Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas: For The Guys #3

Vintage Gift Wrap - FOR HIM

{Just a quick reminder that my friend Trae is guest blogging a series of gift ideas for dudes this week. Enjoy! -Liz}

For The Tech

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Low: I got this last year and it is a great addition to my home entertainment system. You can stream Pandora from your iPhone, share pictures and rent movies from iTunes (since Netflix went all crazy and jacked up their prices). {Trae is super bitter about Netflix...}

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Medium: My good buddy Rick turned me on to this little jewel from Jawbone. I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity and power this small and stylish guy can put out.


High: The ultimate gift for your gadget-minded guy is, of course, the iPad 2. It took me a while to find a place for this device in my everyday life, but now I absolutely love it and continue to find new ways to use it.

For The Home


Low: These stainless steel pint glasses are great for anyone who hosts a lot of BBQs or is outdoors a lot. They're a great alternative to the frat guy Solo cup and keep your beer icy cold.

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Medium: On the "old is new theme," these cloth extension cords remind me of something I would find at my grandmother’s house...and steal. Great alternative to the cheap hardware store version.


High: Keep that man cave smelling nice with this candle in a vintage British Army soap tin, wrapped in camo. (If you don't live near one of their retailers, this one from Barney's will do the trick.)

For The Reader

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Low: I’ve followed this blog for several years now and they are working hard to preserve the style and skills of being a true modern day gentlemen. Both these books are a great read: The Art of Manliness and Manvotionals.


Medium: Stock his library with these beautifully designed classic novels by genius designer/typographer Jessica Hische.


High: The debate of iPad versus Kindle could go on forever, but the Kindle Touch is great for the reader who doesn’t want any distractions—just a good story.

For The Foodie

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Low: If he is a grill master, he’ll love this meat tenderizer and bottle opener. These are good for any man in your life, dads included.

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Medium: You can’t go wrong with bourbon, but take it up a notch and get him these great whiskey rocks.

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High: Tired of drinking vodka sodas and beer? Give him this great leather-bound cocktail book (or the less expensive paperback version) from the famous PDT in New York City and you’ll be drinking some of the best cocktails north of the Mason Dixon line.

{Vintage giftwrap image via hmdavid on flickr}

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