10 CLUTTER-FREE gifts FOR DADS & husbands

Clutter-free gifts for Rookie Dads

Consumable food. A subscription to a monthly beer, coffee, wine, or meat club will bring something fun in the mail each month. Eat, drink, and be finished with it! I always purchase bulk candy for my husband’s stocking.

Concert tickets. use Pollstar.com to find what’s coming soon. print a picture of the band and wrap it up.

Hotel night to spend with you. plan a reservation for a date when you’ll be comfortable leaving baby with grandparents overnight.

Gym membership. He’s less likely than you are to take it as a hint.

Class or a single session of learning something new. Tae Kwon Do or drums are a longer commitment. rock climbing could be a one-shot deal.

Arrange to fix something broken. His bike or that g*d* garage door lock. tie a bow around it and reveal it at the best moment.

Entertainment. use the iTunes store to purchase a full season of a favorite “cable” show or start a Hulu+ or Netflix membership.

Tickets for a sporting event. Basketball, hockey, local college soccer games, whatever makes him happy.

Xbox live membership for the year offers much more geeking out time.

Premium subscriptions to a favorite site like ESPN, financial Times, or upgrades for LinkedIn (for the laid-off) and Flickr (for the social photographer).

Want much more ideas? Cloud 9 Living has put together a whole directory of experience-based gifts, from hot air balloon outings to golf lessons with a PGA pro.

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