I me-gift pretty often since I am alone now. I know Joe would say "Go for it if you want it!" I gifted me with a Vitamix last year and I dearly love it. I also agree with you other ladies...I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I just bought a piece of Ephraim Pottery for my Christmas gift this year...it should arrive any day now.
Joe never bought me anything that was considered a home "tool". One year I wanted tile for the kitchen floor and he gave me a rope of pearls (which I love). He said you know we will change the kitchen floor to tile if you want. Wow, do I miss that man!!!!