I know this is a silly issue, but I do feel bad sometimes that my husband doesnt think he has to get me any gifts, even for birthdays and anniversaries. I did not care for many years, but call it mid-life crisis, I get mad and sad, sometimes burst out at him. Yesterday, he was promising his mother a laptop and an Ipad, and I yelled at him that he never thought I needed those myself, he got mad that I bring up his family in fights and left the scene. This is what happens everytime, he gets mad, I get sad and get nothing in the process. When it comes to his family, he loves to buy them expensive stuff, I used to tell him to not spend much money on me knowing our financial situations, now its always money calculations when it comes to gifting me.:-( Just venting out... Edit - Have to add, he doesnt expect anything from me, but I do gift him small things on occasions and he feels happy about them.