For those of us who are economically challenged, the holiday season could be an anxiety-level raiser, and we try to compensate by purchasing cheesy, half-hearted gifts for our husbands.
Understandably, we must watch out pocketbooks, but there are some gifts that downright bad. The types of gifts vary, depending on whom you talk to, but my circle of friends from Facebook suggested a few gifts that should be avoided at all costs. Below is a list of such anomalies, with reasons why these are “precious-moment” killers.
- A pink sweater – or anything “pink” for that matter. “For most men, pink and purple are feminine colors,” says my own husband, Joshua. “I would feel uncomfortable wearing it.” Good point. Instead, it’s best to ask your husband what his favorite color is before purchasing a clothing item.
- Clothes that are too short or too tight – it’s probably best to throw the clothing idea out the window anyway — unless you know their specific size. Think of how us gals feel when someone gives us an outfit that is too small – we dissolve into tears. Men don’t like feeling like they’re fat either, so avoid clothing. You can thank Joshua’s 10-year-old cousin for this advice.
- Boring music – such as a Celine Dion CDs, or classical music (no offense to Celine Dion fans). I’m sure there are men who do like this music, but according to my uncle-in-law and Joshua’s male cousins, such music is a no-no, so don’t go there.
- Cheap cologne – if you don’t like nasty-smelling perfume from the dollar store, neither will they. Get quality stuff. There are stores that sell quality men’s cologne without breaking your wallet.
- Any item that is already used — That just tells your hubby, “I didn’t think enough about you to get something new, so I just gave you this worthless used thing instead.”
- Nose hair trimmer — Such a gift is downright insulting. My uncle-in-law, who suggested this as a worst gift, must have received this once.
- Anything that suggests your hubby has a problem – such as weight-loss DVDs or Rogaine hair-growth ointment for men. If it offends you to receive similar gifts, it offends them.
So there you have it – gifts you don’t want to give your husband. Go ahead and watch your wallet, just put some thought into your gifts. You husband will appreciate it, and he’ll show you his gratitude in more ways than one!