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04 Dec 07 #8402 by TMax
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:)Christmas shopping, time now for my annual Christmas tips for men.


Sorry ladies to appear sexist, but you clearly know your way around a shop. We men don't.:laugh:

So, fella’s, completely free of charge, my tips to help you through the rush::silly:

Tip 1: Don't buy anything on sale:dry:

Women will know you got it on sale and assume you don't find her worth paying full price.

Tip 2: Don't be offend women with buy “on sale”:angry:

Don't be offended this rule doesn't work in reverse. Women will get your gift on sale, because they don't find you worth paying full price. Get over it.

Tip 3: Don't buy lingerie:S

I know that sounds silly. But while even the most romantic woman might find it sexy, she's more inclined to think you're a pervert, you're selfish, After all this isn't for her.

It's for you and you're a pig, which you are, but again, why bother confirming you're a pig and a selfish one at that?

Tip 4: Avoid anything with the label "As Seen on TV"
We love that stuff. They don't.:ohmy:

Tip 5: Avoid meat and cheese products:unsure:

Even women who like meat and cheese products, and sadly that's not many, hate it when you think food is a way to their hearts. It's the other way around, Sparky. Men are that way. Not women.

Tip 6: Don't make your gift:woohoo:

Unless you're Bob the builder, you'll screw it up and she'll just think you're too cheap to buy her something yourself. Besides, making things worked for Michael Landon on "Little House on the Prairie," news flash: you're no Michael Landon. Again, get over it.

Tip 7: If all else fails, diamonds:)

They're the bomb. Women love them. And in any form, earrings, necklaces, pendants. Be careful with rings though.

Because the diamond thing can backfire, if you're buying a girlfriend something with diamonds but it isn't a ring, and maybe she was hoping to get a ring, and you get her a stupid pendant.

Trust me, she will stick that pendant in you.

So don't go there, you'd have been better off carving a hand-made cabinet loaded with meat and cheese products than committing that faux pas.

But again, in most all other cases, and for almost all men, diamonds can't fail.

But I digress. Happy shopping, fella’s. And Merry ChristmasB) :);):kiss:

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04 Dec 07 #8405 by Pickle
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Tip 3 isn't strictly true ... my OH has bought me underwear and I loved it :-)(and he chose it all by himself)

As for Tip 7 .. .Tip 7 should be Tip 1 and should be titled "Buy Diamonds" ..... lol ;-)

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04 Dec 07 #8410 by mike62
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SK.Callum wrote:

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Tip 7: If all else fails, diamonds:)

They're the bomb. Women love them. And in any form, earrings, necklaces, pendants. Be careful with rings though.

Because the diamond thing can backfire...

But again, in most all other cases, and for almost all men, diamonds can't fail.


SK.Callum - :laugh:You are soooooooooo right!

I bought my STBX a diamond ring and matching earrings for her 40th birthday in January. She dumped me 3 days later! :ohmy:Maybe the wrong shape or size? :side:

I'll make her a nice cheese cabinet next time....:angry:

Onwards! ;)

Mike

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04 Dec 07 #8412 by Avila
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Have I now become cynical or is it that:

In January, this site will probably have a record number of new members, maybe equal amounts of both genders because:

Spouses usually wait until 'after the holidays' to tell the other half that the relationship is finished.

As careful as you are, someone will cotton on to your affair at "the office party".

Receipts would have been found for the diamond ring/pendant that somehow did not materialise under the tree.

However a suspiciously expensive or intimate gift from a 'work colleague' may turn up under the tree.

Well I don't want to meet you here so what can I say, if you can't be good,....be careful, be very careful. Be warned! !(.....mystic meg fade out).

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04 Dec 07 #8413 by gone1
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I agree on the diamonds. The rest? Well I think clothes are a personal thing and whenever I bought clothes they all went back :laugh:

But the very good news is that for those that are divorced or divorcing this xmas there is no present to buy for the ex haha. Chris.

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04 Dec 07 #8418 by Camberwick green
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I must be one of a kind… I love everything to do with Christmas, and I don’t care whether it is a sale product (getting more for your money…which in turn means you get more under that tree!) or not, diamonds are a girls best friends but you DO have to be careful in case we think you are proposing when you’re not! Lol :silly:

The one you are right about is the food… food is NOT the way to a woman’s heart because we are told by all and sundry that we are fat and need to lost that extra half a centimetre round our middle because we don’t quite look as anorexic as Victoria Beckham yet!

Household items are a BIG no no! do you really want her to feel that all you want her for is to cook/clean/be your slave…???

Lingerie … only if you know exactly what SHE likes NOT what YOU like and you know her size- and that bra you knicked out of her closet was probably an old one that she is ‘trying’ to get back into LOL.

It is a minefield, but if you have taken enough notice of her you should know what she wants by now, she will have hinted heavily enough over the past few months so keep your ears peeled when she is talking to you or you are browsing round the shop.

Happy Shopping Guys:unsure:

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05 Dec 07 #8458 by TMax
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I kept my eyes and ears opened and found out what was wanted, it sat in the shop for weeks till I finaly had enough to purchase it, and wouldnt you know it it was bought on the day I went to the shop about 15 mins before I go there, I was gutted, it was only a bit of costume jewlery that can be found anywhere, but I cant find the bloody thing looked in all shops that sell that kind of thing and there is nothing the same, its like a light brown semi clear glass made into 8/10 leaf flower

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