(Closed) Note to Self: Only ask the Bees for anniversary gift advice, not others.

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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302 posts
Helper bee

AAAGGHHH!!! I went thru this!!!!!! We have been together over 4 years and i can’t even say the word “gift” without people doing this!!!! Especially my family, but def friends, too!!

I commented on a post a few weeks ago about how when you tell ppl it’s been 3 years they are like “oh my god! that’s so awesome!” because 3 years is a long time!

But when you get to 4 years they are like, “where is the ring? What’s wrong with you guys that you aren’t married yet??”

GRRRRRRRRR!!! It’s so annoying! it’s like, yes i want it but it will happen when the time is right, stop making me feel worse!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 4
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302 posts
Helper bee

Oh yeah, and as for a gift, i got my Boyfriend or Best Friend a nice wallet where you can engrave a message and said something sweet like “4 years and counting! Love (me)”

Apparently money-related gifts are what everyone does for 4 year anniversaries, bc my sister gave her Boyfriend or Best Friend a money clip at 4 years and another friend gave her Boyfriend or Best Friend THE EXACT SAME WALLET as i gave Boyfriend or Best Friend (i had no idea about this) on their 4 year! Crazy how that happens! But he loved it.  Something sweet like that and a night out with dinner, hotel, whatever you want should be really nice. Good luck!

Post # 6
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It als odrives me crazy how women are asking me about when we’ll be engaged. Umm… why are you harassing me when you should be asking the guy? I get more grief than he does!

For gift ideas you could get him tickets to a show/events/sports game. Or go on a mini-trip a few hours away to do some sight-seeing and relaxing. If he’s into this type of thing you could always get him a gadget, cell phone or video game.

Post # 7
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935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

It would be super sweet to plan something for him. Especiallly if he’s the one who does the majority of the “planning” in the relationship.  I did a “surprise” trip and my Boyfriend or Best Friend loved it!

Post # 9
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184 posts
Blushing bee

Does your SO have any hobbies?  Maybe you can get him a gift relating to that.  I know concert/event tickets have been a hit with my bf.  Maybe you can see if there are any museum exhibits near you that would interest him.  The best gift I think I gave my bf was a nice skillet.  He enjoys cooking and brings up like once a month how much he loves that skillet! haha.  Goodluck!!

 

Post # 10
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1390 posts
Bumble bee

Our four year is in October but he know his gift already and he know we’re going on Nov. 5. I bought us a night’s stay at a Victorian B&B in a small town 45 minutes from our house. It’s right on the Mississippi and there’s a little historic downtown with antique shops. Our room has a skylight, a whirlpool, and a three-sided wood fire place. I cannot freaking wait. Oh, also, we’re getting 30 minutes massages in our room as well. The place chargesl like $300 a night but I bought the room with a Groupon and paid $135 for all of it. In case you don’t get them, sign up for Groupons, Living Social deals, and Crowd Cuts for your city. They are amazing. We went to a rotissere place for $20 and got $40 of food so our bill was like $11.50. We spent $25 and got $50 worth of tapas. I’ve bought us $35-hour long massages each. There are spa deals, shopping, restaurants, you name it. I am seriously in love with these coupon deals, they are awesome. We can actually go on proper dates now because we can finally afford them more often than once or twice a year. Sign up and start watching for a good one.

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