What will you buy your partner/spouse for Christmas or Hannukah or Holidays ?

@ilyzium (1204)
Canada
November 14, 2009 2:26pm CST
I don't know about you, but every year I stress about shopping for my husband. He says that all he ever wants is just love and understanding. lol It's just that I want to get him the perfect gift. I guess usually I buy him a really nice outfit, like really nice pants, shirt, jacket, and maybe some nice cologne too. I think he really prefers DVD's more than anything else so I might get him that this year. How about all of you??
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@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
14 Nov 09
i ain't got to christmas yet, got to think of a few things for my son first. but i did decide on my side of the family, dad the usual, bro and his g.f. gift voucher. mum??? father in-law usual and mum in-law??? i'll most likely get my work mate a music cd again, he seemed to like that last yr. might have a look round when i go to get my new head light for the car this week.
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@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
14 Nov 09
Well it sounds like you have a plan of action then so it won't be like the "blind leading the blind" when you're shopping for something. Yeah I'm just about finished myself, just picking up mostly gift cards for most of the family. The hubby I still haven't started yet and that's always the hardest part. Anything technology related is always good for men I find. For my father it's a shirt, and probably some fitness passes at my gym for his swimming. My Mom is a mall gift cert, and everyone else gift cert.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
14 Nov 09
i find it's getting harder to buy for people. mum and i decided on what their getting my son this morning, and i told her the plans for them. but a nice gift card you can't go wrong. have fun shopping.
@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
15 Nov 09
Thanks and you have fun shopping in the "crowds" too. ;)
@maezee (38833)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Unfortunately I don't have a significant other right now to buy for, for this upcoming holiday..But I usually would buy them things like boxer shorts or cologne that I'd like them to wear. Sometimes clothes I like - like hoodies. One year I spent $80 on an A&F hoodie and decided after that that I would no longer buy my boyfriend clothes - because he ended up stashing it in the back of his closet because he didn't LIKE it. I was mad at him, too, because he didn't even have the guts to ask for the receipt so he could get something else. I thought it was a nice gesture on my part, and plus, I love how their hoodies look. LOL. But never again will I try to buy a guy clothes as a present - they're as picky as girls! . Thankfully this year I don't have to worry about the stress involved with picking out a gift (that's the good part about being single I guess!). DVDs are always a safe choice if you ask me. Or anything technology-related, too. Just make sure you don't get him some chick flick movies.
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@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
14 Nov 09
Oh no I can't believe he just chucked it in the closet, after all your hard work of picking it out!!! Yeah that's kind of the funny thing, men complain that we're really picky with gifts but they're just as picky!!? I probably will get him a few DVD's esp anything sci fi which he loves, though I don't. Oh no I'd never get him a chick flick movie. He goes through so much effort to get me nice gifts that I'd like him to have something he can appreciate. Yes I agree about anything technology related, which is why i might also get him a gift card from a place like Futureshop.
• India
15 Nov 09
I have decided to present him a painting work which was done by me.. my husband believes in God so much.. I have a picture of god touching his head and blessing him.. I have signed the picture with my blood and noted "YOU ARE MY BLOOD"
@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
15 Nov 09
That's a really nice idea I think, something that's both personal (because it was made from you), and also something spiritual which it sounds like he'd appreciate. Well you're lucky to be very talented then that you can produce something like that.
• Malaysia
15 Nov 09
Yeah, sometimes it's quite difficult to get the perfect gift for a man, either he will use it or it ends up of never being used! So, I guess it's best to just ask for his wish list. I will pick one of the gifts he really wants plus another bonus gift from me, which I know he wants because he has finished it already. When you mentioned about DVD's, I think men likes to receive them, that's what I think because during my hubby's past birthday, he said he wanted a particular DVD, so, I just bought him what he wanted and he was happy he he...
@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
15 Nov 09
Yeah what is it about men and DVD's? Every guy I know seems to get most excited about receiving a DVD or two? I'll do the same as you do and ask him for his list and then I'll pick something from there along with a few DVD's. I don't know yet what my budget for him will be so we'll see.
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
15 Nov 09
It's kind of hard buying gifts for my girlfriend because she's not that into material posessions but the one's she is she doesn't make real clear as to what she wants. So I'm still kind of trying to figure that out.
@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
15 Nov 09
Oh? Ok well how about something gift certificates from somewhere? Would she like that? Or you can always get her concert tickets or take her out to a really nice restaurant or something. How about some kind of sporting gear for something, if she's into that? I don't know if she reads (you'd be surprised how many people don't), but you could even get gift certificates from say, Chapters? Good luck though.
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Nov 09
hi ilyzium I am a widow with an adult son.so since I never know just what he would really like I usually get him a gift card he can use to buy something he would not ordinarily buy for himself this way he can get something he really wants and i do not have to limp around in the stores and get so exhausted I am ready to fall over in a heap. after all I am 83 tomorrow. so I can cut a few corners if I want to.
@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
14 Nov 09
Hi Hatley, Are you really 83 tomorrow? Wow, well congratulations to you!! Will you be doing something special that day? Will your son come and celebrate with you? Well have a drink on me then. :) I don't blame you though I wouldn't want to limping around the stores either. As it is I don't like Xmas shopping during the holidays because it's just so chaotic everywhere. That's the perfect idea though to just get someone a gift card. My family does the same thing, that way they're not stuck with something they'd rather not have and you know they'll actually use it! Again, enjoy your Bday!
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
16 Nov 09
Thankfully, my boyfriend is not picky or materialistic. Normally, what makes him happy is just to spend time with me or little things like if I cook for him and I guess that's the reason why I go overboard sometimes in buying gifts because he's just such a nice person to gift. He never complains and is always appreciative of the little things I do. So, well, I was sort of thinking that I'd buy more photography equipment for him. I gave him new lenses and a Digital SLR so he could dabble with his hobby but he's gotten really good at it that some people even wanted to buy his work. I might just get some more gear that he can use to experiment with.