Gift Ideas for Hunters is There a Special Hunter in Your Life?

If you aren’t a hunter, you may wonder what you can possibly give a hunter that supports the hobby and isn’t too customized (or expensive).  Obviously, you aren’t going to buy a firearm or hunting boots – those are too specific to each person. Here are some great gift ideas that most hunters would enjoy.

Gift Ideas that are not Hunting Related

Hopefully (and legally), your hunter should not drink alcoholic beverages before or during hunting; but many hunters do like to toast a successful hunt once they are done. (In fact we keep our guns in a gun safe to keep them away from people that should not handle guns.)  Is your hunter a whiskey drinker?  A nice bottle of whiskey would do nicely.  Is your hunter a beer drinker?  Consider picking up some hunting themed beer like “Moose Drool,” “Trout Slayer,” or “Slow Elk.”  You could also consider engraved glasses for the after hunt toast with the names of the hunting crew!  Some hunters celebrate with a cigar at the end of the day as well, so you could consider a nice cigar.

Another good option for a hunter is a book.  There are all sorts of books about hunting, both fiction and non-fiction.  Your hunter also might have a great appreciation of the outdoors.  You could also consider a book that takes place in your special person’s favorite hunting area!

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Hunting Related Gift Ideas

Does your hunter camp when he or she goes hunting?  If so, there are all sorts of camping gear that can support a hunt.  A headlamp is a necessity if you are spending any time outdoors.  There are also battery powered and solar powered tent lights.  Both of these can be useful if your hunter heads out early in the morning (before light) to a deer stand.  If your hunter is active in the winter, a warm pair of socks or base layer always goes a long way, as well as a warm hat.


If you are a worrier, like I am, you might want to invest in some safety gear to help you both feel more at ease.  If you don’t have a gun safe yet, then you should check out some of the modern advances with biometric gun safes.  There are also some great options for GPS tracking.  Does the hunter in your life own a smart phone?  Investigate some paid (and even free) GPS apps.

If you are worried that this could run down the batter life of the smart phone, there are a variety of cases or portable charges that can boost battery life without an outlet. They also have solar chargers available that hook up to devices via USB.  There are also stand alone portable GPS devices, some that you hold and there are also GPS watches.  Of course, you want to know where you are, but what if you can’t see anything?  Consider a nice set of binoculars, or even night vision goggles.  I know when I need night vision goggles, there is no substitute. For communication out on the hunt, your hunter might need a good set of walkie talkies, and for communication to those outside of the hunt (in an emergency) you could consider a satellite phone.

A Gift for the Well-Groomed Man

Let’s face it – men are tough to buy for.

It can be a real test of your detective skills to figure out what to buy for your husband, brother, son, father, or any other male in your life. What do you notice him saying he needs? What is he looking for when he is rummaging in the garage? What commercials does he look interested in on the TV?

Sometimes you have to really search and think outside the box to come up with a good answer. That’s one of the reasons why it is so hard to write a guide on how to buy for men. As such, we’ve broken it down to be a bit more selective and will give you a great tip on what to get for the well-groomed man in your life.

Grooming Equipment

It’s not by chance that the special man in your life looks put together every time you see him. He’s spent some time thinking about how he wants to look and making sure he has the tools to pull it off. Whether that’s just a good razor, some hair product, or an intense cleaning routine, there are things he does to look that way every day. If you can figure out what he needs, there are multiple options when it comes to helping him look great ever day.

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Beard Trimmer

Does he sport a beard, mustache, or good sideburns? If so, a beard trimmer is absolutely essential.

If he is already well-groomed, he may have one he prefers already, but if it’s getting old and worn down, you need to find out and you are then the hero when you swoop in and give him a top of the line beard trimmer.

You might find luck in an all-in-one version that has a foil shaver on one end and a trimmer on the other. Some even have edgers that you can use to define really sharp clean lines with. This will certainly help any well-groomed bearded man stay on top of his facial hair and come out looking clean and put together each and every day.

Nose Hair Trimmer

While certainly not as glamorous as some of the other options out there, how many men do you know who actually own a really good nose hair trimmer (or any one of these products for that matter)?

Men of all ages will have issues with errant nose hairs becoming annoying or unsightly. Rather than worrying about them being uncomfortable throughout the day or being an embarrassment in a business meeting, men should keep a trimmer to get their nose hairs in check. You can also get some options that are for nose, ear, and eyebrow hair, once again offering the all-in-one option for added convenience and value.

We recommend the NT9130 for the electric version and if you want a really cool little tool, the Groom Mate Platinum XL is a really cool manual trimmer that has nothing to do with electricity or motors.

Grooming Kit

There are kits out there that contain combs, brushes, oils, creams, tweezers, trimmers, and any assortment of items a man might need to make sure he is well-groomed. Sometimes it is the little things that make the biggest difference. You could look good but a bit unkempt if you don’t take care to get the little details. A grooming kit is usually made up of all the major tools a man needs to stay clean and tidy.

A nice leather bag filled with manly scents and tools is a great way to show your affection.

Whatever you choose, you might have to do a bit of leg work before you actually find the right gift! Men can be tricky, but we hope that with our guide above you won’t have as much trouble if you’re buying for a well-groomed man.

Gift Ideas for the In-Laws

Like many spouses, you may find yourself charged with the task of buying a gift for your in-laws, and haven’t a clue where to begin. There’s some good news: this is one of those rare cases that it’s okay to double-up and give a ‘combined gift’, therefore affording you to double your budget for a gift whilst halving the effort and resulting in a gift that is sure to earn you kudos from both your significant other and their parents.

You might want to take the following into consideration before you start shopping for holiday gifts: are you spouse’s parents are retired or not? What activities do they enjoy together? Do they have grandchildren? Do they travel a lot, or are they homebodies? Just these simple questions may point you to a gift solution.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the In-Laws

If they are proud grandparents, you have a wide variety of gift choices. Perhaps you could give them a digital camera, so they can capture all of those precious moments during the holidays and for years to come. Along the same lines, a scrapbook compiling a year’s worth of photographs is a lovely way to showcase memories and accomplishments. You might also consider having a professional family portrait taken and framed so they can hang it proudly on their walls.

If your in-laws have the travel bug, you could gift them with a new set of luggage, some themed travel guidebooks, or a subscription to a popular travel and lifestyle magazine all make great gifts for the travel-inclined. Neck pillows, blankets and other products that are specifically designed for travelers are sure to be appreciated the next time they set out on a long flight or drive.

Maybe they spend a lot of time in the kitchen, in which case you have boundless options. Consider a new set of knives or high-end cookware, an array of exotic spices or oils, or a series of cooking classes for couples. There are many stores, catalogues and websites that you can order gifts that will arrive monthly, such as seasonal fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meats – gifts that keep on giving throughout the year.

The same goes for the green-thumbed parents: specialty magazines, books and tools that are focused on gardening are all excellent choices. There are also a variety of ‘clubs’ that will deliver them with a gift every month for a year, a constant reminder of your love and appreciation.

If you are looking for something that will bring the family together, never underestimate the power of classic board games or puzzles that will provide everyone with hours of enjoyment.

If you combine your in-laws interests and hobbies with a little thought and creativity, you’ll find not only a holiday gift they will love, but also one you and your spouse will be happy to give them, one that reflects your love and appreciation for all that they do. Browse more gift ideas: Click here

Unique Gift Ideas for your Husband

Choosing a unique Gift for your husband should be easy; after all, no one knows him better than you do. You see him every day, you know his likes and dislikes, how he spends his spare time. You may find yourself stumped, wondering what you could give him to reflect how much you love and appreciate him. Here are a few suggestions to help you in finding that perfect unique gift for the man you share your life with…without having to revert to the boring socks-and-boxer short option.

First, make sure you have a plan and shop early. Malls are a disaster during the holiday season and only get worse as the holidays approach. If you get your gift shopping out of the way early, you’ll have less stress and more time to focus on your family, friends and getting into the holiday spirit. 

Unique Gift Ideas for your Husband

If you assess your husband’s hobbies, you’ll have a myriad of gift options just there: if he enjoys golfing, there will be plenty of gifts waiting for you at your local pro shop. The same goes if your husband enjoys fishing – a trip to the bait & tackle store will supply you with limitless possibilities, and if your husband enjoys gadgets and technology, going to a store such as Best Buy or Circuit City will provide you with countless unique Gift options. More ideas of unique gift click here:  http://giftbowtique.com

If you decide to gift your husband with clothing for the holidays, be sure to pick something that you know he will like, not just something that you would like to see him in. Giving a gift isn’t the time to try and change a man’s appearance; it’s about showing him how much you care about him. That being said, you might also consider gift certificates to his favorite stores so he can pick out his gifts himself. There are always a lot of options at beauty counters, too – cologne teamed up with face wash, aftershave in a handy toiletry bag make wonderful and practical gifts.

Maybe you’re considering a big-ticket item for your husband…in which case a new television for him would be perfect, just in time for the Superbowl in January. Maybe his watch is looking a little tired and worn down, so you might surprise him with a new shiny timepiece. If you two enjoy traveling, a pair of tickets for a weekend getaway would be an excellent choice. If he’s a sports nut, you could always scope out some tickets for a big game next year or a limited edition jersey from his favorite team. Maybe he’s a music buff, in which case you could get him tickets to that concert that he won’t shut up about.

Whatever you decide, with a little thought and effort, he’s sure to love whatever gift you decide to give him this holiday season. Don’t underestimate the power of catalogue and online shopping, either – many stores offer free shipping during the holidays for purchases over a certain dollar amount. If you do decide to go the traditional store route, just be sure to shop early to avoid the crazed masses and to save your own sanity.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Teenage girls are a notoriously picky bunch, and finding the perfect holiday gift may seem like a frightening task. Equipped with a little knowledge and research, you’ll be able to find a gift she’s sure to love, and save you from pulling your hair out and wandering aimlessly around a mall. Get more about holiday gift visit: http://www.giftbowtique.com/holiday-gift-ideas-for-your-wife/

If the teenager in question is your own daughter, you should already have a little insight into her interests and hobbies. If she’s a bookworm, you might consider a collection of books by her favorite author or in her favorite genre. If she’s a music buff, listen for names of bands that she likes, and pay attention to her music collection – this will help you choose CDs and concert tickets should you decide to add to it. Maybe she’s a budding fashionista, in which case you could gift her with a subscription to a well-known fashion magazine, and a few new pieces to add to her wardrobe. Make sure you keep receipts and tags for clothing and shoes to ensure an easy exchange or return if needed.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

If the teen girl you’re buying a gift for isn’t your daughter, it might seem like a more difficult task than it actually is. If you aren’t sure, do a little research and ask her parents what her interests are: what kind of music does she listen to? What sports does she play? Is there something specific that she’s had her eye on for a while? You should try and steer clear of clothing for teenage girls, as sizing and taste varies greatly. A gift card or certificate to a trendy store might be a better choice in this case. There are also lots of fun scarves, gloves and winter hats in stores this type of year, that don’t require specific knowledge of sizing, but still make great gifts for girls.

Make-up and toiletries always make fantastic gifts for teenage girls. Many stores and websites offer fun holiday promotions and gift sets, packed with fun lip-glosses, perfumes, body lotions and washes that girls always seem to love. Teen girls also love candles and accessories for their bedrooms, which are widely considered as an oasis and an escape away from what they consider a drama-filled life. Generally, holiday gift baskets and packs come pre-wrapped in pretty little bags or baskets, which means less work for you, and more bang for your buck.

Other great gift ideas to consider are concert tickets for the next time her favorite band is in town, fun and trendy jewelry and hair accessories, or pajamas and slippers. Journals are also a trusty and popular gift for this age group, as are notebooks, stationery and note-card sets; look for monograms or initials for that special, personalized touch.

Gift Ideas for Computer Geeks

Looking for a holiday gift for your favorite techie or computer aficionado may seem like a daunting task. While shopping around you may begin to feel your wallet palpitate in your pocket. Many of the new hot tech toys can be quite expensive, not to mention complicated. For the low-tech-not-so-computer-savvy of us it may seem like a foreign language when the salesperson starts talking about bytes, whether mega or giga, or ram, or wi-fi. But you can still find a gift to please without taking out a second mortgage on the house or selling your soul to the proverbial devil.

It’s important to have an idea of what kind of equipment they already have. For example, what type of computer do they use, a Mac or a PC? When looking at software titles it’s important to make sure they support the computer type. Most techies love talking about their computers so you shouldn’t have a problem getting this information out of them without looking suspicious.

Gift Ideas for Computer Geeks

Do they have an MP3 player like an iPod? There are a wide variety of cases available both online and in stores that will reflect their personality and interests, as well as protect their precious investment. You also might consider one of the myriad of accessories designed especially for the iPod, like dock and speaker sets, which turn the unsuspecting gadget into a full-on stereo, or one of the many car accessories that will allow them to stream their playlist through their car stereo. You can also purchase gift cards for the iTunes store, so they can add to their extensive music library.

If they are of the gaming type, you can head over to your local electronics store and ask what the latest and greatest in computer gaming is. Make sure you know what system they are using, though – whether it’s an Xbox, a GameCube or a Playstation, as this will determine what version of the game you buy. Also be sure to get a gift receipt in case they get duplicate gifts, or in the case they already have the game you purchase. There seems to be a resurgence of vintage or ‘classic’ video gaming as well, in which case you may earn extra ‘cool points’ if you check out thrift stores or auction websites for old gaming systems, like Sega or Super Nintendo, in good and working condition.

Other gadgets to consider may be digital cameras and accessories and web-enabled cell phones. If you are still stuck for ideas, subscriptions to well-known tech magazines are make great gifts and go on all year, and gift certificates are always well received. The internet is a great tool in both researching and buying gifts for geeks, as well as minimizing the amount of time you’ll spend fighting holiday traffic, both on the road and at the malls. Click around and visit some of our sponsors for more great gift ideas and suggestions.

Holiday Gift Ideas for your Wife

Choosing a gift for your wife may seem tough, because who else knows her better than you do? You know her likes and dislikes, what she does in her spare time and what sort of style she has…but still, like many husbands, you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to choosing the right Holiday present for her. With some simple suggestions, a little thought and ingenuity, you’ll be able to pick the perfect gift in no time at all.

First piece of advice: don’t leave buying her gift until the last minute. Shopping malls the weeks during the holidays, especially the week before Christmas, are a nightmare, and only add to the stress of buying gifts. If you decide what you want to buy her ahead of time, you’ll save yourself a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Women love gifts that allow them to pampering and rejuvenation. Your wife may enjoy a lovely basket filled with spa products will allow her some time to herself to relax, as would a certificate for a massage, facial and pedicure at a spa. You could also consider a gift card from her favorite make-up counter at the mall, or a bottle of her favorite perfume or perhaps even a new fragrance. If you choose to go to a store or makeup counter for these products, you should find yourself surrounded by associates who are eager to help you choose the right gift – take advantage of this, so go prepared. They’ll ask you questions about her, and the more specific you are about her likes and dislikes, the more they will be able to help you.

If you decide you would like to give clothes or shoes as a gift, make sure you know what size she is before you go. This will save both awkwardness when the associates ask you what size she is, and also her having to go back after Christmas to exchange the items and perhaps and risking the chance that they may not have the same stock on hand.

You might consider a gift that fits her hobbies and interests; if she loves cooking, you could give her some cookbooks and kitchen gadgets, and a certificate to a couple’s cooking class. If she likes the outdoors and hiking, you could get her a new backpack and hiking boots, and a guidebook for a trip you intend on taking her.

You should give her a meaningful gift that is a reflection on how much you love her. If you can, avoid giving her a generic gift, like CDs or DVDs, as her main gift. Also, if your wife is a homemaker, and unless she has expressed her interest in a specific item, you may want to avoid giving her kitchen or household appliances, as these look like you’re actually giving a gift to yourself. She may love them, sure, but you should try and give her a meaningful gift that shows her how much you love her and that she will remember and cherish for years to come.