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If you indulge in the holiday celebration...... Why not give her what she really wants.
There are the threads on Romance & Sentimental - & I always hear women saying what matters to them "are the little things...."
& aren't you in the perfect place ?
Listen to her stories.... her childhood (or her children's ) special memories.....
If you can't buy her "that cabin in the woods" or the week in Hawaii - You can get it here on FAA for the very low price of a print !
Perhaps the horse of her dreams, or the rare Lilly that she could never grow - the options are endless.
Feel free to post a picture of what you think a woman would want.
Janine, men are stupid... at least some of them... at least me... Imagine, beiing an old man as I am, I still have no idea what a woman may REALLY want! I only know that if I give my wife one of my pictures instead of a fur coat, which she had asked, she will surely kill me...
Lol. if that's what she reallyyy wants Yuri - then I say do the best you can ( but I love the idea of your photo better.) .
This is for the "no clue" kinda guys that are just gonna wander into that mall jewelry store & buy what the commercials have told them to. & she will thank profusely of course - because it beats getting a Dustbuster, again.
Janine, I laughed out loud at your "dustbuster" comment. I've been married 41 1/2 years. Some of the gifts I have received from my husband have been a hockey game, cookie sheets, and a vegetable steamer (I HATE veggies) and one speaker to HIS stereo system. He gave the other one to himself. Although, that isn't nearly as bad as a toilet seat which one of my co-workers received one year.
Now, if he ever came home with a dozen of roses, I would wonder what he did wrong. I also recall one co-worker getting roses every Valentine's Day at work. We would all ooo and aaah but later found out he was cheating on her.
Janine, this is a great thread! During our first years together, it would bother me. That's an eternity ago. Reflecting back, I would marry him all over again. He's a good friend, not a control freak, and makes me laugh.
My son is much better at picking out gifts than his Dad. :)
& that's what love should be - based on friendship. I can feel a lot more romantic when I know my best buddy has got my back - & is by my side.
My eyebrow raises over those people who neeeed the public display of commercial romance ( to either give or receive) - because that is just self serving & not about the other person at all.
Hence , my quite often disdain for all things sacharin.
I read aloud in character to my girlfriend every night in bed...we just finished Pride a prejudice by Jane austin and are now onto Burr by gore vidal..she is a history buff.. we often fall asleep while I read ...
I love romance but sometimes the practical works better. I live in a 498 sq ft. cabin in the middle of nowhere. I have been washing clothes in the sink and hanging them to dry. Sometimes the cabin get a little too crowded trying to hang all the clothes inside when it's -40 outside. For Christmas my husband gave me a washer and dryer and that is the best Christmas present I have ever gotten! :)
I should add that he usually gives me his art for gifts which I do love.
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I always ask for the same thing for Valentines Day, my hubby to do all the taxes and accounting, it is about a 40 hour job. It is the most romantic present ever! Although I did get a toilet seat cover for my birthday once, but then again, one Christmas he gave me a glamorous diamond necklace. This year we are going out for pizza, and actually, I really need a new toilet seat for the other bathroom, :)
That is a romantic gesture Dazzle - when one partner takes the burden of a dreaded chore off the other's back.
I think that sometimes we as women forget to see that when a man is doing something we hate to do (removing snow,taking out garbage, checking oil/tire pressure.....) that IS his thoughtful caring gesture - not just "a man's job".
& now, I am seeing a toilet seat theme here..... hmmm......
Is that some sort of honor.... giving up Heir to the throne ?
& Robert, Lol. Do you know I hated the message of that movie ? Good movie, but to me it said; " Single women (burdened) with a child have a handicap ( the asthma) & must accept that the only potential for dates is a mentally handicapped Man. & they should be grateful. " that's what I got out of it. " It's good for yooou " .
But, maybe I read too much into things. ?
My point was one of the best things a person can do for another is improve themselves .. Not selfishness like taking care of your needs but to truly heal and be a better person....I get your point about the overall message of the movie though..