. . . for Lauren and Lauren: The problem with men

December 14, 2013

The problem with men

Don't worry. I will tell you the story of this picture in a minute.  And lucky you.  I put it in at the end in case you need to see this lovely face again.  

I have no problem shopping for the ladies in my family.  Most of the time by the time Christmas gets close I've stocked up on cute things like necklaces, scarves, or clothes that I know my sisters or mom would love.  It's easy to shop for them because most things I like, I know they would like. 

The men on the other hand are super hard to shop for.  A few years ago Chris told me that he thought the gifts we got them were boring because they were usually sweaters or something equally "lame."  You can imagine that conversation going when I said the "we" was really "me" since I did all the shopping and he was welcome to take over. 

So Chris is now in charge of the men in our family and it is much nicer for me.  And I'm sure for them too.  Who wants a "lame" sweater anyway? 

I'm pretty sure if you buy guys anything to do with alcohol its a win.  Which is why these flasks at Target may be perfect for a man you need to shop for.  


Plus they have some other gifts in their "Ugly" product line that may humor someone you know, like these mustache glasses or socks.


These gifts would also be great for a white elephant party.  Unless you're Chris and think a good white elephant gift to give is this: 


So tell me.  What do you get the men in your life?  Are they hard to shop for? 

Leave a comment (and your email address) telling me and one of you can win a Target flask to give to a man in your life.  Or keep for yourself of course.   

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22 comments:

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi! This year, we're giving whiskey stones!

Men are so hard to shop for!

Amanda

Dawn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Well my husband bought himself tickets to the Rose Bowl this year so I'm pretty sure I'm off the hook for buying him anything for the next 5 years

Bria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i LOVE shopping for my husband but he makes it pretty easy on me. gifts this year include a cigar sampler and cutter and a bb gun (Oh my gosh. not my idea on that one).

bria dot m dot 715 at gmail dot com

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Men are so hard to shop for. I usually go with cologne! Email is lifeandfitnessbyashley@gmail.com

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Men are impossible to shop for!! I got my hubby a sweater, and a few dvds...

Rachel Lloyd said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The men in my life are SO hard to shop for! this is my first Christmas with my husband, and I am finding it nearly impossible to find the perfect Christmas present. I got him a remote control truck just so he has something fun to play with, but I need to come up with a 'real' present.

tho11017@byui.edu

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oops my email is Amybgott@gmail.com :)

Samantha Horseman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad I'm not the only one that has trouble shopping for men!! HAHA my email is samantha.n.shipley@gmail.com

alicia july said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ajuillet@umich.edu

I recently got my boyfriend beer soap (its made from hops) for his birthday so anything beer or food related works well!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Jim is impossible to shop for! I usually end up buying him clothes...lame, as Chris would say. LKShaw1217@yahoo.com

anna ransdell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It is impossible to shop for my dad- I usually get him a shirt....how unoriginal.
aransdell@hotmail.com

Laura A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I bought dh a keyboard. Boring

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can totally relate!!! I usually try to get something for a hobby they have (like running) or team paraphernalia. Buying for Daniel is incredibly hard, too!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahahaha! That ornament. Men ;)

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Augh! I HATE shopping for men. Even Nate is hard to shop for!!! Thankfully I got some great gifts for him this year. (I think) ;-)

PS. My email is susannah.kellogg@gmail.com

Sherri Smith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The best gift I've gotten my husband was a really nice grill. this year he made it easy on me and told me at the end of the summer that he wanted a new grill again for Christmas this year! Otherwise, I'm always struggling to find him something that's not "lame"! :)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

we have the same problem in our family. my mom's list
watch ($20
sweater ($20)

dad's list
xbox game ($60)
tennis shoes ($160)

does something seem off to you? ;)

Justine B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ugh oh my goodness my dad is so stinkin hard to buy for! He pretty much returns anything we get for him too. We usually just get clothes. This year my mom is going to have pizzas flown in from different cities since he loves frozen pizzas haha. I thought that was pretty creative :)

Those flasks are hilarious! My brother and bf would totally love them!

Justine
sleepysinglegirl@yahoo.com


Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yes I SO agree that men are hard to shop for! they don't give you a ton of ideas generally.

Spoonful of Me said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I bought all of the men in my life a candy cane filled with little bottles of alcohol.


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Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We saw those flasks at Target too and thought they were pretty hilarious! ;) I love that he shops for the guys in your family! I am definitely in charge of all the Christmas and birthday shopping just because I have more time.

Katie MacDonald said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yes! men are SO hard! Alcohol is always good. I also like to give concert tickets!