Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Guys

Men attempt to convey a sense of easiness, a general ‘I like everything’ attitude but in reality they are actually quite difficult to buy gifts for. For one, men tend to buy things for themselves- they aren’t keen to drop hints or make lists, like ladies will. Readily. For any occasion. Also, guys don’t seem to know exactly what they want until the very moment they see it. Then there is no decision to be made- it must be his right now. This makes gift-giving for men a bit of a tricky enterprise. Your dad? Your mom has already gotten him everything he could ever need. Your brother? You have no idea what he really likes, beyond video games and take-out. Your new beau? Uh, what’s the perfect gift that says ‘I like you but not too much and I though you might like this gift but I didn’t put tons of effort into it, whatever, I’m cool, no big.’? Exactly. It’s a shopping rabbit hole and before you know it you’re clutching a package of tube socks and wondering how you got there. Well good news for you, because we have culled stores and catalogs and the vast never-ending internet to bring you our top gift picks for dudes. These gifts are practical, fun, thoughtful, offbeat- but most importantly they will endear you to the manly recipient on your list.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 07 Nov, 2011 by Rene

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  • Rebels & Riders DVD Set

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    Steve McQueen and James Dean- you can’t get manlier than that. This set includes five classic films featuring motorcycles, chase scenes, fights, smoldering good looks- the works. Nicholson, Brando and Bronson also add their own rebellious flair. Ample bonus features make this a holiday weekend guys-night-in DVD marathon.

    $79 at Restoration Hardware | Buy

    | Posted 11 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Whiskey Lover Set By Teroforma

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    Make like the country club set and enjoy some whiskey by a roaring fire this winter. Teroforma has made a one-stop set for distinguished imbibing- minus the hooch, of course. The set includes two crystal tumblers (fancy!) and 6 whiskey stones that will keep the good stuff nice and cold. Cheers to that!

    $60 at Seltzer Studios | Buy

    | Posted 10 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Miansai Nantucket Silver Bracelet

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    Help him pretend he’s lolling on his yacht off the coast of Nantucket, and not actually killing time in a drafty cubicle. Miansai’s preppy/retro woven bracelet is discreet enough for everyday use, and is handmade with heavy duty cord and vintage fish hooks- really upping the manly quotient. He can gaze at this bracelet fondly all winter long while dreaming of the return of summer.

    $86 at J. Crew | Buy

    | Posted 10 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • A-Fold iPad Stand

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    You might not be prepared to part with the amount of cash an iPad costs, but you can give him a stellar iPad stand instead. The A-Fold can hold the iPad vertically or horizontally, and is finished in soft rubber to prevent bang-ups and slipping. Aren’t you thoughtful?

    $48 at MOMA Store | Buy

    | Posted 10 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Headphone Beanie

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    Plugged in and cozy? Win-win for a guy on the go. American Eagle has yanked the old-school beanie in the 21st century by adding ear buds, built right in. The fleece lining will keep his head warm and the hat in place, while the buds will keep the tunes in his ear.

    $20 at American Eagle Outfitters | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Tivoli Audio Model One Radio

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    Old school AM/FM in a timelessly sleek design. The Tivoli Model One has a rich, full sound thanks to sound pioneer Henry Kloss, and the radio has come to be a modern design must-have. This gift is perfect for a desk, in the kitchen- anywhere he can listen to the baseball game, NPR or the oldies station.

    $149 at YLiving | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • The Art Of Vintage CD Comics

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    Like trading cards for adults, this postcard collection will make any comic-loving man giddy. The boxed set features 100 classic DC Comics covers in all of their vibrant, cartoon-y glory.

    $19 at Perpetual Kid | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Arrow Tribal Drawings Notebook

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    A handmade notebook by Paper Ephemera, in a manly arrow motif, is perfect for to-do lists, ideas or fantasy football rosters. Stuff this sweet little notebook in your fella’s stocking.

    $7 at Paper Ephemera ARMINHO | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Build Your Own Canoe Plans

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    For the man who has everything, give him the gift of making something…something really big. That floats. Reform School has created their very own guide to building a canoe, which is apparently way easier than you might think. All your man needs is this guide, some plywood sheets, patience, and access to a body of water. Who knows, he just might emerge on the other side of winter in a water-tight vessel of his very own.

    $48 at Reform School | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2011 by Rene
  • Scotch &Soda Mens Outdoor Cardigan

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    Even manly men can catch a chill. Scotch & Soda’s outdoor cardigan will keep any outdoorsman- or wannabe- toasty warm without bulking him up. The toggles and shawl collar add preppy flair that keeps this top casual but sharp.

    $166 at Ron Robinson | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2011 by Rene