Once she got me a remote controlled truck. That was awesome. I wore the battery out so stinking fast on that. Then a kid dumped it in the pool.
This year, she found a clearance Mystery Box over at Vision Forum. This site has some awesome toys I wish I had when I was a kid. Can someone say Marshmallow Mazooka? She paid 30 bucks and got some books on history, a DVD, and what became my toy: an assault rifle BB gun.
Red Ryder it is not, although it really does about the same thing.
Letting men feel like boys is a great idea, just as long as they don't end up living in their parents' basement, spending the day in Battlestar Galactica chatrooms. Don't get me wrong: I thoroughly enjoyed the remake. One of my favorite series ever. But there's a line to draw between fan and creepy guy.
And I'd like to add a rule for women's gifts: jewelry. Doesn't have to be much. This year I bought my wife a necklace from Kohl's and a Timex watch. Got off surprisingly inexpensive on both. (Sales are awesome.) But every woman wants to feel like a trophy wife, if only for a little bit. Not a Kardashian, but a normal one. Somehow I don't see Housewives of Wichita taking off.
Lorrie showed off that watch and necklace all day. I showed off my assault rifle all day. We were two happy people.