Why is it some men have no clue what constitutes an unromantic & inappropriate gift? For instance unless your woman likes to fix things power tools are an inappropriate gift. There is nothing sexy or romantic about giving her, her own circular saw. Major appliances are 'house gifts'. Doesn't matter that you need a new refrigerator or dryer, she isn't the only one using those things. You can purchase major appliances as long as you get her a real gift as well. The rule in our house was that my father wasn't allowed to purchase anything for my mother from Sear's. I mention this because my cousin who is 50 recently married a lovely woman of 42. It is the second marriage for both of them. He has a 22 year old daughter and she has a 13 year old son. He thinks she babys her son and that he is too soft. They also disagree on how discipline should be meted out. :frown1: IMHO This is the kind of stuff you should discuss before you say "I do." That said, if the man in my life gave me, what he gave his new wife I would be insulted. He gave her a copy of The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D. He stuck 2/$100 gift cards in it to her favorite stores. I'm cool with the gift cards; however that's a self- help book. To me that's like saying, "there's something wrong with you and this will help you fix it." I admit I own the book, but I never read more than the first chapter if that. What is the least romantic or inappropriate gift you have ever received from a husband/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend?