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Gifts ideas for husbands, boyfriends

December 3rd, 2012

By Brittany Anas

For the guys who have enough ties from holidays past, try out a different gift-giving strategy this year. (And, perhaps get him a motorized tie organizer from Brookstone that can hold up to 54 ties and four belts).

As you’re shopping for your husband or boyfriend this holiday season, think about what he enjoys to do during his time off and rally around that theme to create a gift package. For example, you can pair experiences with clothes and gear or equipment.

Here’s a gift guide broken down by hobbies and interests.

If he’s a sports lover … 

Surprise him with game tickets for his favorite football or basketball team. So that he can have something to open on Christmas day, buy him a T-shirt, sweatshirt or hat with his team’s logo. You can stuff the game day tickets in his stocking or tuck them in with the team apparel. For the super fan, the NBA store has lots of goodies for his man cave like a autographed basketballs from legends like Magic Johnson or cabinet-style dart sets.

If he’s outdoorsy … 

Consider booking him a mancation so he and his friends can go on a hunting adventure. Or, book a weekend for the two of you at a mountain lodge so you can go skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing together. Help him stock up on some cold-weather gear, like RedHead extreme cold socks from Bass Pro Shops that are insulated and good to wear with hunting boots.

If he’s a grill master … 

Flatter him with an apron, err … man bib from Zazzle. Buy him some new marinades, like honey bacon BBQ or creole garlic from Bass Pro Shops. Beef it up with the “tasteful gift combo” from Omaha Steaks that comes with filet mignon, top sirloin, pork chops, baked potatoes and lava cakes.

If he’s a music lover …

Buy him concert tickets. Get him a subscription to “Rolling Stone” magazine. Shop for a music box set at Barnes & Noble. Buy him a band T-shirt. Junk Food Clothing Co. has a huge selection of rock ‘n roll T-shirts.

If he’s a movie buff … 

Buy him tickets to a local film festival or an artsy theater nearby or get him a subscription to Netflix. Pair it with an at-home popcorn maker, like this one from Brookstone, and different salts.

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Brittany Anas is a newspaper reporter, which she says is basically like going on a professional scavenger hunt every day. She became hooked on fashion in the early 1990s when her mom sewed her a pair of MC Hammer pants and matching headband. Brittany lives in Denver, Colorado and loves spending time with her southern gentleman of a boyfriend and their pot-belly pig-gremlin mix that the rescue organization described as a “Boston Terrier.” She fancies polka dots, Detroit Pistons basketball and brunch. Brittany blogs at and Twitters from @BrittanyAnas. Find her on Pinterest or ping her on Google+.

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