gifts for your guys

How in the world is it already December!? The holiday season always seems to sneak up so fast. Once the shock that it's already December wears off, with christmas coming up, I bet everyone will probably scrambling to think of gift ideas for their loved ones. I'm here to help you think of some ideas for the guys in your life: dads, brothers, boyfriends, fiancés, husbands, friends, cousins, etc.

These guys may hint at what they want, but giving a gift that's a surprise is even more special to most. I know when I get something I pick out on my own and suggest as a gift to Joe, even if he gets me something else, I'll likely go buy what I wanted for myself in the end any way. I really enjoy when gifts are the kind of things that are such a treat that you wouldn't necessarily splurge on it for yourself. It also shows that the gift giver has gone out of his or her way to really think about what the person would like or enjoy; it's very genuine. To guys, clothes are not as exciting as they are to girls -- steer clear of this. It's more of a commodity or necessity to most men as they aren't as particular and often don't care about having the best brands or newest styles. Let's be honest, most the time their ladies are picking out their clothes any way. So, that means we'll need to think outside of the box and get creative to find something perfect for them.

I'm here to help you think of some creative ideas that your guy will absolutely love! Most men I know all have a little bit of kid and engineer inside of them; whether it's the urge to play video games, skateboard, research new headphones, build something or learn how to use new techy gadgets, most of our guys like things that keep them entertained. A lot of the ideas below I've given to Joe for birthdays or christmas and he's absolutely loved them. Those, combined with some new ideas, helped me to make the list below. Check out these gift suggestions for your main man this holiday season:

  1. Crosley Dot & Bo Portable Record Player, $64.00 (various colors)

  2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera, $179.99 (various colors)

  3. Ice Ball Molds, 2.5" Sphere, $12.77

  4. GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition, $399.99

  5. Fitbit Surge, $249.95 (serves as a watch + fitness tracker + heart rate monitor)

  6. Cuisineart Portable Petit Tabletop Gas Grill, $99.00 (great for san francisco to bring to the park or use on your fire escape)

  7. The Homemade Gin Kit, $50.00

  8. Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $174.73 (sous vide cooking -- an easy and gourmet alternative to grilling!)

  9. 55° Stainless Steel Smart Temperature Control Tumbler Mug, $39 (keep your water cold, or coffee warm, just by shaking it!)

For a similar, yet girlier, list of items to add to your own wishlist, get for your mom, or for a gal pal, check out my "christmas list ideas" and "groovy gal gifts" posts. If you have any more suggestions (for gals or guys!), please leave your ideas in a comment as I'm always looking to learn about new gadgets, considering I'm kind of geeky myself. Happy shopping!

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