(Closed) Meat Grinder for Christmas? vent-ish

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Solution: buy him a meat grinder, since you know he wants one. Then, after you exchange gifts, ask for the receipt for yours, & go return it for something else. JK (Kinda 😉 ).

Anyway, I’m sorry, that really sucks. Have you guys talked about how you feel about men buying women appliances? I think you should probably mention it at some point. He might just be the type to give something useful, and you don’t want to be disappointed at every holiday for the rest of your life!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@les105, seriously GREATEST idea!!!!  DO IT.  I would not be happy with something he clearly wanted for himself (how selfish!) and plus, it IS a kitchen appliance which I too find rude. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Its only the thought that counts if he trying to buy something for you!  He is buying something for himself and giving it to you.  I wouldn’t even deign to practice the happy face.  He may not be ready to give you a ring, but there are always earrings, perfume, etc.  

And even a man should be able to figure out a meat grinder is not the nice, thoughtful gift a girl wants to recieve from her SO.  Next he’ll be buying you power tools!  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am continually amazed by stories of clueless, thoughtless men.  I wouldn’t practice a happy face. Why lie?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@subtlebee:  Yeah, my parents are like that, too. Once I got old enough to realize what was going on, I picked out all my mom’s Christmas & birthday gifts lol. Sucky situation, though, I get it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@subtlebee:  I don’t put on a happy face when DH gives me crappy gifts.  It’s absolutely the thought that counts, but when he shows that he’s been thoughtless, he gets that reaction.

Funny sidenote.  My credit card is attached to our iTunes account, and I guess at some point I mentioned in front of his parents that it’s annoying when my credit card gets racked up with all his purchases.  So last Christmas they got ME an iTunes card and happily exclaimed “now he won’t rack up your credit card!”  Umm… thanks?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Seriously, buy him a meat grinder!!! That way he still gets his toy, and you’ll get an opportunity to get hm to realize that just because you are enthusiastic about something he wants that doesn’t mean you want it, too! I see it gong like this:

OP: Here’s your gift, SO!!

SO: Omg, OP! A meat grinder! Here’s your gift, oh domestic goddess of mine!

OP: A meat grinder? How funny! I thought YOU wanted a meat grinder! 

SO: Golly, I thought YOU wanted one more than me!!

OP: Nope! I honestly wouldn’t know what to do with it!!

Point made!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you put on a happy face now, I think you are in for a lifetime of vacuums, appliances and man toys for the holidays. Give him ideas of what you want and you will save both of you a lot of headache and maybe heart ache in the future.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@subtlebee:  How thoughtful…why don’t you return his gift and buy him that fur coat/diamond earrings you always wanted? If it makes you feel any better, my ex gave me soaps for Valentine’s Day. Let’s say, he’s an ex for a reason.

Anyhoo, romantic that I am, I hope the ring comes around New Year. Fingers crossed!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love the two grinder solution! One year my BIL got my sister a vacuum cleaner for Chrstmas. Yes. 

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