In no version of any ‘gifts for men’ recommendation list that we’ve ever put out has this item been featured — yet, when George Clooney turned 55 on May 6, wife Amal chose to give him a “giant lawn mower” to mark the occasion.
Selecting a gift for a man who (ostensibly) has everything, is no mean feat, so some degree of ‘out of the box’ thinking is certainly called for. But is a lawn mower far too divergent as a gift? Not if it has a sentimental story associated with it — and that is exactly why the affable actor commended his wife on her selection, while in conversation with the media at Cannes recently.
It seems George “used to mow lawns” as a kid, so the garden gadget comes with happy memories of days gone by. Now the award-winning star has a beautiful front lawn at his house in England, so Amal assumed George may want to relive some childhood memories while keeping their home shipshape too! It’s a giant riding lawn mower, so Clooney’s biceps won’t be bulging as a result of pushing the machine, but fans who may be treated to pictures of George mowing his yard can expect to find the gorgeous gent smiling through his task. “I’m very excited about putting that (the mower) to work when I’m home,” Clooney confesses.
Well, if he’s planning on mowing the lawn a la our favourite Carly Rae Jepsen music video (shirtless, that is), we’re equally keen on the task too!
Image Credits: Sam Jones for Time magazine
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