GALS: How to buy HIM an OMG Christmas Gift YOU’LL love

GALS: How to buy HIM an OMG Christmas Gift YOU’LL love

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Yada. Yada. Yada – Peace and Goodwill to All Men is all very well but what’s often overlooked at Christmas is that Gift Giving provides women with the perfect opportunity to improve their relationship and gently nudge (or in some cases – downright shove) their man towards New Improved Habits.

So following on from this recent post GUYS: How to buy HER an OMG Christmas Gift SHE’LL Love (rest assured, gals,  you’re gonna get a whopper this Christmas) it’s now time to Buy HIM an OMG Christmas Gift –  That YOU’LL Love.

Here’s how…

Fancy Springtime in Paris?

Thinking it’s been ages since you spent some quality time together? Snap up a couple of cheap flights, sellotape the confirmation email around a bottle champagne –  to be consumed on Christmas night – and hey presto, you’ve just arranged yourself a city break. He can organise the hotel.

Or a Dirty Weekend

If you’d love a night in that fancy schmancy hotel you read about, book it for a couple of nights in January – the perfect month for a weekend escape, plus there’s bound to be a great deal available.

 Would a regular date night be good for your relationship?

Sponsor a seat for him in your nearest independent cinema or theatre and promise to take him on a date night once per month for the next year. Or if that’s all a bit pricey, get a Firestick, a year’s subscription to Amazon Prime and phone in a curry.

 Is he a workaholic?

He probably needs a hobby. Give him one for Christmas.   Buy some planters and bulbs and get him to work in the garden. Or the latest Jamie Oliver cookbook and challenge him to cook Sunday Roast. Or buy any How-To book… Hang Wallpaper. Appreciate Wine. Trim a Bush. He’ll love it.

Or boring?

Does it feel like you never do anything fun together? Now’s your chance to remedy that… book a course to learn something you’ll both enjoy Sailing. Salsa. Skiing.

Is he piling on the pounds?

Get him a Fitbit or a gym membership and some nice new trainers

Unruly Beards

Time for a Beard Grooming Voucher

Unkempt?

Is his hair a mess?  Has a grown a beard (who hasn’t) and it’s starting to look sorta… Z Z Top-ish?   Get your hands on a Men’s Grooming voucher for a local salon.

Are the Fashion Police On His Tail?

He’s not still wearing that maroon, nipped-in-the-waist leather jacket is he!  Well, it’s definitely time pick up this rather natty one from Reiss.  Hide the maroon in the back of the wardrobe and if he hasn’t noticed by February, then off to the charity shop it goes.

Shabby Shoes? Get him a pair of these uber cool Belstaff boots  And don’t forget underwear makes an excellent stocking filler if his pants are looking a bit…ermmmm, overused.

Tom Ford Portofino

Does He Smell Bad?

Are you fed up with him honking of David Beckham’s Homme? Start surreptitiously sniffing men that you come into contact with and when you come across something you like, ask what aftershave he’s wearing. Or get yourself off to the nearest department store and spend an hour or so sampling all the male smellies.

I’m not sure what it smells like but Tom Ford Portofino is LOOKS amazing.

Is he Mister Gadget Man?

Contrary to the gift buying rules for men, it IS perfectly acceptable for a woman to surprise her partner on Christmas morning with an electrical item. So if you’ve your heart set on that giant telly or a state-of-the-art George Foreman Grill or even that fancy new Dyson with all its colour-coordinated attachments –  go ahead, buy it and wrap a giant ribbon around the box. Don’t feel guilty – he’ll love tinkering with it.

I’d draw the line at a Ladyshave.

Does he have a horrible commute and grumpy when he gets home?

Get him some of these Bose noise-canceling headphones and a subscription to Audible or Spotify.

Are you strapped for cash?

Frame up a photograph of you looking really rather lovely for his desk or bedside table

 Contemplating a divorce in 2018?

Marks and Spencer have this perfectly acceptable Collection of Christmas Socks for £10.

Ta-Dah – Christmas sorted for another year. 

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35 Comments

  1. 2 December 2017 / 8:14 am

    There are some great ideas here! It can be one of the hardest things to find a suitable gift for him, especially at this time of year but you’ve given us a few handy hints to look into 🙂 Enjoy the festive season.

    • 2 December 2017 / 8:16 am

      Hi Debbie thanks for reading and commenting. I had fun writing this. Happy Holidays to you too. JIll

  2. 2 December 2017 / 8:30 am

    These are all great ideas! I like the date night one the best. Already have the Fire stick and manage to get a decent bit of watching done. Must think how else to up the ante. Thanks, Jill!

    • 2 December 2017 / 8:56 am

      Thanks for reading and commenting. x

  3. 2 December 2017 / 9:09 am

    This is funny and helpful🤣. I never know what to get the dude in my life.

    • 2 December 2017 / 10:38 am

      Thanx. Enjoyed writing it. Normal non-Christmas service will be resumed shortly :0

  4. 2 December 2017 / 9:20 am

    I just love these posts, I always find the men in my life SO hard to buy for.

    • 2 December 2017 / 9:27 am

      Thanx Rosie. Much appreciated. I had fun writing them.

  5. 2 December 2017 / 11:20 am

    Helpful list haha but I feel like it doesn’t quite work for my hubby. I have gotten him a Fitbit in the past (thankfully partially subsidized through a health program at work) and he used it for about a month then never touched it again. Then we gave it to his dad, but he couldn’t be bothered to help him set it up. I got him a robot vacuum this year instead.

    • 3 December 2017 / 8:23 am

      HI Hanna well a robot vacuum sounds THE PERFECT GIFT!! hanx for reading and commenting. I had fun writing this one. Happy Hols Jill

  6. 2 December 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Wow! I’m diggin’ those shoes. I wonder if they ship to the U.S. My husband has just a plain pair of black shoes and it might be time for an upgrade??? Thank you for the suggestions!

    • 3 December 2017 / 8:23 am

      Yeah those shoes are fab. Thanx for reading and commenting. I had fun writing this one. Happy Hols!
      Jill

  7. 2 December 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Love reading your posts – smiled through this one. Especially the socks at Marks & Spencers. This is much needed since we turned the calendar the other day!!

    • 3 December 2017 / 8:22 am

      HI Brenda Thanx for reading and commenting. I had fun writing this one. The M&S socks are actualy quite nice 🙂 Have a good day. Jill

  8. 2 December 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it!

    • 3 December 2017 / 8:21 am

      HI Lisa Thanx for reading and commenting. I had fun writing this one. Jill

  9. 3 December 2017 / 8:03 am

    Smelling men could spell trouble …but at my age I think I will get away with it. If you see a woman siddling up to your man in Cambridge later today it is only me looking for the perfect smell. Haaaha! Love this post and your humour mixed in with some good Ideas.

    • 3 December 2017 / 8:20 am

      Ha! Your sniffing expedition conjures up a really funny image. Thanx for reading and commenting. I had fun writing this one.

    • 3 December 2017 / 9:36 am

      I am coming top Cambridge on Tuesday (daughter has interview for Uni). I don’t want to be randomly sniffed thank you so stay at home that day Ellen… 😉

      • 3 December 2017 / 9:58 am

        HAHA – you’re now on notice Ellen !

    • 3 December 2017 / 8:19 am

      Thanks for swinging by and commenting.

  10. 3 December 2017 / 8:52 am

    Great ideas and added to my loved one’s list 🙂

    • 3 December 2017 / 9:11 am

      Hey Lucy thanks for reading and commenting. Had fun writing that one. Happy hols!

  11. 8 December 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I enjoy the humor behind this! 😆 Thanks for sharing and giving me some ideas.

    • 9 December 2017 / 7:48 am

      Hey Measha, thanks for reading and commenting.

  12. 8 December 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I enjoy the humor behind this! 😆 Thanks for sharing and giving me some ideas. My boyfriend is difficult to shop for.

  13. 8 December 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Great recommendations. Thank you!

    • 9 December 2017 / 7:49 am

      Oh thank you for reading Jill x

  14. 13 December 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Some great ideas here. I’m thinking the Fitbit and the framed photograph will do it for my husband!

    • 13 December 2017 / 3:41 pm

      Sounds like a great plan Corinne! Thanks for reading Jill

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