So frustrated about holiday shopping for hubby

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I am in the same boat as you. FI never wants me to buy him anything. I ask if he wants ” X” for Christmas, his repsonse is always I’m good. Even if he wants something he won’t say so because he doesn’t like me spending my money on him.

If he wants something he will just go out and buy it so gift giving has always been difficult. Usually I just book us a trip so that he can’t refuse 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Why not buy him an experience instead of a physical gift. You wouldn’t even need to buy one as you could DIY it. Think about his interests and try and find an experience that goes a long with that. For example a poster art exhibit followed by a meal at a restaurant whose decor is poster related.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Agree with pp that experience gifts are always great.  And a poster exhibit would be boss!!  Also, they make a lot of posters on magnets, if you can find some replicas of his posters or have them put on magnets that might be a fun way to pay homage to his beloved posters.

Another idea is if you could get his posters he already has framed and figure out some way to get them some space on the walls, the ceiling, (maybe they go up for 6 months as part of the gift).  If he loves posters, and has the posters, I think you could do something cool with them DIYish 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m in the same boat. I’ve asked FI what he wants for christmas and his response is “I don’t know, don’t ask me” because he finds the whole season frustrating. He buys what he wants ahead of time so there’s nothing I can really buy for him unless he says “get me this” and I know he won’t go buy it for himself.

I agree with buying an experience, even if it’s just an outing to a new restaurant he’d like. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I agree with experience gifts, or you need to think really hard about something he wants that maybe he wouldnt have thought of wanting for himself. 

In previous years I’ve framed important things for my FI, bought video game accessories, and gotten tickets to basketball games. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I just buy my fiance clothes. He always wears them so I can’t go wrong there. Why don’t you just give him coupons. Make coupons for things he likes to do for example a date to a movie, a home cook meal, or wash the car, something like that. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Naiya_i:  Ugh! I feel your pain. My DH just buys what he wants and never asks for anything for Christmas/Mentions what he would like if ai ask hom what he wants.

This year I got him a nice luggage set… It’s something he needs and will come in use for our HM in May (& many other trips). I also bought him some sessions for Glassblowing. I know that’s something he has been wanting to do for a while. So figured, this experience would be a good gift for him.

Maybe you can find something/go somewhere/try a new restaurant that he would like to do, but hasn’t done yet!

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