For me it's the thought that counts. There is nothing more hurtful then a man you love not remembering you on Christmas, your Birthday, Valentine's Day or your Anniversary. Even if they cannot afford to buy you a gift they should at least make you something, pick flowers, cook dinner or buy you a card.
One of my favorite gifts from my Mother is a Christmas CD filled with many pictures of us when were were growing up. The very best thing from Dad is that he has saved most of our Christmas lists and pictures to Santa and he loves to read / show them over Christmas dinner. I can't tell you how hilarious it is to read what you asked Santa for from 5 - 12 years old. What little spoiled brats we were! We were certainly naughty more than nice. Every year we are together we almost fall on the floor laughing at some of the Christmas drawings we made to go with Santa's milk and cookies.
H works very hard for his money and doesn't just depend on his 'family's money' like a lot of people I know in the Southern USA and Kuwait. He barely has the time to shop so I'm moved that he actually picks out everything himself with a little help from the sales agents. The good thing about us is that if I do not like something he will not be upset if I exchange nor would I if he does. I'm not saying it's always easy to say the word "exchange" but it's just better to be honest.
The Christmas gift I look forward to more than anything is my special poem. He is a poet and for every holiday or special occasion I receive a poem written just for me. They are so good he is going to publish them in a book for one of my wedding gifts. Now that’s romantic and one of the reasons I’m sure now about spending the rest of my life with him.
P.S. If you have a Western wife or gf and need a little help on what to buy her for Christmas please do not hesitate to email me so I can help you. There is something romantic and thoughtful in every price range. I would like to add that I have no affiliations with any stores and would never profit from this offer that is just to help you! :)