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    christmas spending on women

    Just wondering what other guys out here spend on their wives or girlfriends for christmas. This gets harder and harder every year to find gifts to put under the tree and keep the Mrs. happy (this is especially when she buys everything she wants when she wants, we have no kids = disposable cash).



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    Re: christmas spending on women

    $750-$1000. Usually involves a gift from the coach store, some kind of gift card to some horrible place that I don't to shop and one or two smaller things.

    Hopefully this year I get to let xmas slide since we are going to the Caribbean in 2 weeks.


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    Re: christmas spending on women

    Holy **** hos.

    For me it kind of depends what she wants, but the amount isn't a super big deal. Usually about 100-250 dollars though.



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    Re: christmas spending on women

    hos can you buy my a Christmas gift?


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    Re: christmas spending on women

    Find out one thing that she really wants within your budget. Buy it. Then think back about all the little things about her that you know - snack favorites, favorite hobbies - then buy little things to stuff the stocking with in those categories.

    Whopper Malted Milk Balls stuffed in the stocking after my wife goes to sleep is a huge hit every year. And I've been married 28 years. She appreciates that I remember the little things.

    Every now and then sneak in something nice - earrings, necklace, etc... You'll be golden. All they want to know is that you're trying hard and thinking about them. Whatever your budget.


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    Re: christmas spending on women

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    hos can you buy my a Christmas gift?
    What do I get in return?


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    What do I get in return?
    Lifetime admission to the Democratic National Convention.


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    Lifetime admission to the Democratic National Convention.
    I don't think they would allow me in there.


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    I don't think they would allow me in there.
    I can't stop laughing. For that matter, they probably wouldn't let you in to the Republican convention either!


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    All joking aside guys - it's the little things that you remember about your wife and how you express it in small gifts that they appreciate more than anything. At least in my experience.


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    Re: christmas spending on women

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    $750-$1000. Usually involves a gift from the coach store, some kind of gift card to some horrible place that I don't to shop and one or two smaller things.

    Hopefully this year I get to let xmas slide since we are going to the Caribbean in 2 weeks.

    Take her parasailing!



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    I can't stop laughing. For that matter, they probably wouldn't let you in to the Republican convention either!
    Probably not, I would start swearing and punching people there.


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    Take her parasailing!
    No way in heck you are getting me up there, I will scuba dive, but not parasail. And I have gone skydiving before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    No way in hell you are getting me up there, I will scuba dive, but not parasail. And I have gone skydiving before.

    I. will. not. sky dive.




    I'm sure you guys will have fun anyway (lucky!)



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    Re: christmas spending on women

    My wife and I don't do gifts for each other. We generally just agree on something we both want and that is our gift to each other. This year, I think we are going to buy a treadmill. We have an elliptical we have used the heck out of but having a treadmill too will give us a nice second option for cardio during the cold months.


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