What Christmas gifts would be appreciated by men?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (12 posts)
  1. amiebutchko profile image85
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    What Christmas gifts would be appreciated by men?

    Every year, I buy my husband gifts that I think he would like.  I feel I put a lot of thought into them, but he never likes any of them!  To the men out there (or wives that are more savvy than I), what gifts would you appreciate this year?  I am taking a poll! 


  2. Robert the Bruce profile image61
    Robert the Bruceposted 4 years ago

    I really don't know how to answer your question. As a man, and I've explained this to my wife, if I want or need something (which isn't often) throughout the year, I buy it. By the time the Christmas season rolls around, I'm hard pressed to think of something that I want.

    If you are determined to get him a gift, maybe asking his coworkers if he has mentioned anything to them throughout the year.

    As to what I would want, well...I'll get back to you if I think of something!  ;-)

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha!  My husband told me the same thing today - that if he wants something, he buys it.  This is why Christmas is hard!  Expectations are just too high for good gifts.  Thank you!

    2. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny. I'm guessing this is a common issue with men at Christmastime.

  3. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 4 years ago

    I'd appreciate a Princess Leia costume and being my slave girl for the day.

    Aside form that, I am impossible to shop for. I like books, That's usually a safe bet. I like clothes and shoes, but am very picky, so that usually doesn't go very well.

    One safe option would be to get some sort of consumable. Something you know he likes but goes through on a regular basis. A shoe polish kit, cigars, craft-beer subscription, etc.

    Or something to organize stuff he already has. It may not sound exciting but I could use a bookshelf and think that would be fantastic. If it were a bookshelf rescued form the trash and refurbished that would approach awesomeness. For him, look for something he struggles with on a daily basis. Perhaps a nice messenger bag if he always has loose papers, a car organizer if it is always a mess, a hands-free phone set-up, etc.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer and very helpful - and funny, too!  I think you're on to something.  Thank you so much for the sincere answer and good ideas.  I hope you get a refurbished bookshelf!  You should drop hints (or state it!)!  Great ideas....!

  4. tiagodamiao profile image75
    tiagodamiaoposted 4 years ago

    By this time of year is when my fragrance ends up, so usually I request one any brand that smells good and if it's cheap. Moreover, I ask my girlfriend always something specific and to tje rest of the family something random or money.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  It is good to know guys like cologne.  I'll definitely use your tip!  I think you can't go wrong with money/gift cards!

  5. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    my men prefer something related to his car, so I bought this car toolkit instead

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I was looking at a car toolkit - it was a key chain with all emergency stuff on it, like a glass breaker, etc, in case of an accident.  A general took kit is a great idea, too.  Thanks!  Good one!

  6. teaches12345 profile image94
    teaches12345posted 4 years ago

    I peeked in here for ideas and found some interesting ones to consider. My hubby is always grateful for any techno gadget and equipment. I know he will use it and loves to tinker with them.

    1. amiebutchko profile image85
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  I am struggling with this!  I hate wasting money, but it seems anything I come up with is not what he likes!  I do have a few good ideas now though.  The site mancrates.com is very cool and also there is salt block cooking?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)