When it comes to giving gifts, we love how generally low-maintenance men tend to be. We could wrap up an iTunes gift card, slap a bow on a bottle of bourbon, or even throw together a basket of homemade cookies, and they'd be happy, mostly.
But what happens when your man has all the latest toys, or a tie just won't do on the holidays (no matter how nice)? Or, better yet, what if you're bored with all the usual gifts?
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That's where we come in. We've scouted some great gifts so that when the holidays roll around, you're prepared with something he'll never forget.
Here, 10 gifts even the pickiest guys will love.
For The TV Lover
If he's always glued to the tube, and if his DVR can't keep up with his perpetual appetite for television, TiVo's all-new Roamio DVRs might just be his dream machines. Called "the holy grail of set-top boxes," by the Wall Street Journal, the Roamio Pro can record and live stream up to six shows at once and holds up to 450 HD hours of recordings. (To put this in perspective, the DVR that comes with his cable records 60 HD hours if he's lucky,) The best part? TiVo is now lets him stream shows to his iPad or iPhone, to watch them anywhere, from the gym, to his office, to the ballet ... wait ... just because he can doesn't mean he should (tivo.com, starting at $199, plus service).
For The Guy On The Go
Part messenger, part camera carrier The Union Street camera and laptop bag, is all smooth sophistication. Handcrafted from waxed canvas and leather this baby is as roomy and durable as it is attractive. It has space to hold his laptop, camera, and up to three lenses (onabags.com, $289).
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For The Sports Fiend
For the jersey-wearing, stat-reciting superfan, nothing could be finer than a piece of the action. You can give him just that, collection of infield dirt from all 30 ballparks in the big leagues. We know, a collection of dirt sounds like a bizarre gift, but that's precisely why it's the right one for the dude who yells at the television. And hey, at least the handcrafted wood box is pretty (nytstore.com, $249).
For The Guy Who Has Everything
Question: What to give this particular brand of Renaissance man, likes a little bit of everything — and has a little bit of everything too? Answer: You give him a little bit (more) of everything! Bespoke Post is a subscription service especially for men. And cultured men at that. Boxes can be anything from a limited edition weekender bag with concierge service from Jetsetter of a "Swagger" clothing package to a barrel-aged cocktail kit or all the fixings for a perfect cup of coffee. Better yet, you purchase the gift certificate for one, three, or six boxes, and then he gets to choose what he wants. There are three boxes for the picking each month, and if nothing is appealing he can wait for a new round (bespokepost.com, from $45 for one box). Keep shopping...
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