Why is it so difficult to buy gifts for men? They eat, they drink, they wear clothes, they read, they listen to music just like women but, when it comes to buying them a gift it seems almost impossible.
My dad, for instance. He doesn’t drink alcohol or like any food of the sort usually given as gifts, he doesn’t play or watch sport, he doesn’t care about clothes as long as they fit him and keep him warm, he doesn’t read books any more and I must have plundered the back catalogues of Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Matt Monro until there is no more. It’s no use asking advice from my Mum because she never knows what to buy him either.
My husband is easier but expensive. If he wants a book or a CD or socks or a T shirt, he will go and buy it himself so, when I buy him anything, it usually has to be a big present. Last year I bought him a painting for our anniversary, a new cordless drill for Christmas, some framed prints of our dogs for his birthday all of which were quite pricey. It’s not that I don’t want to spend the money on him but sometimes it would be nice to get a little gift just for no particular reason or, with the holidays coming up, as a stocking filler.
With this in mind I thought I could adapt some of my hand-made items so that they would appeal to men. I have already made a fairly man-friendly etui box and I have made some lavender bags with the same sort of theme and now I’ve made a couple of bookmarks.