It's a little early to talk about Christmas, but...

@jesssp (2742)
Canada
October 20, 2008 1:50pm CST
I have a Christmas gift query. This year for Christmas my fiance and I have decided to purchase one big gift you both of us instead of buying different things for each other. We're thinking a big a$$ TV! What do you guys think of that? Do you think it's a good idea or do you think it takes away from Christmas? We have always bought gifts for each other in the past and we will still get each other some little things, maybe do a stocking, for each other this year. But as we have lived together for almost three years it's becoming increasingly difficult to buy gifts for each other. Plus both of our birthdays are withing a month of Christmas! So, do you think one big gift is something you and your honey would do? Why or why not?
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Once my husband and I had children, we decided to take the money that we would spend on each other for Christmas and use it towards a family vacation. We never really need anything for Christmas from each other. We would rather have a great vacation sometime during the year. We have been doing that now for 19 yrs:) I think it is smart of you and your fiancee to get one nice gift together. this way you can improve the things in your house and still feel like you are getting a gift.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
Now that's a great idea and one we may use in the future. After you've been together for a long time and have a home together it gets to be such a chore to think of something your other half actually needs. And gift giving shouldn't be a chore! You end up spending a ton of money on stuff you could really do without.
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Thanks for br....enjoy picking out your Christmas gift to each other this year.
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
20 Oct 08
For me personally a gift like that would take away from the spirit of the holiday. I'd prefer a surprise. It didn't have to be large or expensive, I just enjoy getting gifts on the holidays. You can buy your TV any other day of the year.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
20 Oct 08
That's why we'll still get little gifts or do stockings for each other. The TV is something that we can buy anytime, but using it for a Christmas present is a way of taking the pressure off each other. But I get what you mean, there's nothing like a surprise on Christmas morning!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Oct 08
My birthday's the day after Christmas. A lot of people would always tell me they feel sorry because they think I get cheated out of gifts as they assume I would only get one gift for two occasions. I have always been getting separate gifts for both celebrations and I do feel guilty. Boyfriend likes to give me one or two "big-item" gifts for each occasion. In my opinion, it is much better because it is something he knows I really like and would use regularly rather than give smaller gifts that I may just ignore and these smaller gifts add up too. I like to give Boyfriend one big gift too but I am not as knowledgeable about gadgets and computer stuff that I end up giving him multiple smaller gifts.
@ememCz (139)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
Absolutely great! Big gift for Christmas is a wonderful idea. This is like sharing your common interest. It's something that would also serve as a key to your bonding moments at home. Go for it!
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
This is a great plan. Christmas, I would say, is not about giving and receiving gifts... it is more about understanding and loving and sharing. Buying that television, in all ways show the spirit of christmas... and more! Having one TV shows that you and your partner watches similar shows. We know that a lot of couples would have different sets for different shows. Nice on that one. Go ahead and indulge on that TV that both of you would like to get.