2016

If the guys in your life are anything like mine, they might have everything they need.  So shopping for them can be tough.  Here are some great ideas for gifts he will love this year.

*items were received to facilitate a feature, however being listed in this guide means these items were our favorites.  All opinions are my own.

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Under Armour sunglasses: From driving to work and activities, coaching the kids at football, or a family vacation, dads need to make sure their eyes are protected! Sporty and smooth, these Under Armour Igniter 2.0 Storm sunglasses look hot while keeping the rays out of his eyes.  We love that they are resistant to oil, bug spray and salt, meaning he can go everywhere with these babies! Constructed from a durable mix of titanium and Grilamid, they are sure to stand up to lots of wear and tear.

cross-pensIf you want to give a nicer gift for someone who is a die hard comic fan, I’ve found a professional way to do it.  Gift them a gorgeous Cross Marvel  Tech2 pen gift set! This set includes a Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man pen, each in their own case. The writing is incredibly smooth and you can easily switch sides of the pen to use as a stylus. Each pen has a metallic finish with a very classy looking emblem on them.  Definitely a home run in the gift giving department.

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We are loving these down vests from Victorinox Swiss Army.  The Matterhorn II vest come in a variety of bold colors and can be used on it’s own or used as part of a layering system, as seen in the quick video below.  Totally great idea to be able to build layers with other products or use independently, depending on the needs of the weather. This lightweight vest is surprisingly warm and a great gift for men, all the while looking very stylish and sleek!

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Going on vacation where there will be a pool or ocean for the holidays?  Bring that Christmas spirit on vacation with you!  Vilebrequin is a high end apparel line that has some really fun prints this time of year!  You might be able to even outfit both the boys and dad in the same swimwear! This luxury swim line is a favorite among celebrities!

 

 

 

Tani loungewear–these are the most luxe pajamas I’ve ever seen or felt.  My husband doesn’t really like pajamas over all, but I tell you, he loves these.  So silky smooth and soft to the touch, I am very jealous that I don’t have a pair for myself! Worth every penny, these lounge pants will make him feel like a million bucks! Not only do they have fantastic loungewear, they can take care of all of his underwear needs.  Never thought you would want to get anyone underwear for Christmas, but believe me, they will thank you!

peppermint.pngThe Art of Shaving:  One of my favorite gifts this year  with a cool holiday twist is the Peppermint shaving cream from The Art of Shaving.  Women love to pamper themselves and men really aren’t any different.  Who doesn’t want to feel wonderful?  While you wouldn’t typically think that giving a shaving kit would make your man feel terrific, there is an exception to every rule and this is it! This seasonal scented  rich shaving cream is incredible!  A little bit goes a long way and creates a luxurious lather to put on the face with the badger brush.  You are left with  a great shave and super soft skin.  Turns an ordinary task into one to look forward to!

 

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For comic fans, Converse has the perfect gift for you this holiday season. Check out the collaboration between Converse and Warner Bros DC Comics– Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection.  Love them!  Seriously cool, they give you the style and comfort you have come to know and love, with the added fun of your favorite super hero (Batman!).  Makes for a super fun, super hip gift that will get a lot of wear.

mankindI am loving this new fragrance from Kenneth Cole, Mankind Hero.  I love the concept that inspired this new scent. It’s a fresh new fragrance that celebrates the modern hero: the committed partner, father, the better man, the great protector. He is a man who embraces simplicity, inspires others, keeps his friends close and his family closer. This is the evolution of MANKIND —MANKIND HERO. “Heroes come in many forms – those who fight to make the world a better place and those who make just one life better with their presence,” said Kenneth Cole, Chairman and CEO of Kenneth Cole Productions. “MANKIND Hero celebrates the bold men who make a difference in our lives every day.”  Yes!  This is the best smelling scent, too, that reflects this lovely sentiment behind it’s creation. It’s fresh and masculine, without being overpowering.  Just a perfect combination of goodness! The bottle is glass and leather and looks very cool, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ion audioGive the gift of sound this holiday season! Ion Audio Tough Sounds Headphones are an incredible product.  Great sound quality, noise reducing, too (lowers sound by 25 decibels), these headphones are bluetooth, which is so great!  My husband loves to use these while doing yard work so that the cords don’t get in the way. So easy to sync with your iPod or smart phone, you can listen to your favorite tunes while getting work done.What happens if you get a call while you have them on?  You can take it, no problem, because it has a built-in mic!  They are also super affordable, especially for the quality of the product you are getting.  A great gift for those that love music. I’m thinking we better pick up another pair or two, that way I can have a set, as well, because I love them just as much

 

If you or that special someone on your list likes to spend time outdoors, I’ve got some great recommendations for you!

coleman-novaColeman Northern Nova lantern is a must-have for campouts.  This is the brightest lantern that Coleman makes at 3000 lumens. This propane fueled lantern emits an incredible amount of light for up to nine hours on a low setting (or four on high). On a high setting it can light over 32 feet.  It comes in it’s own carrying case for easy transport and storage. It is a very high quality lantern that belongs in the hands of any avid camper.

lso_pop_play_162978 For those that like to play outdoors, check out  this Pop N’ Play Game Center.  Take it with you camping, to the park or to the beach for fun gaming for everyone. This tent pops up and is easily put away and houses three games, ladder ball, bag toss, and quad toss.  It can be used indoors, as well, or in any kind of season.  Even great for a children’s playroom.  Lots of portable entertainment!

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Plush outdoor blanket–Ok, this is my favorite and I think I want to stock up on these to keep in each car for our family.  Whether you use them for picnics, campouts, or sporting events, these blankets are the best! Super soft on the underside, the outside is made of a wind and water-resistant material which keeps the cold air out and the warmth in.  A great emergency item to keep on hand, as well.

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If camping is something you like to do, check out this Vermont 4 Tent.  It is the best!  It pops up in seconds, without dealing with extra poles, and who doesn’t love an easy to set up tent?  There is enough room for four people to sleep comfortably inside.  I love the large airy windows that are in the tent to allow for a nice breeze, if desired. There are also sky lights to allow to look at the stars.  But, if the weather ends up being bad, there is a rainfly to protect from the elements.  A great gift this holiday season!