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    02.05 One last puzzle before we depart!
    02.01 AC? What AC?
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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
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    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
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    Christmas Presents 1886!
    #1
    Alright, so! Planning what gifts my characters get for their friends and loved ones is one of my favorite things about Christmas on Charming, so I thought I'd kickstart it this year! xD

    Here's Immie's!
    @'Malcolm MacFusty' -- In an effort to declutter his desk and support his writing endeavors, Immie got him a set of leather writing journals. All of them have his initials embossed on the front, but each is also unique in its content. For example, one may have tiny drawings of dragons on the pages that flit about as he writes/doodles, or one that roars (lion) whenever he opens it, etc.
    Isobel -- A dress up trunk! I feel like Immie's love of Halloween might have started rubbing off on Izzie, so it includes all sorts of costumes, many of them medieval-oriented, but there's also material to transform into a fairy, a dragon (obvs), a quidditch player, a pirate, etc.
    Findlay & Fia -- Musical toy instruments for babies. Which sounds cool at first, but I'm sure they're gonna regret it later. XD
    Brendan -- Immie has gotten each of their children (including Izzie, albeit a year later) stuffed toy dragons for their first Christmases, and Brendan is no exception. He'll also receive a Gryffindor-themed baby blanket that Immie had actually made herself, and it didn't turn out half bad either!
    @'Amelia Evans', @'Ruth Lockhart', & @'Grace Grimm' -- Immie had found old photos of the four of them when they were younger, decorated them in festive picture frames, and sent them off along with a tin of peanut brittle and a bottle of wine each.
    What are your characters getting people this year?
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    #2
    This year shall be easier for me xP

    Ellory
    @'Cassius Lestrange' is getting some sort of Quidditch equipment, as well as a travel/adventure book and an inkwell shaped like a porcupine that Ellory thought looked cute.
    @'Evelyn Abercrombie' is getting hair products (like, cosmetics xD), a box of some super expensive and nice tea that among other properties calms the nerves and a tiny harp that can play by itself when you ask it to.
    @'Tiberius Lestrange' & @'Antigone Lestrange' are getting toys for their children.
    @'William Pendergast' is getting a tiny piano like Evelyn's, the biography of some favourite composer of his and a new scarf.
    @'Cornelia Pendergast' is getting some book she'd like and some candy she'd like.
    Can't think of other people she'd give presents to. If you play such a person and they're not listed above assume they got something Not Terrible. xP

    Eva
    @'Frederick Humphrey-Mavis' is getting her love and also some poem she found in some book and she thought was nice. And tickets to go to some concert with her during the holiday season. Seriously I don't know what is an acceptable present for your male fiance so let's assume these are. xD
    @'Petra Sleptova' is getting a box of some of her favourite candy that is only sold in Russia and Eva ordered on the, Like The Internet But Not Because Victorian Times. Also a cute perfumed fur coat/cape/thing. Also a tiny statuette of idk, a cute animal that talks and cheers you up when you're down.
    @'Nikolai Sleptov' is getting a tiny bottle of that super expensive vodka Frank Underwood received on House of Cards. He's also partially paying for it ;) Also a series of photographs of Eva to put around his office.


    Will do the rest later!
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    Wow, how could I have forgotten about Roni? >.>
    @'Sophronia Van Helsing' -- a mystery thriller series that Immie thought Roni would enjoy, a box of her favorite chocolates, and a bottle of nice wine.

    Giana's!
    @'Orson Flint' -- A new silver pocket watch with the Slytherin crest emblazoned on the front, matching silver cufflinks, and a set of fancy new drawing supplies.
    Marcellus -- a racehorse play set.
    Eleanore & Florencia -- Spa gift baskets containing expensive soaps, lotions, creams, and an assortment of body care accessories.
    @'Cordelia Burke' -- A spa gift basket, as well, but also with next month's book. This time a book of poems.
    @'Ursula Black' & @'Benilda Greengrass' -- A pair of fur-lined gloves and a box of Honeydukes fudge each. A good bottle of wine is sent to each of their husbands (@'Phineas Black').
    Acquaintances get magical holiday greeting cards.
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    #4
    Mary's! In all honesty, I'm trying to distract myself from giving into the Sims urge. >.>
    @'Jesse Hatchitt' -- A Quidditch playbook of various memorable past plays, a new wand holster/polishing kit, and his favorite homemade dessert.
    @'Gabe Hatchitt' -- A heat sensitive coffee mug that looks plain on the inside, but changes to reveal the colors of his favorite Quidditch team when used.
    @'Molly Hatchitt' -- Very pretty lace tea doilies that Mary thought would look lovely with Molly's tea set, and a sewing kit, complete with some pincushions in various colors.
    Beatrix & Tristan -- Handknitted mittens and winter hats, each in their favorite colors, that are charmed to stay warm when worn.  
    @'Elsie Beauregard' -- Homemade bookmarks that are Gryffindor-themed, a new journal, and a small Honeydukes gift basket.
    @'Temerita Reid' -- Handkerchiefs trimmed in yellow and black, a new journal, and a small Honeydukes gift basket.
    @'Stella Beauregard' -- A pair of simple, but smart leather gloves with a tin of her favorite tea.
    @'Adella Calendar' -- A monogrammed journal with her married initials on the front cover. Inside are inspiring/uplifting quotes at the top of the pages.
    @'Harvey Beauregard' -- A knitted sweater in Puff colors and a box of Honeydukes fudge.
    @'Owen Beauregard' -- A Quidditch collectible and a bag of sweets.
    @'Charlotte Beauregard' -- A bunch of new quills and some chamomile tea to help relieve OWL stress.
    @'Fiona Little' & @'Ari Fisk' -- Christmas cards and tins of butter cookies each.
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    #5
    Initially, Seneca got super nice presents for MOST people, but then she got mugged and she couldn't be arsed to go to such extensive shopping again. xD

    @'Cassius Lestrange' - a new scarf and a tiny bust of Cassius (the poet/philosopher guy) that cheers you up when you're down.
    @'Claudius Lestrange' - a humorous book about what REALLY goes on in the Department of Mysteries and a tiny bust of Emperor Claudius that cheers you up when you're down.
    @'Valeria Greengrass' - lip balm and hand cream.
    @'Cornelia Pendergast' - A tiny statue of the Hufflepuff animal that cheers you up when you're down.
    @'Tiberius Lestrange' - a humorous book about what REALLY goes on in the Department of Mysteries and a tiny bust of Emperor Tiberius that cheers you up when you're down.
    @'Antigone Lestrange' - a copy of Sophocles' Antigone.
    @'Lucius Lestrange' - A tiny bust of Gaius Julius Caesar that you guessed it, cheers you up when you're down.
    @'Belphoebe Trimble' - A copy of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the bookshop was probably having a 1+1 Sophocles thing going on >.>
    @'Gretchen Lestrange' - A book on how to make unlucky charms for your enemies and some hair ribbons.
    @'Isotta Ellesborough' - Stuff.
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    #6
    Oooh boy.

    @'Lucius Lestrange'
    A whiskey decanter, classically engraved. Its stopper is engraved with a snake and features emeralds in its design.
    @'Belphoebe Lestrange'
    Silver jewelry set (earrings, necklace, wrist cuff, ring, and brooch) with emeralds.
    @'Claudius Lestrange'
    A *slightly* smaller whiskey decanter than the one she got for their father, this time with eagles and sapphires in its stopper design.
    @'Cassius Lestrange'
    A new gold pocketwatch and a necktie that she expects will never be worn. She was useless at present ideas for him.
    @'Cornelia Pendergast'
    A perfumer. Its stopper is solid gold with snakes engraved with obsidian eyes.
    @'Seneca Lestrange'
    A perfumer, similar to Tullia's. Its stopper silver with snakes and emerald eyes.
    @'Theseus Greengrass'
    Nolan, I'mma text you this because its sensitive to my plotty mind.
    @'Tiberius Lestrange'
    A decanter closer to Lucius' than Claudius'.
    @'Antigone Lestrange'
    A perfumer. It's hexed though. Probs also has poison in the perfume. IDK. It won't kill her. Just make her feel ill? Sure, let's go with that. Valeria will say it's strongly scented so use sparingly.

    Nieces/nephews/cousins: Cards & expensive chocolates.
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    #7
    Tiberius literally forgot about Christmas until December 21st. Then he pulled most of the following things out of his personal collection of magical artifacts, in lieu of shopping:

    (listed more or less in the order of how much he cares about these people)

    @'Antigone Lestrange' - NOTHING BECAUSE YOU'RE A TERRIBLE WIFE
    @'Valeria Greengrass' - a tea set which makes the tea turn bitter in the individual cup if the drinker says anything the owner of the tea set finds unpleasant.
    @'Tatiana Lestrange' - a necklace that attracts the eye of every passerby.
    @'Seneca Lestrange' - a scarf which changes color automatically to match the wearer's clothing; it also heats up if it senses danger to its owner (but not in a burn-your-neck-off kind of way)
    @'Claudius Lestrange' - a pipe which makes the tobacco added burn thrice as long
    @'Lucius Lestrange' - a sort of round metal shield, inscribed with the symbol of the order of Merlin, which casts a protective spell on any doorway it is huge over.
    @'Cornelia Pendergast' - a candlabra which never goes out unless magically extinguished, and whose candles never drip. This also permeates most darkness powders and spells.
    Any other first-degree relatives (aunts/uncles/cousins): gloves for the women and cufflinks for the men (these aren't enchanted, he just went out and bought these in muggle London)
    @'Cassius Lestrange' - a 'tonic of good fortune' which actually just creates a severe case of insomnia for the duration of use and about a week afterwards.
    @'Belphoebe Lestrange' - nothing, because Tiberius doesn't consider you a part of the family and never will, and will make this obvious in any way that isn't likely to obviously offend Lucius.

    All of these would have explanatory notes except for Cash's, which is just presented with the 'tonic of good fortune' label.
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    #8
    Lock got...

    @'Ruth Lockhart' a new dress. Nothing fancy, but it's new and it's her favorite color. :}
    @'Fortuna Lockhart' a pair of plain gold stud earrings.
    @'Lucinda Cavanaugh' a ridiculous quill. It's made from one of those poofy feathers, it is colorful, and it is just slightly longer than what is practical to write with.
    @'wesley cavanaugh' @'mortimer skeeter' @'edmund grimm' and all the other DoMG&S employees individually wrapped truffles decorated as quaffles/bludgers/snitches.
    @'Noah Hatchitt' a book; specifically, the book with the longest title he could find in the bookstore, regardless of subject matter.

    ...And he built a tiny treehouse in the back yard for the kids.

    He got Prosper and child-wife nothing. Merritt got something but too lazy to figure out what. >.>
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    #9
    Ursula's gifts are as follows:

    @'Phineas Black' gets a green and silver ink well. It enchants the ink so that it gradually erodes the quill nibs dipped in it.
    @'Thom Pettigrew' gets an oval shaped silver picture frame that folds closed. On the one side is a moving photograph of herself and Belvina on her lap. On the opposite side are two locks of hair and a probably sentimental note next to them.
    @'Rufina Mulciber' gets a poinsettia and a pretty hair comb.
    @'Elladora Black' gets a book and a new hat. Also a pair of earrings. Or are they earrings?
    @'Sirius Black' gets a toy wand, a box of enchanted gingerbread men for the eating, and a book of spells that he can't do with his toy wand but he can read up on them for Hogwarts in the near future.
    Phineas gets a new hat that covers his ears.
    Arcturus gets a magic hobby horse except it's more of a hobby centaur.
    Belvina gets pretty dresses and bonnets and favoritism.
    @'Benilda Greengrass' gets a hand mirror that looks nice until it dishes out insults upon being used.
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    #10
    Sephey's!
    Abraham -- A cologne set.
    Sadie -- A refillable glass perfume bottle.
    @'Sophronia Van Helsing' -- An ornate inkwell for her office that magically refills itself once it starts getting low, and a book on something of interest.
    @'Hadley Sinclair' -- A fur-lined capelet in gray and navy blue with matching gloves and a hat. She also gets a book in her favorite genre.
    @'Tilda MacFusty' -- A pair of nice red leather gloves and a book on plants and their medicinal effects on magical creatures.
    @'Clarissa Cosgrove' -- A pair of nice green leather gloves  and a book of poetry that Sephey thought she'd might enjoy.
    Everyone else -- Christmas cards and candy.
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    #11
    @'Knight Whitledge' is getting a book on raising one's self esteem. He means well by it, but knows deep down he's gonna get a nasty look from little Knighty.
    @'Byron Whitledge' is getting a small stack of books on quidditch now and then!
    @'Sweetie Whitledge' is getting some green hats and hair accessories to keep her Slythie game on.
    @'Honey Whitledge' is getting a stack of books on dueling, hexes, and curses.
    @'Glitter Whitledge' is getting a box of assorted candies.
    @'Glimmer Whitledge' is getting a fancy pink an white parasol.
    @'Cheesecake Whitledge' is getting a book on debutanting and shit.
    @'Waffle Whitledge' is getting dress robes. Yay.
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    #12
    @'Ursula Black' and @'Hannah Pettigrew' both got perfume. Not the same kind of perfume because... yick.

    @'Lucy Pettigrew' got a new silk dressing gown.

    Everyone else got whatever Harvey bought for them when Thom sent him out to do Christmas shopping. Including @'Andromache Pettigrew', @'Thaddeus Pettigrew' and @'James Pettigrew', sorry guys! Thom has a very small circle of people he cares about enough to shop for.

    @'Harvey Beauregard' if you bought a present for Art, you're fired.
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    #13
    Presents from Sweetie:
    @'Handsome Whitledge' is getting a big bag of green tea leaves, along with a new tea set for the tea.
    @'Honey Whitledge' is getting a painting of her bunny, Mister Carter Fluffy, so Honey can see her bunny while at Hogwarts.
    @'Cupcake Whitledge' is getting a pale pink dress.
    @'Darling Whitledge' is getting a blue robe.
    @'Knight Whitledge' is getting a bundle of sword shaped candies, because he's a Knight in Shining Armour.
    @'Byron Whitledge' is getting a black suit with a yellow tie.
    @'Cheesecake Whitledge' is getting a dark blue dress, with matching gloves.
    @'Waffle Whitledge' is getting stuff to prank people with if used on Sweetie... well, she's scary when angered, don't do it.
    @'Candy Cane Whitledge' is getting some red robes.
    @'Glitter Whitledge' is getting a set of ruby flower hair pins, to create even more fabulous hairstyles.
    @'Glisten Whitledge' is getting dueling and quidditch books.
    @'Glimmer Whitledge' is getting a red dress.
    @'John Ellory' is getting peppermint toads that Sweetie is expecting him to share, and a watch with an emerald band.
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    #14
    Presents from Acacia:
    @'Martin Ruskin' is getting a painting of him and all of Acacia's siblings. She tried to paint herself by looking in a mirror, but it was terrible
    @'Crystal Ruskin' is getting books on dueling.
    Orinda Ruskin is getting a whatever house she's in dress with her house colors, as well as matching shoes.
    Dunstan Ruskin is getting all his Hogwarts books, so he can study them early. Along with that, he will get more books, on magical and muggle subjects.
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    #15
    Brace yourselves, Phee's gone on a baking and homemade gifts rampage. xD
    Charles -- A new leather briefcase (thoughtfully chosen because she had noticed that his old one was getting terribly worn) and his favorite baked dessert.
    Edna -- A family photo album that Phee had spent months compiling together in her free time. It's in chronological order from when her parents married down to the latest pictures of baby Tulip. The pages are charmed to replicate blank ones as the album gets fuller.
    @'Lucinda Cavanaugh' -- A present similar to Edna's, except it's smaller, and features past family Christmases. She also gets a box of homemade holiday cookies.
    @'Wesley Cavanaugh' -- A nicely crafted hand-knitted sweater in his Quidditch colors, and a bag of chocolate chip cookies.
    Tulip -- Auntie Phee has spoiled her with clothes again, including matching baby bonnets and hair ribbons.
    @'Sebastian Beauregard' -- Two books on Healing and a gloves/winter hat/scarf set (complete with a warming charm).
    @'Elsie Beauregard' -- embroidered handkerchiefs with little books stitched in the corners and festive holiday cookies.
    @'Adella Calendar' -- a set of embroidered pillowcases and festive holiday cookies.
    @'Charlotte Beauregard' -- embroidered handkerchiefs lined in Ravenclaw colors, one blue and one bronze, and a small Honeydukes goody bag.
    @'Leah Beauregard' -- embroidered handkerchiefs lined in Slytherin colors, one green and one silver, and a small Honeydukes goody bag.
    @'Harvey Beauregard' -- A scarf in Puddlemere United colors and fudge.
    @'Owen Beauregard' -- Knitted gloves in Gryffindor colors and a small Honeydukes goody bag.
    @'Emmett Beauregard' -- A scarf in Chudley Cannons colors and fudge.
    And after nearly writing @'Olive Beauregard' instead of Owen, I think I'll retire to bed now.
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    #16
    Violet hasn't any friends. 

    Cuthbert, her pet bulldog, is getting a knitted sweater with his initials upon the back.
    @'Mason Skeeter' is getting a pair of dragon-hide gardening gloves, along with a scrub-brush for his nails and a bottle of cologne for that pesky soil smell that just won't go away. Oddly enough, she's knitted him a sweater as well, but she sent that in a different package and without a tag.

    This is why Violet hasn't any friends.
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