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I'm Asking: What's the Priciest Gift You've Ever Purchased?

I'm Asking: What's the Priciest Gift You've Ever Purchased?

If money were no object, we'd surely buy our loved ones the best of the best and whatever filled their hearts' desires. Alas, most of us can't afford to shower those we love with priciest presents and our thoughtful gifts are more than enough to bring joy to the holiday season. Sometimes, though, we find ourselves splurging on our family, friends, or significant others, and end up spending more than we intended. What's the most expensive gift you've ever purchased?


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sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 8 years
I took my sister to NY (from SF)bought tix to the lil mermaid on Broadway (it is her favorite disney movie of all time) and we stayed in a five star hotel with car service from the airport. This was here christmas and birthday gift last year. This christmas I am taking here again but this time for a whole week.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
It had to be the SJ sharks tickets I got for my now fiance a couple of xmas's ago, they ran me about $300 bucks and they were amazing seats (4 rows up from the ice). We had so much fun and got great pics. Well worth it.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
When I was in high school, I saved up money to buy a pair of custom made shoes for my ex, and he bought me a pair of Manolo. Since then, I haven't been in any serious relationship to purchase anything pricey. Instead, I always buy myself a gift of two during the holiday. ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
A video game system.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I bought my boyfriend a $650 surfboard for his birthday a couple years ago. He also got an iPhone for his birthday this year. He's spoiled. He still says his surfboard was the best present he's ever gotten though.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
i gave my mom $300 cash once to spend on herself however she wanted but she ended up putting it away and said, "i'm saving them for you, for emergencies". lol but actual gift, my bf. i bought him a smartphone for christmas last year... got one for myself, too! lol. but it was a b*tch cuz i had to pay cancelation fees too and all that jazz.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Oh, I just got her a Coach handbag for "Christmas" (meaning I gave it to her already)... that's the most I've spend on her on one item.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
figuratively broke, by the way... she wouldn't enjoy it if I actually did go broke for her.
Mintie Mintie 8 years
I go broke giving gifts to my Mom.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Baseball tickets during the playoffs for my husband's birthday.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
I will just say that I hoped it was useful to that person. I certainly made me feel great.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
Not counting a bracelet I bought for myself once (but as an investment as much as anything..) Well I think - looking back, the last Christmas with my ex-husband was a pretty schmanzy one (I think we both were trying to buy our way out of how we felt..hehe.) So my old record was a week-long getaway to London when I still lived in the UK. I treated us both to a week at a lovely hotel near Picadilly and we just really went berserk for a few days. That same season I got him a really beautiful Armani cashmere scarf so that all definitely was the biggest. But what will give me more pleasure in giving, I think, is my my planned gift to my boyfriend this year, which is a tie between a really kickass phone, or a new gaming monitor. (I have not decided yet which, but he needs both badly!) Doing something nice for him just feels better, because I know he appreciates it. And I truly don't care what he gets me, because what he GIVES me is a sweet, supportive, honest, patient, AWESOME guy 365 days a year. Since he is in University still, I always say "Just get me a CD or something, you know I don't need anything!".. and I mean it. It seems like a lot but we have no kids, and I am an only child, and my parents and I always just exchange simple fun things to keep shipping costs down since we are far apart. (And my dad fusses if I spend anything.) So...consequently, I don't have loads of people to buy for, and I have been quite frugal this year so I really look forward to getting him something awesome - he had very little in his life and asks so little, and as long as I know it won't freak him out, I look forward to the look on his face! :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well, for my current fiance, i bought him a brand new laptop for his birthday this past year since i don't like to share mine and he didn't have one. for a previous boyfriend though, i paid for him and i to go to the bahamas for 4 days once and stayed at the Atlantis, and then another time i paid for him and his cousin and his cousin's GF to go to disney world for new years. mind you i didn't realize that i was going to have to shell out all the money - i assumed that they would have paid me back for fronting the cost of the tickets, but i was SADLY mistaken.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My husband and I don't usually spend a ton of money on each other, but the most expensive gift I've ever bought for him would probably be his wedding band. If I spend too much on him for birthdays and Christmas, he kinda gets mad about it...which is no fun to deal with.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
An XBox 360 and a game, back when the 360 was still $400.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
I got the bf an iPod touch for his birthday. spoiled!
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Giants tickets. Drum set.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
I paid my parent's rent a couple of years ago for christmas, my dad was sick and they were having a tough time
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
I paid my parent's rent a couple of years ago for christmas, my dad was sick and they were having a tough time
poeticgrace poeticgrace 8 years
A two-week hunting trip to Newfoundland for the boyfriend and my dad.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
A little over $2000 for a Lakers NBA season ticket for my dad. He had them when I was little so I thought when he retired that he'd like to start going again. But He used one ticket then declared that Valdy sucked and that he would rather watch the Clippers than go to another Laker game. Season Ticket - non-refundable waste of money. A cheap $25 fish tank and 6 six - the perfect most used present I ever gave my dad. He loves the silly fish.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I surprised hub with season tickets to the chargers a few years ago for Christmas
dkaufmann125 dkaufmann125 8 years
forgot to mention that was for my parents.
dkaufmann125 dkaufmann125 8 years
A 10 day crise to Alaska (prior to the Palin mess) with airfare. $5k
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
Disclaimer: I am cheap-cheap when it comes to presents - or, to put it a slightly better way, I like to give lower-priced gifts but more of them. Anyway, the most expensive single gift I've given was to my husband for his birthday this year - a beer-of-the-month club membership. He still has some of the beer from the last installment, so it's really lasted a while.
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