Category: Holiday Gift Guide

5 Fun and Unique Gifts for Men

best man gifts It’s that time again. It’s another birthday or anniversary or holiday, and there you are, searching for the perfect gift for the man who already has everything.

We bet you’re tired of going the generic cash route or boring gift card route. But, even if coming up with a creative idea feels overwhelming, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

Let’s get into the best man gifts for the dear husband, brother, boyfriend, or friend in your life!

Top Five Best Man Gifts

Food & Drink

Yes, it sounds simple, but we’ve never heard of someone complaining about an edible gift!

Some fun ideas to get you started (and hungry):

  • Homemade batch of his favorite dessert
  • A new spin on a classic favorite? (Lucky Charms Snack Mix, anyone?)
  • Collection of sauces
  • Cooking kit or subscription box to learn how to cook
  • Anything bacon-flavored. Cause, ya know, bacon
  • Favorite bottle of wine/case of beer
  • Gift card to a favorite restaurant or trendy restaurant for you both to try
  • Basket of all his favorite snacks

Clothes He’ll Actually Wear

News flash: male fashion is on the rise, and some of the best man gifts include catering to his specific tastes.

Is your guy into sports? Look into his favorite team jersey.

Into casual clothing that makes a mark? Look into funky smile more shirts or sweatshirts that send a great statement out to the world!

And, what about shoes? Get the lowdown on his shoe size and surprise him with some new digs!

Experience & Outings

Great gifts don’t just come in pretty packages. Consider planning an experience or outing for the man in your life. Some of our favorites include:

  • Booking a weekend getaway
  • Concert or sports tickets
  • Special dinner for two
  • Road trip to a local fun destination
  • Something ridiculously adventurous (skydiving, bungee jumping!)

Gadgets, Gadgets, & Gadgets

Trying to buy a gift for someone who’s always staring at a screen? Consider a gift in the technology department. Remember, even if he has the gadget, chances are, he’d benefit from adding some accessories.

For example, maybe he’s got the tablet, but he needs a keyboard.

Maybe he has the newest and trendiest phone, but he’s looking for an indestructible case.

Maybe he’s into digital photography, but he also needs a waterproof camera he can rely on.

Handmade Goods

For something truly one-of-a-kind, consider tapping into your creative side. Channel your inner artist and paint him a picture. Write him a beautiful love note. Get crafty with identifying how much he means to you. Restore a favorite piece of furniture. Write a sweet poem. Even coupon books can go a long way!

Remember, it doesn’t need to be professional or expensive to leave a lasting impression.

Final Thoughts

The top best man gifts are the ones that demonstrate how much you value the guy in your life.

You don’t need to complicate it. Most men aren’t looking for a crazy, over-the-top gift. They just want something that shows you understand their needs or desires. With these top five gifts as suggestions, you’re guaranteed to get him a gift he’s going to love!

NEW American Girl Bitty Baby Doll for Christmas 2013!

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American Girl became popular in the 1990’s and my nieces all had at least one doll. When the original Bitty Baby Doll first appeared, they also had to have own. These dolls are very well made and easy to play with and mimic a real doll as their eyes close when laid down. You can change them and they also come with a diaper. The problem with the dolls was that it didn’t offer many options. Some girls probably felt left out as their dolls really didn’t look like them.

American Girl received that message and has revamped the entire line for 2013 and have added more options to customize the Bitty Baby doll. There are 11 yes eleven options with light skin to dark skin and different eye plus hair color combinations. I was able to make my own and I choose light skin, brown hair, and green eyes as I think my daughter would have looked more like me. The doll is gorgeous. I wished I had a daughter as she would definitely have one of her own! These are dolls that will last for years. My nieces are now in college and still have their dolls.

Each doll is made from soft cloth body and and her head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. Each one is 15″ tall and they come with:

A white sleeper with scattered pink stars and a mock-wrap neckline trimmed with a ribbon ruffle
A soft cloth diaper
A hardcover Bitty Baby and Me picture book that brings her story to life
A sparkly wishing star, just like the one from her book

The price tag is $80 but I know these dolls are well made and my nieces still love their dolls. They plan on passing them down to their own children one day. You cannot put a price tag on that.

Disclaimer: I was NOT compensated to write this review and all opinions are 100% my own!

Mario & Sonic Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games for Wii U™

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine.

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This holiday season your entire family will enjoy playing the Mario & Sonic Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games for Wii U™! I grew up when Nintendo first came out in the 80's. I was about 10 years old and it was so much fun playing all the great games like Mario Brothers and Sonic plus so many other games. I still love these characters and my son is now enjoying all these fun characters I grew up playing. We enjoy playing these games together as a family and my favorite character is Princess Peach.

Get ready for the Winter Olympics and play your favorite character by playing the new game Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games! It is coming out in time for me to buy on the Wii U™, and you can buy this epic game at Walmart. I think the Dream Events will add a fun twist to the game as these only take place in the worlds of Mario and Sonic. I love Figure Skating so this will be a fun even I can't wait to play plus teams can help their countries and compete against other players from around the world. Another fun feature is in Bobsleigh where the captain of this four-player event tilts the Wii U™ GamePad controller like a steering wheel to guide the bobsleigh down the track. What is your favorite winter game?

 

 

 

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