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Old 12-03-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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It's SO UNFAIR: Guys Presents vs. Gals Presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every Christmas and birthday it's the same thing...........DH has it SOOOOOOOO easy, I was just telling him the other night. He could LITERALLYwait to start shopping for my gifts until 12/24, drop in at Hobby Lobby or Michael's or some such store around 8 PM and walk out with a TON of stuff I'd LOVE to receive. Not that he would do that, he likes to pick out special gifts and has always put a lot of thought into his choices.

BUT.............when it comes to buying for him, I start tearing my hair out a couple of months ahead of time! Guy presents are either expensive or just plain hard to decide on. I couldn't begin to know what coins would be good to give him as a gift or anything such thing!

To make matters worse, DH has NO hobbies which require buying stuff! AND he doesn't like to get clothes........the one thing he DOES wear out!

Does anyone else have this problem? If so, what are you getting your guy this year????????

I did buy him a couple of nice dress shirts, and a radio he wanted with short wave, etc. I've also already purchased some TV series that he's into now: The original series' Twilight Zone and Mission Impossible.
Now what????????? I've knitted him 2 pairs of socks in Knit Picks Essentials and he says they are too hot on his feet (we live in HOT S. TX), so until I find a better yarn without wool, no socks!
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Well, my hubby usually wants clothes (he has a tendency to get holes in stuff - battery acid - or tear it on something), so that's not a big problem.

For fun stuff, though, I usually get him DVDs and books (he likes to read science fiction stuff). I'm thinking of picking up the last Indiana Jones movie this year. He doesn't really have hobbies, either. He likes to tinker with stuff, but generally the things he's torn up stay torn up so I don't encourage that one a whole lot. (For instance, he took a little table apart to refinish and fix and give to me for our 1st anniversary. That was 28 years ago, and the thing is still in pieces in the basement. Oy!!!!!!!!!) He also like electronic stuff - so I've gotten him a GPS in the past, an MP3 player, that kind of thing. I don't know...generally I just get a feeling about something and buy it. Sometimes I do well, sometimes it just sits......oh well, I try. LOL!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
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Sporting event tickets?
Magazine subscription?
Biography of someone he admires?
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:03 PM   #4
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My husband always says the same thing...socks, just get me socks

This year though I'm getting him a new antenna for his xm radio, his has a short in it. He didn't ask for it but I just noticed the last time I was in his car it was acting up.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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If he likes t.v. series, get him a DVD recorder, so that he can record his own. You can get them with HD.
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Good tips all! I'm glad one of you mentioned the Indiana Jones movie, DH has the other 3, so he NEEDS this one
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UGHHHH...I have the same problem. I always end up waiting until the last minute and getting my DH a couple movies. When you ask what he wants he says nothing he doesnt watch sports, has no hobbies, hates clothes. ( pretty boring eh? ) AND is extremely thrifty. I think I am going to knit him a hat and some socks, if I am able to hide it from him until christmas.
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The easiest solution is to break up in November and take him back in January. Duh.
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The easiest solution is to break up in November and take him back in January. Duh.

Now that doesn't sound like such a bad idea!!!
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