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The Groomsmen That Pry Together, Stay Together

Friday, September 28th, 2012

bottle opener sunglasses

Since the very first cold one was poured, men have been looking for creative ways to pry open their beers. You’ve probably seen key chains, flip flops and wallets all turned into bottle openers. But up until now, you probably never seen a pair of sunglasses that can crack open a cold one. Allow us to introduce Brewsees.

Brewsees are polarized sunglasses that feature heavy-duty bottle openers on either end. If you’re on the hunt for bachelor party attire or unique gifts for your groomsmen, look no further than these stylish specs. Available at The Man Registry for $29.95, they make for an affordable thank you gift that any beer lover is sure to appreciate.

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What’s the most creative way you’ve ever opened a beer bottle? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

Show Your Groomsmen How Awesome Your Stones Are

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In search of an out-of-the-box gift idea for the men of your wedding party? Look no further than the power of stones.

sipping stones

Sipping Stones is the alternative to using ice to chill your cocktail. Eliminating a common problem, Sipping Stones cools your drink perfectly without the watered down effect that ice has. Each set of Sipping Stones contains nine finely crafted cubes made from one hundred percent pure soapstone.

Sipping Stones will be the perfect complement to any piece of barware in your repertoire. This set is a great gift for dads, brothers and best friends — aka anyone who loves perfectly chilled beverages and smoothly flavored spirits.

Tell us what your favorite after work cocktail is in the comment section below.

Lock-itz: A Unique & Memorable Wedding Gift

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

We hear about new wedding trends on a daily basis. Many of them make us shake our heads and wonder if any groom or bride would ever buy-in. However, every now and then there’s one that we can legitimately get excited about. Enter custom love paddocks from Lock-itz. If you’ve never heard of  these paddocks and the tradition behind them, don’t fret it. We hooked up with Lock-itz founder Chris Coburn and got the low-down on what his product is all about. Check out our exclusive interview below.

Lock-itz

What are love padlocks, and how are they typically used?
Couples attach love padlocks (also known as love locks) to a fence, gate, bridge or other public fixture to symbolize their love. For centuries, couples have demonstrated their commitment with a locked padlock at some of the most exotic and romantic places in the world.

Where did this unique idea originate and is it becoming more popular in the U.S.?
Engraved padlocks can be traced back to an ancient Chinese tradition, but more recently have been spotted in many other countries. The Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris is a very popular site for love padlocks. And there are many sites around the U.S. where love padlocks are being seen, such as New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Bridge, and southern Alabama’s Dothan Area Botanical Gardens.

What types of custom padlock options do you offer?
We currently offer padlocks in three sizes: (1-3/16-inch, 2-inch, and 3-inch shackles). The size of the padlock body is the same for all three sizes — 1-3/4 inches wide and ¾-inches thick.  Each padlock is available in seven colors and includes up to four lines of engraved text in a choice of eight different font styles. Customers can also view their custom padlocks on our website to ensure accuracy before submitting their orders.

How long does it take to have a custom padlock created?
Orders are typically fulfilled within one to three days from the time they are submitted, and delivery usually takes two to five days. Overnight and international shipping is also available, although delivery times may vary depending on destination.

What’s the cost of the padlocks?
Our custom engraved padlocks start at $34.99, including your choice of color, font, up to four lines of engraved text and a gold or silver gift box. A brief description of the history and background of love padlocks is also included for recipients who may not be familiar with the tradition.

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A sampling of the styles & designs that Lock-itz offers.

How are love padlocks being incorporated in weddings or the planning process?
Love padlocks are truly a unique and memorable wedding gift.  Our padlocks have been used as gifts from the groom to the bride.  They can be given as gifts from friends or relatives of the wedding couple to commemorate that special day.  We have also seen couples use the love padlock in the ceremony itself, where the padlock is locked and the key is thrown into a river or lake.

What’s the most unique engraving you’ve seen so far, or what’s the most creative way you’ve seen a love padlock being used for a wedding?
One our favorite engravings came from an order recently shipped to the United Kingdom that said: “You make my heart go boom boom.” We also recently had a customer order four padlocks (two in English and two in French), with an engraved message asking his girlfriend to marry him. He planned a trip to Paris and proposed to his girlfriend on the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris, and they left the two padlocks engraved in French on the bridge and kept the other two as keepsakes. Of course, she said yes!

Have you been to a wedding where a love padlock was used? Share your thoughts on this special gift idea in the comment section below.

Wow Your Best Man With a Sweetwood Cattle Steak Gift Pack

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The best kept secret in steak is no longer a secret. We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently joined forces with Sweetwood Cattle Co. to offer several of their exquisite steak gift packs on The Man Registry. This means that you can now show your appreciation for the best man, groomsmen and ushers with an edible, mouth watering assortment of some of the tastiest steak (the gift packs work great for holiday shopping as well)! The filet, ribeye, strip and Grand Champion assortment will ship to you directly to you from our USDA facility via 2day air to ensure the highest quality and freshness.

sweetwood cattle strip steak

Hunger incuding: the Sweetwood Cattle Co. strip steak

Sweetwood Cattle is the creation of Ryan Wood, a former NFL player and co-founder of Under Armour. Ryan gave up the corporate life to pursue his dream of owning a cattle ranch in his native Colorado. The ranch, located near Steamboat Springs, measures 652 acres and is the source for some of the highest quality beef this writer has ever tasted. The secret to Sweetwood’s success isn’t much of a secret at all.. it’s just good ‘ol fashion American beef raising.

From Ryan:

“Our feed program is sustainable from top to bottom. Our cattle are raised on grass from birth to 15 months, and then introduced to blended grains from Colorado along with a ‘sweet’ treat that we’ve created for added energy and overall health. A calculated amount of sugar from beets grown in Colorado and various natural herbs give our cattle a natural boost of energy during critical winter months. No hormones, no antibiotics, no shortcuts.” – via American Cowboy

So whether you’re in the market for some edible wedding party gifts or holding a bachelor party cookout — we highly recommend checking out Sweetwood’s offerings. You’ll thank us later!

How often do you grill steak? What’s your favorite cut? Tell us what you love in the comment section below.

Easy Canvas Prints Make Great Wedding Gifts

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

In search of that special wedding gift? Photo to canvas prints from EasyCanvasPrints.com might be just what you’re looking for. This easy-to-use service allows you to upload a photo from your computer and create a unique canvas print within minutes. Whether it’s an engagement shot, wedding photo or just an image of the wedding party hanging out before the wedding… you’re photos will look fantastic and serve as a memorable gift for the bride and groom.

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EasyCanvasPrints (like this one) are a great gift to the bride & groom or a unique thank you gift for attendants.

EasyCanvasPrints gives you a plethora of options to play around with when creating your canvas. Sizing ranges from 8″x8″ to 30″x40″. You can also select a depth of 3/4″ or 1.5″ AND choose between three edge options (image wrap, mirror wrap, and color border). Additionally, color finishing (black and white or sepia) and image retouching is offered to help refine the print. Given all of these tools, there’s no excuse for you not to create a fantastic print that will proudly be hung on the wall for years to come.

EasyCanvasPrints is currently offering 25% off all canvas prints plus free ground shipping. So what are you waiting for? Get over there now!

easy canvas print wedding gift

Side view of canvas featuring image wrap.

Have you jumped into the canvas craze? Leave a comment below and tell us what your ideal canvas print would be and why.

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