I am a Christmas Elf. Seriously – if there was a “Christmas lover” ranking, it would be Santa, Buddy The Elf, and then me. But here’s the issue, I am terrible at buying gifts for people. Especially Tall Dad. What the heck do you get the man that has everything? Jeez, what do you get any man? Well, I’ve honestly given it some serious thought and I have a couple of ideas…
Buying gifts for your husband, during Christmas is always hard. First, you have the awkwardness of the money being all in one pool. It’s not just your money, or his money anymore. It’s YOUR money together. So, if you’re trying to keep a good secret about what you’re buying, then you have to figure all of that out.
Then, even if you have kept it a secret, you have this small issue of how MUCH money you’re going to spend.
Let’s be honest here, we’ve all got bills. Mortgage, car insurance, HOUSE insurance, heat, water, electric, cable, cell phone, credit cards, college tuition, the list goes on and on. Sometimes (who am I kidding? Most of the time) it’s easier to say, “that’s it! no presents from either of us!” Why spend money on each other when you have the kids to buy for, and you don’t have a lot of money to begin with.
It’s the smart choice.
But, it’s a sucky choice too.
We all love getting gifts. We all love opening gifts. We all love the smile and the warmth they bring when your loved one rips that paper to shreds and feasts their eyes on the thoughtful present you’ve offered. It makes us feel special.
So, while no gifts is an option – I’d rather not go that route, even if it means getting something that may not the most glorious gift on the planet. I want something thoughtful and useful for my darling husband.
The man who has everything. (I’m not kidding by the way, if he wants something, he just goes out and buys it. He literally has everything he wants. Except the Millennium Falcon.)
WHAT THE HECK DO I GET HIM THEN?
One of Tall Dad’s goals this season, and I know it will be for his New Year’s Resolution as well, is to take better care of himself.
He spends all of his time and effort taking care of his family, that he often goes without simple things that he could really use.
So when I put my thinking cap on for holiday ideas for Tall Dad, I knew I wanted to make him a healthy gift basket, full of his favorite items, as well as things that will really make him put his best face forward.
Talk soon friends,