I was enjoying some gift shopping for my wife last night when I decided to check out what Amazon had available that she might like. I clicked on some Christmas Gift section on Amazon and then clicked on the “For Her” section of the site. Upon looking at the options this is what I tweeted:
The gift shopping guide for women on Amazon includes: Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, and watches. Uh…not my wife!
— John Lynn (@techguy) December 16, 2014
I’ll admit my wife does wear clothes and shoes, but I’m certainly not the one to buy them for her. She has one purse/bag that she sometimes uses. One time I bought her a necklace and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her wear it (maybe she wore it once right after Christmas). I’d be surprised if she could find it. The only jewelry I’ve gotten her that she wears is her wedding ring. If she stops wearing that, there will be other issues.
What a major disconnect between what Amazon was showing me and the interests of my wife. I found myself looking through the men’s section. I was browsing through electronics, saws, sanders, etc. I’m sure that many of you are thinking that I’m just buying this stuff for “her” when it’s really something I’m going to use. I assure you that I have no interest in a saw, but my wife would love to get out there and saw up some wood for some craft project. I prefer to build things in the virtual world. Not quite as messy and less splinters.
Yeah, it is pretty awesome that my wife would rather have some power tools than some jewelry. Although, it makes searching for the right gift a little more challenging. Who doesn’t love a little challenge?