2.22.2010

Book Book Love

"You knocked it out of the ballpark!"

When a guy says that after opening his birthday present, you've got to spread the word! To all the wives of hard-to-shop-for-husbands, here's a winner:


My husband flipped. I smiled. Thank you, Twelve South!

The BookBook.

My husband loves the way it feels (soft and leathery); I adore the way it looks (like a real antique). I wouldn't even mind if he left this on the coffee table...or on the bedside...or gave it to me! Tee hee!

As with most clever techie things, this is a "Mac only" product, but don't despair, PC friends. There's another way to make your husband's day the next time you give him a gift:


Wrap your gift in simple brown kraft paper. Grab some colorful markers and write YOU ARE in large letters at the top. Follow it with a running list that tells him all the things he is to you. A few serious thoughts, a few playful ones, but don't forget to throw a little "Respect and Admire" somewhere in there!

P.S. The Lovelies contest was narrowed down to the Top Five in each category today, and thanks to YOU, I am #2 in the paper goods category! Little ol' me! Great big YOU! The contest coordinator made a point to say that she's especially enjoying the comments people are leaving for the lesser known shops. I may be small potatoes, but your comments make me feel huge! Thank you! Voting continues through Feb 28. Be sure to check out the other creative shops while you're there!


3 comments:

  1. Oh Boy! What a great gift. I too have a hard to buy for guy. I hope he doesn't see the Book Book somewhere before his birthday...as I'm sure he would get it for himself.

    And your wrapping paper is just precious.

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  2. lins, josh LOVED his! i am beginning to think that whatever you buy for jd, i just follow up with a gift for josh. is that the difference between 3 and 10 years of marriage?? :) thanks for the suggestion! xo

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  3. I've got 12 years of marriage under my belt and have only nailed it with a gift two or three times. Funny, but it's all been Mac related. :)

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