(Closed) What do you get a man who’s impressed by nothing?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What should I get my SO for Christmas?
    Samsung Galaxy Tab : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Something else - suggestion below. : (20 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I say something else, especially if the Galaxy Tab is out of your budget and you’re working to save and be debt-free.

    What about an ‘experience’ gift, something you two can do together? A weekend away, sports tickets, something that he loves to do or would be meaningful to you as a couple. There are tons of options!

    Post # 4
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @Catherine: I was going to say the same thing.

    How about planning a nice night away in a B&B and bring a “picnic” dinner you can have in the privacy of your own room. Bring champagne, cheese and cured meats, chocolate covered strawberries etc. You know his fav foods so do it up!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee

    @claireos: I say give him something money can’t buy. Wrap yourself in a pretty bow and cute Christmas panties. I am SURE that will get him excited. Sometimes material things are over rated. you don’t have to put yourself in a bind for a gift. Maybe you can bake his favorite cookies and ask him which cookie he wants; the actual cookies or your cookie. Whatever…. just do something thoughtful, sexy and fun.

    Post # 8
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @claireos: It sounds like its not a money thing, but just a way he reacts. Unless you delivered him a private island, he will likely have the same non-chalance type reaction and I would try not to be upset by it.  

    I have a family member like this and it drives me up the wall. Even after a mediocre reception I will later find out he uses XYZ a ton and loves it, but the reaction never was quite appropriate.

    Post # 9
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    1750 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @claireos: You can have dinner and tell him you have dessert already prepared at home and blow his socks off. Red lipstick, heels and whatever he likes. Heck you may end up with your computer at the after Christmas sale!!! lol

    Post # 10
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ditto on the intimate/personal gifts; love-wise, offer to try something you’ve been hesitant about, set up a romantic evening/dinner, put on a little show.  If you’re artistic/creative, write him a story/paint a picture/etc.  Make a photo/scrapbook of fond memories.  He may not be impressed by things, but he is by you and your love for him!

    Post # 11
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    14497 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If he’s going to be unimpressed anyways, I wouldnt bother with such an expensive gift.  “Things” apparently dont do it for him.  My guy is the same, he just doesnt care for random things.  Find out if theres soemthing that he really does want or do a nice experience date, or just do a small (cheaper) meaningful gift.

    Post # 13
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @claireos: I think you should talk with him. Tell him that you understand its not in his nature to jump up and down, but you have a hard time reading if you like the presents you have given him or not.

    Last Xmas I gave a present to this uncle (the family member above). He is impossible to shop for. Really. I made a bet with my dad and sister what he would say (he usually makes negative jokes). I was right on the money. My dad actually said something to him that I had bet he would say that.

    You know what? He didnt realize that he was always so negative or didnt really have a reaction until it was pointed out to him. He called me the next day to tell me how much he liked the present.

    In fact (I made homemade gravlax for him since he is a big seafood guy) his neighbors who are world travelers came over to eat it with him and were really impressed by it. He realized how much thought and effort I had put into it and realized his reaction wasnt appropriate and apologized!

    Post # 15
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Men love food if they can’t have toys. Bake his favorite cookies or pastry.

    Post # 16
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If he’s not the type of person who doesn’t get “jump up and down” excited over gifts you may never get the reaction you’re looking for. I’m sure if you had unlimited funds available there is probably something in this world that would knock his socks off.

    In the past I’ve tried to give gifts that are either thoughtful or unique. I try to listen to what the other person is saying looking for “clues”. My husband is a huge Raider fan, this year I’d love to buy a jersey and have his last name put on the back. Last year I made him his own “snack basket” filled with all the snacks he loves. It was his own personal stash of goodies. I’ve made coupon books good for anything from a massage or “pleasures” if you know what I mean (this was quite popular).

    Many years ago I had a bf and we were visiting his family for Thanksgiving a few states over. His mom showed me a scrapbook she was making for each of her children. She showed me a pic of the first car he ever had in front of the house he grew up in and I asked her to e-mail it to me. I put it in a leather frame and wraped it up. Christmas morning we were all opening up gifts and I couldn’t wait for him to open his gift from me. When he did he was brought to tears, in fact the whole family was. Sometimes you never know a simple thing could move emotions.

     

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