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    Cyburbian btrage's avatar
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    Golly, what am I going to get my wife for a gift, goshdarnit!

    WHAT THE HELL AM I GOING TO GET MY WIFE FOR CHRISTMAS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

    I'm usually a great gift-giver, but this year I am at a loss.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    WHAT THE HELL AM I GOING TO GET MY WIFE FOR CHRISTMAS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
    Yikes. This sounds like a thread split if I ever heard of one!

    "Help btrage save Christmas!"


    Here is what I want for Christmas, and though I'm not your wife, I am a woman. Maybe this will help!

    1- a super sweet new birdhouse or birdbath
    2- an aquarium
    3- an apron (yeah I know....)
    4- a new android tablet
    5- a vacation
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    WHAT THE HELL AM I GOING TO GET MY WIFE FOR CHRISTMAS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

    I'm usually a great gift-giver, but this year I am at a loss.
    While I am not your wife, I am a wife, and I have a Christmas list:

    1) new earrings
    2) new window to replace the one that cracked when we fixed the foundation
    3) membership to the local museum
    4) tickets to a good show (I don't have kids, but I would assume a good show for your wife would be sans kids)
    5) gift card for new shoes
    6) wine
    7) something fun that may or may not include the kids - hint: has she suggested any specific activity to do together as a family??
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Cyburbian TerraSapient's avatar
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    Other good ones:

    - a gym membership (watch out with that one though! You will either get kisses or cornered)
    - a massage


    Edit: I think this thread needs a poll
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    Moderator note:
    split from RTDNTOTO7


    1) hour at the spa
    2) somethin from one of them there Vicki's Clandestine Underwear stores
    3) really really good chocolate
    4) a sappy poem or letter that you wrote yourself
    5) (along similar lines) piece of jewelry with an explanation of its signifiance to you

    Not terribly original I'll grant you but time tested and true.
    If you're ever in the market for ideas on what NOT to get her let me know. I am a master in this field
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    Earings or a bracelet. It seems hard to go wrong with those things for the wive no matter what your price range.

    My wife is getting a cargo net for her the Traverse we got earlier this fall, new winter hat and gloves, the Mindy Kaling book, some chapstick and a few other toiletries. All are things she specifically asked for. The only surprise gift for her is a pair of earings but technically, those are going to be from our daughter to her.

    Every year I want to get my wife a gym membership to my gym because I think she would enjoy the opportunity to get away for a few hours every week to relieve some stress. I never do however because I am afraid what sort of message she would think I am trying to send.
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    I think I'm gonna go for a big splash and buy her tickets to see Rhianna. This will be combined with several smaller items.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    I got her several smaller things - earings, See's Candies, silk thermals, and so on. But the big gift this year is something special. For over 13 years one of our dogs, Sukros, gave my wife her whole heart. Sukros passed away this year. I gathered up the best photos I took of her and compiled them into a book from one of the online services. I know she will cry, but she will treasure it always.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Along the lines of Cardinal 's photo suggestion - digital picture frame either loaded with pictures or an IOU to scan & load later.
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    I asked the BF for a Kruieg, earrings are always a hit. When asked what my favorite 'stone' is, I always say diamonds as they go with everything

    Gift cards to favorite stores for shopping
    Tickets-to something she wants to go to, like a concert or musical.
    Plane ticket to go visit a girlfriend that lives far away...just ideas
    I think you can do it!
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    I got my wife silk long underwear. Hey, we've been married for 15 years...

    I'm hoping to pick up some earrings as well as she recently re-pierced her ears. But we are down to one car and its very difficult to "slip off" somewhere without her knowledge as she is usually the one driving it.
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    I'm in a similar pickle,

    So far:

    - Planner she wanted
    - Small portable speakers for her idevice
    - Earrings (she's always losing one of the pair)

    Besides that?
    I have looked at concerts or musicals at the local venues but the amphitheater 2013 schedule isn't out yet.
    Any other ideas would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    I got my wife silk long underwear. Hey, we've been married for 15 years...

    I'm hoping to pick up some earrings as well as she recently re-pierced her ears. But we are down to one car and its very difficult to "slip off" somewhere without her knowledge as she is usually the one driving it.
    Online ordering or and have the package shipped to a trusted neighbor's house or your office.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I think I'm gonna go for a big splash and buy her tickets to see Rhianna. This will be combined with several smaller items.
    Now I'm trying to decided between Rhianna tickets or Pink.

    On a related note...concert tickets have become increasingly more expensive in the roughly 15 years that I've been attending.
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    From what I have gleaned from the TV, you apparently are expected to give her something from Kay Jewelers or a car. But make it a Snuggie. Who doesn't need a backward bathrobe?
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    From what I have gleaned from the TV, you apparently are expected to give her something from Kay Jewelers or a car. But make it a Snuggie. Who doesn't need a backward bathrobe?
    A Snuggie is just a fluffy hospital gown?
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    I went with this from the wife because she has a "wish" list. It wasn't on the list but hey, it looks nice.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Now I'm trying to decided between Rhianna tickets or Pink.

    On a related note...concert tickets have become increasingly more expensive in the roughly 15 years that I've been attending.
    I hope you went with P!nk!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    I hope you went with P!nk!
    I did go with Pink.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I did go with Pink.
    She will love it! And if you go to the show with her, you'll love the eye candy!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Can't go wrong with a vacuum cleaner.
    Did that once because that is what she wanted... man did I get an ear full from my family about that one.. but HEY, it is what she wanted!


    Pondering getting the wife gift certificates to her favorite stores along with a typed up pass saying that she gets 5 hours on a Saturday to go shopping free of children.

    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    She will love it! And if you go to the show with her, you'll love the eye candy!
    Pink has weird hair but is otherwise hot.
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