Girls, I need some guidance here... 9th Anniversary tomorrow. We agreed to go out on Friday night, since DW & I both work full time. So, I have the card a small box of some really VERY yummy chocs for tomorrow morning (I'll leave them on the breakfast table for her since I am on a train by 6am). BUT I haven't bought the present I intended to yet. I can get it at the weekend.
*Is that completely rubbish and unromantic of me?*
Just wondered. Blokes seem to get this sort of thing upside down quite a lot :-)
Just didn't want to do that thing where DH thinks its all tikerty tonk, then unwittingly upsets DW by missing something that is either a) obvious once explained or b) completely baffling despite explanation. Am good at that sometimes! Problem is DW low maintainance so she'd never tell me if I had goofed.
DW not materialistic so box containing 4 chocs not an issue.
On the assumption DW won't look at MN (if you are looking at this, DW - aka Sarah - bugger off and avert your nosey eyes), the gift will be a set of earrings that she said she loved when seen in a magazine, and a pair of specially made frames with some nice family photos I took on our last 2 holidays (even if I do say so myself ).
Cripes! That's impressive. It's our 8th wedding aniversary tomorrow. Generally we both forget, but this time to celebrate both of us remembering, we are dumping DD on the grandparents and I am taking the day off work (DH is currently a SAHD)
If I was your DW I'd be impressed with the chocs let alone the earrings.
She is soooooooooooooooooo gonna love you, even more than she does already i think!
Def think you should try and give her the earrings just before she goes out on the friday night. The photo's I'm sure she won't mind getting the next day especially when she thinks she has already had her presents Personally I'd be a bit miffed to get given earrings the day after I could have worn them out iyswim?
regularly: actually we usually get things for the both of us, or the house. I try to get pictures to hang on walls most years + something else.
A few years ago I was presented with... a large leather laundry basket. So I went out and bought myself a new iPod after saying how thoughtful and imaginative DW had been. Then I spanked her, of course, for buying a rubbish present. A few years on, she has been vindicated because as it turns out the kids love to hide in it...
MA-AN you are a goodie - yes, try to give her earrings before night out. sidle up behind her when she is getting ready and put them on her. give her kiss on neck as you do. Oooh- er - does that only happen in Tiffany's adverts? (Can you tell I have never had a romantic thoughtful gift in all my days )
squilly - great gifts - howver I misread your DSI and thought it was DS1 - great gift it would have been and definately one for the family!!!
OK so here's the thing - I have the frames already but the earrings were out of stock and will be at the shop on saturday. Can't go out on Saturday as I said I make a fruit cake with DCs in the evening (never done it before, bit worried) and any way no babysitting.
Grrr. Giving the earrings to wear on fri would have been much better.
<hangs head in shame>
<makes note to self to poll MN before I do anything ever again>
i just love that folk buy anniversary pressies - I think it is really lovely. SOmething for the wall, a framed photo, something for you both, earrings I think it is all lovely. Teaful emoticon (think am a little overemotional today )
you all sound lovely!
(though the leather laundry basket - hmm, not sure - though maybe she gave it with a view to the spanking )
quid - I just KNEW (taps side of nose) - possibly cos I would love some!! and I read your profile and saw where you live and my dBIL who lives there always buys tiffany for my sis and I always turn - well no, am sort of getting used to it all now.
shame you can't get them in time, but hey. could you change night out to Saturday???