I know I am not the only one who has a challenging time shopping for her man. I love giving intentional gifts, but I have to try very hard to do so. My husband has a pretty specific set of hobbies and I have a limited scope of them. For instance, my husband is an avid cyclist. He reads the magazines, has the tight shorty shorts for road biking, wears that zip up jersey with the pockets and says words like, shred and righteous when he is headed to the trails. I don't know what gadget he needs next unless I ask my brother-in-law. It is just as hard for me to pick out a "fork" for his bike as it would be for him to pick out a curling iron for me. So since we have 13 days left ladies, I have compiled a great list of practical gifts that he will actually use.
1.) MEN'S BEARD GROOMING KIT : TEXAS BEARD COMPANY
One year for Christmas I got my husband something that I thought was really awesome and just knew he would love it. Well, right before he opened my gift, he opened a gift from his dad which was a beard trimmer and grooming kit. He freaked out and went nuts over this beard stuff then gave me some sympathy reaction for my second place gift. All to say, guys eat this stuff up...or at least mine does. Texas Beard Company keeps the bearded man in your life well groomed. On top of that, when I go in for a kiss, I would rather Justin's beard smell like he had just wrangled a pine tree out of the woods with his bare hands rather than hot sauce and chicken wings. Anybody out there know what I'm talking about???
2.) A MEN'S MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION : THE GIFT THAT GIVES ALL YEAR LONG
This is a great idea because its something that will engage his mind and interests all year long. When men come home from work they need a minute to change gears. Most men have to do this to some degree, so why not put some thought into how that happens each day? There are TONS of magazine subscriptions for all kinds of things. Does your husband tinker? Is he a little bit nerdy? Is he an athlete? Does he like crunching numbers? Is he the hunting type? www.Magazines.com has a large list to shop through, and I am most certain you can find something your beau will enjoy. Here are just a few:
- Men's Health Magazine
- National Geographic Traveler
- ESPN Magazine
- American Survival Guide (My personal favorite)
- Men's Journal
- Field & Stream
- Popular Sience
- Cycling Magazine