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Old 12-19-2008, 10:08 PM   #21
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Think I'm gonna go find some rope...
Gonna tie her up? Nice that she's into the kinky stuff.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:09 PM   #22
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Thats the trouble. I am smart enough to know what would be a crappy gift (vacuum cleaner, etc.)

Not smart enough to come up with a meaningful gift though.

Maybe I will get her a gift from Heifer international. We have given those as gifts before to other family members. That and something tangible though...

Arrgh. I suck.

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #23
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I wish she liked music. I mean she likes music, but she is nowhere near as fanatical about it as I am. She does not know or care much who an artist/group is, just listens.

I know she has been into suduko and formerly crosswords. Not fanatical or anything and super basic level. That does not give me any good ideas for a meaningful gift though.

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:14 PM   #24
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Every woman on the planet loves flannel pajamas from Victoria Secret.
My wife HATES victoria's secret. That would be like getting a vacuum I am afraid.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:33 PM   #25
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Man I feel your Pain! My SWMBO once wrote "I love You" on 24 pairs of socks with A Sharpie for Christmas.
(For the record....I'm commiserating not hijacking)
It's not that I don't pay attention to her, and god knows I WANT to get her something that will make her happy.
It's really a ****ty thing when you can't think of one single thing for your wife...the one woman that means more to you than anything else in the world...the one that you would be willing to do ANYTHING for...and you can't even come up with a damn gift for Christmas!

Dude....I'm with you!

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My wife and I have a deal: We BOTH suck at choosing gifts for eachother...

So at some point she orders something for herself - and tells me that's her christmas present.

I do the same for myself.

Of course this year 99% of the christmas fund is going towards the kid.

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Zym, I think our wives might be twins. Except for the music part. My wife is a musician (piano, flute, organ, guitar). But I'm a musical idiot and wouldn't know what to get her.

Fortunately, I always have an epiphany at the last minute. I expect it to hit on Monday.

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Old 12-19-2008, 11:38 PM   #28
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When you don't know what to get, here's a few things that might do the trick. Choose two.

1. A letter (not a card). Something that really explains how you feel about her, and why she should rock your world tonight (ok, maybe not that last part).
2. A personalized coupon book from you, that they can redeem at any time. Personal masage, breakfast in bed, you clean the whole damn house, weekend B&B.
3. Pedicure, manicure, masage from your local day spa.
4. Plane tickets, hotel reservations, vacation plans.
5. If you're musically inclined, a song
6. If you're a word smith, some prose
7. Flowers (that you can put in the ground), bulbs...orchids are a beautiful indoor favorite that will last months.

I know there are some women wrapped up in material wealth, and that's what they want. However, all the women in my life "like" the material stuff but really just want a gift that I put some thought into. Especially for your sig other, don't just "get" something..."do" something. Just try to think about their "love language": physical touch, encouragement, quality time, acts of service, "stuff".

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When you don't know what to get, here's a few things that might do the trick. Choose two.

1. A letter (not a card). Something that really explains how you feel about her, and why she should rock your world tonight (ok, maybe not that last part).
2. A personalized coupon book from you, that they can redeem at any time. Personal masage, breakfast in bed, you clean the whole damn house, weekend B&B.
3. Pedicure, manicure, masage from your local day spa.
4. Plane tickets, hotel reservations, vacation plans.
5. If you're musically inclined, a song
6. If you're a word smith, some prose
7. Flowers (that you can put in the ground), bulbs...orchids are a beautiful indoor favorite that will last months.

I know there are some women wrapped up in material wealth, and that's what they want. However, all the women in my life "like" the material stuff but really just want a gift that I put some thought into. Especially for your sig other, don't just "get" something..."do" something. Just try to think about their "love language": physical touch, encouragement, quality time, acts of service, "stuff".
All great ideas. No go.

I have done all that sort of stuff and more. In fact, I do it for no reason at all, meaning no occasion. I leave her love notes often.

They get no response. When asked if she got them she just says "yes. Thanks."

I have made her artwork as I am a printmaker. Does not really seem all that special as our house is already full of my prints.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:53 PM   #30
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You ALL have it wrong - THIS is the gift that you SHOULD be getting her!

Its definitely along the lines of 'economical' and how could she get mad at you for such a thought out gift?

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