2017'S MANLIEST GIFTS Eight Gifts Anyone Would Love to Give or Get this Holiday Season
We’ve all done it: rip the wrapping paper off to reveal what’s inside and force a smile as to not offend the gift-giver.
And we’ve all had this thought, “Why in the hell did that person think I would want this?”
It takes a bit of creativity and thought to give good gifts—it truly does. And the fact of the matter is that some people just don’t have it. We’re here to help with these ten gems—feel free to distribute these and add to your list. Let the world know, “THESE ARE SOME THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE!”
A PuttTek Putting Course for the Backyard
Back in the 80s, having a Nintendo was the ultimate status symbol for a kid—now you can have an Augusta-like putting course in the backyard. PuttTek’s Putting Courses can add features such as bridges, waterfalls and leaderboards.
“I built the first one in my backyard and I wanted it to look like a real golf course, not goofy golf. And then I put up a leaderboard like you see at the Masters and the top 10 scores are there for everyone to see,” Founder Camron Howell tells ManScore.
Each hole costs around $5,000 to $7,000—the average bill is around $30,000.
Blanton's Single-Barrel Bourbon
If the stocking is big enough, feel free to load it up with Kentucky bourbon. Its soft notes of rye, caramel and mild oak are a joy. Bottles retail for $50 to $60.
Klemens Schillinger's Substitute Phone
This is the perfect gift for that friend or family member you know with an out of control smartphone addiction. Rather than hours and hours of meaningless/pointless clicking and scanning, break the addiction with these stone beads which are incorporated in to the body and lets the user scroll, zoom and swipe. This calming limitation offers help for smartphone addicts to cope with withdrawal symptoms.
Bang & Olufsen A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker
This baby cranks 360-degree sound, offers 24 hours of battery life, is splash and dust resistant and sounds damn good. It can go everywhere: beach, golf course or park – or carry it around and blast it for everyone to enjoy. Can you put a price on good sounding tunes? Yes, $400.
Sennheiser HD1 Wireless Headphones
Keys to a quality gift are: A) Has to be awesome
B) Something that someone might not buy for themselves
The HD1 is a minimalist masterpiece, crafted from luxurious materials including ear cups made with genuine leather. And Sennheiser sound is the best in the business. Also, the HD1 is wireless, so there’s no cable, unless you want one, which is included, but who wants cables? And there’s a microphone for phone calls. All these bells and whistles for $350.
Converse Chuck Taylors
Here is a gift that transcends time and generations—“Chucks” were nice when they came out and they’re still quality. Anyone would be happy to have a pair of Chucks: dad, mom, granddad, brother, cousin or significant other—what other gift has that kind of range? Cost: $50 to $120
Losi K&N Desert Buggy XL
This says a lot, but this remote-control cost more than a grand—yeah, a thousand bucks. The Desert Buggy XL was designed to withstand the rigors of intense off-road driving with a terrain-killing 4WD drivetrain, injection molded roll cage, and 4mm aluminum chassis. Under the hood, drivers will find a 23cc gasoline engine and a gas tank that delivers over 40 minutes of relentless action on a full tank. It’s faster than a lot of cars—simply put, this buggy is bad ass. Retail: $1,100.
Here’s a good starter kit:
• CHAUVET DJ Mini Kinta IRC LED DJ Lighting for $80
• CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR 56 LED PAR/Wash Light for $80
• American DJ M-2020 20-inch Glass Mirror Disco Ball for $90
• American DJ M-103HD Heavy-Duty 3 rpm Mirror Ball Motor (for the disco ball) for $23
• American DJ PL-1000 Metal Pinspot Light (for the disco ball) for $20 For around $300, someone can have their very own nightclub.
Imagine the parties: NYE, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Friendsgiving—this is indeed the gift that keeps on giving. Give, get and be jolly on these holidays! That’s the ManScore way! Happy holidays everyone!