The Guy’s Gift List


Yes, Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to start making a list of all the things you need (and hope to receive) this holiday season. The key to success? A balance of needs and wants. Here are four (realistic-ish) suggestions to get you started on the ultimate gift list:

Practical Picks:

The Perfect Tie
Getting a tie might sound as bad as receiving socks, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you have to wear one every day or reserve them for special occasions only, both reasons call for a great tie that makes you feel like a million bucks. So make sure you ask for one – or a few – that you really want to wear (and make sure you are specific so you don’t end up with another of the reindeer variety).

Grill It
What better way to get excited for next summer than grill gear? To double your chances of actually getting a grill this holiday season, ask for a portable one that boasts a smaller price tag and more versatility. It’s the perfect choice for the griller who likes to BBQ in the backyard, on the beach, in the woods, or on a road trip.

Want, Want, Want:

Bond, James Bond
James Bond, well, anything. Every guy has a secret desire to take after the legend, so why not take advantage of all the impeccable merchandise being released this year? For a subtle integration of your favorite spy, opt for Bond-themed cuff links or, if you’re a proud fan, request a vintage Goldeneye movie poster to add a bit of that 007 vibe to your everyday life.

Massage Chair
So, maybe not a practical choice, but it’s totally a necessary one. We’ve all spent hours in the mall relaxing in that floor-model massage chair and believe it was the best invention, ever. So add it to your list and have the convenience of its relaxing powers at your fingertips morning, noon, and night.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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November 27, 2012