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Old 06-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like some gift ideas for my H. We are married for more than 14 years and I have given him many gifts like watches, his favourite football club things, special candle light dinner, phones etc......I am planning for a surprise gift soon and would like to know what kinda gift do men really like? Thanks in advance
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on the man, but for someone like me who tends not to spend money on himself, a gift card at a place like Lowe's, Home Depot, or Half-Price Books is great. I'm like a kid in a candy store.

And you can never go wrong with a steak and a BJ. Never.
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I'll be watching this, as our first anniversary is in a month. The traditional gift is paper; I already buy him lots of books, so that's out. Our favorite team's season just ended last night, so that's out, too. Lol
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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guns,knives,boats, cameras,watches,Tools,car stuff,


but most of all a loving wife! seduce him in a new way.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As stated it depends on the man.
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A kindle, some blu rays, my favorite cologne... not interested in tools and other "man stuff"
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I'll be watching this, as our first anniversary is in a month. The traditional gift is paper; I already buy him lots of books, so that's out. Our favorite team's season just ended last night, so that's out, too. Lol
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Paper huh?

Why not wrap yourself in a paper towel bikini and present yourself to him to "un-wrap" when he gets home?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Experiences for me.

Wife has given Luxury Racing weekend for myself and a friend. trips, dinners at various high end places, weekend getaways for the guys, etc.

Everything else is a "thing" but, experiences are forever.
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I asked the hubby for ideas for something to get him for father's day. His answer... blueberry bushes... ummmm, okay. If that's what you really want.

Can't help but wonder if it's a metaphor for something though.
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I would say, mostly "experiences". Tickets to a football game, soccer or a concert. If it must be a "thing" then it's best if it's something that I wouldn't get for myself. Cologne perhaps. For me, we have horses but I'm not that into them, so horse stuff would be good for me because I wouldn't naturally go out and buy it and wouldn't be too picky.

For stuff I'm actually into, I've very picky. For example, I'm into climbing. I would like to get some new cams for this hobby. But there are about 10 different brands and I only like one of them, and I only need certain sizes. Things like this are very personal (I trust my life to my cams). Something like golf clubs sounds great until you realize that you pretty much need to know exactly what clubs he wants or he'll be disappointed. And he'll be stuck with clubs he wouldn't have picked for the next 10 years.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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For me, the key is that I like to get things that show that the giver has paid attention to what I like. Too often, from the STBXW, I got gifts that she thought I "ought" to like, rather than things that I did like.

I got a new grill, because she thought we should grill more, and I didn't seem to show much interest in the old grill (because, I'm just not that into grilling).

I got new clothes, because she thought I should have some new clothes.

I got a new video camera when the kids were young, because I hadn't been taking as many movies of them as she thought I should.

NONE of those were good gifts. On the other hand, I once got a new bicycle seat, because I mentioned a couple of times that the old one was making me saddle sore. THAT was a good gift, because it showed she was listening to me and what I wanted.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not a guy but my suggestion would be.... Suprise him by ... standing there in lingerie or... naked with a beer in your hand (if he drinks beer...) and something else he likes... maybe tickets to a football game or something for later?
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What's your husband's passion? For example, I'd play golf until my hands bleed, and I have. It's safe to say that that's my passion. I also love Denver sports. So I'm easy to shop for. Anything in any of those arenas make me a happy guy.

So, whatever your husband's passion is, that's what you get him. If he loves baseball, then get tickets to a ball game. What's cool is you get to go too. Going to baseball games is much better than watching on TV, btw. My wife LOVES going to baseball games. If he's a football guy, get him a jersey of his favorite player. If he's a golf nut like me, take him to a golf shop to get a new driver, putter, whatever.

Whatever his passion is, that's your guide.
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How about a "get out of work card" from the Honey Do list?

The wrap yourself in paper is smashing!
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Not a guy but my suggestion would be.... Suprise him by ... standing there in lingerie or... naked with a beer in your hand (if he drinks beer...) and something else he likes... maybe tickets to a football game or something for later?
Seriously? Nakedness just goes without saying for things like this.

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