Need an opinion from the guys...on the lighter side

Discussion in 'The CookingBites Cafe' started by Dados1950, May 16, 2018.

  1. Dados1950

    Dados1950 Well-Known Member

    New Jersey

    Got an "air cooker" for my birthday...because my wife wanted one....

    Last year...a very fancy, multi purpose Cuisinart blender for Christmas.....because my wife wanted one.....

    Have yet to use either one...

    Any of you guys out their get such "thoughtful" gifts ??.....:):):)
  2. sidevalve

    sidevalve Senior Member

    Durham NE. England
    Nope - we have a simple arrangement - I am the 'apprentice' in the kitchen and any 'gadgets' are chosen by her to suit both our needs - simple
  3. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Detroit, USA
    Cooking-related? No. The kitchen (and the grill) are my domain. Now, if she ever showed any interest in cooking, I think I'd be more in the realm of @sidevalve's arrangement. But, as it stands, she leaves me alone.

    @Dados1950: are you saying these gifts are what she gives you for your present, instead of something else? If it's not what you want, maybe slip in a suggestion to give you a gift card (Amazon works for anything anyone could possibly want, but a basic Visa/Mastercard gift card also works). And, if she's someone who wants to experience the magic of the recipient opening a gift, you can suggest that she disguise the gift card by putting it in an oversized box.
  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    NSW, Australia
    If you do use Amazon (I don't anymore because they don't exist as anything other than an 'e' concept in Australia) you could setup a wish list and deliberately share it with her.

    Here in this household, gifts for both birthdays and Christmas had the be personal. Only if the recipient wants a household item do they actually get one. Perhaps you need to make such a tactful suggestion rather than to let the situation continue as it is? I personally would have the audacity to return the item from where it was purchased even if it meant ending up with a gift card for that place rather than the 'cash' back, just to make the point and get something I wanted, but that's me 25 years ago. I don't need to do that thankfully because I have a much more thoughtful partner. I do need to teach him not to spend quite so much on me though!
  5. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

    SE Florida
    Yep, you need to speak up. Craig wouldn't do that to me and I wouldn't do that to him.
  6. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I always get exactly what I want as I always buy my own presents.
  7. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    Umm, hello. What are you doing wasting time on a cooking forum?

    Shouldn't you be making her a sandwich or something? Ironing her clothes, maybe?


    Just kidding.

    The only gift that my wife ever gave me that she ended up coopting was a sound machine for sleeping.

    Since I sleep during the day, she thought it would help drown out the noisy neighbors when we lived in my tiny, old house.
    (Macedonian and Albanian women, when involved in normal conversation just outside your bedroom window, sound like someone is murdering a flock of geese).

    I thought the sound machine was worse. "White noise" was like sleeping next to a jet engine, or the "Babbling Brook" made me have nightmares about prostate cancer.

    But my wife tried it out and can't sleep without it. We even have to take the damned thing on vacation.
  8. sidevalve

    sidevalve Senior Member

    Durham NE. England
    :eek: I'd probably spend more time going back and forth to the bathroom than sleeping
  9. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

    From the opposite side of the gender alway gave my mom kitchen appliances. If the house needed a new fridge mom would get presented a new fridge for whatever next gift giving opportunity that came up. The house was gonna get a new fridge anyway cause it was needed but dad wanted to save money and skip buying her a gift. Even as a kid i could see the disparity. Dad would get that cool new fishing rod he wanted and mom would get a new washing machine...that she didn't even get to pick out.

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