(Closed) *Sort of* Spinoff – Did you get what you expected from SO for Xmas?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Did you receive the Christmas gift you expected from SO?
    Yup. I knew all along, no guessing game. : (24 votes)
    28 %
    Yes. I had a strong inkling after all the hints I threw at him. : (21 votes)
    24 %
    No, he completely threw me for a loop and I love the gift! : (33 votes)
    38 %
    No, and I'm not really a fan of it. : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Unfortunately I got exactly what I expected but not what I wanted. Clothes. I love him to pieces, but he’s never not gotten me clothes for a present in our 4 years together! He shopped for my present 2 days before Xmas at the same clothing store he always does (one of my favorites fortunately). Usually he gets me 2 or 3 tops. This time it was a coat, a top and 2 scarves so at least there was some variety!

    The store’s clerks know who we both are so when we split up while doing some shopping (so he could get me a present), as I passed by the store and was about to go in one of the clerks says, “well this is awkward, your husband is here!” and shooes me away. Sigh… I was hoping at least he’d go to a different store. I need to bite the bullet and give him some hints before my birthday. No more clothes!

    Post # 33
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    482 posts
    Helper bee

    we dont live together and he had to work xmas day, so i still havent seen my gift. ill report back if its what i expected/wanted.

    Post # 34
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    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I got what I expected and more.

    I knew I was getting a black chiffon robe (based on a 1940s vintage one) from Kiss Me Deadly and a Christmas sweater and piece of jewellery, but didn’t know exactly which sweater (it was a tasteful argyle knit with snowflakes and reindeer) or what sort of jewellery (a thick silver chain with a silver and garnet pendant). I really wasn’t expecting the knee-high boots I’d been lusting after, though. 

    He’s an awesome husband.

    Post # 35
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    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    He asked me what I wanted and I told him. I got a bottle of my favorite perfume, LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit. Yummy! Smile

    Post # 36
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    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We won’t be seeing each other until Sunday, but I’m pretty sure I know what he’s getting me.  We were originally going to make each other presents, but he asked if he could buy me something instead because it’ll be perfect for me.  So it’s not what I was expecting, but after he let that slip I’m almost positive it’s going to be Sirius radio for my car (since I’m going to have a long commute to work and our LDR is going to continue for another year and a half, which means a lot of driving time).  I gues I’ll report back when I see him!

    Post # 37
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Yes…SO proposed 3 days before Christmas and that is all I wanted for the holiday. Smile

    Post # 38
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    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    He got me a super awesome digicam which I was NOT expecting at all but I am so happy to have gotten!!  In retrospect I totally should’ve seen it coming though, because he asked me a few innocent questions about cameras earlier in the month LoL.

    Post # 39
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    11232 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We weren’t exchanging gifts, but his mom felt bad that I would have nothing to open (not true, since we got gifts from his dad/stepmom), so she took him to the jewellry store. He is now returning a pair of earrings and a pendant that were not at all my taste and I have no idea why he chose them (he even said that he knew I wouldn’t like them). I don’t think he can return the teddy bear he got with them, unfortunately.

    Post # 40
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    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I got the Bluetooth keboard case for my iPad that I asked for.  Plus, a new camera that was a total surprise.  

    I didn’t get the iPhone case that I wanted (and need), but my ILs gifted me more than enough cash to buy it myself.

    Post # 41
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    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    My flights were delayed, so i didn’t get home until after 1030 last night. We cracked open a bottle of prosecco and unwrapped our gifts.

    He got me my Chanel perfume, as i expected. No earrings to match my necklace, but a lovely silver statement necklace. Also, new sunglasses, a pair of red leather gloves (totally caught me off guard, but I love them. I guess there’s a billboard we pass every morning advertising a leather store, and that’s where he got the idea!), and a new iPod (unfortunately I bought myself one with my Xmas money from my mom, so we’ll take it back). Some other odds and ends.

    My Future Mother-In-Law & FS&BIL were wonderful to me (and us) as well. I am so blessed to be joining this family.

    Post # 42
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    9100 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I didn’t get anything, but I didn’t expect anything… so.. yes?

    Post # 43
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    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The big gift I received this year was an iPad. I was not expecting this at all since we’re both working so hard to save for the wedding.  It was such a pleasant surprise and probably the best gift I could have gotten. He also purchased a Birchbox subscription for me that I can’t wait to start receiving. 

    It was a really nice Christmas and I can’t believe next Christmas we’ll be celebrating as husband and wife.

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