What are the 5 worst Christmas gift ideas for husbands? It’s not easy selecting a Christmas gift for a loved one. The man of the house doesn’t typically do his wife any favors by being nearly impossible to select something for. Not to mention, men don’t typically offer up any advice on what they want in terms of Christmas gifts. So it’s easy to predict that often Christmas gifts for husbands sometimes stray from what could work into a gift giving nightmare. With that in mind, here are my 5 worst Christmas gift ideas for husbands.
Does anyone truly ever like to get socks? Husbands wouldn’t mind a lot of things wrapped up in a Christmas gift box. In fact, getting a pair of socks might seem like an extra kicker(no pun intended) but it isn’t the gift anyone wants to unwrap. The problem here is the husband is faced with the prospects of opening a gift and trying to conceal their disappointment. Socks are quite usable-it’s just nothing that will excite anyone let alone a husband. I also think the minute you start getting socks for Christmas is the minute a husband realizes he is getting over the hill old. If you want to go the clothes route for a Christmas gift for husbands, please try a nice set of new, soft boxer shorts or a nice warm sweater.
How boring is it to receive a wallet for Christmas? Sure, it’s another item that someone might need but doesn’t necessarily want to open for Christmas. I’ve opened my share of wallets for Christmas and it never really leaves me enthused. In fact, it probably makes me very eager to open up something else in hopes of landing something just a bit cooler. A wallet might seem like a great Christmas gift for a husband but I would describe it mediocre and expected. Sometimes it turns out that a new wallet can be quite enjoyable–but don’t expect fireworks when the package is opened if you are the giver! Instead of a wallet: try a gift certificate to a clothing store where the guy can pick out something he really wants(and if it’s a wallet, so be it).
3) A Mall Gift Certificate Card
I think it’s safe to say that most men dread a trip to the mall. So why on earth would a woman think a man would want a gift certificate to be used at the mall for a Christmas gift? Maybe it makes sense that your husband might actually venture into the mall if he has a little extra incentive that comes with the mall gift certificate. Instead of giving my #3 worst Christmas gift, give a gift certificate to anywhere electronic(Best Buy, Target). I’ve never met a guy yet who didn’t dig the opportunity to shop for electronic items. Even the mall can take away the allure of spending free money.
4) Made Up Coupons for Free Hugs, Kisses and Other Assorted Stuff
While this might seem like a romantic notion, I think it’s one of the worst Christmas gift ideas for husbands ever. Save that stuff for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year. I don’t see any problem with being romantic–but remember that it’s the Holidays and gifts should be a little more tangible. I think this is a perfect Anniversary or Valentine’s Day extra gift-but it just doesn’t really fit for Christmas. I think instead of being romantic it makes the giver seem a little cheap or that they just didn’t know the recipient well enough to pick out a gift. Instead of made up coupons, try putting together a frame and picture set or creating a collage of your happier moments together.
Some guys might enjoy a new bottle of cologne. I say this is a hit or miss gift and could possibly end up being one of the worst Christmas gift ideas for husbands. Why? You never know if a guy is going to like a certain scent or not. A wife may enjoy a certain scent when a husband doesn’t. This leaves the husband in a particular bind-does he wear the cologne he can’t stand to appease his wife or does he ditch it and risk the argument that accompanies such an event? Cologne isn’t a good gift idea at any time. People need to smell their own fragrances to make a then educated or sniffed out decision. The wife could also feel dejected when the husband keeps the cologne in the cabinet and never seems to touch it. It’s just one of those gifts that could easily backfire. Instead of cologne? How about a new electric razor? I don’t know many males that aren’t thrilled when they get an awesome new razor that cuts well-but don’t buy the cheap kind that will leave the guy with more cuts than actual cuts.
That’s it for my 5 worst gift ideas for husbands. Maybe some guys would enjoy any or all of the items on this list. For me, each item just doesn’t quite cut it. Of course as a good husband, I would just grin and bear it should I receive any of the above mentioned Christmas gifts. But just in case, maybe I’ll forward this story to a certain someone if you know what I mean! Happy Holidays!