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Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 04:54

Just what does an atheist and skeptic like myself get his Catholic wife for Christmas who is into homeopathy, alternative medicine, crystal healing, pet telepathy, astrology, accupuncture, yoga instructor wannabe, and is a 2nd degree Reikki practitioner?
I'm thinking about a Steam/vacuum cleaner. Any other advice?
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Re: Help!

Postby WhiteTiger » 29 Oct 2009, 06:13

Kinda depends on whether or not you want to get her something that will go with the interests you listed. If you do, then an assortment of both stick and cone incense is never amiss with that sort, and a nice ornate holder for each kind. Tons of varieties of incense, but sandalwood seems to always be a must, and some white sage for use with the censer generally goes over well.

If you want a grand finale gift to spring last, or a single show stopper, I'd suggest a good crystal geode. Just google the term and include "price" in the search criteria and you will find plenty of places to order online, with pictures and cost for individual specimens. The ones that make the best impression are those that show actual columnar crystals, while those that look like mineral fleece inside are bottom of the list for impressiveness. A good array of facets showing in the interior but lacking columnars is middle of the road.



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Re: Help!

Postby brett » 29 Oct 2009, 06:23

prof - my advice ?? - take your good lady wife out for the day , treat her to a slap up meal in a restaurant and then just ask her where her favorite shopping area is - give her your credit card - and tell her to buy her own present ( praying she does not want a ferrari for Christmas :lol: ) _

what EVER you do DO NOT BUY HER A DOMESTIC APPLIENCE as you will either be accused of thinking she is only good for cleaning the house OR worse some sort of drudge - she may not SAY it ,but may well think it

now my first bit may SOUND like financial suicide - BUT - just explain to her that you would MUCH rather she had something she wanted .desired / could ware / was interested in , than anything YOU chose , as of course MEN are TOTALLY hopeless at shopping for females **** ;) and she will think you wonderful ,caring and considerate **

but i think we had better let the ladies advise on this one :lol:

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Re: Help!

Postby NinjaPuppy » 29 Oct 2009, 06:37

Excellent suggestions there White Tiger.

Now Brett's suggestion might seem a bit 'unprepared' in the eyes of a woman. At least it does to me. It's the 'shopping' and the 'picking out' and the thought that can make or break a good gift. I'd say if you're going to do dinner and give her the VISA card, do it in Sedona, AZ or a nearby location that has meaning to her in a spiritual sense. She must have 'dragged you off' to some place that caters to these things in the past. Put the plane tickets or a picture of the place in a pretty, wrapped box and don't forget to include your itinerary. Even if you give her a loaded VISA (pre-payed) card to go with the trip, so as not to wind up with some Shaman sitting in your family room for New Years.

You can always use this forum for an excuse to pick her brain as well. (Provided she even knows that you are hanging out with the likes of us) Tell her that there was this discussion on reiki abilities or must have items for any of the things that she is interested in. Perhaps she will give you her opinion and a clue.

I totally agree with Brett on the housewares idea. NO, NO, NO! Never an appliance as a gift.
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Re: Help!

Postby ciscop » 29 Oct 2009, 09:00

Im pretty sure wag was jocking about the appliance...
is not like he was going to give her a Bowling ball with the word HOMER inscripted on it...

to me brett suggestion is the best, since is logical and rational
but women arent like that and that can get you into trouble for ¨not caring in looking for something on your own¨

who knows
i will ask her friends
maybe they went shopping one time and she admired some shoes (im sorry for the cliche) that she didnt buy at the time

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Re: Help!

Postby brett » 29 Oct 2009, 15:35

awww come on NP - you know very well that as far as females go ,men only HAVE 2 faults - everything we do and say :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Help!

Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 18:49

WhiteTiger wrote:Kinda depends on whether or not you want to get her something that will go with the interests you listed. If you do, then an assortment of both stick and cone incense is never amiss with that sort, and a nice ornate holder for each kind. Tons of varieties of incense, but sandalwood seems to always be a must, and some white sage for use with the censer generally goes over well.

If you want a grand finale gift to spring last, or a single show stopper, I'd suggest a good crystal geode. Just google the term and include "price" in the search criteria and you will find plenty of places to order online, with pictures and cost for individual specimens. The ones that make the best impression are those that show actual columnar crystals, while those that look like mineral fleece inside are bottom of the list for impressiveness. A good array of facets showing in the interior but lacking columnars is middle of the road.



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And since I live in the crystal capital of the world, that might just be a great idea. She already has a couple she uses as bookends, but perhaps I can find one that will serve other purposes.
Thanks for your input!
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Re: Help!

Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 18:52

brett wrote:prof - my advice ?? - take your good lady wife out for the day , treat her to a slap up meal in a restaurant and then just ask her where her favorite shopping area is - give her your credit card - and tell her to buy her own present ( praying she does not want a ferrari for Christmas :lol: ) _

what EVER you do DO NOT BUY HER A DOMESTIC APPLIENCE as you will either be accused of thinking she is only good for cleaning the house OR worse some sort of drudge - she may not SAY it ,but may well think it

now my first bit may SOUND like financial suicide - BUT - just explain to her that you would MUCH rather she had something she wanted .desired / could ware / was interested in , than anything YOU chose , as of course MEN are TOTALLY hopeless at shopping for females **** ;) and she will think you wonderful ,caring and considerate **

but i think we had better let the ladies advise on this one :lol:

** disclaimer : I take like nooooooooooooo responsibility if the advice given leads to sulking /rows/ divorce/ murder - it is given in good faith and on the basis of "it worked for me " when my own dear wife was alive

**** the ONE indisputable fact in the world :lol:

Thanks for the advice Brett. (I was kidding about the vacuum cleaner...I'm not that much of an ass). I think that's why stores made gift cards. I'm not too keen on giving her my credit card. I have nothing on it and a high limit so she could go out and buy a new car as well as a trip to China. :-)
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Re: Help!

Postby ProfWag » 29 Oct 2009, 18:55

NinjaPuppy wrote:Excellent suggestions there White Tiger.

Now Brett's suggestion might seem a bit 'unprepared' in the eyes of a woman. At least it does to me. It's the 'shopping' and the 'picking out' and the thought that can make or break a good gift. I'd say if you're going to do dinner and give her the VISA card, do it in Sedona, AZ or a nearby location that has meaning to her in a spiritual sense. She must have 'dragged you off' to some place that caters to these things in the past. Put the plane tickets or a picture of the place in a pretty, wrapped box and don't forget to include your itinerary. Even if you give her a loaded VISA (pre-payed) card to go with the trip, so as not to wind up with some Shaman sitting in your family room for New Years.

You can always use this forum for an excuse to pick her brain as well. (Provided she even knows that you are hanging out with the likes of us) Tell her that there was this discussion on reiki abilities or must have items for any of the things that she is interested in. Perhaps she will give you her opinion and a clue.

I totally agree with Brett on the housewares idea. NO, NO, NO! Never an appliance as a gift.

I actually took her to Sedona for her birthday last April. We spent a day with a tour guide checking out vortexes. That might be a good subject for another thread. We did take a helicopter ride from Sedona over the the Grand Canyon and down. That was one of the coolest things I had done in a while.
Thanks again for the advice!
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Re: Help!

Postby ciscop » 30 Oct 2009, 01:53

brett wrote:awww come on NP - you know very well that as far as females go ,men only HAVE 2 faults - everything we do and say :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


great quote!
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Re: Help!

Postby ProfWag » 30 Oct 2009, 02:19

ciscop wrote:
brett wrote:awww come on NP - you know very well that as far as females go ,men only HAVE 2 faults - everything we do and say :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


great quote!

Yes, great quote!
This is a true story, I used to hide Christmas and Birthday presents for my first wife in our Spamalamadingdong stove for weeks on end and she never did find them. Needless to say, she wasn't much of a cook...
She was the same women who would say about dinner: "Take me somewhere I've never been before." So I'd walk her to the Spamalamadingdong. (okay, that's a joke...)
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