Now, Dom, if you are reading this, I have already bought your presents and hid them in expert locations across the city of Birmingham. So, stop thinking that I bought you any or all things on this list!
In this gift guide, you won't find ties, grilling accessories, sports tickets or memorabilia, or fishing rods. I wanted to think of creative gifts that most men would enjoy, but that they wouldn't expect. There are idea in here for the closet tea drinkers, hipster homemakers, and business perfectionist men in our lives.
Shot From a Canon Book Ends:
These gorgeous book ends would look beautiful in a library or office.
What better to give to an avid reader and collector, then their very own embosser with their unique seal! This is a must have gift for a lover of books.
For the Tea Drinker:
Tea Bag Organizer:
Sick of tea bags strewn around? Try gifting an assortment of tea bags in this neat display/organizer.
Electric Tea Kettle:
My hubby is always heating up cups of water in the microwave for his tea. If your man drinks more than one cup of tea a day, an electric tea kettle would be a thoughtful and practical gift.
For the Modern Designer:
These stone coasters are gorgeous. If the man you are buying for is still living in a bachelor pad, this modern design would really bring some class to his entertaining. They would also be gorgeous in a modern designed home. You have to gift these to a man that appreciates this style of design!
Moscow Copper Mug:
These mugs are very popular at the moment and would look great in open cabinetry. Not only are they adorable, but they are also fun to drink from. Try filling one with international coffee samples or tea bags as a nice gift. I like this version from Amazon with the wooden box. The box smells like fresh cut wood and looks fantastic.
50's Style Popcorn Machine:
If your man has a man cave, a popcorn machine would be slick. Imagine how surprised your man would be with this innovative gift.
Nordic Campfire and Stovetop Popcorn Popper
This gift incorporates a love of movies with a love of adventure. Even if your man isn't a camper, sitting around a bonfire, popping popcorn, and watching a movie on a projector makes for a romantic birthday night.
For the Perfectionist Traveler:
Despite what society portrays, many men are sticklers when it comes to their clothes. All of the men in my family are adamant about having their dress clothes ironed. If you don't want to do all of the ironing, a portable travel steamer would be a useful and thoughtful gift. My husband got one for Christmas and packs it for quick touch ups on business trips.
Jack Spade Backpack
My husband also got a Jack Spade computer bag for Christmas. If you are thinking about gifting a piece of luggage or a practice piece for work, I definitely recommend this brand. The pieces are beautiful, sleek, and well made. Your man would be proud to carry his gear in one of these bags.