What to get her for xmas?

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  1. ply

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    We're broke. I have no money or very little. It's all her money now. It's a whole different kind of broke than when you are young and everybody's broke.

    We have not been doing presents for several years. I would like to get her something - I used to be very good at that - She'll be mad if I spend money and sad if I don't get her anything.
     
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    Can you get some pictures together?

    A picnic basket?

    Print/frame a nice quote or just dates - her bday, your bday, first date, wedding date, kids bdays

    Pinterest has a lot of "cheap thoughtful gifts" but I don't have the ap on my phone.

    Try the craft stores - some cheap charms on a frame or special ornaments.
     
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    And if you have a smart phone, download snipsnap. It's a coupon ap. Ask the store if they take competitor coupons.
     
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    I saw something the other day that I, as a sappy, romantic woman, would love. It's simply was a mason jar, filled with 365 notes of love. Be them quotes, song lyrics, memories of you as a couple etc. Each day, starting 1/1, she'll open the jar, pull a slip of paper out and presumably, the note will brighten her day allowing it to begin with love.

    It's sweet, incredibly inexpensive (needing nothing more then your desired type of paper and a mason jar) and can be done in a single night if you put the time into it. :)
     
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    What kind of person is she? Does she like cooking, sports, movies, books etc? What is she about? That could help us give you suggestions. :)
     
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    How about a nice night out? Romantic dinner, maybe a movie to.
    I know that's not a Christmas gift. But Ply, you sound like you and your wife are under some strain.
    I think I nice night out around the holidays is a good thing. My wife and I are doing so tomorrow. Just a night with none of life's bullshit in the way. Not to sound cheesy but it's the time of year to be positive. And for couples it's a good time to remember why you're a couple.
     
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    I gave my wife pics that I took of us (and the kids) framed them and gave them to her when we didn't have much money. This year a remote starter for her car. Times got a little better...........
     
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    What did you get her?
     
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    Hats. She likes hats and I found some on sale so I bought her several. LOL
     
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    My wife and I haven't exchanged gifts for 20 yrs or so. The ski trip and NYC was the gift to all of us, though somehow the kids still got shit.
     
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    I am going thru the threads and have just come across this..Im hoping this was a better year for you and your wife,It sucks to have to struggle and keep a smile on your face .Im not even sure if you are still a member,xo
     
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    A little better, but not much has changed.
     
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    Three words which are priceless "I love you"

    Acts of kindness and love are measured not by their monetary value but by the spirit in which they are offered.

    "I want you". "I love you" - priceless