Okay, not to make a sweeping generalization here, but guys suck at presents.
Calm down, I'm not talkin' bout all of y'all -- some of you are
actually seem to get into the whole process of searching for the perfect gift for your wives or girlfriends.
But let's be honest -- most men are the type who spend the last
couple of days before Christmas wandering around the mall in a daze,
staring with panicked confusion at anything
sparkly/pink/fruity-smelling: Does that look like something she
would want? I don't know what it is, but it's shiny and it reeks of
perfume in this store and -- hey, gift wrap is free?! Sold!
So, yeah. Want the bad news first?
probably won't be thrilled when she opens up that random, shiny,
last-minute purchase. She'll probably be weird and distant and irritable
and sad for at least a week or two, until she convinces herself you'll
redeem yourself on Valentine's Day, of course you will, you're not a bad guy, after all.
But here's the good news: This year, you can avoid this common holiday couples' conflict!
Because I'm gonna go ahead and reveal what we women REALLY want for Christmas/Hannukah/Festivus, etc.
1. Something that makes us feel like you think we're incredibly beautiful. Maybe it's jewelry, maybe it's lingerie, maybe it's a scarf -- just SOMETHING that says "I love looking at you."
2. Something that makes us feel like you think we're incredibly smart.
Maybe it's a first edition copy of The Catcher in the Rye, maybe it's a
month of philosophy lectures, maybe it's a subscription to the NY
Times. This gift should say, "I value your intellect and opinion."
3. Something that makes us feel like you think we're incredibly funny. Maybe it's a silly t-shirt or an ironic wall-hanging or a box of witty note cards -- something that says "You make me laugh."
4. Something that makes us feel like you think we're incredibly good at being a mom.
Maybe it's a bracelet with a charm for each kid, maybe it's a framed
family portrait, maybe it's a studio recording of your kids singing a
song just for her. (Okay, maybe that last one is asking for a lot, but
you get the idea.)
5. Something that makes us feel like you think we're incredibly deserving of a break.
Maybe it's a day at the spa, maybe it's a personal chef for a week,
maybe it's a month-long tropical getaway with her girlfriends. (Okay,
maybe that last one is asking for a lot, but you get the idea.)
Happy shopping, boys!!
Ladies, what do you REALLY want for Christmas from your man?
yeah we just dont need anymore 'stuff" but there are household things we defintely need...so after the holidays are over and the Christmas shopping hussle has died down... we will go get those things. vacuum, toaster oven...I do need a new blowdyer though.... hmm...
Quoting Cafe MichelleP:
OH, I really need a new vacuum too oh and a crock pot. Im practical like that. :)
We are just doing a few small gifts for each other this year. We dont need much and would rather make sure the girls have everything they need.
Then after the first of the year we will splurge on things that we need for the house that are not really good things for Christmas... like a new vacuum LOL.
What I really want is new furniture. My DH is usually very good at presents and knows me well, and he should, we have been married for 20 years. He was hinting around to my DD about a spa day....which would be the BOMB!