"His blood smells like cologne. His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards. Every time he goes for a swim, dolphins appear. He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels. He is..the most interesting man in the world."-Dos Equis ad campaign
With less than one week before Christmas, if you're like us at PR, you've probably left your toughest gift recipients for last. It's quite common: I-have-no-idea-what-to-give-you-so-if-I-wait-until-the-last-minute-I-might-get-an-idea-shopping-itis. For me and many gals I know, this can be common when shopping for the interesting dudes in our lives. Gift purchasing for boys can be quite the daunting task. But before you buy your favorite mister that Forever Lazy from Walgreens on Christmas Eve, there still may be some time to find something just as interesting as him.
The best Dad or Grandpa in the world
1. J.Crew Wool Sweater
It's always nice to update the patriarch's closet with something stylish yet classic and practical.
2. Ugg Ascot Slippers
3. Anish Kapoor illy Expresso cups
The British Indian sculptor well known for Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in Chicago teamed up with illy to create some very cool expresso cups (the twist from illy's regular expresso cups is that Kapoor added a hole to the saucer and when placed on top of the cup, creates a piece of art for one to ponder) Perfect for the dad that is both a coffee connoisseur and art lover.
Adventurous yet Teckie brother
4. GoPro Hero HD Naked
A wearable digital camera that is for filming all of his snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking and other general dangerous activities. And when he's not doing all that, like my lovely brother, he can put it on his dog to capture canine perspective.
5. Celluon Magic Projection Keyboard
To get his virtual keyboard on.
Loving Hubby, Fiance or BF
6. Stud Muffin Soap
If your man is constantly complaining about how girly the body wash in the shower is, how about his very own manly smelling soap? It will also remind him every morning you think he's a stud.
7. iRetrofone iPhone base
8. Jack Spade Dough Money Clip
Maybe 2012 is time to clean out his George Costanza wallet and streamline. With this sleek money clip, he (and you) will know where his dough is.
The Urban Bachelor (Your best guy pal, cuz or bro)
9. Savoy Cocktail Book
This classic and sophisticated collection of the famous spot's recipes is perfect for your favorite mixologist so he can whip up some old fashioned cocktails.
10. Handlebar Corkscrew
Movember doesn't have to end with this lovely corkscrew and bottle opener.
11. Pi Ice Cube Tray
And if all else fails..
12. You can't go wrong with socks (but at least go cashmere like these), a crazy pocket knife thingie (it cannot be explained but men of all ages just seem to go crazy for anything that is pocket sized and has multiple cutting tools) and of course, making a difference in someone else's life.
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