At first blush this profile you’d think would be easy to shop for, but they regularly say things like, “I don’t want anything” or “I don’t need anything”…and they won’t give you any hints when you ask. You try to make considerations around niches he’s into, but it seems like he has the things he wants/needs in that space. The ideas below, hopefully will spark some inspiration if not hit the nail on the head immediately.
Grill/Smoker – A popular brand today is Traeger cause you can key in on a temperature and it’s more set it and forget it…but they can be on the pricey side. You could buy a cheaper, more traditional grill or smoker as an entry source into the hobby also. The benefit to this gift is you get to try his cooking experiments.
Full Size Helmet of favorite team – We are linking to a football helmet, but you’ll know which team/sport is his favorite. This is a really cool piece for the mantel, man cave, or desk at work.
Youtube Premium Subscription (or other streaming signup) – This could probably be an “experience” or a “thing”, and both bros and nerds would probably love it, but let’s leave it here for now. Youtube premium specifically, eliminates ads, and maybe more importantly, let’s you listen to YouTube music even when your screen is off or you’re in another app. In other words, it can replace Spotify/Pandora for him. However, any streaming service he doesn’t have would be an amazing, unique gift.
VR Headset – This may come across as a more “nerdy” gift, but we feel like we see more enjoyment from bros. Especially now that there is a game called Pro Era that is very similar to the Madden games. If this doesn’t make sense to you — don’t worry it will to him.
Kayak – have water nearby? This a gift we think he’d love that he may not even know he wants…or he’s wanted for a long time and can’t justify buying it himself. We’re linking to an inflatable option to eliminate the need for buying anything special for transporting it.
Circular saw – this may seem like an odd choice, but this is the perfect saw type for someone you think may be flirting with wood working. It’s versatile…with enough jigs/attachments this can work like a table saw or a miter saw — two other saw types that tend to cost way more. The linked to brand is DeWalt which is well respected, but you can check to see if he has a preferred brand.
4-way neck workout – This one may surprise you, but a true bro actually wants their neck to be bigger. They may cloak it by saying they want to prevent injury/their neck hurts, but in reality they want a huge neck like Takeo Spikes. Did you just Google him — dude had to buy special shirts cause off-the-rack stuff wouldn’t fit him. Also, we’re linking to an entry level one from a brand that has a very expensive ~$200-$400 versions. This one listed is ~$40…he really wants the $200 one but he knows that’s crazy to buy himself or even expect for you to get…the cheaper one will do for now.
Pancake Compressor (with tools?) – Air compressors are powerful, versatile units your dude may want and not even know it. There are tons of tools that run on air, and getting him the compressor gets him into the game. And if worse comes to worse, then at least you have a steady source of air for your tires.
3d Printer – I know this may sound like a nerdy gift, but we actually know a lot of bros that constantly brag about their 3d printer. They can make pieces that will help around the house, and keep them from needing to go to Lowes/Home Depot.
New Custom Suit – we don’t recommend buying him one directly. Get a gift card, or set up a fitting for him at a local custom tailor. This would be one of the few clothing-related gifts that are truly exciting. Every dude wants to look sweet in a suit, but they don’t want to set up the custom fitting, let alone pay for the “extravagance” — “I’ll just get a crummy one off the rack”. DO NOT BUY THE SUIT ON THE LEFT, we just needed an image to use.
Ok, now we’re on to the most important part, and probably honestly the cheapest. Your man actually wants to give this to YOU for a gift, but he’s too worried to try. He wants to get you some crazy lingerie that he is worried you think would be trashy, but he doesn’t want to waste money on “cute” or “playful”…he wants crazy, from-his-dreams lingerie. Below we’ve listed some options. Our recommendation is to get 2…that way you have one for him to open, and when his jaw drops to the floor, you can flash him a little bit of what you have on underneath your clothes right then. That’s then officially curtains on his ability to think the rest of the day.
See-thru dress “thing” – we just found out these are called chemise…no one really cares what it’s called, he’ll love it more than all the other gifts combined and this is cheap as it gets.
Fishnet lingerie WITH garter – definitely get this, garters are great, it will confuse and tantalize him. These are all good things. These are all pretty cheap on Amazon, and there are other places out there that charge a fortune…it’s cool and all, but do not spend a lot on this stuff unless you want to. We don’t care.
Micro thong bikini – we know it’s not technically lingerie but it’s a fantasy for him. He wants to pretend like he’s out at a beach with you, and he’s showing you off in this without actually having to be in front other other people. He wants you bad in this.