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The Picky Boy: Holiday Gift Ideas For Every Type of Guy

We all love our guys.

Brothers, boyfriends, nephews, boy-friends (the “NO, I swear we’re just friends”) boy-friends. Holidays approach, however, and we often remember what it is about them we can not stand: they don’t tell us what they want. We play incredible interrogation-style mind tricks trying to read them, and usually to no avail. So, I went ahead and spent some time scouring the internet. Every type of guy can be shopped for… he WILL be shopped for. Here are a few quick ideas to get you started:

Ideas for…

The Tech Geek/The Video Game Nerd

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A ‘History of Apple’ 18×24 poster for the Steve Jobs/Apple lover he is.

 

 

 

 

 

http://fab.com/sale/9355/product/101922/?sid=

 

bare bones of pacman tshirt - Seven Halos

Because we all share a love/hate relationship with Pac-Man.

Because we all share a love/hate relationship with Pac-Man.

http://society6.com/tshirts/gaming?page=1

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This awesome Star Wars dartboard for his Nerd-Man-Cave: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ce46/?pfm=geektoys_newest_ce46_8

Maybe a Nintendo Controller Backpack would be just the thing: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f252/?pfm=computing_newest_f252_5

The Gym Rat

GNC protein gift for him - Seven Halos

From what I hear, whey protein does amazing thing for man-muscles. Buy him some online here:

From what I hear, whey protein does amazing thing for man-muscles. Find some online here:
 http://www.gnc.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2108294&cp=3593187&ab=CMS:CATEGORY:CMS:2:PROTEIN

doyouevenlift tank - Seven Halos

According to my boyfriend, who constantly asks his friends if “they even lift”, gym rats totally get this phrase. (Some sort of weightlifting lingo)

According to my boyfriend, who constantly asks his friends if “they even lift”, gym rats totally get this phrase. (Some sort of weightlifting lingo) I don’t pretend to understand, but surprise him with this shirt:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/112425806/do-you-even-lift-funny-body-builder-gym

 

Also: Weightlifting gloves. Because calluses are no fun for anybody: http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12374452&cp=2623675&pg=1&s=A-StorePrice-TSA&searchSort=TRUE&parentPage=family

Mr. Arthouse-


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Andy Warhol iPhone cases so EVERYONE knows how artsy he is: http://fab.com/sale/12816/product/68042/?sid=

Exit Through The Gift Shop - Seven Halos

Get him Banksy’s amazing documentary, “Exit Through The Gift Shop” on DVD: it’s funny, it’s artful, it’ll make you want to break vandalism laws.

Get him Banksy’s amazing documentary, “Exit Through The Gift Shop” on DVD: it’s funny, it’s artful, it will make you want to break vandalism laws. Get it here: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Graphic-Design/Ellen-Lupton/e/9781568987026

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Lomography cameras from Urban Outfitters are great for when he wants to be a photographer but isn’t into the whole ‘photography’ thing. Urban has a great selection: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/category.jsp?id=APARTMENT_MEDIA&brand=holga,lomography

If he is into Graphic Design, here’s a recent book on it: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Graphic-Design/Ellen-Lupton/e/9781568987026

And if he wants to start collecting art himself, get him a gift card to art.com: https://art.cashstar.com

The Academic

william shakespeare - seven halos

Some guys love literature. If he loves literature AND pillows (aka dream guy?), get him some fun caricature pillows of his favorites: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/decorative-literary-caricature-pillows

OR if it is iPhone covers he loves, get him some of those: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/literary-art-iphone4-cases

theatre iphonecase - Seven Halos

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Does he have a big presentation coming up? Does he want to be a memorable candidate for an internship? Does he collect ties? Yes? Great. Here: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/wood-tie

Help him plan 2013 (don’t be afraid to write in dates like… your birthday or your half birthday for him.) We know boys have a tendency to forget: http://www.moleskineus.com/moleskine-planners-datebooks.html

Here’s hoping I could help you get your holiday shopping started for those lovable, albeit difficult boys of ours. Cheers to hopefully getting something good in return this year! (I mean let’s not hold our breath though.)

 

Abby
is a Communication Studies major and a starry-eyed collector of fine (and not so fine) clothing. Addicted to Nutella, fashion, design and cats, she is a Boston    native in love with life. Twitter: @abbylt22

Star Wars T-Shirt Mashups

Brand Wars by Barn Bocock is a definite nerdy “must buy” this summer!

 

 

Being the (fashionable) nerd that I am you best believe that I’m going to snatch up a few of these shirts to wear this summer!  Dress it down with a pair of distressed denim or with a pair of slick skinny jeans and a blazer or cardigan for Fridays at the office.

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