5. Cool Kicks
Does your man think Eddie Bauer chinos and New Balance sneakers are haute couture? Don’t overwhelm him with an extreme makeover to his wardrobe. Start from the bottom up with a cool new pair of sneakers. From walking to basketball and long-distance running, Nike is the ultimate in fashion meets function, offering ultra cool styles that way out perform the lame white sneaker look. Nike Airmax II ($160) can be custom built online. You choose the color scheme. You can even put his name or initials on the heel. Or, get a pair of Velcro fastening Taisoku II Pumas for $85. They’re easy to get in and out of and feel like slippers, but look way cool.
6. Sporting Event Tickets
Whether it’s Lakers Tickets, tickets to a UFC match in Vegas, tickets to the Rose Bowl or to some other sporting event, he’s gonna love this gift. Lets face it, men like sports. They like playing them, and they love watching them. If for some reason the date you chose for the tickets doesn’t work for him, he can score points with one of his buddies by passing them on or trade them on Stubhub for a date that works.
7. Magazine Subscriptions
From GQ and Maxim to The New Yorker and The Atlantic, guys love to read and they love magazines. If your guy is an early adopter of technology, you can get him online subscriptions for his iPad 2. If he prefers conventional ink and paper, get him a few paper subscriptions. It’s something he would probably really appreciate, but never get around to doing for himself.
8. Sonos Wireless Music System
If you’re feeling really spendy, give your guy the gift of music in a truly spectacular fashion. The Sonos Wireless Music System easily connects to your wireless router, you can control it from anywhere with your smart phone or tablet (it works with Android, iPhone, iPad, and the Sonos controller), and you can keep expanding your system so that you’ve got access to it in every room of your home. Hear every song you have; discover millions more with access to over 100,000 free radio stations; even play different songs in different rooms! Any music-loving dude is sure to adore this $399 splurge.
Lennie Ross is a writer with a blog on dating in Los Angeles. She recently published a chick lit novel, called Blow Me, which is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Lulu and on her website www.lennieross.com