Mommyish Gift Guide: 8 Gifts For The Man Who Put A Baby In You

Hey ladies! Let’s shower the men that put babies in all of you with gifts, shall we? It’s getting increasingly hard to think of things to get anyone. I mean, Amazon exists and people constantly buy themselves things – am I right? Or do I just have an online shopping addiction?

Here’s a round-up of some things the man in your life may like to receive come the holidays. Some are new, some are throwbacks – all should please him.


1. Bruce Lee Action Figures, $15


Is there a man in existence who doesn’t like Bruce Lee? Where? Show him to me.

2. Vinyl Collection Puzzle, $27


Who doesn’t pine for vinyl? And for that matter, puzzles?

3. Gloves For Gadgets, $24


Texting in the winter is the worst. Problem solved.

4. The Art of Miles Davis, price varies


Is your man a Miles Davis fan? Did you know that he was also an incredible painter? The world soon will thanks to the recent release of a hardcover book of his collected works, but while it’s still a semi-secret there are some affordable versions of the paperback art book he collaborated to make. There is only one edition of this book – so it’s pretty special.

5. The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1-3, $78



Is your man a lover of literature? Is he a lover of graphic design? Is he a lover of art? Does he have eyes? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – you should buy this:

“These works of literature do not reside just on the shelves of academia; they flourish in the eye of our imagination…will leave you awe-struck.”
—New York Times Book Review

6. Digix miniboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $30



This waterproof bluetooth speaker has a suction cup on it that makes it perfect for the shower.

7. Needlepoint Boombox Wallet, $105


Okay, so this is pricey. But awesome.

8. Chromecast, $35


This little invention is amazing. You plug it into your TV and it magically streams content from your computer, phone or tablet to your HDTV.

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Google Play Movies and Music, and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.



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  • Jessica

    I kept reading #6 as a toothbrush speaker… I need to get my eyes checked. And I am totally looking into #8!

    • Maria Guido

      It’s so great – it really is.

  • NicknamesAreDull

    I got my husband some stuff from The Art of Shaving.

    • Maria Guido

      I came so close to adding that!

    • NicknamesAreDull

      It smells so good. My husband shaves with a straight razor, so it’s right up his little faux hipster alley.

  • Kay_Sue

    If anyone’s getting those Bruce Lee action figures, it’s me–those things look badass.

    Anybody else have a husband who buys whatever they want and leave you with absolutely no reasonable gifting options? I hate that. We have this same argument every year–why?! Why would you buy that TV show that you want THREE WEEKS before Christmas?!!!!

    I apologize for the caps and exclamation points, but he’s driving me nuts with this.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Mine always does that, and then when I ask what I can get him he’s like, “Meh, I don’t really want anything.” We played that game for like 5 years. Now we seriously just don’t buy each other anything anymore. We will exchange favorite snacks sometimes, but that’s it. I can’t tell you the last time I actually bought him a real present because whatever he wants he just orders. If I try to buy it, it’s not the right thing, and he’ll take it back. It’s MADDENING! Totally agree.

    • Kay_Sue

      I know. He came home with a TV show the other day. “What’s that?” I asked. “That show we wanted. I was in Wal Mart to get (whatever menial item I asked for him to pick up on his way home) and I saw it, so I grabbed it.”

      Dammit, man. Christmas is *literally* less than three weeks away.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Ugh. That gave me the angry feeling I get in the pit of my stomach that I get every time he does this to me. I wish I knew the cure, because I’d totally help you out with it. But, I’ve got nothing….

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      I guess we could go passive aggressive on this and go buy a bunch of stuff we want and be like, “Look what I bought!” Mine would not care, but maybe it’s not to late to save your husband.

    • Maria Guido

      Aren’t they awesome? I bought some.

    • geckomommy

      Yes! And right when I think I’ve finally found something he couldn’t even have possibly known about that I am so SURE he’d love, he mentions it like, “So this thing got released, meh, I saw it on Reddit and it was on Kickstarter like a year ago and the reviews on Gizmodo aren’t that great…” O_o

    • Kay_Sue

      We can’t win for losing.

  • Bethany Ramos

    This is very eerie because my husband just started collecting vinyl AND loves drunk puzzling. Something for everyone!

  • Edify

    I was thinking of buying mine a vasectomy. But I’m just a crazy romantic like that.

    • Kay_Sue

      That’s the gift that keeps on giving.

      Or cumming, depending on whether your mind is as perverted as mine.

    • Edify

      It could really represent a life time of love(ing)

    • Kay_Sue

      Also true! :)

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      That’s a great present for you both, and can be very cheap :)

  • CelesteF

    So how about some gift ideas for men who aren’t hipsters?

    • cesp

      Yeah, I was just wondering if I’m the only one whos husband isn’t a hipster. Nice to see I’m not alone.

    • Maria Guido

      NO!!! A 23-yr old who has never owned a boombox owning a boombox wallet is hipster. A 39 yr old who wants this wallet is nostalgic. haha

  • FF4life

    He wants a mini bike… You know… The kind you see little kids riding. And a model car that runs on gas. And a ps4. Did I mention he’s turning 30?

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