One of Dan’s absolute favorite things to do is get a babysitter, get-the-heck-outta-town, book a hotel room and make me his girlfriend (and golf partner) again…no more frumpy wife. So, lots of times I’ll surprise him with just that. I’ll make up a card with a copy of the hotel reservation inside. It really is so fun to have some quiet time together without having to chase after the little ones…it’s good for us. We’ve done this all over Utah, but we particularly love The Alaskan Inn (you get to stay in a cute cabin and they bring breakfast to your door in the morning, love it.) We also love The Homestead Resort. Both of those places can be pricey but we keep our eyes out for good deals. Other than that, we’re up for wherever isn’t dingy and has a pool
Giving gift cards can be pretty lame, but there are SOME that still fall in the category of “thoughtful and pretty dang awesome”…for example, here at our Ogden Airport they have companies that gives you a one-time flying lesson and then takes you out to fly your first plane (with supervision). The Beard Man would be in absolute heaven to be able to do that. Unfortunately, I’m not nice enough to let him risk his life to try something like that. But, maybe YOU are nice. Other cool gift certificates would be for things like a helicopter ride over the city, a hot air balloon ride, a pass to the iFly (indoor skydiving), professional golf lessons, a guided hunting excursion, tickets to a professional sports game, etc.
So, this is something The Beard Man already has and loves. He loves it so much that when he lost several of he pieces, he had me re-buy him the same one. He uses it on his truck, the four-wheelers, fixing other tools, you name it. We found his for a great price at Costco, but they don’t always have the same stuff. So, you can also order it from Amazon.
Both of us love our Fossil wallets, not because of the brand name…really, we don’t give a rat. But, for their functionality. They manage to fit lots of little pockets, flaps, and zippers into such a small space. I love feeling organized, so naturally pockets are huge to me. The hubs isn’t really into organization, but as his wife I lovingly cram it down his throat. Oh, I also love the distressed leather look for a man. This particular wallet is from Zappos, but we both got ours at Dillards…they have a good selection there.
Alright, is that enough? Does that help??
Let me give you some links from the past for additional ideas…
and while you’re thinking about giving…here’s my top gift-giving tips.