Spinoff: Is your SO good at gift buying?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

He’s terrible at it.  Not just with me, with everyone.  His family were happy when I came on the scene, because I took over gift buying.  No giant ridiculous tshirts anymore.  

Lucky for me, my sister is an excellent gift buyer and he has already figured out she’s his go-to. 

Post # 4
1287 posts
Bumble bee

My SO is awesome at it. He really pays attention to me and listens to me. 


When we first started dating, I bought tickets to see a band, i was going to take my daughter. well, the band cancelled in our city.  SO went out and bought me a blue ray dvd of the concert and gave it to me for my birthday and said for me and my daughter to watch it together since we weren’t able to go to the concert together.

He bought me an ipad last year. I mentioned about getting one, and he got one.  

He gets me perfume I LOVE and makes sure I never run out of it.

He bought me a Keurig coffee machine because I complained one time about making an entire pot of coffee just for 1 cup of coffee to enjoy in the evening. 

I could go on and on…he’s a very selfless and thoughtful person.  He truly goes out of his way to make and keep me happy

Post # 5
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yup. He’s terrible. Then again, so am I. I’m better at in moment small surprise gifts but when it comes to birthdays or Christmas I’m terrible.

This year we have actually decided to not get each other gifts and use the money to buy something together that we want.

Post # 6
1327 posts
Bumble bee

He’s not terrible but he could use some work.  Having said that, I’d love for him to give me more gifts, period.

When he has the guidance of two of his girl best friends, he does great!  Left to his own devices with his buddies…he could make better choices.  But he hasn’t given me any WTF gifts yet, LOL

Post # 7
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww lol

My FI is an awesome gift giver. He pays attention and always remembers the smallest things. He is a manly guy and not really into fashion at all, but man can he pick me out some Tory Burch and Kate Spade. It took him a couple of years to get it down, but now he never disappoints. He just had to study my style a little bit, but now he can pick out things I like in a second.

We were away for a long weekend in Vermont and I saw this necklace that I absolutely loved. I tried it on and his face scrunched up in disgust (seriously). I was so surprised! I was just like, “Really??? You don’t like it??” So I left disappointed. Unbeknownst to me he ran back to the store when I was getting coffee (he made some lame excuse to go to the car) and bought the necklace. It was part of my birthday present a few months later.

And he will ALWAYS find what I want. I was recently stalking this JCrew vest that was sold out. I was totally bummed, but he found it and surprised me with it. I once wanted a pair of pumps that were sold out and he contacted a boutique on the other side of the country and found them! I always tell everyone that if you’re having trouble finding something or need to find the best deal to ask my DH haha.

Post # 8
151 posts
Blushing bee

I am very thankful my SO is a fab and generous gifter- I knew it was looking good when he got his mom this gorgeous rose gold Michael Kors watch for her 60th birthday. 

The first thing he gave me (for my birthday) was a gorgeous David Yurman birthstone ring and a beautiful handcarved  ukelele (we both play music).

Very excited for Christmas!


Post # 9
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

DH is amazing at gifts. I love Kate Spade purses so he’s gotten me one of those (from the outlet). He has also done jewelry a few times and he has AMAZING taste in jewelry. He knows me well and knows what I like 🙂 

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

He’s awesome at it, it makes me feel like an inferior gift giver sometimes lol he just pays attention to people and remembers things I guess.

Post # 11
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

He is the BEST at gift giving!! Makes me look bad because I am not. 

He got me a safari to SD safari park for Christmas, and I got to feed giraffes and rhinos. For my bday he took me on “ashley’s bday day of fun” to all activities I had been wanting to do for years in LA. He’s gotten me concert tickets. Yeesh, he’s good.

Post # 12
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is pretty good.  He is a great listener, incredibly thoughtful, and also takes a lot of my cues.  : )  That being said, he’s terrible at surprising me.  I usually always know what he’s gotten me, whether he wants me to or not.  He’s managed to really surprise me twice now- first with a trip to Hawaii that he planned for months without me knowing (I cried, ha!), and then with a super awesome 1950s Bentley to take us away at our wedding!  

Post # 13
466 posts
Helper bee

My SO is EPIC at gift giving.  He makes a list of things I say I need or want and then gets them for me months later.  (He will actually note them down in his iphone when I’m not looking.  I’ve caught him once or twice.)  I am always surprised, and get exactly what I wanted.  Occassionally, he’ll pick things out without my imput and they are still awesome.  He has figured out my taste in jewlery and always buys me something made of real stones.  I neever had any real jewlry until I met him.  🙂

Post # 14
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Not terrible, but not great. He really tries, so I can’t fault him for that. Last year, I was complaining about my back hurting a lot, so he got me one of those things you attach to a chair that massages your back. A great idea, but I just don’t use it all that much.

Usually, he just sticks to jewelry and does a pretty good job. For my birthday last year, he got me two pairs of earrings – I LOVED one pair; the other was nice, but not my style.

He’s a lot better than he was when we first started dating, though!

Post # 15
518 posts
Busy bee

He’s an awesome gift giver but terrible at surprising me, I always know what I am going to get, he can’t keep secrets.

Post # 16
2851 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

He’s pretty good. He’s more cute than anything. For our anniversary he got me a diamond bracelet (the teeniest diamonds in the world heehee). A few weeks prior I pointed out this waitress who was super thin but was wearing bracelets. I wondered where she finds her bracelets because I can never find anything that fit.

Ultimately I don’t love the way the bracelet looks, but I do love that he listened to what I wanted and went out and picked something from his heart. So in the end, I love the gift he got me and would not trade it for anything.

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