Stumped on what to get the man in your life for Christmas? From your music-obsessed boyfriend to your sports fan dad, there’s something for every city guy in this gift guide. By Sarah Shaker.
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Does your man pride himself on his sense of style or just need some knocked into him? This Clifton Charles GroupMe Experience is a great way for you to gift your guy and three of his buddies (or your fiancé, his dad and groomsmen) a custom dress shirt fitting, while learning some trade secrets for looking awesome in menswear. There’s even scotch and light bites to snack on as they admire their reflections in the mirror. They’ll feel like they stepped out of Mad Men on a classy boys night out.
With NFL and NBA seasons in full swing, Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club just announced a winning package for sports fans: on any sports game of your choosing, get a private room for up to 20 people with unlimited beer and their signature 40/40 Wings for 3 hours for $1,000. While this may be a steep gift price, why not go in on it with fellow ladies to gift your guys with a boys night out? The 40/40 Club’s exclusive private rooms feature lounge seating, custom billiard tables, multiple large screen HD televisions and individual sound systems. When your guy can’t make it to the Barclays Center or wants to celebrate a special occasion in a big way, this sports package gift is sure to win his whole crew over.
Does the man in your life secretly wish he were a Rockstar? Gift him with some real music skills! NYC Guitar School is offering a beginner class through CourseHorse where he can learn the fundamental habits of a superior guitar player and master the basic chords and understanding to prepare for further study in all styles of guitar. He’ll even play great songs by artists such as Green Day, U2, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Guns ‘n’ Roses with confidence. And if you’re guy is obsessed with video games, check out CourseHorse’s 4-week Video Game Voice Over Class at Actors Connection NY.
Order your cookout king the right BBQ and hot sauces to get ready for summer parties in his Brooklyn backyard. Virgil’s mild barbecue sauce, available in a three-pack, incorporates elements of barbecue styles from South Carolina to Texas: It’s made with mustard, white vinegar, ketchup, molasses and brown sugar – all found in Kansas City, Memphis and Texas-style sauces. There’s also a surprising Asian touch: soy sauce. And if he likes his meat with heat, spike it with Virgil’s Hot Sauce, available in packages of four bottles for $18.
Gift your city guy who’s a fitness guru with an upstate getaway at Lake Placid Lodge, complete with an Olympic Fitness Seminar. This Adirondack Mountains resort is offering guests complimentary weekly seminars from a premiere Olympic Trainer, Dr. Brad DeWeese. This town has been home to the Winter Olympics not once, but twice, in 1932 and 1980 providing a perfect location to learn from a pro. Dr. DeWeese is one of the Nation’s premiere sport scientists and sport performance professionals and has trained many Olympic. Your guy will get first hand knowledge about nutrition for performance, strength training for distance athletes, program design for competition and biomechanics of running.
Women aren’t the only chocolate lovers out there! Neuhaus’ classic Liqueur Chocolate Gift Box combines 20 quality chocolates with the finest spirits, such as Remy Martin, Cointreau, and Glenfiddich, packaged in an elegant leather box, perfect to gift your man with a sweet tooth this holiday season.
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