“Tommy-wear – Hilfiger, Bahama, it really doesn’t matter cuz its going to end up as an expensive rag in his garage”

Struggling what to buy the rugged male on your list who is picky about the tools he uses, the clothes he wears and the bourbon he drinks?  This man also despises getting gifts.  He views it as a weakness, as if he is asking someone for a favor or a handout.  We all know and love that guy, whether it be our brother, father, uncle or grandfather.

We are dedicating this holiday gift guide to the ladies out there struggling with this dilemma, but also for the rugged male we just described.  Perhaps we can help this man avoid getting a lovely turtleneck for Christmas, or maybe some Tommy-wear – Hilfiger, Bahama, it really doesn’t matter cuz its going to end up as an expensive rag in his garage.  Take note ladies.

We broke it down into categories to offer these gift suggestions for the rugged man in your life.

For The Outdoors Man

Zippo Woodsman 4-and-1 Tool

Call it a handy camp tool or a survival tool, no tool gives you more capability for the weight or the money.  Carry this one Zippo® product into camp and you have a bow saw that cuts oak up to 4” in diameter, a mallet, a stake puller, and a hatchet with a 5” blade – Hoo-Ha !

For The Traveling Man

Rugged Leather DOPP kit

“Up with the sun, gone with the wind”.  Not all corporate men pull Louis Vuitton luggage through the airport.  Some prefer to carry it, like a man, or travel with a backpack, even on business trips.  This Oil-Tanned Bison DOPP Kit from Coronado Leather is for him.  A classic men’s toiletry kit perfect for the traveling man.  Made from a rugged, heavy-duty (6-7oz.), American Oil-Tanned Bison leather.

For The Hemingway

Hemingway Leather Journal

All rugged men like to observe, but some like to observe and record. For the writer, sailor, hunter or mountain climber on your list. This Rogue journal is crafted for long-lasting durability, with dual-waxed thread to create the crisscross binding, and a tough leather strap closure to keep everything secure. Papa Hemingway himself would have been proud to own this journal.

For The Nautical Man

Weather Storm Glass

How and if this storm glass really works is a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside to predict the weather 24-28 hours out. Framed in lacquered solid polished-brass case; can stand or wall mount. Wood Mounting Plaque has etched-brass plate that explains storm-glass dynamics. Fitzroy Storm Glass is named after famed meteorologist Admiral Fitzroy, who used a storm glass in 1750 on a historic voyage with Charles Darwin.

For The Extreme Sports Adventurer

Bern Snow Helmet Watts

For the snowboarder, skier, biker or skater, The Watts Helmet from Bern will protect your man’s noodle from the unplanned rude awakenings that his chosen recreation will serve up.  The Watts combines a visor with top and back vents to provide a balance of airflow and style. Sun, rain and snow – you name it – the Watts defends against it. “From Alaska to sunny training days at Hood, the Watts works in all situations.” – Rob Kingwill.  Show some creativity and go Orange or Fatigue, anyone can rock a black helmet.

There you go folks, we sincerely hope this Men’s Holiday Gift Guide has provided you some inspiration.  Please leave any thoughts behind in our comment section.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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