The largest gift giving holiday of the year is fast approaching and there is likely someone still on your list for whom you haven’t purchased a gift. It’s not as complicated as you may believe. Use this gift giving guide to make your season less stressful.
Heâ€™s not as hard to buy for as you might think. Just simÂplify what it is he likes, being comÂfortÂable, hangÂing out and watchÂingÂ movies.
Awesome socks. IÂ donâ€™t mean the white socks that come in packs of 12. IÂ am talkÂing about knit, wool, patÂterned. It doesnâ€™t sound like aÂ great gift, but any guy worth his salt is worth aÂ pair of great socks. Donâ€™t be surÂprised if the cost is in the douÂbleÂ digits.
Flask. Guys secretly dream of being in aÂ sitÂuÂaÂtion where they need aÂ flask. Trapped in an eleÂvaÂtor, on the roof of aÂ sky scraper, on the side of aÂ mounÂtain. And to go along with that flask, aÂ fancy botÂtle of alcoÂhol to put in it, someÂthing above $20 is preferÂable for the occasion.
Hammock. Will he try to set it up inside? Maybe. Will both of you enjoy it?Â Totally.
If all else fails, Caddyshack, Animal House or Dumb and Dumber onÂ DVD.
Every gift is aÂ sigÂnal. Be sure to send the right ones with gifts that are open to interpretation.
If itâ€™s last minute, shame on you. Donâ€™t preÂtend you didnâ€™t know Christmas wasÂ coming.
Bath and Body Works lotion, spray, butÂter and whatÂever else it is they sell there. Anything but Cucumber Melon.
Plant. Someone once told me that plants make women feel comÂfortÂable and nurÂturÂing. IÂ have no idea if thatâ€™s actuÂally true, but orchids do the trick usuÂally because they arenâ€™t just flowÂers and they have aÂ long lifesÂpan with proper care; theyâ€™ll flower all year. Bonsai tree if she is more nurÂturÂing thanÂ average.
Massage/spa treatÂment. Getting pamÂpered is aÂ good thing. The price isnâ€™t too outÂlandish and aÂ gift cerÂtifiÂcate lets her pick between aÂ facial and aÂ massage.
Post Secret book. Theyâ€™re just plain fun to lookÂ at.
Pet fish, name it before you give it to her. Bowl instead of tank for aesÂthetic and cost effecÂtiveÂ reasons.
Mom andÂ Dad
The best gift for Mom and Dad is time. Anything you can give them that someÂhow involves you makes themÂ happy.
Tickets to see Sherlock Holmes Christmas day, or aÂ Red Wings or Pistons game later on in theÂ year.
Purchase the ingreÂdiÂents to make aÂ nice dinÂner and then ask that they hang out with you in the kitchen while you makeÂ it.
Road trip to someÂplace for lunch or dinÂner. Doesnâ€™t have to be fancy, someÂplace you loved to go as aÂ kid. Mom will probÂaÂbly pick up the camÂera, you should pick up theÂ bill.
If this is your first year at Ferris, you have to get your parÂents Ferris sweatÂshirts, cofÂfee mugs or some other FSU paraÂpherÂnaÂlia. One stop shopping.
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