For Day Two of the Tall and Salty holiday gift guide bonanza, it's the gentlemen's turn. I always have the most trouble with the dudes on my list, don't you? For your difficult-to-shop-for husbands, boyfriends, dads, brothers, and brothers-in-law, fifteen suggestions for things he might actually like:
Classic Ray-Ban sunglasses that fold up to fit in his pocket.
For the man who hates the actual process of shopping: a subscription to Trunk Club, the service that sends him a trunk of clothes to try on, and a promise to get him the first thing he loves. You pay only for what you keep!
A shiny gold holder for his razor or toothbrush so you'll quit bugging him about leaving it out all the time. And isn't peace and quiet one of the greatest gifts there is?
Hilarious needlepoint keychain for your favorite chick magnet.
A cashmere forever sweater with elbow patches.
A 007-esque chrome lighter for starting fires (or, you know, lighting the Duraflame log wrapper, whatever the case may be).
A grown-up looking backpack.
A pan for making lasagna or brownies with crisp edges in every bite.
A set of plain, heavy, old-fashioned glasses for getting his Don Draper on.
A cool bottle opener.
Puppy bookends. Because who doesn't smile at puppies?
A new shirt for his team's national championship game (or perhaps tickets to the game -- a pair is only $2,400!).
(Wine image by Jamie Beck via From Me to You.)