I am already bored. I’ll admit it. I hate shopping for men. And I don’t mean to sound all negative or anything, but I stink at it. Or maybe, my husband stinks at gift-receiving because he is impossible. To shop for, I mean. Otherwise he’s cute and thoughtful and stuff. I love him, so I keep trying, with varying degrees of success. But in the same way that I think I’m an expert at avoiding car crashes because I’ve been in so many, I also feel uniquely qualified to select men’s gifts because I’ve failed at so many. This is hard-won knowledge, you guys.
I have a few strikes against me, from the start. First of all, I’m uber-girly. And men’s clothes are not. Neither are their socks. Or their shoes. Should I buy the blue shirt or the gray, I ask myself? Blue pants or gray pants. Blue shoes or gray shoes. Or go crazy and mix it up with a little chestnut, aka brown. I’m such a risk-taker. There are very few polka dots. A severe lack of florals. And a discouraging shortage of pink., unless you count the pale pink oxford shirt, and whose husband needs another oxford.
Like I said, I struggle. And so I have to look farther and dig deeper. in searching for gifts for the impossible men in my life, I’ve stumbled across a few gems for the impossible to shop for men in your life. (Except that they’re not literally gems, because husbands don’t, as a rule, like sparkly stuff. I learned that the hard way back in ’07). Here, my men’s gift guide, the 2017 edition.
You know when men buy you lingerie, or vacuum cleaners, or something equally self-serving, under the guise of buying you a thoughtful gift. Well, it’s payback time. Bahahaha. He may like these a little, but you’ll like him a lot more if he uses them. Win-win.
Bar supplies are about as original as ties, but there are beverage-related gifts that are useful, attractive, and even a little original.
Disclaimer: I am notoriously bad at picking technology. These look cute, though.
Why wood? Because it’s sleek and warm and masculine all at the same time.
Useful gear for the on-the-go guy.
I hope these gifts give you ideaas and inspiration for the impossible man on your list!