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Old 06-02-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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A father's day gift WWYD?

So I got DH a rather expensive Christmas gift this past winter.

He lost it.

He wants another one.

Would you buy the same gift again?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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Depends, how much, what was it and what did he get you for Mother's Day?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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What were the circumstances? Would buying a new one be a poor use of the money? Is it just a toy or something with sentimental value?
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It was an Ipod Touch. So no sentimental value, just for fun. He left it behind in a hotel room last month while traveling for work. The housekeeper didn't turn it in.

For Mother's Day, I got a Roomba and a paper shredder

I am smarting a little that he lost $300 worth of a toy, but I know he feels bad about it. I think he thinks that he would be making it right by sacrificing another gift to replace the one he lost, so he has been hinting around for it.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
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I wouldn't get him another one.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:28 PM   #6
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For Mother's Day, I got a Roomba and a paper shredder
Oh heck NO! He would be getting a leaf blower and a pencil sharpener.
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A Roomba and a paper shredder? Hmmmm....well I hate to vote no now.
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Oh heck NO! He would be getting a leaf blower and a pencil sharpener.
I like the way you think! Though if I were to punish his gift giving ability I should have started WAY before now
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Gift giving is what you want to do. Not a tit-for-tat. My wife liked jewelry and had expensive tastes. I liked getting her what she liked because I liked the look on her face when she got it. Not for what I'd expect in return.

If you wanna get him one then get him one....
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I would get him a cheaper Ipod and see how he does. Then maybe upgrade at another gift giving time
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Gift giving is what you want to do. Not a tit-for-tat. My wife liked jewelry and had expensive tastes. I liked getting her what she liked because I liked the look on her face when she got it. Not for what I'd expect in return.

If you wanna get him one then get him one....
I only explained what he gave me because I was asked. I don't care what he gets me. He loves me, and that's enough for me.

If your wife lost one of those jewelry gifts, would you get her the same one again as a gift to replace it? Or would you get her a different gift to commemorate the day? Would getting the same thing as a gift just draw attention to the fact that the first was lost and make her feel guilty? How about if you knew she liked it enough to probably replace it herself in the near future if not given as a gift?

If he wants it, I want to give it to him. But I don't want to make him feel bad in the process.
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I only explained what he gave me because I was asked. I don't care what he gets me. He loves me, and that's enough for me.

If your wife lost one of those jewelry gifts, would you get her the same one again as a gift to replace it? Or would you get her a different gift to commemorate the day? Would getting the same thing as a gift just draw attention to the fact that the first was lost and make her feel guilty? How about if you knew she liked it enough to probably replace it herself in the near future if not given as a gift?

If he wants it, I want to give it to him. But I don't want to make him feel bad in the process.
I gotcha.

Even if he feels bad or guilty it will wear off when he is listening to his new Ipod.
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Yes, I'd buy him the iPod.

Then I'd tell him next year for Mother's Day you'll have the _____. (Insert what you'd really like for Mother's day.)

Unless you wanted the Roomba? Maybe you did and I'm way off base.
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Would you normally spend $300 on Father's Day? If so then buy the IPOD touch.
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