(Closed) Christmas Present Advice

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Tell him not to give gifts this year?
    Yes, definitely : (3 votes)
    8 %
    No, just set a small limit : (26 votes)
    65 %
    No, just let him give you what he wants : (10 votes)
    25 %
    Other-Please explain : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Why don’t you suggest that the two of you agree to not get each other anything. Or, put a very low limit on gifts. Tell him that you’re trying to save money this year and you don’t particularly want anything. 

    Post # 5
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    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with setting the limit. We are doing this for different reasons (wedding expenses) but I guess the same general idea. Don’t overspend, don’t get something we don’t need.

    Post # 6
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @wishingonadream04: I don’t mind at all! Good luck with this! I totally know how you feel. 

    One other option might be to think of something inexpensive that you both could enjoy and agree to buy it together and have that be your Christmas present to each other. 

    Post # 7
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    He probably WANTS to get you a gift.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @naenae_CA: My Fiance and I have scaled down gifts for the past few years. Each time we do it, he’s a little sad because he wants to get me something, but also relieved because he doesn’t have to think of something to get me. It sounds like the OP’s fiance might be extra relieved since he isn’t the type to plan ahead. 

    Post # 9
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Maybe you could do something together instead of gifts… a trip, day activity, dinner?

    Post # 10
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Or something handmade if he’s handy or an artist?

    Post # 13
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @wishingonadream04 It totally makes sense and it’s not selfish. 

    Post # 14
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    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2001

    My Darling Husband and I don’t really do big Christmas gifts for each other.  We usually set about a $10 limit.  You really have to get creative and think about it more.  Maybe suggest something similar?

    Post # 15
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    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It doesn’t have to be a big gift, but I feel that it is so worth it to have – even if from the dollar store – a little something to look forward to opening… 

    even if it’s a pair of socks or a chocolate bar 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I agree with just telling him. He is, after all, possibly going to be your husband in the future, you need to be able to talk to him about stuff.

    Darling Husband & I set a limit every year, we’re done that since we first started dating. And the year we were engaged, we didn’t do any gifts (no Christmas, birthdays, or Valentine’s Day; our “gift” was the wedding).

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