Help! He’s Terrible At Buying Me Gifts

My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter how useful it is). Once I got a fishing pole. He’s tried to buy jewelry, but I never like it. I have to admit, I don’t understand why he can’t figure it out. After all, he’s been married to me for over 21 years. I love to buy gifts. Thinking about what the person would like, hunting it down, buying it and wrapping it up makes me feel so happy. Christmas was always big and over the top when I was a kid, so it’s what I grew up to expect. My husband’s family had more low-key Christmases with fewer gifts. It’s just not as important to him as it is to me. Read more

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