Hi guys! I’m back on the blog today to deliver a gift guide for men featuring some of the ordinary but also some of the extraordinary gifts that normally most people wouldn’t think of. It’s nice to give something that’s different!
For The Tech Hoarder
AirPods Pro – I know that the regular AirPods are all the rage but these new ones promise a lot of feature that look really cool. With active noise cancelling and stronger bass, these are definitely a step up from the regular ones. They even have adjustable buds for different ear sizes!
Edifier Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Whether he likes watching football or CSPAN, these bluetooth speakers only aim to please. The last Edifier speakers I had lasted me 12 years. If they lasted through my days in college, then they will definitely make it through anything. It even comes with a remote control!
Apple Watch Series 6 – A new Apple Watch is always a good idea! Now with an ECG app, the new Watch can detect irregular heartbeats and dangerous sound levels so safety is definitely an upgrade here. Plus there is even fall detection so if you take a hard tumble no matter where you are, reaching emergency services is just a tap away. It even monitors blood oxygen levels!
Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones – I personally consider this to be the crown jewel of my gift guide. Sennheiser is a brand synonymous with absolute quality, I personally have a pair of these at a higher price point with no complaints. The biggest advantage these have over other conventional headphones is the fact that they are OPEN BACKED! This means that not only is the sound quality must more crisp, it means your man can actually hear you calling for him and isn’t in his own world with these on. He can still enjoy music and movies but also still be attentive!
Smart Wall Plugs – This is one of my favorite gifts on this guide! This tiny little plug instantly turns anything plugged in it into a smart device. Anything can now be voice-activated and linked to Alexa, Google Assistant, or even Siri!
The Obligatory Alcohol Gifts
I told myself I wouldn’t include anything drink related because let’s face it, every men’s gift guide on the planet has something related to drinking. But this time, I ran across some things that I just had to share!
Whiskey Kit Gift Set – Being the alcohol section of this gift guide, I’m going to start it off with whiskey glasses (surprise!). This one is cool though because it comes with stone cubes, coasters, glasses, tongs, and a carrying case for some reason. Just in case the man in your life wants to set up a Bond villain confrontation at a moment’s notice!
Urban Map Glass – I know I know…another whiskey glass right? But, this is no ordinary glass! This one has street grids and neighborhood labels from most major cities beautifully glazed on the glass. Having lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and Dallas (all of which are available), I thought this would be a really awesome way to show local pride!
Magnetic Refrigerator Beer Bottle Loft – One of the problems I have with buying beer is where to store it all. Well consider this problem solved! These magnetic strips can be lined on the top of your fridge so they hold the bottles from the ceiling and leave room below for actual food! This is way too cool and a really innovative solution for lack of fridge space.
Temperature Control Smart Mug – When it’s finally time for your lovable functioning alcoholic to wake up, this is just the coffee mug to get him going. This smart mug will keep coffee hot for as long as you need and it even comes with an app so you can control it wirelessly from a distance! What year are we living in that our coffee mugs come with apps now?! How impossibly cool 😎
For The Fire Eater
I’m one of those people where good hot sauce can make or break a meal. I found these 2 gifts that either package pre-made hot sauce hilariously well, or even a DIY kit to make it your own!
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit – One of my rising passions is hot sauce and this DIY kit looks absolutely amazing! You can produce a wide variety of sauces and make something really unique or really weird that can truly be an original!
Dynamite Packaged Hot Sauce – If making your own hot sauce is a little too intense, then here is something arguably even cooler. This pack of 7 hot sauces comes packed together like a stick of dynamite with a wick and everything! I haven’t seen anything like this so this would definitely put a smile on my face and my tummy.
Some Cool Extras I Found
Here are some other gifts I couldn’t categorize into funny names:
Dior Sauvage Cologne – This is one of the few colognes I have that is practical enough for everyday use. It’s priced reasonably and subtle enough to not overwhelm.
Mini Popcorn Maker – This is perfect for movie lovers! Does he (lowkey you) want movie popcorn but not the massive machine you need to make it? This one is barely a foot and a half tall and makes a very manageable amount of popcorn at a time.
Insulated Thermal Socks – When you’re out in the cold, it’s easy to forget that your feet like being toasty along with the rest of your body. These thermal socks are great for the price and will keep feet nice and cozy! They’re great for men and women too so your feet-based misery can finally come to an end.
Tile GPS Bluetooth Tracker – Is the man in your life constantly losing and looking for things? This app-based tracker is just the thing for finding phones, keys, wallets, or even his head if it’s not attached. It even works with Alexa so if he’s lost his phone and can’t use the app, a not-so friendly shout to your favorite smart device can help him find that too!
Beard King Shaving Bib – If the man in your life is a mountain of hair and you’re tired of having your sink look like a hair tornado went through it, I have just the thing. This beard bib is the answer to your prayers and Nita’s too! This bib can catch all the hair that fells while shaving in one convenient pile so there’s no clean up afterwards. Originally seen on Shark Tank, I can’t think of a better way to keep his hair in the trash and OFF of your sink!
Men’s Bathrobe, $50 price point and $25 price point – Everyone knows that living the robe life means living the best life. There’s no better feeling than being draped in comfort in the most socially acceptable way – a fuzzy bathrobe!