5 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Clueless Wives
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If you’re like me, you can feel a bit ashamed to admit that you don’t know what you purchase your husband or boyfriend for Christmas this year. We’re women after all. Men are the ones who are supposed to need help shopping for us. Not the other way around. Many years, I’ve found myself saying, ‘I’m plumb out of Christmas gift ideas for my husband.’
If you’ve told yourself the same thing, I’m giving you the freedom to admit that you’re no expert at coming up with good Christmas gift ideas for men. As an aside, if you’re looking for ideas to give your husband for yourself, read our post on Christmas gift ideas for clueless husbands.
Coming Up with Christmas Gift Ideas for Men is Tough
Shopping for men isn’t easy. There, I’ve said it. Many men are just as picky as women, especially if they don’t love the traditional gift ideas. Mr. Frugal Rules isn’t an avid golfer and prefers to pick out his own clothes but loves to grill and appreciates the value of a good tool set.
This has often left me struggling to come up with good Christmas gift ideas for him. If you’re like me you appreciate frugality, especially when you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift.
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Whether you’re shopping ahead or trying to beat St. Nick before he stuffs his big butt down your chimney tonight, I hope these Christmas gift ideas will help you complete your list.
1. Amazon Fire Stick
I’ve learned he likes tech that provides value, especially when it comes to entertainment. This is something the Amazon Fire TV Stick provides.
We bought the Fire Stick several years ago and have really come to enjoy it after cutting the cord. If you’re considering cutting the cord, or an Amazon fan this is a gift that both of you will enjoy.
You can check out our guide on Amazon Fire TV stick channels offered to read a full review to see if it’s something your husband will enjoy. If the TV stick seems like it may not do the trick, you can upgrade and get the Amazon Fire TV for not a whole lot more.
2. For the Grill
My husband may not like to prepare a gourmet meal in the kitchen, but he loves to grill. Since we have a gas grill, it’s something he can do year round. I have purchased him grill tools with his favorite sports team on them in years past. But this year, I’m thinking BBQ sauce, a grill kit, and maybe some spice rubs are in order.
This bbq sauce gift set from Country Bob’s caught my eye.
3. Tool Kit
One thing I like about this tool kit from Stanley is that it’s packed with 65 versatile pieces. It gives your guy everything he needs to be a handyman around the house.
It’s an affordable set and it’s a great value and it removes all the guesswork for you.
4. Golf Locker
I’m going to hit you again with another traditional Christmas gift idea – golf stuff. While I love to golf, my husband hates it. So, for this idea, I shopped around for something that I would like to receive.
Whether your husband is an avid golfer or only hits the course for networking opportunities, this Samsonite golf locker will help him stay organized.
5. Pocket Tools
When we first got married, Mr. Frugal Rules carried around a Swiss Army pocket knife. With about 40 tools on it, it kind of weighed him down a bit. Now that he carries a smart phone in his pocket, along with a wallet and keys, there’s just no room for a Swiss Army knife.
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He does still however appreciate the convenience of having a multi-purpose tool on hand.
If your husband is the same way, he might like this Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool from Victorinox. It’s award-winning design, LED mini light, 13 tools and craftsmanship caught my eye. And, I think they’ll catch my husband’s as well.
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I hope you’ve found these ideas helpful. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, in my opinion they add value and best of all, can be bought from the comfort of home. That’s a big plus in my book since in-person shopping usually requires me dragging all the little Frugal Rules’ out into the cold.
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What are your best Christmas gift ideas for men? What’d I leave off the list that’s on yours? What’s the biggest Christmas gift ‘flop’ you’ve engineered for your spouse?