I thought it would be fun today to talk about the best and worst presents your spouse ever gave you or you gave your spouse.
Michael usually does well choosing me presents. I especially like it when he buys me books to read.
However there was one Christmas a few years back where he waited until the day before Christmas to buy me any presents. We went to Northlake with the kids to see Santa and he went off with the kids to pick me out a couple of things. He was panicked at that point and was just grabbing stuff. I ended up with a very ugly track suit and some Snoopy pajamas. It was an odd combination. He added insult to injury by running to Wal-Mart that night for stocking stuffers, and I just remember them being even worse – a pedometer that didn’t actually work I recall.
He left it to the last minute and there wasn’t much thought and that’s why the gifts were bad.
I’m sure I’ve given him some stinkers through the years too. One year I got him two (not just one) “Simpsons” trivia games. He loves the “Simpsons” but I don’t think he ever opened them.
On the good side last year I did a very good job picking out two dress jackets and dress pants. I found a really smart employee at Macy’s who helped me and I got all of it very marked down. He really liked all of that stuff.
Last year he picked me out a new computer for work. The one I had been using was about 9 years old and actually shut down several times a day. It was sooo slow. The new computer has been wonderful and definitely made my life easier.
What are the worst presents your spouse has ever given you and what are the worst presents you have bought for your spouse?
What are the best?