After opening my Refinery29 e-mail that claimed to have the answer for me, clicking it open, and having my eyes assaulted with an ugly pastel fanny pack that my boyfriend, father, brother, and every man (and woman) I’ve ever met would probably be very sorry to receive as a Christmas present, I’ve decided to do my own gifting guide for the holidays.
This list is unendorsed, and will only be ridiculous on purpose, since unlike some people *cough, cough Refinery29 cough,* I do not assume that a $5,000 miniskirt is a “steal.” (I don’t know why I haven’t unsubscribed from their e-mails yet, either.)
So, ladies (and gents) – do you want to know the ONE THING that you can get for EVERY MAN in your life, that he will be delighted about?
May I present *drumroll, drumroll, drumrolll*
So simple, this gift might seem too simple.
I can’t think of a single guy throughout the duration of my life who has not seemed to run out of socks. This magical ability to never have enough socks is not contingent upon the quantity of laundry done, it is a pervasive fact, underlying the majority of my interactions with men who do not still live at home.
Let’s be clear – this gifting advice only applies to men.
Since there is even a cat meme to go along with my advice, however, I think we can all feel confident in my assessment of socks as the one-gift-fits-all-men category. And isn’t that what Christmas is all about?