(Closed) I never thought I'd be in this position..

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@KoalaWalla:  Ugh… I agree that it may be due to the time you’ve been together. This is my 7th year with FI – so that’s 7 anniversaries, 7 valentine’s days, 7 bdays and 7 xmas’ – and I’ve totally run out of ideas. Can you imagine when you add father’s day to the mix? Saving for a wedding combined with Mr’s expensive tastes don’t help… I actually suggested the other day that we should stop doing big gifts for special occasions and just save the money and go on one 1 big vacation maybe every 2 years.

It’s so difficult – I totally feel your pain…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can you been us bees ideas that interest him? Hobbies? Etc? Maybe one us can help you out.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@KoalaWalla:  You’ll have to share some of these earth-shattering gift ideas. I have a knack for the opposite…giving that gift that my family members look at for a total of 5 seconds, then quickly stash in the deepest darkest place possible.

How about a picture collage and/or scrapbook of memories, which is something you’d have to make, not buy?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really love experiences as gifts, so I would suggest something like beer of the month, cooking/drawing/whatever classes, skydiving etc.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

My secret weapon for my SO? A secret list. Whenever he talks about really genuinely wanting something, I lock it away in my mind or write it down.

Have you thought about making him something? I don’t know how crafty you are, but if you make something that caters to his interests then you can have unlimited options. For example, I made my SO a hat for his birthday one year–in his favorite color–and he loves it, he wears it every winter. Or, you could pay someone else to make something for you.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I don’t know how much of a drinker your SO is but I got mine a Mr. Beer home brewing kit last year. You can buy tons of different flavors and bottle your own beer. He loves it.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m a fellow awesome gift giver! Holla!

I start thinking about Christmas gifts months in advance. I’ll brainstorm and make a bunch of lists. And if SO mentions something he wants, I’ll add it to the list, even if it’s in the middle of summer. He usually forgets he ever mentioned it by the time Christmas rolls around, so he’s usually way surprised!

They have The Dark Knight Trilogy (blu-ray) on Amazon for $29 — does he enjoy those movies? That’s 3 movies for $29! I’ll be getting my SO those.

Is your SO into golf at all? Something else I’m getting mine is a 10 bucket punch card to the local driving range, since he has been wanting to improve his “game”.

A couple other things: The Hunger Games on blu-ray, a cast iron skillet (he wants one for tailgating and camping), Monopoly (he has been wanting to play but doesn’t own the game), a Fun. shirt (his current favorite band) and a Mizzou gnome statue (his favorite team).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I second the Mr. Beer kit.  I bought FI the starter kit last year and he loved making his own beer.  IT was really easy!  Also, we got a cooking class voucher last Xmas and we weren’t sure about it.  Had a freaking blast! 

Post # 12
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340 posts
Helper bee

Xbox Kienct so you guys can play together, a Nike GPS watch, ipod, tablet, coat, a scooter 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe you can browse thinkgeek.com and see if there’s anything that catches your eye? I always find things FI would love and I’m getting a few members of the wedding party small things as part of their gift.

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