Do you and the man in your life agree to give each other some piece of household minutiae for every holiday? “Merry Christmas! Enjoy the new shelves in the laundry room!” “Happy Birthday! Hope you like the new bathroom rugs!”
I can say that because I’m guilty of doing it. Let’s stop it.
Here’s our holiday gift guide for guys— a few great ideas for the man in your life, hand-picked by the Today’s Mama staff.
Hand-picked by Rachael’s husband, Mark. He likes the slim toe, comfortable sole and the handsome red stripe around the bottom. See, even guys like a little pop of color.
Remember the rage surrounding that first Tickle-Me-Elmo doll? Buckyballs are like that, but for grownups. Finally a way to waste time at your desk without firing up Angry Birds.
If your man is handy with a hammer and you’d like to get him something special, consider a saw. This is on “his” special request list at our house. Meaning, it’s been emailed to me, put in a Christmas powerpoint, and hinted at loudly in public conversations.
Got an outdoorsy man in your life in need of a good mid-layer insulation piece? Well, look no further!
Is he a soccer fan? Does he also enjoy a gaming in the cozy comfort of home? Then this is the game for him—and it’s available on just about every system imaginable.
It’s on everyone’s list – especially HIS.
Because it says “I love you and support your need for a man-cave” while hinting, “get your crap off the floor so I don’t have to park in the driveway anymore”. Merry Christmas, everyone wins.
Remember when we used to envy that men could carry everything they needed in their pockets? Well, along came the iPad and now even minimalist men (I’m looking at YOU Mr. Oltmanns) need a good bag in their arsenal.
He wants a grown up camera too. Added bonus—you’d get to actually appear in photos in 2012.
Because your both sick of his old T-shirts. (Thanks to @JeffLind for this tip!)
Put the kids to bed and have a cocktail with your man. Since you’re parents now, you’re probably out of practice and you’re childless friends refer to you as “lightweights”. Sip slowly and don’t worry about your drink getting watered down.
Nothing says “badass” like an old-school watch in Army green.
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