(Closed) We said only $20!

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

happy!  we have done $20 gift a couple of time and i cheated once and i know he loved it… (same with no credit cards or anything ๐Ÿ™‚  )

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have *never* successfully stuck to a limit on gifts. He usually spends more than me (proportionate to his higher income and my much greater love of gifts), but neither one of us can do it. We always wind up setting a limit with the full knowledge that the REAL limit is about twice whatever we say, sometimes much more. We probably need to work on that! ^_^

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

*sigh*

I’m usually the one who breaks the rule…what can I say?  I love him more than $20…well of course you do too but what I mean is my love language is Gifting!  So I always want to give more…

He’s always annoyed.  But he loves the gifts.  So I guess just go with it and have fun!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Thrilled.  My Fiance is always doing stuff like this!.  For Chirstmas we agreed that since we were going to drive 14 hours to buy a puppy for Christmas that we would stick to a $50 spending budget.  He spent like $300 on me.  I stuck to the $50 and felt like such a jerk.. but he didn’t care.  The only thing he cared about was how excited I was about what he bought me.  Sounds like your guy is the same way.  I justify it with the knowledge that I’m constantly buying him little things and surprising him with small but thoughtful stuff.  So maybe it all adds up to the giant (but occasional) splurges for me.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

So happy because it’s a gift you can both enjoy together! What a sweetie! My guy does that all the time too and I always feel a little awkward. As long as you both keep your communication open on your feelings with the matter, as you did, you’re good.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i would be happy!! it’s nice to be surprised and do something on the spur of the moment…the only reason it would slightly and i mean slightly tick me off would be if we couldn’t really afford it and had to put in on the credit card…but…i would go with it!! it’s so nice, especially, when HE is being thoughtful and thinking outside of the box!!! it doesn’t happy to often in my relationship, i am the one that always go over the limit!!  but i am totally elated when he steps up and goes a little bit over board!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’d just be happy.

How did you like Dirty Dancing?  I saw it here in Boston as well, and was disappointed.  There were moments that were as good as the movie, but overall I didn’t like it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have never stayed faithful to limited gift amounts. Usually I’m the one that can come up with something creative and may lie about it to make it seem like it was under the limit amount, but he chooses things that are WAY above and beyond what he is supposed to. I still love him so I’m not too peeved.

If we were saving for something or sharing money I may be a little peeved just because I don’t really need anything and I am such a cheap skate when it comes to my own money, even when it comes to stuff I need.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

HAPPY ๐Ÿ™‚  What a sweetie — but it’s hard when you KNOW you could have gotten an equally cool sweet gift if you’d ONLY KNOWN we’d be breaking the rules…this happens to us all the time.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I saw Dirty Dancing here in Chicago and didn’t like it.  Whoever played Johnny was terrible!  Anyway – we always try to stay within the a limit – I usually can b/c I’m a bargain hunter but he always goes over because he leaves things for last minute.  But if he were to think ahead like your Fiance did, I’d be super happy that he was putting so much thought into it!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I always break the money rule on gifts and he feels bad!

I just like to give them and things always remind me of them, so I write them down, or buy them for him and then wait for a special occasion.  I always seem have a lot by then!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I’d just be happy, too!  That is a very thoughtful gift for you.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Haha! I know how you feel, my Fiance told me the same thing for Christmas when I broke the rule and got us tickets for a football game ๐Ÿ™‚ Although we are still trying to stick to a gift amount and agree on no surprises till the wedding, we know we still should spoil each other every now and then, the wedding budget can’t control our lives completely! Hope you had fun, sounds like a wonderful surprise!

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