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Holiday Boy Toys

Gift buying for men can be a challenge, but if you just use a little creative thinking, it is actually pretty damned easy.

Here are 10 things I’d suggest as being a little left of center:

  1. Collapsable umbrellas (you always need one in a briefcase – or the car – or the desk)
  2. Car wash vouchers (most all men like a clean car, but hate to do it)
  3. Readers (it is nice to have a few sets of 1.50X laying around to magnify stuff – Amazon has 6 packs for cheap)
  4. Fancy shaving stuff (a luxurious shave just makes a man feel really special)
  5. Magazine subscriptions (men read while in the men’s room)
  6. Liquor (find a bottle with a story – or make one of your own)
  7. Undergarments (nice underwear or t-shirts – not FOTL, but Andrew Christian)
  8. Meat (a steak delivery via mail order)
  9. A Yeti cooler (they’re just bad-ass)
  10. Technology, particularly related to music (bluetooth speakers, usb turntable, headphones, car chargers)

Happy shopping!

Scott Ballew, a long-time Austin resident who now lives in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Scott works in publishing and his personal life is focused on supporting arts and charitable fundraising.