12-05-12 09:35 AM - Post#4029774
In response to moxiegirl23
My DH is not, he tends to get me appliances or tools, like electric can opener, toaster oven, snow blower, lawn mower, dishwasher. While they are all nice things, that I want/need, they are not very personal. One year I mentioned that I wanted a emerald ring, he did get me one, but it was huge & almost gaudy, and very pricey, not my taste at all, but it was the "emerald I wanted". When Cricut first came out, I told him REPEATEDLY that is what he could get me for Christmas, he got me a very expensive string of pearls, and while they were gorgeous, he knows I have my grandmother's pearls and rarely wear them, so why would he think I would wear a new string. A few years later he complained that I never wear his gifts Now, I just buy what I want and tell him he got it for me, if I am patient, I will even wrap it up and open it on Christmas morning.