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Monday, January 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Gift Giving Prep for the Guys

My husband never shops until the last minute. It's a man thing, I know. But this year, due to a ten-day winter storm, he found himself braving crowds, ice and snow in order to buy Christmas gifts. A few of my local female friends found themselves with empty stockings and no presents under the tree because their significant others had waited to buy gifts, too, and couldn't get out to go shopping due to the "arctic freeze." You can bet all their men had plenty of gifts to open on Christmas morning.

Even when the weather cooperates, it's rare to find a man who doesn't need a little direction (and/or a push) buying gifts. I hate to generalize because I do have one friend, Mike, who always gave me the most perfect gifts. His wife is so lucky. But in general, my experience hasn't been all that great so I couldn't stop laughing the first time I saw this commercial. You may have seen it before, but in this holiday season and with February right around the corner, I thought it would be good to give the guys a little primer on what not to buy their loves so they can stay out of the doghouse.

So this is for all the grooms, husbands and boyfriends out there. This is about what happen when you find yourself in the proverbial doghouse after some thoughtless gift-giving and/or not-totally-thought-out words.

So guys, you might want to think about staying out of the doghouse when you shop for Valentine's day. Remember...it's only a little over a month away! 

And to help you out, here are a couple gifts you should avoid buying the woman in your life for Valentine's Day:

1) Any appliance that plugs into the wall and is meant for cleaning
2) A membership to a weight loss center or a diet book

Do any of you blog readers have other suggestions of what not to buy for a Valentine's gift? I'm planning to send a link to this post to my hubby, so please help me out here!

Melissa M

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Blogger Susan said...

Oh, Melissa! What a hoot!

Husbands everywhere should be required to watch this!


January 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Hubs shouldn't give lingerie for Valentine's Day. Everyone knows that gift is for the guy, not the lady! *G* (Not that my hubs has ever been silly enough to do this.)
Mine gives me a gift card to the bookstore and sometimes some of my fav candy. *G* (Flowers are lovely, but my cats eat them. *G*)

January 12, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

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