Post # 1
Today, while not snooping, I found out SO is planning to give me a diamon necklace for christmas. Sigh.
Once, he told me about a coworker of his who was expecting to get engaged, but the ring didn’t come in time, so her SO got her something like a diamond necklace. But SO’s coworker was so upset (she didn’t know that the ring was being made) that she threw the gifts at him and he had I explain. Anyway, I know this isn’t the case for me. And even if it was, 5 weeks away, he is already planning on not having it?
I don’t think I’ll be announcing an engagement for a while :(.
Post # 3
Aww well just try and see it for what it is – a fantastic gift that shows how much he loves you.
Post # 4
Damn girl, you’re getting a diamond necklace?! I get the disappointment about not getting a proposal, but seriously, you should be jumping up and down with joy that your man actually buys you jewelry. Some men don’t. Ever. (I know two of them.)
Post # 5
hopefully this will make you laugh but for our first christmas my now husband gave me a scuba mask and snorkel and thought he hit the gift giving jackpot – picture me holding up a yellow snorkel and him looking proud and happy… yeah, i married that guy when it comes to gift giving
Post # 6
It could definitely be worse. Our first Christmas together, I helped him shop for a gift for his mom, and found some pajamas I really thought she would like. Since I was so enthusiastic about them, he figured I REALLY liked them, and proudly presented me with a matching pair on Christmas morning.
Hehe, I think I’ll take the diamonds!
Post # 7
I am excited about a diamond necklace. He has never bought me diamonds before. Sorry if I sound like a brat! I don’t want to be!
But this will be our 6th Christmas together. Here’s hopin for next year 🙂
Thank you all for you’re encouragement.
For our first Christmas, I was away, so I gave him a gift before I left and he said ‘sorry, I thought about getting you something’
Anyway, of course I love my man. The gift doesn’t matter, I just want to marry him and I’m sick of waiting.
I like the snorkel story! My mom always tells me that my dad got her a tow rope (like for your car) for their first Christmas together. They’ve now been married 30 years (and they dated for 7 years before that)!
Post # 8
A diamond necklace? That would be an awesome gift but a ring would still be better lol My SO has never given me any kind of jewelry (yeah , I have one of those too) so I would settle for any jewelry. He isn’t too good in the gift giving area either, usually giving some of my favorite snacks and a gift card. Last Christmas, I was really thinking a proposal would happen, so imagine my surprise when I unwrapped some snacks and some pajamas. Yeah, not wha tI was expecting lol We were unable to spend the day togheter so at least he was spared the disappointment on my face.
Post # 9
@eloping: haha- that’s hilarious! I know a guy close to me who’d do something like that….
Post # 10
That made me laugh too! I could just imagine!
Post # 11
@eloping – LOL!
My mom’s birthday the first year my parents were married (they had only been married a couple weeks), my dad bought her a corning-ware handle. She was gracious about it, but did make him realize before any more holidays/birthdays that she would prefer a more “romantic” gift.
Post # 12
I know you must be diasppointed despite how awesome a diamond necklace is. It’s so close yet not quite the diamond you wanted, I get it. It’s only bratty if you sulk about it, though after 6 years, I would probably be sulking a little…
The first present SO ever got me was a dustbuster. I thought to myself “I can either be insulted by this or just enjoy it”
I actually love that thing now. It’s lasted for years and it’s really handy!
Post # 13
When it comes to disappointing gifts, I think my dad pretty much wins the prize. One year he got my mom a set of canning jars (that was what they had in the gas station they stopped at right after my dad realized it was my mom’s birthday). Another year he got her a subscription to Playboy. Strangely enough, even though the gift wasn’t well received, the subscription kept getting renewed many years afterwards.
After hearing those stories all my life, a diamond necklace sounds pretty good! But man, after 6 years, you definitely deserve a different kind of diamond too. Maybe he really is working on the other – that coworker story seems like too much of a coincidence. If he knows you know that story, it seems like he wouldn’t go down that road unless he was trying to either give you a hint or torture you. How do you know he’s not working on it?
Post # 14
Thanks guys! I don’t think he’s working on it because we just don’t have the finds right now.
We share finances and we just took an expensive vacation, and we’re paying for his brother to fly around the world to come join us do christmas (could have bought a nice rin for he price lf that flight alone) and of course Christmas expenses! Not to mention regular costs for our appartment and car.
I hope it comes soon for me. But I think before the end of 2012 is realistic.