Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I went to the jewelery store today to look for possible Christmas gifts for me. I ended up loving these diamond earrings and was he was thinking of trading in my current ones for these. Obviously not a cheap gift. We were talking later and he said he doesn’t mind spend that much money on me but he wouldn’t want me to spend that much money on him. He doesn’t want anything extremely expensive for Christmas. I feel guilty him spending more on me than I will on him…anyone else?
Post # 3
I’m in a similar situation — I’m a full-time student with a part-time job, and he’s employed full-time, so our 50-50ish breakdown of expenses over the past 8 years has now shifted to like 90-10. I feel bad, but at the same time, it doesn’t really make sense to have it happen any other way, and it’s all virtually a wash in the end since we’re combining accounts when we get married.
I guess my advice to you would be look into some sort of “experience” that you could gift him that he may not even know exists… if he loves cars, get him the opportunity to do some laps in a NASCAR car, or if he has a favorite team, surprise him with tickets to an upcoming game. He may not want any THING that is expensive, but he may still be pining after an EVENT or EXPERIENCE that has a decent price tag to go with it to help alleviate your price tag guilt. Good luck!
Post # 4
@JillBill: That’s a good idea…I’d love to get him tickets to his favorite football team but work pays for it 🙁 Plus, he’s said he doens’t want me spending what he’s spending on me. And since it’s both our money now I don’t know what to do.