Tis’ the season, for trying to hunt down the perfect gift idea for, him. Quite possibly the hardest person on your list. I know it is a challenge for mine. (Sorry, Nathan). I have had some wins and then some fails, but for the most part, I try to get something he specifically asks for or hints hard about, and then I try to surprise him with a well-thought-out gift.
I know his hobbies, which usually include hunting, fishing, and being outdoors, so a gift that falls into one of those categories usually scores a ride in my virtual shopping cart, followed by an online order and delivery to my door. Oh, how I love online shopping.
For the Craft Brew Lover – Beer Cap Map – this is so much better than a neon light beer branded bar sign! Plus, it is a conversation starter on the best beers and breweries across the country.
For the Techie – Amazon Echo 2nd Generation – supposedly new sound, new design and new features which include pairing with other Echos in the home, calling and messaging contacts, and cooking dinner. Just kidding. I am making sure you are still reading. Projector – add a pop-up screen and popcorn to the stocking and you have a movie night wherever you go!
For the Music Lover – Record Clock – this is pretty nifty because it is fully functional and is also pretty thought out. If the guy in your life has a space that his own, a basement “man cave,’ a music room, a garage or his office, this is a nice touch. Phone Speaker – I feel like music from this wooden speaker would almost be sweeter.
For the Outdoor Lover – Duffle Bag – because if he likes to hunt or fish then he probably does not believe deer and fish exist in the mountains and waters near him, but instead far away places call his name. Chair Hammock – because nights by the river, or camping trips require some luxurious of relaxation.
For the Gamer – Nintendo NES Classic Edition – Super Mario is still, in my opinion, hands-down, the best game there ever was. A close second, Sonic the Hedgehog, but who is talking about him? If your guy likes to game, why not surprise him with the system that probably started the love! Virtual Reality Headset – because if life is not exciting enough, why, not put one of these bad boys on and travel to another world the virtual world that is.
For the Funny Man – Tube Wringer – for the goofball that likes a good laugh, and because let’s face it, guys tend to not really know how to empty a toothpaste container.
For the Sports Lover – The Nascar Racing Experience or Banks Billfold Wallet (constructed from vintage American Baseball glove leather). Both nice touches! One more experienced focused and the other a bit more sentimental.
For the Fashion Focused – Patagonia Hat – a named-brand like Patagonia is one that tends to be more outdoor and high-end focused. If you can’t swing a jacket or sweatshirt, this hat is a nice touch.