Gift guides for that special someone, whoever they may be
After your dad, your significant other is the most difficult person in the world to buy presents for. After all there’s so much pressure — you want it to strike the right note, convey your love, perhaps your desire, show just how well you know them, and at the same time be a surprise. So here are some gift guides to help you get it right with the one you love. (We know you need this because you still haven’t gotten them something yet, procrastinator):
- The Frisky has a list for dudes (though we think they’re pretty universal) of 11 gifts that won’t get you laid, which includes fruitcake in a can, bacon lube and a stripper pole as major don’ts.
- For women who want to get laid, Your Tango has a helpful list of 15 items men apparently really want.
- Dave Barry’s gift guide is a sort of anti-wish list – check it to see what NOT to get your significant other, or to see what gag gift you can put in their stocking (the Dear Leader Tongue Scraper, the Stocking Full of Knives, the Martha Stewart Animated Snake Wreath, etc) BUT ONLY if you plan to bring out the big guns (you know, the car with a big red bow, the little blue box, the 60-inch TV, the weekend trip to Paris, etc).
- If you love a nerd who loves to quote “Star Wars” lines in real life every day scenarios (“Stay on target…stay on target” when two new parents are changing a baby’s diaper mid-poo) then check out Geek Sugar’s list of Star Wars-themed gifts — they’ll love the droids and aliens cookie cutters.
- Inhabitat has a green holiday gift guide for animal lovers, vegans, and compassionate consumers — if you’re going to opt for an animal adoption in some remote location, make sure you back it up with some vegan truffles.
- Hitched’s 2011 holiday gift guide for married couples is actually 6 gift guides in one, categorized by tech & gadgets, family, health & beauty, bedroom, under $20 and friends.
- And don’t forget the list of naughty gifts to be opened in the privacy of your bedroom from yours truly (i.e. “Is that a candy cane in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”).