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I think DH has bought me a Hoover for xmas?

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Topsycurvy Tue 23-Dec-14 08:23:57

Aibu to think I might actually cry?

We have a perfectly good Henry though I may have remarked recently that it was bulky and a pain to get in and out of the cupboard.

I am practising my 'oh wow, just what I wanted' face......


InanimateCarbonRod Tue 23-Dec-14 08:24:47

Tell him they're tears of joy. fgrin

Fluffyears Tue 23-Dec-14 08:26:01

I wouldn't be practising any face but my 'that had better not be my Christmas present!' one.

londonrach Tue 23-Dec-14 08:26:53

I wish someone buy us a hover as ours is on its last legs. But having replacing the kettle, toaster, iron in the last week, and in the new year the shredder, printer and as of last night the computer i dont think we can stretch any further.... You very lucky!

Toadinthehole Tue 23-Dec-14 08:26:58

If I suspected DW of feeling her presents, I might say the same to throw her off the scent. creates false hopes

Iggly Tue 23-Dec-14 08:28:17

Haha at least he listens to you!

He should really have paid for a cleaner instead grin

londonrach Tue 23-Dec-14 08:28:45

Extra o in the hoover can i blame it on technology as i bet this ipad is failing too! Sorry very upset have computer on safe mode virus checking and hoping!

bedraggledmumoftwo Tue 23-Dec-14 08:29:17

My dh bought me a mini dustbuster thing last Christmas, it is still joked about at family gatherings that he managed to get away with buying me an appliance in this day and age!

livegoldrings Tue 23-Dec-14 08:29:30

LTB fgrin

whattheseithakasmean Tue 23-Dec-14 08:30:02

I would throttle my DH if he bought me a hoover

I speak as one who has bought my DH an iron & ironing board in the past - he loves that domestic shit.

So it is down to how well your partner knows you and knows what you like. A hoover to me is like a stake to a vampire.

bedraggledmumoftwo Tue 23-Dec-14 08:31:04

Moral of my tale being unless you are having Christmas alone someone else is sure to comment on it so you don't have to!

PumpkinsMummy Tue 23-Dec-14 08:31:24

I think I am the only woman who would be a bit WTF with perfume or similar, but would love a new hoover. May I add I am a feminist and not a fifties housewife grin but I just love home gadgets. And as I am not really very feminine perfume lasts about years and jewellery gets worn very very rarely.

odyssey2001 Tue 23-Dec-14 08:32:10

OH and I have just bought ourselves a new Hoover as an early Christmas present and we are very excited. It has very good suction.

Bartlebee Tue 23-Dec-14 08:32:54

That is a very bad present!

londonrach Tue 23-Dec-14 08:34:29

Odyssey! [fgin]

gamerchick Tue 23-Dec-14 08:35:39

I Got a harry as a present one year. Can't remember if it was a birthday or Christmas though.

It was love at first sight grin

cece Tue 23-Dec-14 08:36:47

I think today you need to tell him a very funny story about some poor woman who was bought a hoover as her Christmas present from their husband. Really emphasise how hilarious it was and how the poor man has had the piss taken out of him for the past year. Just imagine hey? How stupid of him!

SmallBee Tue 23-Dec-14 08:37:57

Make a joke to him about how someone on MN received one last year for Christmas and see how he reacts.

cece Tue 23-Dec-14 08:38:03

I speak as a woman who was surprised to receive a meat thermometer a couple of years ago hmm

My mil looked at me and said "did you want a meat thermometer?" LOL

dangerrabbit Tue 23-Dec-14 08:38:14

Can't you just be honest with him and tell him you think it's a crap present? It's not like he's some random aquaintance he is your husband after all? Then the likelihood of him buying you something you actually want in future years will be increased?

prettywhiteguitar Tue 23-Dec-14 08:38:40

Dp still gets reminded about the year his mum bought me a food processor (cheap and broke the first time I used it) and he got a DVD that he wanted.......

Now I give them all an amazon wish list for the family fsmile

Timeforabiscuit Tue 23-Dec-14 08:39:04

My husband and I lust over a dyson animal (small house but inconvenient sockets).

Still wouldn't buy it as a present - its more a January sales thing!

prettywhiteguitar Tue 23-Dec-14 08:39:36

cece got it right !

londonrach Tue 23-Dec-14 08:41:43

I asked mil for a posh cake carrying plastic box one year. Dfil thought it very funny when he handed it over. I was so pleased he looked shocked and asked why i was pleased. Its been in weekly use since and has doubled in price new in the shop so a bargain!

PumpkinsMummy Tue 23-Dec-14 08:42:02

oooh what model odyssey? I love a bit of hoover porn.

Op if you are not really tight on money, or in love with household appliances in general, then a new hoover should not really be your xmas pressie. At best if you need one and are short on money it should be joint. I would start dropping massive hints about getting one in the sale after xmas and how much you are looking forward to a nice luxurious present.

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