It all started out with an innocent debate as to whether Wes was on the Real World Austin or Sydney. Pat and I both felt strongly and decided to put a wager on our answer. The loser had to sprint to the trash cans nude. This isn’t as outrageous as it sounds seeing that it was 10:00 at night, our trash is 5 feet from the back door, and isn’t easily viewed from the street. Still, the excitement was there. I won. Pat dragged his feet, but like any good man, owned up to being wrong and sprinted out the door. I immediately slammed and locked it. I then started yelling, “Who’s out there?” and our dogs went nuts. Our neighbor’s lights came on and Pat used words that were 100% appropriate for the situation. I let him back in and he said that just like game night, I had ruined any future betting opportunities. (I might or might not have thrown a Scrabble board after losing.)
Today’s post is dedicated to little luxuries for your man. I had some making up to do. It was totally worth it, by the way. The items below are tested tried and true by some of the most important men in my life.
Lululemon game on boxer briefs, $24. The men said they were too expensive to buy themselves, which makes them perfect for gift giving. The fit is great and the colors are vibrant. The packaging is nice as well, no pun intended.
Kikkerland pens, $6 for 5. These were inspired by Mad Men and brought my brother back to his days of sitting at my dad’s desk. The fit is comfortable and has a clean print. I have never understood a preferred pen, but both my brother and my husband have preferences for their work. It is a man thing. http://www.kikkerland.com/products/retro-pens-set-of-5/
American Apparel V-neck tees, $21-28 for short sleeve. “You know how new sweatshirts are really soft until you wash them? I like these tees because they stay soft, like a brand new sweatshirt.” When men comment on a fabrication, you know it’s good. This fit model looks like a jailed junkie. They look better on real men.
Bugatchi socks, $19.75. When we were in France, the only thing my husband bought for himself were French socks. Printed socks are popular with men and give you a glimpse into their personality. I love finding an unexpected print peeking out of a serious suit. Bugatchi has fantastic prints and they last a very long time. Where to buy them? Of course….Nordstrom. Zappos also carries them.
Dunkin Donuts coffee, roughly $10 for 12 oz. I had no idea there was a cult following to this coffee. A good friend of ours was harassed in the store for refusing to say ‘dunkaccino’, but still goes back for the coffee. I have heard from several men that this is the BEST coffee. Apparently a Southern California store arrival is causing serious excitement. While you are at it, pick up the disposable coffee cups from the grocery store too. Their convenience is appreciated by your man.
Kiehl’s Products. Kiehl’s has clean, neutral packaging, appealing to men. They are no-nonsense and straight forward in their promises and goals. From their men’s line, my husband likes their facial fuel. They also have the best non-scented lip balm. Bloomingdale’s has a good in-store shop. I find that their associates are honest about the products too.