(Closed) He didn’t like his gift…now what?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

What about a Diesel watch?  They are relatively inexpensive and it’s kind of like jewelry for a guy.  They aren’t that expensive either and you can find some pretty hip styles.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Or what about an IOU for when he does find a wallet he likes? And you can also do something nice as a gift, like make a nice dinner and set up a romantic night for the two of you, or take him out to a nice wine bar or something. My Fiance tends to like “event” type presents–like tickets to something or going somewhere–better than actual physical presents, unless it’s something that he really needs/wants.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t see why you should have to get him anything else.  He knows you don’t have $$ like that this year.  I would think he would just be happy with whatever you got him?  My Fiance and I are not doing expensive gifts at all this year.  There’s no need to spend tons of $ on each other when it could be going to something else.  I just don’t think this is the time(if you really can’t afford it) to go broke trying to get someone something who should love you, even if you can only afford a gift from the dollar store!  That’s right the dollar store! lol  Christmas is about so much more.  I’m really not saying this in a snarky or bitchy way, I just think what you got him should be good enough.  Why don’t you try doing a creative gift like making his fav meal or something?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Has he hinted toward anything he might want?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

What I did last year from my FH was I made a coupon book.  I was really broke last year, so this was about all I could afford.  The coupon book had all kinds of different stuff in it, i.e. Back Rub, Make Dinner, Movie Night (he gets to choose the movie!), Foot Rub, Full Body Massage, One Chore (one chore he normally does, he could trade the coupon in and I would do it instead.), also I included a few x-rated coupons too…. heehee.

My FH LOVED it!  And he used them all within a few months, lol!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Not sure what your Fiance is into, but for the wallets-you can get really nice croc embossed Brahmin wallets on Ebay-they look really expensive but they’re a steal on that site!  

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You mentioned he likes techie things…you can always get him techia accessories wihtin your budget…there are some docking stations under $50, cases, cords, memory cards, etc.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If all else fails, you could do the coupon book. I have done that in the past too, and it went over very well. And you could pair it up with a gift card to his favorite techy store.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

When I was really really REALLY broke one year….my husband got a coupon. It started out as a joke about how poor I was. Cupcake+BJ was the term, lol. He got a fancy coupon (i put some work into it) and a dozen fancy, chocolate frosted cupcakes that I labored over. He was pretty tickled and still says it was the best gift ever, even though it cost me like, $3 of Duncan Hines and frosting mix =]. So, even if you can’t buy him a “real” gift, sometimes just the gift of, er, yourself is enough =]

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sorry to hear that. That is a bummer. I got my Fiance seasons 5 and 6 of That 70’s Show! They were only $30 and he LOVES that show (we have season 1-4 already) Is there something like that you could get him?

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