May 31, 2012

Surprise Him With a Meal on the Grill

Now that summer is here and in full swing, skip cooking inside over a hot stove and move outside in the fresh air and grill out instead. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so surprise him sometime with a delicious home cooked meal on the grill.

My favorite recipe on the grill is honey mustard grilled chicken with some grilled vegetables on the side. To make this you will need a grill (of course), two boneless, skinless chicken breasts, tin foil, and an assortment of rinsed red potatoes and baby carrots, 1/4 cup honey. 1/3 cup dijon mustard, 2 tbsp mayonnaise, and 1 tsp of your favorite steak sauce. Combine the honey, dijon mustard, mayo, and steak sauce in a bowl and dunk the chicken breasts in the mixture (make sure they are completely soaked in this dressing). You can place this on the grill when you are ready and make sure the chicken gets cooked to an internal temperature of at least 170 degrees Fahrenheit. To prepare the vegetables, cut up the red potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Lay out a larger piece of tin foil and place the potatoes in the tin foil. Pour some carrots on top and season the vegetables (I usually add some butter as well). Fold the sides of the tin foil up and make sure the vegetables are completely covered. This can be placed on the grill next to the chicken. Enjoy!

May 30, 2012

Men's Rings Make a Great Gift That He Will Love

Father's Day is coming up and I'm looking for something great to show my dad just how much he is appreciated. We are making him a dinner of his favorite foods and giving him a gift. He has mentioned in the past that he would like a ring to wear on his right hand. My dad has a wedding ring on his left ring finger and really appreciates great jewelry.

We found a great website that has a ton of men's rings to choose from. They have rings in all different materials, it's going to be hard to choose just one! They carry rings made of tungsten, titanium, palladium, cobalt, and more. You can find which material works best for his lifestyle and purchase one accordingly. They offer great rings at great prices. If you are looking to get someone you love a ring, look no further because this great website carries several rings in many different styles.

May 29, 2012

Bean Bags He'll Love

My guy loves to have his friends over and grill out in the backyard while enjoying a couple of beers. This is his favorite thing to do in the summer and his buddies all love to come over.

He also enjoys having a little friendly fun competition. This is why I want to give him this great bean bag set made by Mainstreet Classics. It comes with two boards and eight total bean bags (two colors, four of each color). I know he will love this gift and he and his buddies will have a great time playing it in the backyard this summer while the meat is cooking on the grill. If I know them like I think they do, they will most likely set up a tournament bracket and really take it seriously!

This is very easy to transport and can be taken camping, tailgating, or to somebody else's house if need be. The boards have easy to carry handles and it's lightweight which makes for easy transport.

May 26, 2012

Give Him the Gift of a Great Wedding Band

I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with the man I love. It's such a huge step to take to get engaged and married, but I know we're ready for it and I'm very excited. He proposed with an absolutely beautiful ring and it took my breath away. I have started to do a lot of the wedding planning and that doesn't help my excitement! If I could, my wedding would be a few weeks away, not several months away! 

I am starting to look for a wedding band to give to him on our big day after we exchange our vows. I want to have a perfect wedding and am looking for the perfect ring. I want to show him how much I love and appreciate him with a great wedding band. I came across several great men's wedding bands today online. I love shopping online because it's much easier than dealing with the hustle and bustle of jewelry stores. There are so many to choose from! They carry tungsten, titanium, cobalt, palladium, and more. You can find the perfect ring to match his style and lifestyle. 

May 25, 2012

Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

Rocky is a classic character played by Sylvester Stallone. I found this Blu Ray collection of DVD's called "Rocky: The Undisputed Collection" that is a featured deal on Amazon this week. You can get Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, and Rocky Balboa for the great price of $29.99. That's six Blu Ray movies for just $29.99 and is a great deal. There is also a seventh disc that comes in the set with bonus features.

Your guy will love this as a gift. He can watch 532 minutes of action packed drama with the talented Sylvester Stallone who also assisted in the writing of these movies. The movies are about a man who is a loan shark enforcer by day and a semi-pro boxer by night. The first one was released in 1976 and is an all-time classic. It was the highest grossing film of the year and is still popular today.

This box collection makes a great gift for a guy who loves action packed movies. This makes a great birthday or Father's Day gift.

May 24, 2012

Get Him a Men's Titanium Wedding Band

I love titanium as a material in a men's wedding band. There are so many great things about titanium, it is gaining a lot of popularity in the jewelry world. Titanium is great for a variety of reasons and I can share with you why. If you are unfamiliar with the properties of titanium wedding bands, I bet you will be jumping on the bandwagon when you hear how great they are! 

Men's titanium wedding bands are unique and exceptional. They are lightweight which a lot of people like. They aren't heavy to wear around and are comfortable. Titanium wedding bands are very durable. Of all jewelry materials available, they have the highest ratio from strength to durability out there (they are stronger than steel but much lighter). 

If you have an anniversary coming up and would like to treat your man to a renewed wedding band, or if you would like to give him this great gift on the day of your wedding, look no further. Titanium wedding bands are phenomenal. 

May 23, 2012

Shorts for Summer



When the weather heats up, it's important to dress accordingly. My man never goes shopping for himself, so I like to give him gifts of clothing at the beginning of the season to make sure he is ready for the weather!

This season, I went to get him shorts. He only has a few pairs because they got weaned out of the closet over the years so I picked him up four pairs of shorts. I got this pair shown above and they are his new favorite! They are blue plaid and look great on him. They also have grey/black on them, so they can be worn with a black shirt, grey shirt, or blue shirt. It's also a great gift idea to get a few shirts to go along with the shorts! They are lightweight and perfect for the hot weather of summer.

Even better, these shorts are on sale so you can get them at a great price!

May 20, 2012

Baseball Tickets For Father's Day

When I was a young child, one of my favorite things to do was play catch with my dad in the backyard. He taught me at a young age how to play ball and how baseball works. I would look forward to playing catch with him after supper every night if it was nice outside. I got pretty good at it! It was nice to go to school and show some of the boys up at recess :)

For Father's Day (which is coming up next month, by the way) I ordered some tickets to go watch my dad's favorite professional baseball team with him. It was really easy to do (I used Stub Hub) and I think he will enjoy it a lot! It will be a fun day that we can spend together and he will have a great time watching the Minnesota Twins. Hopefully they win!

May 18, 2012

Watch


This is an awesome watch. I came across it while checking some things out online and had to share. This watch is made by Movado. It is a 'Large Bold' Aluminum Case & Silicone Strap Watch. I love this watch because it is modern looking.

The aluminum case adds durability and the silicone strap adds a sporty look and feel. The numberless dial is decorated with concentric circles. This makes for a sleek look. This watch is great for anybody with a busy lifestyle that is always on the go. It is waterproof up to 40 meters. This watch is from Nordstrom, and if this exact style isn't for you, there are many more great watches available online! 

If you are looking for a birthday present to get your man, or a Father's Day present for your dad, this makes the perfect gift! 

May 16, 2012

Get Him a Movie and Turn It Into a Date Night

The Grey was released just yesterday and is a great movie to watch with your guy. This is a thrilling movie that is action packed. Liam Neeson stars in it. It's about seven men who are oil workers. Their plane crashes in Africa and they are led to survival by a skilled huntsmen as a pack of wolves is trying to hunt them down. I won't give too much away, but picking up this DVD would make a great gift for a guy!

In fact, you can turn it into a date night. You can pick up the movie (available at Target, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart) and make a delicious dinner that the two of you can share. Try out a new recipe for something new! This is a great dinner and a movie date that can be at home, so even better yet you can wear your comfy clothes and pajamas! Once dinner is done, pop the movie in, make a bag of popcorn and enjoy your date night! He will love the movie, and you can always hang onto his arm when the action gets intense :)

May 14, 2012

Men's Jewelry Makes a Great Gift For Him

Father's Day is next month! How are you going to celebrate your father and show him how much he means to you? My siblings and I are chipping in to get our father the awesome titanium bracelet you see pictured above. He doesn't care for watches. Since he uses his phone to check the time, he finds it pointless to wear a watch. This is why we decided on this bracelet. It's masculine looking and is a great way to wear jewelry on his wrist without sporting a watch.

Men's jewelry makes a perfect Father's Day gift. There are great pieces of jewelry to choose from to fit your father's style. It is modern and masculine. He will love it! They have rings, bracelets, necklaces and more. If you are looking for something more unique and nontraditional, they carry cuff links, money clips, flasks, and more. No matter what your dad's style is, you can find him something great. 

May 12, 2012

Portable Outdoor Baby High Chair

As you know, this blog is dedicated to giving gifts to "him". This usually implies that the gift is for a male significant other (most of my posts are) with some great gifts thrown in there for dad's, brother's, uncles, and grandfathers. Today I'm changing it up a bit. I have a birthday party to attend tomorrow for my nephew. He is turning one. I figured he would be receiving many gifts that are toys and clothes, and nothing is wrong with that. That is all stuff that he can use. Being the unique person I am, I bought him a gift that he can use outdoors. His parents love to camp and that is why I fell in love with this gift.

It is a portable outdoor baby highchair. This is perfect for outdoorsy families. It can be used on camping trips, in the backyard, on the patio or porch while grilling, at picnics in the park, and more! It's easy to carry and comes with a canvas carrier with a strap. 

May 11, 2012

Get Him a Palladium Ring That's Designed to Last a Lifetime

If you are on the fence about which ring to get him for your big day coming up, I'm here to help! I recently got married and my ring of choice for my husband was a palladium ring. I know just how hard it can be to choose the ring right when there are so many out there available! It can be overwhelming. This is especially true when you are in the middle of wedding planning which can be intimidating enough on its own.

Palladium is a naturally white precious metal. These rings are incredibly durable. They are much stronger than white gold or platinum. There are no alloy metals in a palladium ring, so it won't tarnish, either. Palladium rings are very shiny and never have to be polished. What a relief! They are beautiful rings that are hypoallergenic. You will love your palladium ring as much as my husband does. It was a great decision to go with palladium!

May 10, 2012

Give Him the Chance to Drive a NASCAR

Cloud 9 Living provides great experiences for people to participate in and is easy to give as a gift. You can choose from the experience type you want and many eligible gifts are available.

I found this great gift idea where you can give your guy an opportunity to drive a real NASCAR! There are different regions for which you can do this in: Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Phoenix,  Santa Barbara, Richmond, San Diego, Raleigh, Philadelphia, Kansas City, San Antonio, Orlando, New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Miami,  Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, and more.

This is the driving experience of a lifetime. There are professional workers to ensure his safety. There is also a racing suit and helmet available, so he can get fully suited up just like the professionals. He will be the envy of all of his friends!

May 9, 2012

Windshield/Dashboard Mount for iPhone


     I love getting my guy things that he can use! He travels a lot for work so he's always using his iPhone as a GPS and using it to help him find his way when he's on the road. (By the way, I just hopped on the iPhone bandwagon a few weeks ago, and I'm obsessed with my iPhone 4S, by far the best phone I've owned thus far--Siri is awesome!) 

    Anyway, I wanted to pick him up something to make this much easier for him. I found this windshield/dashboard mount from Akron that is great for holding up any iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S to display. It looks like a great product that will make his job much easier, and not to mention a lot safer! He can find the place he needs to go using the "Maps" application on the iPhone, then simply place it in the mount holder and let the phone guide him to his destination! 

May 7, 2012

Make His Day With a Massage in Orange County

Do you ever give someone a gift "just because?" It's a great way to let somebody know that they are appreciated and valued. It makes a person feel so special to get a gift "just because."

Last week, I picked up my man a gift certificate for his favorite place to get massages in Orange County: Cloud Mover Day Spa. They have a great menu of services available. They do waxing, massages, skincare and facials, body treatments, and more. The massages available (which is what he's going to use his gift certificate for) include hot stone, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swedish/Relaxation, deep tissue, and many specialty massage treatments.

You can imagine my man's surprise when he came home from a long day at work to a gift certificate sitting on the table for him to use!

May 4, 2012

Batman Combo Gift


I like to give gifts that go together and compliment one another. I put a lot of effort into giving people presents (as you can tell, since I dedicate an entire blog to it!) I like to spend a long time deciding the perfect gift to give that will plaster an instant smile to their face. I came up with this fun idea for anybody to give to a man in their life that loves Batman.

Batman is a classic comic book superhero that is loved by many. There is a second movie coming out this summer as a sequel to "The Dark Knight." It's called "The Dark Knight Rises." This is supposed to be a box office hit and your man will LOVE being treated to a date night with you if you took him to this movie in theaters. A great addition to this movie date idea would be these Batman cufflinks. Every time he looks down at them, he can think of the great movie date you had together! These are fun and he will definitely be the envy of his friends.

May 1, 2012

A Great Read for a Guy



I was walking through the mall today since it rained all day. I like to try and stay busy even on rainy days when there's nothing more I feel like doing than laying in my bed and reading a good book. I'm a huge fan of books, and all kinds at that. I will read almost anything. Now that doesn't mean that I like everything, but I believe in giving every book a chance. Some of the books that I never thought I would like become my favorites!

Alex is always saying that he would like to get into reading. He sees how much I enjoy it and is interested in seeing what great books are out there. I picked him up this book today at Barnes and Noble. It's called Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. It was on a display for books that are among the best of the month. I read the description and know he will love reading it. It's about a 19-year old who is scheduled to attend a tribute at a Dallas Cowboy's halftime with other surviving members of the Bravo Squad. He doesn't feel like a hero and thinks about his family and fallen comrades. It's a story about a man reflecting on his time and experiences in the Iraq war. If you have a Nook, this book is also available to purchase for your eReader.