2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Him
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? The Boombox is here to help. If you need something for the tech head, world traveler, music lover, gear enthusiast or writer in your life, we’ve got you covered. These items should make it easier for you to find a present with dad or a best bud in mind. Check out The Boombox’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Guys.
The eco-friendly and wallet-friendly House of Marley Liberate On-Ear Headphones ($100) are the perfect gift for the audiophile in your life. They're made out recyclable material, which also consists of perforated stainless steel and FSC-certified sustainable wood. The soft leather ear cushions will provide a comfortable listening experience and a braided cable to prevent tangles. The headphones come in midnight, denim and saddle colors and a carry-on bag. Rock out in style.
The Gold by Jay Z Gift Set ($70) is the perfect stocking stuffer for the indiscriminate man who strives for excellence in his life. The box consists of two 3 ounce bottles of cologne and after shave. The scent is described as a blend of grapefruit and ginger with a base of wood and bourbon vanilla. Spray some on and you'll be good money like Hov.
Hip-hop producer-turned-author Joe Mansfield’s 200-page 'Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession' ($50) is the perfect gift for the beat maker or rap head in your life. The coffee table book boasts over 200 photos of drum machines spanning several decades from the 1950s to the late 1980s. Along with pictures, there are background and historical facts on each drum machine featured in the hardcover read. This piece of art serves as an encyclopedia, photo album and history book all in one.
Although we live in the digital age, there are still some of us who use pen and paper to jot down notes. Inspired by pocket journals of the 1900s, the Standard Memorandum ($11) is a nifty lined memo book for simply writing down ideas, thoughts or appointments. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and it comes with a leather cover in either black, tan or brown. For a few bucks more you can also put a monogram on it. For more info about The Standard Memorandum, check out the video below.
Timberland celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and to capture the moment, they company is releasing the boot of all boots -- the Super Boot aka the "40 Below" ($260). It’s nearly indestructible and crafted with PrimaLoft insulation to keep your feet warm and secure. The Super Boot will arrive at select retailers on Nov. 23 and are super limited with only 1,973 pairs available. Each boot will be individually numbered on the inside of the tongue. The Super Boot is a must-have for the true Timberland fan.
Octovo is a luxury brand famous for their sturdy travel bags and other products. The company’s belief is that people should travel beautifully because life is short and it should be enjoyed. The company's Travel Wallet ($329) looks like an average wallet, but it's not. It’s handcrafted with Italian vegetable retanned leather, which will age over time with a distinct color. It contains six card pockets, a secret billfold to hold any kind of currency and a sleeve for your passport. In the end, this is the only wallet suitable for a world traveler.
The Herschel Supply Co.’s Sutton Mid ($55) is a versatile canvas bag that could be used for the gym or a weekend getaway. The long handles make for easy carrying over your shoulders. There’s also a removable padded shoulder strap if you prefer. With four colors -- khaki, navy, camo and black -- there's a style to suit everyone.
The Art of Shaving Starter Kit ($25) is an affordable gift that comes with a week’s worth of essentials to prepare, shave and moisturize a man’s face. Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and a Trial Size Badger Shaving Brush are all included. Give your best bud the tools he needs to keep a smooth clean-shaven face.
Apple’s popular iPad has been upgraded to the iPad Air, a lighter more efficient tablet than their previous models. The iPad is 9.4 by 6.6 inches and only weighs 1 pound. Although it's small and lightweight, it still packs a big punch. Along with 10 hours of battery life, the equipment comes with retina display, apps galore and stellar processors you would expect from an Apple product. The iPad Air goes for $500 and $630 for its cellular version. It also comes in space grey and silver. This tablet would be make any tech head happy on Christmas day.
Carhartt WIP (Work In Progress) teamed up with Victorinox, the makers of those reliable Swizz Army Knifes, to create a smaller version of their pocket knife. The Metal Knife ($35) is a cool inexpensive gift that can be easily attached to a key chain. The knife comes equipped with tweeters, a sharp blade, a toothpick, a screwdriver and scissors. It also has a nail file and cleaner so a man can perform a self-manicure without looking dainty.