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askcb
05-14-2009, 01:11 AM
I need help folks and I'm not ashamed to admit it! Okay, fine, I'm a little ashamed. Mostly desperate. I feel like a terrible wife for not having this figured out already.

Our 4th anniversary is tomorrow and I haven't gotten my husband anything--he's out of town so I have some time--but I am at a loss. I'm not very good at gift giving in general and I sorta want to wow him. Thoughts on my (crappy) ideas, or any of your own would be really appreciated :)

Things I'm considering:
1. A nice wedding band, possibly engraved. He can't wear one at work and doesn't care for the one he has (it's the standard gold band) so he never wears it at all. Not sure if he'd really appreciate a new one or not.

2. A massage chair that he wants--this seems a little out there for the occassion though.

Not much to go on right? He's into electronics and movies, but I'd rather do something more personal. I'm not concerned about what would be traditionally given.

Also--since we email frequently, I thought it would be fun to send him a third person account of our relationship. I started one with the idea that it would be romantic, writing the ways that he has helped me understand love, and interjecting some quirky conversations we've had and things we've done that really make us "us", but now am a little afraid to send it. Does it sound totally corny and lame? I think it may be more appropriate for me than for him. Would you want to receive something like this?

scarletpeaches
05-14-2009, 01:12 AM
A nice steak dinner and a blow-job.

quickWit
05-14-2009, 01:15 AM
Congratulations on the anniversary, askcb. Incidentally, today is my 20th, and I'd have to say that I can't remember what I got for my 4th, but had it been what SP suggested I'm pretty sure I'd remember. :)

Guys are easy.

scarletpeaches
05-14-2009, 01:16 AM
I really have no idea why I'm still single, you know.

askcb
05-14-2009, 01:19 AM
Lovely ideas, however, we are vegetarians and the other? Well, let's just say it doesn't get reserved for special occasions. ;)

scarletpeaches
05-14-2009, 01:20 AM
Nut roast, then

*snerk*;)

quickWit
05-14-2009, 01:20 AM
I really have no idea why I'm still single, you know.

Shocking. :D

Kitty Pryde
05-14-2009, 01:21 AM
massage chair sounds good to me. It says: i love you enough to know what you want, and spend some money on it. plus every time he sits in it he will think of you. plus you can use it! plus [kitty has self-censored the rest of this post but rest assured it was steamy]

quickWit
05-14-2009, 01:22 AM
Lovely ideas, however, we are vegetarians and the other? Well, let's just say it doesn't get reserved for special occasions. ;)

Then what does he need a gift for? He's already got all he needs to be happy.

And give him a kick in the jimmies for me.


Jerk. :D

askcb
05-14-2009, 01:25 AM
Got it--massage chair and a kick in the jimmies. *heads off to write it down*

Button
05-14-2009, 01:25 AM
Porn... gah. Scarletpeaches beat me to the sex-type answer.

Honestly, he'd probably like the chair... and then hot sex in his new chair... And then a beer in his chair... and then hot sex with beer... and maybe some cookies.

scarletpeaches
05-14-2009, 01:26 AM
The relationship email sounds like something a woman would want. Men tend not to bother about foofy stuff like that in my experience.

Mind you, I'm a woman and that sort of thing would turn me right off. I'd prefer my first suggestion to be honest. :D

askcb
05-14-2009, 01:38 AM
The relationship email sounds like something a woman would want. Men tend not to bother about foofy stuff like that in my experience.

Mind you, I'm a woman and that sort of thing would turn me right off. I'd prefer my first suggestion to be honest. :D


I figured as much. Good thing I can count on you guys to stick it to me straight...

Wayne K
05-14-2009, 01:48 AM
I'm celebrating my anniversary in June.

"Slips SP the wife's cell number"

Tell her I like my steak rare and the other well done.

Don Allen
05-14-2009, 01:50 AM
A nice steak dinner and a blow-job.


Screw the steak.

Don Allen
05-14-2009, 01:52 AM
Definitly sex. But really hot babydoll and heels, cream and berries nasty movie and strange toy sex, with tickets to his favorite sporting event, with his best friend....YOU WOULD BE KNOWN AS HERO WIFE......

Clair Dickson
05-14-2009, 02:10 AM
If sex isn't a 'special occasion' thing (as it's not around this house) then maybe think of something that he enjoys that you don't usually do...

For example, I willingly go to the movie theater and don't bitch about anything for our anniversary. Have done it for a couple years. I loathe the movie theater with a passion unmatched. But, Hubby loves the movie theater experience and for our anniversary I cheerfully go to dinner and movie with him.

Wayne K
05-14-2009, 02:12 AM
If sex isn't a 'special occasion' thing (as it's not around this house) then maybe think of something that he enjoys that you don't usually do...

For example, I willingly go to the movie theater and don't bitch about anything for our anniversary. Have done it for a couple years. I loathe the movie theater with a passion unmatched. But, Hubby loves the movie theater experience and for our anniversary I cheerfully go to dinner and movie with him.
Hubby should be cooking you a steak.

AngelRoseDarke
05-14-2009, 02:19 AM
This year was my 8th anniversary. My hubby's an artist, so I gave him a self-published book of his artwork with poems I wrote for each piece. He always wanted to do a book like that, so he loves it.

For your husband, what about an autographed poster of his favorite movie? On year I did autographed photos of hubby's favorite actors and a signed script for his favorite movie. He really liked that.