Argh, Christmas is coming... what do I get for her?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, ole' Christmas is coming and all the joyous jingling and jiggling and all that ho-ho.

    And I need to get a gift for my girlfriend.

    And I ain't got a clue what to get her.

    Clothes? She's too picky, get her a piece and she'll accept it with big smiles and hugs, and keeps it only cuz she doesn't want to hurt my feelings. Screw that.

    Cosmetics? She hardly ever uses them, and I know more about rocket science than I do about cosmetics and what she likes in cosmetics - which is nil.

    DVDs? Way too boring, and she got a ton of these things already.

    And that leaves me with... what?

    We've been together for 3 months now, so I ain't gonna spend much. $30 maybe. $40 maximum.

    Any tips/advice/reprisals ;)?
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    How about the body lotion for whatever perfume she wears? Shows you notice what she likes, you know she'll like the smell and it's something that although you buy the scent, you don't always splurge on.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well I don't know what perfume she wears. Thinking of it, I don't think she've ever had perfume on during our relationship.
     
  4. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    braclet, necklace, there's some nice stuff from tiffany's...:)
    is nice without a huge price tag
     
  5. CDailey macrumors regular

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    You can never go wrong with stuff from Bath & Bodyworks. Every girl I know absolutely digs that stuff. That includes my mom and my sisters.
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Is a scarf or pashmina too much like clothing? ;)

    The Bath & Body Works idea is a good one... or some of the Philosophy lip balms or gift packs.
     
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I thought the fragrance idea(s) were pretty good suggestions. There are lots of pages and links listed for gift suggestions in the $40-60 range here.
     
  8. shecky Guest

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    depends on what she does/likes/etc. my girlfriend is a graphic designer so last year i got her a set of wood letterpress type off ebay, she loved that. this year i am going for the high-quality turkish bathrobe + slippers.
     
  9. Proto Media macrumors member

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    you can never go wrong with victorias secret. Get her some lingerie. That will raise an eyebrow.
     
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  11. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Bodyshop- type stuff is always good.
    Maybe massage oil < :p

    Gift certificate for massage - about $50

    Gift certificate to her favorite store

    A blanket you can share together...

    some really good quality shampoo/conditioner and styling products, those are always good.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Truthfully, if you have known her for 3 months and she's close enough to be your girlfriend then you should be able to name at least two things she'd like. If you've been even more intimate with her then you should be able to name at least 5 things. The point is that you know her enough to date her exclusively and yet you can't find a gift.

    I say giver her a bottle of lotion and a good candle and tell her to be done with it. No doubt she is out buying up a storm for your ass. ;) We chicks are like that.
     
  13. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    I seriously dislike Bath and Bodyworks. I usually regift it when I get it.

    I would go with a gift certificate or a spa treatment. If she has an iPod, get her a nice case. Juicy makes cools stuff.
     
  14. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Done.

    Got her a pair of Vans slip-ons, camo color. Hope she'll like it.
     
  15. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Wrap your tojer in a bow and 'give it to her'. ;)
     
  16. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    Or you could show up at her doorway in a space helmet and moon boots. The ladies always love that. :p :D
     
  17. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    i tried dressing up in something like that to my gf's one time
    ...i didn't know she had company over :( :(
     
  18. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    That's awesome.
     
  19. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Bath and Bodyworks = "Thoughtless Gift Warehouse."

    /cynicalwornoutjoke
     
  20. zach macrumors 65816

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    raven why don't you ever hit up IRCizzle anymore...
     
  21. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Did it once. Added Bells too.

    She knew it was coming. Didn't think i'd do it.

    Flowers are a good gift.

    I got my wife a couple of these.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/apparel/jewelry/8252/

    Admittedly I went to Micheal's and Radio Shack and made them for less than a quarter but...
     
  22. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    I could have a best seller if only I knew how I did it...

    My wife and I have an "allowance" system where we each get so much money every month to spend on stuff for ourselves, like clothes, work lunches, movies, electronics, various toys.

    About 3 years ago my wife and I somehow entered into an agreement with gift giving that involves looking at our finances and deciding on a dollar amount for an occasion/group of occasions that we get to spend outside of our allowances. From there we each buy ourselves stuff to total up to that dollar amount and we both seem happy.

    My co-workers are astonished at this masterful manipulation of the holidays and my ability to get through without the "romance" of our gifts even coming into question. And it's not like I was stingy on gifts for her, there were diamond earrings one year, and other jewelry/expensive items that she seemed to love, or at least appreciated my effort...

    Of course now that we have a daughter with the second on the way, our holidays are secondary to theirs but we still simply decide on $x for the upcoming holiday(s) and each buy our own gifts...

    If I could only instruct other men how to successfully implement this system I'd be a best selling author.
     
  23. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    There should be a web site where a guy can punch in some key stats on his girl friend so that he knows what to get. In an event I am clueless about what to get, I will go with a gift card.
     
  24. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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