Just as every woman loves perfume, I’m pretty sure you can be safe by buying a nice cologne for the guy(s) in your life. Take a look at what they already have in their collection, and try to find similar scents. Sephora’s website has information on all of the fragrance notes and reviews, so that can help you out a bit even if you don’t order it from Sephora. Macy’s & Dillards also offer special deals and gifts with purchases on several of their cologne sets for Christmas. If you have no clue which scents he owns or likes, go for a safe choice i.e. Cologne’s that are being advertised furiously on Television, such as “The One” Dolce & Gabanna (that’s the advertisement with hunky Matthew McConaughey for those of you who need a memory jolt). Adam Levine (lead singer of Maroon 5 & Vocal Coach on the Voice for those living under a rock, I’m not judging it happens to the best of us lol) released his fragrance line for him & her, the cologne smells great & you also get a free bag at Macys.
Every guy shaves right? Some more than others but they all need shaving equipment and those things can be quite expensive, so he’ll be glad to check one thing of his list (because we all know how much guys love shopping). You can even throw in a pack or two of his favorite replacement blades if he uses a disposable shaver, in his stockings.
Travel Grooming Sets
For the Grill Master
Many guys pride themselves in their grill techniques. If you know your guy likes to spend time using the grill check out these great gifts he’s bound to use next time he sparks up the ole’ grill:
Most men love grilling, and hate cleaning the grill. Help him out with this handy motorized grill cleaner.
Cell Phone/Tablet Accessories
For the Game Lover
Whether you get him a poker set or a video game for his console (make sure you check which one he has ladies Playstation, Xbox etc.) he’ll be glad you endorse his inner kid and fed his obsession. If he doesn’t have a console you can consider buying him one but that would cost more than $100. Amazon.com has a great selection of electronics at great prices. Here are some of my top video game picks:
Remote Controlled Anything
Because every guys is secretly (or not so secretly) a 12 year old boy who loves toys. He probably won’t go through the trouble (or shame) of buying himself a remote controlled helicopter but he will probably make use of it if you buy it.
Most men neglect their skin and just wash their faces with plain old soap, but everyone’s skin needs to be pampered especially with age. Unless he’s super interested in personal grooming, he probably won’t have a good line of skin care so why not help him out? Clinique actually has a full line of skin products for him right now at Macy’s.
For the Handy-Man
Some men love being the handy man, fixing and building things around the house. For those guys, anything tool related as a gift is the perfect gift and again, useful.
For the wannabe Bartender
This 10 in 1 tool has a Bottle opener, corkscrew, strainer, jigger and everything else he could possibly ever need to mix a drink.
Stainless Steel Ice Cubes
If he likes having a drink or two at home, he probably hates throwing in ice cubes into his glass and having it melt and dilute his drink. These are the perfect solution and are also a great stocking stuffer idea!
The Beer Machine
Need I say more? He can brew his own beer with this package and impress all his friends with his own brew.
Okay so this happens to me all the time, my husband is playing a video game or watching a movie and I’m doing something else and the noise bothers me. I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing he could just listen to whatever it is without bothering me. This is the perfect solution, wireless headphones. Brookstones, Sharper Image or other Electronic stores would have them. This one is kind of like a gift for yourself too…if you think about it lol.