The ' I should have gifted better' Thread!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yeah, I wish I had gotten more for FI.

This is going to sound weird, but he really wanted a nice letter opener (yes that it not a joke) so I will get him one as a late I’m-sorry-I-was-so-lame-this-Christmas present.

There is also a rogue camping whistle en route from the interwebs that won’t pop up until next month.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @jesssamesssa:  aaaaah, that is sooo sweet and a “nice catch”

I am sure he’ll appreciate it.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I feel like I skimped on my fiancé this year. Since we are trying to save money for the wedding we agreed to only get each other something small and with a maximum price of $50. I got him a nice cologne and went a tad over but no more than $60. He got me perfume, a wallet, gloves, a DVD I had wanted, and little things like lip balm, chocolate, hand lotion, etc. He wrapped it all up really cute in a stocking. I’m pretty sure he went over budget and his gifts were just way more thoughtful than mine. I felt guilty, especially since he just bought me my gorgeous E-ring a month ago and is paying for about half of our wedding expenses (my parents are paying the other half)! Oh well. He seemed thrilled with his gift and I’m cooking a great dinner for him and his friends tonight to make up for it. 🙂

Post # 6
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3213 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

I got DH the Game of Thrones box set that he mentioned wanting a few months ago, but I bought it at the end of September and when I popped into Coles for a couple of little presents for my siblings I discovered that they have the 5th book in the box sets now! Argh! Now I feel bad that he has the old box set instead of the new one :(.

Post # 8
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We spent a little less on FI’s cousins than they spent on us. I figured & wanted to spend more but it was his call. I wish I threw in some extra gift cards.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wish I had spent more in general, but I honestly couldn’t afford it. FI’s family is super big on expensive gifts – mine isn’t (half of them don’t even celebrate!) It’s hard coming into that and feeling guilty.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am always bad at coming up with thoughtful gifts…I just bought my husband a bunch of clothes, lol.  Which I thought was super boring, but he insists that he loves because it means he doesn’t have to go shopping!  I just wish I had been able to get him something a bit more exciting.  He’s so hard to buy for though- he’s the type that will usually just go and buy himself what he wants…

Post # 11
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187 posts
Blushing bee

@jesssamesssa: My FI and brother both loved their gifts (and my FI loved his birthday gifts as well – his birthday is Christmad day), but I wish I had gotten my parents more…although I really couldn’t afford to do so. Oh well, there’s next year. 

Post # 12
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Well, I didn’t even want to exchange gifts since we just had the wedding in November. I just wasn’t in the Christmas spirit at all this year and plus we received so many awesome gifts for the wedding, there really isn’t much I really wanted or needed.  I never officially brought it up with DH, but figured he was in the same boat as me since he didn’t ask me what I wanted.  Well a WEEK before Christmas, he asks me how much we’re spending on each other.  I was like…UHHH…Nothing?  Haha  Anyways, I went to Home Depot after work one day and picked up an electric hedge trimmer and a huge tool box chest of drawers thing to organize all his tools.  He had mentioned in passing several times that he wanted these things, so I bought them.  Easy, practical gifts. Done.

So come Christmas morning, I open up a freaking awesome Michael Kors purse, the new Photoshop software (he printed out a picture of it since it was just downloaded straight to our computer), and a Canon Rebel T3i camera.  SO, suffice it to say, I was spoiled and he was given the most practical, not fun gifts ever. 

I suck at gift giving.

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@jesssamesssa:  nice one!!!

We’re doing a post Christmas splurge on FH’s sister too because it sort of hit us Christmas night that she got us individual presents while we gifted her something from both of us combined but didn’t really ramp up what we spent on her. Both feeling guilty about it, especially as she’s been a student without a full time job this year! So we’re going to take her to dinner and a movie, our shout. And next year she’ll be getting presents from each of us!!!! 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah I wish I had gotten DH something even though we said no gifts since we apparently are going to be getting a new bed.  So I just got him something from our son and thats it. 

Post # 15
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am in a bit of a gift giving roller coaster with my cousins. We used to see each other every Christmas so we always got each other presents. Then they got married and I only see them maybe once every 3-4 years for Christmas. At first we mailed presents back and forth. Then I didn’t send gifts one year, but I got gifts from them. I felt bad. So the next year I sent them gifts but never received any from them. So the next year I didn’t send anything and…you guessed it…they sent gifts. It’s gotten a bit ridiculous at this point. I didn’t send anything this year. I haven’t gotten anything and am keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t get anything. Which seems really weird. I love my cousins! I do! But I don’t really like mailing presents back and forth. Ugh. Watch. I’m going to have presents on the front door when I get home…

Post # 16
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5483 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wish I got my dw a little bit more. She loves surprises and I got her a couple but I could have thrown in another item or two. She got me awesone ruby earrings….

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