Giving Good Gifts: Doing it for the Boys!!

I often hear that men are hard to buy for.  Not so, I declare!!

Just like any potential good gifting situation, know your audience.  If you know your intended well, you should be able to wrangle up something cool. But that is not always the case and sometimes even I, the giving good gift queen, has dry spells of gifting inspirations.  Precisely why I always keep that gift binder within arms’ reach. Here are a few of my fav picks for all the men in your life

Straight razor shaving has come back with a fierce resurgence. It has evolved way beyond the barbershop. There are places in Los Angeles that will serve you a scotch and hand you the latest copy Men’s Health to peruse.  Think spa day for Daddy dearest!  An absolutely perfect gift for your guy would be a gift certificate to one of these types of establishments for a relaxing straight razor shave.

If your city is without, then pamper your daddio with these cool shaving related products that will have him singing like the barber of Seville in no time.  Baxter of California, Shaver’s skincare kit is a dopp kit for Dad. It has all that you need for smooth comfortable skin before, during and after your shave. The Art of Shaving has a shaving soap that comes in its own chic wooden storage bowl.  Lather up with the best of them with this great smelling product.

Quick Tip:  For a little extra zing ... personalize it!  Have your gift monogrammed. (Ralph Lauren lets you design a custom shirt for your beloved.  I made one of these for my Daddy and he loves it.)

Supra Skytop Men’s Skate shoes: Designed by pro skateboarder Chad Muska these kicks scream cool.  Let Daddy make a casual yet fashion forward statement with these much more than ordinary tennis shoes.

Tin Cup Golf Ball Personalized golf ball maker: Check out this fun and super handy personalized golf ball marker.  There are so many different images you can choose from. They even have a Father’s day gift set that comes with its own leather carrying pouch.

Houndstooth check dress shirt: Step into style with Bloomingdales’ take on hounds tooth.

Freewaters Zion Sandal: Finally be able to wrestle away those crusty flip-flops your husband has has been hoarding them since his frat days.  No complaints of them looking “too new” with the “lived in” distressed straps.

Klipsch indoor/outdoor speakers: Pump up the jam with these uber cool indoor and outdoor speakers.  Perfect for listening to tunes while you enjoy the great outdoors in your backyard.

Tom Ford Charles round aviator sunglasses: Your dad will be made in the shade with these cool dude sunglasses.

Reversible Belt: Kill two birds with one stone with this reversible belt.  Black on one side and brown on the other.  Perfect for traveling.

Mr. Bbq platinum Prestige 30-piece grilling tool set with aluminum case: The “proper” tools for any great (aspiring or otherwise) grill master

Banks Daydream Boardshort:Your big kahuna will look stylin' in these board shorts.  Hang Loose, Brah!!

Molly Sims