Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Pressure is off - Christmas gift DONE!

When I was a newlywed I was full of ideas of what to give my husband for special occasions - or just random days. He'd even so much as whisper something he liked and VOILA - it would show up in a wrapped box. Or in his closet.....or in the yard (when I surpirsed him with a new shiny basketball goal).

But once I had completed his wardrobe makeover (which was more for ME and my reputation - ha) and stocked the workout room with every type of exercise equipment known to mankind....I was out of ideas.

Men are hard to shop for....has anyone else noticed that or is it just me? :-)

It didn't take us long to figure out that "stuff" was, well...just stuff and really - does he need a super-charged car vacuum or bendable flashlight? What we both love is just hanging out in fun places. Ok...some of our fun places may also include a tropical beach but we also love music and concerts.

We love old rock 'n roll. We love classical music. We love country (**correction**...I love country...he endured a Garth Brooks concert). So last night when we were watching an old concert on TV by a group we both loved he said "if they ever come to town, we'll go". Two minutes later, the Public Television lady comes on and announces as part of the television station fundraiser they were selling primo seats to their concert (before the tickets go on sale to the public) which will be coming to our city in the spring!! We looked at each other in total shock, picked up and phone and got two AWESOME seats to see one of our favorite bands.

Then I said "Christmas gift...DONE". And each of us could not be happier. Maybe he a little more than me because this means he won't have to go near a mall. :-)


  1. What a great story! Pays to be in the right place at the right time. Have a great time at the concert.

  2. That's awesome! I did something similar for my husband's birthday, but the seats weren't that great. For Christmas, he luckily gave me a decent list to work from. Now if only I had more income. :)

  3. I SO agree! It's awful shopping for men. Once you have clothes, gadgets, and sports stuff done, the rest is just "trying" to think of something!!

  4. I hate shopping for my hubby. It's impossible. This year I took the easy out and bought him a Nintendo Wii. He's only been begging for two years!

  5. So true! I have such a hard time shopping for my hubs. He is seriously SO hard! I say what I want over and over and show him pics...he's got it so good!

  6. That makes things so much easier! My husband always wants a new guitar. I CANNOT afford a guitar every year. This year I bought him a new wallet. I know, romantic.

  7. It is so hard! I'm getting all of my Christmas finished this weekend, and all my bf asked for was a fleece jacket...lame!

  8. Perfect! Serendipity...

    bendable flashlights make me giggle for some reason... heehee

  9. the rest is just "trying" to think of something!!

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