These Christmas gift ideas for men featuring M&M’s and Forza 5 are part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias.
Although he swears up and down it’s a lie, my husband is honestly the most difficult person on my shopping list. I don’t know if it’s because I live with him, see him everyday, and want him to be excited about the gift that complicates things. Or, that he buys the things he wants throughout the year so trying to come up with a unique gift that he actually wants is so much harder.
Since we do buy a lot of the things we want throughout the year instead of saving up for special occasions like Christmas, it’s all too tempting to choose something practical to give. Either something for the entire family to enjoy or something that’s needed but lower on the priority list. But where’s the fun in that?
While cruising the aisles at Walmart, I was determined to come up with at least a little something for my husband this year. He works hard all year, so it’s only fitting he should receive something under the tree and in his stocking. The logical first stop for inspiration was the electronics department. There was a time not so long ago that we had all of the gaming systems. Even the original Nintendo. We’ve since scaled back, but being the total tech junkie that he is my husband has been dropping hints about the release of the new Xbox One. After seeing all of the banners for the new Forza 5 I opted for that. When we had our last Xbox, my husband and I would often turn time spent playing video games into quality time. So while the gift will mostly be for him, I do have an ulterior motive.
We don’t fill stocking every year, but when we do it’s almost always less expensive items. With such large stockings, filling four of them can get pretty pricey. Snacks like M&M’s or beef jerky are usually safe options that he’s sure to enjoy without breaking the bank. What is it about snacks and video games that make them go hand in hand?
This Christmas buying a Christmas present and stocking stuffer your man is sure to love just got easier. And less expensive!
Right now there’s a Buy, Snap, Redeem promotions running.
- Buy the Forza Motorsport 5 game for Xbox One.
- Buy a participating M&M’s product (participating products include: M&M’s Peanut 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&M’s Milk 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&M’s Peanut Butter 38oz Stand Up Pouch, M&M’s Pretzel 30oz Stand Up Pouch, M&M’s Peanut 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&M’s Milk 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&M’s Peanut Butter 18.4oz Large Laydown Bag, M&M’s Pretzel 15.4oz Large Laydown Bag). Total M&M’s purchase must be at least $8 to redeem offer.
- Snap a photo of qualifying items on the receipt with your phone and text it to 811811. Be sure to include the code M&M with the picture of your receipt. Game and M&M’s must be purchased on the same receipt. If you have additional items on your receipt, make sure to circle the game and M&M’s.
- Redeem: You will receive a response to your text with a code valid for a $10 eGift card to Walmart.
If that’s not enough of an incentive to include Forza 5 and M&M’s to your shopping list. Now through 12/18/13, M&M’s is running a Pixel Art contest on Instagram where one lucky winner will receive an Xbox One, Forza 5, and a bag of M&M’s. Talk about a Merry Christmas! And if you’re not sure what Pixel Art is, check out my festive snowman above.
What Christmas gift ideas for men do you have?