Manly gifts, volume V

In my continuing quest to inform women what real men want for presents, I have found a few more items.  First, and probably the most manly, is a Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide FXD

It’s a tad bit expensive, at something over $15,000 depending on options, but it’s one mighty fine bike that’ll give the two of you some quality time together.

Of course, one has to have a helmet if one is going to ride, so here’s the most manly one I could find:

It doesn’t look like much, which is the idea, but it’s a tough piece of equipment being made from laminated carbon fiber and Kevlar.  Not bad at all for only $195.

On the other hand, if you don’t have that big a budget,

a Harley-Davidson wallet is something every man should have even if they don’t have a bike.  This is the classic one with the chain to attach it to your belt.  Mucho manly, practical, and only $55.

Slightly less practical, until that once in a lifetime occasion when you need it, is a folding grappling hook.

It’s only $26 and it’s one of those items he won’t know he needs until he tears off the wrapping paper.  Besides, you know you’ve always wanted to play some variation on “rescue the damsel in distress.”

This next item is a bit unusual, but very manly.  It’s a radiant heat protection suit.

This link is to the pants only, but the same site offers the helmet as well, and, since it’s military surplus, it shouldn’t be that difficult to find the matching jacket.  The pants are only $10, so the whole outfit should be quite reasonable.  If nothing else, it’ll make most manly costume party attire.

Next is a little something to make yard work more manly, a real scythe.

It’s only $20, he’ll never guess what is, and think of how manly he’ll be using it to trim around the yard. 

Another thing every man needs is rope.  Lots of rope.  So, as a gift why not give him some of the best rope made?

That’s Beal Top Gun 2 10.5 DryCover Rope, which is something mountain climbing fanatics feel comfortable trusting their lives to.  At $200 a bundle it’s not cheap, but he’ll have bragging rights next time the guys are over and something has to be tied up or down.

While you’re at it, now that he has some great rope, why not throw in a reappealing harness?

After all, this is the most manly way to get down off the roof after making repairs, and it’s a most interesting gift at only $43.


Next is a more practical gift, at least for the man who frequents dangerous neighborhoods,

Sure, it looks like a regular Levi jacket, which is a manly starting point, but this one incorporates a bullet proof liner, making it even more manly and more expensive at $800.  Still, better safe than sorry and what says “I love you” more than armor protection?

Of course, not everyone gets to walk around in denim every day, so if your man has an office job, why not invest in a special brief case?

This one is fully capable of caring his papers and lunch, and also stops most pistol bullets.  At less than $200, it’s a must for the safety conscious urban man.

It’s also manly to be prepared for whatever comes along, so this is a fine present, 

It’s most everything you and your man need to survive for two to three days packed into a bucket.  Practical, manly, and very nice to have when disaster strikes.  At $110, it’s a modestly priced way to say, “Let’s have a long life together.”

Speaking of manly survival items,

MREs (Meals Ready To Eat) are about as macho as it gets.  These things are what our combat troops live off of, and if it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for anyone.  At $75 for 12 full meals with a shelf life of 5 years, these things are mighty fine.  Even if you don’t buy them for your man, just having a few on hand when unexpected dinner guests drop in is well worth the price.

Last on the list is,

While you may not actually have mine fields guarding your property, your man will get a great kick from pushing the mower between a few of these.  At $10 for 6, it’s good cheap fun.

Mister Manly


11 Responses to Manly gifts, volume V

  1. livininsanity says:

    I SO want a folding grappling hook!

  2. MJ says:

    Thank you once again for finding things that are not only manly gifts, but also obscure things that I want as well. Ciao! (I added the “ciao” for some femininity…)

  3. mistermanly says:

    Hi l,

    As do I! I’ve placed it on my Christmas wish list.

    Mister Manly

  4. mistermanly says:

    Hi MJ,

    You are quite welcome. I enjoy the hunt for these items, and it’s even more fun now that I finally have high speed Internet access. Cable modems, by the way, are very manly 🙂

    Mister Manly

  5. Girly says:

    My husband was reading this over my shoulder and said “Oh! A folding grappling hook would be cool!”

    For WHAT?!!

  6. mistermanly says:

    Hi Girly,

    I have no idea. Still, it’s really cool! And manly.

    Mister Manly

  7. Girly says:

    Well, ok then. One more question… how do I wrap it??

  8. mistermanly says:

    Hi Girly,

    Very carefully 🙂 Seriously, cover it in bubble wrap, place it in a large box, tape the box shut, apply wrapping paper to the outside.

    Mister Manly

  9. Girly says:

    Oh, a box, why didn’t I think of that? 😆

  10. betme says:

    I think the folding grappling hook is an awesome idea! As well as the land mine flags. They are even better than my idea of using Crime Scene tape in my yard.

  11. mistermanly says:

    Hi b,
    The land mine flags are definitely a fun item. Of course, with the folding grappling hook and a conveniently located tree, one could cross safely over the marked area with manly style.

    Mister Manly

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