In the last 6 weeks it has been my husbands birthday and our wedding anniversary. Easter is looming and then before I know it it will be Fathers Day.
Much as I love him these events always fill me with a slight dread… he is so difficult to buy for. He is blissfully for me not a materialistic man and is quite content with a few beers and a handmade card from the kids. Actually he would most prefer it if there was very little fuss.
But that makes me feel very inadequate.
I always get so jealous when my friends get perfect gifts for their partners. I find gifts for men so difficult! The women in my life are so easy to buy for they enjoy books, toiletries, clothes, stationary. a purse, anything from any of their hobbies, technology, jewellery anything goes. But the men in my life have always been super picky and always seem to have what they really want already.
Grandad always only wanted chocolate limes when I asked him. My dad always wanted nice cigars. J always says ‘whatever’ and ‘you don’t need to bother.’ Well that’s helpful! We invariably buy him slippers seeds and socks!
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and there’s a beer drinking hat, a stylophone, racing meerkats and giant inflatable boxing gloves. I adore the £60 unicycle but the £2 toilet paper rocks too. I love these ideas!
There is a long thread over at Netmums about how hard it is to buy gifts for men too. Seems I am no talone in this!
But this Fathers Day I’ll be thinking outside the box and no more slippers and flower seeds from me (ahem of course I mean the kids!) No this year I have MUCH better ideas!