Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For Dudes

Shopping for men for holiday gifts should be easy, but it isn’t. How many ties does one man really need? Or want? My guess is not that many. So I searched for gifts that are a little out of the ordinary or expected. OK, maybe some are expected, but they are cool. Cool dudes like cool things.

1. Conscious Step Socks Gift Box, $44.95

Not only are the 3 pairs of socks in this gift box smashing, they bring good karma to the giver and the receiver. Each box (made from a durable recycled kraft paper) allows you to provide 2 schoolbooks, 18 months of clean water, and support the company’s goal to end poverty by 2030. The organic cotton socks are made in fair trade conditions with no child labor.


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2. Viktor&Rolf ‘Spicebomb’ Eau de Toilette Travel Size, $55

I normally don’t suggest colognes, but this one smells amazing and the bottle is small enough for travel or a gym bag. The fragrance contrasts spicy notes of chili and saffron with the all-masculine roundness of leather and tobacco. There are also notes of bergamot, grapefruit and cinnamon. Yum.

This rechargeable lighter has dual electric beams that don’t blow out, which means it works in the windiest conditions. He’ll get 100 lights out of one charge. No butane needed.

4. Shark® Genius™ Steam Pocket® Mop System, $99.99

Hey, he can mop a floor once in a while. Only for the man with sense of humor and sense of self.

5. Baume et Mercier Classima 10354 watch, $1,190

I love the sleek look of this men’s watch from the Classima Collection, inspired from a 1940’s museum piece in the Baume & Mercier archives. If he doesn’t wear it, you can.

6. Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush, $24.99

My husband is always game for new grill gadgets and this one is amazing! It cleans the grill with the power of steam for a chemical-free easy clean for any type of grill.

7. Karen Karch History Ring, $1,800

Is your man ready for a wedding band upgrade? This 18k white gold band has an organic texture with a lived-in look and slightly rounded irregular edge.

8. TOOLETRIES KOBY Dopp Kit, $29.99

This ultra light dopp kit is made from 100% silicone, is leak resistant, easy to clean and features a heavy duty zipper and a rubber overmolded pull zip. Perfect for travel, the KOBY has ample room to store even the largest of toiletry items.

9. ChordBuddy Guitar Learning System, $49.95

Guitar lessons made easy! In two months, he should be able to play the guitar with no ChordBuddy at all. This system works on acoustic and electric guitars and helps make the C, D, G, & E minor Chords. Each package includes the ChordBuddy, instructions on how to properly attach the device, a lesson plan, songbook and companion DVD.

10. Sunglass Warehouse Sunglasses in Cliff, $14.95

The price is unbeatable. Especially if he tends to lose sunglasses…a lot. These sporty, semi-rimless sunglasses come in 4 different color ways.

11. Doc Artisan Sport Wallet v6, $75

This leather wallet case has an ingenious, leather iPhone caseback with magnetized backing! Just slide the magnetic caseback from the wallet and comfortably answer a call — without awkwardly holding the entire wallet up to his ear! When the call is finished, the iPhone literally pops back into place thanks to strategically located magnets. The magnets will not damage credit cards.

12. Aminocare for Men Face Cream, $50

Face cream isn’t just for women! This one is made specifically for men. It contains amino acids derived from pure silk fibers and organic Argan oil to moisturize the skin. A combination of anti-aging ingredients maintain the skin’s vitality, elasticity, and help slow down the aging process.

13. Trestle 13″ Laptop Backpack, $119.95

This backpack not only holds a laptop (most 11-14″) safely, it has all the bells and whistles and is lightweight. Pockets galore too. It’s the bomb.

14. Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch with Additional Classic Band, $189.96

I love the shape of the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch. It tracks daily steps taken and distance, has a wrist-based PurePulse heart-rate sensor and sleep monitoring technology to help him keep an eye on his activity levels and sleep quality. It also pairs with a smartphone, giving him Smart Notifications of incoming calls, texts, and calendar events, plus he can remotely control his music via the touchscreen display. It also comes with an interchangeable band and an extra Classic band!

15. The Foxgrove Gift Card, $180-650

Has he always wanted to be a DJ? Now he can! Classes include; An introduction to electronic music production, Instant DJ, The art of sampling and even Parent-child classes!

16. Nomad Leather Portable Power Wallet Charger, $119

He is going to LOVE this one! We have purses to carry our phone chargers, so a man’s wallet is genius! It’s real leather that has a built in charger and cord. It holds his money and credit cards…and will fit in his pocket. Easy.

17. The Styled Man Box, $33.99 per month

Give him the gift that gives every month. The Styled Man Box means every month he will be sent a box chock-full of 4- 6 men’s fashion accessories, grooming essentials, gadgets, a LBP (Little Black Pouch – for her) and more! Do one month, a year or something in-between.

18. Billy Jealousy Shave3some, $40

This awesome unique shave system contains 3 ounce, airline-approved bottles. It includes Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment, Hydroplane Shave Cream, and Shaved Ice After-Shave Balm.

Hope you found something unique here.



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