Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gift Guide: High School Hunk

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I always start men's gift guides by saying that buying gifts for men is always the hardest. So far, we've covered the Camo Man and the Tech Genius. Today, we'll tackle the high school male, or as we've named him for this post, the "High School Hunk."

Of course all high school students are not the same, but hopefully there's something on this list that will suit the fancy of the guy on your list. Some of these items require a little explanation, so just check out the text under the link for a little more info! As always, for a bigger and better view, just click on the image above and open in a new tab!

1. Quik Shade Sports Chair: $25.49, Amazon
          Even if your Teen isn't a sports fan, this is a must-have for pretty much anyone. You never know when you're going to need an extra chair, so I like to keep one in my car. This model is especially spectacular because not only does it have two cup holder, but it also has pockets on the sides and an optional shade. What more could you want?

2. Factory Critter Socks in Black Skull: $5, J.Crew Factory
          I can't help it. I'm a sucker for socks, and they're always a great stocking stuffer. You can just roll them up, tie them with a bow, and stuff them on in that stocking.

3. Ax Print Boxers: $8, Gap
          Gap always has cute boxers, and so does j.Crew. That's not to say, though, that these are the only boxers you can choose. I just feel like you can never have too many underwear or socks.

4. Custom Dart Boards: $43.95, PhotoDarts
          There are so many ways this gift could go. I chose a Duke one to show that it could feature your teen's favorite team. However, The website, Photo Darts, allows you to upload any sort of photo you'd like. Think of it! (Hint: this is also a great gift for your friends who have recently been made single).

5. Spotify Gift Card: $30, Amazon
          I'm too behind the times to be using Spotify, but I hear that's what the kids are doing these days. All except Taylor Swift, that is. If your High School student isn't a Spotify fan, then maybe an iTunes Gift Card is a better choice.

6. Plug In Wireless Doorbell: $14.99 Amazon 
          You were a teenager once, right? Then you know how much teens value their privacy. What better way to respect that then adding a little doorbell outside their bedroom door? It's Genius!

7. Oktomat 35mm Camera: $39, Lomography
          You may think that $40 is a bit pricey for a plastic camera, but just think - current high school students actually grew up with digital photography. I own one of these cameras, and I think it's a lot of fun. The camera has eight lenses that, when you push the button to take a photo, take eight separate photos in succession. When the film is developed, each print actually has eight frames in it. I used to like to send them as postcards when I was at FIT. Just think what kind of creative things your high school student could do with this!

8. Sizzlin Bacon Tee Shirt: $20, The Mountain
          The Mountain is home to all kinds of crazy shirts, from Unicorns to Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches to Bulldogs wearing leather jackets. You've seen these guys around. What you might not know, though, is that they're 100% organic, and the more you wash them, the softer they get. I own more of these tees than I care to admit, including a kitten one, one with a unicorn, one with dolphins, and an undisclosed number of others. Explore this website. It's well worth your time.

9. Drumstick Pens: $8, Uncommon Goods
          Is your kid that guy who was always drumming on his desk in high school? Or is he, perhaps, a drummer in a (or the) band? If so, these are perfect for him and also for annoying his teachers.

10. Neutrogena Men Razor Defense Shave Gel: $4.99, Neutrogena
          I assume you can get this at most drugstores as well as on the Neutrogena website. According to the info on the link above, this shave gel is oil free, dye free, and for sensitive skin. If your High School Hunk is already shaving, chances are, he needs something for sensitive skin. Because Acne is the worst. I should know; I still have it.

Check back tomorrow for more holiday gifting ideas!


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