Blanket for Birthday Gift?

@Ellecee (102)
United States
February 24, 2007 4:15pm CST
Would you be upset if your husband got you a blanket for your birthday? Not a special one either, just a regular fleece blanket. I feel like it's like getting me cleaning supplies or cooking stuff, you know? I didn't ask for a blanket. I have a wish list. I told him some things I'd like. I got a blanket.
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@fatragu (349)
• United States
4 Mar 07
You got a blanket. Mine would probably buy me yarn to make myself a blanket from him because it would be warmer and it would give me something to do. But I am an easy pleaser and an easy person to shop for too. I actually don't think that he has ever gotten me a birthday present. I got a Christmas present in 2005 and that was the last present I got.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
2 Mar 07
If you really hate the gift, tell him. Ask him what he was thinking. I can't imagine what?
@MrsSgtB (289)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I would be upset, I rather him take me to dinner or something of that nature. I will never forget the time my mom got a bowling ball as a gift from my dad. lol
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
i would not be upset its bcoz of the old saying "its the thought that counts." well my ex-husband doesnt give me anything at all during ouryears together so i would be happy to get a blanket. its good than nothing. but giving him a hint of what you want is really insensitive. why not give the blanket back on his birthday (lol joke )
@creematee (2810)
• United States
26 Feb 07
No, I can't say that I would be upset with him getting me a blanket for my birthday. It would actually mean that he remembered!! HA HA!! One year, for Christmas I gave him a list of things that I wanted and he got me a foot massager instead. It's only been used twice since we got it (Three years ago.) I'm not upset about the gift, but am disappointed that it wasn't something I wouldn't use. Just remember, he loves you, and you can think of that each time you wrap the blanket around yourself.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
lol keep this in mind when you shop for him on his birthday lol. buy him something like that lol. or tell him next year that you just want money or you would like to go shopping and help to choose your present. i'd have excepted it as a GREAT gift had it been a duvet! i been asking for one of those for a few years now. to no avial. maybe next year.
@lisagayle (395)
• United States
26 Feb 07
You know, I must just be too practical, I don't have a wish list for any special occasions, I always say "if you're going to get me anything, make sure it is practical, a blanket would be fine with me, or tools, I like tools.
• United States
25 Feb 07
Some husbands hate getting gifts from a wish list, because it seems impersonal. Yes, you want those things, but he wants to give you something special that he thought of himself. An item off a wish list is like, he's buying it because he was told to; a gift not on a wish list is because he wants to pick something out with more meaning. A blanket can have a very caring meaning, like wrapping you in his love or giving you something to snuggle with if he gets home late from work and you miss him. Maybe it doesn't seem like a special one because it has no designs or doesn't match your decor or doesn't have diamond-encrusted edges, but it should be special because the man who devoted his life to you picked it out and gave it to you. It is the thought that counts, not the object. The thought is that he loves you and cares enough to give you a gift on your birthday. I would not be upset at all if my husband got me a blanket for my birthday or for any other special occasion.
• Canada
24 Feb 07
It doesn't sound like he put much though in what he was trying to pick up . Did you ask him why he thought you might like a blanket . I would be upset if this was what my husband thought would make a good gift as why would you want a blanket from the one you love . Your friends buy these type of gifts not the one who should know you better then anyone else and at least try to get you something that you might like .
24 Feb 07
It might be worth asking him why he got it for you. You never know he might have a romantic reason, or it might be because he cares and knows you don't like being cold. I must admit though I don't think i would feel it is the greatest gift in the world, it doesn't feel like something that was given much thought.
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I think I would tell him that next year, he shoul djust give me a gift certificate and I will go shop on my own. It sounds like he didn't hear a word you said about the things you would like. I think I would be crushed inside too. A husband who professes to care about his wife's desires should put more effort into a gift. Something like this might really get me thinking about having a serious talk about the state of the relationship, but then I might just blow it off. I am sure it would depend on my mood.