Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gift Idea #10...For the Man in Your Life

I was a little alarmed after doing a Google search for men's gift ideas to find several life-size Twilight cut-outs, too much beer/drinking paraphernalia, and weird stuff you only find in the magazine on the airplane.
Man, you can be hard to shop for!  You know what you want, but oftentimes won't let on to the specifics.  Therefore, attempts at the perfect gift may end up in a return trip to the point of purchase.  So what's a girl to do?  Here are a few ideas I have come up with along with some ideas from Oh Happy Day.

1.  Garmin Forerunner 405.  The gift of all gifts.  The watch of all watches.  Any man (or woman) will be pleased to be the recipient of this gift.  This GPS-enabled watch tracks your time, distance, pace and heart rate, and it keeps track of this information on an on-going basis.  Sync the watch with your computer to keep track of how far you've come overtime.  Even for the simpler, less techy athlete, this watch is a great training companion.

2.  Headlamp.  This is a must for any man on your list.  Comes in handy for nighttime reading or runs, working on the car, camp outs, fix-it get the idea.  The Tikka is great, but I really like the e-Lite:  lots of options, red and blinking lights, compact, and a whistle.

3.  Magazine subscription.  A magazine subscription that suits his interests is the gift that keeps on giving all year long.  Try Bicycling Magazine, Wired, Runner's World, National Geographic or  Newsweek to name a few.  

4.  Kiehl's products.  Typically men aren't too finicky in the personal care arena, but if there is something he (or maybe just you) particularly care for, why not splurge?  Kiehl's products seems to be straightforward enough for a man, yet effective enough for all involved parties.   The Clean Hold Styling Gel is a favorite around here.  But you can't go wrong with any Kiehl's product.

5.  Mini screwdriver set.  Again, another essential household (toolkit) item.  Particularly for the gift-ridden times when you're changing batteries in and out of new toys and electronics, you'll appreciate the precision and ease of these little guys.  Klein Tools makes a great set you can find at Home Depot.

Best of luck ladies!

1 comment:

The Robinson's said...

What fun posts Katie- I have enjoyed reading them each day! Hope you guys are having a wonderful holiday season! See ya soon! :)