Ladies: Need Help Christmas Gift Shopping for the Man in Your Life?

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2015-12-09 08:38:33 -0600
Started 2011-12-19 18:36:11 -0600

Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women.

As a guy I know I should keep all y'all guessing but what the heck?

Follow these rules and you should have no problems.

Rule #1:
When in doubt - buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. No one knows why.

Rule #2:
If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words "Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?" "OK. By-the-way, are you through with my 3/8-inch socket yet?" Again, no one knows why.

Rule #3:
If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car, a 99 cent ice scraper, a small bottle of deicer or something to hang from his rear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars. No one knows why.

Rule #4:
Never buy men bathrobes. Once I was told that if God had wanted men to
wear bathrobes, he wouldn't have invented Jockey shorts.

Rule #5:
You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn
out. If you have a lot of money buy your man a big-screen TV with
the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips,
and flips, and flips.

Rule #6:
Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after-shave or
deodorant. I'm told they do not stink - they are earthy.

Rule #7:
Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a
couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. "Socks.
Shorts. Cups. saucers. Door. Lock. Sink." You get the idea.
No one knows why.

Rule #8:
Never buy a man anything that says "some assembly required" on the box.
It will ruin his Special Day and he will always have parts left over.
No one knows why.

Rule #9:
Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber,
Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RV Center, and Les Schwab Tire.
It doesn't matter if he doesn't know what it is.

Rule #10:
Men enjoy danger. That's why they never cook - but they will barbecue.
Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas
line leaks. "Oh the thrill! The challenge!
Who wants a hamburger?"

Rule #11:
Tickets to a Cowboys game are a smart gift. However, he will not
appreciate tickets to "A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts."
Everyone knows why.

Rule #12:
Men love chain saws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chain saw. If
you don't know why - please refer to Rule #7 and what happens when he
gets a label maker.

Rule #13:
It's hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension
ladder. Never buy a real man a stepladder. It must be an extension
ladder. No one knows why.

Rule #14:
Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at
least The Boy Scouts. Nothing says love like a hundred feet of 3/8"
manila rope. No one knows why.

12 replies

Young1s 2011-12-20 13:53:36 -0600 Report

My hubby gets antsy when coming up to barbecue season. During the summer, there's always a good reason to put something on the grill. I, on the otherhand, love tools of any kind. Not to mention, my kids call me the "Duct Tape Queen".

realsis77 2011-12-20 11:48:08 -0600 Report

I LOVE your post because its SOOO TRUE!!!guess what my husband asked for this Christmas? if you guessed a SANDER then your RIGHT!!!!! HAHA I got him a good one but I hope he likes it!!!!!

granniesophie 2011-12-20 11:39:00 -0600 Report

The first thing Zoran wanted when we closed on the house was a grill! So, along with all the other stuff we needed for the house so we could move in (like faucets), we bought that grill!! And he uses it all the time. Now, how do I get him to stop wanting to eat all of the stuff he grills at one time, and save some for later? :)

pixsidust 2011-12-20 11:05:38 -0600 Report

Mans favorite store is Home Depot. Its like heaven. My Ex who is CPA so he is not in the repair line of work, once announced to me he went to Home Depot once a week.

I think men like grilling because there is a fire! I can here it now, I gotta go build the fire! Must be a through back from caveman days

GabbyPA 2011-12-20 08:33:14 -0600 Report

OMG....this is so true. My husband drools in the tool aisle and he just bought himself some nice rope. With a caribeener don't you know! LOL And the barbeque is just too funny.

locarbarbie 2011-12-20 07:53:52 -0600 Report

James…hilarious!! I especially loved the part about men and their grills. I have NEVER met a man who does not love their grill. Does not matter if their hamburgers resemble and taste like charcoal briquettes, a man believes it is gourmet cuisine!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2011-12-19 18:49:25 -0600 Report

Good points James tools won't work for the man who doesn't know how to use them. However, my sister would love a ratchet set or a new set of wrenches and pliers to add to her collection or something new she can hang from her tool belt. Not only do we make jewelry, we also sell high quality 316L Stainless Steel Jewelry. The men we buy gifts for get a stainless steel bracelet, cuff links, or a necklace.

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