I’ve had a request to suggest manly gifts for men. I’ll do my best. Please note that I’m not endorsing any specific company that supplies these things, but am only providing links to their sites to give readers a starting point for looking into the product, and because I used their pictures to illustrate said product.
Possibly the most manly item to own is a pumpkin gun.
Running off compressed air, some of these things can shoot a pumpkin over a mile. Take a moment to stop and smell the testosterone….. Unfortunately and to the best of my knowledge, there aren’t any available commercially. I suspect, however, that used ones could be picked up off the Internet, or you could just gift a building fund so the man in question could build his own, making it an even better present.
Speaking of construction projects, one of the least manly parts of them are the sissy, but necessary, protective goggles. That drawback can be overcome with these:
That’s right, military specification goggles that are built to resist bomb fragments. Running around $60, I’d say this is an affordable way to make the workshop and lawn chores more manly.
Moving on to the weapon front, and little is more manly than that, pick up a combat ax for your special man at around $60. Keep in mind that these things aren’t the antique crap that the Vikings used to kick Europe’s ass, but are made from the best modern materials and, as I’ve seen in demonstration films, can be used to chop a car into scrap metal. Since these are one of the in demand items for our combat troops serving in Iraq, you might even want to buy two and send one to a service man/woman.
Here’s a gift that, even if your man has already purchased a lessor version, is a must:
Obviously, every man carries a multi-tool any time they step outside, but this one looks like the ultimate in the field. I’ve had my eye on it for a while, but haven’t gotten around to ordering one yet. Mail order, unfortunately, isn’t manly. Still, if you send off for this $50 piece of hardware, it should make a fine present.
On the other hand, playing with fire is mucho manly,
and if your man is into lawn care, what better gift, in the $300 range, than his own weed devastating flame thrower!?! I do, however, caution that this may not be an appropriate gift for those in dry States.
For those of you into shooting I suggest these targets,
I have no idea what they cost, but it can’t possibly be that much, and what better way to make an afternoon at the range more fun?
Which brings us to a most manly present for the man into grilling, beef!
Not that crap you can pick up at the local supermarket, but real USDA certified damn super fine Angus beef! It’s not cheap and it won’t last, but, heck, you have to splurge every now and then, so give your man a chance to shine at the evening meal.
Hope this helps,