2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Guy Stuff
Guys are pretty easy to shop for. Most of the time you can just get stuff you’d buy for yourself. Yet sometimes, when you’re shopping for your dad, brother or any other guy on your shopping list, you have to cast a wider net as tastes obviously vary. But at least you can pick up some stuff for yourself as you’re browsing.
Click on the image next to each item to purchase it online, and for more gift ideas, check out the other categories in our Holiday Gift Guide.
A nice watch is the ultimate accessory for men, and the right watch can make any man look good.
Tendence Gulliver Round Urban Men’s Watch
Here’s a slick and trendy new watch featuring a black silicone band and a black, round face with stylized white numbers. It’s a trendy look that’s not too extreme and should appeal to a wide variety of consumers. It’s great for a night on the town but also for everyday use. It’s the kind of watch people will notice, and you can check out other round watches from Tendence for other colors and styles.
Leather Strap Watch from Calvin Klein
If you’re looking for something elegant but with beautiful understated design, check out this Calvin Klein Stainless Steel Case Leather Men’s Watch. The silver, stainless steel face of the watch contrasts nicely with the black leather band. The watch is also water resistant up 100 feet. It’s a perfect watch for business or evening attire.
Luxury Sport Watch from Tommy Hilfiger
Most guys would love to have a nice sport watch, and this Sport Luxury Chronograph and Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch from Tommy Hilfiger offers a great choice. It has a stainless steel case and bracelet, and black chronograph dial for a sporty but elegant look that can be worn anywhere. It’s water-resistant to 165 feet and features a durable mineral crystal to protect the watch from scratches. It’s a high-quality item for a reasonable price.
Much like that other watch company named after a certain archeological discovery, Dakota has been providing quality wristwatches at respectable prices for several decades. Ranging from sports watches to elegant timepieces, Dakota’s unique collection has something for every personality, gender and age. One of the more popular styles – the Dakota Spider – resembles a high-end luxury watch at a fraction of the price, with 330 feet of Stingray water resistance, mineral glass crystal and a stainless steel band. (There’s even a cool Rose Gold variation that’s perfect for the special lady in your life.) The collection also includes digital watches for those who lead active lifestyles, leather bands for formal and casual settings, and an entire rainbow’s worth of eye-popping colors. But most importantly, Dakota makes great watches that you can depend on, and until that changes, you won’t find a better gift for that friend or family member whom you’re not sure what to buy.
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New Sport Watches from Phosphor
Watches always make great gifts, and these new sport watches from Phosphor offer a great option. The styling is aggressive and unique so they might be a great option for someone on your holiday shopping list.
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Sleek, modern and tech-savvy, the new World Time Sport is the latest E Ink watch from Phosphor’s successful World Time line. Debuting a state-of-the-art buttonless touch operation that allows you to change modes with a simple finger swipe across the case, the World Time Sport also features a high-contrast display that is easily read in direct sunlight. It also offers the ability to select from 24 time zones from one display mode, while optionally displaying a second time zone simultaneously.
Initially available in three colored versions – black, white and orange – the World Time Sport also features a lightweight, flexible silicone band and durable plastic case.
Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more great ideas.
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Kenneth Cole’s new Automatic collection of watches
Watches always make a great gift for Father’s Day, so check out the new Automatic collection of watches from Kenneth Cole.
They sent us the KC 1631 model to check out and we loved it. The Automatics are truly unique as they offer exposed gears on both sides of the watch. Our model had a black band and a large face that highlighted the skeleton dials so it definitely grabs attention. Yet it’s stylish without being gaudy. The watches also feature a self-wind function that automatically powers your watch by the motion of your body. No batteries are required.
These watches make a great gift for the dad who appreciates style and also wants something new. The Automatics are unlike anything else in his collection. This applies to you as well. Watches make great accessories, and having something unique yet elegant will give you a great option for everyday use and also nights on the town.
Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for more great gift ideas, including more watches and plenty of gadgets.
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Get noticed with the new Phosphor Appear watch
Watches of course serve a utilitarian function, but for many of us a watch is also a fashion statement. Some men prefer traditional watches, while others prefer something more stylish. Then there are those who look for watches to compliment their wardrobe for a particular occasion. You might wear a classic watch at the office, but turn to something bolder when hitting the town.
Phosphor sent us their new Appear watch, and as you can see above it has a unique and aggressive design. Their new line of Phosphor Appear watches smartly display the time on miniature-sized rotors adorned with Swarovski crystals that revolve to reveal numerical time using Micro-Magnetic Mechanical DigitalTM (M3D) technology. For a more dramatic look, the time can be completely hidden behind crystals, until the button is pushed to reveal the colored, time-displaying crystals.
This is a watch that helps you get noticed, and it will be a great conversation starter with women. Many dating experts recommend wearing an accessory that can spark a conversation, and the Appear definitely fits the bill.
The Appear line offers two men’s style choices with black leather bands – one with a stainless steel face frame and one with a black face frame starting at $199. Both versions are striking yet also elegant with the black band. It may not fit every occasion, but this watch will likely be a great addition to your collection. It will also make a great gift for the right dad on Father’s Day.
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New TouchScreen Watches from Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole recently launched its new touch screen watch series and they were kind enough to send us one to check out just in time for Father’s Day. We were impressed with the design and functionality and thought it would be a great gift for the dad who’s interested in more stylish accessories but is also comfortable with new innovations like touch screen technology.
This new touch screen watch is the first of its kind in the fashion-forward watch category. This innovative feature bridges fashion and technology so the user can use the watch’s tools with the touch of a finger. The watches take advantage of the kind of touch screen technology available on smartphones and music players.
As you can see from the photo above, the watches mix have a modern, sleek design you would expect from Kenneth Cole, maintaining the brand’s signature, classic look with a stainless steel round case paired with a silicon strap. Don’t be put off by the bright display. The digital information only brightens up when you want to see better, and the effect is not that extreme. In its normal state the digital display is very muted so it doesn’t distract from the elegant design.
The watch functionality includes 32-City world time and an alarm, stopwatch and light up screen. It’s easy to use so it’s practical for everyday use and for more formal setting, and it’s perfect for the dads who want to feel younger. At a suggested retail ranging from $125 to $175, it also won’t break the bank.
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