Post # 1
You would think this would be easy but its not…and let me explain..
DH and I both have a good income…We have a good amount of savings plus we dont live beyond our means. If we need something we buy it and as long as its not an ungodly amount of money then we dont need to check with each other first. Also DH is military so he wears the same kind of uniform five days a week. He has more clothes than we know what to do with and we donate alot each year because he keeps accumulating. So buying him clothes is useless since he could never wear them all..He has a bigger closet than I do.
I have bought him every sports jersey known to man, he doesnt play video games, he hunts but he has bows, guns, knives, shot guns and all that and doesnt need anymore gear. He rides his harley but I have already bought him boots and he already owns a ton of harley gear.
I thought about jewelry but because he is military, the only regulation jewelry he can wear is his wedding band and a watch and he already has 4 watches.
We own every electronic known to man. So that doesnt help. We go on vacation each year so going somewhere isnt an option also because I just started a job I couldnt take off anyway.
Bee’s I just dont know what to get him. There isnt anything he wants, there isnt anything he needs.
So what do you buy for someone who has everything. I literally am at a loss as to what to get him. I ask him if there is anything he wants or needs and he says, if I need it I go ahead and buy it for myself, and I dont really want anything.
However I learned my lesson the first year with DH. He said he didnt want anything when we were dating and then appeared slightly disappointed when I didnt get him anything because he already has everything. Also I was just starting a new job and didnt have a lot of extra cash lying around for gifts.
So if anyone has any suggestions I would gladly take them…Also he has a new car so that isnt something I can buy him either..Anyone?
Post # 3
Definitely get him something. FI and I are the same way… if we want something, we buy it. Its how we’ve always been…
I tend to notice little things (ie last year, he stated that Christmas Vacation was his favorite movie and hes a huge hockey fan, so I got him the Griswold “00” Blackhawks jersey or this year, he’s attempting to grow out his beard so I bought beard care oils, shampoo, conditioners, etc for a beard care stocking). So maybe play off that? Something he enjoys that you could find something a little more towards?
Post # 4
How about something that you guys could do together ? Tickets to some play, cooking lessons, parachute jump, book a weekend in some indoor waterpark or some other romantic hotel. Since you said he has everything think of something that he likes to do and would enjoy doing together.
Post # 5
@TexasSpringBride: Any “fun” stuff for his car? Sports related items?
Post # 6
@TexasSpringBride: my DH is the same- if he wants something, he buys it. So i have to get him things he didn’t know he wanted 😉 This year, I’m getting him a custom-engraved, sterling silver tie clip because his tie clip sucks. I’m also getting him a vintage pocketwatch because he’s been into wearing suit vests lately and has mentioned how “cool” it would look with a pocketwatch a few times, so I’m on the hunt!
i love gifting vintage or custom stuff because you KNOW they won’t already have it. Last year I got him a 1970’s punch bowl set off of ebay (we entertain a lot) and he LOVED it, plus all of his bartender friends oohed and ahhed over it at our next party. Never underestimate bragging rights… plus, guys like utilitarian things. Is there anything he likes to drink or eat? Maybe a moto-centric magazine subscription? Or there’s always things like Bacon of the Month clubs and stuff like that!
Post # 7
@ccantics: Thats a really great idea…He loves Christmas Vacation. We have to watch the movie at least 3 times at christmas.
Post # 8
What about buying an “Experience”? Groupon has a deal for a Lamborghini driving day, or bungee jumping, hot air balloon ride, etc.?
Post # 9
@TexasSpringBride: massage; coupons from you for his favorite things, ie back rub, scalp massage, etc; magazine subscription, wknd getaway, a class of some sort, favorite movies on DVD, audiobooks for his ride to work; pedi/mani… Good luck!
Post # 10
@spaula89: All great ideas, he already parachute jumps for the army, so no way, he is already an excellent baker and he does most of the cooking away. I did consider getting him a new griddle, and he said dont women complain about getting stuff that creates work..he has a point…
@creativeplannertobee: He is a huge Notre Dame fan, I already bought him the jerseys, hoodies, sleep wear, and t shirts…He doesnt do fun stuff for his car…but I did buy him the Notre Dame decals for the car last christmas.
@bkrocks13: He is in the army, he doesnt need anything clothing related. If we go out he already has cufflinks. I offered to buy him cooking stuff since he loves to cook and he pointed out that women dont like utilitarian items on a special holiday and he didnt think he would like it either.
Post # 11
@ButterflyBride5: I thought about that, but Im not sure dudes arent to coupon books…I dont know that I would be into coupon books if someone gave me one…lol
Post # 12
maybe go to a show or concert or an expensive dinner? or look around etsy; there’s all kinds of interesting stuff on there
Post # 13
@TexasSpringBride: my FI loved it! Funny, we were together 13 yrs ago and when we got back together in 2010, he still had one of my coupons. It was for a naked full body massage & it said “love gets slippery when wet”. Cheesy, but you have to know your guy. I hope it works out!
Post # 14
i did this last year: http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2011/12/on-the-first-day-of-christmas-my-true-love-gave-to-me.html
FI loved it. he enjoyed having something to open every day. i did little things- an ornament, two t-shirts, six pairs of socks, twelve packs of gum (he’s a gum chewer).. stuff like that. but you could do it with experiences? dinner dates, prepaid daytrips, things like that. and mix in little things as well.
Post # 15
Im in the same boat for my husband! Anything he wants he just buys himself. Execpt he does need clothes.
I like buying him concert tickets because its something we can do together and also something to look forward to.
Post # 16
@TexasSpringBride: Tickets to whatever sport it is he enjoys, tailgating supplies or recipe books, or if he likes gestures more than material things, sponsoring a local little league team in his name. At the end of the year you could get them to all feel awesome by autographing a ball for him, sticking it in a display case, and you’ll be set for a gift for next Christmas.
On coupon books: I really like the way that Matt Paxton from Hoarders talks about using a blowjob coupon book his wife gifted him with it. If he ever needs to diffuse an arguement that is getting too heated, he’ll bring up “… I think I’d like to use one of those coupons now…”