What Real Housewives Stars Are Buying Their Significant Others for the Holidays
Stumped on what to buy the guy who has everything? Erika has the perfect solution. This year she's buying husband Tom Girardi a top of the line Toto toilet that has heated seats and oscillation. "Yeah, I bought him a toilet," she tells PeopleStyle. "Seriously that is the truth. It was a $5,000 toilet, who does this?"
So what exactly makes this toliet worth $5,000? "It’s getting installed this week it has to have like it’s own power source and everything; it’s major. It’s ridiculous. He’s going to kill me. That’s ok."
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The Real Housewives of Dallas star says her husband Jeremy Lock is grateful for any gift she gets him, in fact, since he's been gone in India for seven weeks, she says all he really wants is her to greet him at the door when he gets home wearing only a big red bow! (She says she's considering it!) But in the meantime, she found a few other items he'll love just as much.
He's been gone for so long working on a project shooting original headhunters and other tribal ethnicities in Northern India, so D'Andra knows he'll be in need of some new camera gear when he returns. "I am making that the number one thing on his Christmas list," D'Andra tells PeopleStyle. "He needs a new camera body and I know he wants a NIKON D850 DSLR and he has also been eyeing a NIKON 200-500mm lens."
She says he's a "fanatic about smelling good" and wears cologne to bed every night. So she's restocking his supply of his favorite scent, Bond No. 9 - The Scent of Peace for Him.
And she's replacing his wear-everywhere accessory: "He busted the belt buckle on his Salvatore Ferragamo belt and it cannot be fixed so I purchased him the gift set with two buckles from Neiman Marcus."
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Buy It! NIKON 200-500mm lens, $1,396.95; amazon.com
Buy It! Bond No. 9 New York The Scent of Peace for Him, $220; saksfifthavenue.com
Buy It! Salvatore Ferragamo Reversible Leather Gancini Belt Boxed Gift Set, $760; neimanmarcus.com
Lyida found something her husband Doug McLaughlin can get a lot of use out of -- a Cycleboard. "We love to go on family bike rides to the park and bring our dog Sonny," she shares. "The Cycleboard is super fun and even the kids can jump on the front and ride with us. I know Doug will use it every night for our family ride."
Buy It! Cycleboard Phantom Black, $1,299; cycleboard.com
LeeAnne is splurging on her fiancé this year with some pricey picks that all have a sweet sentimental message. She told PeopleStyle that Rich used to sit with his father and learn about constellations as a kid, so she's helping him keep the tradition alive with a fancy Meade telescope.
Since one of Rich's goals has always been to be a pilot in our US Air Force, she's letting him live out his dream with a virtual headset. "One of his great joys now is to fly on his flight simulator on his computer. This headset would just take it to the next level."
And finally, as a true Texan, she knows the way to her cowboy's heart. "It is rare when he is not in his cowboy boots, even with a tuxedo. Part of his Christmas giftwill include a new pair of his favorite 'dress shoes'."
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Buy It! Meade 14-Inch LX200-ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope, $6,3990; amazon.com
Buy It! Lucchese "Baron" boots, $12,995; lucchese.com
The Real Housewife of Dallas found two very practical gifts for her husband Travis. The first is designed to help him keep track of his most-lost possession. "This year, instead of replacing his wallet, I am buying him a little tracking device, called Tile, to keep track of his current wallet. I might also need to buy one for his car keys!”
And for a second gift, she's giving her cologne-loving hubby a bottle of Tom Ford's F—king Fabulous because, "It sums up everything he is to me."
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"What Joe wants this year is socks like Andy Cohen wears," Melissa told PeopleStyle. "He wants to wear really cool Happy Socks that you can see, because now the style of the jeans is a little shorter, a little tighter. He said, 'Buy me those socks like Andy Cohen. I said, 'Fine, Christmas is coming.'"
Buy It! Happy Socks diamond-print socks, $12; lordandtaylor.com
The powerhouse in pigtails knows that her motorcycle-riding husband Joe will love anything from Harley-Davidson. "This year, maybe like a monogrammed helmet. Cause we're very into monograms. That's the whole thing with us. We have monogram sheets, I do everything with a monogram. So I think maybe if we can do something with a monogram helmet or something like that that would be fun."
Buy It! Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Ultra-Light Sun Shield J03 Half Helmet, $225; harley-davidson.com
Danielle is giving her fiancé Marty something engraved as well, except "he's gonna pay for it," she said. "I'm thinking about a watch. Maybe I'll pay for half of it. I want to get him a new Breitling."
Buy It! Breitling Superocean Héritage II 46, $4,375; breitling.com
Cary's husband Mark is getting "typical dad gifts" this year but she's spicing up her picks by choosing items from his favorite brands. "Instead of just a tie, I’ll find a special one from one of his favorite designers, Brunello Cucinelli," she explained.
She's also thinking of getting "a little sneaky" by getting him something that she can use herself, like a unisex fragrance by Creed. "I alway recommend gifts like that for loved ones (especially who live in your house) just in case they’re not completely in love with it…then you can use some of it yourself!"
Buy It! Brunello Cucinelli tie, $151; yoox.com
Buy It! Creed Silver Mountain Water, $395; bloomingdales.com