OK, so I know what some of you are thinking: “We’re getting married, he’s getting the biggest prize of all! MEEE!!!” And while you are all very special people, it might be nice to get him something he will actually use (That was a joke, simmer down, he gets to use you for the rest of his life and vice versa, we got it). That said, sometimes guys can be kind of a pain to shop for. They think they’re all straightforward and simple but to me, that’s what makes it hard. To aid in my quest, I asked for the professional opinions of a few guy friends.
1. Get Your Groom to Groom
The Art of Shaving is so awesome. They sell all kinds of state of the art shaving kits and old school shaving accessories. Furthermore, last time I went in one, she demonstrated on my hand, and my hand has NEVER been so smooth. Or smelled so nice.
2. A Subscription to MAKE
This has been described to me as the modern day “Popular Science”. And it looks pretty cool. If your dude likes gadgets, this is a win. And maybe I just hang out with a special breed of male, but in my experience, most guys I know would like this.
3. Man Stuff
One friend, in his infinite wisdom, didn’t list anything specific, but said “probably anything related to grilling, sports, or beer”. He added that “if it’s a girly guy, then you’re good to go with pretty much anything you’d get the bride.” I’m not sure he understood the assignment, but maybe some of you will find this helpful.
Maybe I’m just digging into the guy part of my brain here, because I would love something like this, but I would think guys would too.
Generally, most guys I know prefer to receive gifts they will enjoy time and time again. Men and women think differently. Personally, I tend to attach memories to objects. If I’m given a piece of jewelry, it’s more than a piece of jewelry to me, it’s a piece of jewelry filled with sentiment and emotion. The majority of males I interact with don’t think like this at ALL. So instead of fretting over the perfect set of customized whatevers, and hoping he’ll understand the symbolism behind the gift, it might behoove you to go with something you know he actually wants.