Gifts for Men: 7 Top Picks for HimBy: Elisha Reed Bowman - December 17, 2013
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the guy in your life? Then look no further; your gift-giving guide awaits. From young to old, tech savvy to sports guru, fashionistas and outdoorsmen, these gifts are sure to please even the pickiest of men on your list.
Everyone has a camera on their phone these days. But not all of them can safely be used underwater. Put your bags of rice away and check out the rugged Polaroid XS100 sports action video camera – useful for both photography buffs, wedding videographers, and everyday functionality. Plus, did I mention it’s waterproof? Your techie will love it, and you’ll enjoy not having to replace it.
Next up is a gift every man can use. Can you still hear your grandfather reminiscing about the old-time barber shop where Barber Bill had the closest straight razor shave in three counties? Minus the striped pole, the Man Can serves up a healthy portion of pampering with a side of male humor. What man doesn’t need an extra paint can?
If you have a sports fan on your list, you’ll score a home run with this gift. No matter their age, boys from 8 to 80 will be telling their friends about your gifting genius for years to come. A classic ballpark blueprint, beautifully framed to match any decor, is the perfect addition to a child’s room or man cave. They’re available in several different stadiums and make a great conversation starter.
Does the special guy in your life have a musical side? Whether he plays guitar, piano or just sings in the shower, this guitar pick punch is as creative a gift as they come. He can make his own or matching ones for his garage band buddies with just about any hard plastic object. The guitar pick punch can use anything from an old credit card to that employee name badge you accidentally washed – making the possibilities to personalize virtually endless.
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach then he’ll be head over heels for you after his taste buds get a hold of these simple sweets. Chocolate almond clusters that call for just two ingredients are not only better on your wallet than special order designer chocolates, he will ask you over and over to make these – usually garnering a favor from him in the process.
Ringing in at number six is for your closet comedian and will come in handy at all the right times. Check out the Zombie Survival Crate from Man Crates, one of many crate options that range from oddly entertaining to downright useful. Your zombie-fighting soldier will not only be prepared with first aid supplies and survival guide, he’ll have plenty of energy and strength from eating the included Spam and Twinkies.
Last but certainly not least is a gift for the man who TRULY has everything. Picture him out on the links in his designer polo and custom fitted clubs. You come rolling – no – gliding in on this futuristic find. A Golf Cart Hovercraft is not only a creative gift idea, its extremely functional. While he’s waving off George Jetson jokes he’s also avoiding water hazards, sand traps, and keeping from damaging the well manicured greens and fairways of his favorite courses. It’s price tag is not for the faint of heart, but is definitely for the Fortune 500 company man with money to spend on gadgets that most of us only dream about.
So, whether your guy is packing around a fishing pole in his truck or a laptop on the subway, he’ll definitely know that you put forth a lot of thought and effort into figuring out his ideal Christmas present this year. And when all else fails…..you can always give him a gift card to your favorite store – claiming that your happiness is all the gift he’ll ever need. Hey, you never know. It could work.
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