< $50 (cheap skate)
$51 to $100
$100 to $300
$300 to $500
$500 to $1,000
$1,000 to $5,000
$5,000 to $10,000
> $10,000 (ballin')
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I used to be in the "I don't get why girls like diamonds" crowd but now I understand
Yeah, A car. She was having problem with hers and needed a new one anyway as far as I was concerned. At the time I was too busy to try to take the time and energy needed to take her car to figure out what the issues with her car were. I bought her a nice new ride that she pulled up to in the driveway to first see. Then a month or two later I got all of the stuff fixed on her old car (about $2200). It works for me as a get around car and keeps the miles off my other cars. Win-win.
And certainly different checking accounts. We both have a few different accounts for different things that we do. We do have joint savings and investments however.
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I voted for $100 to $300 since that is my usual limit for 1 gift, but depending on how many I get, it can add up. Oh, and I forgot, I once bought on my credit a used pickup truck for my then GF. She was mad that I had bought myself a new car (new job, commuting over 100 miles/day so I needed a reliable car) and didn't get her one. She was supposed to pay me back and never could make those payments. When we broke up, I just gave her the truck to get rid of her. She was a user anyway, so I was glad to be rid of her. So I guess $4000 plus interest for a used pickup.
Also, since I'm 60 and preparing for retirement, I won't be spending big bucks on any GF any time soon. I only have me to prepare for me.
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I didn't buy her a car just because I bought one for myself, she actually needed another car because the one she was driving crapped out. But she felt she deserved a new car too, even though her commute was about 3 miles. The girl was a first class user, in many ways. But yes, she was mad at me for getting her only a used car. I think it's why she conveniently never had any money for the payment when it was due, and since it was my name on the loan, I had to pony up.
Back on topic: I generally listen really well when my GFs talk, so I usually know exactly what to get for them, and it's usually something they wouldn't get for themselves. I tend to give gifts not on the commercially exploited holidays but for special occasions, birthdays and the like.
I'll speak for my girlfriend, she bought me a $200 55 gallon fish tank for christmas off craigslist with everything included, awesome awesome deal.
I got her our dog, Monty, for Thanksgiving, he was only $100 from the shelter, but she has a 2 carat engagement ring coming her way Sunday so even though it doesn't count in this thread, i'm totally taking the lead between her and I
If your married with children and you buy a car for your wife, it doesn't count.
My wife doesn't work so I bought her an Acura RDX and a big house. But I also bought them for my family. I also pay for food, utilities, medical, petty cash, gas, etc, etc....
Vacations don't count either, those are for YOU and your spouse and your family.
As for a gift, I bought my wife, pre children, an Omega watch wich I think ran around $1500+ I really don't remember, but it was a significant investment. She had a job then too
You sound like my wife Chipwich , next you're gonna claim I deserve no special sexual favors for it either
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Yes and No, we have one shared checking account, separate savings and investment accounts. (and savings accounts in the kids names since they were born. BTW, great way to get them an early nest egg by adding $ to their accounts for birthdays andc other gifts. Their grandparents add some each christmas. LOL, I think my oldest has more in her account than I do at times!)
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