How many times have you struggled with the task of what to get a guy for Christmas? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve paced the malls in America trying to solve the yearly mystery- buying the perfect gift for a man.
This year, in an effort to help my Sunny girlfriends, I sat Mr. Sunny down one afternoon. His task, which he had no choice on whether or not he could complete it, was to create a list of gifts he thinks guys would appreciate.
Now, if you haven’t figured it out by now, Mr. Sunny loves beer. So, that’s the driving force behind all these choices. He doesn’t play golf, follow soccer or get too excited about any one sports team, unlike me. Go Pittsburgh Steelers and Florida State ‘Noles!
I experienced a bit of difficulty in getting him to take the list seriously.
Initially, he said a Lamborghini and thought he was done being bothered with the blog for the evening. My response, ‘No kidding, Mr. I Am Every Man.’
I explained that Sunny in London readers wouldn’t find his Lamborghini dreams super useful. Isn’t it common knowledge in the universe that all men want a luxury sports car? Once I explained that he could possibly receive a few things on the list, he started to take me more seriously.
Off we go…
The Mr. Sunny inspired ‘What to Get a Guy for Christmas List’ starts with a serious tone.
He wants this handy man small machinery so he is prepared for the possibility of doing minor tasks around the flat:
I do emphasize ‘minor’ here. Face it, all men don’t really want to play Mr. Fix It, especially if cuts in to things that are certainly more entertaining- like TV and games.
For an evening at home chillin’ with his standard Stella Artois, he picks these for entertainment options (featured clockwise below):
To keep his beer cold during the ‘man games’ he wants these
juvenile fun holders for his beverage:
Once these items hit the list, I knew it was a lost cause to keep him focused. I mean, when a guy says, ‘Sweetheart, every man wants this…’ What can you do?
That, my Sunny friends, is the Stella Artois Beer Fridge for £99.99. It allows you to ‘enjoy ice-cold beer whenever you like from your own stylish Husky Stella Artois fridge’. Whoever wrote that description needs to have a serious one-on-one with me regarding the definition of ‘stylish.’
Once it became apparent that pinning Mr. Sunny down to help draft a ‘What to Get a Guy for Christmas List’, was more of a comedy than a gift guide, I suggested that he start thinking about the big hangover his wish list would face.
For his final ‘morning after party’ gifts, Mr. Sunny likes these:
I do love that Mr. Sunny tried to keep things affordable and fun. My Christmas list isn’t nearly as practical. Even though he made this whole idea one giant, galactic battle to accomplish, it was very eye-opening.
When it comes down to it, most guys are happy with beer, electronics and gadgets. You really can’t go wrong with those items, girls. However, just how much you should spend is the next great Christmas shopping mystery.
If I can make one very large interjection without his knowledge, it’s recommending any item in Molton Brown’s Black Peppercorn product line. I’ve written about them before, and Mr. Sunny loves it. After bathing in the scent, he absolutely smells delicious. That’s especially important after a night at the pubs. They currently have a gift set available for £60, but one bottle is as little as £10.
What to Get a Guy for Christmas Final Thoughts:
So my Sunny male and female friends, what should I buy Mr. Sunny from his Christmas wish list? What would you add to it?