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Gifts we'd like to buy for men

FAIRPORT, NY – December 5, 2005 – Tired of spending so much time searching the aisles of Home Depot for the perfect gift for your husband that you’ve started to think a tool belt would look really good with your new jeans? Does the man in your life already own enough consumer electronics to monitor the next space shuttle mission? What if – just what if – you could find exactly what you wanted him to have?

The staff of The Do(o)little Report, the e-newsletter that takes a lighthearted look at male behavior, understands. “It’s often hard to shop for men because they either buy what they want when they see it or because that fuzzy embroidered light blue sweater that caught your eye is the last thing he’d want to receive,” says Sandra Beckwith, editor of the newsletter and a frequent speaker on the lighter side of gender differences. “That’s why we’ve helped out in our holiday issue by publishing our wish list of gifts for men. They’re practical – yet special.”

Here’s the newsletter’s forward-thinking “Gifts We’d Like to Buy for Men” list. (Don’t look for them in stores just yet.)

  • Riding vacuum cleaner: Vroom, vroom.
  • Gas stove disguised as portable grill: Flares up randomly and comes with ornamental briquettes and a “Kiss the cook!” apron.
  • Homing pacemaker: Custom program it to find car keys, glasses, wallet and TV remote control.
  • Pre-wash sock deballer and t-shirt reverser : Install on bedroom floor.
  • Self-closing drawers and closet doors (slam feature optional): Requires professional installation.
  • Fake TV remote control : Generates hours of fun for you.
  • Catapulting couch: Mechanical cure for Couch Potato Syndrome.
  • ESPN blocker: Packaged in box labeled “ESPN Enhancer.”
  • “Oh! Now I see it!” glasses: Detects spills on floors, crumbs on counter, three inches or more of dog fur on carpet, drops around toilet.
  • Flatulence filter: Plugs in you-know-where.

Got your own idea for a great gift? E-mail it to Sandra Beckwith at Meanwhile, for tips on how to receive a great gift from the man in your life this year, visit

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