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Holiday Gifts: Does size matter?

Tis the season to stress over gifts! The trickiest part of gift selection when you are dating comes down to this: should you get a big gift, little gift, or medium one?

I don’t believe spending a lot of money on someone you have just started dating is a great idea. I would even skip gift exchange altogether. I wonder though, when you have been in a committed relationship, do you think that giving an expensive gift is important?

If money is tight this year, what can you give the person you are dating that still makes a great impact?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

301 comments Add your comment

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:28 pm

Be careful slanging that axe, it might be the same one to cut your own leggs from underneath you. Yeah he showed his tail up in here. Got loud and ghetto.

Dude

December 13th, 2011
2:29 pm

I can’t stand ghetto behavior of any kind really, it just seems obnoxious

DreamsMaterialize

December 13th, 2011
2:30 pm

He said all he wants is me but that feels like a pop quiz that I don’t want to fail
Slim You’re reading too much into it. You been with ol boy for a while, so you know if he’s the “gotcha b!tch!” kind of dude already. From the way you talk about him, it seems he’s a “mean what I say” kinda dude. So, take him at his word.

I’M BEING REMOVED OVER THE NEXT 45 DAYS
Celisea As long as “removed” doesn’t equal “fired”, then YAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! lol Peace of mind on the job is priceless.

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:30 pm

Yep Dude, somebody’s allowed ole boy to believe he was more important that he actually is or means to the company.

SlimNu

December 13th, 2011
2:30 pm

Lady – Naw, not sure at all. My pockets are tight like a gnat’s booty right about now. I might just have to tell him that a Grinch stole his Christmas…it’s called Car note, Car insurance, phone bill, etc :cry:

Kym

December 13th, 2011
2:31 pm

@RandyT it’s me! I have the audio book(unabridge version and it is 16 hours long.) I am in only the 5th hour..the Swedish names are throwing me off.. but the story line has me interested. I listen either in the car..when I am not cussing at talk radio..or at work..I tried listen at night before bed..yeah the narrator made me sleepy.

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:33 pm

Nope Dreams….still here. My manager said she’s even moving me across the floor away from him totally. I glad he showed his tail…he did it on her…lol Nawww she’s been tryna see how he’s making strides…uh huh he don’t respect women and he did it to her.

Randyt (I have this t-shirt and it is a stinker)

December 13th, 2011
2:33 pm

Going back to the original question, “does size matter”? Best rule of thumb is “only if it is too small”. Better to err on the high side.

Kym

December 13th, 2011
2:33 pm

@Celisea..okay well then good. I agree Dreams..Peace of mind is key..

Willie Dynamite

December 13th, 2011
2:33 pm

Honest Question – Has any Woman out there ever had a Dude get sideways over the gift he received or didn’t receive for X-mas?

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:34 pm

Exactly Kym/Dreams….

I can’t recall a dude getting all bent out of shape over a gift or the lack there of but I have…lol

Lord Velonese

December 13th, 2011
2:35 pm

All I know if she doesn’t like what I get her, then she probably isn’t the one for me. In my opinion Christmas is more for children than adults.

Dude

December 13th, 2011
2:35 pm

I have gotten horizontal if that counts, she got herself some sex lingere

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:36 pm

One last….I feel for the person that’s gotta take my place. That’s gonna be someone from my team. Oh woe is her.

Leggs

December 13th, 2011
2:36 pm

When I left, you guys were on page 2. Now on page 5…is the topic still the same???

Lord Velonese

December 13th, 2011
2:37 pm

That’s because you are a woman Cel.

SexyCool

December 13th, 2011
2:38 pm

Dude – you just lost me with this – “in fact a lot of them know each other, they get along, so on and so fourth.”

My question – Is everybody cool with the fact that you are sleeping with all of them? For real?!?

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:39 pm

LV – You are right…it was the kid’s dad. He came stepping to my place with nothing in hand tombout when the stores open but doing show and tell of his gifts. Booooy talk about cutting up like a brand new pair of sissors. Don’t know where he got it from on Christmas Day but there was a living room set delivered with the next couple of hours. Whew boy did I clown. That was the old me (said with a sheepish grin). I had the lighter and bleach ready and in hand…I kid I kid

Lady~

December 13th, 2011
2:40 pm

Slim I feel! hell all bills are due! that is all! Thank God for my lil one’s daddy it makes my life easier on the gift end for her. #blessed

SlimNu

December 13th, 2011
2:42 pm

Dreams – You have a point there. I guess it’s probably more of me feeling a bit bad that I am not able to get something spectacular…I told him not to get me anything and he sort of looked at me funny. Not sure what that look meant but we haven’t discussed it since.

Exiled!

December 13th, 2011
2:42 pm

Celisia?

u know sometimes when we guys work with a female and she’s feeling him but he don’t dust her off,they get ansty and hateful..just hrrrrrrrrrr for no reason.

U sure the Ball player ain’t welcome to hit it.? EVer?

Girl please!!!!! :lol:

cba

December 13th, 2011
2:43 pm

Celisea, my thinking was along with DM. The only word I saw was REMOVED. Removed and job don’t match, especially in today’s environment. Good luck to you.
Oh,btw, was this guy a professional ball player and what sport did he play?

Dude

December 13th, 2011
2:44 pm

I am by no means saying that I am doing all of them at the same time, I keep things open, never commit to a relationship and come back and forth, but I am up front about it all. I am never sleeping with more than one person at a time. Just one of those situations that if we are at a bar or hanging out at a bonfire, or so on and so on, if we are both horny we have sex, very simple.

Kym

December 13th, 2011
2:45 pm

All gifts this year..minus the one for the boy are 10.00 and under…and only to people who I really want to give something too. Otherwise everyone else gets…the speech.. “Look Money is short and times is hard..sorry man I couldn’t even afford a card..but you know how I feel and this is true..so Happy Jesus Birthday to you!”

Lady~

December 13th, 2011
2:46 pm

wow I really worked today! 2 more days! yay! Y’all be easy I am out for the count~ peace

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:47 pm

Exiled…I literally laughed out loud. I been here 3 months shy of 15 years and handle all sorts of clients and issues, systems and pretty much know this stuff in my sleep and he gon bring his big country behind up here and want me to put on a blind fold and be led by him and it wouldn’t happen. That’s his problem. I’m suppose to “obey” him when half of his ideas are against policy and procedures and have us all getting sued. Ummm, not. And I told him so. You want me to expose 44,000,000.00 cause you’re the person assigned to that client??? And that’s just one dumb thing.

cba – I’m soooo grateful and happy. It would still be going on if he hadn’t lost his cool. He snapped…at the right time in front of the right people. I’d seen and dealt with it all along but they never saw it. Professional ball…..2 teams during his career.

cba

December 13th, 2011
2:49 pm

You’re almost there, Lady :lol:

SexyCool

December 13th, 2011
2:51 pm

Um…okay…

On another note, I was doing something I *rarely* do anymore, listening to morning radio, specifically the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and the DNA segment came on. The chick’s name was Jaquan. The dude’s name was Terrell. The baby’s name was Jaquell.

After the initial interview, the commercial, the one song they played, they came back to announce…………….

That Terrell was NOT the father.

(lol)

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
2:52 pm

Dude – Well all I can say is when I read dudes like you it makes me lock my legs when a man wants to just “see where things can go”…heck you might be the man on the other end of that.

Good luck though and again, I applaud your openess with these women.

SlimNu

December 13th, 2011
2:53 pm

Lady – Thank God I don’t have a child to worry about at the moment…Time isn’t right for me for a little rugrat any time soon. So I give props to all the parents out there doing the damn thang, especially the ones that care! It’s a 24/7 job that doesn’t always pay well, doesn’t offer paid time off, and isn’t always fun.

Dude

December 13th, 2011
2:54 pm

LMAO that is great, I keep up, always use protection, never believe the other person.

Kym

December 13th, 2011
2:56 pm

@SexyC..wait Rickey Smiley went from the gospel comedy to his own version of Maury? Ha! Okay

kimmie

December 13th, 2011
2:56 pm

Just like dating & who pays and where to go, so goes it with gift-giving. Some folks make it waaayyy harder than it has to be.

SexyCool

December 13th, 2011
2:58 pm

Yep, Kym – apparently, this is a weekly Tuesday segment.

Kym

December 13th, 2011
2:58 pm

Attn: UGA grads..apparently ya’ll actually do something other than party down there in Athens.. 11alive is reporting on a story about a major breakthrough in breast cancer research.. Finally some happy news.

Dude

December 13th, 2011
3:02 pm

I’m not a womanizer, I never go after chicks that have boyfriends or husbands, most of them are actually older than I am and we just want to have some fun, all consenting adults, believe it or not the ones that understand it the best are single mothers. They have the kids to take care of and when they go out they just want to have some fun, no strings.

disco

December 13th, 2011
3:02 pm

randy – some women would be really surprised if they actually received exactly what they wanted.

Don’t sleep on the sleeping bags. A good sleeping bag is hella warm – certainly warmer than your avergage quilt/comforter/blanket.

hey kym.

didn’t someone on here mention they go to Cherokee nc regularly? I ask because they’ve got a groupon for the casino today. groupon will suck you in if you aren’t careful.

Kym

December 13th, 2011
3:03 pm

Hey disco..how goes it?

SexyCool

December 13th, 2011
3:07 pm

SlimNu

December 13th, 2011
3:09 pm

Kym – Well booze and boobs sorta does go together more often times than not :lol:

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
3:09 pm

You can daaance, you can jiiiive, having the time of your liiiife ooooo
see that girl, watch that seen, diggin the dancing queen….

this is stuck in my head

Randyt (I have this t-shirt and it is a stinker)

December 13th, 2011
3:10 pm

I guess this is a somewhat subject for me. My first “true love” (I was 17 and she was 16), gave the shirt she bought for me to ther new guy right after taking waht I had given her. Guess she thought it looked better on him (oh she also gave him her virginity too…not sure which hurt worse but I have an idea ;-)

Dude

December 13th, 2011
3:10 pm

SWEET they have a SEQUAL to the doghouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6D6eP6EMj4

Randyt (I have this t-shirt and it is a stinker)

December 13th, 2011
3:11 pm

meant her not “ther” and “what” not “waht”

and for the record, he got the better Christmas presents.

Randyt (I have this t-shirt and it is a stinker)

December 13th, 2011
3:12 pm

Abba on your mind? Okay, that’s random LOL.

kimmie

December 13th, 2011
3:13 pm

Kym – We need some good news on that front!

Kym

December 13th, 2011
3:16 pm

@kimmie yes we do! I am on the hunt for good news..the record exec guy dying yesterday kind of did it for me in terms of bad news. Folks are just losing their minds..

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
3:18 pm

Set Fire to the Ring….another good one from Adele

Exiled!

December 13th, 2011
3:18 pm

Celisia?

tell me the truf here:

is the ball player phine by most female standards?

(no coughs,no butts,nothing,,just say it) :lol:

Celisea

December 13th, 2011
3:22 pm

Exiled – I’ll humor you…not at all and I’m speaking presumptously for the female standard. Too big or something. Not fat but he’s 6′6 and that get’s goofy at some point. Nope never been attracted at all never saw him as cute, hawt or good looking. Sorry nothing to dish for you.