Why Are Men So Hard to Shop For?

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us again.  Candy hearts, mushy displays of affection, what’s not to love about it?  I have to admit that the stress of finding the perfect little gift to say “I love you” can take the romance right out of the day for me.  I’m trying to think up a great gift for my husband and I’m drawing a blank.  It seems like men have it easy, anyone can give you ideas on gifts for her for Valentine’s Day.  Roses, chocolates, jewelry…if only it were so simple when it comes to buying gifts for men.  Sometimes I think it would be nice to agree not to give gifts at all and just exchange cards, but that feels a bit bah humbug, doesn’t it?

Early in our relationship, gifts were easier.  I had no trouble thinking up great anniversary gifts – like the time I bought him a day at the racetrack, where he was able to drive a real race car and live out all those boyhood fantasies of being a race car driver.  A birthday gift was no cause for panic, there was always a CD he wanted or dated clothing in his closet to replace.  If all else failed I’d buy tickets to a hockey game and I’d be golden.  He’d still love that, but it takes a lot more legwork these days.   Do you know a good babysitter who wants to take on two three year olds and a five year old?  It seems that anything he wants and needs he’s already bought for himself.  That or it’s something like a spring arm assembly or control arm bushings.  I can’t even tell you what they do, much less shop for them.

Under three weeks and counting, time to put on my thinking cap.  Do you buy Valentine’s Day gifts for your husband?  I’d love to hear your suggestions!

4 Responses to Why Are Men So Hard to Shop For?
  1. Canadian Mom Blogger
    February 1, 2012 | 7:16 am

    I’m no help because we don’t buy Valentine’s gifts for each other. But my husband would like anything sports related, lol.
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  4. Mohammad
    August 12, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    LOVE the ideas that Kathy & Sugary Flower posted!! I third the fairy tale vote! A back to scoohl theme would be fun toward the end of the summer. You might do a beach or swimming theme that would go along with that common summer past time. I like the idea of some equipment based ones, and I also think a hand molded onigiri theme would be fun. A patriotic theme would be fun for the 4th of July. Transportation would be a fun, as well as animation (like an animated character). Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!

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