I'm not a procrastinator. I already have gifts purchased and wrapped for Christmas 2015. Yet here it is February 10th and I haven't given you any of the date or gift ideas for men that I promised. Without further ado let's jump right in.
I've compiled some of my favorite man approved gifts into a list below. Everything is available though Amazon Prime as of the publishing of this article so you still have time to purchase.
Instead of yet another flask for your beverage lovin' man try one of the options below:
The Rabbit Wine Trek Portable Bottle Cooler is a foam insulator with a freezer insert that not only cools your wine bottle but protects it as well. If you frequent BYOB events this little baby is super handy. We've taken ours to outdoor concerts, bonfires and picnics and more. You can rest this on the floorboard and it will keep the bottle clean and your hands empty. If you carry it in a tote bag or backpack the surrounding items will not be dampened by condensation.
Hydro Flask makes a variety of water bottles that double as beer growlers meaning your man can use this everyday. He can take water to the gym or on a hike or fill it with beer while he mows the lawn and watches the game. Your regular outdoor or fitness water bottles aren't suitable for beer, but this one can be taken to the brew pub and filled with something special.
If you have a tech guy or a man on the go:
The Anker 5-Port Speed Charger can be plugged into a USB port or a wall and rapidly charges a variety of devices. This means he can charge all (or most of) his devices at once while freeing up space on the desk or nightstand. It's small enough to be kept in a suitcase or laptop bag as well. No more choosing between unplugging the lamp or alarm clock to make room by his bed at home or hotel. (My OnePlus One phone charges in roughly one hour!)Amazon Fire Stick "connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of movies and TV episodes, voice search that actually works, and exclusive features like ASAP and Prime Music, Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games, and more." Plus it can easily be moved between any TVs with HDMI ports. Plus it's itty bitty! This means you can easily take it from home and use it on vacation. Don't get snowed in at the cabin without Netflix!
King Of Tokoyo may be listed ages 10 and up but it's a rare family appropriate game that is actually fun for adults. Moreover, you can play with as few as 2 people or as many as six. This fasted paced dice and card game has a nerdy monster-movie vibe and fosters fierce competition. I've played this game with literal brain surgeons and rocket scientists (I have some freakin' cool friends) and no one has disliked it. This top award winner has become easily the most requested table game at our social gatherings.
If you aren't yet familiar with Cards Against Humanity it's a raunchy best-selling social game that you can't stop after just one round. Luckily, if you play through the whole box in one night expansion packs are available for only $10.
If video games are more his speed I recommend the Jack Pack from Jackbox Games which is purchased right through his gaming device (PS3, PS4, XBox One, PC and limited Amazon TV access). The Jack Pack offers a variety of games that can be played alone or up to 100 players. With 5 games to choose from you're sure to find several you can agree on. Favorites include the classic You Don't Know Jack and new additions Drawful and Fibbage.
For more information on any of the games mentioned check out the YouTube Channels "Let's Play" and "BoardGameGeekTV."
I hope this gets you off to a good start. Everything I mentioned is in the $25-50 range. What are you getting your man? Share in the comments below.
(Side Note: Forgive any errors, this has not been edited.)