Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Gifts’

5 Holiday Gifts for Newlyweds

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Looking for a holiday gift for newlyweds or a soon-to-be-married pair? Skip the one-size-fits-all approach this year, and check out these creative and personal, hand-picked gifts that are perfect for any couple.


1. Personalized 16″ Wooden Serving Tray ($47.95). This sleek, polished black wooden serving tray is great for serving hors d’oeuvres while entertaining or keeping barware or other household items organized. Customize it with the couple’s last name initial at no extra charge.


2. Montage Custom Photo Book ($39 and up). This simple-to-use photo book service lets couples create a custom wedding album crafted from high-quality materials. In as little as 15 minutes, an auto-layout tool designs these striking albums, which include up to 180 photos on 70 lay-flat pages. Photo books available in three sizes. GroomsAdvice readers automatically receive free shipping at checkout by clicking here


3. Eat, Drink and Be Married Personalized Cutting Board ($45). Made from locally-sourced maple, this handmade, 16×9 cutting board is engraved with “Eat Drink and Be Married” and personalized with the couple’s wedding year. The engraved side is perfect for display, while the functional reverse side can be used for cutting and chopping.


4. Personalized Our Song Throw Pillow Cover ($36). This 100 percent cotton, personalized retro-themed “our song” throw pillow makes a great keepsake of the couple’s wedding song. Available in three sizes and two designs (record or cassette tape), the pillow can be personalized with a year, couple’s names, song name and artist.


5. Home State Throw Blanket ($41.95). The perfect accessory for chilly winter nights, this cozy throw sports the outline of their home state and the word “home.” Available in cream or gray.

Which of these gifts would be perfect for the couples on your holiday list? Tell us in the comment section below.

9 Dude-Approved Holiday Gifts

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

If shopping for the men on your holiday list typically leaves you perplexed, exasperated, and/or hunting for the nearest bottle of wine (no judgment!), you’ve come to the right place. Don’t spend another minute contemplating whether he needs another “tool” or maybe “something” for the yard. We’ll level with you: The answer is almost always no. So save yourself some stress this year, and check out these fun, dude-approved gifts we’ve rounded up instead. It’ll be our little secret.


1. Personalized Craft Beer 12-Pack Bottle Cooler ($39.95). Perfect for toting 12 bottles or 18 cans of his favorite brew to the next tailgate or BBQ, this rugged craft beer cooler with an attached bottle opener, front pocket and a removable shoulder strap, will keep his beverages nice and frosty. Personalization included.


2. Personalized Men’s Leather Watch Case ($57.97). With a glass lid and 10 removable velvet cushions, this handsome leather watch case will keep his growing timepiece collection safe and organized at all times. Add his initial to the lid at no extra cost.


3. Powerbeats2 Wireless Earbuds ($199.95). Ideal for working out and traveling (or even just taking calls), these sweat- and water-resistant, wireless earbuds will keep him jamming for up to six hours of nonstop playback from a 30-foot Bluetooth connection. Available in five colors.


4. Custom 3pc. Golf Set ($69.95). The perfect gift for any golfer, this set comes with a sleek golf shoe bag, handy divot repair/ball marker tool and a plush terry cloth towel. Personalization on the bag and towel included.


5. Oak Bourbon Barrel Mug ($59.95). Crafted from an American White Oak bourbon barrel, this is no ordinary mug. This is a man’s mug. Each mug is wrapped in black steel hoops and its interior is lightly toasted for enhanced flavor.


6. Engraved Whiskey Barrel Machine Gun Bullet Pen ($66.95). This bad-ass pen works double-duty for both whiskey lovers and gun or military enthusiasts. The tip of the pen is crafted from a whiskey barrel, while the body is made from a spent 50-caliber machine gun bullet. Engraving included.


7. Jawbone UP24 Fitness Wristband ($129.99). Whether he’s already active or resolving to get more fit in 2015, this comfortable fitness wristband will help him track his activity as well as his sleep, 24 hours a day, gently nudging him when he’s been sitting too long.


8. Personalized Men’s Shaving Set – Badger Hair Brush + Razor ($119.95). Treat him to the ultimate close shave with this luxe shaving set, which comes with an authentic badger hair brush, a razor that uses Gillette Mach3 blades and a stylish storage stand. Add his initials at no extra cost.


9. Personalized Happy Jalapeno Grill ($29.95). An excellent gift for foodies, chefs or guys who simply enjoy the spicier side of life, this stainless steel jalapeno grill cooks those tasty peppers to perfection.  Personalization included.

Which of these gifts would your guy love to unwrap this year? Let us know in the comment section below.


One Up Santa with 8 Groom-Worthy Stocking Stuffers

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We know the holiday shopping season can be stressful (especially if you’re also trying to plan a wedding). When it comes to stocking stuffers, you want to surprise him with something unique that he’ll actually enjoy. Of course, the search is time consuming and it’s easy to break down and end up filling his stocking with candy canes and a Starbucks gift card. Hoping to resist that urge this year? Consider one of these totally unique options instead.


1. “In Case You Get Cold Feet” Groom Socks. We recently wrote about these customized groom socks, which are a fun wedding day attire idea for the groom. Is there a more appropriate way to gift them to him than on a chilly Christmas morning in a stocking?  [Buy for $29.99 on Etsy]


2. Bourbon Barrel Stave Bottle Opener. Looking for a fun gift that’s one of a kind? These rustic bottle openers are handcrafted from the staves of an oak barrel that was used to age both bourbon and beer. Because no two oak barrels are exactly alike, your bottle opener will feature characteristics that are truly unique. [Buy for $19.95 at The Man Registry]


3. The Art of Shaving Soap + Bowl. Remember, you’re both winners when he’s sporting a close shave. Stuff his stocking with the gift of a traditional shaving experience with this set, which includes Sandalwood Shaving Soap and a classic wooden bowl. [Buy for $50 at The Art of Shaving]


4. Engraved Wood Grain Pocket Knife. This definitely beats whatever rusty old pocket knife he’s currently using. The Manchurian Ash handle provides the style, while the custom engraved surface offers a touch of sentiment to an item that no man should ever leave the house without. [Buy for $39.95 at The Man Registry]


5. Leather Travel Journal. Is 200 pages enough for him to jot down his wedding to-do list? If not, don’t worry. This 6″ x 8″ journal from Rustic Ridge Leather is refillable! [Buy for $36.97 on Amazon]


6. Port-O-Pong Floating Cooler. While summer may be the furthest thing from his mind on Christmas morning, he’ll appreciate the thought behind this floating cooler that can hold a 12-pack. Heck, it may even find its way into his honeymoon luggage. [Buy for $29.95 at The Man Registry]


7. Patriotic Neckties. Ties with the words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence > ties without the words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. [Buy for $45 at Uncommon Goods]


8. Mr. + Mrs. Flask Set. Receiving can be equally enjoyable as giving. Gift him a “Mr.” flask, complete with mustache design and treat yourself to the accompanying “Mrs.” version with pink lips. [Buy for $47.95 at The Man Registry]

What are your favorite types of stocking stuffers? Let us know in the comment section below.

5 Funny White Elephant Gifts to Give this Christmas

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

If your family is anything like mine, one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season is the annual white elephant gift exchange (we’re still talking about the camouflage Snuggie that I “won” two years ago). Because it’s important to always top the gift you contributed the previous year, we’ve handpicked five options that have the potential to become the stuff of legend amongst your friends and family.

speakeasy briefs underwear flask

Is that a flask in your briefs or are you just happy to see me? Speakeasy Briefs were designed for the man with security on his mind. Whether he’s attending a concert, sporting event or traveling abroad, there’s no safer place to store valuables. And of course by valuables, I’m referring to booze. Get your pair here.

llama sweatshirt on etsy

I’m always finding myself wishing I had a llama sweatshirt to wear during the holiday season. Don’t you?  This tremendous offering from the BelovedShirts shop on Etsy is unisex and available in sizes S-3XL. Get yours here.

Cell Phone Flask

This is one phone call you don’t want to send straight to voicemail. The Cell Phone Flask holds 6oz. of your favorite libation and comes with a carrying case. To make the gift extra memorable, add personalization at no extra cost. Get yours at The Man Registry.

butt face towel

Is further explanation necessary? Get the Butt-Face Towel at Amazon.

sex position of the day playbook

Playing White Elephant with a college-age crowd? The Sex Position of the Day Playbook will be one of the most sought-after gifts of the game. Editor’s note: check out page 78. Get your copy at Barnes & Noble for only $1.99.

What’s the most creative white elephant gift you’ve ever given or received? Leave a comment below and let us know!

10 Holiday Stocking Stuffers for $30 or Less

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

christmas stockings hanging by fire

Fun and original holiday gifts don’t have to break the bank. If you’re looking for some cool stocking stuffer ideas for this holiday season, there are plenty of options out there that won’t blow your budget. Check out our list of unique gift options for both men and women for $30 or less:

bottle opener sunglasses

1. Bottle Opener Sunglasses, $29.95 – Know someone who’s always hunting for a bottle opener? Solve one of life’s major problems with these handy and stylish Bottle Opener Sunglasses. The glasses feature a sleek wrap-around design, a black finish and are available in a choice of charcoal or amber polarized lenses, which block harmful UV rays. Each pair of polycarbonate sunglasses features anodized aluminum bottle openers on the ends (Buy Here).

scrabble coasters2. Scrabble Coasters in a Tin, $20  – This fun coaster set makes a perfect gift for Scrabble fans. Set includes 54 bar-style cardboard coasters and two full alphabet sets (Buy Here).

colorful canvas clutches

3. Personalized Color Dipped Canvas Clutch, $23.95 – This on-trend Personalized Color Dipped Canvas Clutches is a great accessory for travel or to tuck into a purse or backpack to organize valuables. Available in aqua, bright pink, coral, grey, kiwi and soft navy, this 10×7-inch, 100-percent natural canvas clutch features a top zipper closure, latex matte dipped bottom and an interior pocket. The clutch may be embroidered with an encircled block monogram in a choice of 20 thread colors at no additional cost (Buy Here).

 koozie that keeps score

4. Scorzie Koozie with Personalized Name Plate, $24.95 – If they love playing yard games on a hot day, they’ll love the Scorzie Koozie. Perfect for backyard games such as horseshoes and washers, this koozie keeps canned or bottled drinks cool and features sliding dials to keep score for two teams (up to 21 points). The Scorzie can be personalized with a medallion and two lines of custom text (Buy Here).

travel iphone music speakers

5. RoundAbout Speaker with Bluetooth Technology, $29.99 – Perfect for music lovers, this RoundAbout Speaker with Bluetooth Technology comes in handy wherever you go. Pair it with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device up to 32 feet away to project clear sound any time. The speaker charges through an included USB cable, and a full charge plays music for three hours. The speaker also includes volume control and skip buttons as well as a handy wrist strap (Buy Here).

engraved oil and vinegar cruet

6. Personalized Oil & Vinegar Glass Cruet, $27.95  – Perfect for a dinner party or decorating the kitchen counter, this Personalized Oil & Vinegar Cruet is great for storing oils, vinegars, dressings or spirits. The 8.5-ounce glass cruet, which measures 8 inches high and 4.5 inches wide, features a seal-tight rubber bottle stopper and can be personalized with a single uppercase block initial at no extra cost. The cruet also makes a great holiday party host/hostess gift (Buy Here).

wine bottle medallions

7. Personalized Monogram Wine Bottle Medallions, $21.95 – Perfect as a stocking stuffer or to tie onto any holiday gift, these classically designed Personalized Monogram Bottle Medallions are great for hanging on bottles of holiday bubbly, wine, sparkling apple cider or any other bottled beverage. The set of two beveled silver bottle tags, which can be personalized with an initial and two lines of text, include a leather strap for hanging (Buy Here).

black triangle coasters from etsy

8. Black Triangles Ceramic Tile Coasters, Set of 4, $25 – Great for graphic design lovers, this set of four, modern, handmade tile coasters features a crisp, black and white triangle design. The stylish, 4×4-inch ceramic coasters are made with a decoupage technique and are glazed for durability. They are heat and water resistant, can be washed easily with a wet sponge, and include self adhesive protective pads on the back to protect furniture (Buy Here).

college logo grilling spatula

9. NFL or NCAA Team Logo Sportula: Grill Spatula w/ Bottle Opener, $29.95  – A perfect gift for sports fans and grill masters alike, the Team Logo Sportula: Grill Spatula w/ Bottle Opener is available in a variety of NFL and NCAA teams. These Officially Licensed Sportulas, which imprint your team’s logo into your meat as you grill, feature the team’s name heat-stamped into the handle along with its logo laser cut into the stainless steel spatula. The grill spatula’s handle is made of hard maple wood and features durable brass rivets for durability (Buy NFL here and NCAA here).

wine bottle opener tool

10. Personalized Vino Wine Bottle Multi-Tool, $21.95 – Never hunt for a wine bottle opener again. Ideal for holiday and New Year’s parties, wine aficionados will love this handy, yet stylish wine bottle-shaped multi-tool, which includes a useful corkscrew, cutter blade, and cap lifter (Buy Here).

What are the best and worst stocking stuffers you’ve ever received? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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