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Cheap Gift for my Girlfriend?


#1 wrecktum   Certified Bi-Winner CAGiversary!   193 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:57 PM

Hey guys, as we all know, Christmas is on the horizon! I'm a bit short on money, but still want to get my girlfriend something great. I'm shooting for sentiment more than cost, so even home-made things are worth a shot. Any suggestions from my fellow Cheap Asses? We're only 18 by the way, so that does put up some boundaries. Any and all help is much appreciated!
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#2 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:13 PM

Find a store that has key chains with people's name on them or go to Things Remembered and get her initials or name engraved on something small.

#3 hankmecrankme   Drunken Jesus CAGiversary!   17387 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:13 PM

Give her a baby.

It's not cheap, but it's sentimental.

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#4 pitfallharry219   Salty milk & pennies CAGiversary!   12314 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

A dick in a box.

#5 wrecktum   Certified Bi-Winner CAGiversary!   193 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

^all great replies....only 1 was actually helpful, but i laughed at the others fucking hard
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#6 iamsobroke   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   195 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

a cucumber and a condom

#7 Vincedow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

a cucumber and a condom


inside a box.

#8 supersizerice   Rick my barrs CAGiversary!   1163 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

Stick it in her pooper.

#9 MisterModest   Custom User Title CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

Cunnilingus.

#10 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   794 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

A Mc Double but add bacon so that you mean business.

#11 dragoon99   Objection! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

Just throwing out some random ideas:

a single rose for a romantic angle
make her a handmade Christmas tree ornament for a keepsake
a custom CD of her favorite music

I tend to buy chocolate or flavored coffee as gifts when low on cash.
Anyway goodluck!

#12 Jeremy White   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

Here's a few things...

If you don't get a chance to do this much, get dressed up and take her out on a fancy date. Nice restaurant that SHE likes, a movie that SHE likes, and if you guys are sexually active don't worry about yourself for one night and please her.

Girls are also into jewelry so a cheap ring or bracelet or necklace or earrings all suffice. Unless she's not into that. There's also those colored rubber-banded watches with the "bedazzled" faces that girls are into.

Perfume but that shit is expensive. One year I tried to get out of a gift by telling a girl I'd get her some perfume. When I went into the store and looked at the prices... instant regret.

Another cheap thing would be to make a stocking full of candy and snacks she likes and other cool little things like an iTunes (or a CD)/restaurant/retail gift card then take some glue, write her name with glue then dump glitter on it, then beat them out. Her name will be all glittered up at the top. I did this last year for my ex.

Think of something she's mentioned wanting before and get her that.

If she plays video games, maybe get a couple of those and a couple of movies or seasons of TV shows she likes.

Hope these help.

#13 wrecktum   Certified Bi-Winner CAGiversary!   193 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:32 PM

all help is much appreciated guys. even if some were just for laughs. i have a few ideas but you guys are definitely building onto that
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#14 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

Cunnilingus.


this chicks go crazy for that shit. make her a book of like 5 or 6 clam coupons or tang tickets or whatever you want to call em and give them to her. just make sure to add the appropriate disclaimers for periods, wild bush and just plain funky snatch unless you dont mind bobbing for apples during lowtide.

#15 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   794 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

Make her a tea set. I did this for my girlfriend back when I was 16 and she really liked it. I did it at a place that specializes in custom stuff ceramics and such. It took me like 8 hours to do a whole tea set since I customized it and decorated it and all for her. I ended up spending like 40$ for it and she seemed to have liked it, though we broke up in 2007 a friend of hers says she still had it in 2010.

#16 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2409 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:11 AM

(for the cheese factor)
Buy her a dozen fake roses and a note that says "I'll love you until the last one dies"
or 11 roses and say "Here's a dozen roses for you, if you can't find the twelfth look in a mirror"
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#17 CouRageouS   Rootbeer=Superwater CAGiversary!   6849 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:38 AM

For future holidays, birthdays, special occasions, always plan ahead. You're less than 2 weeks from Christmas so you have little time to save money or even order something online. For cheap ideas, maybe a DVD of the first movie you saw together or maybe a movie you both grew up loving. A board game for lazy date nights, Scrabble maybe? If you're crafty at all, you can make her cool photo frame and put a photo of you two in it. If you have a some money but aren't creative go do a build a bear or something.

Two of the best gifts I've ever made my girlfriend are a custom Batman vinyl toy for her desk and a custom NES cartridge with pixel art versions of us on it. Both of those things were under $10 each and she loved them.
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#18 hpbbes   I typo'd my username CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:40 AM

Make her a nice dinner (from scratch, Chef Boyardee) and buy her flowers or an inexpensive bracelet or necklace.

#19 icp_00_111   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1057 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:52 AM

(for the cheese factor)
Buy her a dozen fake roses and a note that says "I'll love you until the last one dies"



That ones pretty slick,:applause: I'm gonna have to use it, and pass it on to my buddies.

btw, I might as well throw in my smartass answer. Tell her she doesn't have to do the dishes tonight.....she can wait until tomarrow.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:53 AM

Go to Hallmark (although I assume you can find it any book store) and buy one of those memory books where you fill in the blank. I got one last year for Valentine's Day, which also happens to be our anniversary (yes I know I shot myself in the foot on that one) and it worked out great. It's just a little book, maybe 50 pages, that has random questions about your relationship and you fill in the blank. It made her cry.

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#21 Canadian_Man   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   588 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:01 AM

I'm shooting for sentiment more than cost[.]

If it is truly based on sentiment, then you are the only one who is going to know the answer to this.

#22 Brownjohn   BAMF CAGiversary!   1986 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:14 AM

Make her something. I made a dozen origami roses for my wife one year before we got married. She loved it because it showed that I put a lot of effort into it.
To each his own.

#23 Chase   $ CAGiversary!   7643 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:19 AM

(for the cheese factor)
Buy her a dozen fake roses and a note that says "I'll love you until the last one dies"
or 11 roses and say "Here's a dozen roses for you, if you can't find the twelfth look in a mirror"



Ha! Now, I usually handcraft stuff, like the origami the guy above mentioned— But damn, that IS a bit ingenious. Hats off, sir.

#24 giantqtipz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2146 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:25 AM

if i were your girlfriend. i would expect you to get me something expensive as a token of love.

so now pretend that im your girlfriend. i want an ipad 2. if you cant buy me one.. its over babe

anyway seriously now, itll snow one day soon so a scarf (nice one) will suffice




#25 pacifickarma   Master of Orion CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:29 AM

I got one last year for Valentine's Day, which also happens to be our anniversary (yes I know I shot myself in the foot on that one) and it worked out great.


Genius, actually - you're only on the hook once per year!

#26 keithp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5563 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:06 PM

if i were your girlfriend. i would expect you to get me something expensive as a token of love.

so now pretend that im your girlfriend. i want an ipad 2. if you cant buy me one.. its over babe


Think again: http://www.forbes.co...-homemade-ipad/

OP better get busy!

#27 nasum   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3480 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

A dick in a box.


amazed that this wasn't the first response to be honest
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#28 Spokker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2174 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:29 PM

I got my girlfriend a stick of ram. She said, "What the Fuck do I do with this?" Women, eh? She keeps it in her purse as a reminder of our love.

#29 Stoic Person Eater   Murder City Pandas CAGiversary!   2888 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

Tell her you're getting her a pearl necklace and a facial.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:47 PM

A Mc Double but add bacon so that you mean business.


I think we have a winner