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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cool Stuff for Guys According To The Mister





Hello, dear friends.  The countdown has begun.  If you haven't heard, Christmas is two weeks from tomorrow.  I'm pretty much done with the shopping.  It's fairly easy, but not quite as much fun when your kids only want money.

The Mister had a 6AM flight to Florida this morning.   He just called me to say that the de-ice truck ran into the plane.  Poor Mister. It's going be a long day.  

A week ago, I asked the Mister to send me a list of some things that men would like to see under the tree this year.  I also did some research on my own.  I'm pretty sure that you will be able to guess which links are the Mister's and which ones are mine. 








The DNA kit is the perfect gift for the guy who wants to start the conversation at next year's family reunion with a bang. 







According to the Mister, this is a must-have if you use your phone as a GPS. 







The Mister drives about three hours a day.  Usually, one of the hours is spent sitting in traffic.  Several months ago, I talked him into listening to books in the car.  It's amazing the difference in his mood when he walks in the door after listening to a good book as opposed to listening to Howard Stern.

No offense, Howard.




Have I ever told you that the Mister hoards chargers?  Yup, the guy loves chargers.  Anyway, this one is one of his favorites.  






The Mister finally broke down and got himself an Apple watch a few weeks ago.  He loves that darn thing more than me.  Of course, he wouldn't let me give it to him for Christmas.  When he wants something, he wants it NOW.








He also ordered this leather band to make his watch look even cooler if that's possible.









On the occasional cold day when the Mister takes the train, he wears these Bluetooth ear warmers on the way to the station.  







Along with chargers, the Mister has an affinity for pockets.  He put this little 9-pocket vest number on his Christmas list.  He said that it would be a great accessory for travel.

As long as his hands are free to carry my slew of luggage, I don't care if he wears a life preserver.




For the guy who wants to take his preppy wardrobe up a notch, the Barbour jacket is a sure bet. The Mister has the one where the lining can be removed for warmer days. 




For the guy you think may be getting cold feet, the Mister highly recommends these boots. 





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For the guy who has cold hands but a warm heart, what about a rechargeable hand warmer?






The Mister does not have one of these waterproof speakers in his shower, so maybe he's dropping a hint because he sent me the link.






 

The Mister drinks lemon water out of one of these all day long.
Fun fact:  he knows every rest stop within a 60-mile radius.








I think that I talked about these Airpods before.  
The Mister uses them to work out and really likes them.







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This telephoto lens for the iPhone is for the guy who is channeling his inner James Bond.  
Or the president of the Neighborhood Watch Committee.  
Whichever comes first.





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This book would be a nice gift for the son who is leaving the nest and moving into his own pad.  

Or for the husband who needs to start pulling his weight.






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I love the description on the cover... clean food for people who like to eat dirty.  

It feels dirty just typing it.






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This manly cookbook would be an ingenious gift for the hubby that uses every pot and pan in the house.

Maybe he'll get the hint.
Then again, maybe not.




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This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the guy who is the party animal of the family.





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For the guy who enjoys cooking and has the scars to prove it, I'm sure that these oven gloves would be appreciated.





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This nifty grill brush is for the guy like mine, whose grill is cleaner than my closet. 





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This microwavable popcorn popper is for the single guy who has no interest in cooking but likes to entertain in style.





For the traveling man...




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For the guy who is carrying his wife's bags, a backpack with a charger and loads of compartments including a sleeve for his computer.

Yup, you guessed it. 
This is the Mister's link. 





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Is his Dopp kit falling apart?
Is it smeared with toothpaste and shave cream?
How about a pretty new leather one?





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This keychain is ideal for the guy who never has cash for tips. You can fill it with ones and drop it into his stocking.

It would also be a clever idea for the woman who frequents the Chippendales shows.






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For the guy who calls twice a month from an out-of-town meeting to have you Fed Ex his glasses/contacts, he can keep this nifty kit in his travel bag.







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For the man who collects stamps on his passport like you collect points at Sephora.





For the handyman...



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This is a 7-in-1 survival tool for the guy who would rather spend the night in a tent than a Four Seasons






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If a gallery wall is on your bucket list for 2018, your man may need this.  






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When your man finishes his project, do you find more nails on your floor than in your wall?






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This is another one of the Mister's links.
I have no idea what this is or what it does. 
I don't really care, either.






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This is a gift for the young man who needs some inspiration.  






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And just in case he needs the perfect outfit to pop the question...


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In the event that Harvey Weinstein or Matt Lauer's names pop up on your shopping list, a little something to fill their newfound spare time.




Until next time...









Who wore it best?
Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Katie
    This is an awesome list! I did not know I could get a leather bad for the apple watch! That's a game changer!
    I can't believe Christmas is in two weeks! Colorado needs snow! It feels more like spring! Love the list need to scroll back up to revisit! Enjoy your Sunday! laura

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  2. Wow! Good list ms Katie! Just feathered my amazon pot a lil more. Totally understand the dilemma of How can you buy them a gift when they immediately go out and get what they want, when they want it. I’ve got 4 if those...
    Enjoy your alone time! I’ve git friends who have been stuck in atlanta since thurs with NO luggage. Eeek

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  3. These are such great ideas. I'm finished with my Christmas shopping, but will bookmark this for Father's Day. Have a good weekend!

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  4. Chowdah wore it best. Don't feel bad, my girls (same ages as yours) only want money too. Happy Holidays!🎄

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  5. I will be visiting a couple of these links! Thanks for the great ideas....and I hope no one shows up in a suit like that last one! Whew!! Puts ugly sweaters to shame! LOL

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  6. These are great ideas! My husband and sons would agree with several of these. The magnetic cuff is pretty brilliant..you have to admit. My husband is pretty much blind and when he drops something it is lost! This would actually help. :)

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  7. Well, going to have to check out a few of these as my Hubby is the hardest man to buy for on the face of this earth. If he wants it, he just goes and gets it and leaves nothing for us to give him. So, he's just liable to not have a thing under the tree this year. :o)) Happy new week!

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  8. Thanks for the list. I've got a couple of more ideas for my mister's stocking. 😋

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  9. Great minds think alike. I have been on Amazon this month searching and purchasing (for the men in my life) a Dopp kit, passport holder, Apple watch band, light jackets and tools. Love love my Apple watch too!

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  10. Thanks for the list. And some chuckles! Last week I bought a few of those Yeti's for friends. They are great.

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  11. It is always a struggle to find some things for Marvin. Thanks for giving me a few ideas. That suit is going to look great on him come Christmas morning.:)

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  12. I spy stocking stuffers! Thanks Katie, a great gift suggestion list. Have a great week.

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  13. My husband used to always buy himself the perfect gift right before Xmas, so frustrating! I have been debating about the apple watch...lots of great manly stuff here~ so far all I've bought is a scrubbing brush for washing your car rims, because my husband is also a neat/clean freak...so difficult for us creative types :)
    Jenna

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  14. Love the list! My daughter's beau will get something other than a bottle of bourbon this year! The puppies look fab!

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  15. Great list, and not just for the guys either! I saw a set of identical triplets on a Today show segment last week, and all 3 DNA kits they tried had the same (accurate) results for each of the triplets, even though they mailed them each separately (different names). Those things apparently really work!

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  16. Katie, this is such a comprehensive list, and I love it! That Apple Watch band is very neat....it might appear in Mr. Sketchy Reader's stocking!

    Thanks again. You rock out loud!

    xo,
    RJ

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  17. This is a great list. Wife and mother to 2 sons, there was something for everyone on this list. Thanks to you and your Mister.
    xo
    Karen

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  18. I BOUGHT THE CHRISTMAS SUITS for the SONS!
    ONE IN GREEN the other in RED!!!!!!!!!
    LET's SEE IF I CAN GT A PHOTO!!!!!!!!!
    XX

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  19. Our guys really do have it all...and still end up finding more stuff they need! AND they never wait until a gift giving opportunity do they? So I'm torn between the wrist screw holder and the pjs. When we lived in a turn of the century home...he could of worn both at the same time.-Laurel
    llb@littleblackdomicile.com

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  20. Hi Katie, lots of good ideas! Unfortunately we're not exchanging gifts this year, but if we were, I'd certainly look at some of Mister's ideas.

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  21. I've been fussing and stewing over what to get Burt this year and you've absolutely come to the rescue. That wrist tool belt is the PERFECT ticket, Sis. Thank you. Now if he can just manage to not take out an eye as he reaches for his sandwich while working, all will be well.

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  22. You should be a personal shopper!! I think you would be perfect at it!!

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  23. I loved this list, Katie, and laughed my way through it. Love the wrist tool belt--now if my hero would only TRY to do something construction-wise. On second thought that would make a good gift for myself. I really did see some neat things here..but...I will leave the Christmas suit so that there are plenty of them for the other buyers.

    Have a GREAT week-xo Diana

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  24. Concerned your Mister and my Mister may be one in the same! Mine travels so frequently I’m suspicious he has second family tucked away somewhere. But, seriously . . . my Mister would love ALL your Misters suggestions. Sadly, he’s not patient and purchases all these gadgets before I have a chance to . . . he’ll have to be happy with his West Coast super model/trophy wife! Merry Christmas!

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  25. Guys, Schmuys! I want the DNA kit for me! And really, there are so manyt hings there that go both ways. I'll have to run this one by Rick and see if anything hits. He's being very elusive.

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  26. Great ideas because my darling has a birthday and Christmas in the same week! Yikes! He already has the Christmas suit, believe it or not, (in green), but I like the travel vest idea very much. Merry - Merry!

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  27. Now if I only had a Man I would buy him something off that list LOL

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  28. Ha - not only are these funny but you really gave some great ideas! My husband dirties every pot in the house when he cooks and then leaves them in the sink to "soak"...Is there a book for the husband who forgets to wipe the counter too?...
    Shelley

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