Holiday Gift Guide 2010: For the Dudes

Hi friends 😀 Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a great morning so far.

It’s Cyber Monday!!! Are you online shopping today? You can bet your booty I am 🙂


With the amazing response to last week’s holiday gift guide, I received quite a few requests for gift ideas for guys.IMG00134-20100327-1303

(He flies a plane AND picks fresh vegetables. Swoon)

Here ya go, dudes 🙂

For the Fitnessisto (heh heh): 


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1. Sport headphones

2. Metal Vent Tech

3. Insanity workout (read my review *here*- bonus: you can participate or stare at the Shaun T eye candy)

4. Dumbbells

5. New workout shoes, a new iPod, a lightweight sports jacket from Nike or lululemon

For the Foodie:

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1. Any Bobby Flay cookbook (The Mesa one is my fave)

2. Monogrammed grill tools

3. Smoker, BBQ and Grill

4. Customized chocolate

5. Winebreather decanter

For the AnyDude:

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1. Playstation Move

2. Amazon Kindle (I’m in love with my Kindle!! It’s seriously one of my favorite gifts)

3. Essential Long Sleeve (made with Pima cotton- so soft and comfy, it’s kinda ridiculous)

4.Mustache beer mugs

5. Tickets to see his favorite comedian

6. Season Blue-ray sets of his favorite show, Netflix subscription

For Sylish Guys:

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1. Cologne is always a good choice- Armani code is one of my all-time favorite man smells 🙂

2. New tie

3. Designer jeans (7s are mine and the Pilot’s denim of choice)

4. Faux leather jacket


Hope you guys find some good gift ideas in there 🙂 Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

If you’re doing the “one for them, one for me” kind of shopping that I do, today is the last day to get a sick deal on the Core bag and use the code “FREESHIP50” for free shipping on orders over $50 (Garlic Gold, Sun Warrior- I’ll post the link to the promo here when I get it-, Vitamix, etc).

Have a great day! See ya later this afternoon <3



Is your man hard to shop for or easy to shop for? Any other great guy gift ideas?

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  1. Georgie @ Georgie Goes Healthy on November 29, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Those gifts are great! I think this year we are getting my dad gift certificates to two restaurants he has never tried – I love getting people Christmas presents for activities (a weekend away for my parents, tickets to a play, a concert, or restaurants!) I think I am going to get my brother one of those Kurig individual coffee makers (hopefully today on cyber monday) 🙂

  2. Heather on November 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

    All of these gifts are GREAT ideas, Gina!

    I bought my boyfriend moustache band-aids as part of his gift last year from Urban Outfitters. I was trying to show my support for his participation in moustache March (this is typically when I nag him about how much I loathe the creepy moustache). He got a huge kick out of it!

  3. Faith @ lovelyascharged on November 29, 2010 at 8:22 am

    This was great! I always have such a hard time shopping for guys – ANY guys – because with a girl you can grab a lotion or a candle and call it a day if you get stuck but with a guy it’s FAR worse!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 29, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I always get my brothers cookbooks – they love it!

  5. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 29, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Great gift ideas Gina! I’m a single lady at the moment but I think all guys would look SO much more attractive if you did their wardrobe shopping for them! 😉

  6. Laury @ thefitnessdish on November 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Great gift ideas!! My husband is the TOUGHEST person to shop for on the planet. I can’t buy him clothes because he’s a really tough fit, so I always have to bring him shopping (no fun when I want to surprise him). My brothers on the other hand, easy breezy…I will look into some of these gifts! I LOVE Cyber Monday!!!

  7. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on November 29, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I usually just cook special dishes for my man – he insists that’s all he wants from me! I do have trouble finding the right gifts for my brother-in-law and father though!

  8. Allison @ Food for Healing on November 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

    my boyfriend is the hardest to shop for because he doesnt really need much or even want much, so that makes it the most difficult.

  9. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on November 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Guys are always the hardest to shop for in my opinion. What great gift ideas. I’m shocked you were able to come up with so many! I could never have done that.

  10. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on November 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

    My man loves tech stuff, which means I always know what he wants but I can’t afford it. If only he loved clothes!

  11. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 29, 2010 at 9:16 am

    What great ideas! I’ll be looking into some of those!

  12. Amanda (Eating Up) on November 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Concert tickets are a good idea too! They just are a little tricky to plan because you need to make sure he’s free the night of the show.

  13. skinnyrunner on November 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

    im definitely doing some cyber monday shopping today but its at which means its more for me than the boy…

  14. Jackie (ananda prana) on November 29, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I’ve done the Netflix gift before – perfect!! I’ve also done the SONY alarm clock that has an iPod dock. It was a hit 😉

  15. lindsey on November 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    My husband is hard to shop for. He isn’t picky at all, but we’re at the time in our lives that if we need something, we just go buy it. i do have quite the wishlist for him, though – including all of the seasons of dexter and the novel that it was based on. i love the lulu for men stuff!

  16. Christin@purplebirdblog on November 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Nice ideas! My guy is pretty easy to shop for. If it has bacon or University of Texas associated with it, it’s a big hit! 🙂

  17. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on November 29, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I’ve been thinking of getting my BF the exact dumbbells!

  18. Shanna @ Shanna LIke Banana on November 29, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Faboosh ideas for the boys!

    My hubby likes Diesel jeans…but I’m a big fan of 7’s on guys!

  19. Moni'sMeals on November 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Thanks Gina, Great ideas!

    I always get DVD’s or Best Buy cards, you just can’t go wrong. 🙂

  20. fittingbackin on November 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Wonderful roundup!! I like 7’s on Austin too – and he has a great pair of Joe’s and AG’s (which cracked me up when he came home with those!).

    I like the ideas a lot -those beer mugs are TOO much! Hilarious!

  21. Joanna on November 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the Ideas!

    My FAV thing this season that I found (We gave them to our groomsmen last month) are X-box button cufflinks. If you haven’t already, check for AWESOME homemade things!

  22. grocery goddess jen on November 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My man’s not too hard to shop for…he’s more of an outdoorsy guy. A few years ago I got him an iPod, so that went over really well. Anything that has to do with Patagonia or iTunes usually works for him 🙂

  23. Paige @Running Around Normal on November 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I’m SO going to get Shane the BoFlex Select tech weights!! And maybe use them myself 😉

  24. Ali @ Ali on the Run on November 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    You forgot about the Shake Weight for Men! Hehe. I kid, I kid. Great list!

  25. Clare @ Fitting It All In on November 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Hard to clothing shop for my guy – he is a goodwill loyalist! But something related to his favorite sports teams or TV shows usually works!

  26. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on November 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Great suggestions, Gina!

    I love Armani Black Code for men. I actually love most Armani scents for women or men. Something about Gorgio’s blends work for me I guess 🙂

    And the dumbbells. I have thought about getting those before to pimp out my at-home workout area but have never splurged for them.

    My hubs and my dad are soooo hard to buy for that I am always stumped. But Scott and I don’t really exchange gifts anymore; instead we take a big trip together, so it’s not as much of a biggie anymore that I am still always stumped 12 Chanukah’s and holiday seasons later!

  27. Ali on November 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I love this list. My boyfriend is so hard to buy for…I have seriously been struggling to find him any presents. But I definitely think the workout stuff will work!

  28. LisaG on November 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    A gift card for REI or Cabela’s. A coffee card or coffee of the month. Great list.

  29. gretchen on November 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Is your man a pilot? Mine is a private pilot! I wanted to get him some airplane cuff links for xmas 😛

  30. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on November 30, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Great ideas! This year I don’t have a manfriend to buy for, which is actually a bit of a relief, but this is SUCH a great gift guide!

  31. Caitlin on December 11, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Do you have any gift ideas for guys who are about to be deployed? My BF is a Marine and is being depolyed January 2nd. He can’t take much stuff but I still want to get him something that he can take with him while he is gone. If you have any great ideas, let me know :)! Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on December 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      make a photo book and hide it in his stuff before he leaves. movies and cds are good ideas too 🙂

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