Sunday, July 13, 2014

Gifts for Difficult to Shop for Men {and a Review}

I received the cocktail shaker featured in this post, from My 1st Years, in exchange for this review. 
All opinions are my own.*

Do you know a guy who is difficult to buy gifts for? Well, I do. That would be my husband. And not because he is picky or anything. Precisely the opposite. He is neither here nor there about gifts. Actually, he usually says he doesn't even like gifts. I can't even imagine that sort of life. I always love a present!

Well this past Father's Day, I finally got him a gift that he not only loves, but will put to good use.
Let me back track a bit...my husband and I enjoy a nice adult beverage from time to time.

You know after the kids are in bed and we haven't passed out from exhaustion on the couch. Then we have what we consider "date night." We make loads of delicious appetizers, my husband makes us some drinks, and then we snuggle up to watch a movie. 

A good cocktail is my guilty pleasure.
My very favorite cocktail, has a kind of...well...interesting name: "Sex on the Beach." It is so delicious (and you can make a lot of amusing comments when you want one). We have never had a cocktail shaker to mix the ingredients which consist of Vodka, Peach Snapps, cranberry juice and orange juice. (Here is the recipe we go by.)

When I saw this cocktail shaker from My 1st Years (a website that specializes in personalized baby gifts), I knew that it was the perfect gift for my husband. Finally, he could mix us drinks in a proper shaker!
(Photo via My 1st Years)

The cool thing about My 1st Years is that you can get the majority of their items personalized for free. I really wanted to get it engraved with, "Let's have Sex on the Beach" haha...but that wouldn't fit. There is a twenty character limit. Darn. (Okay, I probably never would have been brave enough to really get that engraved on something. But...it would have been fun to see the look on his face.)

Instead, I went with "Saint Joshua." Not as comical of course, but it is his business name. And he really is a saint of a husband and father.

Another great perk at My 1st Years, is that every gift comes in a beautiful gift box at no extra charge. I love when my life is made even simpler by things like that. My husband and I are notorious for never properly wrapping each other's gifts. We use old grocery bags, left over boxes, or the worst - holding it behind our backs right before we give it to each other. So this made me look like a real winner!
The box inside was awesome too, as was the look and feel of the shaker itself.
I was a little disappointed that the personalization was not as easy to read as the photo on the website. If it had been a bit darker, it would have been perfect. My husband didn't mind though and was impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship. 

We haven't had a chance to "test it out" yet, but next date night you bet we will! And we will enjoy a lot of Sex on the Beach for years to come. (Okay, I just had to! hehe.)


If you have a man in your life who is difficult to shop for, here are my top picks from My 1st Years:





I hope you enjoyed these gift ideas. Do you have a man who is hard to shop for in your life? What is the best gift you ever gave him?

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Till next time...
~Alice W.

My 1st Years provided this cocktail shaker free of charge to me in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Full Disclosure Policy.

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