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Like I said, this is our second try at this marriage thing, 16 years married, 19 together. We do something which I believe has worked for us for those years.
Christmas: We go to stores, WE pick what WE want , the SWITCH carts and walk away from each other. Then we decided what we are buying, so, let's say I put of golf shirts some balls and shorts on my cart, she may get them all or just pick some. Still getting what we want but don't know what.
Birthdays: We go to the store, pick our present, the other pays for it. 
I do find that the "wants" are now far more than needs

Good concept and everyone’s happy [emoji106]

We will be 53 years in November. I’m not even sure what we do......except what I’m told[emoji16]


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Good concept and everyone’s happy [emoji106]

We will be 53 years in November. I’m not even sure what we do......except what I’m told[emoji16]


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My wife and I have been together for 18 years, married 15, and I’ve whittled it down to : I drive the van, she solves the crimes. She tells me where we’re going and when. She also buys all of her gifts since Jewelry, Clothes and perfumes have been permanently removed from the gift list. I’m always amazed how thoughtful I am at Christmas and Birthdays!


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Just say that you think you are going to buy yourself a birthday present this year, that is what I do.

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26 minutes ago, Firebird said:

Just say that you think you are going to buy yourself a birthday present this year, that is what I do.

I've been online shopping all day. 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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59 minutes ago, josmi15 said:


My wife and I have been together for 18 years, married 15, and I’ve whittled it down to : I drive the van, she solves the crimes. She tells me where we’re going and when. She also buys all of her gifts since Jewelry, Clothes and perfumes have been permanently removed from the gift list. I’m always amazed how thoughtful I am at Christmas and Birthdays!


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That is awesome. 

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Buy it yourself, other half tried to cheap out with the watch for my birthday after specifically stating make and model. After this, I realised golf related presents weren't for me. 

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On 8/2/2020 at 8:53 AM, xOldBenKenobiX said:

So my birthday is next week, and my wife does not seem to get the hints I've been giving her since Christmas. 

I've been wanting a new scotty for the longest time, since last Christmas, I've been telling the wife about it, she always under delivers on her gifts, from clothes 3 sizes too small to very unusuable stuff, I always seem to get the short end of our gift exchange. 

After Christmas I told her, all I wanted for the entire year was a new scotty. 

Valentines came and passed, nothing. 

Our anniversary came and passed, nothing. 

Father's day, I got one t-shirt, only one size too small,improvement I guess. 

My birthday is next week, she was talking about how she wanted to get me some "cute golf shorts" , I cut that conversation short, pun intended, do not need 165 dollars shorts, and reminded her that Carl's have some newports, for 329. 

What else can I do, my wife has been a horrible gift giver since we met and have been together.

I still love her. 

 

Just buy it and let her see it on the credit card statement.... I'm sure that would go over well LOL

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On 8/2/2020 at 7:58 AM, ballplayer002003 said:

Go buy it yourself.  Better yet, go in and get fitted for one.

For sure.  

Regarding wife's and gifts, am I the only one who hopes not to open up a package with another golf (and in my case fly fishing) related nic-knack thingy? Of course one has to respond with "oh, how cool", while we have images of various practical items that can actually be used 🤣.  Between my wife, my older sister, and my mom, I had a steady inventory of those items they found cute.  Oh well, as they say, it's the thought that counts.

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26 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

For sure.  

Regarding wife's and gifts, am I the only one who hopes not to open up a package with another golf (and in my case fly fishing) related nic-knack thingy? Of course one has to respond with "oh, how cool", while we have images of various practical items that can actually be used 🤣.  Between my wife, my older sister, and my mom, I had a steady inventory of those items they found cute.  Oh well, as they say, it's the thought that counts.

Well, you are kinda cute!  🤣

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My wife tends to give me cash so I get what I want, and I will do the same for her unless it's a 'project' i do for her instead of a 'gift', in which case i design or decide what to get, buy it and assemble it.

 

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If I told my wife that I wanted a $500 putter, shed ask me why its so expensive and why its worth that kind of money and Im not sure that I could come up with a compelling argument about why its worth $500.  "Its a Scotty" isn't a great argument.  Its kind of like trying to convince yourself that a Mercedes gets to back and forth to work any better than a Hyundai would.

Beyond that, Id second just buying it yourself.  I wouldn't trust my wife to buy me any golf club and have any confidence that she would the exact model that I wanted.  That would be much the same as if I were to try to buy her jewelry or clothes without her telling me exactly what she wants.

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Am I the only husband that doesn't expect a gift at all?

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Am I the only husband that doesn't expect a gift at all?

No your not.
At this point in our lives SWMBO and I kinda buy (within reason) what we want. We don’t go crazy about it and we do discuss buys, kinda [emoji12]


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45 minutes ago, Rickp said:


No your not.
At this point in our lives SWMBO and I kinda buy (within reason) what we want. We don’t go crazy about it and we do discuss buys, kinda emoji12.png
 

Pretty much what we do as well.  If we see or find something we want/need, we get it.  We don't wait for an "occasion".  

Large purchases are discussed and we both pick them out.  My wife needed a new(er) car a couple of years ago, so we bought her one.  Last December we bought a new(er) house.  Each time she said that's her birthday and Christmas presents for the next several years.  So, I guess I can get new clubs... whadda you think?

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Pretty much what we do as well.  If we see or find something we want/need, we get it.  We don't wait for an "occasion".  
Large purchases are discussed and we both pick them out.  My wife needed a new(er) car a couple of years ago, so we bought her one.  Last December we bought a new(er) house.  Each time she said that's her birthday and Christmas presents for the next several years.  So, I guess I can get new clubs... whadda you think?

New clubs, no problem!
Birthdays, Anniversaries & such we go to a really good restaurant and get what we want. Easier than trying to buy stuff for each other that we don’t want.


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19 minutes ago, Rickp said:


New clubs, no problem!
Birthdays, Anniversaries & such we go to a really good restaurant and get what we want. Easier than trying to buy stuff for each other that we don’t want.
 

Anniversary was in April... no restaurants open.  My birthday was in May... no restaurants open.   😩

A few weeks ago our stupid gov allowed restaurants to open outdoor seating if they have it.  It's been 100-110º since then.  Not going.  I don't think we will be going to outdoor seating for my wife's birthday in December either.

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I am lucky as my wife asks me what I want for my birthday/Christmas. Only issue is my answer is usually I have know idea. We have been married 25 years next year so we have 99.9% of anything we want/need.

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This topic is funny. 

Lots of disappointed hubbies. 

 

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The not subtle/direct approach:
..email or text her a link

My wife still insists on getting me some "cute" (she thinks) golf gadget for Christmas but now knows that I'm particular about the hard goods .. so we started the same she does with her kids is we send her a link to the desired (coveted 😀) item.................

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On 8/2/2020 at 6:53 AM, xOldBenKenobiX said:

So my birthday is next week, and my wife does not seem to get the hints I've been giving her since Christmas. 

I've been wanting a new scotty for the longest time, since last Christmas, I've been telling the wife about it, she always under delivers on her gifts, from clothes 3 sizes too small to very unusuable stuff, I always seem to get the short end of our gift exchange. 

After Christmas I told her, all I wanted for the entire year was a new scotty. 

Valentines came and passed, nothing. 

Our anniversary came and passed, nothing. 

Father's day, I got one t-shirt, only one size too small,improvement I guess. 

My birthday is next week, she was talking about how she wanted to get me some "cute golf shorts" , I cut that conversation short, pun intended, do not need 165 dollars shorts, and reminded her that Carl's have some newports, for 329. 

What else can I do, my wife has been a horrible gift giver since we met and have been together.

I still love her. 

 

Buy it for yourself and tell its the best gift she has ever gotten you. Thats what I would do haha

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