What to Get your Owner for Christmas
Have you been spending weeks going Christmas shopping, looking for something to
get for your owner? Have you been searching everywhere for the ideal gift, but
didn't have any luck in finding it? Well, I am a Lupe myself, and I happen to
be a master at this kind of thing. So quit all that holiday rush and read my top
ten gift ideas.
Idea #10: Plushies
Not only do pets love plushies; owners love them too! Especially the ones that
talk when you squeeze them. Plushies come in many different varieties and shapes,
from a fire Jetsam to a green Buzz. Owners usually like plushies that resemble
their pets. For example, since I'm a glowing Lupe, I'd probably get my owner
a glowing Lupe plushie. Wait... glowing Lupe plushies don't exist yet? Well,
I guess a green Lupe plushie would have to do. Some owners enjoy putting plushies
into their galleries. If your owner collects plushies, he/she might enjoy a
rare plushie, which may be hard to find, but I can assure you that your owner's
smiling face makes it all worthwhile.
Idea #9: Potions
Potions, just like plushies, come in many different shapes and sizes. Almost
every potion has a different effect, so it's a good idea to check the label
before buying it for your owner. (You wouldn't want your owner to drink an Aisha
transmogrification potion, now would you?) Any potion would do, especially for
owners who enjoy the Battledome. A present for your owner can also be your own
protection in a Battledome, right? Some owners who enjoy making their pets take
different forms may want a morphing potion. These are highly expensive, however,
and I would highly suggest a cheaper potion for Neopets who lack the Neopoints.
Idea #8: Weapons
Another good idea for those owners who bring their pets to the Battledome often,
weapons are very helpful, and will help your owner win all the Battledome avvies
that he/she is trying to get. Keep this in mind: The more expensive weapons
are the better weapons. The higher the price, the stronger the weapon, I can
guarantee it. This also isn't the best idea for "poor" pets, or pets to lazy
to make Neopets. A few snowballs might be just fine with your owner, though.
Whatever you do, just take my advice: NEVER buy a snowball! I mean, you can
just go up to Terror Mountain and make your own snowballs. For some reason,
owners like their pets' handmade presents than store-bought presents, so this
gift can be both easy and worth the trip to Terror Mountain.
Idea #7: Books
Now, the weird thing about books is that they disappear in a puff of smoke
every time you read them, so that can be a pain in the tail. However, there
are owners out there who are working to make either you or your siblings the
smartest pet in Neopia. Some owners also like to read books themselves. What
is your owner interested in? Does he/she enjoy cooking? A cookbook would do
the trick. Do they enjoy Neopian History? Get them a copy of The History of
Meridell. Of course, there are always those owners that have a certain desire
to collect, so rich pets can consider getting their owner a rare book. Of course,
if you don't want to buy them something store-bought, you can always write them
your own story. Your owner will enjoy reading about their own pets, and the
books won't even disappear in a puff of smoke when they're done reading it!
Your owner can cherish it forever.
Idea #6: Dubloons
These shiny objects can be used anywhere in Krawk Island, so your owner can
spend it on whatever they wish! You can buy dubloons at many different stores,
but you can also find them buried around near Coltzan's Shrine. These shiny
dubloons aren't only for spending, though! They can be used to solve conflicts!
Do you and your owner both fight on what book to read or who should eat the
last slice of omelette? A simple flip of a dubloon can solve any problems you
or your owner may have! Or of course, your brothers and sisters, but let's not
even go there for now. Your owner can also use a dubloon to chip at when they
get frustrated. (Hey, it's a thought!) There are many other uses for a dubloon
coin or two, so try to figure out all of its uses!
Idea #5: Map Pieces
These seem to get more popular, expensive and rare as the days go by. Some
full maps can give your owner some pretty good stuff. Some can give your owner
a paint brush or access to the lab ray. (Just make sure you aren't the lab rat!)
If your owner has been saving piece by piece for a map they want, just one piece
can make a difference. Just try not to get them a piece that they already have,
since that can be quite pointless. If you can get them more than one piece,
perhaps two or three, then do it! The more the merrier, for the closer your
owner is to his/her goal, the happier they will be. If you don't feel like saving
your own Neopoints for a map piece, I would suggest visiting the Pant Devil
and... stealing one. Just make sure he doesn't notice you.
Idea #4: Codestones
A major gift must, which is why it stands as #4 in our countdown. They might
look like a slab of stone with markings carved on their surface, but they are
worth a good 3 or 4k, and owners absolutely love 'em! Besides being used to
train you to become a stronger Battledome pet, you'll be surprised what else
owners will use them for. Somewhere in Mystery Island, if your owner collects
enough codestones, he/she may throw them into a volcano to get special red codestones,
a collector's must. They can also be used to keep your owner's homework from
flying away on a windy day, or a picnic blanket for that matter. Whatever the
use, codestones make great Christmas gifts for any owner!
Idea #3: Petpets and Petpetpets
Once an owner has a Neopet, what will they most likely want? A petpet for their
Neopet! And what does an owner want once they have a petpet? A petpetpet for
their Neopet's petpet! An owner with allergies to these li'l critters may not
find them an ideal gift. Most owners will love them, though! Owners usually
like petpets that match up with their Neopets, so get a petpet that you think
resembles you the best. Already got a perfect petpet? Your owner will adore
a petpetpet. I, for one, think they are kind of creepy, but the rare price of
one will make your owner jump to the ceiling as if he/she had a jet pack secured
to them! Remember, petpetpets that match the petpet AND Neopet are an owner's
Idea #2: Bottled Faeries
Wow! These extraordinary creatures somehow squeezed themselves into the #2
position of the countdown! Every bottled faerie has a different element, whether
it be water, fire, or even dark. Some owners like to use bottled faeries to
enhance your skills in the Battledome, but like every good gift, that's not
their only use! Some owners say they make great secondary pets, while others
have been reported to bless themselves with the faeries to make THEMSELVES stronger!
Nice owners may just enjoy seeing the faeries being released back into the wild.
Faeries can be bought at stores of all kinds, but many pets find it easier to
catch them on their own. In my opinion, it definitely saves a lot of trouble.
Idea #1: Neopoints
Yup, you read this article right, Neopoints are the most popular gift around!
More than 75% of Neopets agree that it's easier to get their owners Neopoints
than anything else. A great advantage to Neopoints is that you don't need to
know what your owner really wants, or if he/she wants anything at all. Neopoints
can make any owner's day, no matter what they want to do with the dough. Any
of the above gifts can be bought using Neopoints, which can be great if you
want your owner to make his/her own choice. Most owners will save their Neopoints
for things greater than these, such as a lovely paintbrush. Any amount will
do, too. Most Neopets agree that at least 50% of your savings should be given
if you want your owner to have an ideal present. Neopoints, no doubt, have to
be the most popular and easiest gift to get your owner, and they will love it!
Well, this is Spade the glowing Lupe, checking out. I hope some of my Christmas
gift ideas have helped you out a little bit with your shopping. Remember, Christmas
isn't all about presents, though. Just spending time with your owner can be
the greatest gift of all. Merry Christmas to you and your owner this year! =)
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|A Bori's Christmas|
Something in Apoc snapped. "I hate this holiday!" he cried. "It's a cheap
case for the Toy Shop to triple its sales! And you never get me what I want
anyway! Last year I wanted a Darigan Paint Brush, but you said no! You're the
worst owner ever!"
|This Christmas Day|
Serenity sighed and tried to cheer herself. It
was, after all, Christmas Eve, and why should she let a dismal mood depress
the spirits of the joyous holiday?