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my aunt and uncle gave me a large chunk of money earliar this year (10000 dollars) and i wanted to get them a little something for christmas to say thank you. now keep in mind that they are loaded, not bill gates loaded but they are very well off. i have NO IDEA what i could possibly get them.<br>
im somewhat of an artist and i considered doing a drawing for them but i have no idea what. they dont have pets and i dont think they really like animals all that much so im stumped. they have a large boat and they love it. i thought about drawing that for them but thats kind of lame. and i would buy them something but as ive said they are rich i mean anything they want they just get. and i want this to be a surprise so i cant just ask them what they want.<br>
any suggestions would be appreciated
 

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Are there any events they might enjoy going to? Maybe they would love tickets to a particular concert or play. If you google holiday events for (or close to) their town you should be able to find lists of everything going on for the season.
 

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Make something from the heart for Christmas or a Christmas theme, do they decorate for the Holidays ? If so match what they do as themes and add to their collections.
 

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Happiness.
 

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You can get them another nephew... I'd volunteer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Seriously get or make them a nice card and write them a letter about how much they mean to you.
 

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I would make them some art...perhaps featuring their pets? It's something that they can't buy b/c it will be unique from your artistic skills :)
 

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Do a portrait of them. If that doesn't work, time does. Tell them, "Let's spend the day together. Go see the sights and sounds of the holidays in our town (if they live in the same area as you). Let's go toy shopping and give it to Toys for Tots. Have Breakfast/lunch/dinner/brunch/linner/high tea/whatever meal(s) you'd like." Just hang out and have fun. I used to do this with my niece when she was younger, and it was always fun.
 

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I don't know how much money you're looking to spend, but I was going to say tickets too. For my Grandparents we usually get theatre tickets.<br><br>
If not, the art thing is a great idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You could get them a mug that says "Greatest Aunt & Uncle"<br>
You could donate to their favorite charity under their names.<br>
You could write a novel and dedicate it to them.<br><br>
But here's my favorite idea:<br><a href="http://www.starregistry.com/index.cfm?" target="_blank">http://www.starregistry.com/index.cfm?</a>
 

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Just because they're rich doesn't mean they wont appreciate nice thoughtful gifts.. Something money can't buy, like art, or homemade baking, is always nice. Otherwise just think of nice things they'd enjoy, in particular things that it doesn't matter if you have others of such as toiletries, food (chocolates, jams and chutneys, food hampers), drink (wines, specialist beers or spirits), flowers, PJs/slippers (and then it doesn't really matter if they aren't to somebodys taste because you only wear them in bed!), etc. If they are people who spend a lot of money on things like food/toiletries/drink, a small amount of something good quality will probally be appreciated a lot more than a bigger amount of something cheaper - and they'll know what it costs so they wont think it's cheap.<br><br>
I also thought tickets were a good idea - another thing that you use up, so to speak.
 

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Something homemade sounds best to me. A tin of cookies or jewelry, a drawing or photo... Etc.<br><br>
Btw, if they love their boat chances are they love the ocean. Perhaps you could draw the scenic ocean.
 

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Making art for someone can be tricky, because then they may feel like they have to put it on display somewhere to show you that they appreciate your effort. People can have very particular tastes. It would be like making clothes for someone.<br><br>
I make books using <a href="http://www.blurb.com" target="_blank">blurb.com</a>. I did one where I put all my parents wedding photos into one book (they were scattered around). There was another where I went through all the family albums with my brother and sister and we each pulled out of favorite photos from when we were kids and we wrote stories about the photos and why they were memorable. For Christmas this year, I am putting all my parents childhood photos into a book, and they are writing stories to go along with it.<br><br>
It's better than doing a scrapbook because there is no glue or scissors involved, and it is just like creating a coffee table book. It's permanent and archival and we can always order more copies for other people.<br><br>
Harry & David gift baskets are good too. I get their fruit baskets now and then and they are usually outstanding.
 

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Oh yes, Harry & David. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> They also have terrific coffees and teas.
 

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My grandma always gives me money each year but with 4 kids I cannot buy her anything traditional. So this year I made her a photobook of our family photo shoot. So it's two gifts in one because she lives in another state and we do not get to see her. So I think it would be best to give them something from the heart and I agree something money cannot buy.
 

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I like the idea of making a donation on their behalf. As they boat maybe something connected to the ocean like their local marine conservation society or something like <a href="http://marinebio.org/membership.asp" target="_blank">http://marinebio.org/membership.asp</a>.
 

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I'll second or third or whatever the meal thing. I always take my mom out to lunch for her birthday, she doesn't want anything else, just some time to visit.
 
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