The holidays are here yeah and we couldn’t be more excited. Why wouldn’t we be? There are the fabulous parties, the endless excuses to wear that killer dress you’re dying to show off, delicious food, enticing desserts and all the other endless holiday cheer that’s reason enough to keep you toasting! Even with all that the best part about the holidays is the shopping!
Yes women seem to be hard-wired to do this naturally. The fact that we are given an excuse for more than a month to head to the mall and department stores, intently going over every aisle and rack to find the perfect gifts, just makes it that much sweeter! There is a down side to this, if you ever had that one person in your life that you just didn’t know what the heck to get them then you know your fun extravaganza can quickly turn into a gift givers worst nightmare! This usually is the case when we are trying to shop for the men in our lives.
Sometimes men can be vague about what they want or not doing a good job giving us a direct answer on what to give them. Ask us what we want for the holidays and we will politely pull out our Iphones, Ipads, Android or a good old fashion piece of paper and read you the intricate list we have carefully thought over with the included sizes, prices and nearest locations and/or website that these items can be located. So ladies before you call up your girls or grab your credit cards and head to those big blow out sales, Mz Mahogany Chic has compiled a top ten list of some of the best gift ideas to get the men in your life for 2012!
Special deliveries! Birchbox.com is a super cool site because it provides men with all the latest products directly to his doorstep. Every month he will receive up to 10 sample items ranging from cologne to dress socks for him to try out from brand name retailers to new emerging brands.This is a great gift because most men are creatures of habit and stick to the same cologne and products. They commonly feel “if it ain’t broke why fix it?” unlike us women who are always looking for the next “it” thing. This way he will be able to try items without wasting his money with buying full size quantities. If he likes product he can go directly to the site and order the full size product right there. He may not let you know but I guarantee he will secretly start to look forward to receiving his little box of goodies in the mail every month!
Game player! Most of the time when we put the words game player and men in the same sentence it usually isn’t in a good way, but this time we are talking about one of mens favorite past times that they like to do to unwind and feel like a kid again. Yes im talking about video games. We women may not understand it and we may hate how they can get caught up in them for hours ignoring us in the process, but there are worst things I can think of then your guy wanting to turn on his X-box and shoot at zombies or have a friendly game of Madden with his friends. That being said here are some of the top rated games out there.
Men love to watch! Movies that is! Ok we know what you were thinking, but it’s a fact that men love to watch movies. So maybe it hasn’t been scientifically proven but I have done my own research and it seems to be the consensus for a lot of men. They get excited when they see the previews for the latest Batman movie or action flick. They don’t however always love the pricey cost that can come with it. A lot of the time we women don’t have to worry about those hefty movie prices because lucky us they are usually the ones shelling out the pesos to treat us to the latest flick not to mention popcorn, candy and a large size drink, so we may have been unaware at how quickly a night of fun can possibly wreak havoc on our loved ones wallet. Treat him and get him movie passes so he can enjoy watching the movie without having to watch his wallet.
Inspector gadget! Every man wants to be as cool as 007 and that means having all the coolest and latest gadgets. Sure we women may not see what the fascination is but for men it gives them a thrill to be up on all the latest electronics and other breaking technologies. To keep him in the know with all the late breaking items go to websites like Wired.com or T3.com and sign him up for a year magazine subscription via mail or online.
Fantasy Footballer? What do men love more than watching sports? Looking like they actually play them! If you’re lucky the man in your life might actually enjoy hitting the gym and getting sweaty on a regular basis. Why not get him the gear that he probably is too frugal to splurge on for himself. Sneakers may happen to be the one thing you can’t go wrong with when you are buying for a man. It is equivalent to our high heels in some ways. Looking nice at the gym is the last thing on their mind, but we can help them in that department. Start with the sneakers, find out what type of activities your brother, father, husband or boyfriend likes to do and then find the best sneakers that fit that activity accordingly. Once you have the perfect pair of sneakers you can then accessorize them with matching gym shorts, shirt and even a hat. Sure he will act like it isn’t that big of a deal to look good when heading to the gym but trust me when he puts on his gear for the first time he will secretly feel like his favorite NBA star, thanks to you! Check out sites like Champs.com and Nike.com for great ideas.
Keep him in line! Just like us men love to look just as good as we do. And like us women we love the way we feel when we have just come from getting our hair did! So why not go to your significant others favorite barber shop and get him a gift certificate to get his hair cut valued for two haircuts with tip included. If you’re feeling really nice throw in a nice shave or facial. He will leave feeling and looking like a million bucks knowing he didn’t have to drop a single dime. Not only that but you’ll reap the rewards when he comes back looking great with a fresh-cut and shave, he’ll be glowing from feeling good and knowing it was thanks to you!
Time will tell! If he is still using his phone as a way to tell what time it is, then it’s TIME for you to help the man in your life step it up with a nice timepiece. Nothing says a sophisticated man like a nice watch no matter what he is wearing. It is what separates the men from the boys and this statement piece will definitely impress him we guarantee it.
Keep him in rhythm with Beats by Dre! Men love their music and they love their music loud! What better gift to give them then the beats by Dre headphones so when they are on the train headed to work or just at home zoning out they can play their tunes and hear every bass and beat with perfection with this high precision headset.
Spirits for the holiday spirit! If the men in your life like to indulge in a little holiday spirits the holidays will definitely be a good time to give him something he can enjoy now or later. We are talking about a good liquor or cigar. Yes we may hate the smell of a stinky cigar or the harsh smell of cognac on his breath but nothing makes a man feel more manly then being able to offer his buds a good quality drink and/or cigar when having a guys night. And while they all are enjoying themselves don’t think he won’t brag about how great a women you are that buys him presents that let him indulge in festivities that let him and his friends unwind and kick back.
The other love in his life! Besides family a mans love for their car can be compared to none other. They dote, obsess and clean them more then they clean their own bedroom! So give him something that will make his prized possession something for him to love even more. This can be getting him those new speakers he’s been wanting, or a car care package that includes air freshener, cleaning wipes, car shining wax and new floor mats or maybe a GPS navigation system to get him where he needs to go and actually get their on time, now that would be a Christmas miracle!