GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE MAN

The other day I was showing Casey a gift guide I saw online for men and he said “I would never want you to buy me any of that stuff!”  I happened to like all the items on said gift guide and was wondering if it’s because the list was made by a woman.  So I asked him to come up with his own Gift Guide and here’s some of his suggestions. A guide FOR THE MAN, by a man. Enjoy!

1. Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter

A flying helicopter that you control with your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device! For indoor and outdoor use, the built in WiFi system and front facing camera sends live video back to his phone or tablet. He can conduct his own surveillance and recon missions. Downloadable games let him battle his friends or virtual enemies.

2. Swedish Firesteel-Army Model

You start fires with it like a caveman, that is just plain awesome. I can guarantee the majority of units sold do not go in survival kits but end up in someone’s garage or backyard as he and his buddies gather around to create a shower of sparks and fire.  Get this for a guy then hang around for the ensuing hilarity: “dude you suck at this, my turn.” “You’re doing it wrong man, you need a gentle downward stroke”, “this thing blows, it could never start a fire, Man vs. Wild is WRONG” “It’s working! Oh crap, grab the water hose.”

3. Hamilton Jazzmaster Watch

His cellphone already has a clock, but does it have a 25 jewel Swiss ETA 2824-2 Elaborated mechanical movement with sapphire back?
Gentleman will appreciate the Hamilton Jazzmaster’s handsome bezel and dial;  gearheads and techies will love showing off the complex mechanical movement visible through the clear sapphire back.
Hamilton Watch Company began in American in 1892 but is now a subsidiary of The Swatch Group Ltd. Their watches have appeared in hundreds of major Hollywood films including such guy flicks as Men in Black, Die Hard 4, Ocean’s Eleven, Spiderman 2 and more.

4. Multi-Color LED Lightbulb w/ Remote

Guys like LEDs, they also like anything remote controlled.  This color LED fixture fits in a standard light socket. Adjust brightness, color, and transition effects with the included remote. I suggest the smooth  & fade for sexy time, strobe mode for parties and solid white for when you want to be boring. This is cool for work spaces, media rooms and more.

5. Glacier Stainless Steel Leather Wrapped Flask

If your holiday plans include visiting with extended family, this is a required gift. Bring along his favorite spirit in this discrete and stylish stainless steel flask. Combine this flask with a fine bottle of his favorite liquor and call it a holiday survival kit. I’m partial to Zaya Rum, but try Bookers or Basil Hayden’s bourbon to add a kick to eggnog.

6. AppleTV (2nd Generation)

Enjoy movies, music, photos and apps on an HDTV with the AppleTV. In addition to all the content on the Apple Store, he can stream Netflix, Internet Radio or any audio or video content from iTunes on his Mac or PC.  If he owns an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone and a television, then he NEEDS to own an AppleTV. The AirPlay feature allows him to browse and queue up photos, movies & music on the iDevice and have it play wirelessly to the AppleTV. No need to gather around the small screen to view a funny YouTube video, with the touch of a button he can instantly zap that video to his big screen thanks to the AppleTV.

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  • December 12, 2011

    Flask, necessary. And the helicopter too, I guess.

    • December 12, 2011

      haha. you could pick up the flask with the helicopter and transport it to the other side of the lawn. WIN.

  • December 12, 2011

    Great post! My hubby has everything he wants (so he says) and I have not been able to figure out what to get him this year. I’m thinking the Apple TV. We love anything from Apple :)

    • December 12, 2011

      good idea! we love ours!

  • Sarah
    December 12, 2011

    Cool ideas! The firestarter is now in my Amazon cart =) Does he have any more ideas? My husband claims he doesn’t want anything for Christmas so therefore I have nothing

    • December 12, 2011

      What’s your husband into? Let’s brainstorm!

  • December 12, 2011

    Great ideas! Still searching for the husband. Why are they so hard to shop for?
    Thank, as always, for a wonderful post!

    • December 12, 2011

      I think because we know what WE don’t want in OUR house (as women). Haha!

  • December 12, 2011

    It’s true, I’ve been kind of unimpressed with the man’s gift guides I’ve seen lately. Not because they’re not manly, but because those just aren’t things the men in my life are into. This one has man-toys, something ALL the other lists are missing! My men like man-toys too! Perfect, Casey!

    I can attest that while flasks may not get everyday use, my husband was VERY glad for his at last week’s Christmas party with a hosted bar. Screw that! All the gents at our table were grateful he was willing to share his bourbon. :)

    • December 12, 2011

      A true gentleman shares bourbon!

  • December 12, 2011

    Terrific gift ideas! Your hubs affirms it, most guys love the gadgets ;)

  • December 12, 2011

    i want a disco light! (ie. #4)

  • December 12, 2011

    That firestarter is perfect for my H. Thanks, Casey!

  • Brooke
    December 12, 2011

    Tracy, you just totally made my holiday gift buying stress level go down. I now have 2 more gifts figured out. THANK YOU!

  • December 12, 2011

    ooh, i’m ichatting a link for the AppleTV to my hubby now. I think he can buy it for himself. Or he can buy it for me. Whatevs. We’re gonna buy it!

  • December 12, 2011

    That LED light is awesome! My guy totally loves LED lights and remote controls. Spot on.

  • December 12, 2011

    Great list!! Thanks for sharing!

  • December 12, 2011

    hella man stuff.

  • December 12, 2011

    ps. my avatar is such an old picture of me. awkward.

    • December 12, 2011

      CHANGE IT ALREADY.

  • Stacy
    December 12, 2011

    Thanks for the fire starter idea! It will entertain my husband for hours. I know what he will be doing Christmas day. Starting small fires in our backyard.

    • December 12, 2011

      You should buy him a really cool fire extinguisher too! ha

  • Shannon
    December 12, 2011

    Amazing list. Best one I’ve seen on any blog. Now I have to decide which ones to buy. The Hamilton watch is gorgeous.

    • December 12, 2011

      thanks! That will make Casey happy. That watch IS pretty gorgeous!

  • Amanda
    December 12, 2011

    my husband would be playing with that helicopter ALL. THE. TIME. if I got that for him. great list!

    • December 12, 2011

      right?! at least it will keep him outta your hair ;)

  • December 14, 2011

    Love the list, especially the flask. Heck, I might get one for myself. You should have Casey guest write more often! :)

  • December 14, 2011

    LOVE IT! We have the Apple TV (Roku is cool also, we have that as well – MAN in the HOUSE), and the disco lights w/remote control!! Highly recommend this list to all buying for a man!

  • Laudalino
    December 14, 2011

    Me want fire key.

  • December 17, 2011

    I would also suggest some type of amazing laser light. We take a little laser on our walks at night to get our dog to run around and my husband LOVES to see how far he can shine it. He’ll say, “Look, look, I can shine it on that house WAY down there!” (I promise he’s 34…and not 12) I don’t get it but I’m thinking that if he had one that was even stronger he’d be pretty excited.

  • January 30, 2012

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