You Know?

  16. 16
    Baby Advice says:

    I would have to say my mom and step dad, they just tell me what they need so I feel like it is no fun! I have tried to get things I think they would enjoy, but I am usually wrong…so I stick with what they tell me :)

    Baby Advice’s last blog post..Question: What Is A Birth Plan?

  17. 17

    Hmmm hardest is probably my mother in law!


  18. 18
    Michelle O. says:

    The hardest person I have to buy for is my littlest one, Olive, who is 4. She hasn’t quite developed her own interests yet. She mostly goes along with what Jean decides to do. So unless I want to get her the same toys as Jean, I have to ask her a ton of times what she’d like and watch her closely to figure out what her own interests are. I’m sure as she gets older she will be easier to buy for.

    Michelle O.’s last blog post..Aloha Friday #1

  19. 19
    Sheila says:

    This year, it has been my mom and my husband. Mom is like me, too timid to ask for what she wants.

    Normally I have not problems shopping for my husband, but I give ideas to my family for what to buy him and this year I gave out more ideas than I should have because, I was struggling to come up with new ideas.

    Happy Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka!

    Sheila’s last blog post..Consider Volunteering Some of Your Maui Vacation Time for the Environment

  20. 20
    Laura says:

    That would be my husband…he AWLAYS and yes I do mean always ruins the gifts…he will either guess what is us beforhand or buy it for himself before I have a chance to give it to him…Here is an example for xmas this year…back story 1st, we lost everything in Katrina…. ( the military PCSed us to Colorado)so I finally saved up enough of my play $$$ to get him a bowling ball since he lost his. So we are sitting on the couch & watching TV, he asked if he could get an avance on his play $$. I asked why and he said that while his office was doing a fund raiser at the Peterson AFB bowling alley, they told him that the guy who drills the balls was going to retire on Dec 22nd…he is the best driller…and they did not know when/if they would get someone else..can you believe it?! so I gave him the very spendy ball EARLY so he could get the holes drilled…so I told him..that’s it…12 years of trying to surprise you and it just doesn’t work…I’m done…he will just get $$$ which bums me out but hay what can you do?

  21. 21

    I’m a day late with my entry but I decided to still post it.

    The last one on my list is myself. :) When I’m done with all the shopping, it’s time to buy something for myself.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Photo Hunt :: Light

  22. 22
    Grace says:

    Ditto with the others here — definitely my husband! He is so simple yet very complicated. He loves techy stuffs and carefully buys them, reads reviews on the net, compares prices…things I don’t want myself to be involved with (too time consuming).

    Grace’s last blog post..Missing my buddy

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    Deana says:

    Turns out that this year my 19 year old son was the hardest to buy for. I didn’t think that would be so, but it was.

    Deana’s last blog post..Will the Boots Fit?~

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