Gift buying for your boyfriend may be a minefield but we’ll help you navigate it by spelling out the 10 worst gifts you can buy for your boyfriend. These 10 bad gift ideas for your guy can ruin Christmas, a birthday, and just about any other occasion and they come from the nemesis of all guys – Girly magazines! Every girly magazine prints a gift guide for your boyfriend around this time of year. But really, do you think that they are giving out good advice? Contrary to the belief populated by Cosmo, we do have personalities and taste, and we don’t want whatever idea the magazine gave you this year. Take some time to think about what we like, and buy us a gift based on our tastes, and please, avoid these 10 bad gift ideas.
Please bear in mind that every one of these has come out as a piece of advice for women buying gifts. We’re not making anything up!
Number 10 – A Men’s Shirt
Okay, we understand that we may dress badly, but picking us out something fashionable isn’t going to make us dress any better. For most men the bad fashion choices are made when we’re in the closet picking clothes, not in the store. The chances are a nice shirt will end up making the wardrobe look great. Plus, is there a worse gift for saying that you don’t like the way we dress?
Number 9 – A Piece of Ireland
Or a piece of any country for that matter. We bring home enough pieces of dirt as it is when we are playing sports or running around outside. We don’t need another useless ones design for display. Oh, we’ll keep it out while we’re dating but once we’re done it’s going straight in the trash.
Number 8 – A Picture Frame With Pictures On It
This can be cute, but seriously, we’re not really into the sentimental stuff. Its cute and great but they almost always end up in the back of a closet somewhere. Frankly, even if we did end up moving in together it would NEVER get displayed because you’d tell us it doesn’t fit the décor. We’ll be nice about it because we know you put time and effort into it but seriously, save it for valentine’s day.
Number 7 – Gourmet Coffee
Even if he’s a coffee snob (and I am) then attempting to buy gourmet coffee is more likely to disappoint than to excite. Coffee is like groceries and would you really give your man a couple of frozen pizzas? Coffee is along the same lines. We’ll be snobs on our own.
Number 6 – A Wallet
We don’t need a new wallet. Even if the old one has holes in it and change falls out we’re happy with it because it we weren’t we’d already have bought a new one. Even the fancy one with designs and things on them… we don’t care, its a device for carrying money, not a fashion accessory.
Number 5 – Heat Shaped Anything
This one has come up a few times – Heart shaped soaps, boxes, or anything else are not appropriate for a man. We’ll get ridiculed by our buddies the first time they come over and the heart stigma can stick around for a long time. We’ll try and make sure its out whenever you come over because we know who makes the bedroom decisions but sooner or later we’ll forget and you’ll be mad. Is that what you want?
Number 4 – An iPod Hat
No, I’m not kidding. This is actually on 17 magazine’s list of Christmas gifts. Please, don’t buy us this mugging waiting to happen. It looks ridiculous and puts an expensive electronic item close to your head where it is easy to grab. Just hand it to the guy, it’s easier and you won’t end up with a bruise.
Number 3 – A Warm Vest
No matter how great you think we look, no one can look cool in a vest. The great reasoning behind this one is that we need the vest because we won’t put on a jacket. Do you think that if we don’t wear a jacket that we’re going to wear a vest? Really? Which school of thought does that come from? Just don’t go there.
Number 2 – Cologne
If you think we smell then tell us to shower. We don’t need any more cologne. Actually, the one you bought us last year is still sitting, unopened, in the cupboard. I guess we’ll just put this one next to it. If we want to smell good we’ll choose our own cologne, we appreciate the advice but we don’t need you to buy it for us.
Number 1 – A Grooming Kit
This is on every gift advice list I’ve seen and it is the ultimate in silly gifts. Every man needs grooming products but every man can buy them for himself. There is nothing that says “honey, you need to shave more” than some grooming accessories as a gift. Shaving is an annoying chore that we have to do every day, not something that we take any pleasure in. Please get something a little more creative. Thank you.