What do you get the guy who has everything? Well, we have a few ideas up our sleeves. From designer iPad cases, to guy-friendly grooming products, there are plenty of ways to wow your favorite fashion-forward man. We found 15 perfect pieces that will make any fashionisto’s jaw drop, no matter your price range. Check them out below, and happy shopping!
Scrabble may be 64 years old, but you can show your love for the classic board game with these new accessories and modern variations of the original game.
Scrabble Fridge Magnets: Keep important papers top of mind with these simple tile magnets to use on your fridge, $11.49.
Scrabble Coaster Set: Protect a table from liquid rings and remember which drink belongs to each person at a dinner party with these letter tile coasters, $15.
Scrabble Tile Mug: Drink your morning cup o’ joe from this ceramic coffee mug, wrapped in the classic board game, $11.50.
Scrabble Slam: This version of Scrabble may look completely different, but it’s a great version (and maybe even more fun!) that’s particularly good for kids that should be on the packing list for a family vacation, $5.95.
Custom Scrabble Letters Desk Sign: Spell out a coworker’s name or initials on this custom sign for a desk or bookshelf, $8.
Words with Friends Board Game: The popular online/mobile app has been made into a physical board game with minimal differences to Scrabble (It has 104 tiles vs. Scrabble’s 100), $15.
Is That a Word? From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble: For people who choose to play the game with a guide by their side, this handy book offers smart tips for getting the most points out of your tiles, suggests which proper names are fair game and much more, $18.95.
Scrabble Dictionary: This handheld device stores more than 100,000 words approved for play by the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, $59.99.
Scrabble Letter Decorative Pillows: Choose letters that have particular meaning or form an entire word. Either way, you'll rack up major points with this gift, $59.
Scrabble Cufflinks: Any true scrabble fan will love a pair of personalized initial cufflinks made from travel-sized Scrabble tiles, $19.99.
During the holiday season, many people find themselves invited to stay over with friend at their childhood home for for an extended stay with a boyfriend or girlfriend’s family. We've all been there, and if the occasion hasn't come up already...it will! There’s nothing more important than making a fabulous first impression. Here are some great picks that will have any hostess itching for you to visit again!
A Hip Candle
A Food Gift
Present your host with a gift unique to your hometown or state. If you live in New York City, a box of macarons from Ladurée (the French patisserie’s only U.S. store) is a chic treat for any host ($2.70 per piece). If you hail from the South, bringing stone-ground grits from regional favorite Falls Mill will set the tone for a delicious breakfast ($8 for 5 lbs.). Pralines from New Orleans, pistachios from California, and Maytag Blue Cheese from Iowa are all fantastic options…get creative with your idea!
A Gift for The Home
Without knowing someone’s décor or taste, think neural if you decide to go with a decorative item. A beautiful coffee table book, Turkish cotton dishtowels for the kitchen, monogrammed cocktail napkins or a soft cashmere throw for a sofa or screened porch are quick and easy go-to’s to snag before traveling!
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift to give your hostess or a chic thank you for a weekend stay, this list will do the trick! But don't forget a handwritten thank you note on exquisite cotton paper...a little bit goes a long way!
Homemade is where the heart is. Homemade gifts can save money, but be sure to keep it classy, while adding a personal touch and showing a thoughtful gesture. For some helpful suggestions, see our article on homemade gifts.
Fight boredom with board games. Most board games cost under $20 but provide a lifetime of enjoyment. They are great way to pass the time and break the ice among family and friends.
Pamper them with presents. Some of the nicest gifts are those that help us relax, but we might otherwise not buy for ourselves. Soaps and bath items can be inexpensive when bought in bulk at gift shops and divided up as gifts for several friends. Super soft socks, flannel pajamas, or cushy slippers can be under $20 dollars, but make that special someone feel like a million bucks.
Shop the deals. They call it Black Friday for reason. Hunting for deep discounts is a great way to keep your check book in the black. Make use of store websites to compare prices and if it’s cheaper to buy online, try to find free shipping.
Stay Local. Consider buying from Mom-and-Pop shops, where giving one reasonably-priced signature piece gift, like a hand-crafted Christmas ornament, can look more thoughtful than giving many higher-priced gifts.
Find designer on a dime. On the other hand, many bigger retail stores, like Target or TJ Maxx, sell decorative designer household items that are discounted off the original price. Search these stores for kitchen items like pot holders, printed oven mitts, coasters, and cutting boards.
- Consider re-gifting. Though it was once considered taboo, re-gifting items that you received but never used is now thought of as an environmentally and budget conscious way to save money during the holidays. Some items ideal for re-gifting include bottles of wine and champagne, or books that you haven’t read but might be better suited for its new recipient. Just be sure to research a few re-gifting do’s and don’ts—and always keep track of who gave you the gift first to avoid giving offense.