There are so many great gifts for men this holiday season, but for some reason, women never seem to be able to figure it out, even if we constantly “accidentally” leave our Amazon wishlists open on their computers all the time. Maybe they wait till the last minute, maybe they’re in bed hung over, or maybe they’re just watching “Clueless” (or perhaps all three). We’re here to help. While The New York Post’s Tricia Romano gave her list of top 10 worst gifts men give women, here is the rebuttal of fairly terrible presents the fairer sex give men:
- Any clothing, especially ties
Even if you think you know a guy’s style, you probably don’t.
2. Anything gadgety
3. Grilling equipment
4.Sports fan crap
Maybe some guys do still love the Giants, despite this terrible season, even enough that the sight of this Eli Manning-signed jersey from the official NFL store isn’t offensive. But the only framed Jersey that belongs in this reporter’s house is Springsteen, thanks.
5. A watch
Cool, a machine that tells time! If only it also made phone calls, received e-mails, played Angry Birds, had a flashlight, gave me restaurant reviews, had video chat, contained the daily newspaper and could summon all the world’s information at the touch of a finger, it might actually be useful. And at only $80,000 for pieces like this Cartier gold watch, it’s a real sensible gift.
6. Monthly grooming subscription
7. A cheese-tasting course
Sitting in a room that smells like feet for two hours and trying to pretend like we can tell the difference between a Camembert and a Gruyère might sound like fun to some, but we’d rather just take the bottles of wine and go home instead of toiling through a class like Murray’s Tour of Italy class. Also, don’t you know that cheese can soften your libido like sun-ripened Velveeta?
8. A DVD set of a TV show
What do I look like, a caveman? Guys have Netflix, computers and limited apartment storage space for five seasons of “Breaking Bad“ that, tops, they’re going to watch all the way through maybe one more time. Giving DVDs as a gift in this day and age is essentially like saying, “Here, you throw this away.”
9. Protein powder
10. Couples mani-pedi