is it just me or do you find it difficult to shop for those you love? i'm not talking friends and extended family (or anyone else you might buy gifts for) i'm talking your significant other?
the hubs and i were talking about this last night and frankly it sucks balls. i have no problem buying for the kids--it's hard not to get excited about that and to find things you know they will go bat shit crazy over.
however, when it comes to shopping for the one that is nearest and dearest to your heart it is like a test. and, it's more about what's in my head than how it's actually perceived. i mean i know the hubs doesn't open a gift and immediately think oh, she REALLY loves me because she bought me this, or, fuck, what was she thinking because she bought me that. but, i get so stressed out when there's an occasion to buy him a gift (like birthdays, anniversaries, christmas) because i want to get the perfect thing that says, yes, i KNOW you and i LOVE you with all my heart and you are the most special person in my life. i expect the gifts i give him to be....i don't know, like a validation of my feelings or something.
do you have these gift giving issues?