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post #46 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 02:32 PM
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Re: Need gift ideas for GF

My H is the one who likes jewelry, clothes and cologne. So that's what he kept buying me. I like a nice, put-together home, so I kept buying him tools so he could take care of the house. We did this for 3 decades, neither of us happy with the gifts. Until I finally got him to understand I really DID want a new vacuum or a barbecue pit or bookshelves. I had already started getting him the clothes and cologne and jewelry, but he wasn't taking the hint and caring if I liked what he got me. It took our 20 year old daughter having a 'talk' with him before he finally started taking my requests seriously, lol.

Bottom line, get her what SHE cares about, not what society tells you to give.
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Re: Need gift ideas for GF

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Actually my brother got his wife an electerlux top of the line canister vacuum cleaner the first year they were married, must be thirty years ago. Still married, still devoted to each other, and she still uses it. Oh, she is the managing partner in a mid size CPA firm for what is is worth.

I recall your orignal thread here on TAM. It is good to see you doing well! How are your children?
Electrolux are nice vacuums. Anyway, my W said under no circumstances are pots, pans and such are good presents for anything but birthday or Christmas.

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