Gifts for Men

2017 Holiday Gift Guide The Mommy Avenger

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own

vx touringThe Vx Touring Duffel is a perfect gift for men who are on the go. Stylish and sleek, this duffel bag comes in two colors.  I love the rich looking gray exterior, with its abrasion resistant fabric.  There are lots of pockets to store your belongings, as well as ample open space inside for anything you want to take with you, whether you are taking it to the gym or on a weekend getaway.  Victorinox always has high quality products that make a statement.


nike vergeYear round, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun. Join the likes of pro skaters Justin Brock, Sean Malto, Trevor Colden and sport a pair of these Nike SB Verge sunglasses.  These specs come in a variety of hip colors, but I especially love the wolf grey/cool grey glasses  with teal tinted lenses with their retro look with a modernized twist.  These sunglasses are the perfect gift to give this holiday season.  They are lightweight and very comfortable to wear,  with a slim profile to fit underneath a hat,  making it easy to wear them while running around, doing sports, or just every day wear.

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 Ted Baker London Ag Eau de Toilette for men is an amazing scent that I highly recommend for the man in your life.  Created as a three part aroma series of the world’s most sought-after elements, Ag (silver) is formulated for the traditional gentleman that enjoys the finer things in life.  It truly smells luxurious! Scented with violet leaf, cool eucalyptus and smoky leather, it is a very masculine scent.  You can purchase it at Nordstrom.






116034.851_l-brah_moss-green_300Looks like we could be in for a brutal winter in the Northeast this year.  Not at all what I like to hear, but knowing that it is going to be cold and dreary, it helps to know that you have great items to help keep you warm and cozy.  I am loving these BUFF hats and think they are a must-have for everyone this holiday season.  Styles are available for men, women, kids, outdoor enthusiasts, or just those that don’t want to be cold.  So many styles are available for every taste.  I love this men’s Braidy hat made of acrylic in a gorgeous blue color called moss.  Looks and feels great on!



Got a sports fan in your house?  You’ll want to pick up this awesome Cordless Heated Stadium Blanket from Hammacher Schlemmer.  Imagine watching a football game on a late fall night.  You’re fingers and legs are frozen despite all the layers.  Brrr!  Not anymore, though, because if you’ve got this heated blanket, you can be as toasty as you would be watching the game from the comfort of your living room–it heats up to 110 degrees!  It’s big enough to share, too!


gun metal mission beltA cool new product on the market–Mission Belt.  These belts don’t aren’t your ordinary belts.  Instead of using holes, you can slide the closure of the belt to adjust every 1/4 inch, instead of an inch like conventional belts. This allows for a cleaner look (no creases, cracks, or stretched holes) and a better fit (even if you go up or down a few pounds). These leather belts are customizable, so you can create a look just perfect for you.  On top of that, for every belt that is sold, you are helping to fight poverty and hunger through their micro-lending programs.  It’s awesome to have a great looking belt and effortlessly help make the world a better place at the same time.


celticsDoes your favorite guy have a favorite sports team and loves to show it?  The Northwest has a ton of great fan items for every sport–hockey, baseball, football, basketball, college and professional teams.  You can find gifts here for every super fan.  If he’s always wanted to be a part of the team, we’ve got a fun gift for you.  Check out this  Boston Celtics NBA “uniform”.  This robe/throw keeps you warm and comfy while looking the part of a team member of your favorite basketball team.  Sure to get a lot of laughs (and even more use!).

bulldog skincareWomen seem to have the market on skin care, but it’s equally important for men to take good care of their skin and Bulldog Skincare recognizes the need to have manly and effective products that will appeal to men.  This holiday season, you can pick up holiday kits that feature face scrubs, moisturizers, shave gel, beard oil, beard shampoo and conditioner and various other items.  Each Bulldog Skincare products contain natural ingredients and never contain artificial colors, synthetic fragrances or ingredients from animal sources, they are also suitable for vegans and vegetarians and are certified cruelty free.


One of the coolest gifts is finding out what you’re made of.  What exactly do I mean?  Finding out, through your DNA, where you are from and what you are literally made of.  Check out LivingDNA for an accurate accounting of your bloodline and find out where you (and your ancestors) hail from.  You’ll likely  be surprised at the results and love knowing your heritage.