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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men
Member Name: trayrope
Christmas Gift Ideas for Men
I have always found it difficult to choose a gift for my Husband, after much deliberating, I usually mange to hit the nail on the head, but just occasionally I get it wrong. What follows is a list of my triumphs and mishaps. I hope it helps.
Experience has taught me that all men are just big boys, and as such they still love gadgets and toys. One of my most successful purchases recently was a Bigtrak Junior (£15.00 amazon). A Bigtrak was his most desired toy as a small child and he never got one and he was really happy to receive one as a present. I have also tracked down other toys that he wanted as a child and given then as gifts, they have with out fail been huge successes.
One of my worst buys was a chunky silver necklace; it was massive and looked like I was trying to chain him to the house. I knew as soon as he opened it that it was not right. He ended up giving it to one of his nephews. My advice with this is to be very careful when selecting jewellery for men, something small and understated works better.
Occasionally I like to buy aftershave for my Husband. I usually replace one of his old favourites, that way I know he will be happy with the gift. The last aftershave purchase I made was a bottle of Armani Diamonds (£33.50 The Perfume Shop) this was a new one that he had never tried. I wrote down his favourite aftershaves and the girl at the counter looked up the aromatic notes for me and together we picked out an aftershave that was used similar notes. He loved it. My advice on aftershave buying is to let the girls in the shop help you; they know what they are doing.
A lesson I learnt was never to buy tools as a Christmas gift, a couple of Christmases ago I decided to buy my Husband a new drill. I researched online and decided to buy him an AEG SDS 3 Mode Hammer Drill (£162 amazon). My Husband was very excited to see the big box under the tree, but then disappointed when he opened it to see a drill. He asked how I would feel if he brought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, the answer was not happy. My advice is not to buy tools unless your Husband or partner specifically asks for tools.
Other successes have been, a Sony Blu Ray Player, a Canon 550D, various films and games, a PS3, T-shirts and Jeans.
Failures have been, socks and pants and things for the car.
Many years of present buying for my Husband has taught me that expensive is not always the way to go. Take the time to find out about things he wanted as a child, these are usually the most successful gifts.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: I always find it difficult to pick a gift for my husband.
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