Monday, December 18, 2006

Holiday Shopping With the G-Man

Fed up with eating tips(get it)? How about a few Holiday shopping tips...........

If you are a stay-at-home spouse, it's not cool to charge your Christmas gift for the 'other'. That means they are paying for their own gift...c'mon!

Men, If you are crazy enough to buy an article of clothing for your wife or girlfriend, and don't know her size, always buy it smaller...."but honey, you looked that size to me'!

Men like tools for gifts. Under no circumstances buy an appliance as a gift for a women! But some women do enjoy fancy kitchen stuff. But think it through, and use extreme caution...
Really if you are in doubt...jewelry!

If you absolutely are last minute lazy, or are drawing a complete blank, you can never go wrong with cash or a gift card.

Combo-Gifts are quite cheesy...You know, anyone with a birthday within 3 weeks of Christmas.. 'Oh, it's for your birthday AND Christmas'.

Re-Gifts...Please Please, make sure that you are not giving the gift to the person that gave it to you originally! And make sure any old name tags adressed to you are removed.. And make sure any stickers on the gift are removed...To get a gift that says 'Compliments of State Bank', is not cool at all.

....And lastly, if the recipient of said gift, upon opening it repeats aloud what it is, you've made the wrong choice.........." Oh, a golf tie!'.........OR.....'Oh, a spatula!'

Happy Holidays...Galen

19 comments:

Strumpet said...

Some 'tools' are okay for your honey. Just depends on your definition of 'tool.'

And, I wouldn't give your sweetie or friends cash. Family is okay if they are younger than you in most cases. Like it's okay for parents to give their kids cash, but I wouldn't give your kid brother cash. I'd give a nephew or niece cash on-top of other small stuff maybe, but I wouldn't give parents cash. If your parents are in need of financial help and you are able to give it, I would give it and not as a Xmas gift.

As for the eating tips that I couldn't comment on earlier,

1. I fucking LOVE carrots. Vitamin E keeps you horny and is good for your eyes and beta-carotene is a natural anti-oxidant! Plus, they're sexy to watch your beau eat, cos they're crunchy and that's exciting.

2. I fucking LOVE skim milk. Less fat, just as filling. ESPECIALLY with regards to potatoes.

All the rest sound fun, well except for if you LIKE fruitcake, then please eat away and be happy.

Yay!

I can comment!!

I am enjoying all of your helpful holiday tips, Galen.

Keep them coming.

May I request, 'Holiday Gift Buying Tips for the Poor.'

Limey said...

i would not presume to purchase a tool for my husband because invariably i get the wrong tool. one year he said he needed a hmmer. i thought it would be a nice stocking stuffer. i went to the store to pick a hammer. good gravy there were 29 different types of hammers. i mean come on....yer just whackin a nail into some wood right?? how complex a tool can this be? there are no moving parts!!! i picked a hammer and put a bow on it. he gave a polite thanks then announced it was a girly hammer. what??? there were no pictures of flowers on it. it wasn't pink or purple. it was a standard wood shaft hammer with a silver tone head and claw. what is girly about that??? too lightweight. it's a girl hammer.

dang, i think i just put a whole post here in your comment box!

G-Man said...

It's nice to have you back Chandra, I've missed you terribly.

G-Man said...

Lime, your posts are usually more interesting. You can guest post anytime.

jillie said...

Well g-man, it you in a tizzy over what to get me...anything GREEN AND GOLD with Green Bay Packers and I'll love you forever! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....money, jewelry, money is always good too! Lottery tickets make fun stocking stuffers. Have a g-day!

SignGurl said...

Amen on the combo gifts!

G-Man said...

Dammit Jillie,I was gonna put Lotto tix too. Thanks for reminding me

Jenn, you got birthday in December too?

Jodes said...

i am going to Illinois and Indiana.

Kristen said...

I am so happy that you mentioned the combo gifts.

My b-day is the 26th and it SUCKS.......

So if you do have someone in your life that has a birthday in the month of December......make it special

jillie said...

Yes I have the Leini's every time I come up here...lol! In fact, two years ago I went on the tour in Chippewa Falls...wooohooo. Haven't tried the other beer however, I am going out Christmas shopping with my younger bro...so we ALL know what that means...YEP...BAR HOPPING....LMAO. How do you know about all of these beers? No brats for me...I think I'm the only german cheesehead that doesn't like them....HAHAHA

gab said...

This is true never give tools unless you know that it something wanted is that person said oh Id love to have one of those some day.I always welcome and appliance for my kitchen if it gets me outta there faster and if you dont have alot of money for jewlery go to a pawn shop you can get lots of nice stuff there

Strumpet said...

Limey, your comment totally turned me on.

jillie said...

You know Galen...I have had Steven's Point beer...do you remember Little Wally's? Wow...talking about taking a trip down memory lane. Only I use to trip down memory lane...LMAO. C'mon down and I'll buy you a beer ;o)

G-Man said...

Kristin, I know, mine is the 10th.

Gabby, those are good tips also.

Strumpet, next year you ARE getting a 'girly hammer' for Christmas.

Jillie, don't tempt me, the big lakes not froze over yet, and they got a new 'fast' ferry!!

G-Man said...

Jodes, you ain't left yet?

Strumpet said...

Yay!

Jodes said...

i leave tmrw (wed) morning - check out my post I just got it up.

Jodes said...

no I cannot post or comment while I am gone - parents live in stone age - no computer and brother has no internet at home that I know of......I am the only hip one!!! HAHAHA. sorry dude, hope you do not have withdrawals without me.

seventh sister said...

Very smart to suggest buying a smaller size if you are crazy enough to buy clothes for your wife/ girlfriend. Jewelry is goo but not a ring unless you know the correct size.