Men love their gadgets. If it runs, makes noise, or does something magically cool, men will flock to it; in fact, they will worship it. Aside from their everlasting love affair with Monday Night football and anything covered in cheese, men seek electronics to calm their anxiety, to give their day a real purpose. So, when the holidays roll around, that instinctive part of a man, the one that, for the remainder of the year, yearns for Nascar or secretly longs to remain unshaven for weeks, begins to quietly crave the latest and greatest technological contraption.
Therefore, if you are searching for that one gift this Christmas, that one item that will send him to his man cave for hours on end, then check out the following list. While they are not in any specific order, you are more than likely to find at least one gift to satisfy his needs.
A flat panel LCD or Plasma television: Let’s start with the obvious. Most men claim size does not matter, but never have they lied more than when using that cliché when speaking about their television. No matter how big his is, he will always wish for one a little bit bigger, one that can outdo his neighbor’s or his boss’s. You’ll spend a pretty penny to hang one of these over the fireplace, but it’ll be well worth it. For the best bargains, try either www.walmart.com or www.costco.com.
GPS: We all know that men have absolutely no directional abilities, so they end up circling for hours on end trying to find your aunt’s house in the city. Rather than experience the pain of watching a man continually conceal his pride and refuse to pull into the nearest Getty to ask for a little help, go to www.bestbuy.com to find the perfect GPS for the car.
A Golf GPS: No matter what sport he played in his younger years, every man becomes a golfer. Few become very good, but most dream of hammering that 3-wood 255 yards in Tigeresque fashion to eagle out a hole. Despite the fallacy they maintain about their true golfing abilities, each man wants all the perfect equipment to make that dream a reality. Give him the chance to pull the right club from his bag by going to www.golfsmith.com to find which GPS will suit his game best.
Wii: With a nice recent price drop, the Nintendo phenomenon gets a little more affordable than last Christmas. We all know that no man ever truly grows up, so video games, anything from military war games to football, drive them back into their youth and make them perpetually smile. Try www.toysrus.com to find the system and all the needed accessories.
Kindle: Whether he loves to read classical novels or just the morning newspaper, the Kindle, best found at www.amazon.com, will give him all he ever needs to satisfy his thirst for words. Downloading books, magazines, or newspapers takes mere seconds, which works well for a gender that has little patience. The Kindle might very well be the wave of the future for reading and publishing, so get on board early.
An iphone: It seems as if every man wants as many applications as possible for any gadget he owns. With the thousands that the iphone offers, from a google search to a level for carpentry, the phone will leave him sitting in his leather chair for hours. By the end of the day on Christmas, he’ll have his entire life on one handheld device. Check them out at www.apple.com.
Bose headphones: Music relaxes the soul, and each man needs a little decompression sometimes. With a pair of Bose headphones, best available at www.bose.com, he’ll be able to lay back with his hands above his head and listen to whatever his heart desires, and he can do so in peace and quiet. Not to mention, the headphones will let him enjoy his music while the rest of the family can go on living their lives without having to hear The Monkeys Greatest Hits.
A television sports package: While not a true electronic device, it has its technological roots for sure. Whether he loves the NHL or college football, MLB or FIFA, a package exists for him to see all the action all the time. A man needs his sports, and this is the ultimate way to give it to him. Call you television provider for details.
All these will cost some money, so don’t expect to go cheap here. Bargain hunt for the best deals, and you’ll find a perfect gift to make that man smile all year long.