WHEN opposites ATTRACT
Opposites attract in relationships, much like how the strong antibacterial properties of Securex blend perfectly with soft and soothing aloe vera. When it comes to gifting, though, “opposites attract” can be hilarious! Here are some tips to ensure that, this year, your gift giving doesn't end with you receiving a box of chocolate covered nuts when you're allergic to them.
You wanted your favourite
author’s new romance. He gave
you… Chicken Soup for the Soul –
from his mom’s bookcase.
Think about it If you're worried that he isn't giving any thought to your gift, speak up and ask. If you need to, make a note on his phone so that he doesn't forget once he's at the shop. We all know men sometimes need more than just a hint!
You wanted a new dress. He
bought you… a bread maker!
It doesn’t always have to be practical Yes, you may need a new home appliance, but that doesn’t mean that it is something you'd want as a gift. A smaller gift that’s suited to you personally is nicer to receive than something that means you’ll just have to do more housework. He also won't appreciate it if you bought him a lawnmower, for instance. Rather tell him the kind of gift you would like than just saying "I don't know" or "anything".
You can’t swim. He buys you…
a diving suit!
Don’t be that person Don’t buy for someone else what you want for yourself; it’s just bad taste. This goes both ways.
You want a necklace, and he gives you a chocolate bar that he bought on the way home. And, it’s the one chocolate bar you hate. We show you how to get it right this festive season.
You wanted a pair of diamond
earrings. He gave you…
Be honest Yes, you may want a holiday on a tropical island, but if his finances just aren’t there, don’t expect him to go bankrupt trying to give a gift. Be honest with each other about what you can afford. In the end, remembering why you love someone is a lot more important than any of the gifts they could ever give you. Rather savour every moment you have together than be angry because you didn't get the gift you were expecting.