Say that you were sitting back with your wife and a few friends on Christmas day. The girls were chatting, you and the other guy were playing a video game, staring awkwardly at one another, whatever you’d like, when they started talking about presents. Now, the other lady mentions how horrific her present was and then asks what you got your wife…and you had actually both bought your wives the same thing. You aren’t getting the death glare yet, but it certainly explains the “Oh…that’s nice…” expression when she received it.
The point is, most men don’t know the worst gifts for wives. It’s not that they don’t try to find something nice-but it can be a bit difficult to figure out what are the worst gifts for wives. So here are a few pointers that will steer you clear:
Let’s face it-if you don’t buy it on a year-round basis, you shouldn’t buy her feminine toiletries on Christmas. Even if it’s your “romantic” way of saying you want a baby and for her to go off of birth control or something of that nature, you still might want to back it up with something else. Warning: Most feminine toiletry boxes have sharp edges-you might want to duck, hop, or cover your eyes in the case she throws the box at you.
Weight loss items
Again-these aren’t the sort of things you want to buy your wife for Christmas. Since it’s Christmas, she’s probably going to be over-indulging a little bit (like we all do) and seeing a gym membership or weight equipment…well, it’s probably going to mean a stint in the dog house for you.
Of all of the worst gifts for wives, socks have to be the worst. Now, if you get her several pairs of really nice, colorful, pretty socks, you MIGHT be able to get away with this one. But in most cases, they aren’t going to be greeted very warmly. (On the plus side, socks are much softer than most other worst gifts for wives!)
Of all the worst gifts for wives, cleaning supplies take the cake. Unless she specifically tells you that she wants that jumbo box of toilet brushes, then chances are that you want to overlook it.
Of the many worst gifts for wives, this one actually has a bit of a double side to it. Now, if you know that your wife loves a certain brand and a certain style and you have felt a few of her clothes to get a better idea of what she likes and even checked to see what colors she doesn’t have, you want to leave the clothing alone. However, if you do your research…well, it could turn out to be a great gift. Make sure to have the sizes correct though, or else clothing can quickly turn back into one of the worst gifts for wives.
With these things in mind, remember that your wife probably isn’t expecting a diamond ring or anything of that nature. She just wants something that she can enjoy-not something that makes her work more, less, etc. Just keep these things in mind and you can quickly and easily avoid the worst gifts for wives!