(Closed) S/O: do you tell SO what to get you for holidays?

posted 4 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
2420 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I give him a bunch of ideas of what I would like. This year, I pretty much told him what he was getting me for my birthday. And it worked πŸ™‚

Post # 4
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’ll be together two years this month and our birthdays have already passed, and that was the first time I remember us each specifically telling the other something we’d like. I think we’ll do that occasionally, but I think overall we’ll both want to surprise each other with stuff.

Post # 6
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Laurenplusalex:  We usually don’t exchange gifts for Christmas, we buy something we’ve been wanting for the house.


For birthdays I definitely tell him what I want.  This year I was out shopping, fell in love with a dress, called him and he said “thanks for making it easy on me!”  I even bought it that day, no need to wrap it, LOL

Post # 8
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

DH has it pretty easy because I like pretty much anything.  Plus, he has asks my sisters for ideas so he never has to ask me what I’d like.

Post # 9
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

theIt he only time I don’t have to provide links to what I would like is our anniversary XD then he picks out jewellery

Post # 10
4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I give him ideas for Christmas, but sometimes he just chooses something himself. Birthdays he normally always just picks something himself or something that he knows that I want but haven’t mentioned. We’ve been together 12 years so we know each other pretty well and can usually just pick something out without asking. Its to the point that he picked out a pair of Tory Burch shoes without any guidance from me whatsoever and they were the perfect style and size, hah.

Post # 11
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We’ve been together for 9 months but I’ve only had to hint at stuff I wanted and luckily, he picks up on that. πŸ™‚ 

Though for my birthday, he bought me this frankincese candle thing. I am not really a fan of it so I pretended to like it. I don’t blame him though because my birthday occured after only one month of dating so I give him a pass on that. Since then though, he’s been great at giving gifts πŸ™‚

Though I do feel bad…I never did open that gift and take the candle out of the box. It’s still sitting in a box on my bookcase. BF will remark on it and say “Are you ever going to use that?”

And I say “Oh of course I will, honey. I just haven’t gotten around to it, I keep forgetting to open the box.”

Then he’ll roll his eyes and just shake his head. Lol!

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If he didn’t have a good idea of what I might want, I’m sure that he would ask.  For Christmas 2012, I had been going on about wanting a waterproof camera for our trip to Cuba so that made things pretty easy for him.  We did compare notes about what each of us had spent, too.  When he found out that I had spent more on him, he went out and got me a huge memory card for that camera.

For his birthday that just passed, I definitely had to ask but could have come up with something had he not.  I’m also responsible for collecting his wish list on behalf of his and my families.

Post # 13
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

I think that the best way to absolutely love your gift is for it to be something you really want! so I tell him what to get me for every ocasion, bday, vday, chirstmas, etc… how else would he know exactly what my little heart desires! lol it works for me, up to this day i have never gotten a gift from him that I haven’t absolutely addored! πŸ˜‰

Post # 14
7655 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think its the best way to give a gift, so yes, my DH and I do this. I give a few ideas, he gives a few ideas, and we always end up getting what the otehr wants.

His mother tends to ask but then not get what you asked for and gives a bunch of junk from the dollar store and stuff that we already have. While we thank her, it is seriously annoying. I asked her to chip in for DH’s b-day gift which was a new tackle box and rods (exactly what he wanted), and she instead got him a Germain Shorthair painted a plate. These plates are cool, but he has never put them up.

Post # 15
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Laurenplusalex:  Congrats!  I asked him if this would be the last year we celebrate the dating anniversary and he said we could always move the wedding up a few months. LOL πŸ˜‰

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