Daily Archives: December 6, 2015

ok girls. here’s my “gifts for your grown up guys” 2015 list…

first let me start by saying…

yes, my husband would love a new Porsche, a rolex watch and a trip to every baseball field in the US.

but that’s just not going to happen this year.

what will happen?

something fun.  something that makes him think “i still got it”.  something that makes me remind him he’s a guys-guy and can hang with the best of them.  something for him (and not about me).

december6 bs button

let’s get this party started.  who doesn’t need a BS button.  when he’s sitting in his big chair, watching sports, sipping a beer and the kids are yelling and the solicitors are calling and the employees that work under him are texting… oh, and there’s me in the background too.  i’ll admit.  he could use this!

www.coolthingsaddict.com  $8

december6bevdispenser

the beverage dispenser.  i can totally see one of our guys walking around with this on.  filling up their friends… oh, and us ladies.  better put something girlie on one of the sides.

www.amazon.com  $43

december6cards

i can’t believe we don’t own this game yet.  we’ve played it with our cousins at the beach.  very inappropriate for kids.  but i’m sure mine have probably seen it… even played it.  gotta pick our battles.  so, we would need the first edition.

www.amazon.com $10

ps. also available at Walmart.  who doesn’t love going to walmart this time of year.  so entertaining.  and fun.  to all those walmart haters… i say, “try it.  you’ll like it!”

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oh yeah.  i might also want one of these.  a bottle opener AND a phone charger all in one.

www.touchofmodern.com  $16.99

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fitbit.  everyone has them.  not my husband.  and mine is missing.  hmmmm… maybe it should never have been taken off of my wrist.  isn’t that the point?  keep in on and keep walking!  i think it would be fun to have matching fitbits.  i know i said this wouldn’t be about me.  but this is romantic.  right?  hey, we’ve been married almost 23 years.  romance comes in many forms.

www.amazon.com  $79-$148.11  or at  www.target.com for a little bit more (but don’t have to ship… just have to drive 4 miles… and i can get laundry detergent and dishwashing soap there too).

december6get ripped

the isometric exercise trainer.  under the category of “get ripped”.  muscles.  yay.  i might get one of these for both of my men in my life (aka father and son).

www.touchofmodern.com  $70 (although it said it’s on sale for a few days more for $49.99 on their site)

december6kansascitysteak

omG.  have you tried these?  steak burgers from kansas city steaks.  when mason was a baby and i was trying to nurse (oh, is that too much information???  let me tell you, he became a bottle fed baby in no time), i was sitting in front of the tv crying (because that’s what women do when they have a new born in their lap who is crying, a 3 year old running around, and they are sitting on the sofa and nothing fits and they have no gift for their husband for his birthday)… and i turned the station to qvc.  yes, the shopping channel.  no comments please.  admit it… you all stop on that channel from time to time.  anyway, i saw these steak burgers on sale. and i ordered them.  i truthfully at that moment in time did not care if they were good or not..

as if you couldn’t tell by the photo above, they were awesome!  i’m salivating just thinking of them.  note to self:  order more.  quick!  by the way, we ate the whole case in less than a month.  by that time i could fit into my stretchiest pants and get to the store for groceries.  haha.

www.kansascitysteaks.com  $34.95-$109.95  or go to  www.qvc.com

december6macys

monogrammed cocktail glasses.  double old fashioned ones.  these would look so awesome on our bar.  and very mad men looking.  cool guys serve spirits in cool glasses.  at least they do on tv.

oh, and if I get him 4, lined up they will say FFFF (for our family motto of fisher forced family fun).

www.macys.com  $43 (on sale now for $29.99).  two in a set.

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greg and I don’t ski.  after back surgery I hung up the skis.  but when we did, we had so much fun.  for the skier guy in your family, these would be fun.  especially if you made them yourself with old skis from the past.  oh, or maybe even water skis.  you could get a lot of wine bottles on a water ski… or a snow board ski.  now we’re talking.

www.uncommongoods.com  $58

december6keychain

yes, a practical gift.  of course i would make it a little bit more personal with a fun disc that had his initials hanging from it.  your keys and screw driver all in one place.  great college grad gift too.  you could use the screw drivers as weapons in case you are mugged.  i wasn’t actually going there originally, but it is a good idea.  admit it.

www.mensbestgifts.com  $11.99

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nba slam dunk mini hoop.  my husband has an office at his work.  although he’s usually out on the floor selling Harley Davidsons this time of year and not sitting in his chair shooting baskets.  but if he did have the time, this would be fabulous.  come to think of it, wouldn’t this be fun to put in your guest bathroom?  oh, maybe you have a fancy home.  but ours is perfect for this type of thing.  ok, maybe that’s weird.

www.amazon.com  $26.97-$62.44 (those are random prices.  just sayin)

december6tacoma

season tickets to the Tacoma Rainiers 2016 baseball games.

or even one game.

it’s our local team.  the seattle mariners move players up from this club.  it’s really cool to watch the new talent.  and it’s like old school baseball we used to go to.  hot dogs and a pop (or beer).  a new cap (things are actually affordable at the team shop).  outdoor fun.  and it’s only 7 minutes away from our home.

gotta support local.

www.tacomarainiers.com for more info.

december6shower squid

and these.  shower squids.  love them.  need to buy as gifts for other people too this year.  i’m so darn tires of all of the crap (sorry for the bad word) in our shower.  there’s stuff everywhere.  little bottles that are free gifts.  big bottles that are actually empty (doesn’t anyone other than me notice that?).  razors that fall on the ground when the water is turned on.

omG.  i need to just get this.  not for a Christmas gift.  a gift for me (the cleaning lady).

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of course i had to add one sappy gift.  i want my kids to write in this while their writing still looks like them.  not adult like yet.  i wish i didn’t have to admit that, but they never really write.  they text.  they do everything with voice or touch.  and i know greg would love it.

www.francescas.com  $12

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that’s it for now.

so many cool, fun things that i wanted to show you.  but you have google.  just type in 2015 best men’s Christmas gifts.

this week i will be posting teen gifts.  how fun is that?

until then, go enjoy your sunday.

yay, the seahawks won!!!!!

-tracy


my 2015 Christmas list. each item under $50…

you probably already know this about our family, but greg and i have had a deal for 18 years.  it started when brooke was born.  suddenly it was more fun to buy gifts for the baby.  the rule is this… each Christmas we have to buy each other at least two gifts.  we can’t go over $50 total.  and they can’t just be goofy gifts.  we have to put a little thought into it.  it’s just what “we” do.  the kids are a whole different story.  but still, we are not a family of massive gift buying.

  i always felt sorry for our kids but then again we have a fun quirky side of our family that i think the kids like more.  for instance, one year we needed a new toilet seat.  greg and i went to target.  wrapped a few rolls of tp around it until it was big and puffy.  then wrapped it in Christmas wrap and a big bow.  the kids could barely handle it.  for two weeks it sat under the tree with their names on it.  they could not figure out what it was.  imagine their surprise when they unwrapped this special gift.  hahahaha.  still laugh about that.

last year i posted some things i like.  and i think brookie peeked.  and told the boys.  because i got a few of those items.

and they said it made gift buying for me a lot easier.

well, in case anyone is “peeking” at my blog, here you go…

december5kitchentowel

i mean really.  doesn’t this just say it all?

www.redbookmagazine.com (also saw at our local ace hardware store in gig harbor)  $12

december5card book

are you like me and have a ton of gift cards, rebate certificates, business cards, etc. in the bottom of your purse and in the ash tray of your car?  well, why didn’t i think of this idea myself?  love it. especially in pink.

www.mochithings.com  $14.66 (it’s on sale… yay)

december5hometee

i love love love this tee.  and it’s from one of my favorite websites.  since i was born in CA., i think i need this.  in size xl.  big and baggy.

www.thuglifeshirts.com  $27.95

december5whiteconverse

have you seen my white converse lately?  they are a mess.  dirty (yes, washed 100 times).  worn out.  love them, but need a new pair.  last year greg and the kids got me turquoise ones.  love them.  but this year i’d like a new pair of white.  size 9.5 please.  low top.  they would go great with my CA tee.  hint hint.

www.nordstrom.com  $49.95

december5 timex watchdecember5alex and ani

i’ve been talking about getting a timex watch.  love the nostalgia.  and my gold and brown watch broke.  insert very sad face.  it was a tortoise Michael kors watch greg bought me for my 45th bday.  i saw this one as i was ordering my kids a Christmas gift on amazon.  it would look so cute with my gold ALEX and ANI bracelets i wear.  by the way, those bracelets are at nordstrom and under $50.  or this new pineapple one was on pinterest, but i don’t know where to get it.  maybe their website?  ok, i’ll post the photo next to the watch just in case.

www.amazon.com  $45.55 (watch)  and www.alexandani.com  $? (bracelet)

december5candlews

well, since we are talking about one of my favorite things… the pineapple.  i love this candle.  as a matter of fact i love anything lauren Conrad suggests.  do you know she like timex watches too?  and she’s from laguna beach?  we could so be friends.

i’d like the pineapple, tuberose or laguna beach scent if i had to choose.  just sayin.

www.mydomaine.com  $24

december5cake plate

oh how i love cake plates.  one day i want a big white kitchen with gray marble and lots of cake plates holding cupcakes and fruit.  notice my priority?  cupcakes first.  haha.  we have a home goods store by our house.  let’s just say it is very dangerous for me to enter.  and they have tons of cute cake plate.  ahhhhhh.

www.kellywearstler.com  $oops, can’t find the price.

december5piggy bank

and a piggy bank.  as cute as this.  so i can save all of the money i find laying around the house, and in the washing machine.  i swear i would save more if i had something cute to put it in.  hey, i might even buy one for each of my kids.  it’s that cute.

www.velocityartanddesign.com  $14.66 (not sure i believe this price…. way too cute… should be over $50)

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that’s my list.

get shopping family.

oh, that’s right, you can only spend $50.  darn.

happy saturday.

-tracy