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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Gift Guide #4: Your Husband Who Makes Tacos Every Sunday Night and Sings Beatles Songs to Your Toddler.


Military-style duffle bag, $440. A heavy-duty waxed canvas backpack that's beautiful, functional and durable. Made in Portland, Oregon. Not cheap, but he'll love and use this trusty bag for every trip and adventure for the rest of his life (and pass it down to your kids).

iPhone holder/tripod for displaying recipes while cooking, taking self-portraits, shooting family videos, all those dad things. (No more vacation portraits taken with an awkwardly extended arm!) $30.

Felt mistletoe to tuck into his shirt pocket on a date night, $16.

Demetri Martin's Standup Comedian, the funniest stand-up comedy CD in ages. Makes us laugh out loud until we're red-faced and crying. Seriously. $9.99.

Leather bike pouch. Perfect size to fit his wallet, keys and a sandwich (and let him ride comfortably with empty pockets). $138.
Leather luggage tag, so he never has to fill out those annoying paper ones again (and can just glide through the airport like Clooney). $45.

YES. The Amplifiear projects your iPad's sound toward you, so you can actually hear a movie or song. (Why does Apple make such weak speakers?!) $24.99.

Board shorts for all his boyish adventures year round, $70.
Homemade gin kit to make martinis from scratch within 36 hours. Awesome. $39.95.

Mixtape, like the one you made him when you were first dating. $15. (The genius design plugs right into a computer's USB port!)

A bouncy ball that bounces up to 75 FEET, to delight his inner kid (and blow your toddler's mind). $8.50.
His favorite stinky cheese (prices vary) plus this tee, $20.

A portable back-up iPhone battery he can carry with him, since his phone is always running out of batteries. Genius for traveling/planes! $39.50. (And here's the women's version.)

P.S. More gifts for husbands (including 10 gifts Alex revealed himself), and the 2012 gift guide so far...

(Amplifiear and iPhone holder via Swissmiss)

56 comments:

pernambuco said...

Joanna, these are amazing! i love your creativity!! :)

Nomadic D. said...

Love this list! That ipod tripod is genius, as is the ipad speaker ear thingamajig. Also loving that utility apron, though, honestly, what would you even put in all those pockets? They've got a wooden spoon in one in the photo, but once that baby touches the food it's not going back in your pocket... is it?

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VintageDanielle said...

The iphone tripod and military bag are great ideas!

JenV said...

Your gift guides are seriously the best!

bendancin said...

Just bought the bouncy ball my husband is a kid for those things.

Marissa said...

I want all the stuff from the husband list for myself!

Thriving Wives said...

Oh that duffel bag is perfect for Thriving Husband... but why is it SO expensive? Any more affordable versions? I also really like that iPhone cord thing, but it looks like it won't work for the iPhone 5. Argh!

Strive to Thrive,
Nic
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M.M. said...

I love these! Also, this list just nails it when it comes to men -- the kid factor to the gin making. It's like this is a Christmas list that doubles as a description of men.

Lindsey McLean said...

This is your best gift guide EVER! Awesome list, Joanna. I'm loving every single one. :) We also have tacos every Sunday night. <3 LOVE!

D2 said...

Thanks for such a FABULOUS list of items. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Milktape. Brilliant. LOVE your lists. Keep em coming! You rock, Joanna!

moriah said...

I loved seeing the Rush Creek Reserve cheese from Uplands on this guide Joanna! I grew up down the road from them and their cheesemaker, Andy, is a good friend! Great guide.

Amanda Carr said...

most of this stuff is what my husband would love. thanks!

Chloe Moon said...

I HAVE to get that ampliear!!! I didn't even know that existed!! Woohoo!! Finally I may be done with gifts for my boyfriend! =)

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Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these comments! nic, moop also makes fantastic bags and backpacks at a lower price point: http://www.moopshop.com/
hope that helps! xoxo joanna

Joanna Goddard said...

lindsey, ha, i love that:) they make the best sunday night dinner (especially with a dollop of sour cream:)

Joanna Goddard said...

moriah, what a small world! the cheese looks incredible. awesome that you're supposed to eat it with a spoon:)

Carissa said...

these are all such great ideas! I definitely need to remember these for the future. I'd totally buy my boyfriend the gin-making kit-- he loves to drink gin and tonic!-- if I hadn't already bought him a bunch of stuff already! :)

nicolebrown44 said...

Love this gift guide!.. if only my boyfriend made tacos every Sunday.. or one Sunday...

Kristina said...

The ipad speaker thing is great! I wonder if that would work with the case I have...

Kristina

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ale norris said...

this is a great list! i love that iphone tripod/charger thing. and um, i'd love that bouncy ball - i would never get anything done, though.
-ale

Jada said...

Really love your new blog layout! You prob. made it nice a while ago, but I haven't checked it out yet! I think I'm obsessed with the mixtape USB. So geeky, yet awesome haha!

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elizabeth said...

Great gifts! I love the homemade gin kit! Might have to get that for someone...:) Just so many Apple products! Not everyone has an iphone! :P

Lindsey said...

You are a gift guide master! Love all these ideas :)

eKim said...

I love the iphone tripod. Brilliant!

Lady Grey said...

I agree, the ipod tripod is awesome!

LatteLove said...

Joanna, I always love your gift guides, but this husband one is spot on! I could buy almost anything for my husband and he would be surprised and love it!

Meagan.Fricano said...

You have successfully given me ideas for my entire list of people I had no idea what to give for Christmas- in just one post. Oh my God. Thank you.

Michelle said...

Such good ideas, and I know my husband would like that T-shirt, but do I want to hang out with him while he is wearing it?? Hmmmm

trinaenriquez said...

Does the Murray's Cheese comic come as greeting cards or postcards? They'd make fun Valentines.

lindsermyra said...

There's a women's version of a BATTERY? What is wrong with the world?

aem said...

Joanna- I love your blog & gift guides.

However, the comment about the "women's version" of the back-up iphone charger really irked me. I am a women so I can't have the blue striped one? It has to be hot pink or leopard print?

Just some food for thought! Looking forward to the next gift guide!

Clare said...

Oh my god! Your gift guides and giveaways are doing my Christmas shopping for me this year! THANK YOU!

Alison said...

My husband has a military backpack like that - it's near indestructible. He got it for $20 at a military surplus store.

jm said...

This is such a great gift guide. Love the shorts and "Let's grow mold together!" Looking forward to the others to come.

Kiley Kate said...

So cute! My dad says he used to put my feet on his when I was a toddler and dance around to Beatles records. He says he picked "Happy Just to Dance With You" as our father daughter dance :)

Allison McGregor said...

phenomenal guide for men! I love the martini kit and cheese shirt!!

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Leica said...

If you want a cheaper duffel bag ($440? That's ridiculous, even by hipster NY standards), check out your local military surplus store.

Lindsey Miscia said...

Hi Jo! I love your gift guides! I'm staying with my boyfriends parents for the holidays, can you recommend any good in-law type gifts? Thanks!

Lindsey Miscia said...

Hi Jo! I love your gift guides! I'm staying with my boyfriends parents for the holidays, can you recommend any good in-law type gifts? Thanks!

size too small said...

some amazing finds on here! the iphone holder/tripod especially tops my list.

mary @ BGjournals said...

ha, totally agree with this...

mary @ BGjournals said...

agreed, that iphone cord is brilliant.

Ashley R said...

Seriously awesome stuff :)

xo Ashley
chashh.blogspot.com

xandra burns said...

love the milktape! not just for husbands :)
xandra ★

Shan said...

Jo, my father was in the military, and his canvas bag is the best! I've borrowed it for trips and it's seriously the real deal--rugged, and can carry a ton of stuff! He is also fond of saying, "I've deployed men for combat with less stuff then you have here!" whenever he picks me up from the airport, haha! Gotta love dads!

Your gift guides are the best! :)

i love poppies said...

Jo--I love reading these but seldom buy off the lists. You so nailed it on this one though...I bought so much off this list in particular that AMX shut off my card due to a fraud alert! My husband will be delighted.

Kristina Therese Wolfmeyer said...

Homemade Gin - SO AWESOME. Boys really will be boys, won't they?

Allison Nimlos said...

I love that iPhone holder. My husband is a big cook now and he's always bringing his laptop into the kitchen. Having that little stand for his iPhone would be way better!

Becca - {extra}ordinary wonders said...

Thank you SO much Joanna! This list is full of things my husband will love.

Saira Malik said...

Thanks you so much joanna! I love the homemade gin kit! Might have to get that for someone...:)send gifts to Pakistan

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Rashi Sharma said...

haha loved them all.. especially the cheese- lets grow mold together t-shirt and the ipod holder and not just husband, these great ideas can be used for boyfriend, brother or father. though women can also buy cuff links, wallets, perfumes, laptop bags, wrist watches, watch boxes etc. for some naughty gift ideas you can try naughty boxers, t-shirts and pajamas with naughty quotes.

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