Welcome to the Awesome Gifts for Guys link-up party! I’m so happy you’re here and hope you’ll join in! Judging from my inbox, there are a whole bunch of us who can’t come up with anything just right to buy our special someone. I’m so stumped, in fact, that I have a wee little confession to make: many of my ideas below were copied and pasted from last year’s post of the same theme. (Forgive me?)
That’s why we need you and all your brilliant ideas!
If you’d like to join in, simply share a list of your favorite gifts for guys over on your blog, then add a link to the Mister Linky list below. (Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your post and please include a link back to this post so that more people can benefit from the collective gift giving wisdom! Thank you, loves!)
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So, I’m going to start with my absolute favorite pick (and cue shameless husband promotion): my husband’s new book, Choosing Joy. While this is absolutely and without a doubt a book that everyone and anyone could benefit from, I think it fills a special void for men who’ve had about all they can take of saccharine spirituality. Take this excerpt for example:
Joy is not something you would expect to find in someone like my dad. His father abandoned him and his younger brother when they were both infants. His mother stayed, but she was hard-shelled and aloof. The three of them blew through the slums of 1940′s Atlanta like fallen leaves, moving to and from squalid apartments with gaping holes in the walls and broken plumbing. Everyone around them endured the same dreary poverty; one family they knew literally lived in a chicken coop. The males of this world were almost all like my dad’s father: human driftwood, coming and going as they pleased, pathetically lazy or darkly savage. My dad once described for me a fight he witnessed between two men which culminated in one of them slicing open the other’s stomach with a straight razor.
(To get an even better feel for his book, do read Jen Fulwiler’s awesome review. She really nailed it.)
Next up (and cue partial ripoff of last year’s post), this Standing Valet! This is one of those gifts that doesn’t seem like it would be all that thrilling to give (or receive) but ultimately makes our husband’s days just a little bit easier – and that just might be one of the best gifts you could give him.
I also love this Pocket Compass. I don’t know why Dan would need a Pocket Compass but I am becoming increasingly convinced that he does.
These Classic Chalk Talk Mugs are pretty awesome. How sweet would it be to bring your husband a cup of coffee accompanied by a little love note? Or better yet – buy two and you lovebirds can exchange notes!
I do so love a man with a Handkerchief, don’t you?
Crazy expensive, but Dan and I have both coveted this Bose Wave Music System for years so I couldn’t resist including it. It’s fun to dream, no?
I am smitten, smitten, smitten with this Mr. & Mrs. Love Collection from DaySpring. The mugs are just too cute. Mr. Lord may just have to indulge me on this one.
I happen to think every married couple needs a Basket o’ Love. Simply select a lovely basket, fill it with candles and oils and such, and present it to your devoted husband (on Christmas Eve, perhaps?).
On a related note, make him feel all cozy with this Nautica Robe and then rope him into snuggling with you all night long. Brilliant, yes?
I am all over this MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband. If your guy can stomach wearing a man bracelet this could be a very good thing for us ladies, indeed. More time spent putting our feet up, less time spent standing under ladders holding small metal sundries.
Anything by Jim Gaffigan is sure to be a hilarious hit.
Any nerd worth his salt needs a pair of Superhero Stamp Cuffs. I’m such a sucker for cute nerds, aren’t you?
Is your husband a voracious reader? Perhaps a selection or two from Barnes and Noble’s leatherbound series of classics would hit the spot!
Another great pick for bibliophiles is this Personal Library Kit which comes complete with self-adhesive pockets, checkout cards, a pencil, date stamp, and inkpad!
I am my husband’s official provider of watches. It’s just a thing we do. You can’t beat Fossil, in my humble opinion.
LOVE these Record Coasters.
And these Beer Mugs.
Ooh, and isn’t this leather iPhone sleeve absolutely gorgeous? I may need to buy Dan an iPhone just so that I can give him this sleeve!
Is your husband handy? Is he a Dad? If you answered yes to both, you simply must buy this Handy Dad Book for him. It’s a very, very cool book.
Give him a Genius Deck – because every man wants to know that his girl thinks he’s a genius!
There’s just something delicious about a man with a real Shaving Kit, don’t you agree?
Pub signs are cool. So are personalized gifts. Combine them and you have one awesome gift on your hands – Personalized Pub Signs!
Have I mentioned just how much I adore our Flip Video Camera? There’s not much that delights me more than watching my husband capture his favorite moments with our little ones on film.
And, last but not least, what man’s man wouldn’t love a Leatherman?
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Again, if you’d like to join in (and I hope you will!), simply share a list of your favorite gifts for guys over on your blog, then add a link to the Mister Linky list below. (Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your post and please include a link back to this post so that more people can benefit from the collective gift giving wisdom! Thank you!)