KISS Keep it Simple Stupid

My old boss use to say that to me. “Keep it simple stupid.”

So many times that he would just say ” KISS.”

I understand it now – it took 30 or so years but I am on top of it.

Especially with gifts. Here are a few gift ideas for some of the man folk that you may want to impress…

I hope you enjoy the selection – let me know what you think.

Give him the World.
Custom wrap his gift of Chapstick & beef jerky in a vintage National Geographic map. The vintage paper is perfect gift wrap – colorful and strong. Add a twine tie or a little rafia  to punch it up a bit.  Simple, but cool, right?

Nat Geo Gift Wrap
Vintage Nat Geo Map Gift Wrap
JujuMisu - National Geographic Magazine - America - Lot of 7 Maps
JujuMisu – National Geographic Magazine – America – Lot of 7 Maps
BUY: http://goo.gl/DaPdsv

So he gets his point across. 
Hand Carved Pointer or Yad. Custom Made Order. by Dave Yarbrough.
Each one is one of a kind. Hand carved from on piece of wood.

Made to Order Pointer by Dave Yarbrough
Made to Order Pointer by Dave Yarbrough
Contact seasidecollectibes for details:
http://goo.gl/PWdecU

Every man’s gift nightmare re-dubbed. ‘nuf said.

RoseleinRarities ~ Vintage 1970s knee high red pink argyle socks
RoseleinRarities ~ Vintage 1970s knee high red pink argyle socks
BUY: http://goo.gl/XcYzLb

He always wanted a dog.

bohemiantrading ~ Miniature  Yorkshire Terriers Set of 3
bohemiantrading ~ Miniature Yorkshire Terriers Set of 3
BUY: http://goo.gl/VCSajQ

He drives you crazy. 

VintageFunkHouser ~ American Folk Art Orange Hand Made Carved Wooden Truck
VintageFunkHouser ~ American Folk Art Orange Hand Made Carved Wooden Truck
BUY: http://goo.gl/LqHCmV

Let him have his fun.

wonderdiva ~ My Naughty-graphs - 1944 -by Harold M. Sherman Autograph book
wonderdiva ~ My Naughty-graphs – 1944 -by Harold M. Sherman Autograph book
BUY: http://goo.gl/SxLuB1

“R” is for Right … Mister Right.

seasidecollectibles ~ Vintage Lighted Letter "R"  19.5 in x 15.5 in Mod Office Home Decor
seasidecollectibles ~ Vintage Lighted Letter “R” 19.5 in x 15.5 in Mod Office Home Decor
BUY: http://goo.gl/qax5gy

None of the Above?

There’s always Momma’s Million Dollar Pound Cake  ~ myrecipes.com
… Maybe he will share …

pound cake

1 pound butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. (The butter will become a lighter yellow color; this is an important step, as the job of the mixer is to incorporate air into the butter so the cake will rise. It will take 1 to 7 minutes, depending on the power of your mixer.) Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. (Again, the times will vary, and butter will turn to a fluffy white.) Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow yolk disappears.

Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. (The batter should be smooth and bits of flour should be well incorporated; to rid batter of lumps, stir gently with a rubber spatula.) Stir in extracts.

Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. (Use vegetable shortening or butter to grease the pan, getting every nook and cranny covered. Sprinkle a light coating of flour over the greased surface.)

Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used White Lily All-Purpose Flour.

Note: For the best results, preheat your oven to 300º before you begin. We also soften butter at room temperature for 30 minutes.

… And for the chocolate /caramel or strawberry sauce …

OceansideCastle ~ Vintage 1960s Silver Serving Dish
OceansideCastle ~ Vintage 1960s Silver Serving Dish
BUY: http://goo.gl/UUZaCy

So, What gift ideas to you think take the cake?

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8 thoughts on “KISS Keep it Simple Stupid

  1. What lucky guy is getting chapstck and beef jerky? Old maps as wrapping paper–very clever idea and makes for a unique presentation. Love your site– so many clever and creative ideas– oh, very nice photography too–makes everything look special.

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