Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I Need Your Opinion On A Christmas Gift...

I have a gift dilemma.
See…. I know you’re not “supposed” to give woman appliances as a gift…
Does that include even if they really want one and have been practically begging for one for over a year?
Even dropping hits like, “I wish I had a dishwasher”, or “How about getting me a dishwasher for Christmas?”, or “Would it friggin’ KILL YA to get me a M@&*+!  F@?*ing DISHWASHER!!!”
Okay, so she didn’t actually say that last one, but she was thinking it.
What she actually said was, “Do you know how easy it would be if we had a dishwasher? There wouldn’t be dishes constantly piled up around here.”
To which I replied, “Well, we always have laundry piled up and we ALREADY HAVE a clothes washer!”
After I regained consciousness, I volunteered to do the dishes from then on.
I really don’t mind.
*looks around to make sure wife isn’t around, shakes head NO while mouthing “I’m lying, it sucks”*
See, the last time we had this discussion; I was all set to get one.  I shopped around and was all set to bring one home, and then the wife found out how much it was going to cost, decided she didn’t want one that bad.
Back to me doing the dishes.
So I forget sometimes.
So I’m lazy.
So they pile up.
Big deal.
So she does them occasionally. Sometimes.
Now ‘we’ want one again.
So here’s the deal… My performance bonus should be one my last check before Christmas (which I conveniently forgot to mention to wife), and I’m thinking of surprising her with a new dishwasher.
Should I break the cardinal rule on appliance giving?


Angie's Thirty One said...

Yes! I think you should get the dishwasher. If she has been asking, hinting, demanding; then I think it is okay to give it to her as a gift. It is not as if you are getting her a vacuum or a treadmill (which, by the way, will get YOU a surprise Christmas present...a divorce). Just my opinion but I say go for it!

Anonymous said...

If she has hinted about it AND said she wants one for Christmas, get the woman a dishwasher. If you were getting her a blender, you'd need to be beaten.

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Well, heck no! YOU the dishes, right? So she will say... you didn't get this for me, you got it for you.

Make it a Valentine's Day gift. Nothing says love more than a clean pot.

Coffeypot said...

HELL YES!!!! And take a picture of it and put it in a small box for under the tree. Have the reall one deleverd on Monday. It's as much for you as it is for her. I'm doing something similar (new BB Torch) for my wife. She wants onem, but doesn't want to pay the price. I'll save room for you in the dog house, too.

Barb said...

I guess I'd say yes, if she really wants one. But you should also get her a nice, girly gift too. Something she'll like. It doesn't have to be expensive. Just nice.

Sara Jane said...

Please get the dishwasher! Its also more sanitary.

Love, Jane


Keep it simple, find out wht store she likes and get a gift certificate. BUT THEN you will be accused of being lazy abd you will spend Chrsitmas apologizing. No matter what, you will get it wrong and have to apologize for what? you still wont know.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

YES get the dishwasher! Technically, it's a family gift, but she obviously really wants one. I say get the dishwasher but also spring for something sparkly for her too. =)

Kristine said...


When we moved to a home with a dishwasher two years ago, I felt like I moved up two social classes. That right there, is a priceless gift.

(But maybe throw in a nice sweater or something, you misogynistic bastard.)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Holy shit dude, GET THE DISHWASHER! It'll make her life easier ALL YEAR and that's a great gift.

Of course, I'd get a little cute something too so she has something that doesn't say "Here you go, slave of the kitchen!"

Vic said...

I agree with the dishwasher + something personal. She'll love having the dishwasher, but it isn't really just for her.

Also, don't just leave it uninstalled in the middle of the kitchen as someone in my house has done in the past.

Chelle said...

Hmmm.... If I didn't have a dishwasher, I would be desperate for one. What you should also do, though, is indicate that it's mainly for you. That's a nice gesture... even if it eventually wears off and she has to resume doing dishes sometimes.

Dishwasher is one of those gifts that are maybeish. Vacuum- NOT UNLESS IT IS A ROOMBA. I can't stress this enough. I think ovens and such are fine, provided they are better than the current ones. That being said, i asked for an kitchen aid mixer... so..

If this is your chance to get a dishwasher, I say do it.

Anna said...

I just got turned on by the sheer thought of having a dishwasher in my apartment.

Yes. Get it.

WhisperingWriter said...

I'd LOVE an appliance. Seriously.

Then again, I get excited over new undies, provided they aren't granny undies.

The Lissst! said...

DISHWASHER! Final answer.
Nothing is worse than washing dishes by hand.
Just make sure it is a good dishwasher. One that doesn't make you rinse the plate entirely clean before you load it. 'cause then, it's like doing double the work. So I guess that's worse. Isn't it?

Momma Fargo said...

A little late to the Christmas parade, but Santa should get her a dishwasher and Ed should get her diamonds. Just saying.


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