Guys like gifts just like everyone else, but sometimes it’s a bit more complicated than meets the eye. Sure, the latest clever gadget, a slick new accessory for our wardrobe, or a gym membership are all great gifts, but only if they come completely devoid of any personal involvement by us. Meaning, we don’t want to have to sacrifice anything to get them. We’ll break it down for you.
We love getting gifts, but if we see the item on our next credit card bill, it kind of takes away from the whole experience. Knowing our present comes from the same kitty that pays the mortgage, the household bills and the kids’ college fund cancels out any enjoyment we might derive from the gift getting.
If you’re not living with your man that makes it easier. But it’s still likely he’ll feel guilty if you spend too much money on him. We may not show it all the time, but chivalry still courses through our veins. And if he doesn’t have a problem with you buying him a new car you may have bigger problems on your hands than you’re ready to deal with.
Even if we love the gift, often we don’t have time to use it or play with it. We’re usually working, or pretending we’re working. And if we’re not working we want to spend time with the kids and see you. So in theory a new toy is great, but in reality it will likely get a brief work out, only to sit idle for the next fifty one weeks of the year.
Guilt: This goes along with money. We know times are tough right now. Money is tight for everyone. Typically a guy will want the people he cares about to be happy. It’s part of his “provider” instincts. He derives enjoyment out of seeing everyone else happy. So save the money, or spend it on something sexy for yourself. Which brings us to our final point.
What we really want for the holidays is you!
Yes, that’s right. A special night or nights with you. Or even a special day. One we don’t have to BEG for.
No interruptions. No cell phones. No texting. No kids-if you have them.
This doesn’t mean you have to fulfill our every fantasy. But if you’re giving that away too, we’ll take it.
So what can you actually wrap up?
We’ll leave that up to your festive imagination. We know you are infinitely more creative than we are, so dream something up. Surprise us. We’re pretty easy!
Guys and Gals: Please share the greatest gift you’ve ever given? Or received?