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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    I'd make a big joke about it and say "sooooooo what do you want to get you for Christmas...?
    That made me laugh out loud.

    Thanks everyone, some great ideas here.

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    My husband doesnt care much about birthdays either. If I want something, I have to spell it out loud 3 times a day 2 weeks prior to my birthday.
    He usually gets me something after I told him what to get ( usually part of the cooking/baking utensils). Nothing romantic or surprises or other thoughtful gifts either

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    I don't think crap present giving is hereditary, my mum gives crap presents - last yr she gave df a fire blanket for xmas - but I give df awesome presents, I order stuff months in advance always make a good cake, get dd to do a card etc df has been pretty crap in that dept more often than not though. I just tell him what I expect now, not specifics so much but general stuff like I want a cake, a card, dinner out, and a present u had to think about preferably something u need to order in advance. He is getting better I think, we'll see come Xmas..

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    Not much thought goes into it here. He walks into shops and sees a pretty thing that i might like and buys it (the day before my birthday usually)

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    I'm pretty lucky, but in saying that I do to DH what I've done with my family since I was little, write a birthday wish list! The year I was pregnant with DS I forgot and a few days before my sister and some of my friends rang in a panic as they hadn't received my list!

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    I'm lucky if I get ANYTHING for my birthday - let alone something crap!

    I've left countless clues as to what I want for Xmas... But I can't see me getting that either.

    *sigh* it does just suck a little when I put effort in for his bday. Guess after 4 years of it I should just get over it!

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    mine is normally quiet thoughtful and this year he was amazing, got one of my first scan photo's plus photo's of us and our families from wedding plus a little gold nugget i hadn't got around to putting on a clasp to wear and got it all framed, only problem now is he has used all his imagination up for birthday and can't think of anything for xmas...

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    I've been with DH for 9.5 years and it's grtting worse. I always put in so much effet for DH's bday
    I'm not getting anything for Christmas...
    I got him an Akubra style hat, all leather. It's crocodile Dundee style with real croc teeth etc; he saw it in a hat shop for $180, found it on eBay for $70. I'm paying my dad back weekly for it though....

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    Aw, that's beautiful Hoping28.

    to those who are in the same boat. Maybe they'll surprise us this Christmas after all.

    I'm going to have a chat with DH tonight.

    Oh, and thank you GFP for the birthday song.

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    @Sparklydreamer - you should wrap that book back up and give it to your DH for his next birthday

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