Shopping for men

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Shopping for men
Sat, 12-15-2012 - 9:34am

I have to say, each Christmas that I'm single, I'm thankful that I don't have to buy for a boyfriend or husband.  They are the hardest people to shop for.  I did finally get a list from my 21 year old nephew (he wants clothes, thankfully- that's easy), but my stepdad and brother in law...I'm lost.  I don't ever get them anything too big, but I like to get them something.  My stepdad likes to fish, bowl, and hunt.  My brother in law...hmm...he knits...and watches tv.  And eats. 

Any help?  Suggestions?  I'm not a fan of giving gift cards.  I like to get gifts for the thought, not just to say I'm giving a gift. 



iVillage Member
Registered: 02-08-2011
Sat, 12-15-2012 - 10:43am

As a guy, I have to tell you - love the gift cards. Guys are practical and appreciate things like that. Movie cards for instance - I'm happy, girlfriend is happy with that too since she benefits also with a flick night. Much better than the thoughtful gift that almost always goes straight into a drawer or closet until it finally makes it to the donation pile when more space is needed.