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  1. FireDragon

    FireDragon Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I are going to have the 10th wedding anniversary soon and I am looking for a gift for my wife to give her a surprise.

    I am thinking to buy a diamond necklace (with budget around $1000) because she lost one few years ago and I promised to buy her one. The problem is that I bought her a few cheaper necklaces and bracelets in the past (around $200-$300) but she has only worn them once or twice so I think she does't like the style that I chose. Hence, I am a bit worry that she doesn't like the diamond necklace.

    My other alternative is to buy a wedding band for her because she has also lost her wedding band few years ago. The problem is that she doesn't like to wear rings so it may end up in her drawer.

    Instead of giving her a surprise should I just talk to her and let her choose the necklace?

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Biz

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    Time to break out the pre nup!
     
  3. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    This might not be the answer you were looking for but..

    Have you read "The Five Love Languages"? It's pretty short but really insightful.

    If you can establish her "love language" you can mark the 10 year anniversary in a way that will be most meaningful to her. Perhaps it's a gift, perhaps not. Perhaps it's some new actions you take or habits you form. Perhaps it's spending more quality time together, perhaps it's less time.

    It sounds like gifts may not be her thing..
     
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  4. Raydar

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    Just steer clear of any appliances :)
     
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  5. Pistonbroke

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    I hear that a new ironing board will go down a treat.
     
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    Get some KFC for her on the 10th anniversary. Just make sure you have reviewed your pre nup before hand.
     
  8. FireDragon

    FireDragon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the responses. I believes she appreciates the gift but she may only wear it once or twice if she doesn't like the style or the brand of the necklace. By the way, we don't have a prenup.:p
     
  9. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    I'd personally go for a cruise or holiday somewhere I hadn't been to myself over a gift of jewelry for my 1k if that's possible... If jewelry, maybe go cubic zirconia? Just as pretty...
     
  10. Chilliblue

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    +1 for a holiday together if you can to somewhere she wants to go.


    Put the itinerary / tickets in a jewellery box and that solves the traditional requirement for your 10th.
     
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    Dear Fire Dragon,
    I think your gesture shows what a thoughtful man you are! Wanting to give an extra special gift to your wife.
    Without going any further it sounds like your Love Language is 'Gift Giving'
    Let her make the judgement in choosing, and the joy will radiate to you as well!

    Have you read "The Five Love Languages"? It's pretty short but really insightful.


    For our anniversary,I wanted a pair of earrings, and the price went from 'the economy of a small country (OK my exaggeration) to earrings that didn't look like what I wanted. I had seen a pair that were OK , but 2 weeks later when I went to have a look to see if they had any others, the lady asked me to to try them and my husband jumped for joy!
    the 'Surprise' is the reaction!
    I hope this helps!
     
  12. FireDragon

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but we have a 5 years old and a new born baby so it's a bit difficult for us to go for a holiday at the moment.:)
     
  13. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Fair enough! Save it as your 20th anniversary gift. :D
     
  14. Bargain Hunter

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    Following tradition get her something made of tin.

    You couldn't go wrong with a nice cake tin.

    Trust me, I've been happily married for 27 years (can't speak for my lovely wife though)
     
  15. FireDragon

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    Hmmm... it will be even more difficult to choose the right kitchenware for her. I can give you an example, she bought and tried about 5 to 6 water boilers before she find one that she is happy with! :p
     
  16. Bargain Hunter

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    Just don't buy her a knife or other sharp implement.
     
  17. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    How about this http://www.mynamenecklace.com.au/Product.aspx?p=2632&m=336
    Get a good chain as this is what going to break.

    I added our kids first names & finally last name (so kind of myself) with the matching birth stones. She loved it & wears it most of the time. She said that it was nice to 'have them' with her when she is at work.
    A silver chain & necklace with different colour stones generally can go with any dress.
     
  18. FireDragon

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    I actually bought something similar but it ends up to be my daughter's toy...:(
     
  19. Scott No Mates

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    It might cost you a few $ more but how about an IP in her name?
     
  20. bob shovel

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    I'd be sticking with tin. I'm trying to keep us on the tradition cause I'm sick of my wife losing jewellery!!

    So a tinnie it is! I hope she likes fishing!
     
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