What are you giving your spouse?

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  1. kcjo13

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    OK, ladies, what are you giving your spouse for Christmas? I always have these brilliant ideas in, like, July, then I forget when the holiday rolls around.

    Mine wants a Blackberry, and needs a new phone, so that may be. He is also getting a new wallet, but he gets that every year, along with the standard underwear.

    But I need ideas for something really cool...he has everything, I swear...
     
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    I got mine a Blackberry last year. This year I got him a GPS and an IPOD.
     
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    GPS is a great idea if you have the money!
     
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    last year he got an xbox360, this year i helped him get a laptop and office 2007...
     
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    an IPod speaker :)
    a watch
    clothes
    leather jacket
    game- Scene it for movies
    CD-the killers
     
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    I bought my husband dress shoes, dress shirt & tie, belt, t-shirts, and a watch. I think I'm forgetting one thing...but that's basically everything. :)
     
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    My parents do not give each other anything. I got dad a kit that
    has all kinds of car stuff like cleaning and freshing, waxing, rainex and comes in a nice case that is foldable. Got it for about $16 at Target. Mom got a siliver cross necklace from Kohls for about $20.
     
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    Handyman lessons!!!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Ohhhhh...I am cracking myself up here! (from the Jem's post "I saw that one coming")
     
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    lol, clothes is what my hubby needs...but not what he wants...he's getting some jeans though, I tell him I'm not dating a 16-year old-and that's what he looks like with his hole-y jeans!
     
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    I have no idea what i'm getting my hubby. We promised to spend no more than $100 on eachother not counting stockings. I really don't know what to buy. He has a GPS, lots of computer gadgets, tools, etc. I'm really stuck :confused:
     
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    ooh, writer's-I think you better get him a new ego, his is bruised!

    :lol:!
     
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    I thought about GPS, but I don't know how much we would use it...everything here is 10 miles from everything, you just drive til you get there. But I wonder, maybe for hunting? I don't know enough about it...

    Question for those who know: if you have a Blackberry, do you need an iPod? Or is the Blackberry a good enough music player?
     
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    Hey...! Hole-y (is that how you spell it? hehe) and torn jeans are coming back in style for adults. :)
     
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    That's true...I'll probably go to the store, and the only jeans will have holes in them already! :lol:
     
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    I got DH an iPod and have already downloaded his music to it.
     
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    No husband but for my boyfriend our limit was 200 dollars.
    I bought him a pair of Merrell sneakers, two shirts from Eddie Bauer and a travel kit from Burt Bees. We are going to Key West Christmas morning so I thought he might like it.
     
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    Last year, GPS and Ipod.
    This year, a Roku, a robe, a coat, a gift certificate to tint the windows on his Dodge Magnum, a zombie doll from ThinkGeek, a bound photo book from Snapfish with our honeymoon pictures.

    Sadly, the Roku was delivered last night and when the door bell rang DH went to the door ... the box says Roku all over it. So, now he knows. But, I did get to see the "oh how cool" smile early. We'll see if the Roku gets hooked up before Christmas.
     
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    I hate when the UPS guy spoils the suprise!!
     
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    AMK-Where did you get the bb kit? I saw it on tv the other day, but no stores were mentioned. Dh travels a LOT-I got him a bunch of cool travel organizers for his birthday. This would be a nice addition.

    I got two small bottles of cologne at Banana Republic for $10, and a device that takes the fuzz off your sweaters (it looks like a pumice stone). I'm always ruining our sweaters in the wash, so maybe it will help. I know he wants a bike light.

    Sarge, where are you? What kind of bike light should I get him? He rides home in the dark every night, so this is a must. Something that shines in front of him-he has a blinking one for the back of the bike.
     
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    ku alum-I had never heard of a Roku, but this is awesome and perfect!! I think this might be it!

    Sarge-I still need that bike light recommendation, though. ;)
     
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    I can give a recommendation for a bicycle light. I do a lot of riding on my mountain bike at night.

    The brand is Nite Rider and they throw out an incredible beam. They are expensive though.
     
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    Awesome-thanks, Ross!
     
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    This is exactly what we are doing...you would amazed what I crammed in his stocking...I blew the budget on that one....

    Anyway, I got his a nice wool jacket that was exactly $100 on sale. His birthday is coming up too so I am getting him some clothes for working out and a game.
     
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    A coat (I HATE his)
    three sweaters (he has no long sleeve anything)
    a manual juicer for fresh squeezed OJ
    boxers

    Very exciting I know:)
     
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    Oooohh my god I could kiss you. I remember by BF talking about this a while ago but it hadn't come out yet. I have gotten him lots of little things, but I couldn't find a big present. This is it!!!!

    Does anyone know where they might sell them so I can just go purchase it instead of getting it online? I am kind of budgeted out until paycheck friday, but if I wait until then, it probably wont get here for christmas. Best buy i guess?
     
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    I got my husband a Guitar Hero Rock Band kit, an Astro's blanket, polo shirt, Uno game, and some other odds and ends.
     
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    Concert tickets, clothes, cologne, new Ohio State floor mats for our car (he loves anything Ohio State), and reservations for a weekend trip of snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. I did not mean to get this much for him actually, I usually only get presents for our son....I just started buying/planning for Christmas in October and got carried away with DH! He is lucky this year!
     
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    DH wants a Gator championship hat--which means waiting until AFTER they play the game. This is all he says he wants. ACK!

    Don't really know what else I'm getting him yet.
     
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    Is that the Netflix Player? How do you pronounce it? Rock-u or Row-koo
     
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    I got my fiance a Blue Ray player. His birthday is today so it's a bit of a combo Christmas/b-day present. I got him some clothes to go along with it, as well, and framed some of our black and white engagement photos.
     
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    I got my bf a platinum watch with a few crystals around the face. Its from the Charles Raymond NY his-her watch collection.
     
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    I say Row-ku, but I may be wrong. Yep, it is the Netflix streamer. Wired magazine did a review of it this month and RAVED and RAVED about it. I was throwing out all kinds of fibs to the DH to keep him from buying us one (since I had one on order). "oh, do we need aNOTHer piece of electronics?"

    I got mine at roku.com, you can get it from the Netflix site, too. DH said he hasn't seen them at Best Buy.
     
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    I got DH a bbq grill, he's been wanting one all year. Also a movie and some candy so far....the rest we shall see.
     
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    My husband got a DVR and HD added to our DirectTV. And a pair of Carhart pants and a jacket. That's what he wanted.
     
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    I got my DF some weird bag thing that has a table in it or something. He asked for it I got it haha. I also got him a 50 dollar gift cert. to home depot and a pair of jammie bottoms.
    I don't remember what I got him last year. A couple of years ago I got him a one minute hammock, and another year I got him a L.L. Bean Croquet Set. Geez I'm getting lame with my gifts now that I look back at what I have gotten him in the past.
     
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    DH and I splurged on a Wii due to the fact that he's a Christmas baby too!

    Got him two xbox games... and I'm spent! That's a lot o' money :)
     
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    We were SUPPOSED to be taking it easy this year because of our finances, but he got me a GPS for my home tutoring visits. I'm scrambling to do more than just the NASA t-shirt and book light! Maybe I'll surprise him with dinner out when we get back from our visit with my parents.
     
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    Clothes, books, new wallet, kayak paddle.
     
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    My husband is the same way about the Bucks. Don't know if they have them where you're at but I got mine one of those thermal (?) OSU mugs - the kind with the gel scraps inbetween the plastic so you can see it. And he LOOOOVES it. Uses it constantly! So I bought him a matching pilsner for Xmas.

    And I was pretty impressed with everyone's gifts - including the above "snowboarding in Lake Tahoe." !??? I feel like such a loser! I got mine clothes (which he hates), some OSU stuff, some work boots that he asked for, some books, and a snapfish photo book of his little girls. No toys! :unsure:
     

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