Waited too long on getting my girlfriend her Christmas Present!

@jambi462 (4598)
United States
December 24, 2012 3:43pm CST
I was a little bummed out today, I've been really busy at both of my restaurant jobs because of the holiday and I haven't had the time to cash my check to go and get my girlfriend's present. I was hoping that they would be open today but unfortunately they weren't. I'm getting her a two hundred dollar gift certificate to an excellent tattoo parlor in our town. So even though I can't give her the actual certificate I can at least tell her what it is. The only real unfortunate thing is that they had a gift basket deal there that gave you 20% off any gift certificate purchase. Now I might have to pay an extra twenty dollars. There was also some good aftercare products in the basket and one of the artists would draw a portrait and frame it as well. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll still give me that deal though. I'm a fairly consistent customer of the owner of the shop. When I went to their shop today though they had a sign that said they were running deals up until Christmas Eve day so I tried to get a hold of them and see if they were open today. I haven't heard back from them yet. Oh well though. What do you guys think, you think my girlfriend is going to be disappointed if I just tell her what I got her since I don't actually have her present?
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Dec 12
Noway! I think she will be excited. It sounds like she is a great part of your life and she will understand things better than anyone else. Merry Christmas!
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@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Yeah she was really excited and she told me that it was the best christmas present she's ever received. She also spent pretty much all day looking over all the different ideas that she had for tattoos so I can tell that she can't wait to get it done. I was really excited to give her this present because I knew she was going to be really happy and excited about it.
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
26 Dec 12
Hopefully she will understand as I am sure she knows it is a busy time of yr. And if you are getting her something that she is really wanting she will understand. I am sure it will all work out.
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@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
27 Dec 12
She definitely understood and was really happy when I just told her what her gift was. It was a gift certificate and you couldn't use it until after Christmas anyways. The gift basket deal that they had though would have been great to be able to give her because in the middle of it would be the gift certificate and it would have been a good looking present. I'm hoping I''ll still be able to get one of them though.
• United States
25 Dec 12
Oops. Unfortunately, a lot of men may find themselves in your predicament. It is said that it is the thought that counts and maybe she will be so excited about the gift idea that she will not be angry that you don't actually have the certificate to give to her. Just be sure to follow through and get the certificate as soon after Christmas. Hey, they might even have an after Christmas sale and you get an even bigger discount?? Good luck and have a great holiday.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
27 Dec 12
That's one of the most unfortunate things about me not being able to get her the gift certificate before Christmas. They were running a special that was a gift basket that had different tattoo after care things, a picture frame that one of the artists would draw a picture for, a 20% discount off of a gift certificate and some other random things like lighters and stuff. I'm hoping that I will still be able to use this deal because it was going to lower my two hundred dollar gift certificate down to one hundred and eighty. Plus I could get all that extra stuff as well. Either way though the artist I know there is incredibly good and I really want my girlfriend to be able to get a tattoo from him.
24 Dec 12
I don't think she'll be disappointed. Just be creative!!! Get her a card and write sweet things or just go to the dollar store and get fake ones that will lead up to the card...just use your imagination and put some effort into it. She'll be happy that you were thoughtful!!!
• Jamaica
25 Dec 12
yeah i actually agree with you kitana 710. Once there was an effort in it i think she will appreciate it very much.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
27 Dec 12
I ended up just telling her what her present was Christmas morning and she was so happy and excited. I knew she was going to be no matter what and I can't wait until she can get her new tattoo. She was looking at ideas pretty much all day after she found out what her present was. She also told me that I had given her the best Christmas present ever.
• Ireland
12 Feb 13
I personally think she would be disappointed but sure everyone is different. It's stuff like this that I'm not a fan of christmas though, too much pressure and stress. It really it's about that, okay before I start sounding like a disney movie or something...It's great to see you did get her something and it all worked out in the end.
• Portugal
19 Jan 13
the most important thing is that you remembered to give her something^^ that way she knows that you love her. cause you wanted to give her something that she likes. im sure that no matter what you give her she will be happy. cause she loves you. and when we love someone, even if we offer something ugly our lover will be happy anyway cause we remembered them.