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Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

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Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

My 83 yr old Mum has asked me to get her an Uncle Sam fridge magnet when we go to Vegas tomorrow - will I find one?

What gift have you been asked to bring home from Vegas - apart from the obvious one - loads of Money that you have won : )

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1. Re: Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

My sons asked me to bring them Hard Rock Hotel t-shirts when they were in high school.

I haven't a clue about the Uncle Sam magnet, but you will have fun checking all the stores for one! We were in a store downtown that had a HUGE selection of magnets and keyrings.

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The first time I went to Vegas was during the adult entertainment convention. My co-worker asked me to bring him back an autographed photo of a porn star - any porn star. Which I did.

Little did I know that he would pass away within the next couple of years, or I would have brought him home a live porn star. He was a good friend.

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Aww Stratton - he will have treasured your gift xxx

Looks like I may be swamped with fridge magnets Reader Pat - it just came out of the blue so I will have to find one for her : )

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A few years ago M&M's came out with a new candy (jumbo?) and it wasn't available in California yet. Our daughters found out and everyone wanted them, so everyone wanted some. We literally bought 10-12 lbs off the M&Ms wall of various colors. Do you have any idea how much room 10lbs of M&Ms takes up? We had to use it as our carry-ons. lol.

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5. Re: Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

The gift store at the North end of the strip that huge one I cant remember the name they have tons of stuff.If anyone remembers the name of it let the poster know.

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6. Re: Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

The store shellster is talking about is Bonanza, the self styled "World's Biggest Gift Shop". It's at the Strip and Sahara. If you're after any remotely tacky gift, they will have it.

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First time we went were asked by my parents to buy them "something vegas"

We got them a black velvet hanging letter rack. It was embroidered in gold and silver with sequins depicting various vegas land marks.

It sparked a family game now known as "tacky gift" the aim of which is to out-tacky each other with vacation gifts.

The rules now stand that it has to have the name of the place on it and a graphic representation of some kind BUT it CAN NOT have a practical everyday use like a spoon rest or a dish cloth etc.

Some of the tat we have have given to us is amazing. The level of garbage you can find as gifts is hilarious when you look hard enough.

Edited: 19 November 2011, 20:02
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8. Re: Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

North end of strip gift shop is....The Largest Souvenir Shop in the World. It is located kitty corner from the Sahara if memory serves me right. Have been in there but do not remember any Uncle Sam magnets. Has everything else though....and lots of them.

Edited: 19 November 2011, 21:07
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9. Re: Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

I usually get asked to bring Coca-Cola stuff back.

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10. Re: Requested Gift from Vegas odd or otherwise!

No Uncle Sam fridge magnet in Vegas - I ordered on line here in the UK and, had it delivered the next day - Mum is none the wiser Ssssshhhhhhhh : )