Feb 23, 2012 10:29 AM
MODG from, well, MODG wrote: "my 5th anniversary is Friday. I need a gift idea and it's on a BIG fat budget. We're talking more creative less rolex"
Well, MODG, you didn't give me many leads here, so I had to scour your blog for info about your husband, and decided you should get him an electronic tie rack full of bandanas. JK. Here are some things that I understand dudes like (and for the most part, that you can pick up at the mall), and if they're not spendy enough, just throw in this bottle of 1. Kelt Cognac XO ($139), which is so fancy that it's aged during a trip around the world.
(Yo dawg) I heard dudes like meat, so he can put some meat inside his meat with the 2. Williams-Sonoma Stuffed Hamburger Press ($13), or you could just get him some 3. mail-order meat ($37) via Gilt Taste.
I know it's not very romantic to give a guy something to go play with by himself, but the 4. uControl Cloud Force RC Helicopter ($60) and 5. LEGO Architecture Fallingwater ($100) are a couple of adult toys he can keep out on the nightstand. Dude friends have assured me that dudes don't care if anniversary gifts are romantic or not, but if you want to go that route check out these custom quilts by 6. Haptic Lab (inquire). They're handmade quilts based on maps of a locale that's special to you; it won't get to you on time but they look to be worth the wait.
Finally, monogrammed drinkware might be a little played out, but you can mix and match the monograms on these 7. Set of Four Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($40), so you could make them spell out your favorite four letter word... or just initials.
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Mitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.