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Old 12-02-08, 03:50 PM   #1
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Is this a selfish present?

Present for the guy:
Snowboard travel bag.

so he can come see me, with his snowboard--

He rented the last time he came out since we only hit the mtns one day. He doesn't have a travel bag (and the cost to check it on the airlines was more than a single day rental). I'm predicting a 99% chance he'll come out and we'll do a long weekend/short week in the mountains.


Is this like buying a vacuum for the wife, or more cool?

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Old 12-02-08, 03:51 PM   #2
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Not at all. I'm sure he'll LOVE it!
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Old 12-02-08, 03:53 PM   #4
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Good gift. I would have liked to get a waterski travel bag when I was "attached".
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Old 12-02-08, 03:54 PM   #5
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Tell him you are waiting on your holiday bonus
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Ok, a few votes. yippee. Now to do some shopping... hope to find one online I can have shipped to MN where I will be for the holidays.

I want one with compartments for boots, so he can check a single item....

if anyone sees a good deal?
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yes.
yes selfish and uncool?, yes selfish but more cool?
or yes totally cool, but unselfish.
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if it doesn't have wheels, then get one with wheels

makes ez travel to places like the alps...I mean yer place
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yes selfish and uncool?, yes selfish but more cool?
or yes totally cool, but unselfish.
yes, no, no.
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if it doesn't have wheels, then get one with wheels

makes ez travel to places like the alps...I mean yer place
yeah I have seen some pretty cool ones with wheels. Due to budgetary restrictions, wheels will probably not be an option.

Hauling it is a good workout anyway
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It's not selfish. He could use it to travel any number of locales... which happens to include yours.
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btw

What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
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Old 12-02-08, 04:26 PM   #13
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I don't see it as any different than when The Girl buys me kitchen stuff (new knives, new cookware, stand mixer... all of these have been gifts in the past.)
Sure, it's something that's going to benefit her because I do most of our cooking; but I like to cook and appreciate all my kitchen toys.
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i think it's really sweet...lets him know you want to see him. I'd be stoked if I was that guy and got that gift.

in which case you can now call him 'snowboard bag guy'
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Selfish? A little, but if he has his own snowboard, but not a carrying bag - it will be welcome and practical. Probably wouldn't be at the very top of his wish list, but definitely not a dud present.
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What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
a sweater.
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I think that's a great present. He likes snowboarding, you like snowboarding, you like him, you like snowboarding with him. Win-win!

Besides, I haven't heard of too many people bonding over shared vacuum cleaner experiences (well, not ones I'd consider um, really clean).
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I say it's a mildly selfish gift, but that's OK.

The real reason I'd consider something else, however, is that I'd really rather pick out my own bike case, and this seems like a similar thing. From a girlfriend, I'd rather be given something I wouldn't buy for myself, like cologne or a gay looking, but actually quite stylish sweater, rather than a toy that I simply haven't gotten around to buying for myself yet.
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How about skis instead?
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What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
Tools to fix that leak you've been nagging him to fix forever. Or a vacuum cleaner.
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Nope, this does not fall inside the vacuum for wife category. It is pretty cool indeed, go ahead.
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What IS the male equivalent of being gifted a vacuum cleaner?

I'm gonna say ordinary clothes.
Take your pick...

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I pick the blower.
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