Hope you found something good in the gift guide for ladies. Now onto my list for gentlemen.
Click on the name of the gift for website links to buy or get more info. All different price points included. And please note that I get nada from any of these vendors. (Hopefully they’ll be cool with me swiping their photos and we’ll call it even.)
These suggestions are my gift to you, loyal readers. If you want to throw some good will my way, share the link to this list on social media. The price is right, and no wrapping!
Retro Polaroid instant camera.— Remember this guy? This old school camera in bright, fun colors produces instant color photos the size of a business card. Great for camera buffs and fans of instant gratification. ($99)
Festive ties-– I know, I know, ties are traditionally as exciting as a lump of coal, but Vineyard Vines has taken tie style to new levels with crazy cravats featuring everything from his favorite dog, to sports team, cocktail, and college. Click on the photos to see designs close-up. ($85)
Whiskey stones— Reusable soapstone cubes keep liquor perfectly chilled without diluting the flavor. Also can be heated to keep drinks warm. Hot toddy anyone? ($20)
Golf ball stamp— This handy gadget allows your pro to label his golf balls to keep track of the ones that got away. ($30)
Balance board— If you’re man likes to stay in shape, he’ll love this balance board for indoors and outdoors, that works muscles whether he boards on snow or water. You rock it like a see-saw, which engages the core and increases balance– good skills for any sport. ($135)
Cashmere hoodie –The eco-friendly company Everlane is completely transparent about how they make and sell their high-quality products, so their prices are reasonable and you can feel good about buying. This hoodie comes in several colors of thick cashmere ($140) but there’s also a cotton cashmere version ($75.)
Keyboard protector— Much cooler and more efficient than a pocket protector, this light silicone cover keeps your keyboard pristine and hugs the keys perfectly so you won’t miss a letter. ($24)
Sports photo books— Beautiful photos and history for sports buffs in these hardcover books. Perfect for planning a bucket list. ($15)
If baseball aint his thang, this one on best golf courses in the world..
Weekender bag — If he decides to take that dream trip to a famous ballpark or golf course, will he have a nice bag to pack in? I know Wilson could use a grown up bag for weekend getaways that doesn’t look like a worn out knapsack. This cotton twill and leather one is a good size and looks smart. ($95)
Men’s grooming basics: For the man who likes to pamper himself, or perhaps needs to up his hygiene game a bit. These products aren’t frufru– they contain natural ingredients and vitamins, and don’t smell girly, just clean. Cleansing gel, pre-shave conditioner, shaving cream, face scrub and shaving lotion included. ($63)
Taste of the month— For food connoisseurs, Oregon’s Olympic Provisions crafts 12 different salamis from northwest pork using “old-world technique,” whatever that is. ($145) If cured meat isn’t his craving, how about testing his manhood with a hot sauce of the month, with names like Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeño Hot Sauce, to measure his mettle. ($40 for gift pack, $118 for 12 months)
Pop culture t-shirts— If your guy is into TV and movies, there are tons of sites offering different styles from show logos to famous movie or TV lines, to more subtle ones like this family crest from Game of Thrones. ($19)
If you don’t find what you need on this site, go to the shop section of network sites or Amazon where I found this subtle but cool shirt from Walter White’s drug lord’s restaurant from Breaking Bad. ($17)
Driftwood charging dock— I love how this idea is simple and ridiculous all at once. Artisans in Maine find actual driftwood made soft and shiny by nature, and craft it to fit the contours of your cord and smart phone. Modern technology snuggled into a timeless gift from the good earth, like a piece of functional art. ($72)
A night with Larry David— I love to give an experience, rather than stuff. If you know a fan of the curmudgeon, he’ll probably love tickets to David’s Broadway debut, A Fish in the Dark. He wrote and stars in the comedy, and it’s only playing for a few weeks, starting in February. This link should get you discount tickets if you act fast. (ticket prices start at $66 and go up to $187)
I still haven’t decided on a gift for Wilson. What are you getting the men in your life? Tell me in the comments.