Anybody get anything cool for Christmas?

JstasJstas Posts: 13,884
I got a dash cam and the kids got me a radio controlled helicopter.

They've also taken to getting me a magnet with something funny on it for my chemical cabinet in the garage. It's a steel cabinet that's probably 70-80 years old at this point. Was my grandmother's. I built a pressure treated wood pedestal for it and screw it to the bottom to keep it off the floor. I use it to store chemicals in the garage. It's line with Rock Auto magnets and whenever I buy a part that comes with a sticker, I sticker the sticker to a magnet sheet from a craft store and cut it out. The kids have been getting me a magnet for it the last 3 years now. This year was a magnet that looks like french fries and says "Exercise? I thought you said "Extra Fries"!"
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,837
    edited December 2019
    I got a pair of MIT S2 Cables via a fellow Polkie, a 20 pound BlanQuil to help me sleep (thats a weighed blanket that applies deep pressure) and a 2 year subscription to The Economist to receive stay up on news and current events. Quite an excellent Christmas!
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,369
    Nothing audio related here but I requested and received a spare 6amp 80volt kobalt battery for my kobalt chainsaw and blower. Battery operated tools are amazing nowadays as the blower out does my stihl handheld gas blower.
  • I got a record that i've been wanting, not much outside of that but I am thankful to be able to get plenty of gifts for my kiddo, wife and plenty of items for the new baby coming next month-ish.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,892
    PJs....woohooo!
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,183
    I got a stocking full of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. That is all I got... :D
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,188
    not much ere either, wife said my 705's were the last audio I'm getting.

    Had good dinners with my wife's family and mine, that is all I can ask for.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,060
    mrbiron wrote: »
    I got a stocking full of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. That is all I got... :D

    Will that get you to Epiphany?

    ;)

    mrloren wrote: »
    not much here either, wife said my 705's were the last audio I'm getting...
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    Heh.
    Heh.
    Heh.

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    On topic :p
    Yeah, I got something pretty cool from our daughter & son-in-law...

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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,171
    Not much here to speak of. I usually get myself something kool during the big sales. Nothing jumped out at me this year. I am blessed to have spent time with family and extended family for food and comfort. I also feel thankful that my wife and me were able to fulfill our two kids wishes for new phones for Christmas. iPhone 11 and galaxy S10. Peace. D
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,035
    I got spikes for my other rack from Brian, what a righteous dude!
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    edited December 2019
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Not much here to speak of. I usually get myself something kool during the big sales. Nothing jumped out at me this year. I am blessed to have spent time with family and extended family for food and comfort. I also feel thankful that my wife and me were able to fulfill our two kids wishes for new phones for Christmas. iPhone 11 and galaxy S10. Peace. D

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,035
    dromunds wrote: »
    Ok, I was a bad boy

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    If you were good you would got some 100% cotton free ballers.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,683
    Anything cool? Yeah....I got a bag of ice.
  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 607
    edited December 2019
    Our family get together is on Saturday this year rather than Christmas Eve or Christmas day, so Mrs. Boot and I got to eat a Christmas day dinner of roast lamb, brussels sprouts with shallots, glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes with heavy cream, homemade ice cream and a nice petite sirah all on our own. It was a pretty cool gift.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,800
    shawn474 wrote: »
    I am 45 years old and my wife got me what I would consider one of the top 5 coolest gifts I have ever received. I am a HUGE Legos can; I get my kids a set each Christmas. And the wife gets me a set. They have gotten quite expensive throughout the years but she splurged this year.

    She got me the Voltron: Defender of the Universe set. It’s pretty incredible actually. You put together the five lions and they transform to assemble into the large robot. It’s over two feet tall and took hours to assemble. The detail in it was amazing. I know it’s nerdy but I think it’s awesome.

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  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 230
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    ...a 20 pound BlanQuil to help me sleep (thats a weighed blanket that applies deep pressure)...

    I got an 18lb version. Have you tried it? I'm a little scared that it will make me feel trapped.

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  • maximillianmaximillian Posts: 2,091
    I thought about picking up Voltron myself. I was a huge fan in my childhood. Unfortunately I spent too much on retro Nintendo gear (besides Christmas) recently so could not pick it up. I am a geek too.

    BTW, do you have the Saturn V set? It's one of the best deals out there last year and still going. I have 3 sets (one for both my sons and one for myself).

    This Christmas I got my 8 year old the "LEGO City Cargo Train 60198" with some extra track. He loves it.

    For myself, I asked for the "WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table". It's a nice portable work surface for in the garage and outdoors. I often find a make-shift place to cut stuff while working outside. This will be a safer way to work.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,145
    aiconn wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    ...a 20 pound BlanQuil to help me sleep (thats a weighed blanket that applies deep pressure)...

    I got an 18lb version. Have you tried it? I'm a little scared that it will make me feel trapped.

    My wife and I share a 15 lb version I think: we like it, don’t feel trapped all (and if you can’t get out from under an 18 lb blanket ya got bigger problems pal...)
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,664
    Legos are seriously cool. :)

    I bought this set a couple months ago. vhnm7niezaj7.jpg
    I'm not a fan of Voltron, but that set is really cool. My sisters, who like Science fiction stuff more than me, nearly died when they saw that set in the LEGO store. ;)
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