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If your man just bought you a new washer and dryer (delivery Dec 21), would you consider it as a Christmas gift?

The wife said our 7 yr old washer is leaking a little water from the bottom and thinks it's time for a new one.  Instead of me trying to fix it, I decided to buy her a new set (because I'm a nice guy).  I even let her pick it out, AND the color (again, because I'm a nice guy).

She called me from work today and told me she found what she would like for Christmas (she's the ONLY one who I let tell me what they want for Christmas, because I'm a nice guy).

I tried to explain to her that I just spent over $1200 on her for a new washer and dryer.  She started laughing at me and said "Honey, a washer and dryer isn't a Christmas gift."  I asked her if she would rather drive her ars down to the laundromat and use a coin operated machine to wash the clothes and then hang them up out back on a clothes line. 

Well, after a brief, one sided conversation, I came to realize a washer and dryer may not be all that good of a Christmas gift :'(.

What do you ladies think?  Is it?

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I'm certainly not a lady, but she's right.

Very, very right.

Tom

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Sorry Bassn, i had to run this one by the wife and i got a laughing "NO its not a Christmas gift" followed by a stern look and a "you better not do that"....I think i'm in trouble now...Thanks alot

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she's right man. vacuums, dishwashers, dryers and washing machines. all not xmas presents.

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How is it a woman can buy her husband a miter saw or a lawn mower and it's a "gift" but when a guy gets his wife a washer/dryer, it's not?  Get her an exercise bike.

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It's only a gift if it is associated with a hobby.  If you love to work with and create items with wood, a miter saw can be a gift.  I don't know of anyone who washes clothes as a hobby. 

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It's only a gift if it is associated with a hobby. If you love to work with and create items with wood, a miter saw can be a gift. I don't know of anyone who washes clothes as a hobby.

Maybe she enjoys restoring vintage clothing ;D....... or maybe she should start

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How is it a woman can buy her husband a miter saw or a lawn mower and it's a "gift" but when a guy gets his wife a washer/dryer, it's not? Get her an exercise bike.

Amen.  There should be a reciprocity here, but unfortunately that's not how it works; too many women have a leg on both sides of the fence.

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What are you , a newly wed ??????

x2

Im not even married and know this is not a good idea.

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It's only a gift if it is associated with a hobby. If you love to work with and create items with wood, a miter saw can be a gift. I don't know of anyone who washes clothes as a hobby.

X2   I would not consider a lawn mower a Christmas gift, but over the years I received many, many tools for gifts... Washer/dryer, from one spouse to another, nah.  However if the parents or inlaws wanted to buy it for their children, then heck yeh its a gift, and a darn nice one.

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You are a BRAVE man!

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What if it make the job easier?

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Sorry 'bout the knee jerk reaction earlier.  I'm reacting to my brother who's wife expects him to treat her like a queen but seldom shows him much respect in return.  No, a washer/dryer probably isn't the "best" Christmas gift.  It's somewhat contextual, however.  Does the husband ever help the wife with the laundry?  Are chores shared somewhat equally?  How much money do they have?  The less money they make/have, the nicer the gift becomes.

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You guys are killing me! Looks like I have to buy her  (according to my BUDDIES) a real gift.  Don't get wrong, my wife is great and never asks for anything and takes great care of me and our son.  The only two times a year I better not skimp on a gift is Christmas and her birthday.

  I thought perhaps I could get off easy ;)

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Yeesh. Even I'm not that dumb. You might as well buy her an iron and hand her a stack of clothes.

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Yeesh. Even I'm not that dumb. You might as well buy her an iron and hand her a stack of clothes.

Then duck as the iron comes flying at your head ;D

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My wife wouldn't consider them a Christmas gift. But she would tell me not to spend too much on a gift because we just spent all of that money on the washer and dryer.

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Home Depot has washer/dryer set on sale for $300. Return the $1200. set. Buy the $300 set. Buy her something for $500 and send the other $400 to ***. EVERYBODY WINS!

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My wife wouldn't consider them a Christmas gift. But she would tell me not to spend too much on a gift because we just spent all of that money on the washer and dryer.

Having been married for 34 years and not having much extra in the budget, my wife would still expect something. It would not have to be expensive, just something that shows a little thought. A last minute card from Walmart would not do. Don't ask how I know this...

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I don't think it qualifies as a Christmas gift either. For Christmas I would get her an nice dish washer to go with the washer and dryer.

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Home Depot has washer/dryer set on sale for $300. Return the $1200. set. Buy the $300 set. Buy her something for $500 and send the other $400 to ***. EVERYBODY WINS!

Thanks.  These came from Home Depot.  Both were on sale for $499 each plus 75 each for extended warranty (sucker).  Believe it or not, but they actually beat Brandsmart on the same models by 300 bucks.  Sears was same price as HD though. Free delivery and install too.

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Not a gift.  That was something that needed to be repaired/replaced, regardless of the time of year.

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It would be if she were only washing her clothes, But I assume she washes yours, and your families if you have children. So I would say it is a family gift. But if she wanted/ is understanding she would not expect something expensive from you as an actual gift this year since you did shell out 1200 already

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