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    My little Dilemma

    At the moment i have a little Dilemma and not sure what to do, so any inputs, advice etc would be grateful,

    Basically its my 2nd wedding anniversary next month, so me and the mrs have a booked a holiday for a couple of weeks. Now cause the holiday cost a fair bit we both agreed no presents or anything, which i was pleased about as i never know what to buy :).

    But the Mrs has gone and bought a present (errghhh), I dont know what it is but i know she has got me something (thanks to a tip off from a friend). Now my thinking is this, we agreed no presents so now that she has got me something will it look bad if I dont get her anything.
    And if I should get her something what should i get? Obviously dont want to spend much and she love sentimental/personalised things.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    Buy something relevant..... keep the receipt.... if she doesn't give you a present (i.e if your friend is winding you up) take it back and get a refund, win / win :).

    your time is more precious than any purchased gift,how about a nice romantic meal cooked by you,soft music,candlelight,pretty table lay out,rose petals up the stairs etc

    get her a nice watch -and give her all of you time!

    Second anniversary is supposed to be cotton, so maybe something based on that? Doesnt need to be expensive just a token. You can buy personalised t-shirts and things, from all major photo places. We bought my mum a bag with photo of our kids on last year. She loves it and it wasnt particularly expensive its a gesture gift you need really.

    Mine always does that... you have to prepare - get something awesome and pretend you haven't - then whip out the best thing in the world and watch her get upset that she didn't get you something better...

    That's the rules of secret presents...

    Last year I got a book (I really wanted but a book) got her an Opal and silver necklace... small jewellery is always nice - Don't go to H Samuel - find an independent place...

    Or make it? - silver bullion is really cheap...

    a small token will mean more than something extravagant

    i have bought a few of these for friends - this is just an example

    cost sweetie money - have a look through she is a great seller :thumbsup:

    130210334266

    Get her some flowers and/or a box of chocolates

    richhock;2436724

    Get her some flowers and/or a box of chocolates

    and an IOU for something from holiday from the local markets something that is produced locally and it will be a nice keep sake from your holiday. remember when a woman says no presents she means the opposite :thumbsup:

    How annoying, why buy a presents if you both agreed no presents, it might something cheap though.

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    ding;2436780

    and an IOU for something from holiday from the local markets something … and an IOU for something from holiday from the local markets something that is produced locally and it will be a nice keep sake from your holiday. remember when a woman says no presents she means the opposite :thumbsup:



    We leave for the holiday that day after our anniversary, So I'm gonna need something for the day. Here i was thinking just go out for a meal on the day and thats it.

    Flowers and chocolates - Well i think ive she is bored of that by now (thats how inventive i get :?)

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    vixygwim;2436693

    Buy something relevant..... keep the receipt.... if she doesn't give you … Buy something relevant..... keep the receipt.... if she doesn't give you a present (i.e if your friend is winding you up) take it back and get a refund, win / win :).


    Chances are if i do order something it will be online, and its too much hastle to send it back!

    holly100;2436715

    a small token will mean more than something extravagant i have bought a … a small token will mean more than something extravagant i have bought a few of these for friends - this is just an examplecost sweetie money - have a look through she is a great seller :thumbsup:130210334266


    Is that an ebay seller id?? i'll check it out at lunch time

    Abvance;2436781

    How annoying, why buy a presents if you both agreed no presents, it might … How annoying, why buy a presents if you both agreed no presents, it might something cheap though.



    I completely agree with you, but i guess thats what wifes do! they say one thing but mean another :-D

    Flowers and chocolates do the trick, but try something different, buy the choclates, and write a small note under each piece, something nice and that way everytime she eats a chocolate, she'll have something to look forward to in the sweet note. Maybe look at the interent for nice things to say. And you will earn some massive brownie points

    oh and resist the temptation of actually eating the chocoates when you'r doing the lil love notes.. !!

    You've been married for 2 years and you still don't know that "no gifts" means "buy me something"? :giggle:

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    biff;2437074

    You've been married for 2 years and you still don't know that "no gifts" … You've been married for 2 years and you still don't know that "no gifts" means "buy me something"? :giggle:



    Exactly what i was thinking! LOL :thumbsup:

    Don't buy flowers if you are going away the day after.

    Why don't you buy her a charm bracelet with one charm on it and every year add to it (and special occasions) - they don't cost too much and everytime she looks at it, she'll think of you.:)

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    biff;2437074

    You've been married for 2 years and you still don't know that "no gifts" … You've been married for 2 years and you still don't know that "no gifts" means "buy me something"? :giggle:



    Jerry786;2437085

    Exactly what i was thinking! LOL :thumbsup:



    Thats the first time we used this agreement. And it will be the LAST.
    :thumbsup:

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    Deek43;2437087

    Don't buy flowers if you are going away the day after. Why don't you buy … Don't buy flowers if you are going away the day after. Why don't you buy her a charm bracelet with one charm on it and every year add to it (and special occasions) - they don't cost too much and everytime she looks at it, she'll think of you.:)



    actually thats not a bad idea, i'll look in to that. Thanks;-)
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