Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, brother or dad, you know that he isn’t the easiest person on your list to shop for. He is easygoing and probably already has everything he could ever possibly want. But every guy deserves something special under the tree. Give it a little thought, and consider what he really needs or what he does for hobbies. If you’re still unsure, read on for Apartment Guide’s suggested gifts for him.
For the Sports Enthusiast
The Nike+ Fueldband ($150) tracks daily activity, including running, walking and various activities, as well as each step taken and calories burned. The user sets a goal, and the band’s LED display lights up to show your progress throughout the day. And to stay accountable, the user can share his activity and achievements on Facebook, Twitter and Path.
For the golfing man in your life, check out this palm-sized GPS unit ($180) to calculate distances on various golf courses. The data is simultaneously displayed on its monochrome LCF screen. The device measures the length of drives, and it automatically detects the golf course and hole you are playing from its preloaded database of 35,000 courses.
Staying hydrated is crucial, so motivate him to drink more water with this insulated, wide-mouth stainless steel drinking bottle ($20). It is insulated with a double wall, which keeps drinks cold for more than 24 hours or hot for at least 12 hours. It doesn’t have that plastic taste, and the bottle never sweats.
To keep him in-the-know, consider purchasing a subscription to a sports magazine. View a list of the top-selling magazine subscriptions on Amazon. Subscriptions range from $5-50, depending on the magazine. A few suggestions include ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine and Outdoor Life.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
Keep his spirits high and cold with non-diluting whisky cold stones ($40). These stones keep your drinks chilled without diluting the flavor like melted ice. Each set comes with 12 stones that will never lose their cooling ability.
A remote control cooler ($80) is the perfect gift for any guy. If he can’t miss any minute of the big game, this cooler will keep him in his seat while delivering a cold brew. The cooler holds and keeps cool up to 12 drinks in ice, and the four wheels makes it easy for the cooler to glide over indoor floors and carpets, as well as outdoor surfaces.
For the Techie
For the techie in your life that is connected in every way possible, get him a mobile power station ($41). IOGEAR’s power station will give up to two devices a reliable charge while you’re on the go. When you’re back home, plug the power station to a wall power outlet to charge the station before heading out again.
A new pair of headphones makes a good gift for any music lover. These Id America Spark In-Ear Headphones ($35) are compatible with iPhones, various Apple products, as well as most devices with a 3.5 mm jack. They include an advanced in-line microphone module, feature a unique design and provide good comfort.
The washable keyboard ($36) by Logitech features an easy-to-clean design. The keyboard has drainage holes that makes it easy to hand wash and dry. Twelve shortcut keys give you instant access to email, Web browsers and the music player. This is the perfect gift for a germaphobe or someone who eats and drinks regularly while at his/her computer.
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