Shopping for the holidays can be a nightmare. The crowds of people, the inflated retail prices, the confusion of what to buy for the perfect gift. They all contribute to a general feeling of holiday anxiety during a time that should be filled with joy and good spirits. We’re here to reinstate some of that feeling and give you some quick ideas of fun gifts to get the men in your life who might be difficult to shop for. Separating our gift suggestions into category by age, we have a few ideas for every guy in the family, from Grandpa to the kids.
For the Grandpa: A Personalized Journal
For gentlemen in the seasoned years of their lives, there tends to be a focus on building legacy and looking back on the trials and successes of life. One of the best ways to record those ruminations in a lasting and impactful way is to create a meaningful physical journal that can collect all of those thoughts and memories. Over time, the journal becomes a keepsake and reservoir of memories for future generations to look back at the great man that came before them. The My Life Story – So Far journal from Uncommon Goods is a well-designed journal that would serve as the perfect gift for Grandpa this year.
For the Husband: Limited Edition Underwear
If you’re looking for something a little fun and a little different for your boyfriend or spouse this year, try getting him a few pairs of limited edition underwear. For husbands that have been rocking the same pairs of washed out boxers for years on end, it might be time to upgrade to some designer duds that look and feel great. Designers like VK Nagrani have underwear styles that fit the bill but don’t take themselves too seriously, so there not only an unexpected luxury gift, but a fun one as well. And for once, it’s a gift that both parties can enjoy.
If you’re looking for something a little more substantial to go with the underwear, try one of the brands popular shirts. Will Levy of Oak Hall says of them, “By far the most comfortable shirt I have ever worn. It was unorthodox, but remained very sophisticated.”
For the College Guy: Cocktail Tools
Looking for a gift to get the college guy in your life? Finding the right present for the early 20’s age range can be tough, but a fun and unusual gift to get is a set of cocktail tools. Aside from the basic utility of giving him a present he’ll actually use, the cocktail tool set has a definitive degree of cool cachet. According to GQ’s list of essentials, you should look for a collection that includes the following; a shaker for shaking drinks like Margaritas and stirring Martinis, a strainer for straining out any ice or fruit pulp, a jigger for precise measurements, a stirrer for refined stirring, a citrus juicer for lemon and lime, a muddler to bring out those essential oils, some ice cube trays, and of course a channel knife for that citrus peel to garnish it off.
For the Kid: Remote Control Helicopter
When you’re shopping for kids, you tend to have a few more options because you can look for anything in the toy department. If you really want to get something that your son will remember, try getting a device like a remote control helicopter. These toys are frankly fun enough to entertain an adult, and trust us, we’ve tried them out. Your son is sure to love flying his very own helicopter through the neighborhood, but just make sure he doesn’t fly it into a vase in the living room.
So there you have it, all the perfect gift for the guys in your life that you never thought you’d find something for. From personal journals and limited edition underwear, to cocktail tools and robotic helicopters, you’re all set for a great holiday season with some very happy gift recipients.