It’s that time of year — the time when husbands stress out over what to get their wives for Christmas. My dad always waited til a day or two before and then ask me, “What should I get your mom for Christmas? What does she want?” Boy this used to irk me — 1) Because he waited til the last minute, 2) because this meant that I had to go out shopping with him to find a gift for her, and 3) I had to think up a gift for her. When I got out of school (no longer a kid) he still asked the same questions but he didn’t want to go shopping anymore — he wanted me to do it for him. Then he started asking…”What did you get your mom for Christmas? Could one of your gifts be from me?” Whaaat!!! If it was really last minute I’d have to give up one of my well thought out gifts and say it was from him. What is it with these guys??? It’s years later and I think we’ve come to a nice arrangement. Now my dad gives mom money for Christmas. She loves it! In fact she now tells me, “When he asks what I want, just tell him to give me money.” Great, everyone is happy. It works for all of us.
Just about every year hubby and I go through the same song and dance. He’ll ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” And I will say, “I don’t know.” Most times, I’ll eventually think up something and tell him. Where is the fun in that??? I want to be pleasantly surprised — emphasis on the word pleasantly. I manage to always come up with good gifts for him without his help, why can’t he do the same for me?
Here’s some funny video’s I found about men getting it wrong when it comes to getting their wives Christmas gifts. (Keep reading after the videos).
What not to get your wife for Christmas (this one is a little graphic)
Christmas Shopping Tips for Clueless Husbands
So what’s my hubby gift story?
When it comes to gift giving, hubby is hit or miss. I don’t like to dwell on it but I can think of two misses off of the top of my head: 1) Nothing – because we said we weren’t going to buy anything that year for eachother. And that’s one time he chose to stick by his word. And…2) When he got me cubic zirconia earrings instead of the diamonds I asked for, and told him where he could buy them, etc. I never believed he’d screw that one up — but he did, big time!
One of the best gifts he got me was on our first married Christmas together. He got me housecleaning services (a maid). Yay! WooHoo!
What has been your experience with receiving gifts from your current hubby, ex-hubby, or boyfriend? What is the best Christmas gift you received from them? What is the worse (top one or two) gift you got from your significant other?