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NFT: How much do you spend on your wife/GF for holidays?

superspynyg : 12/5/2017 11:59 am
My wife wants a David Yurman ring I just looked at them and the reasonable goes for $600-900 depending on size, and style etc. I will probably get one for her but it got me thinking

how much do you tend to spend on them?
Much more  
Kuhn and Friends : 12/5/2017 12:04 pm : link
on the gf vs the wife...
too much  
GeneInCal : 12/5/2017 12:06 pm : link
Never seem to get the same in return.
RE: too much  
yankeeslover : 12/5/2017 12:08 pm : link
In comment 13725686 GeneInCal said:
Never seem to get the same in return.

Thats life my friend...same here. but, we keep doing it..LOL.. happy wife is a happy life, or something like that.
Last couple of years, we just get ourselves a joint gift  
Greg from LI : 12/5/2017 12:08 pm : link
Last year it was a long weekend at a bed and breakfast. This year it was a new couch. This way we avoid the anxiety that one of us is outdoing the gift the other one is buying, making the first want to spend more money - a vicious cycle in which we both lose.
After the kids,  
NorwoodWideRight : 12/5/2017 12:08 pm : link
& after the relatives, the wife usually gets the rest. Some years are good, other years not so good.
mgreenie03 : 12/5/2017 12:14 pm : link
Stay single and your pockets will jingle!! :)
Nothing and  
section125 : 12/5/2017 12:31 pm : link
I want nothing!

Well maybe a few hundred....
not much  
UConn4523 : 12/5/2017 12:33 pm : link
but that's also due to circumstance. Toddler, mortgage, daycare, etc. Just makes no sense to go all out on a gift right now. Pre kid I used to do great gifts but neither of us want them anymore.

We are doing a secret Santa this year with the adults. $50 max for each gift, done and done. I'll probably pick up something on the side for my wife and that's going to be it.
RE: too much yankeeslover : 12:08 pm : link : reply In comment 13725  
Bubba : 12/5/2017 12:37 pm : link
13725686 GeneInCal said:
Never seem to get the same in return.

Thats life my friend...same here. but, we keep doing it..LOL.. happy wife is a happy life, or something like that.

Its more like "happy wife = happy wife".
i'm glad I don't have to deal with the whole  
UConn4523 : 12/5/2017 12:41 pm : link
"happy wife happy life" BS when it comes to gifts. She's not like that at all, thankfully.
We just  
Giantophile : 12/5/2017 12:50 pm : link
do a joint "improve the home" gift. It's too much with all the other friends/family/kids, we don't need the added stress.
I am Ninja : 12/5/2017 12:56 pm : link
We care about each other obviously, but we both really only care about the kids. Who are spoiled, but great kids. She does ok too, but has no expectations or demands. Its nice.
no idea  
Banks : 12/5/2017 12:58 pm : link
my girlfriend is a pain in this regard. we agree to no gifts and then she buys some. She also just gives them to me as they come instead of waiting for xmas. She won't tell me a target price when I ask, but it appears to be 300 this year
everyone gets laid Xmas Eve right?  
gtt350 : 12/5/2017 1:09 pm : link
sexiest night of the year
I'm taking my wife to the Giants game....  
MOOPS : 12/5/2017 1:11 pm : link
on Christmas Eve.

What's that worth, like a buck seventy five?
We always seem to say "no gifts for us this year"  
Beezer : 12/5/2017 1:15 pm : link
then we both break it and get a few things. Hard to not.

This year will be easier to NOT, since I think our bathroom remodel will begin not too long before Christmas, so ... 115-year-old house, which we've lived in for 19 years so the bathroom upgrade is long overdue. That'll be plenty for us.
She can buy it herself  
spike : 12/5/2017 1:25 pm : link
Joint bank account
RE: Much more  
DonQuixote : 12/5/2017 3:23 pm : link
In comment 13725683 Kuhn and Friends said:
on the gf vs the wife...

mitch300 : 12/5/2017 3:28 pm : link
Spend the money on kids and grandkids. If we want something we get it ourselves.
RE: everyone gets laid Xmas Eve right?  
GeneInCal : 12/5/2017 4:15 pm : link
In comment 13725824 gtt350 said:
sexiest night of the year

Same as always  
Sarcastic Sam : 12/5/2017 4:30 pm : link
$500 an hour.
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