Don’t be fooled ladies, holiday shopping for men isn’t as complicated as you might think. If we can eat, drink, or play with the gift then it’s bound to be a winner. But take note: not every male bleeds football, and not every adult wants to be reminded of his nerdy childhood. To make it easier on you, we’ve broken down the male personality into a few simple categories for your shopping convenience. (Click the pictures to purchase or for more information about each gift.)
For men who consume their masculinity:
Although it’s convenient and delicious, the bragging rights alone make this a winner.
On a steady a path to take over ice cubes entirely, real men drink it on the rocks.
Go ahead, ask any man if they’d prefer their beer opened by a tiny luchador wrestler.
No really, the simplest and highest quality homemade beef jerky comes from a gun.
No longer reserved for hot cocoa and girl scouts.
For the technologically inclined male
(and his inner-geek)
Experience the beauty, portability, and high fidelity audio that only wood can provide.
This is what happens to young boys who weren’t forced to throw away their LEGO collection.
Harrison Ford was frozen in his prime, now we can keep it that way.
Coffee temperature shall no longer be disputed.
Make that fantasy a reality: showering with his video games.
For the sportsman who craves a little friendly competition:
Brand your bread and enjoy the sweet taste of victory… or defeat.
Inflate his ego AND shrink his head.
Add a little adventure and alcoholism to the next home game.
Need a little breathing room? Encourage this exercise in freedom and masculinity.
The ultimate man cave proving grounds. Anytime, anywhere.
For the alternative man with a knack for self-expression
(just don’t call him a hipster):
Nothing says fashion over function quite like a wooden necktie.
Turn those unused gym memberships into guitar picks.
Ukeleles are headed for a major comeback in 2013. Make sure he’s prepared.
No real family to stick on your rear windshield? Oh well… these ones are dead anyway.
Now he can use all-natural ingredients and still feel cool. Also great on beards.
Haven’t found that special something yet? Are you sure he made Santa’s nice list?
Sorry honey but they were sold out… maybe next year.
A not-so subliminal message for a not-so handy man.
Because the next time he cracks on your vegetable lasagna, he’ll have his own damn cookbook…
Still no luck?
When all else fails, etsy.com can provide a gift for any occasion. Search his most obscure interests and you’re bound to find a unique gift. Bonus points if you tell him you made it yourself.