Every Christmas, the commercials start up. Let it be a “December to Remember!”
Open a jewelry box with a car key in it.
Open the garage to a brand new car with a ribbon in it.
Lease me a car for Christmas and I’m pretty sure we’re going to get into a huge fight on Christmas.
“Hey baby, I
bought leased you a car for Christmas. Here’s your statement with your $600/month car payment. And, in 5 years, you have to give it back!”
And, how about “Every kiss begins with Kaye!”
Because, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a huge rock on your hand, neck or ears.
Not to mention the fact that this is basically saying to a man he won’t be a good husband unless he makes a huge purchase like this.
Oh and don’t get me started again on that open heart collection. I’ve already told you it drives me nuts!
I know and I’ve learned that my love language is not receiving gifts. I get that. I don’t want you to buy me stuff. But, should a husband (or wife) make a purchase like this without first consulting with their spouse? I think that’s the part that would really kill me. You have to talk about an expense like this before you spend that money. Well, unless you have the money to just pay for the car in cash…and that’s entirely another story (I don’t know anybody in this situation).
So, my advice (or two cents..likely three) is don’t spend a gazillion dollars on your spouse at the holidays. Make sure you have a budget and you stick to it. So, I guess if your budget that you agree on is a couple thousand dollars, go for it.
What would you do if your spouse/significant other brought home a gift like this without discussing it first?
What’s on your Christmas/holiday wish list?