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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: Collapsable umbrellas (you always need one in a briefcase – or the car – or the desk) Car wash vouchers (most all men like a clean car, but hate to do it) Readers (it is nice to have a few sets of 1.50X laying around to magnify stuff – Amazon has 6 packs for cheap) Fancy shaving stuff (a luxurious shave just makes a man feel really special) Magazine subscriptions (men read while in the…

  • Holiday Gifting Ideas

    2015 is going to be a slimmer Christmas gift giving year since I am moving into a house and will have a lot of upcoming expenses. Simply considering the forthcoming holiday set my mind to thinking about gifting and how it is a bit curious that we spend so much energy on it, when we really just want our friends and family to know that we think about them, we love them, and we appreciate them. So that’s what my focus will be for 2015; finding ways to express my gratitude for friendship and camaraderie. I believe that when you give a gift that is very personal, there’s more meaning for…