Gift Guide for the Men

If the men in your life (husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, older son…) are anything like mine,  I know that I can forget about getting a Christmas list from them. After 24 years of marriage I have finally stopped asking for one from my husband. I just need to be really creative…

Here is a list of some of our favorite gifts ideas for men this year. We’ve put it together just so that you don’t head out aimlessly as you head to the stores (or like me, the internets).

Speak-er – Speak-er are high-quality multimedia speakers that plug directly into your computer or MP3 player. Their iconic shape puts the “speak” in speakers. Buy them here for $99.95.
Jambox – Not only is this a wireless speaker but also a speakerphone. With its built in microphone Jambox allows you conference call from anywhere – home, car, or even on the golf course. It’s also perfect for sharing video chats via iChat®, Skype®, Google Talk™ and more. Plus you can download apps and software updates at mytalk.jawbone.comBuy it here for $199.99.
City Ties by Josh Bach – Does the main man in your life come from or live in a big city? Whether he is from Chicago, Boston, London or Rome, Josh Bach may have a tie for him. These handsome silk neckties are designed for the metropolitan enthusiast. See them at JoshBach.com along many other great gift items for men.
ReBike – Resource Revival creates fun, functional products from recycled bicycle parts, everything from frames, clocks and their now classic bottle openers. Check out their online store here.
Grip Soles -  These anti-slip soles fit over any boot. They are rugged yet light weight and allow you to walk confidently when the weather becomes frightful. Great gift for the “weather is no object” type of guy. Buy them at Lee Valley for $22.50.
Golf Markers – These personalized sterling silver golf markers are the perfect gift for the golfer. You can order them here from Etsy artist Jessie McCann for $16.00.
We love this company and wrote about PersonalWine.com here and here. Whether it is offering your “guy” wine with a personalized label or being part of this company’s wine clubs or whether just choosing a nice bottle of wine, if he appreciates wine, he will appreciate any one of these choices.
Cufflinks – Whether he is a fan of cars, music or sports, this Etsy artist has a pair of cufflinks for him. Check out this Etsy shop here. Most under $30.00.
Intrepid Bag - We fell in love with this bag and you can read about our crush right here . Because this limited-edition bag has a registration number on it, Tilley’s will help reunite you with it should you ever lose it.  Buy it at Tilley’s for $225.00.
Tilley’s Wool Hat – Known for their hats, Tilley now offers a wide selection of styles for the cooler months ahead. All share the same life time guarantee, C-Change technology for ‘temperature control’ comfort, secret pocket, style and durability. Check out the Tilley line of winter hats here.
Lark Up – Okay this may be more of a gift for you, but he will like it also. If he (or you) get up earlier than the other person in your bed, Lark Up allows for the alarm to go off silently. By wearing an alarm band, Lark Up gently wakes you up with a slight vibration, allowing your partner to continue sleeping. Nice. Buy it here for $99.00.
Mandle – So you think your guy would not appreciate receiving a candle for Christmas? Well think again. These candles are full of testosterone. With scents like Stogie, Wood Shop, Campfire and Jim, Jack and Johnny (whiskey that is) they will surely transform any room into a man-cave.  Shop the whole manly scented candle collection here for $12.99 each.
Pocket Radar – This innovative hand- held pocket size radar lets you clock the speed of anything moving, such as a race car, baseball or cyclist. Great gift idea for the racing and sports fan! Buy it at Cambria Cove for $198.00
Handcrafted Pens – These beautifully handcrafted pens will surely become a favorite. Chose from a variety of colors, themes and wood. Check out Designer Pens by Randy on Etsy here . All pens are between $30.00 and $45.00.
Updated Swiss Army Knife - Nothing is more classic than a Swiss Army Knife, but here is one with a modern twist. Now it has a 2 GB USB drive. It also includes a a blade, nail file with flat-head screwdriver, scissors, LED mini-light, and retractable ballpoint pen.Buy it here at  for $49.95
Magwear Magnetic Wristband – My daughters are always helping their dad fix things around the house and their job is to hold the tiny screws and nails. Magwear is the perfect gift for my daughters to give their dad this Christmas. They can still help him but now those little pieces will not get dropped. Buy it on Amazon for $17.50
Laser Cut Cuff Watch – Beautifully handcrafted, this watch will surely become one of his favorite accessories. Buy it here for $75.00
Beamer - This iPhone case has a built-in LED light that can be used as a flash for your camera or as a flashlight. Perfect for reading a menu in a restaurant or a flashlight when walking the dog. Buy it Quirky for $29.99
Portable Charging Mat - This mat can charge up to three devices at once wirelessly. Once completely charged the Mat will automatically shut off. Buy it on Amazon for approx. $150.00.
YUBZ for you mobile – YUBZ brings the old fashion’ to the cell phone. Get this classic hand held appendage for the man that remembers the good ole days. Also know that this will help ward off the evil cell phone radiation by keeping the phone away from the head. Oh and you can finally crook your neck properly to hold your phone!!! For a list of locations to buy go to the YUBZ website or buy on Amazon.
Laptop Case – Made from recycled billboards this laptop case is designed to provide a soft laptop cover and a portable work station. Buy it at Unica Home for $45.00.
Eisch Breathable Wine Glasses – We have raved about these impressive wine glasses before (here) and feel that they make an impressive gift for the wine lover. Buy them on Amazon for approx. $60.00 for a set of 2.
La Clef duVin – And while we are on the subject of wine, let us propose this item that we are also quite taken with. La Clef du Vin is a fun “toy” that “ages” wine by one year for every one second dip. We wrote about it here and recommend as a really fun gift idea for the wine amateur. Available at Cambria Cove for $125.

We would love to hear what fantastic gift you were able to find for the hard to buy for man!



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