My husband isn't one for video games or porny comic books. But he is difficult to buy for.
You are lucky indeed, but he is still a big nerd (I know, I read his blog). :) I hope that you find present buying for your boys less trying than mine has been so far.
I think I'm going to wait until I'm a bit further post painful dental work and toe surgery, or at least have a larger stash of pain meds in me before I attempt project holiday joy again.
I have managed to find a few different things. Thinkgeek.com is a useful place to find geeky toys.
Senor Onion is too easy to buy for. Little boys are so easy to buy for which I like.
lol I was just thinking about what to get my husband for Christmas and you're pretty much right on the money. Although he wants/goes through a lot of books, so I'm trying to encourage him to use the library more. I'm really leaning toward getting him a Kindle because it's half gadget/half book!
I enjoy books, but the library is a much better plan. Storage is expensive.
Um, I get tired of being the RECIPIENT of video games! Just because my man WANTS me to play doesn't mean he should buy me a game that he though I may like. Ugh. Worst birthday gift, ever.
That's like the biggest "I didn't give this any thought" cue ever. He didn't even wander into a STORE you might like.
John is both easy and the hardest person to buy for. He's a total geek. So that throws out any vehicle or sports related gift.
However, a couple years ago I bought him a bunch of transistors, LED's, servo motors, and other assorted gadgetry crap, and he was thrilled.
Easy to buy, cheap for a lot of it, but hard in the sense that I had to come up with it in the first place since he's not a traditional guy!
This year...hrmm...I'm thinking more wood working tools...but we'll see. Again, the hard part. ;)
Never asked for a video game or a trendy gadget though, so I suppose I'm pretty lucky in that regard!
Craig is hard to buy for because he likes either stuff I can't afford or stuff I don't know about because it's old as the hills for his projects.
I came across your journal from the WLS community. Do you mind if I add you?
And just so I don't seem completely random...my husband is one of the worst people to buy for. LOL
Welcome to my world of small rants and bad iMac photos. :)
bad iMac photos
Yet another thing in common! I flipping love photobooth! LOL! :)
Ah the time honored tradition of buying others gifts that you like. What right do they have to be disappointed? They're getting it for free after all!
You may be getting lipgloss.
Ask for more BJ's and some token books. Humor me, ok?
Hey mister. Didn't I buy you video games AND a Nintendo DS last year?
Um, I don't have a game system and have been reading mostly non fiction the last couple of years so I must be off your gift list. I don't have toys and even a couple of tools made it on my list.
Seriously, my wife has problems shopping for me despite a list. She gets a little competive when it comes to gift giving. It could be that she is a little intimidated by my getting 'themie' with Christmas which usually includes some sort of jewlry.
That is super cute! You are super Daddy now, so no time for your own toys?
You have such pretty porcelain skin!!!!! Sooooo jealous!!!
Thank you. I am hoping that my pale skin will help replace the lightbulbs that are burning out in my house. :) That's one way to save on electricity.
I'm also down 3 light bulbs in the past week. Weird.
Those are really fun and amusing prizes for boys!
Totally snagging this list of links!
I have my list made - ideas for every female, not a single one for any of the guys on my list. I asked Cabana-Boy what he wanted and he told me "cufflinks that shoot lasers." Yup.
btw starry, I think you look purty!
And all this time I thought gift giving was about the other person! ;)
Well, I heard it was a gift from one person to another person with some sort of meaning. But now it's a handoff of items without thought. We go to the list, click, put in money, boom. Stuff arrives. I don't know what it is about anymore.
And I'm not sure my gifts of any sort are appreciated. I feel like quitting the game sometimes.
Boys are either too hard to shop for or too easy, huh? The wishlists are created to make gift giving easier, but you don't have to use them.