SO wants to buy me something nice for X-mas, but I have no clue what to tell him

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
43 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m in the same boat and my bf keeps asking me what I want constantly lol. Do you have any hobbies that he could get you supplies for like cooking, painting, etc? Or can you think of anything that you’ve seen & liked but you just wouldn’t buy for yourself?

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ForeverBirds:  A night (or weekend) at a nice hotel with dinner.  We prefer to give each other gifts that create memories rather than buying actual physical gifts.

Post # 5
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@ForeverBirds:  Furniture?  Something from Victoria’s Secret?? <– I asked my DH for a bra and panty matching set of his choice because I won’t splurge that much on undergarments but would LOVE to have them.

If you really can’t think of anything tell him to put it towards the E Ring so you can get that sooner 🙂

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d go with an experience –

night at a hotel and dinner at a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try.

tickets to a play/musical

tickets to a concert

weekend trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know it’s not exactly romantic,  but are there any electronics you want? Or maybe something for your home that you wouldn’t normally splurge on like really expensive sheets?

Post # 8
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I asked my FI to start me a Pandora bracelet and then I also gave him a crazy huge list of all the other stuff I want.

I like what PP are saying about a weekend away together or maybe concert tickets?

Post # 9
1231 posts
Bumble bee

@ForeverBirds:  Maybe you can let him take you shoe shopping. It could be a great date! Personally, I could use a few shoes plus a watch or two.

Post # 10
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We give each other things like a night in a hotel or a nice dinner out. This year I’m buying both of our plane tickets to visit some friends in San Francisco in March. It’s a win/win for both of us! 

This year, I really want a new iPad (mine crashes like every 10 seconds), but I know it ain’t gonna happen (FI’s in school). But if I was in your situation, that’s what I’d ask for!

Post # 11
2102 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@beachbride1216:  +1 to the getaway idea!

How romantic for him to plan a weekend away! THat would be my choice since you don’t want/need much else – anything else would be a bonus!

Post # 13
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ForeverBirds:  I love the idea of an experience or creature comforts. Mmm comfy sheets. I would have squealed like a little girl and totally loved it if my college BF had gotten me $150 sheets. Such a luxury for a poor college kid!

Post # 14
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Men tend to learn by experience… so what you do with this generous offer could make a HUGE difference in the future.

If you say nothing… he’ll more than likely internalize that… and not offer again.

If you decide to get something non personal… you may find yourself receiving “housewares” for special occasions the rest of your life.

In either of the above scenarios you could find yourself 5 years down the road saying my guy is horrible gift giver, and I dread the holidays !!

Truth is Men are not mind readers they go with what works for them

So you might want to sit down, and take the time to come up with a serious list of things you’d like / appreciate that are personal

Lol, this is where the Sears Catalogue could come in handy for inspiration (they still have those in America right ?)

Find things you like / love.  Give him a few ideas.  And then be extremely happy when he gets it right.  Be sure and emphasize the THANK YOU

And there you have it … good gift giving routine established… forever in the future he’ll have you make a list.  Not a bad thing… so much better than the countless numbers of GFs and Wives who get useless junk from their SOs and just don’t know what to say…

Hope this helps,


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