Gifts for Him 2012

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Gifts for Him 2012
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Buying gifts for the men in your life can be pretty intimidating. Does your dad really need another pajama set? Does your husband actually want a new tie? When time starts running out, you might be tempted to give up and get the unimpressive, anti-climactic gift card. Not this year! We’ve put together a more thoughtful list that you can tailor to your special guy’s personality.

Brewsky for the "Bro" in Your Life
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Brewsky for the "Bro" in Your Life

If your favorite dude has a taste for beer, why not give him the gift that lasts a whole year? Buy membership for a Beer of the Month Club! A Beer of the Month membership typically includes a variety of hand-crafted artisan beers delivered straight to your home. Different clubs offer different package deals, so research before you buy the membership. No matter which you choose, you are sure to give him quality, variety and a reason every month to celebrate.

Tech Toys for Your Geeky Guy
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Tech Toys for Your Geeky Guy

If he is big on the latest technology, a not-so-common tech toy may put a silly grin on his face. We've compiled a list of eleven off-the-wall gifts for techies that are sure to wow. If he’s a gamer, a Portal 2 Miniature Replica Portal Gun may be the coolest thing he wishes he bought himself earlier. Or if music is his thing, the new Zik Headphones pack more than meets the eye.

Related: Browse through Tech Toys for Grownups

Pampered and Pleasantly Surprised
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Pampered and Pleasantly Surprised

Women know that not every cosmetic product is made the same and skin can be too sensitive to deal with harsh chemicals and bristles every day. Take the natural route and purchase him a new shaving kit so he can start treating his skin with respect. Grooming is just as important to men as it is to women, so give him real quality creams and fine hair brushes so that he can look forward to maintaining smooth, silky skin. If he's got a special lady in his life, she'll love this gift, too!

Take Him Out to the Ball Game
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Take Him Out to the Ball Game

A die-hard sports fan is dedicated to his team no matter what, and any sports gift--big or small--will make him ecstatic. If you have a large budget, treat him to a full-fanatics package, with season tickets and a new jersey. Or if your budget is limited, opt for single game tickets or fun memorabilia to stuff into his stocking--the team gnome is always a hit.

iCarry It Everywhere
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iCarry It Everywhere

What are the three things he can never leave the house without? Chances are one of them is a smart phone. Jump on the specialized phone cover bandwagon and give him a gift that he will carry with him every day! Whether it’s got a picture of your family, his playful pup, or the picture you two took while on vacation, he is sure to love a one-of-a-kind customized phone cover. This gift is especially great for dads who can have his crazy kids in a pic everywhere he goes!

Adventerous Trip for Two
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Adventerous Trip for Two

It’s not just ladies who like weekend getaways. Plan a winter wonderland escape with ski lift passes and private lessons together for a trip he won’t forget. Or if skiing isn't his thing, plan a weekend fishing or camping getaway. Experiencing something together makes the trip that much more special.

Musical Memories
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Musical Memories

If you are confident about his taste in music, look for tickets to an upcoming concert. You can take the safe route and buy a pair to see one of his favorite artists, or be a bit more adventurous and pick a lesser-known musician in one of his preferred genres. Don't worry about scoring front-row seats; just the experience of being there with the band will be meaningful for him. An alternative to concert tickets is tickets to an upcoming play, musical or comedy show.

Appeal to His Softer Side
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Appeal to His Softer Side

If you're on a tight budget, a DIY fleece tied blanket is always a hit. Head to your local fabric store to pick out fleece that matches his personality. Most stores carry fleece printed in many patterns, and sometimes even with team logos. Make sure you buy enough fabric (at least four yards) for a big throw. And when he opens his present, let him know that you made it yourself--he'll appreciate all of the hard work.

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