Well hello there my darlings!

‘Tis the season again and Akamatra’s gift guide is here! As promised, this isn’t your regular gift guide. It’s one with a twist. Or should I say several twists?

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Stay with me here for a minute will you? Every year there are hundreds of gift guides out there filled with gifts for her, for him, for the kids and for your mom. You might even find gift guides for geeks, for gardeners and for vegans. If you search hard enough you’ll find some guides for retro lovers, rockers and even those into puzzles.

But what about a gift guide for your ex? 

What did you say? There is no need to buy your ex a gift? Well, think again!

The way I see it there are two kinds of exes out there. The ones we love and the ones we love to hate. Am I right? Here’s what you should buy in each case!


Girl, let’s be honest. There’s always an ex out there who we didn’t treat right. He was sweet and caring but the chemistry was lacking. Or he did everything right but we couldn’t stand his mom (ring any bells?). Or we suffered a case of: “We drifted into the friend zone”.

Still you haven’t forgotten him have you? He deserves a gift, right?

I bet you still remember how much he liked to read late at night with the light on, not letting you sleep…

A book is always a nice gift!

And how could you forget how good he was with his hands!!!

So get the man a power tool! Or a cool paint sprayer! Who knows maybe NOW he will paint that room you wanted done!

Remember the time he spent caring for his car? How he talked about it like it was a person and how he seemed to be in love with it? Or how much time he spent cleaning it while making a mess of the garage and leaving it for you to clean afterwards?

Give him a hand will you?

And how about all these dinners he cooked for you only because he wanted to get some?

Wouldn’t it be nice to make him dinner in return? He did like his steak right? So go on buy him a grill and then ask to use it to make him dinner. I bet he will never let you touch the thing and you’ll get another nice dinner without even having to shave your legs.


We do! We hate him, we hate him, we hate him! We hate him so much that these should definitely be on our gift list!

A t-shirt (for us) as a reminder. Don’t do it girl!!!

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Did he make fun of you when you bought that sparkling nail polish? Time to get back at him! Sent him a glitter bomb!

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Did he make you go to the shop all the time to get him his favorite brand of coffee? Raise your mug and salute him!

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And remember if the jury’s still out you can always get some help reaching a decision…Just saying...

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What are getting your ex this holiday season? Have you ever given something to an ex? I mean other than a bloody nose but I’d love to hear about that too!

Lots of love