Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Thursday, November 13, 2014

If there's one thing I've learned about men, it's that they never need anything.  Not in the same way that women do.  Women need a Marc Jacobs bag the same way they need shampoo.  Men are the complete opposite, they need useful things like toothpaste and new sneakers because theirs have holes in them or the sole is gone.  And the tricky thing about men is that when they need something, they go out and get it.  I mean, like, immediately.  This makes them difficult people to buy gifts for.  For the most part, I've found that men like to receive gifts that are useful and functional.  Things that have a purpose.  Recently for a friends birthday, we bought him tons of socks.  I know it sounds weird, but you know what?  He LOVED them.  They were fun, and something he can use every day.  The trick is to get them things they need, but don't know they need them.  I know, it sounds crazy, but look, I did it for you.  For even more gift ideas check out my pinterest board here, and if you're looking for gift ideas for the ladies, check out this gift guide here.

Here are a bunch of man gifts the man in your life needs but didn't even know he needed, at several different price points.
He didn't know he needed:
1. workboard darts: because who doesn't need to blow off a little steam at the office?
2. triplec oval amplifier: great for on the go or traveling, this mini sound amplifier works in a pinch.
3. crux stache wax: for the mustached man.
4. gentleman's deck playing cards: this deck of cards has tips on how to be the perfect gentleman.
5. luggage scale: no more embarrassing math skills needed to find the difference of your weight and the weight of your luggage. 
6. the best craft cocktails: because all men love booze.  
7. crate & barrel forged corkscrew: because men should open wine with something manly.
8. minimergency kit for him: this inconspicuous tin will ensure he's prepared for anything. 
9. uppercut deluxe shave cream: luxe with great packaging, he'll always need shave cream.
10. moscow mule mug: so that you can enjoy moscow mules at home, the right way.
He didn't know he needed:
1. izola nested shot glasses: so that he can toast like a Spaniard.
2. bkr bottle: a cool glass water bottle protected with a silicone cover to prevent breaking.
3. brooklyn eagles ball cap: a fun throwback baseball cap for those bad hair days.
4. swiss army huntsman: always handy with a cool wood handle.
5. mixology glasses: so that he's never confused about what he's drinking.
6. triplec green budz: retractable ear buds with manly wood accents keep these from tangling.
7. timex weekender watch: a good classic watch face is all he needs; straps interchangeable.
8. il bussetto leather card holder: a minimalist thinner wallet in gorgeous leather.
9. stanley flask: so that he can always drink, especially on the go. 
10. domino box set: they're not just for old people anymore!
He didn't know he needed:
1. komono crafted sunglasses: lighter tortoiseshell in McQueen-esque frames are way stylish.
2. jack spade bones money clip: you know, so he can always use his bones.
3. triplec bluboom portable speaker: wood is just awesome and manly, and this speaker is no exception.
4. nespresso inissia: who doesn't want espresso without the mess?
5. filson travel kit: this brand makes the most durable products around.
6. valet tray: so his keys/phone/wallet are always accessible.  There's even a notch for a charger.
7. the north face mason duffel bag: so he can jet set or road trip whenever.
8. fitbit: because wearables are 'in'.
9. henley brands folding barware: when in doubt, just give him booze related items.
10. vans leather sneakers: so he can up his cool factor several levels.

Now go forth and shop with confidence for the men in your life!

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