Holiday guide 2012: Gift ideas for the men in your life

Dad, brother, friend, boyfriend… So many men in your life and sometimes buying them a gift is a bit challenging. You really want to make them happy but you don’t always know what will. For every budget and every men on your list, here’s some suggestions.

A traveler? Loves big bags? This Herschel travel bag in red and brown will make him stylish on the plane. (65$ at Off the hook).

Into techno stuff? Has an iphone? Your father will love this iphone universal remote control. It’s simply genius! (109.69$ at Amazon).

Your friend makes the best parties? Just want to thank him in a funny way? These luchador bottle openers will make him laugh for sure! (8$, Cool Material)

Your guy has multiple devices and gadgets? Laptop, tablet, phone, ipod, … This Kangaroom storage bamboo multi-charging station from greatusefullstuff.com will keep everything together and in place. He won’t have to search everywhere to find where he put his cellphone last night (or ask you where you’ve put it, like if you were playing hide and seek with it…). (35$)

kangaroom bamboo charging center

Loves reading? Has books everywhere? These “Zombie metal art bookends” will surprise him and make his room stylish-er. (47$, etsy.com) 

zombie metal art bookends

Video games is his world? You’ve been told “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” is coming out soon for a while now? I think it’s a hint that this video game will please him oh-so-much. (60$, any electronic store: Future shop, Bestbuy, target, …)

call of duty black ops ii

Loves taking pictures? Sport events, concerts, nights out, etc. so many actions and souvenirs are so important. This GE G100 Power Pro Series Camera can shoot at ten frames per second! It will make his boyish cute smile come out for sure. And who says you can’t borrow…? (179$ general-imaging.com)

ge power series camera

Enjoy your time with them!

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry

8 summer T-Shirts for guys!

For all those guys that are reading my blog, I really don’t make a lot of articles about men’s fashion but here’s one for you! If you’re a girl or a woman, you can make your special guy a surprise for his birthday or an holiday. Here’s the 8 summer T-Shirts that every guy should have in his wardrobe.

A big bold graphic T-Shirt is simple and casual.

 Saturdays NYC 40$

A surfer Tee has an energic and sporty look.

 Lightning Bolt 35$

An old-school stripes shirt can have a sailor vibe and/or can be very trendy.

 Levi’s Vintage Clothing 95$

A ’70s Ringer Tee is colorful and chic.

 American Apparel 16$

A suit-jacket tee should be a slouchy one to have a relax but sophisticated look.

 T by Alexander Wang 102$

A V-Neck shirt shouldn’t hit too low on your chest but neither too high around your neck. Find the perfect fit for a sexy and casual look.

 Alternative 24$

A vintage rock ‘n’ roller tee as a unique and hipster look.

 Worn Free 45$

A pocket tee is a versatile choice and can be worn with absolutely everything. Purple is very trendy this season!

 Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim 78$

Have a nice summer you guys 😉

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry

Holiday gifts ideas under 25$

Christmas is coming and it’s the time to give to all your loved ones. I’ll give you some nice gifts ideas for your friends, siblings, boyfriend, parents, grandparents, and everybody else on your gift list.

1. Mor lychee luxe gift set: Surprise your girly friend with this hand cream and perfume oil combo. It smells lychee flowers, berries and a hint of the woods. Prize : 20$ Buy it at : spacenk.com 

2. Amika mini leopard styler: Give this animal-print travel hair iron to your friend that travels a lot and likes to keep her hair straight (useful for bangs). It comes with a matching case and a complimentary trial packet of Amika Argan Oil Treatment. Prize : 25$ Buy it at : Sephora or sephora.com

3. Tocca crema mani hand cream viaggio: Buy this trio of Italian travel-size hand creams for your fancy mother. It comes in Stella (blood orange), Cleopatra (grapefruit cucumber) and Florence (rose). Prize : 18$ Buy it at : spacenk.com

4. Bath and Body Works New Year’s Eve pocketbac collection: Give to your anti-germ friend these champagne cocktail-themed anti-bacterial hand gels. Prize : 1,50$ each Buy it at : Bath and Body Works or bathandbodyworks.com

5. L’Oréal Paris colour riche Le Gloss: Surprise your makeup-loving friend who likes to have healthy lips with this shiny lip gloss. It’s packed with softening ingredients, such as vitamin E and argan oil, so it will keep her mouth prepared in case someone pulls her under the mistletoe. Prize : 7,95$ Buy it at : your local pharmacy or loreal.com

6. NatureLuxe mousse mascara: Give your eco-friendly friend, cousin or sister this Covergirl mascara that is packed with natural ingredients, like beeswax, carnauba wax and a touch of honey. Prize : 8,49$ Buy it at : your local pharmacy or drugstore.com

7. Ipod dock: Let your music-loving friend listen to all his favorite songs with this portable stereo speaker system for iPad, iPod, and any MP3 Player. It’s available in 5 colors. Prize : 21$ Buy it at : ihomeaudio.com

 

8. HEX watch band for Ipod nano 6G: Get your boyfriend this nano holder and watch so he can do his training in a techno way. Prize : 24,33$ Buy it at : amazon.com

 

9. French perfume decoupage dishes: Offer these adorable dishes to your grandmother or mother. They are designed after vintage soap wrappers. Prize : 12$ each Buy it at : rosannainc.com

10. Eliza stripe slipper socks: These cozy socks are perfect for lounging around on a chilly winter night. Give them to your friend that likes to be comfortable and stylish at night. Prize : 12$ Buy it at : Top shop or topshop.com

 

11. Stila daydream palette: Perfect your versatile friend’s look, by giving her this compact eye shadow palette that includes 22 eye shadows. She will be able to make all kinds of looks and make her eyes the star of the season! Prize : 18$ Buy it at : Sephora or  stilacosmetics.com

12. Bliss Santa’s little helpers: Buy your friend who likes spa treatment this spa-inspired lip and hand pair that will beat the dry, chapped skin that comes along with winter. Prize : 11$ Buy it at : blissworld.com

13. AE texting gloves: Surprise your friend who can’t live without her cellphone or her ipod with these cute gloves that allow you to text without freezing your fingers! Prize : 15,50$ Buy it at : American Eagle or  ae.com

14. Bacon salt: Does your dad or your brother adore bacon? If so, stuck his stocking with this funny condiment: Bacon Salt. It’s actually zero calorie, zero fat, kosher, vegetarian and it’s low in sodium. Prize : 6$ Buy it at : fredflare.com

15. Iphone case: A printed iphone 4 case will make your friend like even more her phone! Prize : 25$ Buy it at : Jcrew or jcrew.com

Here are some ideas! Have a nice holiday season! 🙂

If you have other ideas for our readers, please let them know by writing a comment.

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry