(Closed) Christmas Fail!

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yeah, my Fiance is similarly difficult to buy for. None of the big presents we get each other are ever a surprise; usually if we want something, we just go out and get it, so we have to consult each other beforehand to make sure we don’t end up with doubles.

On top of that, we both managed to sabotage/ruin the surprise on each other’s smaller gifts this year, so Christmas 2010 is going to be a no-surprise zone, lol.

I guess all you can really do is laugh it off. He’ll appreciate your efforts no matter what.

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you’re being way too hard on yourself! maybe every year’s christmas or birthday present is the most original thing ever, but so what! there’s always next year 🙂

Post # 5
4512 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Those sound like great, useable gifts–and so many! My hubby is just getting 1 shirt, plus his stocking. 🙂 Don’t stress about it. 

Post # 6
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that’s a huge amount of gifts to buy for just $150!  I don’t think he’ll be disappointed, and you are worrying too much.  Also, maybe next year you should institute a “no buying gifts for yourself in the month of December” rule haha

Post # 7
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aubrav: You did great! Don’t beat yourself up!

If you want to do one more thing, could you think of anything personal or sweet? A photo album or scrapbook? Or a personalized ornament? Or make a piece of art that’s personal to you guys ( for example, I want to frame the key to our first place – thank you Young House Love for the idea lol).

Post # 8
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Don’t worry, I’m sure he’ll love everything. I bought my husband a nice new electric Norelco razor as one of his Christmas gifts and last week he says, “I just ordered a new Norelco razor online…..”  Argh! So I have to return the one I bought. (Your story about his birthday gift reminded me of this)

I like JrzyGurl’s suggestion above. Since you just got married, could you give him a special ornament? Maybe one with your names/wedding date?

Post # 10
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@aubrav: I’m not a DIY person so I can’t help you with the ornament thing. We have stores in our area that will engrave the ornaments if you give them your names, wedding date, etc. Maybe you could find a place that could do it?

Is he into sports at all? How about tickets to a sporting event? Or a comedy show or music concert? A gift card to his favorite store or restaurant?

I’m sure he’ll love all the clothes you got him! 🙂 I have such trouble picking gifts for my husband. I find women so much easier to shop for!! And remember the gifts aren’t the most important part. It’s your first Christmas married. That’s so special!

Post # 11
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our rule for presents is 1 practical, 1 romantic, 1 sexy.   Makes things personal yet simple.  The practival was a new remote for his SUV, the romantic was concert tickets, and the sexy- tmi….)

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