Gifts for the guys in your life

Molly Logan Anderson

Sometimes the men in your life pose special challenges when it comes to gift-giving. Whether you’re shopping for your husband, father or brother, look no further – this year’s guy-specific gift guide is sure to fill your list with ideas he’ll love.

Tried n' true

Husband: There’s nothing like footage of his favorite team in action. Check out the NFL Greatest Game Series and find the volume showing his players at their best.

Dad: Spruce up happy hour with a fresh set of beer glasses from Crate and Barrel. He’s sure to love the Buzz collection, suitable for beer, wine, water or juice.

Brother: Just like you, he’s spending all his iTunes dollars on Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber for his kids these days. Help him refresh his MP3 player with an iTunes card and a splurge on his own musical whims.

Experience this

Husband: Release his inner Phil Mickelson and purchase a few sessions with a golf pro at his favorite club. Just think how good he’ll feel hitting the links come springtime.

Dad: Visit good old Baskin Robbins together. Remember the days when ice cream with your dad was the end all, be all? Make sure Dad can have his favorite sweet any time with a gift card.

Brother: Give a blast from the past by attending a “Star Wars” convention or seeing a show like “The Lion King.” Turn yesterday’s memories into today’s time spent together.

Get sentimental

Husband: Is there a beloved possession he’s lost along the way of life? Maybe a favorite baseball card or treasured copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird”? Restore his collection with a little research to find whatever he’s missing.

Dad: Create a book of life experiences at a local print or photo center to remind him of what he means to everyone. Gather letters, meaningful quotes and poems from loved ones to match with photos from over the years.

Brother: Dig up a copy of his favorite record or cassette in CD form. He’ll be able to relive his glory days in state-of-the-art sound.

Wrap it up

Husband: The sports section never looked so good. Yesterday’s news makes great recycled wrap, just make sure to tuck a gift card for next year’s subscription into the ribbon.

Dad: Make your own paper for small gifts with a scanned family photo. Dad is sure to love the memorable image of the two of you together.

Brother: Tuck a cold-weather cap inside the bow. Find one displaying his alma mater or his favorite team’s insignia.