Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Diamonds: not a girl's best friend

Before everyone goes out holiday shopping, I wanted to point out this statistic published in this month's This Old House magazine: 85% of women would rather get $5,000 in home renovations than a set of equally valuable diamond earrings. I'm definitely in that majority!

So guys, if you buy your girl some jewels, don't be surprised if she hawks them to get a new deck, or have the floors refinished, or start a kitchen re-do. That is, unless you bought her a diamond-encrusted tile saw so she can do her tile project...

4 comments:

Kate H. said...

I totally agree.

Britten said...

I completely agree. When we sold our previous home last year my husband wanted to buy me a new, bigger wedding ring. I elected for a new tile saw and front-loading laundry set.

Black Dog's Photographer said...

Heck man, I have to agree. Sorry I’m just not the kind of gal who is big into jewelry of any kind.

us said...

I would so rather have the reno $$.