Is this a good Anniversary gift to give your boyfriend?

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    Sep 23, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    My 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend is early October.

    I decided to get him 2 gift baskets from a gourmet food place. They are French and Irish-themed. They are filled with cheeses, sausages, crackers, teas, candy, and a host of other stuff. This box has to weigh 10 lbs.

    Is this a good gift for a 2 year anniversary? I couldn't think of anything good to buy him to play with or use like the Wii that I know he wants.
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    Sep 23, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    An anniversary in a relationship is suppose to be about a union of two people bound by love, and NOT so much about involving or exchanging material things between each other! I am into my third month with my boyfriend, we exchange promise rings, but he promised me a more expensive ring when he gets a better job; but he is currently unemployed so I rather him not buy such an expensive gift. I was fluttered by his generosity but soon realized it wouldn't be fair on my part to compromise him with such an expense, but instead suggested for both of us to wait until we can afford a nice deserved vacation so both will enjoy the best gift a couple in love on their anniversary may give to each other, and that is "spending time together" in a big way such as in a special place that in turn will create special memories!!


    ♥Leandro ♥
  • GQjock

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    Sep 23, 2009 11:44 PM GMT
    Unless your BF LOVES baskets I'd nix them for something a bit more personal

    Anniversary gifts are more for the romantic than not
    a nice dinner for two
    a day out just you and him
  • Timbales

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    Sep 24, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
    If it's full of food you know he'll love, then go for it.
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    Sep 24, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
    jprichva saidA good ass pounding is always a thoughtful gift.

    As a prelude to the above I'd recommend a dinner for two at a waterfront restaurant. I don't know why but dinner and wine with the lights reflecting off the water is romantic like nothing else.

  • Webster666

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    Sep 24, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    I would absolutely love that type of gift.
    However, I am quite sure that most people would think that it was thoughtless, even though I'm sure that it wasn't.
    I'm sorry that I don't have a better idea, not knowing your boyfriend.
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    Sep 24, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    Maybe instead of buying premade baskets you could make them yourself?

    I don't mean weave a basket, I mean select the items you think he would like best and put them in a basket or nice box for him. It would take more thought on your part, and probably cost less, not that saving cash is your goal.

    Congrats on the two years!
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    Sep 24, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    Hmm. If he loves the items in the baskets, go for it!

    Why not try something more personal though? Keep in mind what he enjoys doing. icon_smile.gif

    Congrats on your 2 years! Let us know what happens. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    Not sure how deep your pockets are so you might have a limited resource of funds. I think you might be best buy doing something together that will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Maybe you can plan a day trip or weekend that is inexpensive. Do some research on citisearch and see what might be offered in a neighboring twn or city nearby! whatever you do enjoy and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
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    Sep 24, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    I love gifts that show a lot of effort, which does not have to be expensive! Like breakfast in bed...dinner, wine and cheese with a favorite movie...a weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast, or hotel oh I could go on!
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:29 AM GMT
    Yeah, they're not literally baskets, just bundles from a store. And he loves cheese. And this is some nice cheese. We're going wine-tasting in Virginia on the actual day.
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:54 AM GMT
    I want a gift basket of healthy foods, supplements, and good stuff like that....nothing fattening at all. Shitt~
  • Laurence

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    Sep 24, 2009 10:04 AM GMT
    You know your partner better than we do. So buy him something he'd appreciate.

    If he likes the theatre, then buy him tickets to a play or show.

    If he likes music, buy him some CDs.

    If he likes sports then buy him tickets to a game.

    If he is a foodie, then the two gift baskets are a good idea. As they are a treat and not something he'd buy himself probably.

    Have fun and congratulations on your anniversary.

    Lozx
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:27 AM GMT
    I love cheese, too. Who doesn't love cheese? The in-laws give me cheese and coffee, and things like that every holiday. I love it, but wouldn't appreciate that as much from my better half. I don't recommend gift baskets. Those are the types of gifts I send to clients and friends, but not my hubby.

    I'd consider something a little more memorable, like flowers delivered to him in the morning, followed up with a romantic dinner in the evening and a watch or something like that presented to him during dessert. If you can't afford that, flowers and a dinner would suit me just fine (baby, if you're reading this, take the hint).