Like most women, I like nothing more than a day spent shopping. I know, I know, it’s very stereotypical. But unfortunately, it’s a stereotype that I very much live up to.
There is one exception to this, however, and that’s shopping for my husband. Is it my imagination or is trying to buy a present for a man one of the most complicated tasks in the entire world?
My husbands birthday is coming up. And like any sensible wife, I decided to ask him outright; what would you like for your birthday? His answer of course, was nothing. Don’t waste any money he said.
Considering he bought me a beautiful handbag on my birthday, this was never going to fly. I therefore spent countless hours researching and came up with the following three gift ideas.
If you have a man who’s impossible to shop for, I recommend the following.
If you’ve been with your partner over a year, you probably know by now what he likes to wear. An article of clothing can therefore make for the perfect purchase.
Keep in mind however that it’s important to think about his tastes not your own. Now is not the time to try to change him.
As a result, I decided to shop for work boots rather than the Italian shoes that I secretly wish he would wear. There’s a time and a place for trying to change your man, and their birthday isn’t it.
If your partner enjoys a spot of DIY, this can be another area that’s ripe with potential present ideas. Personally, I don’t know a thing about power tools but I do know one thing; when my husband turns his air compressor on, the noise makes me want to kill him.
I therefore decided to read a few air compressor reviews and find him something a little bit quieter. Was this selfish? Possibly. Was it worth it? Definitely.
Now he can power his sanders and drills without torturing the neighbors.
Finally, we have alcohol. Most women wouldn’t dream of buying their man a six pack but I’ve always been okay with it. If he’s happy to pick up tampons for me occasionally, I’m happy to buy him beer every now and then.
Considering it’s his birthday however, I decided to go one step further and buy him a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. I’ve always thought scotch is scotch but I’ve been repeatedly reminded that this simply isn’t the case.
So there you have it, shopping for men isn’t easy but it is possible. Just think clothes, power tools and overpriced scotch.