This post will be featuring some of my gift ideas for guys. I personally have 4 adult males to be shopping for and these are some of the items that I got for them. The men in my life consist of my dad (62 years old), my two brothers (ages 27 and 30), and my boyfriend (age 23). All of the items are valued at over $20.00 retail and will include links that will direct you to the items. However, some of these items (if not all) will currently be on sale for the holidays.
1.) Novelty T-Shirts (around $25.00) – I bought shirts for my two brothers and my boyfriend. I bought three from Hot Topic and two from Wal-Mart. My boyfriend is a gamer so I bought him a Minecraft Creeper Tee. I also bought him a Megaman Tee from Wal-Mart and got a matching second shirt for myself. One of my brothers is absolutely in love with Dragon Ball Z and Power Rangers. They were his favorite shows growing up so I bought him a Dragon Ball Z Kamehameha Tee. I originally wanted a Power Ranger Tee with his favorite ranger’s color but Hot Topic only had size XS so I settled with DBZ. My other brother is an anime junkie as well as a gamer boy, so I got him a Bleach Byakuya Sword Tee that looks like he’s carrying a sword around. I’m 100% confident that these gifts will be a hit with the guys because they are very personal and they are graphics of things that they love. I’m sure I’ll get extra love and brownie points for showing them that I pay attention to them. Photos are from http://www.hottopic.com.
2.) Cologne (around $70.00) – Cologne is a tough one so hopefully you have been paying attention to what the guy(s) in your life like. My oldest brother loves popular and brand name colognes such as Armani Black Code, Gucci Guilty, and Hollister, so I decided to get him a newer one called Bleu De Chanel. If it’s popular with the ladies, he’ll like it. My other brother likes fresh, clean fragrances, so if I had purchased a cologne for him, I would get either Versace Blue Jeans, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Nautica Blue, Armani’s Acqua Di Gio, or something similar. It’s hard to go wrong when “blue” is in the name, haha (just kidding). My boyfriend doesn’t wear colognes so I would start by training him to wear fragrances I find attractive (I personally love Armani Diamonds and Ralph Lauren’s Romance for men). When in doubt, you could just buy him a new bottle of a cologne that he is running low on. Photos are from http://www.nordstrom.com.
3.) A Fluffy, Yet Manly Hoodie (around $30.00) – My mom is the one who introduced me to this type of jacket. The outside looks like a normal hoodie but the inside is lined with really fluffy and soft polyester. Men think they’re too tough and can wear “whatever they want” but they secretly love the fluffy hoodies. I even caught my boyfriend wearing mine, and he’s a leather jacket kind of guy with that “I’m tough and mean” kind of look going for him. He was so cozy in it that he actually fell asleep wearing the hoodie rather than using a blanket. With that being said, he’s getting his own. I bought one for my brothers and my boyfriend at Old Navy in a cream/off-white color, a hunter green color, and a navy blue color. Photos from http://www.oldnavy.com.
4.) Socks & Underwear (about $30 a person) – I know this is a little weird but let me explain myself. In my house, there are three adult males living together with approximately the same body size and same taste in delicate clothing. Needless to say, clothes always end up in the wrong drawers and the guys always get angry about it. So to fix this problem, I thought it would be best to give each person their own BRAND or STYLE. Dad gets expensive clothes like silky underwear and businessman socks, one brother gets Nike brand and white socks with Calvin Klein undies and the other brother gets Calvin Klein brand black socks and Fruit of the Loom undies. And hopefully for the new year, they’ll learn to stick to the brands, colors, and styles that they have been assigned. I mean, I don’t see why they wouldn’t. This way nobody will end up wearing their underwear. Besides, who doesn’t love it when somebody else does this kind of shopping for them? Photos are from http://www.oldnavy.com.
5.) Health Products (prices vary; around $20.00-$90.00) – This may not seem like a gift but I believe that it is a great gift if given in a 3-month supply. Health is an important part of any lifestyle and I think that a lot of young men (and older) want to look good and feel good. The men in my life take supplements on a regular basis. Things like high quality multi-vitamins, protein bars, protein powders, post/during/pre workout supplements, and dietary supplements are FAR from cheap. I know that the guys in my life would greatly appreciate a gift like this because they won’t be spending their own money. Photos are from http://www.gnc.com.