Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sarah Tucker's Christmas Gift Guide // for the non metro sexual in your life

I'd love to do a pretty metro sexual board of gifts for men.  But I don't have one of those in my life.  My husband, brother, dad ... they all like some strange things.  In my opinion anyway because if I were a boy, I'd be a metro sexual for sure.  I'd want some j.crew sweaters, pretty scotch glasses, and some leathery iphone cover.  But my men like knives, power tools (oooo an electric drill? for me?! you shouldn't have), diving watches, meat rubs, and hideous polarized sunglasses.  These are the stuff the dudes of my life dream up. 

I'll tell you what's been a hit around these parts the last few years though  ... a smoker.  and a grill.  and any kind of tool or spice you can think of to dress those two up.  And it's been quite a gift to my tummy, and my tired self when I'm beat.  Anyway, those are some good solid gifts if you've got a guy like mine around.  Last year I introduced JB to pinterest.  And to my surprise he actually used it!  And then this year he picked it up again.  If you'd like to check out his christmas wishlist, it's here.  Every year I buy him stuff from his alma mater.  Shoot, it could be ladies socks (on accident) and he'd still think I hung the moon, and then proceed to wear them (this has happened).   This year he has some baby stuff on there, which pretty much plucks at every string on my already weapy hormone laden heart.  And I'm quite obsessed that "jumper cables" was repinned from his last years board.  hint, hint.  I may break down and get them ... but seriously buying jumper cables feels funny for Christmas.  So that's a little rundown of some tried and true presents for some serious dudes.  And here's some ideas for this year ...  mostly untried.


ipad // who doesn't love an ipad?
healthy after shave //  this is mostly for me, as I want him around a long time and I don't love the smell of traditional after shave ... or the taste from kisses. 
seersucker tie // instant southern gentlemen please
steak knives //  these are pretty.  no idea if they're fabulous like wustof, but they sure are pretty.
pizza stone set // this one can go in a grill!
bottle openers // a manly opener
Dollar shave club //JB has this and thinks it is the coolest thing.  it's basically birch box for men, but a little less exciting since you know what's in there every month.  a razor.  still, he loves it.
Charles Vergos' Rendezvous BBQ sauce // JB's favorite.  he gets it every year.  if he's good (gotta leave some suspense here in case he reads this post). 
jumper cables // this is a real thing that apparently people need.  just maybe not on their christmas list.  will i fight it another year? ... remains to be seen.  until 2013 pinterest christmas wishlist hint hint board arrives ...

I've spoken on JB's good nature a time or two but it rings true once again for Christmas.  I'm pretty sure if I filled his stockings with limes he wouldn't bat an eye lash. much less pout.  he'd be pretty excited to make some limeade.  or use them in something on the grill.  bless him.

what are y'all getting your men this christmas?

17 comments:

  1. Bahahaha! I just died, you're hilarious Sarah. I love that jumper cables are on his pinterest board. He's a practical guy! This is so my daddy, but Neal on the other hand would like some J.Crew sweaters pronto, lol!

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  2. Haha, I love this post! Some great ideas too... as the men in my life also aren't metro... darn! Love the knives and the bottle openers :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  3. So sweet! I love that he is an easy-to-please kind of guy - takes the pressure of for sure! I agree though, isn't it just more FUN to shop for a metro-sexual?? Alas... Merry Christmas Sarah!

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  4. haha loved this. austin is the same way. i buy him his favorite beer and im like, the best person in the whole world.

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  5. my dad has been into juicing now (for his health!) so we got him a blendtec blender (: and justin? well, we already decided to renew our disneyland annual passports- it's like the gift that keeps on giving (cough perpetual date night cough)

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  6. "hideous polarized sunglasses"...lol! I love this! The men in my life are the same way. No fun!

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  7. Oh this is perfect! All the other gift guides are way too metro sexual for the men in my life too! Thank you so much.
    PS I am looking into that aftershave now!

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  8. This cracked me up, because it's sooo true - all those fancy blogger gift guides are way too metro for ANY guy I buy for. My husband asked for a camo jacket for hunting..ughhhh. And why the obsession with polarized sunglasses?? Is it a Florida guy thing? haha I'm seriously dying at how true this is for me.... :P

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  9. haha this is hilarious and SO my man too. matt also went to wake forest - so anything with that gold and black WF is a sure-fire win win on my part. and i also got him a golf lesson! he's pretty good now but he's super competitive... but i might have to try our that BBQ sauce - matt loves grilling and so does my lazy belly....

    cute ideas sarah!

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  10. ohmygosh, those jumper cables cracked me up!

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  11. Haaaaa! Our hubbys would be buds for sure in their hideous polarized glasses playing w/ jumper cables!

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  12. Knives. Knives are almost always a good guy gift. I found some neat Damascus steel hunting knives that the guys in my life can admire and show off a little bit.

    I really like your blog! I have messy hair too. :)

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  13. i got the husband an iPad mini for christmas!!!!! =) I guess I'm doing alright then. lol

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  14. I LOVE that he used Pinterest. That's gotta make things easier.

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