Don'ts for Husbands Pocket Book
First published in 1913
We've found what may be Australia's most quirky Valentine's gift for husbands; thanks to this republished iconic book; 'Dont's For Husbands' which was originally written by Blanche Ebbutt and published by A&C Black in England in 1913.
Those with a sense of humour will love some of the included advice snippets; including “Don’t increase the necessary work of the house by leaving all your things lying about in different places. If you are not tidy by nature, at least be thoughtful of others” or the particularly hilarious paragraph advising that men: "don't 'scoff' if your wife wants to drive the car".
Or for those who've ignored their wives there's this piece of advice: 'Don’t refuse to get up and investigate in the night if your wife hears an unusual noise, or fancies she smells fire or escaping gas. She will be afraid of shaming you by getting up herself, and will lie awake working herself into a fever. This may be illogical, but it’s true'.
While this book was not originally written to be as funny as it seems today; times were very different in the early 1900's and modern day husbands and wives are sure to get a kick out of the advice contained inside.
For a great giggle this is the ideal Valentine's Day gift to bring a smile to any husband's face. He's sure to have a giggle; and for the wives out there, it may just be the new rule book for husband's that you've been looking for. At Everything But Flowers we do our best to find Australia's most quirky gifts for all occasions for the entire family.