Buying gifts for men can be the worst. We all know women can pick out the most fabulous shirt and tie match-ups, but that’s some dry shopping. Same for tools and video games, even if they love them. Whether it’s Dad or your love muffin you’re shopping for, maybe you’ll get a new idea from the list below. No advertiser hook-ups; just stuff I love.
I love the look of contemporary leather bracelets on men, and the price range goes from fairly low to very high. I like this affordable style from Peora. $39.99
Video games like Call to Duty aren’t for everyone. If he’s got an iPad and remembers the games now classified as ‘retro’, the iCade iPad Arcade Cabinet will be the hit of his holiday. It includes an old-school joystick and works best with an Atari app that offers Missile Command for free. (Also available: ‘Atari’s Greatest Hits’ iPad app with 100 other classic games.) $69.99
Along that line, how about transforming his iPod into a jammin’ tabletop jukebox? The Crosley iJuke is 18 inches high and sparkles with LED lighting. Full range stereo speakers. $199.99
Back to that iPad, if he travels much of the time, he might appreciate an iPad Traveler Case that holds a cellphone, charger and cords, and any must-haves like Altoids or Chapstick. Configure it however works best for the user. $29.99
Even techies with an itty-bitty apartment need certain basics for their living space. No frills here – it’s all about the Net. The Slide-to-Unlock Doormat is made of washable rubber. $49.90
If his space really is itty-bitty, he probably needs more windows. The Instant Inflatable Window is fairly big –– 19-1/4″ x 15-3/4″. $11.99
Does he turn on his very own leg lamp and watch holiday marathons of A Christmas Story? The sequel, A Christmas Story 2, went straight to DVD. You’ll find the best gifts related to the movie here. (Unless, of course, you’re taking him to Cleveland to see the A Christmas Story Museum in the house where the movie was filmed!) DVD-$11.99
For the romantics: Upload a really great photo of you and your honey, or your favorite spot, and turn it into what looks for all the world like an oil painting on canvas. Or maybe it’s a shot of you and Uncle Norman you want to jazz up. Easy Canvas Prints offers 12″ x 12″ faux painting for $44.98.