Stuff B wants! (What to buy your “i don’t want anything ever” man person)

And the winner of the Tee shirt quilt is:

Sarah Macon

#1. That is why I don’t have 2 kids.
#2. We have that alarm clock and it is awesome. She is bed bound until 8am.
#3. Train tables are awesome but we have no room left in our house due to kid shit taking over.
#4. I need to win. I favorited that bad ass t-shirt quilt.
That is all.

Sarah, email me at modgblog at gmail dot com to set it up. And for the rest of you, use the code MODGYOURFACE to get 25% off a quilt. Order must be placed in the month of December.


Welcome to the one post that I dread writing most every year. Stuff B Wants is like pulling teeth. You can see the post from last year that I said pretty much the same thing. Oh you can also see from last year that many of these gifts are repeats. Because 1)boys are boring and 2)B never gets anything for himself. One of those is sad. Feel free to buy something for B and make the sad face go away.

Here is my annual disclaimer if you are looking for a gift for your man person and found yourself here (I’m sorry). B likes sports, beer and man things. He does not know what AG jeans are. He does not wear any sort of wrist decoration. His “fancy” sunglasses are Oakley and you will not find him in da club. Like ever. If that sounds like your man person, let’s do this.


What do you know. A drill. Is it the same drill from last year’s list? Almost. It’s just the newer model. Every time I ask B what he wants, this is the first thing he says. I don’t know WHAT on earth he is drilling (that’s what she said). But apparently it’s something that is very far away from outlets. It MUST be wireless he says. So if your male has a drill and it has a wire, maybe he wants this? B says so.

Ok this one is being posted by popular request. Many of you have actually told me that this underwear changed your male’s life (sounds like I’m talking about a cat when I keep saying male). B is very proud of this fact. This underwear comes in a plastic package and you can get it at walmart. Probably even the grocery store. We roll fancy around here. We also never say roll. I also sort of just wanted to post this picture.

B is 6’4” and broad. Nothing fits him. NOTHING. It drives everyone crazy who tries to buy him something ever. Either the sleeves are too short or the length shrinks or the arm holes are too narrow. Whatever. It’s a pain. J.Crew tall seems to be the only one that gets it right. Because B is not really BIG and tall. Just tall. This is getting uncomfortable. Whatever. J.Crew does the job.

I know, you’re like…”please MODG. B? Wants a slow cooker?” Let me tell you something. Without said slow cooker (and without said Pinterest) B would not eat. So yes, B wants a slow cooker. The problem with ours is that on the lowest setting it cooks very hot. This one you can set the temperature manually and check the temperature of your meat with the included thermometer. Or it can just shut off at the right temp. It’s genius and not that expensive. We …I mean B, wants this.

OMG, if I have to hear about the Nest thermostat one more time. B says, Nest is advertising on ESPN! B says, Lowes is having a super special on Nest. B says, Nest is really everywhere. This is probably his number 1 gift. Why? It saves you money. And that my friends, is all any regular dude wants. To save money. For those of you who don’t know, this thermostat is made by the smarties from Apple. It learns your behavior in a creepy cool robot sort of way and adjusts temperature to your behavior. It prints our reports, it makes suggestions, it wipes your butt. It’s awesome, I have to agree. NEST NEST NEST for president!

B wants ….ok I can’t do it this time. I want an immersion blender and forgot to put it on my list. It comes in pink. Enough said.

B got a Sonicare toothbrush from his dentist friend when we first started dating. Um, like 10 years ago. It’s probably his number 1 favorite gift ever. B has good teeth though so maybe he’s on to something. Finally he needs a new one. Probably because he changed the brush head like twice in 2 years. Apparently they are “pricey”.

Ok you sold us. MANY of you told us to tell our Magic Bullet to beat it and get on board with the NINJA! HI YA! I’ll be honest, things with the name ninja always get me. B makes a smoothie like daily and he’s on board too. NINJA FOR THE WIN

Ok this is almost 300 dollars. B doesn’t know he wants it, which is good since he’s not getting it. But I promise you, he wants it. It’s the whiskey advent calendar! For your favorite drunk! Shoot down a bottle of whiskey every day until Christmas to erase the pain of your life. Happy holidays!

 and there you have it. Love it or hate it, this is really B’s list. I don’t try and get all creative and fancy with these lists, I just show you what we actually want or are giving. I hope this helps make your holidays a little less stabby this year.

Operation WANA is SO close. Hang tight everyone.




Your man gift referral list was brought to you by the awesome geniuses at Turning Art. This is seriously the coolest gift that I would LOVE to get. Can I tell you how many times I’ve gone to buy art for my house and had to get it framed for a billion dollars or go buy a dumb Ikea frame that fits nothing and 3 months later hang it only to hate it? This service starts at 10 bucks a month and let’s you rotate REAL grownup art in your house ..FRAMED! When you find something you like you can buy it at a discount. Or you can keep switching it up. I’m giving this as a gift to someone for 3 months (30 dollars total). It’s so creative. And shipping is free. Have I said I love this yet?

Turning Art is giving away a free 6 month membership. One great way to take advantage of a membership is to use it with your kids and teach them about art. Check out some Whimsical pieces and post your favorite here to enter to win. Winner will be posted next post.

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delorus December 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

HAHAHA me and my husband just talked about those boxers last night. He is obsessed with them and it’s the only ones he will wear. He bought them 3 or 4 years ago and they still look new. The only ones that the waist doesn’t stretch out.

Stephanie December 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Sometimes, I am glad I am single, and don’t have to buy things a man. :) Except my dad, who always tells me exactly what he wants and sends me an Amazon link, so I don’t screw it up. haha

I would LOVE to have The Day After, By Mary Beth Maisel in my room. :) I think it’s beautiful!! What a neat site. I may have to join, even if I don’t win. :)

Amanda December 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I love The Day After by Mary Beth Maisel!

I also see someone above me liked it too, it is Beautiful!

And thank you for the heads up on the J-crew shirts, my husband is 6’4 as well and its HARD to find a good shirt.

Carly December 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

The only one I can comment on is the crock pot (sad), but I have it and it’s awesome!

amc December 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I have that crock too. Good choice!

julie s. December 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

My husband is also 6’4″ and broad, and has long-ass gorilla arms. Eddie Bauer also makes good “tall” stuff that he actually wears because it actually fits. And now I have to go look at that underwear.

Kelly @ Turned up to Eleven! December 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’m going to be honest… I’m a chick and I see about 3 things, maybe even 4 on his list that I want. Namely that Whiskey Advent calendar! And the Ninja, and the toothbrush, slow cooker and immersion blender… hell… all of it but the clothing and undies I suppose.

I think these are all great items – practical yes, not so fun, maybe but hell at least you know what your man likes. And that’s a bonus right? Or at least makes it easy.

My hubby wants books this year, and a 500+ gaming computer… he’s getting books… and I hope he’ll like it. Oh yeah, and Vans. He always wants vans.

Kelly @ Turned up to Eleven! December 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

p.s. the shoe, not a van for picking up young kids like a creeper. Just wanted to clarify that.

Natalia December 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

OMG, I am having the hardest time getting Christmas gifts for my husband this year. Usually I can figure it out or he gives me SOMETHING to work with. This year all he told me was a CD (after me asking like 2938293829 times). I checked a bunch of tour dates for bands he likes (they are mostly touring in Europe). Normally my back up would be Devils (hockey) tickets or some kind of merchandise since he’s a huge fan. But this year the NHL decided to be all difficult and put off the season (right now it’s not even certain if there will even be a season this year). Thanks a lot jerks for making it harder for me and my gift shopping this year. And it may seem like a good idea to just get him Devils merchandise…but no..I think it would just remind him that there is no hockey on right now and just piss him off.

Courtney December 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

My husband is also tall and not BIG. I’ve found good shirts at JCPenney (yay Ellen!) and Old Navy! I’ve had my Magic Bullet (not a bedroom toy) for over 3 years. I use it at least once a day. I think it’s about to die though and I’m going to need a new one soon.

Beth McClintock December 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

The NEST is my number one want this year!!!! I am with you NEST for President!

Marissa December 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

We have the Nest. The best part about it is that yes, you can download an app for your iPhone or your Droid compatible device, but.. when you’re upstairs in bed and you realize you forgot to turn the heat up or down, or you’re away from home and forgot to change a setting? Yeah – you can do it from wherever you are! Pure laziness – even from the couch. Just get it :-)

abby glig December 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Guys arent very fun to buy for.

But I am- I like that lake house print from Steve Frenkel Marietta, GA. Would like to rotate some art around this place.

anna December 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

yep! j. crew and eddie bauer are the best bets for my 6’3″ , broad man. or this god awful site called “all seasons uniforms” that he buys his clothes from because they are made in the usa. and he doesn’t care that he is wearing what looks like a mall cop’s winter coat without the badges. it hurts my soul.
however, the slow cooker does not and all parents must have one if they don’t hate themselves and want to eat something other than a sandwich. here’s my top ten slow cooker meals for parents. enjoy!

Kiera December 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Wait. What?

demi December 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

the NINJA changed my life, for real. it’s the best blender, processor, chopper, etc EVER IN THE WORLD.

Inna December 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

My husband would LOVE this. I really like Behind Blue Eyes!

tara December 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Oh my god MODG thank you so much for the TurningArt suggestion! This is perfect for my husband. He always “wants art” but I never know what to get and it’s always so freaking expensive. This is the best idea.

Also, that picture of B and G is adorable.

tara December 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Oh, oops. I forgot to comment that I would love the “Cookie Thief” one.

Chelsea December 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Great list for the difficult male. I have to say I have that slow cooker and it is amazeballs. The one I had before only had 2 temps, super high and luke warm…which is not all that helpful. This one is great!
I also have had my Ninja for 2 years now and would recommend it to anyone! It seriously can chop anything. My favorite thing to make is banana ice cream. HEALTHY banana ice cream. I peel a few bananas and break them into pieces and store them in a zip lock in the freezer. When you want ice cream you throw a few frozen banana chunks into the ninja with a splash of vanilla extract and a splash of almond milk and blend away! The Ninja is so awesome it will literally blend into a creamy ice cream type consistency! It’s the best. You can also throw in some chocolate, or peanut butter, or pumpkin and cinnamon to jazz it up. Ninja for life!

allie December 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Okay I just rounded up a list of stuff I bought my hubs if you feel really desperate

ALSO Lululemon men’s boxers. The ONE thing I can get out of him every year without fail.

Emily December 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

My husband (also B, also 6’4″ and near impossible to buy clothes for – but I’m not a creepy internet stalker trying to take over your life I promise) totally agrees with your B on the drill. Apparently a drill just isn’t worth having unless it’s wireless. Who knew? (well, B did, obvs).

Leslie [MsMagpieWrites] December 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I just told my husband that he could have had a whiskey advent calendar and I think he might cry. There’s always next year.

colleen December 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

it’s true, men love slow cookers. it’s the only gadget my boy has and he loves it. i also saw that whiskey calendar thing and thought it would be the coolest…until it was $300.

Shannon December 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm

We have the nest. I had no clue what it was until my husband brought it home. It’s super fancy and he talks about it nonstop. So yeah, if you get it, you will be the best wife ever.

No lie, my husband just checked his Nest app on his phone and asked himself “hmmm, how much power did we use yesterday?” aloud. Yes. It’s that fantastic.

Susan December 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I love your list for B and I’m gonna check out those underwear. Hubs is a boxer man, but I like the look of those ;)!!

Checked out Turning Art and I love the Graphic Florals… all of them :D!

Claire Kiefer December 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

The immersion blender is one of the best inventions ever. I got one (in green) for Christmas last year and I love it and use it all the time. It’s the best!

Leslie December 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

My hubby is like your too and you know what he is getting, a scale. I am not as nice, but if that is what he wants…who am I to argue.

Also, we are art morons, so having framed art on our walls that only hold pictures of our baby that are framed in “on sale” frames from A.C. Moore, would be awesome!

Kristyn M December 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

My fiance is exactly like B and I don’t look forward to the next 50 years of christmases lol. You have hit the nail on the head with this list! My family needed gift ideas for Jeff last year – he got underwear, a ninja (best ever!), a griddle pan for the stove top and an electric toothbrush (from his work christmas exchange <— seriously, who does that?!) But anyways, thanks for a few more suggestions. I have to listen to every word he says for the whole year (blah!) just to get one itty bitty clue that might give me an idea of what to get him. For his birthday last year, I got him a saw and a 6-pack of beer. And just in case you are interested, I will probably be ordering a few things from for him this year.

Samantha December 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I am honestly jealous. My husband is worse than a 12 yr old girl when it comes to stuff he wants. If I actually took the time to write it down, I would have a very eclectic book/ list of random shit he will be “so over” in a months time. Except for the 12 hr Tour de France DVD set – it’s the one thing I actually buy him each year. It keeps him entertained for a full 12 hrs (still haven’t figured out how that works).

Oh and I love “the swing of life” by yogendra sethi. That’s one sweet mountain!

Claire December 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Good idea on the Sonicare! My DH is obsessed about his mouth cleanliness, he brushes his teeth at least twice while he is at home (and who knows how many times at work).

Faith December 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

Not sure about whether or not Turning Art sends to Canada or not, so don’t worry about adding me to the draw or anything.

I also have a SUPER-hard-to-buy-gifts-for husband who is really only happy with a) computer games, b) expensive gadgets, or c) coffee. So, I got him one of those monthly coffee subscription thingies called MistoBox where they send you 4 little packs of coffee every month. It better blow his mind because I went to A LOT of trouble researching the shizzle out of whether or not they ship to Canada and such…

Jimaie December 11, 2012 at 1:12 am

hahaha! I love these lists. I just received my pretty tiffany blue merry christmas to me Cuisanart immersion blender in the mail yesterday! So glad I can be done pining after one and get to using that sucker! After Christmas. B/c let’s be real, my gift to myself will probably be the only real gift I get.

Jill December 11, 2012 at 4:10 am

I like the Matthew Clark pieces since he is from Denver (I live in Denver) Its hard to pick just a couple!

Also, THANK YOU for doing Operation WANA <3<3

Tamar December 11, 2012 at 4:28 am

I like Tyler Robbins “please to meat you” who doesn’t like meat?

Amy @ drivethirtythree December 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

oh fun!! i love “the search for the last queen” my 2 year old is OBSESSED with princess (or pincess as she says) though I’m thinking that “Over the Hills” is a bit more realistic and might be good for her to have hanging in her room. HA!

they should make a beer advent calendar..though i’m not sure how that would fit in my fridge…

Susannah December 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

“Carousel” by David Hinnebusch really caught my eye, I just love that!

Also? That Master of Malt website is DANGEROUS…

Melissa December 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

I like this one – Bamboo Bar Code Turning Art is a great idea, I’d love to try that out. I need art for my bedroom… We’re not exchanging gifts this year, just too many other expenses plus the kids gifts, so we’ll skip it this year. We’ll just enjoy each other…awww..ha.

erin w December 11, 2012 at 10:07 am

My husband also wants a drill that has a battery that can interchange with other power tools. I don’t know why he needs this, because every time I ask him to help with a home project he complains and it doesn’t get done. Also, this is why I am not even looking at the cool art, because that shit will just sit propped up against the wall forever. New drill or no new drill.

Dana December 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

I really like ‘Colorful’ by Mishel Valenton. Super bright and happy!! –
Must try out these boxers for my hubs – his have def. seen better days. And WHERE have I been without the Nest?!

Lisa @bitesforbabies December 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

I LOVE the immersion blender…I use that thing like it’s going out of style!! ;-)

Jenny December 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

I just moved and am tired of staring at my sad blank walls! Would love to win. The Carousel print is my favorite!

lame-o December 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

Cordless drill? I totally get it. I do most of the drilling around here, is that weird? I’m the lady. Also, I’ve been dying over what to get my brother in law and his new wife (she’s asian!) and I decided on art, but now can’t pick anything…sounds like they need Turning Art for the win.

Harbormom December 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

We have been using the Sonic for almost 20 years and have replaced only one (because my son lost it. That’s right; LOST IT). I sent both kids off to college with it (daughter is 33 now and never had a cavity). All I do is replace the head about every 3 or 4 months (or when it gets furry, whichever occurs first). A package of 6 heads at Costco for around $40. I think that’s pretty cheap.

P.S. I’m getting my almost 8 year old granddaughter one for Christmas. She hates to brush her teeth.

Alicia December 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

I have serious committment issues with wall art, so this is the best idea ever, for me. Me, me, me.
I love ‘The Hunter’ by Matthew Clark.
Oh and I will definitely be getting those boxers, not for me.

Nikki December 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I am blown away by the idea of TurningArt, what a fantastic idea! “Sew I Changed My Mind” by Daniel Angeles of the peacock and the needle and thread is my favorite so far and then I’d like to hang up one of the colorful pieces by Heidi Keyes…thanks for telling us about this, and thanks to you both for the giveaway!

Nicole December 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

That reminds me I was going to get my DH (and I) the sonicare… and I should check out the Nest…

I love The Day After by Mary Beth Maisel!

Amanda December 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I could use some artwork in my life that doesn’t include things I’ve magnetted to my fridge.

My fave is “Just a Weed”

Erica December 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I love love love the Joshua Murphy Drink Garden. I have the whole old school italian wine and grapes theme going through my house and really-who doesn’t want to fantasize about a Drink Garden? I mean really….

Erica December 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Or.. Moulin Rouge….. I guess I should go click the I’m Drunk button up top now huh?

Amanda K. December 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Here’s the deal on the cordless/not cordless thing.
Cords get in the way and seem to be a nuisance, but drills with cords are like 10x more powerful. SO if you’re drilling things that are a little more hardcore (usually outside things, like building a deck or framing a house) you have to HAVE a drill with a cord because cordless isn’t powerful enough.

If you’re doing inside stuff — like hanging shelves or something, you need a cordless drill because an electric drill will drill straight through your wall.

I’m not a construction worker…but I used to date one ;)

Brooke December 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

We just moved to a house with a huge empty space above the table and need some art!
Michelle Cipria By Roberta Pinna is my pick. Thank you, and your list for B is perfect!

Emily December 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Love the turning art concept! Want!

lbterp December 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Dude, I have a guy like this too.

Thankfully he’s a car guy, so I can get him subscriptions to car magazine. B sounds like a numbers guy — Consumer Reports might be something he likes. Super nerdy, but who cares. Also, they review things you will want to buy and you can be all “omg i totally researched this in the magazine and I’m actually SAVING us money!” and he may sort of believe you.

OR movie tickets with a note that said “I hear the new Die Hard movie comes out on XYZ” because there’s ALWAYS some new dumbass Die Hard movie coming out. Then you book a babysitter and suffer through it with him. Or YOU are the babysitter and buy him enough tickets for him to go with his friends.

OR spices for a steak rub, if he’s a meat guy. OR Omaha Steaks. I get a couple delivered to the house and I’m all “Merry Christmas, here’s a clogged artery! Kiss me!” and he loves it.

That plus a couple lame boy movies on Blu-Ray normally get the job done. May the force be with you.

Deidre December 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Thank you a bazillion times over for introducing us to the Masters of Malt website!!! While I’m totally not down for $300 on a whiskey advent calendar, $50 on the Speyside scotch tasting set is the perfect gift for both my bro and Hubs. Crisis of impossible gift giving averted.

May I suggest for B — give him a specific day in early (-ish) 2013 that he gets entirely off to do whatever he wants. I do this for Hubs every year since making babies, and it always goes over well. I give him a card that says something like, “Saturday, February 16 is Daddy’s Day Off. From sunrise to sunset that day, you are free to go wherever, to not deal with kiddos, and to not have to check in with me. Grab you friends, go golfing, and feel free to come home smelling like beer.” If I didn’t set an exact date, he wouldn’t get around to actually using his freebie. And because I know the date in advance, I’m able to get all my ducks in a row to figure out how I’ll survive the day. You could set this a couple months out so you’ll have a better grip on the 2 kids situation by then…

Me December 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

What does Ruby want?!

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