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Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life

Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life
Julio Aguirre

The time has arrived when we start creating lists and checking them twice. When spending time with family becomes rather important. When purchasing gifts for loved ones becomes very stressful. You want them to be thoughtful and creative. There was one year that I bought my whole family snow shovels for Christmas. You better believe that they used them that winter! One thing I have noticed is that shopping for guys can be very difficult. I hear this all the time from my mom or girlfriend. This year I want to make your shopping experience much easier and less stressful.

There are plenty of options when getting that special guy of yours a gift. Does technology interest him? Does the thought of him relaxing in his recliner after a long day at work fill his “Quality Time” bucket? Will a quiet night near a bonfire while listening to Childish Gambino fill his heart with joy? If so, I have all your bases covered.

Chill Vibes Dad

If the special man in your life brings out his inner bartender during Husker gamedays, then this Waltham Accent Cabinet with a lot of character is your best bet. The worn wood look and glass give it a versatile and sophisticated look. The adjustable shelves allow you to store even the tallest bottles. With the long top, you have all the room needed for your bartender accessories. You can’t forget about the accessories!

Cozy Dad

Growing up I used to watch “Married with Children,” and noticed how Al Bundy used to relax in his sofa and how it was the best part of his day. I have always wanted that calm. When my girlfriend and I moved out of my mom’s house (a house I miss dearly), we bought a recliner for when we needed to rock our baby to sleep. Purchasing that recliner was the next step to adulthood. One day I will have that calm. I’ll just have to wait 20+ years. This is a good purchase for any guy who loves to sit and relax.

Voice Control Dad

Thermostats and dads go hand in hand like eggs and bacon. My dad was the thermostat police. Somehow, some way, I have become that person too. I hear the air conditioner click on and I immediately ask my girlfriend if she touched the thermostat. Imagine how much control you can have now that thermostats are “smart.” A Nest Thermostat will allow you to control the temperature from anywhere in the country, straight from your phone! Nest Thermostat knows when you are home or away and it will know when to turn off and turn on. The Nest App will tell you how much energy you used and why.

The Nest Thermostat will allow your dad to be controlling as ever. Just be ready for the house to be at 80 degrees during the summer and 65 degrees during the winter. Be sure to bundle up!

A few weeks ago, I had a Halloween party and I played music through this small compact speaker. With the Google Home you have the power of Google Assistant and the flexibility and convenience of having a speaker and search engine tucked away in your room. Google Home has a two-speaker base and touch surface that lets you control play/pause, volume, and start a Google search or request. Starting a request is as easy as saying “Ok, Google.” Also, you can control your Nest Thermostat with your Google home. Lastly, you can add a recipe to your Google Home and you can command it to move step by step. It’s a real treat! This is a win-win situation. This product is a must have.

Good ‘Ole Days Dad

If the man in your life enjoys a nice cold one with the boys around a blazing fire while listening to the clarity of vinyl records, then this Victrola Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable is for him. You can listen to some old Al Green records and think about the time when your middle school crush Stephanie rejected your invitation to dance. This may be a story that happened to me, but I’ll never tell. After wiping away the tears, you can see that the added benefit of this Victrola Turntable is that you can connect a Bluetooth device and play music through the built-in speakers.

We have everything from a nice addition to your home with an accent chest, a recliner with the unrivaled comfort, to a thermostat that can be controlled with your phone. With these few suggestions, I am sure that you will make the man in your life very happy. By the way, Andrea, if you’re reading this, I want a denim apron for Christmas. Thanks. Love you.

 

P.S. Shout out to Peg Bundy, she was my first TV crush.

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