Gift Guide: For The Gents

For The Gents

Apple TV, $99.99 | Face Mug, $18 | Lands End Suede Moc Slippers, $69 (now on sale for $49.99!) | Tie Caddy, $9.98 (now on sale for 7.90!) | Five-Piece Beer Sampler Set, $29.95 | Wilton Frankenstein Cookie Cutter, $7.95 (now on sale for $5.11!) | Sasquatch Man iPhone Case, $35 | Jogging ArmBand, $13.95 | Kapu Coffee Scoop and Bag Closer, $26 | Recipes Every Man Should Know, $9.95

Time to talk about the dudes (if you missed my gift guides for the home and the ladies, click the links!)…Some say that women are hard to shop for, but I think guys are IMPOSSIBLE. It’s like pulling teeth to get John to commit to a list, so I have to rely on my own two cents to get some creatively stuffed packages beneath the tree by December 25th. Luckily, despite the lack of direction, guys are often easily pleased, so it’s a safe bet that a well thought out gift will bring a lopsided smile to his face and you can breathe easy.

To come up with this list, I put myself in the mindset of my honey – What makes him tick? What does he voice excitement over? What does he ask for or talk about in passing? Well the man loves him some beer, so a numbered beer tasting set from Crate and Barrel is a safe bet. He’s a runner, so a cool techie armband for his iPod is also a good idea. And finally, anything with a quirky shape, mood or concept is sure to awaken the kid in him, thus the addition of a Frankenstein shaped cookie cutter, a mug with a face on it and Sasquatch iPhone cover. If you want to score some major points, a swanky Apple TV is always a good idea, although I’m still not going to guarantee a reaction like this kid – I think it’s a guy thing to seem largely underwhelmed when given a surprise.

If you have any recon tips for shopping for dudes, PLEASE share – I think we can all learn a thing or two from each other…And if your man gives you a numbered list with links and bullet points and color choices, please recognize that you ARE the luckiest woman in the world.

P.S. I double checked the prices for the products this morning and saw that a number of them had gone on sale, so if you see something you’re interested in, see the linked up list BELOW the graphic for updates prices.

P.P.S. If you want more, click over to my latest Glitter Guide feature here – I pulled together a list for the DIYer in your life (and had a BLAST doing it).


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