Thursday, November 21, 2013

Secret Santa Saturday: Gifts for Guys

Installment Four: Gifts for the Guys on Your List

Because men are hard to shop for!

Now I'm not trying to start any gender wars here. Don't worry, I'm not abandoning my feminist roots. I know full well that any of these gifts would be suitable for and appreciated by women all over the world, but that's not the point of this post. Because it's really hard to find gifts for men. So this installment of Secret Santa Saturday is dedicated to some general ideas about how to shop for the men on your Secret Santa list. No offense meant {and hopefully none taken}.

Gifts for Guys: Mini LED EPOD Lights for $9.99

These cool Coleman lights make a great gift for all kinds of guys, from gadget lovers, to runners, to outdoorsmen ($9.99 at Target-in camping section. Sorry, no link! Must only be available in stores.) They're versatile: they can hang by an attached band, clip onto a belt or tent, and they're magnetic! Coleman's a great name, so for less than $10, I'd consider this a pretty BRIGHT idea :)

Gifts for Guys: Bolt Pen for $1.00!

I was totally wowed by the Target Dollar Bin on my most recent trip (as you'll soon be able to tell). I had to grab this $1.00 Bolt Pen, a ballpoint pen "adorned" with bolts on top. Who could ask for a manlier writing utensil? Find it in the Target Dollar Bin, but you better get moving; those items never last long! Wanna guess whose stocking this will make its way into?  :)

Gifts for Guys: Suitcase Scale for $2.99!

This travel suitcase scale from Christmas Tree Shops was $2.99 (again, no link! You've got to be in-store to appreciate most of the CTS bargains, although they do have a new website, which I haven't used yet)! Think of how much stress you'll save your giftee; never again will they have to worry about the airline extra luggage fee! If you don't have a Christmas Tree Shops near you, there are several other luggage scale options on Amazon.

Gifts for Guys: Key Chain Tape Measure for $1.00

This is another handy gadget from the Target Dollar Bin. I actually have one of these myself, and it's been great in a pinch! Although it's not just DIY-ers who need measurements on-the-fly, and at $1.00, it's a great small gift to include for your guy.

Gifts for Guys: Insulated Thermos for $7.99

This insulated thermos has the potential to be two-gifts-in-one (again, Target. Again, only sold in stores). On its own, it's a great idea for the winter months, but if you want to give your giftee an extra-special treat, fill it with some hot chocolate and leave it on their desk. Or, better yet, fill it with some homemade soup for a lunchtime surprise! You know that they say: a best way to a man's heart is through his stomach!

Gifts for Guys: Touch Gloves for $3.50

I got these particular touch gloves for less than $4.00 at Christmas Tree Shops. They're just a simple acrylic stretch glove, and the fingertips allow the user to use a touch-screen device without removing them! Pretty cool. They make fancier versions, too, and they have them at most department stores, but I was happy getting the cheap version, myself!

Gifts for Guys: Portable Speaker for $9.99

This was the most inexpensive of all the portable speakers at Target (and there's a link for this one: HMDX Portable Speaker). It comes in three different colors, has a clever little hook, and you can even store your device inside of it! A nice, easy choice for anyone who likes to amplify their music on-the-fly!

Gifts for Guys: Kwik LED Bike Light for $1.00

This flashing bike light has an elastic band that stretches over the handlebars so a biker can ride in a safer fashion. Now that we're losing sunlight earlier in the day, this is a great choice for the active guy on your list. And at $1 (from the Target Dollar Bin again), it's another small filler gift that can help you save up for a more substantial final present for your giftee. Incidentally, I think this would be great for a stroller, too!

Gifts for Guys: Kwik Precision Screwdriver for $3.00

You may remember another 8-in-1 screwdriver featured in the Secret Santa Gifts for a Dollar post. While that one is still a great choice, this one by kwik has a smaller profile and a sleeker look. These tools are always nice to have around for those annoying screws that are too small for a regular driver. Find it in the Target Dollar Bin section; this one goes for $3.00.

Gifts for Guys: Hot Sauce Sampler for $14.99

Talk about a HOT gift! This set of 10 hot sauces is a great choice for guys. It's the most expensive gift featured so far, but it would make a great final gift for spicy food lovers. Use them on wings, chili, eggs... the possibilities are endless. Maybe it will even start an impromptu office contest during the Christmas party! Find this set at Target in the Holiday/Christmas section near the other holiday-packaged foods (again, only sold in stores).

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  1. Our family LOVES Bubba Kegs! They are a great gift!

    Thanks for all the other men/boy gift ideas. My oldest son would love the portable amp!

    Ashley @ 3 littlegreenwoods

    1. Thanks, Ashley! I just discovered those Bubba Kegs. How cool!! Yea, I think the speaker would make a lot of sons happy.

  2. Hey Kristen! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! I have only had a smart phone for a few months...I know I know...and I just found out yesterday that my gloves don't work with it. My husband uses his phone a lot working in super cold weather so that was a great idea! :)

    1. Thanks, Deonna! I'll check it out now! LOL about the smartphone :)

    2. Thanks for linking up! It made me smile!

  3. Hi Kristen,
    Thanks for all the great ideas, I always have dificulty finding gifts for the males in my life.
    I am visiting your site for the first time, and love it, so am floowing in all ways that I can.
    I hope that you have a fantastic day.
    Love and best wishes.

    1. Thanks so much, Anne! Glad to have you here (and from quite a distance, I see)!

  4. Where is the hot sauce collection available?

    1. Hi Terran! Sorry about that! The hot sauce collection is from Target, too! It's in the holiday section near the candy and other holiday-packaged foods. Thanks for pointing that out!

  5. These are such great ideas and would make great gifts and/or stocking stuffers for the men in my life. Love you site! Thanks for linking up at the Merriest Blog Hop!

  6. Now these are some manly gifts. i am sure any guy would love to receive them. though you can also try some other online gift portals such as wahgifts India if you want to deliver your gifts in India. Check out their collection of man fragrances, cameras- DSLR, SLR, digital, mobiles, mobile accessories- headphones, speakers, mobile covers, chargers, men personnel care products- aftershaves, creams and lotions, wrist watches, watch boxes, cufflinks, electronics, funny t-shirts and boxers. Be a little bold and gift him some naughty boxers and t-shirts printed with extremely sexy quotes and bold lines.


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