Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gifts for Him

More and more I find it difficult to make gender-directed posts because everyone is unique  but I know it makes targeted shopping easier for many. And so, here's some stuff for Guys.  There's some cool stuff here! 

MAN CANDLES!! Scents that are not flowery, but spiced, and natural.  Made from soup cans (the soup was donated to soup kitchens) and soy wax, these qualify as do-good and green as well. A little tongue in cheek as scents are: dirt, fresh cut grass, sawdust, campfire, pizza, and coffee.  For $15 on Uncommon Goods. 

The classic, and classy cashmere sweater - this one in V-neck. ON SALE NOW FOR 50% off!!! Comes in many colors. A lasting gift - the thing he'll reach for first again and again. Also, great for travel - keeps a guy warm on a plane without having to wear a big coat, perfect without a jacket in fall and spring - and easy to wrap around his neck or waist. Nice as they carry Tall sizes. From Small to 2XL.  $100 down from $200 and Free shipping till 12/21 HERE. 

The Cruiser Compass: Necessary and ideal for seasoned or novice navigators, this "lensatic" style compass was originally designed for explorers, speleologists, archaeologists, the military, and most famously for foresters who “cruised” timberlands engaged in precision survey work. Equipped with a lensatic sight which will allow the user to take an exact bearing from the compass while simultaneously aligning it with their destination and or objective. A German-engineered instrument they claim will outperform and outlast anything on the market. Great stats to be read on BEST MADE. $178

The Art of Fixing Things: This is a great book for anyone wanting to know the what's what of simple repairs.This is the book you MUST READ before you read any other 'how-to' guide to repairing cars, household appliances, garden machines, and farm equipment, or doing home improvements. It is a resource for smart people who have never had the opportunity to learn the basics of tool use, maintenance and repairs. It contains useful information not found in any other publication, and is the first new book in many years on this subject. $11 in paperback  ON AMAZON

And WHILE fixing everything, this could come in quite handy! Check out the Mango Grip.

A velcro wrist band with a wide magnet strong enough to hold nails, bolts and anything else you'd like to have close while working with both hands.  Have seen in a few places but AMAZON has a good sale price of $11 down from $19. 

Very Cool playing cards: Only $8 from Best Made.

Whether he goes around with the kids or for  serious riders, this could be just the thing - light up fun for bikes by Go Brightz in Red, Yellow or Blue. Get a few - when you watch the video, it's clear you need at least two! $1499 each on FatBrainToys.

THESE are a bargain. NOW 50% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING! A luxurious blend of 85% cotton/15% cashmere knitted in an ultra fine 16 gauge, this long-sleeve crewneck is the ideal lightweight sweater. Fitting closer to the body, it provides a comfortable yet tailored shape that is perfect on its own with your favorite denim or layered under a sports jacket. 5 colors and sizes from S to 2XLT - Yes TALL sizes.  $50 down from $99. CLICK HERE to browse.

The Mission Critical Baby Carrier for guys.I love this one. If he’s a dad, he has learned that few baby basics like diaper bags and such are built with the guy in mind. That’s where this comes in. Durably built with 1000D nylon construction, it has breathable mesh inside so you remain comfortable —  all while looking like a tactical FBI agent vest. (see more pix and a video by clicking the link below)

Can support between 8-35 pounds of baby and allows them face you or face out. And there are easily accessible pockets in the front for snacks and other things, and if there’s an accident, the washable center comes out easily.The cool looking bands around the sides double as attachments for other accessories the carrier makes.  In gunmetal gray $190 on Gadgets For Guys. 

While we're on it, check out the TACTICAL diaper bags that go from $90-250 ON SALE right now, offering $10-30 off. 

How about these very cool wooden watches. Shown here- black and blonde. Have it in brown too. Normally $79, as of today they are on sale for as low as $45, from Spring Break Watches. They offer two different bundles of two (looks like mens and womens, or chunky and thinner) for $99. TIP: Use code SPGPK for 15 % off

Lego has an architecture line that shows you how to do famous buildings and landmarks around the globe, and coming in January 2016, entire skylines of cities like NY, and Berlin. CLICK HERE for more information. This one will take a little studying on your part but it's too cool not to list. Google around to see what you can find. CLICK HERE for Big Ben for $29. And CLICK HERE to get the Empire State building for $45. 

One of the most iconic and endlessly fascinating figures of the 20th century, Winston Churchill has been the subject of any number of books, but none of them have analyzed his lifestyle as a way to really understand the man. This book features a vivid and entertaining timeline of his public history, but also focuses on the more personal, nonwork aspects of his day-to-day life, covering topics such as autos, books, cigars, dining, fashion, home, libations, and pastimes. Churchill lived an extravagant life, but in reality did not have much money. His ability to live well beyond his means is a lesson that will intrigue many. Buy HERE on AMAZON

Upgrade him to an electronic dart board by Arachnid. Solo play with heckler feature, colorfully backlit, scoring easy to read with a large, active score window. There are 38 games and 137 options so playing will never get "old" Up to  4 players with X/O scoring displays. Best price I found was $99 on HAYNEEDLE.

The title says it all: "The ultimate manthology. With entries that range from the sublime to the sardonic, this book is the pitch-perfect gift, the laugh-out-loud beach read, the steady bathroom companion. When it comes to modern manly must-knows—like growing a beard, bribing the cable guy, and looking good in a Speedo—101 Things has got you covered. Or perhaps you want to fight a bear? Escape an alien abduction? Interact with crackheads? Look no further. 101 Things Every Man Should Know How to Do is the one-stop reference for man-tastic advice in a mundane world."

But it will cost you a pretty penny - still might be just right so it's $98 on AMAZON. I googles around and unless you can find an old copy on Ebay or an electronic one, you might do better to make your own book using lists like the one I found on POPULAR MECHANICS, and research it yourself.

To go with the cool tools above ... How about giving Stanley SAT3S Yellow/Black SATELLITE Rechargeable LED Work Light for $39! Small and compact when closed, this throws off a good deal of light (You can also go for the SAT5S, which has 500 lumens).  Has a flashlight on the end. A warning from a reviewer regarding making a significant difference in battery life: "Fully charge it before first use. The reason is that this thing has a lithium ion battery, just like your cellphone. If you don't charge it up before first use, you'll severely shorten the battery life." Click the link to see a little video. Read the reviews and decide.

Who hasn't wished to know more of the constellations - and looked up wanting to identify what they're seeing. Yes there are apps, but this may be better for some people, depending on how they learn.  Plus, it's a nice addition to any library, office, man cave - or kids room.  $34 on Best Made. 

TIP: CLICK HERE to see the entire category of all posts FOR HIM! Such fun!

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