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To buy my DP a christmas present that is also effectively for me.

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lemisscared Sat 20-Dec-14 21:42:22

Budget is tight so we sort of agreed only small presents for each other "from DD". Otherwise we wouldn't have bothered this year.

Went to town with DD today and couldn't really think, he said slippers but his mum is likely to buy them and he has them, clothes is awkward as hes built like a brick shithouse so things don't tend to fit his shoulders so he needs to try on etc.

Saw the nespressos machines and i've wanted one for ages, as has DP but they have always seemed extravagant. They seem to have come down in price a bit as there is more competition so i had a look and managed to get one for £64. So i'll likely use the thing as much, if not a bit more than dp so i feel a bit bad, especially as there really isn't any left over for another pressie, and i overspent!

So the thing is, do I tell DP i've bought "us" a present so not to bother with mine, again, the budget is tight and there's nothing i really want. If i tell him i'll give the game away.

SanityClause Sat 20-Dec-14 21:46:45

Yes, just tell him.

Some years we buy a present together for "us". I think it's quite romantic to do that.

MaryBerrysLostCherry Sat 20-Dec-14 21:49:21

Say you've gone over and it's a joint thing. Suggest he buys some nice chocs maybe?? We have a nespresso and it is fab.

lemisscared Sat 20-Dec-14 21:49:21

Romantic??? what is this thing of which you speak?? wink

I am disproportionately excited about it i have to say!

There is a danger that he might buy me one though hmm as i have hinted, oops best fess up

lemisscared Sat 20-Dec-14 21:50:51

Mary, I am worried the pods will be a pain in the arse to buy and £££, how much are they? totally unresearched purchase you can tell

Kundry Sat 20-Dec-14 21:50:57

Buying stuff I want and claiming it's for my DP has been my whole present buying strategy for years blush

Honestly, even if I buy him pyjamas the thinking is 1) he needs pyjamas 2) I hate looking at his hideous pyjamas 3) I'll buy some I'd like to see him wearing.

I'd just buy the Nespresso machine, enjoy your coffee together and say nothing smile

depecheNO Sat 20-Dec-14 22:07:14

I'd own up. I imagine getting the machine will be exciting enough for both of you that it need not be a surprise on the day. Seconding the suggestion of him choosing something of lesser value to share like the naice chocs. Congrats on finding a present you will both enjoy equally!

lemisscared Sat 20-Dec-14 22:17:41

I think i'll tell him, he will think i got a tassimo or a dulce gusto as the nespressos were always £££'s so the actual thing will be a surprise, that way he can just get me some lush goodies with a strict price limit of a tenner smile so that'l be one bath bomb then!

atwitsendbutpaddlinghard Sat 20-Dec-14 22:19:25

Buying stuff I want and claiming it's for my DP has been my whole present buying strategy for years blush
Yeah me too grin
It's always successful (bar the breadmaker one year) I love the giving and receiving

mrsladyman Sat 20-Dec-14 22:22:26

Your can get nespresso compatible pods from Lidl for not much £££ and they are really nice

Mintyy Sat 20-Dec-14 22:22:30

Yanbu. Dh and I really want for nothing materially. We have to wrack our brains to think of Christmas presents for relatives to give us. It always boils down to books, dvds or clothes or small items for £20 - £30 that we would just buy without thinking about at any other time of the year confused.

So for Christmas we usually buy each other something practical for the house if we buy anything at all.

This year I'm getting him a new landline phone and handsets and he is getting me a Nespresso coffee maker.

In the past he has bought me a panini maker and I have bought him a rug (carpet variety). You get the picture.

Footlight Sat 20-Dec-14 22:22:54

I've just done this. Dh doesn't really need or want anything (man of simple tastes), so I've bought a Lumie Bodyclock cos I've always wanted one.

I'm sure he'll love it. grin

lemisscared Sat 20-Dec-14 22:25:10

Swoons at the idea of lidl coffee pods smile I think you have just made my night!

<goes off to google lumie bodyclock>

comedycentral Sun 21-Dec-14 07:35:42

I did this too, well sort of. I got him a blue ray player for the bedroom but got one that plays apps too (The apps are for me & I watch way more stuff upstairs!)

MummyPidge Sun 21-Dec-14 08:33:41

I've done it this year, bought a tassimo that my mom is buying me some hot choc pods for and a micro pedi that ive wanted for ages haha

OP my sister bought a Nespresso and got some vouchers in it for free coffee online, about £75 worth I think so check the box fsmile

AllTheUserNamesAreTaken Sun 21-Dec-14 09:21:24

Where did you get it from OP for that price? I keep thinking of getting one entirely misses point of thread

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Dec-14 09:26:38

Could you get dp to buy the pods as a Christmas present to you.

I adore my dulce. The DC love it to with the chocicino pods. My kettle has not be boiled for ages.

lemisscared Sun 21-Dec-14 10:30:07

i got it from lakeland . they had the white one for £72 but only had the display model do took a further 10% up yours pushy saleswoman in fenwick trying to sell me a milk frother i wont use

you only get the free pods with the frother

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