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    Christmas Gifts

    Does anyone else find it nearly impossible to give ideas to their S/O for Christmas? Maybe it's because I'm getting old but I really struggle with coming up with ideas. The stuff I want is either too expensive to buy for Christmas and if it's not then I just buy it for myself during the year. Anyone else have this problem.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    I'm sure you're the only one.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Give them the gift of not having to give you a gift. I know, the first year, it's pretty strange, but after that, piece of cake. No disappointment, and you get exactly what you asked for: nada.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Give them the gift that keeps on giving.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    My wife is tough because she doesn't like spending money and never seems to want anything . Add to that the fact that she watches our accounts like a hawk and it is really hard to keep her from finding out what I spent and where.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by VikesFan28 View Post
    Give them the gift that keeps on giving.
    herpes?



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    husband and I are kinda the same way. We actually did a few years of no gifts (said it was to save for the wedding/college broke-ness but let's be honest, it was pretty low stress)

    He has surprised me a couple times (one time when my return gift was socks, I felt like a real winner that year!) but probably not this year. I think my main idea is that I want a new flat iron or boots.....which he wouldn't pick out. And he just wants more socks and a Blackhawk sweater.

    Something else we've done that might be easier is going to events rather than getting things. Like we went to a nice steakhouse that my husband wanted to try for his birthday, and we went to a musical for mine. We don't tend to go out and do much of that type of stuff normally, so it's a pretty nice gift!



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    My wife is tough because she doesn't like spending money and never seems to want anything . Add to that the fact that she watches our accounts like a hawk and it is really hard to keep her from finding out what I spent and where.
    I'm the "hawk" on the accounts in our relationship. We've taken to getting some cash out to make sure this isn't an issue and to stick to budget.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Does anyone else find it nearly impossible to give ideas to their S/O for Christmas? Maybe it's because I'm getting old but I really struggle with coming up with ideas. The stuff I want is either too expensive to buy for Christmas and if it's not then I just buy it for myself during the year. Anyone else have this problem.
    How about a gift card to Beer Crazy?



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by VikesFan28 View Post
    Give them the gift that keeps on giving.
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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    My wife is tough because she doesn't like spending money and never seems to want anything . Add to that the fact that she watches our accounts like a hawk and it is really hard to keep her from finding out what I spent and where.
    Similar situation and here is what you can consider doing:
    -Use cash. No electronic trail.
    -Use a giftcard to the place the gift is from (Amazon, Target, etc). No electronic trail to specific item.
    -If the the giftcard gives a strong clue about the gift (like Victoria Secret), then I get one of those Visa moneycards that's accepted almost anywhere. Unfortunately, there is a transaction fee on those so you don't get the full value of the card ($96 of purchases from a $100 moneycard) but sometimes the surprise factor is worth it.
    -If I'm getting a gift that a giftcard or cash doesn't work well for (think jewelry), then I've had it where my bro or my parents will pay for it and I'll pay them back after I give the misses the gift.



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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by VikesFan28 View Post
    Give them the gift that keeps on giving.
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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    A one year subscription to the jelly of the month club?
    Why you cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-***, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey ****!



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    The D?
    That only gives for a few seconds.



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