Thursday, December 11, 2014

Need Ideas for Christmas Presents for Men...


The house is decorated and last evening the hubs and I mailed off the last of the Christmas presents to family. That feels sooo good.  The sewing machine was packed away yesterday afternoon. The only presents I have left to buy are for my husband. I assured him last night that he wasn't the last on my list because of any reason other than we had to mail the other presents to far-flung places. I'm not sure he believed me. I'm not sure I believed myself.


I often have a hard time finding a gift for the hubs. In my mind he should be the easiest one to purchase for, but after 37 years of marriage I feel like I've exhausted all my "good" ideas.


That's where you come in. 
I need suggestions.


Do you have any ideas for a Christmas present for a man? Something that you've given in the past that was appreciated?  Funny ideas would be acceptable too {nothing crude, please}.


He's a private pilot, so any ideas of a "piloty" nature would be great.
He also loves to read.


I'd appreciate your help! The poor man has a drawer full of socks and a closet full of ties, so something more unusual would, I'm sure, be appreciated.

This last photo is of some of our nutcracker collection. These were given to us from family over a period of many years. I love them. The one closest to you in the photo was made by our son over Thanksgiving break when he was in 6th grade. I've dubbed him "Frito Bandito." I'm pretty sure he has something up his sleeve (note: shifty eyes), but I love him all the same and he's proud to be nestled amongst our collection every year.


Please leave "Christmas Gift Ideas for Men" below in a comment!

17 comments:

Sue said...

My father wanted the daily journal

http://www.staples.com/AT-A-GLANCE-2015-Standard-Diary-Recycled-Daily-Journal-Red-7-11-16-x-12-1-8-/product_71478

He gets this every year and every year the price goes up. It is cheaper in the store than online. I also got him the pocket weekly calendar. He is also getting the Weather calendar and the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit calendar. Other years he has asked Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish. Fuel burning generator another year. Treadmill and Lazy Boy recliner two other years. Good Luck!

CountryBelle said...

My Grandpa always gave his son's/son in laws, a subscription to Reader's Digest.
A new wallet, smoker (for meats etc)?
Good luck!

Suzanne said...

Hmmmm. Mark is not exactly the pocket calendar (he's more technical than that) or Lazy boy kind of guy. A smoker is a great idea....

C-ingspots said...

What about one of those cool weather predicting gadgets? They tell lots of things about barometric pressure, wind speed, humidity etc. I think they're really cool.

Tammie said...

My husband really enjoys the National Geographic magazine. It has awesome articles and even better pictures!!

Reno said...

My husband is horrible to buy for because he buys what he wants/needs ahead of time. Some things he's bought recently: a small fridge for his 'man-cave', a small welder, a little collapsible speaker for his iPod, a small lamp with a globe and anchor (he's an ex-Marine). What I'm getting him: National Geographic subscription, National Geographic World History Book, sterling silver chain, and a toaster oven (well- that may be more for me but I'm counting it for him!).

Suzanne said...

Reno -- Thanks! I'll have to check out the NG World History Book -- my husband loves history.

Jenny said...

I'm looking forward to reading the comments too. I wasn't planning to buy my husband a gift this year. We had agreed not to exchange gifts because we built a new screened porch & are taking a trip this winter. Last night I found out he had bought something for me so I looking for ideas at the last minute.

It will probably be things he loves that we can't keep on hand/or shouldn't: thick sliced bacon or some good beef, Belgium chocolate, pecans, ect. He keeps a running book list of books he wants so I'll try to get one of those.

Another idea is donate to a charity in his honor.

The Beach Lady said...

Hi Suzanne, I recently purchased a copy of a book written in 1979 by Steve Smith entitled "Fly the Biggest Piece Back". It's all about aviation and becoming quite a collector's item. You may want to read the description and reviews on Amazon to see if this might be something your husband would appreciate. Good luck and Merry Christmas! Vickie

Suzanne said...

Yay! Great ideas Beach Lady and Jenny! Thank you!

Lynda said...

My husband enjoyed his Bose CD player, Bose headphones,and this year hopefully will find the new Bose wireless speaker. How about and iPad, Norelco razor, or tickets to a concert? Merry Christmas and HNY!

Julie said...

My Dad was a pilot, and one year while he was at work, my Mom wallpapered their bathroom with biplane wallpaper! It was the cutest. He also liked to build model airplanes...or how about tickets to lunch at a place he could fly you to one weekend. We had a swiss chalet type place on the other side of Florida that had a grass landing strip, hotel and restaurant. A nice romantic fly away could be the best gift!

Chris O'Dorisio said...

I just purchase Fred a wireless speaker that is blue tooth compatible and water proof. So many mornings he is getting ready for work and misses part of the news or a program he is listening to while in the shower. He likes gadgets and using his time wisely...shower and listen to the news etc all at the same time....and the plus is he won't get electrocuted. :) Ordered off of Amazon, not the one that they are actually promoting but one with a better IP rating (dustproof/waterproof rating). Cost was 60.00 with Prime shipping.

Chris O'Dorisio said...

p.s. I can send you the link if you'd like. :)

Unknown said...

Great book is "Boys in the Boat" about the UW rowing team that went to the Olympics in the late 30s in Nazi Germany. Really good.

Gisela Suski said...

I love your topic, we have a friend who is a pilot and he just loves to come to our house for home cooked meal - he eats in restaurants all the time. We do give him "Starbucks" cards. My DH is reading the new John Grisham book and is enjoying it "Gray Mountain". I am giving my DH a new ladder.

carol zellerhenderson said...

has he read Captain Sully's book? really great, and a love story too!