It’s the last day of January, which means Valentine’s Day is fast upon us (it also means my “baby sister” is 30! Happy birthday, Allie!). Yesterday, I posted a Valentine’s Day gift guide for the ladies in your life (including yourself!). Today, I’ve got the dudes covered. Keep reading for some great gift ideas for the guy(s) you love.
Cards Against Humanity
If he likes the game “Apples to Apples” — and who doesn’t love that game? — and he has a bawdy/subversive sense of humor, he will LOVE “Cards Against Humanity,” also known as “dirty ‘Apples to Apples.'” With answer cards that say things like, “Lockjaw,” “Lumberjack Fantasies,” and “Getting so angry that you pop a boner,” this is probably not the kind of card game you’d want to play with Grandma, but play with your most derelict friends and a good time will be had by all.
Glenrothes Scotch “1995”
Men love scotch, it’s a proven fact. And this scotch is fancy enough that he probably wouldn’t buy it for himself on a random Thursday, but not so fancy that you won’t be able to afford your latté fix after purchasing it.
The Onion Book of Knowledge
If your guy is a fan of the comedy channel, prefers Letterman over Leno, and likes all things trivia, get him this book immediately.
Ozone Design Socks
I got these socks for Drew for Christmas and I’m not kidding when I saw they are among his favorite gifts ever, and I’ve gotten him some good gifts over the years, so these socks must be really something.
Searching for Sugar Man Soundtrack
In the late 60s two hotshot producers discovered a Detroit musician named Rodriguez whom they believed would become a huge star. But his album totally bombed and he disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording turned up in apartheid South Africa and made Rodriguez a phenomenon there. “Searching for Sugar Man” is a documentary about two South African fans who set out to find out what happened to Rodriguez, leading them to an extraordinary discovery. This soundtrack consists of beautiful and haunting songs from Rodriguez’s records. Perfect for any music lover, documentary fan, or dreamer.
When a woman thinks of Valentine’s Day, her mind usually goes to chocolates, flowers, a romantic dinner. When a guy thinks of Valentine’s Day, his mind goes straight to sex. Of course, when he thinks of anything, his mind usually goes to sex, but still. This lube sampler package will affirm for him that maybe this time his thoughts are right on the mark.
I asked one of my guy friends what his suggestion was for a guy’s gift guide and he immediately said, “badger brush.” Pair it with some shaving cream that lathers well, like this one, for a shave that’s close and smells all manly.
Absinthe is a sort of mythical substance that still feels vaguely dangerous, like waiting for the G train late at night. There’s also a spoon involved which makes the whole experience sort of illicit and sexy. This sample pack is an inexpensive way to explore the world of absinthe and perhaps discover what it is about it that makes people so crazy for it.
Seriously, BOURBON MARSHMALLOWS, people, BOURBON MARSHMALLOWS!!
I have it on good authority that J Crew makes some seriously comfy boxers. And how cute would your guy look dressed in this Valentine’s-inspired pair.
Because if there’s anything hotter to your man than you it’s Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Salsa. For real.
For more gift ideas, check out my holiday gift guide for men.