A very special Christmas present...

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  1. cupajoe
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    About 1 hour ago I found out that one of my close friends tried commiting suicide. I won't go into detail, but he never has Christmas, and this year his family was actually going to have it. Now that this happened they can't afford presents because they have to pay for his hospital bills. I have about 100 dollars, so what can I buy him for Christmas? What would mean a lot to him? I'm basically trying to send him the message that he is loved, but I don't know how to give him a gift that would express that. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Hiratai

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    A premium account at GBATemp. *hint hint*
     
  3. cupajoe
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    He's not that into video games, and is barely at his house. Please don't take this as a joke, I need something tangible.
     
  4. Hiratai

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    There's like nothing to be honest. Technology is expensive.
     
  5. cupajoe
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    It doesn't have to be exactly technology based, it can be as basic as a teddy bear. There has to be something for 100 dollars...
     
  6. Ace Gunman

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    Is he the reading type? A good book can often be a window into the soul. Although I've never personally encountered it, I've heard that sometimes a book can alter a person's perception of life. For example, maybe you give him a book about engineering, and suddenly he finds a new purpose and decides to become an engineer. [​IMG]
     
  7. cupajoe
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    That is actually a pretty good idea, but unfortunately he's not the reading type. I might get him a book though...
     
  8. lagman

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    What about a hug and all the companion he needs?
    If he's having a really hard time that would be more useful than any other present.
     
  9. cupajoe
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    I know, and I will do all of that stuff once I can see him again. I want something to add on to that, and it would mean a lot to him if a bunch of people gave him christmas presents.
     
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    Buy some little stuff to go with whatever big thing you're going to get him. Example: for a friend of mine back in the early years of high school, I got him a matchbox car of his dream car (i forget what it was) as motivation for his goal. Things like that would mean alot to me (and give some people more to think about for the future). [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know many things that would inspire him, but he loves soccer. But I don't really want to get him a soccer ball in the winter.
     
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    I'd find a hot chick that looked like she might be the kind to feel sorry for people that need that kind of stuff and give him the money to do stuff with her. but not a hooker nothing good can ever come of that

    EDIT: maybe a sad looking girl that way she can kinda relate
     
  15. ZAFDeltaForce

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    It makes a larger difference if you made the gift yourself. Get some materials and make a stuffed bear for the guy, it usually works
     
  16. nintendofreak

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    I would get him some sort of friendship thing. Like something that only you 2 would have. I know it sounds a bit corny but nothing says "your my friend" more than having something that only 2 people have in the world! [​IMG]

    Not sure exactly what to get em... Perhaps some sort of wallet or ring or something? [​IMG]

    Just an idea.
     
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    Ain't nothing like a picture of him and you in an expensive frame?
    How about a new jacket, or clothing he likes?
    Or take him to an expensive restaraunt?
     
  18. sekhu

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    i doubt there's anything you can buy him that will make him feel better. your presence and your support will mean much more to him, or perhaps less depending on his state of mind, than anything that you could buy him.
     
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    You will do like this.

    First, when you meet him, you say you got plans for the whole day. You will take him to a soccer match, and after that to a restaurant, if you don't have enough money, just take him to McDonalds.
    Make sure he doesn't have any plans on that day.

    Talk about good things and don't mention the suicide attempt. But give him space, probably feels weird for him. Everyone giving him a lot of attention just because he tried to commit suicide.
    He probably wants to move on with his life.

    Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  20. tomqman

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    for 100bucks i would buy a stocking and get him lots of small useful gifts books, dvds, gadgets, toys, choc, etc........