Top 10 Gifts for Boyfriends
Let's be honest. You're not just looking for a gift for him. You're looking for that expression on his face when he realizes you're the best girlfriend ever! You want the warm smile, the thank you hug and perhaps even a kiss...or more?
What does it take to garner that kind of reaction? It's going to require something more than that tie-and-socks combo gift set, we can tell you that. But fear not: when it comes to uncommon gifts, we've got you covered.
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I'm Nuts About You Keychain
If your man is the kind who'll fix anything in your car or your house when you ask him to, it's obvious he's crazy about you: Now you can let him know the feeling is mutual. This silver and gold plated hardware has a brass key ring and arrives in an "I'm nuts about you" gift box. Hand assembled in the USA.
Salt of the World
It turns out that variety really is the spice of life, and that holds true even for salt. Foodies know there's more to this essential mineral than you can find in your average saltshaker, and that salt from around the world actually comes in an astonishing variety of colors, textures and flavors.
Aurora Borealils Sand Art
Calming as the sky on a long winter's night, this sand window offers the weary eye an ever-changing view. Multicolored sand and water are sealed in a wooden frame, with the northern lights in a midnight sky printed behind them. Rotate the glass, and enjoy the sight of the sand swirling and shifting into clouds and landscapes, glaciers and mountains of intricate lines and patterns. Created by Klaus Bosch and handmade in Austria.
Spark Plug Plane Paperweight
Whether it lands in the hands of the person manning the cockpit of your company or the handyman or woman who always knows how to keep your household running, Brian Mock's industrial paperweight provides a clever way to show how much you appreciate everything they do. Recycled spark plugs, butter knives, nut and bolts are welded together into the iconic shape of an airplane, giving this delightful mini-sculpture the power to take off with the conversation as it taxis around your desk, workshop or toolshed. Handmade in Beaverton, Oregon.
Stoneware Sprocket Growler
For beer enthusiasts, growlers bridge the gap between the tap and their table. The refillable half-gallon jugs allow brethren of the brew to roll up to their favorite brewery or artisanal shop, get a tap-fresh flagon, and enjoy their specialty pints of the good stuff in the comfort of their own homes. When poured days later, these hoppy suds taste just as crisp, and generously sized growlers help extend the amount of time drinkers can savor seasonal, limited edition, or just tap-only brews.
Bicycle Tumblers - Set of 8
Take all-occasion glassware on a tour de style with these statement-making tumblers. Bold bicycle silhouettes are screen printed directly onto these glasses using a special ink that cross bonds with the surface, making them dishwasher safe and durable enough to be a part of your daily cycle. Comes in a set of 8 bold colors: green, navy blue, orange, white, turquoise, yellow, red and purple. Glasses made in Louisiana. Printed in Denver, Colorado.
Working Man's Hygiene Kit
This all-natural set was created by a mechanic who let his dirty, damaged paws drive his inspiration to design products for dudes. The manly salves, scrubs and balms included are specially made to meet the needs of the working man. From soothing sore feet, to healing cracked lips and knuckles, to buffing the dickens out of dry skin, this kit goes beyond simple cleansers to get the job done. Handmade in the USA.
The Makey Makey is a brilliantly simple way of getting anyone (young or old) excited about electronics. It contains three basic elements: the Makey Makey circuit board; alligator clips, to connect the board to everyday objects; and a USB cable, to connect with any computer. That combination allows you to transform almost anything into a "key" that tells your computer what to do, whether that's typing a letter or controlling a game character.
Gentleman's Card Deck
Look to the aces for the proper way to enjoy a cigar or that glass of top-shelf whiskey, the 10 of diamonds for how to tie a proper Windsor Knot, and consult the king of clovers for advice regarding what may well be the most fearsome task of all: meeting your future in-laws. Featuring 52 hints, cues, guides, and aids, this cheeky set is the ideal gift to woo that mild-mannered mister in your life. Printed on 350gsm matte-finish cardstock, and enclosed in a black foil-stamped chipbox. Made in China.
Bike Tube Belt
Retired bike gear goes off-roading in this quality-crafted, buckle-and-belt duo. Handmade of recycled bike chains, Trent Stocking's industrial, stacked buckle gives this sleek bike inner tube belt an edgy focal point. The inner tube's surface still possesses the stretch and durability necessary for a life on the road, but it also has the suppleness of a classic, leather belt, adding a bit of street style to your ensemble whenever you cinch up your pants. Made in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.