(Closed) Upset about Aldo Giftcard

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I......
    Suck it up and pretend to love my ALDO shoes : (14 votes)
    67 %
    Tell him how I feel and buy ALDO shoes : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Buy the Hey Lady's anyway and buy him shoes from ALDO : (6 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    suck it up.. do not tramp on this gift whatsover. I am shoeobessed too and i think it would take the meaning away from his gesture if you changed it.. sorry

    Also with the ALDO shoes are great.. maybe it would be worth to go in the store and check it out and maybe you can order some in (look at a catalogue)

    Post # 4
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Aww, boys are so clueless sometimes! This has totally happened to me before. But, and I really do hate to say this, ALDO is not in the wedding-appropriate market right now. I recently looked and didnt find anything. But you can’t return giftcards, right? And I don’t like the idea of “pretending” to love something you aren’t actually that into.

    I think the best way out of this is to save the giftcard for some other occasion, explain to Fiance that you just can’t find any ALDO shoes you like for the wedding, and buy other shoes, be they the Hey Lady shoes or other slightly less perfect but more wedding appropriate shoes.

    Post # 5
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    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Hmm.  I really feel you on this.  When you are dead-set on a particular item, nothing will replace it! Plus, those Hey Lady shoes specialize in being comfy and danceable in addition to cute (don’t know whether the claim is true or not but let’s give the benefit of the doubt), which is especially important on your wedding day.  His gesture is incredibly sweet and I can’t blame you for feeling conflicted.

    So my suggestion is this.  First, take a good look at the Aldo stock.  They have a TON of styles and you might be surprised by what you can find.  Try their “Romantic Styles” category, many of them aren’t particularly vixenish.  http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/flag/wromantic/women

    If nothing tickles your fancy there and you’re still dead set on those Hey Lady shoes, I say give it some time (like, a month), and say, “Honey, your gift was SO sweet and thoughtful and I really appreciate it.  But I had been fantasizing about these Hey Lady shoes for ages and I think they’d make my wedding outfit absolutely PERFECT.  So I hope you aren’t upset if I go ahead and buy those shoes, it would make me SO happy.  And I want to get you something special with that gift card, so let’s go shopping and get you a great pair of shoes with it.”  If you’re tactful and show how thankful you are for the gesture but how happy the other shoes would make you, I can’t see him being very upset.  Just my thought.

    Whatever you decide to do, good luck!  You have such a sweet fiance. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Have you looked at the Aldo webstie? they had many that weren’t too sexy, I understand yu have your heart set on a different pair already and he says they are too expensive, will this situation make that any different? Are they still too expensive? For example is the Aldo card equal to or more than the pair you are dreaming of? 

    Post # 7
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    525 posts
    Busy bee

    I hope this doesn’t sound too sneaky… but  could you buy the hey lady shoes and tell him they are from aldo and that is what you speant the gift card on? then you could save the gift card for another ocassion? But in reality that may be too complicated….

    Post # 9
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Mrs2b that sounds something i would totally do..lol.. I love when guys try to be helpful.. but when they miss it my a mile.. we are the ones who have to live with it.. I say you keep the card and go buy your dream shoes.. or sell that card to a friend or a family member.. they will understand ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    missbouvier–that is ridiculously stone age! Holy cow!  Can they ship the shoes to your nearest Also store?

    Post # 12
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Those Spring shoes are perfect for a wedding. Can you try calling in the order? Sometimes reps on the phone are able to do things the website can’t and if not, maybe they can suggest something else that will work for you.

    Post # 13
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    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would buy the hey lady shoes and tell him they were from aldos and buy aldo shoes for the summer lol

    Post # 15
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Try to be happy about the gift, he was totally thinking of you.  My FH last year bought me the gym membership i wanted, the electric razor i wanted, and a wood burner i had once said would be cool.  All I could think when he gave them too me was that I was fat bored and hairy (LOL), but looking back it was really really sweet and he really tried, and it showed me he actually listened to what I said.

    Post # 16
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    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think his gift was extremely generous. Aldo shoes are about $75-$100 a pair… I think you definitely need to suck it up! Give him some hugs & kisses! You’ve got a great man. He tried to cheer you up AND offer a solution to get you some nice shoes. They may not be the “perfect” shoes, but he’s trying to give you the perfect shoes.

    He’s wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

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