Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gifts for the Guy

Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. I may or may not say that about every holiday but I do really love V-day. A lot of people think the holiday is over commercialized but I secretly {or not so secretly} love cheesy, lovey-dovey Valentines Day goodness.

Today, I have put together some fun ideas you can treat your man to on this mushy holiday.

Over and over again I hear that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I came across these Cranberry Pistachio Cookie Bars on Etsy and my mouth watered. Cranberries not his thing? Tookies has a great variety of cookies, cakes, and desserts.

Wrap up edible treats in handmade boxes. Just trim a piece of mat board into a plus sign and cover with construction or craft paper. Bend the sides up. Repeat with another piece with smaller sides; this is your lid. Wrap a rubber band around the lid and put on the box.
Write a poem or song lyric on a piece or ribbon or tissue paper and use it to wrap up the package.

Every man needs a toiletry bag. {I am embarrassed to say my guy is currently using a plastic baggie.} So I will be picking up one of these Mr. Mustache bags for my FH from Etsy seller queenbee55. Made with faux ostrich vinyl, this fashionable bag is quirky and perfect to toss into a bag for a weekend get-a-way. These are made to order so get it in quickly!

Rustico Leather makes quality, unique pieces. I'm loving these leather log books, available in a great selection of colors. The FH plays golf, so that is the one I would get but they also make fly fishing, hunting, wine and pilot logs. 

Does your man love shoes? These are two of my favorite pairs; trainers by Paul Smith and loafers by Ralph Lauren

Hickoree's shares some of the trendiest, most fun pieces for men. I love this tie by the Hill Side.

For the tech-loving guys, get him a wood grain cover for his MacBook, iPad or iPhone by Karvt. They are amazing looking and available in a variety of grains and finishes.