Gifts with a manly twist
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.
Are you having a difficult time figuring out what to get for the man in your life this holiday season?
Should it be something fun? Maybe something he needs? What about something completely surprising? Is there anything that fits all of those criteria?
Fear not, there are options galore available. Here is a look at some items sure to bring a smile to his face.
Texas Irons Classic Texas Steak Branding Iron: This will allow the steak-griller of the house to put his own personal seal on the ribeyes, filets or porterhouses he might prepare. Three- and four-letter brands are available, offering the option of signing off with initials, or (if short enough) his own name or nickname ($39.95
for three-letter and $49.95 for four-letter irons, www.texasirons.com).
TaylorMade R11 Driver: This very popular driver offers a feature that
allows the head of the club to be adjusted up to 10½ degrees. This helps with distance and accuracy, and what golfer doesn't need that?
(Costs generally range between $149.99 for the fairway wood to $429.99 for the most advanced R11S TP Driver. Can be found at local retail stores, as well as www.taylormadegolf.com and outlets like www.amazon.com and www.ebay.com).
Garmin Approach S1 watch: Combining a GPS tracking system with a
lightweight sports watch, this is perfect for the golfer who wants all of the information he needs. Programmed with the coordinates from thousands of golf courses in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, this watch provides distances from anywhere on a course and also can let you know how far you have walked at the conclusion of 18 holes. (Suggested retail price $249.99. Available at local retail sporting goods and electronic stores, as well as at www.garmin.com, amazon.com and other online outlets).
Microbrewed Beer Club of the Month: For the man who enjoys a cold one
after a hard day or when relaxing on the weekend, this provides four
options for his palate. The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club includes four bottles of three different types of 12-ounce beer from two different lightly distributed American microbreweries each month ($22.95-a-month, plus $14 shipping and handling).
The U.S. and International Variety Beer Club is the most popular purchase, providing a dozen 12-ounce beers of four different varieties from both the United States and abroad ($28.95-a-month plus $14 shipping and handling).
The International Beer Club delivers two types of international brews (six each) every month ($32.95 a month plus $14 shipping and handling). And the Rare Beer Club provides options of two ($31.95 plus $13 shipping and handling), four ($51.95 plus $15
shipping and handling) and six ($68.95 plus $18 shipping and handling) 750 ML bottles of limited-release beers each month.
For information, visit www.beermonthclub.com.
UnderArmour GoreTex Speed Freek Trail Boots: Light enough to use on
trails while also offering the heavy-duty protection and performance of hunting boots, these shoes can be used for hiking and hunting. (Suggested retail price $74.99. Available at www.underarmour.com and other online outlets, as well as local stores that carry hunting supplies.)
Coffee mug warmer: Got a guy who takes his time with his morning coffee, often to the point where his once-hot java is cold once he gets near the bottom of the cup? Here is an inexpensive item for home and/or work. ($8 at www.amazon.com)
Brookstone Massaging Bed Rest: A soft, vibrating mini-chairback complete with cup holder, book and magazine pocket, as well as a slit for the remote control, this leans back against your wall or bedframe and will help relieve the stresses of the day. ($99.99 with free shipping for all orders of more than $99 at www.gifts.com).