Gifts don’t always have to be practical.
I mean don’t get me wrong, I love practical gifts since I actually will have some use for them. However, It is nice to get something just for the heck of it even if it is cheaper than something practical. After all, who doesn’t like to treat themselves once in a while? This wife has a somewhat similar issue.
You see she really wanted a more powerful model of a microwave for her kitchen. No matter what Gordon Ramsay says, most people can’t live without a microwave. So she had wanted a specific one and Christmas was close. Perhaps this is why her husband decided to give her a microwave as a surprise gift.
Let’s just say it didn’t as well as he had planned. You can read the full story by scrolling below.
That does sound a bit rude but it doesn’t explain the full story.
A microwave is for a home so I wouldn’t really call it a gift.
I wish I had enough money to ever do that but alas I don’t want to think about it.
He must have been like she needs a microwave so I should get her that. Bingo!
I don’t think it is at all wrong to want something impractical as a gift.
NAH. Tell him you looked at it and it’s not the model you want. Get the receipt and return it yourself.
Suggestion: Have a conversation about Christmas gifts (and birthday/anniversary/Valentine’s Day gifts). Maybe talk about planning those gifts together. I suggest you flat-out tell him that appliances are not gifts, they are household equipment and you need to determine which model is correct for the kitchen.
Really, have this conversation or you’ll be getting vacuum cleaners and table saws and sewing machines for years to come. –NoxWild
I don’t even have to read the comments to say no, you wouldn’t be in the wrong.
Exactly! he is your husband, he should understand.
Amazon wish list actually sounds like a great idea!
Amazon wish lists are great! My sister and I have ones for grown-ups and ones for kids, and it makes holidays and birthdays so much less stressful because we can pick something in our budgets that we know the other person will enjoy! Especially since we live several states away and don’t get to see each other that often to stay on top of what everyone is up to these days! –aSeaPersonByNight
They can be gifts but it depends on the individual.
Agreed, I let my husband know from day 1 that household items are not gifts. I grew up with a dad who only gave household stuff to my mom. Oh, the washing machine is broken? Her birthday is soon. Boooo. –Firefox42-2020
I couldn’t have explained it better myself!
And nobody wants that right?
However, we don’t have to wait to see if she ended up talking to him about it because she did update.
So all in all it ended pretty well with no arguments at all.
Do you think microwaves can be gifts? And if so in what situation is it appropriate to give a household appliance? Comment down below and let us know.