Now we don't know about you, but on our Christmas list, it's the chaps who are the hardest to buy for. We either get a list of expensive gadgets which we can't pronounce or the more common "I don't know" or "I don't mind" Well we have something for the fella in your life or even a lover of fixing things, it's...
1950's DIY Magazines!
Yes, these little beauties make the perfect present for the men in your world. In the 1950's, as more people were able to buy their own homes, DIY became the thing to do and many books and magazines were printed to fill this demand of this new hobby.
And we have two of them in our mix, Mechanix Illustrated and Popular Mechanics. Both are american based magazines but some are international issues, they are all however filled to the brim with fantastic bits and pieces.
Each one includes interesting articles such as how they thought we would go to space and science articles on why we laugh, they have reviews of the cars of the day, annotated diagrams so you can build your own automoboat/holiday cottage/children's toy car and really so much more. If you get bored of reading all the bits your meant to, you can have added fun looking through the adverts that fill a lot of the pages. Our favorite is the Manly, a girdle for Men to streamline their waists. Ooo-er.
And at £3 a time, these are the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa Present, have a look on the website now and see which one takes your fancy.
Just need to add a little disclaimer, due to the time they came out (the 1950's) there are some references to Guns and reviews of them. Each magazine will state on the website if it does contain gun references just in case its not something you'd like to read about.
This blog falls into our It's a Modern World series which is all about lending your hand to the little things to make the big things happen. Find out more about this series and our others at on our Overview blog or find more in the same series by pressing the "It's a Modern World" tab at the top of the page.