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Like a toaster, or blender!"
One of the rules I instilled in my sons "DON'T EVER BUY AN APPLIANCE AS A GIFT!" no matter what she says. If it has a cord or batteries it better play music or videos. She finally stopped asking for stuff like that after 15-20 years of marriage when I told her that she won't get that from me or her sons. This year she got an office chair for her hobby room.
 

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One of the rules I instilled in my sons "DON'T EVER BUY AN APPLIANCE AS A GIFT!" no matter what she says. If it has a cord or batteries it better play music or videos. She finally stopped asking for stuff like that after 15-20 years of marriage when I told her that she won't get that from me or her sons. This year she got an office chair for her hobby room.

I would suspect most women wouldn't ask their husbands for all of their battery operated devices.

My uncle got his wife a chainsaw for their anniversary one year and for the next 20 years she talked about how it was the best gift he ever got her. And she didn't even ask for it.
 

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I would suspect most women wouldn't ask their husbands for all of their battery operated devices.
Well I did hear that their is a battery operated device that is popular with the ladies and they aren't rabbit ears.
One of the rules I instilled in my sons "DON'T EVER BUY AN APPLIANCE AS A GIFT!" no matter what she says.
My Dad told me to never get a woman a vacuum. Guess he got one for my Mom and the first thing she said was "This really sucks".
 

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One of the rules I instilled in my sons "DON'T EVER BUY AN APPLIANCE AS A GIFT!" no matter what she says. If it has a cord or batteries it better play music or videos. She finally stopped asking for stuff like that after 15-20 years of marriage when I told her that she won't get that from me or her sons. This year she got an office chair for her hobby room.
Just curious why. I don't mind buying her appliances for the kitchen. She likes to cook and I hear less yapping around the house.
 

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Just curious why. I don't mind buying her appliances for the kitchen. She likes to cook and I hear less yapping around the house.
She cannot go to her friends / sisters and go "I got stuff to cook or clean for him." I'd rather overhear them ooh and aah over some jewelry or article of clothing she wouldn't get for herself. I go for the novelty items. Last year she got a necklace with all the kid's names engraved. She hasn't taken it off yet. It took years to get her complete sets of most of the semi precious stones after I got her the essentials (diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, etc.) Besides if she needs a mixer or blender according to our my credit card statements she knows where Kohls and Target are.
 

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I think the most memorable gifts I gave my wife were a mink coat (our 2nd year of marriage, my Christmas bonus money), and our 4th year, Chanel No. 5.

She still talks about both after all these years.
 

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She cannot go to her friends / sisters and go "I got stuff to cook or clean for him." I'd rather overhear them ooh and aah over some jewelry or article of clothing she wouldn't get for herself. I go for the novelty items. Last year she got a necklace with all the kid's names engraved. She hasn't taken it off yet. It took years to get her complete sets of most of the semi precious stones after I got her the essentials (diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, etc.) Besides if she needs a mixer or blender according to our my credit card statements she knows where Kohls and Target are.
Awesome,man! That is how it’s supposed to done! If my wife didn’t like cooking I’d be in the dog house buying her that stuff.
 

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I think the most memorable gifts I gave my wife were a mink coat (our 2nd year of marriage, my Christmas bonus money), and our 4th year, Chanel No. 5.

She still talks about both after all these years.
My wife is a big Betty Boop fan. One year I got her a jacket similar to this:
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She wears it in weather like this. Gets a lot of comments. Not sure she prefers this or the necklace more.
 

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Years ago, I bought my wife Betty Boop floor mats and decals for her golf cart. She was happy as a pig in slop. That was in the days when we had two golf carts at our summer place in Wisconsin. Sometimes it's the gesture, and thought, that's more important. No doubt about it.
 

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I never knew women were so fond of Betty Boop.
And you kept making the mistake of bringing her chocolate covered cherries, and roses? That works too, just not as long lasting. The box of candies gets eaten, and the rose wilts. The Betty Boop stuff is there as a reminder of how "good you are at reading her." ;)
 

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And you kept making the mistake of bringing her chocolate covered cherries, and roses? That works too, just not as long lasting. The box of candies gets eaten, and the rose wilts. The Betty Boop stuff is there as a reminder of how "good you are at reading her." ;)
But don't stop the roses. Not sure what it is but even my daughter as a teen liked it when I'd get her a flower now and then. Wife gets ME the chocolate covered cherries. She prefers caramels.
 
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That is what I don't understand about women. They are very subtle and just can't tell you what they want. It's like they test you and you have to pass the test by buying the right things to prove you love them.
I'm my case, Mrs. El Guapo just isn't a very detailed person. She still liked them.
 
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