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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | PART NO.4: FOR THE GUY

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | PART NO.4: FOR THE GUY

 

It's exactly one week and four days until the big day — CHRISTMAS.  Also in one week?  Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holiday's depending on what you celebrate. But regardless of your personal 'reason-for-the-season,' the countdown is here and that means that it's time to start shopping for the person on your list who you've been putting off.  For most people, the typical last person they shop for is the men in their lives.  Let's be honest, guys are the toughest to shop for — they're so picky.  For this gift guide, I called in backup: below are some gift ideas inspired by my brother.  I hope that it sparks some inspiration for the men in your life. 

THE GIFT GUIDE

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IF HE'S STYLISH BUT NOT INTO JEANS...

Most guys would rather wear sweatpants and a tee-shirt everyday if they could.  While we wish they wouldn't, most won't give up their comfort in the name of fashion.  But a stylish pair of joggers and a pullover sweatshirt allow the men in your life to stay cozy while looking good, at the same time.

BUY JOGGERS HERE, SWEATER HERE & BOOTS HERE

IF HE'S CLASSY ABOUT HIS MUSIC...

If the guy in your life thinks boomboxes are ancient, give them a sound system update with an earthy speaker.  This speaker is created by Crosley the trendy record player brand so your music will have a high quality sound and a high quality look.  This gift is perfect so your man can jam out to his tunes without sacrificing his street cred or style.

BUY WOODEN SPEAKER HERE

IF HE'S ALWAYS ON-THE-GO (BUT DOESN'T HAVE BIG ENOUGH POCKETS)...

Maybe he's like a Boy Scout and is always prepared he always has a granola bar, cell phone, spare charger and wallet with him at all time.  Or maybe he's like the male version of Mary Poppins and carries everything under the sun with him.  Regardless, most pockets aren't big enough to carry more than a phone and wallet.  Treat your guy with a stylish backpack so he's able to comfortably carry around the essentials at all times.

BUY BACKPACK HERE, HERE & HERE

IF HE'S A SELF-PROCLAIMED 'GAMER...'

If he's at home he's either playing Madden, Uncharted or some old-school Atari game.  When he's not at home, he's either daydreaming about video games or playing the closest thing he can find to Call of Duty on his phone.  Instead of hearing him complain about how much he misses his PS4 or whatever system he owns gift him with a handheld version of classic, O.G. video games.

BUY HANDHELD GAMES HERE & HERE

WHAT WILL YOU BE GETTING THE GUYS IN YOUR LIFE?  LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW IF YOU'RE JUST AS LOST AS I AM SOMETIMES (BOYS ARE SO HARD TO SHOP FOR).

MAKE SURE TO STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WEEK'S GIFT GUIDE:

"FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPER"

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