Gifts Ideas for Guys

I always have a few people on my list that I have issues finding the perfect present for every year when Christmas rolls around. Don’t we all though?  These people just happen to be the special guys in my life but will never throw me a bone and give me a legit hint.  This year I’m curbing my spending but still putting a smile on their faces this holiday season.  Oh yeah, sorry Dad, I’m so not getting you vacation to Costa Rica!


Guy #1: The Young Professional

My first hard to buy for individual is a twenty-something young professional that often travels for work. He is always on & off trains as he goes to his conferences as he is constantly connected to his mobile device of the minute. He may have the work thing down but this one doesn't cook doesn't clean. I'm surprised he knows how to iron most days.

The only gifts he's ever requested from me were food & a maid. I won't wrap up pasta & a cleaning service is out of my budget. In the past I've gotten this guy gift cards from The Plastic Jungle.  This discount gift card site offers cards ranging from Burberry to Bass Pro Shop to the Cheescake Factory. This guy can buy what he needs from some of his favorite stores when he needs it. Also, who doesn't love free shipping? All cards ship for free from the Plastic Jungle.

Guy #2: Workaholic Single Dad

Guy number two is a thirty something workaholic single dad who always has caffeine flowing through his veins. He buys the necessities for life but rarely ever splurges on the little things.

COFFEE! Indulge this one in some good coffee that he can brew at home before going off to work or doing daddy duty. Enjoying a delicious cup of coffee every morning is a must to most but a luxury to this guy. Check out coupons for Coffee For Less for some great deals on different types of coffees, and brewing machines.

Feel like supporting a small business this year and buying a great gift? One of my personal favorite coffee brands is New Harvest Coffee. They are a Rhode Island based company with delicious blends and great gift ideas for the coffee addict in your life.  A Coffee Club Subscription from New Harvest is a Great Gift.

Guy #3: The Sports Enthusiast

Number three is the sports buff. Do not bother calling him when it's game day because he's not picking up his phone.  He is a lover of all sports. I've even caught him watching curling during the last winter Olympics.

Hockey seems to hold a special place in his heart and there are some good deals at the Official NHL Store. Here you are able to shop by team as well as specific players to get great collectibles, or apparel.  If hockey isn't the sport he loves, you could try the official stores for the NBA, Major League Baseball, Nascar or the NFL.  If you're looking for sporting event tickets try Stub Hub for amazing prices on tickets.

Guy #4: The Geek

Who doesn't love a geek? I love my geek! I can't deal with trying to find another book he hasn't read or a DVD he hasn't watched on the American Revolution or something like that.

Instead of buying him yet ANOTHER book this year I decided to order him a few prints of historic American events from The Founders of America. This site is a great go to for those whom love American history and own too many books. Check out Frames Direct for great deals on picture frames to put those prints in.

Guy #5: The Runner

Difficult individual number 5 is an obsessive runner. We all know one. They will run when it's below freezing or 100 degrees with 100% humidity. My special runner loves to splurge on the sneakers but never has work out clothing to be safe out door. With the cold weather here it is sad to see the same set of worn out sweats thrown on daily.

Since there are a lot of great promotions going on why not get your runner some items that will keep he/she warm and dry all winter long.  Under Armour has great apparel for the cold weather season. Right now they have $15 off select fitted cold weather gear and gift under $50. Also take advantage of the free shipping on orders $75 or more. See all current Under Armour coupons.

Road Runner Sports is a go to for many runners needs. This site contains everything from apparel to nutrition to watches. My runner has ordered items off this site many of times & this year I think I'll order traction safety for sneakers so I don't have to hide his sneakers every time I hear the weather person talk about black ice. To help with your purchase check out the current Road Runner coupons.

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