10 Gift ideas for the manly man
Shopping for a rugged guy who scoffs at traditional gifts like silk ties and funny coffee mugs? Whether he's a grilling king, tool aficionado or man cave dweller, this top 10 holiday gift idea list will please any manly man.
The Art of Manliness book
Like the book says, the words macho and manly are not synonymous. The Art of Manliness is an engaging lifestyle guide for men who really love being, well, men. This quick and informative read promises to revive the lost art of manliness and teaches readers manly knowledge like how to start a fire without matches and how to break down a door. $11 at Amazon.com.
Home beer making kit
We can't think of anything that would make a man prouder than to be able to drink beer that he made with his own hands. This beer making kit comes with all the essential equipment so your man can brew his own brewski, as well as instructions to guide him through the five step process. Your man will be calling himself 'The Brewmaster' in no time. $40 at Williams-Sonoma.
The notion that manly men smell may or may not be true, but why chance it? Give him this filthy beast soap by Etsy seller Get Clean. Subtle scents of desert sage and mandarin orange are much more appealing than your girly sweet pea body wash. It's a cool manly brick of soap that he won't mind rubbing all over his chest hair. $6 at Etsy.com.
Car wash gift set
This affordable gift is guaranteed to be a hit with any man who loves his car (which is every man who owns one, right?). The set contains car wax, auto glass cleaner, wheel cleaner, bug and tar remover, grease and sap remover, automotive wash, auto interior cleaner and auto protector. Give him this set and you'll have his engine roaring! $30 at Target.
Sons of Anarchy DVD set
Give him the first season of FX's television show Sons of Anarchy and he'll be hooked instantly. The show centers around the lives and struggles of motorcycle club gang members in California. This show is jam packed with guns, drugs and violence -- the perfect entertainment escape for any manly man. $60 at Shopfxnetwork.com.
Doormat for the man cave
The only area of the house where a man can display his decorative abilities is the man cave. It's his personal paradise, a mystical place where the TVs are ginormous and the chairs always recline. Make your man feel special by acknowledging his man cave with a personalized door mat. $30 at Lighterside.com.
Ticket stub diary
Even manly men have sentimental sides. It usually emerges in the innate need to collect ticket stubs from special occasions. Tickets to baseball games, UFC fights, concerts and trips can all serve as reminders of the good times your man has had. Keep them organized with a ticket stub diary (but we wouldn't call it a diary if we were you!). Place all of his ticket stubs in the plastic slots and write summaries of the events; then give it to your man and watch him melt. $15 at Urbanoutfitters.com.
The SOG Power Assist packs 11 tools all in one package so your handyman can fix nearly anything around the house. It contains a wire cutter, file, saw, pliers, cutting blades, screwdrivers, scissors and a few other things that we honestly don't know what they are. It's small enough to easily wrap up, and it's recommended by the Handyman Club of America so we think it's a winner. $120 at SOGknives.com.
Recycled tire toiletries case
This gift is manly and green! Your man can travel in style with this zippered bag made from recycled truck and car tires in El Salvador. It's rugged, recycled and a great option for any man who currently packs his toothbrush and cologne in a plastic baggy. $32 at Planetonegifts.com.
Rotisserie hot dog cooker
The most prominent characteristic of a manly man is that he absolutely adores meat. Sausage, beef jerky, chicken, bacon, hot dogs, anything really. This stainless steel grill accessory is versatile and can be attached to nearly any grill. Just like the contraptions that can be found in gas station convenience stores, this rotisserie hot dog cooker is a must-have luxury gift for any man who enjoys perfectly cooked meat. $70 at Amazon.com.