Wednesday, December 14, 2016
On the Fourth Day of a Feminine Christmas
This young wife is buying the traditional male gift of a handsome tie. There is just something about a man in a suit and tie especially if he knows how to stand and comport himself. But it's becoming a rare thing to see a man dressed up these days and so a beautiful silk tie is not the easy choice for Christmas that it used to be.
I once read some interesting advice about buying for the men in one's life - go simple but go volume. In other words, if you buy socks, buy lots of them. Ditto beef jerky.
It was easy to buy for my brother until recently. As a mail carrier he was always in need of high-tech neck warmers, ear muffs, and band-aids for his work-worn fingers. Lots and lots of band-aids. Now he has been promoted to a desk job but alas, ties are still not part of his wardrobe. My brother-in-law (the beef jerky connoisseur) is eating healthy these days and is loving tea. That's a gift I know something about.
As women we might ask the age-old question in reverse, "What do men really want?" I'm pretty sure they want the same thing we do: small thoughtful gifts that show we care.