So here we are again…in addition to Father’s Day, I have the distinct pleasure of double gifting since my husband’s birthday is only days following the big Hallmark holiday. Hence the conundrum: pressure to find meaningful but unique gifts, and for me, that’s giftS PLURAL.
Well have I got a pssssst… for YOU my savvy friends! Although there are a plethora of gifts guides buzzing about, they usually involve gifts from a variety of different sources but I’ve found a true gem!
Cool Material not only has the most expansive gift guide ever with thousands of home runs, they even go as far as breaking it down to fourteen specific categories/personality types (along with pricepoints) so you can zone right in for your beloved. I’ve highlighted my favorites in each category:
The Workaholic Lacie Sphere
The Techie Stylish Google Glass Frames
The Chef Brooklynese Kitchenware (hilarious!)
The Dapper Man H2 Flow Body Temperature Controlling Jacket
The Media Maven Breaking Bad Lives On!
The Man Cave Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush
The Athlete Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
The Jetsetter Vans Goleta Backpack
The Outdoorsman SOL Origin Survival Kit
The Artist 3D Printed Figure of Yourself
The Horologist – Now here’s a word I wasn’t familiar with: aka WATCHOPHILE! Cogito Smartwatch
The Audiophile Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone
The Lush iFlask
(All above images courtesy of CoolMaterial.com)
*Use Coupon Code ALLURE15 for 15% Off through the end of the month. If you feel inclined, snoop around the rest of the site which is pretty slick and comprehensive with articles on:
A Month of Beer Quotes (oh yes, we all know someone who would appreciate this humor).
Plus, you can impress your significant other by introducing him to such a sophisticated man blog. Oh, and speaking of super cool, check out their Pinterest Boards for interesting “Stuff Guys Want” imagery.
If you’re still hard pressed for that perfect gift, well there’s always Cloud 9 Living where you can really WOW HIM and give an experience and create a lasting memory. I bestowed my husband with a certificate for an afternoon with a professional race car driver at a nearby racetrack since he wasn’t amenable to skydiving (and either was I!).
Popular yet affordable gifts include:
Fighter Pilot For A Day for the ultimate rush!
Romantic Food & Wine Tours
Luxurious Scenic Cruises
Holes In One: Golf & Other Sports Outings
And they even have special VIP Tours!
Cloud 9 Living prides itself on being the US leader in experience gifts, offering over 1,800 unique experiential gifts for men, women & couples in 46 regions, so maybe you could arrange a gift for the BOTH of you – ooh, a win-win!
(All above images courtesy of Cloud9Living.com)
For the savvy environmentally/health conscious man, I’ve got terrific news: Beautycounter just debuted their luxurious shave cream simply named, what else but SHAVE.
And it’s specifically formulated at a milder pH than traditional shaving creams to minimize irritation and ensure a clean, close shave. Ingredients like witch hazel minimize irritation and razor burn while emollient and fatty acid-rich coconut oil and shea butter condition and smooth skin.
Beautycounter has the strictest ingredient selection process in the industry so their products are free of over 1500 harmful chemicals. SHAVE does not contain BHA and BHT, common synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. BHA and BHT are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors, and may cause liver damage. Run of the mill shaving cream it is NOT!
This shaving cream is perfect for ANY man actually, as are the other face/body products in Beautycounter’s UNISEX Essentials Line.
Oh, and don’t forget the newly launched PROTECT SPF 30 face & body sunscreens for summer: they’re free of dangerous chemicals Oxybenzone & Benzophenone which are widely used chemical sun blockers. Beautycounter uses Zinc Dioxide and Titanium Dioxide which are effective and safe natural mineral sun blockers. Plus they are lightweight, packed with powerful antioxidants and perfect for the entire family. What’s better than that?
If your man is a simple tee shirt, shorts and flip flop beach bum kinda guy like my husband is, then why not give him what he really wants but with a clever twist? Try contacting the gift/souvenir shop at his favorite watering holes, restaurants or hangouts and russell him up a collection of colorful and memorable tees. This way YOU can pick them out and slowly replace his worn and battered “You’re NEVER going to throw this one out, EVER!” collection. If he has favorite staff members, have them sign the shirt with a permanent marker for a gift that he’s sure to appreciate. (That’s the plan this year!) Sorry no photo available, still shopping! 😉
You can still be your fancy fabulous self, and at least he’ll get a tee shirt refresher that’ll look just fine with a pair of all American khaki shorts and flip flops with the beer opener – yes, I actually caved one year and ordered a pair which came in quite handy when we were out on the boat and couldn’t find the bottle opener!
Men have it way too easy don’t they?