I totally get the "sucky" gift thing... My husband isn't the greatest at it, either!
Let me tell you - one time before we were married he called to say that he got a surprise for me on his way over... I was jubilant!! I love surprises!!
Well, when he arrived, he pulled out of a grocery shopping bag the most HIDEOUS green button down shirt I have EVER seen in my LIFE!! To say I was disappointed was an understatement. It is UGLY and nothing anywhere NEAR my style of clothing!!!
But you know what? I put it on and wore it all day. I was still ecstatic that he was thinking of me when he bought it!
Another time, the DAY BEFORE WE WERE TO GET MARRIED, he called from work and said they'd had a jewelry sale and that he'd gotten me a surprise... Since we didn't have wedding rings to exchange, I immediately thought, "maybe he got us some cheap rings for the ceremony!" But by this time, I knew him well enough... Sure enough when he came over he presented me with a HUGE gaudy purple bracelet (this thing is two inches thick and comprised of interwoven quartz stones)... YIKES! But again, I was delighted at his thoughtfulness...
See where I'm going here? Some people don't have a clue when it comes to picking out gifts... But the thought is truly what matters. The fact that they thought of YOU when they picked it out is the most important thing!!
Still think a cheap guitar is an awful gift? Here are some other things my husband has gotten me that sucked a whole lot more;
Deodorant. A Beethoven tape (and I don't have a cassette player). A bar of soap. (Well, at least it was a good kind
). A bag of aluminum cans... (I recycled and he didn't at the time - and he saved his cans for me for a whole week instead of throwing them away - just for me!!) LoL!
The gifts I've gotten him? A satellite radio system. A cd player for his car. Dinner at Red Lobster. A gift certificate for Barnes and Noble... Etc.
Remember that how you receive a gift is very important to the giver... If you make them feel bad or you aren't gracious, they could honestly be confused about what to get you next time. Even if it's something you say you want! (Like a guitar)!
Hang in there... And be glad you didn't get a bar of soap or a bag of cans! LoL!! Posted via Mobile Device