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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Are you fed up thinking what to buy your hubby for Christmas this year?
Maybe this will help you decide

Rule #1:
When in doubt - buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. No one knows why.

Rule #2:
If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words. “Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?†“OK. By-the-way, are you through with my 3/8-inch socket yet?†Again, no one knows why.

Rule #3:
If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car, a 99 cent ice scraper, a small bottle of deicer or something to hang from his rear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars. No one knows why.

Rule #4:
Never buy men bathrobes. Once I was told that if God had wanted men to wear bathrobes, he wouldn’t have invented Jockey shorts.

Rule #5:
You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out. If you have a lot of money buy your man a big-screen TV with the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips.

Rule #6:
Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after-shave or deodorant. I’m told they do not stink - they are earthy.

Rule #7:
Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. “Socks. Shorts. Cups. saucers. Door. Lock. Sink.†You get the idea. No one knows why. (ABSOLUTELY TRUE!!)

Rule #8:
Never buy a man anything that says “some assembly required†on the box. It will ruin his Special Day and he will always have parts left over. No one knows why.

Rule #9:
Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RV Center, and Les Schwab Tire. (NAPA Auto Parts and Sears Clearance Centers are also excellent men’s stores.) It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t know what it is. (â€From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn’t this a starter for a ‘68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! thanks.â€)

Rule #10:
Men enjoy danger. That’s why they never cook - but they will barbecue. (No one knows why) Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas line leaks. “Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants a hamburger?â€

Rule #11:
Tickets to a Cowboys game are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to “A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts.†Everyone knows why.

Rule #12:
Men love chain saws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chain saw. If you don’t know why - please refer to Rule #7 and what happens when he gets a label maker.

Rule #13:
It’s hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man a stepladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why.

Rule #14:
Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at least The Boy Scouts. Nothing says love like a hundred feet of 3/8″ manila rope. No one knows why.
post #2 of 23
Those are good lol!!! I got Colin a bunch of knives for Christmas
post #3 of 23

That is 90% true with my hubby. All he wants is a smoker for his BBQ. I told him we didn't have room for it.
post #4 of 23
Lol Tristan said that the other day, that if i don't know what to get him then get him boxers, undies, socks, books and dvds! men are so easy to shop for!
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by u8myufo View Post
Rule #6:
Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after-shave or deodorant. I’m told they do not stink - they are earthy.
As a joke, every time DH and I are shopping I always ask him if he needs deodorant -even if he bought some the last time we went shopping, a week before.


As for gifts, he's a gamer. Gift problem solved -just get more games. Of course one must be smart enough to read reviews and pay attention to what demos he tries out and comments on.
post #6 of 23
That's so funny!
post #7 of 23
Last year I bought DH a ratcheting screw driver. He loves that thing! Previous years were cordless drills, saws, ladders, etc.

This year he's getting a pneumatic nail gun. He just bought a compressor from a friend for cheap. That little purchase gives me endless possibilities for years to come. I'm sort of surprised that nail gun didn't make that list!
post #8 of 23


But we all make Christmas lists to have an idea of what you want. DH has one with about 20 things on it - so I'm done his shopping.

BTW he did want a bathrobe one year and got one
post #9 of 23
True for my dad, not really for my husband.

My mom bought my dad a plunge router. He loves to do wood working stuff (and needs all the tools he can get in order to fill orders from the family, lol).

I got my husband a burr grinder for coffee (he's a coffee snob), shirts and socks, and a few other small "toys" for his electronics.
post #10 of 23
That is SO cute!!! I had to copy it and send it to my friends!
post #11 of 23
I love #12
post #12 of 23
very funnie my friends very funnie!...



... just kidding!......some are good!...
post #13 of 23
I didn't just buy him a remote, I got the 40" flat screen TV!
post #14 of 23
Boy, I sure can use a cordless drill...really. I still have a corded one that is about 20-25 years old and still works great. But that cord sure gets in the way when building things, like cat enclosures or like last year, when I put up our new mail box, I had to run the cord across the street for my drill Well, I live on a dead end rural street that hardly gets traffic but still, I felt silly
Now, another thing that could be added to MY list, is a Canada Lynx kitten
post #15 of 23
My husband has a cordless drill that he absolutely LOVES. Now, mind you, he's the most mechanically-challenged man I've ever met. I don't think he's ever actually USED the thing, but he just loves having it.

I love #7. I noticed, though, that it just says that everything in the house will be LABELED. It never says that anything will be organized according to the labels.
post #16 of 23
LOL, i liked that haha! very true
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
WHAT!!! You want organisation as well as labels Tari? Surely you must know us men cant multitask
post #18 of 23
I don't have an SO...unless you count Dorky Fish & he got Cod treats.

I got dad some shotgun shells, a ratcheting screwdriver, a giant remote control(he looses the darn thing all the time), & mixed nuts.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
Boy, I sure can use a cordless drill...really. I still have a corded one that is about 20-25 years old and still works great. But that cord sure gets in the way when building things, like cat enclosures or like last year, when I put up our new mail box, I had to run the cord across the street for my drill
My FIL has a really nice set of Dewalt that's all cordless, a drill, two saws, batteries, and recharger. Might be a nice brand for you to try hinting to your family to get.
post #20 of 23
Very true.........and very funny! DH wants undercoating for his car - now that`s a challenge to wrap!
post #21 of 23


How in the world? Where did you meet my boyfriend and how did you get his Christmas list/???

Money is very tight this year -so he got a new toaster oven - his stopped working, and a Bob Dylan bio 2-disk set - movie directed by Martin Scorcese. He's a music nut! (toaster oven is a serious upgrade -with convection, etc. He's delighted!)

In years past he has gotten clothing - there are things in his closet and dresser that I would like to remove and BURN!!! When we first met, he desprately needed new bedding - so he got the whole works, mattress pad, linens, blanket, comforter. Yes, he was thrilled, b/c he hates to shop.
post #22 of 23
MUAHAHAHHAhAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!

it's true, it's true!! I found that nothing says "I love you" better than an electric razor
post #23 of 23
YOUR LIST IS FUNNYY..
but i only got one problem...with rule # 11... who wants to see cowboys ( BAWH!! ), you should put redskins instead


hehehehe :0)
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