Here at Everyguyed we know what a struggle it can be to find the perfect gift for the men in your life. What will they appreciate? What’s something he’ll be glad to show off? Will he actually use it? These are all questions that have plagued the minds of many and have become commonplace for gift givers trying to decide if their thought will count or will be overlooked. Not to worry. We’ve scoured through webstores, battled through the trenches, and have done the brunt of the leg work for you, so you can focus on the more sincere aspects of the holidays, like spending time with your family. Over the course of the next three weeks we’ll bring you a new installment of our four-part gift guide designed to suit any budget. We’re guaranteeing that these gifts are not only foolproof, but are bound to improve the recipient’s life in one way or another.
Thinksound TS02 Noise Isolating Earbuds
Chances are he owns at least one portable device designed to play music or watch video on. If he does, there is a good chance that it’s likely something from Apple’s roster. The thing is, for all the stunning design & thought that goes into their products, they really phone-in their earbud design. Thinksound’s TS02 In-Ear Headphones are ten times better in performance than the run of the mill Apple ones we have grown to accept.
Due to their small conventional straight-barrel design, these earbuds are perfectly designed to be used in a variety of situations. The passive noise isolation technology minimizes ambient sounds, which will make his listening experience that much more enjoyable. Packaged in an eco-friendly recycled-cardboard box with four sets of single-flange silicone ear cushions.
Why it won’t miss: Even if he’s not the type of guy who spends hours a day listening to music, there will likely come a time when he’ll need a pair of headphones to use in a pinch. And when he inevitably does, don’t you think he deserves a pair that will perform well? ($79.95 at Amazon)
Mühle Brown Horn Basic Shaving Set
There comes a time in every guy’s life where it becomes time to ditch the standard drugstore razor and opt for something more gentlemanly, wouldn’t you agree? This slick brown horn shaving set by Mühle is made of high-grade resin/metal, and is brown/nickel-plated. Packaged with a shaving brush made from pure badger and a 3-blade razor, compatible with Gillette Mach3 razor blades.
Why it won’t miss: While most guys can appreciate the value of a quality shaving set, it is the kind of item that your average guy isn’t going to purchase for himself. That’s where you come in. Give him a gift that he’ll be proud to use and leave on his bathroom countertop. ($99.99 at Muhle)
KRUPS 10-Cup Coffee Maker
Help him shake his morning coffee run and save some scrilla with a sleek stainless steel coffee maker by KRUPS. Designed to brew a maximum of ten cups of coffee per batch, it’s perfect to use for a small crowd or simply for one person. A translucent water tank indicates when the coffee maker is running out of water, and the central illuminated LCD analog style clock and controls make use and programming easy and intuitive. The result: great, fresh coffee every time.
Why it won’t miss: Even if he’s not used to brewing his own coffee in the morning, thanks to the simple, easy-to-use design of this KRUPS model, he’ll be thinking twice about shelling out for coffee every morning. Not to mention, its stainless steel and graphite finish will look great on his kitchen counter-top. ($84.99 at The Shopping Channel)
AMC Theatres Personalized Gift Card – $100
Giving gift cards in lieu of actual presents is without a doubt an extremely impersonal way to tick him off of your Christmas list. However, when you have the option to personalize a gift card, it at least shows that you went the extra step to keep him in mind when you were deciding what card wouldn’t miss. By giving him a voucher for a hundred dollars worth of movies, it’s the kind of gift that will keep on giving for months after the holidays. Also, the personalized photo option will give you an opportunity to look back on a fond shared memory – ideally something that will make him laugh.
Why it won’t miss: Simple. He won’t have to worry about paying for movies for a while. And when he does go to reach for his wallet to pull out his gift card – with the humorous photo you decided to embed on the front of it, no less – he’ll remember that you went the extra step to put a smile on his face.
OXO Professional 14-Piece Knife Block Set
Every guy needs a quality set of knives that will last for years. This 14-piece set by OXO Professional is a great, reasonably priced starter set that’s every bit as durable as it is sharp (pun intended). Complete with a 3.5″ paring knife, 4″ santoku knife, 5″ serrated knife, 8″ chef’s knife, 8″ slicing knife, 8″ bread knife, six 4.25″ steak knives, sharpening steel and wood block.
Why it won’t miss: Good knives are like fine wine – always appropriate, always appreciated. It doesn’t matter if the guy you’re buying them for is a young bachelor or a married man. Trust us, he will get plenty of use out of them year round. ($79.95 at Crate&Barrel)
Stay tuned for part three of our four-part gift guide next week where we’ll discuss the best gifts for him under $200.