7 Gifts Your Man Doesn’t Want You to Get Him


Getting the perfect gift for your man can be quite a challenging task. When it comes to buying for them, detail and quality are of the utmost importance. It makes you wish you could just walk up to them and ask them directly the kind of gift they would like. But doesn’t that lower the appeal of the gift? Most definitely. Failure to select the right gift can have your man putting on a fake smile and lying about how amazing your gift is. Just like every other woman out there, you ideally want to buy that single gift that your man will appreciate you for. And as much as it may sound complicated, it is actually quite simple. Before you decide what gift to buy your boyfriend or husband, you should probably figure out first what he doesn’t want.

The gifts to avoid

Below I have created a list of things that you should avoid getting your man as a gift.

* Matching apparel

Most girls love to get their men that shirt they think he would look great in. There is nothing wrong with that but going a step further and purchasing matching clothes is a no go zone. Yeah, it’s a cute romantic gesture but to be honest, that’s more of a “you” gift. Your man will be expecting something he can resonate with.

* Jewelry

Unless it is a watch or a striking gold chain your gift is bound to be a bummer. Not all men appreciate jewelry and one way to around that is settling for something trendy. At Eternity Rose you will be able to view the popular products as well as alternative gift choices for him as per the occasion.

* Photo Frame

Sweet and meaningful to you but to men it’s just another piece of decoration. Simply put, it won’t work.

* Socks or underwear

On any other day, sure why not. But on Christmas or any other special day, this sounds like something you’d do when you are picking up the groceries, milk, cheese and some underwear. Just imagine opening your gift box only to find a bunch of hair ties. Now I guess you know what I mean.

* Gift card

Actually, this should be the first to cross off the list. Don’t get me wrong, it does beat getting the wrong gift. But it is still a lazy way of showing appreciation. Your man would love it if you were to recognize that special gift that would make him happy. And by going ahead and getting it, he will associate you with it forever.

* Wallet

Sure, his may look like it has seen better days but no matter how beat up and shredded it is, men don’t really care. All they want is something to hold everything in place and most men would rather pick one out for themselves. This is an obvious gift and chances are that he has had to contend with a wallet for a present before.

* Toiletries

Nobody appreciates getting a soap as a gift. Such a present is lackadaisical at best. Again going a step further and getting your man cologne is not any better. It’s like telling him how you would like him to smell for the next few months.

Getting the perfect gift

Add to that the “good intentions gifts” such as a gym card or a book on how to be successful. C’mon, you are his girl/wife, not his mentor. Once you have eliminated these gifts, you will be in a better position to pick out that perfect present for your guy. Sometimes even a little stalking can help you out. Take the time to know the things he is interested in. Though it’s true that it’s the thought that counts, trust me, putting a smile on his face will be worth it.


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5 thoughts on “7 Gifts Your Man Doesn’t Want You to Get Him

  1. I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten my fiancé something from this list at least every year. This year was boxers and soap. In my defense, these are always things he asks specifically for.

  2. I like your list of not , I think it pretty much sums it up, and its a good thing I didn’t get my hubby anything on that list..

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