The 5 dumbest gifts for your guy
Shopping for that special someone, girls? Everybody is different, but here are some things you might want to add to your no-buy list.
It seems to me that, by and large, men are much easier to buy gifts for than women. Although I'm a man, and therefore biased, I think I have a strong case: In general, women want gifts that represent feelings and emotions, which for men tends to result in a lot of head-scratching and trips to the jewelry store.
Men, on the other hand, just want to have fun.
As we said in "The 5 dumbest gifts for your girl," never buy a woman anything that plugs in. Men, on the other hand, are perfectly happy with power tools, games or computers -- pretty much anything that moves, has lights or makes noise.
Take a look at the following video that will introduce you to the five dumbest gifts you can give your guy. Then we'll get into more details and other things to avoid below.
Clothes. I often get clothes as gifts, for an obvious reason: Unless somebody gives me clothes, I'd most likely be naked by now. Because while I can easily remember my last trip to the hardware store (about two hours ago), I can't remember the last time I went into a store and bought clothes. Plus, I'm forever forgetting to change into crappy clothes before embarking on home-improvement projects, so I'm continually ruining the few stain-free clothes I have left. So there's no question that I need and expect clothes for Christmas. But this isn't a story about what guys need, it's about what guys want. In short, clothes are boring.
If you want to give him pictures of you -- especially pictures of the two of you together that spark great memories -- go for it. Just avoid giving anything that has to go up on a wall.
Appliances. I know I said that men like things that plug in. But note that I also said they like things that move, have lights or make noise. A toaster oven doesn't do any of those things. Table saw? Absolutely. George Foreman grill? No thanks. Besides, I do my grilling where all men do -- on the patio.
So what's left?
If you don't know what to get him, just ask. Guys are usually straightforward and open about what they want. If he has no idea, your best bets are technology, tools, and car accessories. If it's practical, that's great. If it's fun to play with, even better.
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