(Closed) Nothing for Christmas??

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Is he the type that doesn’t really like gifts at all?  My husband doesn’t really care for getting presents on holidays.  Maybe you could take him out to dinner or something that he likes on your treat so he won’t feel like it’s a present per say.

Post # 5
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

How about you “give” each other a night out on the town? Go to a nice dinner and a concert, or show, or even a movie… something that you’ve always wanted to do together, but don’t usually have enough time. Then it’s special for you both and you’re not out shopping for something that you don’t really need.

Post # 6
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

EIther no gifts for both of you.. or just one gift each. He can’t say “don’t get me anything” then expect you to accept something from him! That’s silly.

Post # 7
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

What if you just kept it cheap/free/DIY? I know it’s cliche, but homemade gift certificates for stuff like backrubs, etc. are at least something, or make it your goal to make all of his favorite meals the week leading up to Christmas (don’t tell him, and see if he figures it out – secretly smothering someone with love can be sooo fun!). There are plenty of ways to spoil and love your man that aren’t wrapped up in shiny paper 🙂

Post # 8
3587 posts
Sugar bee

He sounds like my SO. He tells me no gifts on birthdays or Christmas because “he’s a grown man.” *eye roll* He’s a silly man.LOL I usually get him soenthing anyway. He knows I don’t listen. It’s usually something small, but it is something.

Post # 9
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’d just get him something anyways! 🙂 But, I’m stubborn like that…

Post # 10
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am with amanda.lynn- I’d get him something small anyways! But I also like the idea of you two spending a romantic night out on the town or doing something nice together.

Post # 11
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I second the something small. Is there anything he’d really like to get/do but can’t afford it? Or what about something cool that BOTH of you can use, like cheap concert tickets to a new indie band, or a gift certificate to a restaurant?

Post # 12
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

he sounds just like my husband… I said we shouldn’t get each other gifts since we’re pretty poor and I needed to do so much gift shopping for others. Then he told me he’ll get me the Nintendo DS I’ve been coveting, so of course I said “well, if you’re getting me something then I have to get you something, even if it’s small.” So then he told me to just give him a nice dinner, which I’ll be doing anyway so it doesn’t count lol. He’s definitely not a present guy. They didn’t really do presents so much when he was a kid, so idk. I don’t know what to do either! I’ll try to go the something small route, but I don’t know what the small something should be!

Post # 13
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Forgoing the gifts can really help you focus on what is important at Christmas time.  Your health, being with family and if you’re religious – there is a lot more to Christmas than a gift.  That being said, I think everyone needs a good ol price ceiling.  SO went overboard one year so then I did the next year and I feel like it’s escalating.  Time to scale it back.

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