Thursday, March 19, 2009

Either that or my PRESENCE is his gift

The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of anniversary presents.

Our anniversary is coming up next month. Six years of wedded bliss for the Wonderhubby and me.

Which beats any record I have had thus far for happily married.

Anyway, here's the dilemma. In spite of the fact that we are close and loving and happy happy happy, I have had some real failures in the "what should I buy him" department.

Witness last year, when I nearly had an epic fail but was saved by himself telling me EXACTLY what he wanted. (Holly, if you ever take down your blog with this post, I'll have to hunt you down!)

This year, he already has hinted that he knows what he is getting me ... but he can't give me a clue what he wants for himself.

I am, frankly, terrified -- and therefore unwilling -- to go out on a limb and shop without some solid suggestions from him, but so far, he's got nothin'.

So, I find I must turn to the internets to solve this dilemma.

For the man who fixes everything and thinks the gift of antioxidants is a true gift of love ... what do you suggest???

I'm looking for some real-life suggestions here, cuz, frankly? I'm at a total loss.

Help me? Please? I beg of you ...

24 comments:

Blue Momma said...

Well, I know what my hubby asks for for every. single. occasion.

But since you are still kind of newlyweds, he probably gets that pretty frequently anyway!

Sorry, no help from me today, but happy upcoming anniversary!

Karen said...

I have nothing. I am a failure in the gift giving department. Last year I got my hubby a GPS because that's All.He.Talked.About after our friend got one. He was all, "meh." I figure he has me. Anything else is inferior anyway.

Burgh Baby said...

This is an easy one. Buy him a stripper pole and have it installed in your bedroom. ;-)

Kaytabug said...

Oh!!! I can not believe she beat me to it! That is MY suggestion!!

justmylife said...

I have never been able to get hubby gifts that he actually likes, even when he tells me exactly what he wants. I will still buy the wrong one. I have a strict NO GIFTS policy now for that very reason. heh! Of course he can still buy for me. Good Luck, I haven't a clue. Maybe a his and her spa day, atleast you would enjoy.

Happy Campers said...

My Hubbs always buys every little gadget before I can get to it, so it's always hard to get gitfs!~~!

So he likes practical...let me tell you two gifts that my Hubbs loved and I thought were totally random.

One, the Dyson Root...it's a hand-held vacuum sort of like a dustbuster but on steriods.

http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=109454&CCAID=FROOGLE109454

Seriously useful & the BEST quick-pick-up I've ever seen!~

Second--I went to HomeDepot a few Christmas's ago & found a bunch of "clamps". They come in ALL sizes. Tiny, big. I got all sorts of sizes and he loves them!

They are great for any little project where he needs to hold something together...fixing the remote, gluing toys back together, car fixing.

This is along the lines of what I got:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shop-Fox-16-piece-mini-clamp-set-in-carry-&-storage-box_W0QQitemZ270360240946QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090318?IMSfp=TL090318125003r26613

Good luck!!

Jenni said...

Dh always likes it when I buy lingerie for myself and then he likeds the same gift as Blue Momma's dh. No, it doesn't matter how often he gets that on regular days; it's still the top item on his list. If I bought a stripper pole, I'd never be able to top that gift.

red pen mama said...

http://marriage.about.com/cs/anniversaries/a/wedannivideas.htm

According to that URL above, the gifts for the 6th anniversary are candy or iron, or wood. (I could make a joke about that last one, but I will refrain.)

DearDR got me a jewelry box for our sixth; I got him a map for his state quarters. (he's a geek.) Is there something like that wonderhubby needs? a humidor or men's "jewelry" box?

and Happy, happy anniversary!

ciao,
rpm

Janet said...

well, antioxidants, of course!

robinellablog said...

I've got nuttin'! Even after almost 19 years with mine, unless I spend BIG dollars, I have no clue.

Jaina said...

Ugh, I am not one to ask. We always had trouble shopping for my dad, and the bf is no better. Unless it's a high ticket item (like suspension for his quad) I'm always at a loss for gifts for him.

LceeL said...

There are any number of things that come to mind - but you COULD (only a suggestion, mind you) get EVERYTHING waxed, wrap yourself up in a big (or small) red ribbon and throw yourself across the bed. Then when he walks into the room, you greet him with, "How's it goin', Big Boy?" - done with your best Mae West imitation.

Janet said...

I'm worthless. Last year for our anniversary he got a new wallet (he didn't specifically ask for it, but had mentioned he needed one). For his birthday he got the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, which he did ask for.
This year I may just offer to cook dinner every night for a week. Our anniversary will fall on the last day of our vacation with his parents and siblings, so we'll have free babysitting!

I like the stripper pole idea. Maybe you could speed-learn belly dancing. I'm sure there are videos you could rent.

Our sixth anniversary is in June. Sometime in September we will finally have been married longer than we dated. (This marriage has already lasted longer than the first one.)

You could write him a song and sing it.

Kila said...

Everyone appreciates new socks!

;)

My DH likes to be taken out to eat for steak, or receive gift cards for his favorite man stores.

Burfica said...

my hubby either gets a hunting fishing liscense, or ammo. hahahahaha

I honestly bought him a tatoo once.

Then for years he's got nothing, cuz he keeps blowing our anniversary off. So..until he can remember and be uber romantic about it. He gets diddly squat. hahahahah

nikki said...

how can you top the juicer?

Joyce-Anne said...

I wish I had a good idea to offer. Although, some of these comments were creative.

Joanna said...

A George Forman grill? If you get a fancy sweeper will he sweep more? Maybe one that could suck up the rat dog and turn it into a pillow.

Practical gifts = small appliances. Tools = house project. So what does evil mom have on her mind? Does she want more help with the housework or some new project? Now you can do the evil cackle. Good luck!

Pamela said...

there's a little spa near by that does the steam room and infrared -- great for calming and resting and encouraging good night sleep

it goes on and on...

The Duchess of Wessex said...

I vote for your Presence as his gift!

Karen said...

i am no help with this as we don't do gifts. If we want something, we get it. The only gift we have actually given each other in years, is the trip we are taking next week--we gave to each other for Christmas. Where would he like to go?

melissa said...

i have all sorts of links on my blog for you to shop from. vibrators.com edenfantasys. pink rabbit etc.
:)

Sarah said...

A power kite.

Bought my hubby that one Christmas and he loves it :) Might be a bit expensive though...

Dina said...

I would get him a massage from The Body Bar. They secretly love that stuff.

 
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