Anyone have good gift ideas for my wife (not jewelery)?
Perfect thread to make Popular.
Here's another suggestion. She says she doesn't want anything, so get a very nice card, and find someone who does calligraphy, and have them write up something like this:
I give you the gift of my time. I will do the following (and then you fill in items that she's wanted you to do, and that you haven't got around to doing).
You can even just offer 40 hours (or your choice of amount) and let her choose how to spend them.
Time is such a precious thing. Give her your time as a gift.read more collapse
A friend just emailed me a similar question, I'll share my reply:
Make a date night basket:
- Dinner reservations + babysitting (if applicable) that you arrange;
- Gift certificate (or make her an appt.) for a pedi/massage/haircut (pamper her);
- A "pretty" top/outfit that she might consider a splurge (something that doesn't double as athletic wear).
You noted having demanding jobs & a lack of time at home. Would a truly relaxing evening in (or even more than one) be more of a treat?
- Have dinner delivered (not pizza) or pick it up from a catering shop (those meals are prepped to be warmed at home and seem much fresher than restaurant take out). The kitchen remains clean!
- Get a movie that she'll enjoy/board game/cards/puzzle,etc.
- Different kind of luxury - plush slippers, a luxurious robe, etc.
- Spa services still fit!
A girlfriend recently shared that her workaholic husband buys her extravagant gifts but all that she wants from him is some time devoted to her.read more collapse
I just thought of something that I keep asking for but no one thinks is exciting enough to give me. I would love to get my car detailed. I don't mind doing it in the summer but I hate doing it in the winter! I mean the works: carpets scrubbed, leather conditioned, glass cleaned & rain-x applied, washing & waxing. It always makes me feel like I have a new car (and unlike the house it's just for me).read more collapse
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