Hello! This is my first real crack at bloggyland on WordPress so bear with me as I iron out the kinks. My better half A Pretty Life has decided to channel her inner Oprah and run a Favourite Things link up. Being the super amazing, fantastical supportive husband it was my duty to get behind her party…that and there would be no better way to shamelessly plug my Christmas wish list for the upcoming holiday season. So, here goes…The Hubby’s Favorite Things….
First up is the cycling backpack from Mission Workshop – The Vandal.
I am an avid cyclist and gear head and have been lusting after this bag forever. It is weatherproof, bulletproof, childproof, 100 proof, and every other proof you could imagine. It expands from 29L capacity to 65L capacity. To put this in terms that my better half understands, at 65L I can jam a case of beer, a pineapple, a large cabbage, a 2 pack of paper towels, and a 10 pound bag of spuds into this pack…that or 3 small children. Bottom line, this bag is all kinds of awesome that would make any cycling hubby very happy!
Other gifts a cyclist might enjoy…
Mad Alchemy Embrocation – Pure and clean ingredients make up their line of embrocations.
Strava Premium Membership – give the gift of motivation! Strava makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation and camaraderie even if you’re exercising alone.
Sufferfest Videos – stuck inside for the winter? The Sufferfest offers great training videos that make the doldrums of your basement a little more bearable. Revolver is my fave.
Putting on my handyman hat for the next fave on the list – the Worx WX254L SD Semi-Automatic Power Screw Driver…say that five times really fast!
This is possibly the coolest tool I have ever seen. Not only does it look badass but it has a pile of practical options…
- Slide action changes bit selection – this means you don’t have to fumble changing bits!
- Stays fully loaded and bits are never lost – this means you don’t have to fumble changing bits!
- Battery charger included and holds charge up to 18 months – did I mention you don’t have to fumble changing bits?
Get your list of projects ready when you put this under the tree. The launch date is set for Dec.05 but you can preorder on Amazon…
Now as much as I love tools and anything to do with cycling I also have a soft spot for my next favorite – Kiehls Facial Fuel.
Facial Fuel makes my face as soft as a babies butt and not nearly as stinky! I am sensitive to most creams and this one is gentle and does the trick…oh, and I am running out…hint hint…
What would a favorites list be without a good pair of shoes? I am a bit of a shoe freak and have more than my fair share taking up closet space. Hands down, my all time favorite go-to shoe are Vans.
I had check’s the first time they came around and it appears they are making a comeback. If checkerboard is not your thing you can always pick your own colors at the Custom Shop.
One thing that equals my love for footwear would be my passion for wine. I LOVE wine! I was just in Napa last week and was recommended a wine by the sommelier at Coles Chophouse. The wine that was selected is now in my Top 10 All Time Fav’s as it was deeeelish!
Neiman Cellars releases limited numbers so if you come across any be sure to pick it up and then invite me over! Some other great alternatives that I would be happy to help you drink would be…
Blackbird Vineyards – Paramour, Illustration, or Contrarian are amazing red blends.
Miner Family Vineyards – The Oracle…big and yummy red blend.
Jim Barry Wines – The Cover Drive or The Lodge Hill. These Australian gems are great affordable drinkers!
Okay…enough about the wine or I will never get this post done! The last item on my list is the big ticket item. When I say big ticket, I am talking lotto ticket big. This is the kind of thing that you give when you decide that your kids really don’t need to go to college. So, if you really want to show your hubby how much you love him, buy him one of these…
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. Nothings says ‘I Love You” like a $2.4 million dollar super car. Watch as your hubby can impress the neighbours going 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds! Sure you can’t get a car seat in it, or groceries, or really anything. And yeah, the gas for the two times a year you drive it would require a second mortgage…but it looks really cool and can you really put a price tag on happiness? You can’t afford not to buy it!
Well, I have about another 200 items that could make the list but I would not want to appear greedy. I hope this has given you some idea’s for your cyclist-handyman-metrosexual-shoeaholic-wino-car enthusiast!