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Men are known for being ridiculously hard to shop for. But never fear, we made it easier for you with Krrb’s Holiday Gift Guide. Check out these gift ideas for every man on your list. From the music aficionado to the macho man to the fan of kitschy pop culture—we’ve got it covered. Now all you need to do is buy it (all these gifts ship to you!), wrap it and tuck it under the Christmas tree!
Five Gift Ideas for the Musical Guy
Mid-Century Portable GE Stereo
This is a beauty! Compact, while stylish, this authentic vintage stereo uses tubes so you know you’re getting that truly warm amplified sound. $325.
CBGB Signage Print
For the guy who lives and breathes rock n’ roll, you can’t go wrong with a print of the original CBGB sign. A hot bed of up-and-coming talent during the 70s & 80s, CBGB was the mecca of rock and the incubator for punk. Put this on the wall, and you can almost smell the sweat and cigarettes. $25.
Why jam out on air-guitar when you could be strummin’ the real thing? This Palmer acoustic is really affordable for the music man who’s just starting out, or for the veteran rocker who wants something to take on camping trips or to have around the house. Know any Christmas carols? $100.
Vintage 78 Records
Oh sweet, sweet vinyl! Any true music connoisseur has a deep appreciation for the original medium of sound playback that is the vinyl record. This collection of 13 discs includes old recordings from the likes of legendary Decca and Capitol Records. These are 78s so you will need to have the 78rpm playback option, but the payoff is big with plenty of warm hiss, crackle and voices from the past. $22.
Polk 8T Tower Speakers
To have good sound at home, you need a good set of speakers. These tower speakers are 34″ tall, and the Polk 8Ts are known for their solid sound and bass output. Hook ’em up to your amp and turntable, sit back and enjoy. $225.
Five Gift Ideas for the Macho Guy
1950s Cocktail Tumblers
These Mid-Century tumblers are to be filled with whisky, so that your macho man can can feel as much like Don Draper as possible. A full set of 6, with turquoise print and gold rim, these can elevate any lunch meeting and inspire lots of talk about money and broads. $30.
Motorcycle String Art
Motorcycles are manly. Simple as that. This large wall piece allows the tough guy to show he’s got a decorative flair, while still having motor-oil in his veins. Plus, it’s made from black string and nails, the correct materials for motorcycle art. $199.
Wrigley Field “Baseball Tonight” Print
Wrigley Field is such an iconic stadium, you don’t have to be a Cubbies fan to love this limited edition photo print. Throw this up in your man-cave, pop open a beer, and fantasize about rounding the bases (with a Chicago-dog in your hand). $35.
Nike+ Fuel Band
There are fit guys and then there are smart fit guys. Help your sporty dude tune into his fitness range as he works to improve his speed, strength and stamina. The Nike+ Fuel band syncs with any computer and motivates with “fuel earned”. This has New Years resolution written all over it! $100.
Signed Muhammad Ali Trunks
The great thing about memorabilia is that is just keeps getting older! And sports collectors know what the good stuff is. Take a look at these 1960 Olympic boxing trunks signed by none other than the Muhammad Ali! It’s not everyday that you can own a piece of history and this would be perfect for that sports obsessed loved one. $2,000.
Five Gift Ideas for the Kitschy House Guy
US Map Made from Beer Cans
What a great way to learn geography! This wall-hanging collage of the United States is made from various upchucked beer cans. It looks cool enough as is, but additionally, the beer cans are places strategically in the regions from which the brews come from. Thoughtful! Men and beer are friends. Here’s a lovely way to show it. $140.
Darth Vader Phone Lamp
Ooohhhh! There’s movement in the Force and it’s calling on your landline! This awesome handmade lamp is made from an old rotary phone and a Darth Vader helmet. Could there be anything cooler? Not for the lover of Star Wars which face it, is every man. $900.
Vintage Slide Projector
It’s the holidays, which means it’s time to gather the family and show slides from your childhood Christmas mornings! Don’t have any such slides—no worries!—you can buy someone else’s at any local flea market. This old projector is in solid working order and can be used on the regular, or simply displayed on a side table to inspire the kids to point at it and ask “what’s that?” For shame! $185.
Skeeball Game Wall Piece
There’s nothing like Skeeball, the 100-year-old carnival game involving rolling heavy balls into a hole for a stuffed animal prize. This lovely wooden version can be hung on the wall, adding some fun to a hallway or living room wall. Sadly, it does not spit out paper tickets :-) $195.
“REAL: For Men” Magazine
Here’s a cool find that’s ready to grace your coffee table or your stack of bathroom reading material. The 1950’s magazine REAL: For Men was one of many titles marketed to men featuring stories and articles about cars, the outdoors and wartime adventures (many including a centerfold, too!). This particular copy is in excellent condition and is a great conversation starter at your next dinner party. $16.