It was my husbands birthday this past weekend and he is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. Every summer August hits and I go in to panic mode over what to get this guy for his birthday. He goes out and buys everything he wants the moment he discovers it. Leaving me no option but to hunt to find something great that he hasn’t come across yet.
So in my many many hours of online research, I actually came across some great products. I developed a pretty decent gift guide, hitting all price ranges. I also threw in some items I have gotten him in the past that were big hits!
If you haven’t heard of Birchbox you need to get out from under that rock where you have been living! After you subscribe you receive a box in the mail every month filled with samples and products from well-known brands, as well as some not so known ones. The cost of the subscription is $20 a month or $195 a year and they have separate boxes for men and women. The mens boxes are filled with grooming products and lifestyle accessories.
This is probably my favorite gift idea. I think it is great that a gift can last all year with new surprises each month! Bad news for my fellow canadian residents however, they do not ship to Canada…yet! Heres hoping they will in the future!
Buy mens birch box here.
How awesome is the thought of wireless headphones?! I think these would be ideal for the gym or even while traveling. There are a lot of different brands out there, but both my husband and I use the ‘Beats by Dre’ brand and love them. They are water and sweat resistant, connects through bluetooth, comes with rechargeable batteries, and has a 6 hour non stop playback.
Buy wireless headphones here.
Brass iPhone Case
I really liked this specific iPhone case for its unique and masculine look. I also really like the company that makes it, Revisit. There visions is “to create products that honor and asset endangered or forgotten communities, cultures and histories.” The price of the case is a little steep at $125, but 25% of that goes to protect the further of National Parks. Even if you are not interested in the phone case it is worth taking a look at their website. They have a great philosophy and have some other really great products.
Buy iPhone cover here.
The iGrill mini is a grilling thermometer that works by using an app on any of your apple products from up to 150 feet away. You magnetically attach the iGrill to your BBQ and plug the thermometer end to the meat your cooking. Using the App it wirelessly connects your iPhone and lets you monitor your meats temperature while away from the BBQ. You can set alarm to alert you when your meat reaches your ideal temperature. At only $40 this is a great little gadget that would surly come in handy.
Buy Grill mini here.
This is a wireless, portable projector that connects to your apple products. At first glance I thought this would be good for work presentations and things of that nature. After reading reviews though, I found that a lot of people use this to stream movies from their phones while traveling, which I thought was a great idea. One person even mentioned that they use theirs during the summer for movie nights outside… I love that idea! I think you could defiantly have some fun with this product. The cost is $500 but there are many different brands at lower price points if you wanted a cheaper alternative.
Buy projector here.
FitDeck Playing Cards
If your guy loves to work out this would be a fun gift for him. These exercise playing cards are a unique way to get a workout in anywhere using just your body weight. It has illustrations and instructions for 50 different exercises. I think this would be great way to mix up a workout and with a cost of $15, why not? I’ll admit I did go ahead and order this for myself…look forward to trying them out!
Buy Fitdeck here.
This is the perfect gift for the guy who occasionally wants to use a smoker. My husband LOVES his BBQ but every now and then he mentions he wishes he had a smoker. I don’t think he would use it often enough to go ahead and get a full sized smoker so this offers the perfect solution. You can fill it with wood chips or even fragrant herbs, and you just preheat the box on your normal grill. I think this could easily be a new favorite grilling accessory. The cost is around $60.
Buy smoker box here.
If you workout or play sports of any kind and you don’t have one of these bad boys in your home, you need to get one asap! They are a game changer. You use a foam roller to stretch your muscles and it really helps to loosen them up. You may have seem similar ones in a gym. Having one in the house that you can use morning and night is a great idea. We actually have a few hanging around our place and my husband always travels with one. Just a heads up it can be pretty painful, it’s kind of a hurts so good type of pain. The more you use it though the less it will hurt. This specific roller goes for $50, there are many different brands and different price points but this is the one we use.
Buy foam roller here.
This is the Watch of all Watches….so I am told. My husband and his buddies all own and are obsessed with these watches. It is the “toughest” watch you can buy, being nearly impossible to break. It is solar powered, it automatically adjusts to time changes, some have bluetooth capablitiy along with a long list of other multi-functions. They have watches that cover a every price point which makes for easy shopping.
Buy G-shock watch here.
Outdoor Pizza Oven
If the guy in your life loves quality pizza (and I’m not talking Pizza Hut quality here) then this the perfect gift. This pizza oven simulates a wood-fired pizza oven. It runs on propane, takes only 10 minutes to warm up and gets up to 700 degrees! This is ideal for pizza parties, or even to take camping or tailgating. The cost may seem steep at $450 but if you have ever looked in to other pizza ovens you know this is not a bad price for such a high quality pizza oven.
Buy outdoor pizza oven here.
Hope this little list comes in handy for some of you. Happy Shopping!