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Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas

2014 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010, product photos from, photo collage by Rosie2010

2014 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010, product photos from, photo collage by Rosie2010

We all know that men are difficult to buy gifts for. What we do know, however, is that men love gadgets. In all the lists of cool gift ideas for men, electronic gadgets are listed as number one cool gift for men, followed by other gadgets upon gadgets, and a Lamborghini somewhere in between. Some must-have gift ideas for men, listed cell phone as number one. It seems that there was a survey done asking men if they would rather be on an island with their wife/fiancé/girlfriend or their cell phones, and 70% of men chose their cell phones. Astounding, isn't it? I mean astounding that 30% of the men surveyed who answered otherwise, lied.

How men survived the human species after years of receiving neckties as gifts for Christmas, Father's day and their birthdays, heaven only knows. Although it's been rumoured that some men had hanged the well-intentioned necktie giver using the necktie gift as a noose, no written records could be found.

Thank goodness for cool gadgets, right guys?

Most electronic gadgets are rather expensive. But men love gadgets of any sort. Men love gifts they could play with and tell their friends about their new toys. Men are really boys at heart. One thing I love about men is that most men don't really care how much you spend on their gift. It's how cool and fun the gift is, that matters to them. So unlike, women.

So, here are some really cool gift ideas for men in 2014. You might want to get a head start for Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Christmas and birthdays.

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2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Cell Phone

As recent survey shows, cell phone is the number one cool gadget in your guy's list.

If he is an Apple iPhone user, chances are, he already got the new iPhone 5. Recent reports show that 62% of U.S. iPhone 5 sales have come from existing Apple iPhone owners who are upgrading to the new device. But, if he is waiting for you to surprise him with a new iPhone 5 for for his birthday, by all means, surprise the poor guy.

If your guy is an Android user, it is interesting to note that while the iPhone smartphone maintains a lead in the U.S., Android still dominates worldwide. However, taken as a single model, the iPhone is still the biggest seller globally, stronger than popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Among the Android phones, Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best to compare with the new iPhone 5. So, if you can't decide which smartphone to buy, here is a summary of an in-depth comparison recently published in Digital Trends between Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

  • iPhone 5 is better than S3 when it comes to design and construction, screen quality, user interface, audio and video, cameras, voice assistants, and future updates.
  • S3 is better than iPhone 5 when it comes to feel, operating system features, charging and connecting accessories, maps, and battery life.
  • Tied when it comes to app stores, personalization, hardware specifications, and voice and LTE data service.

So, there you go. It's your call. One thing for sure, a new cell phone is a really cool gift for your man this Christmas, Father's Day, or his birthday.

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Cell Phone Accessories

For this Christmas, you might also consider cell phone accessories such as uber cool cell phone case, car charger, windshield/dashboard car mount holder, and earphones with microphone.

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These cell phone accessories are great gift ideas for men who love cool gadgets for this Christmas.

iMagnet Mount - 201 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

iMagnet Mount - 201 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

iMagnet Cradle-less Magnetic Mount with Quick-snap Technology, Smartphone Car Windshield Dashboard Universal Holder

iMagnet Mount for smartphones is an amazing innovative approach to mounting. It's so simple to use... snap on, snap off. It's super fast one-handed operation makes any mount and dismount action effortless. It's incredible.

This smartphone holder features include:

  • Effortless quick snap and remove mounting action, innovative and seamless
  • Adjustable swivel for maximum accessibility, allowing a 360 degree rotation and a 90 degree swivel
  • Easy to install and no tools required; Patented high-resilience sticky gel suction cup, stickiness returns after cleaned under water
  • Package includes: 1 iMagnet Mount for Smartphone, 1 round metallic plate, and 2 adhesive metallic plates for installing on virtually any smartphone. (Cell phone is NOT included.)
  • Comes with one year manufacturer's warranty.
  • Dimensions: Size (LWH): 5 inches, 3.5 inches, 3 inches. Weight: 5.76 ounces

Your guy will definitely love this really cool gadget. Super great gift idea for him this Christmas.

Cell Phone Case - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Cell Phone Case - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Bear Motion Luxury Genuine Top Lambskin Leather Case for iPhone 5 - Brown

A super cool protective case for cell phone is a great Christmas gift idea for your man, assuming he got a cell phone. Of course, he does. All guys got a cell phone... ok, we'll call it smartphone.

This Bear Motion leather case for iPhone 5 is awesome.

Product features include:

  • Premium soft lambskin leather - Durable, comfortable to touch and beautiful
  • Super premium foilo case for iPhone 5 - Fits perfectly to protect your phone
  • Perfect cutouts - use all features without ever taking it out of the case

For those guys who love their droid, check out the Luvvitt DIESELux Premium Genuine Leather Pouch for Samsung Galaxy S3. It's the best case for the galaxy s3. Made of very high quality leather and it fits the phone perfectly. Comes in 12 colors.

Skullcandy Ear Buds - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Skullcandy Ear Buds - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Skullcandy 50/50 Ear Buds with Mic3

These ear buds with Mic3 by Skullcandy is the granddaddy of coolness. Your guy will definitely love this gift. He might even give you a bear hug and a kiss in front of his buddies, even if that is not a cool thing to do... just caught in the moment.

The Skullcandy 50/50 ear buds features include:

  • extraordinary sound comparable or even better than more expensive professional headphones
  • excellent quality built, the input jack feels very sturdy, the ear pieces are comfortable and very durable.
  • comes in protective case with reinforced front to prevent being crushed.
  • looks super cool and very stylish with the Skullcandy logo imprinted on the buds.
  • comes with manufacturer's lifetime warranty
  • available in 10 colors

The only thing that can be said against these ear buds is that the buttons do not work on Android, but that was expected as they are designed to be used on iOS. Ok, two things. The mic works well on iOS, but not too good on droids.

You might also check out the GOgroove audiOHM HF Black Earbud Headset with Hands-Free Microphone. GOgroove is a groovy brand with groovy cool products. This ear bud headset is amazingly good for its price. Great sound and super comfortable, with hands-free microphone with one-touch controller for calling and voice dial. Super cool gadget.

Ear Buds are definitely a cool gift idea for men who love cool gadgets.

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Wireless headphones - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Wireless headphones - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are great gifts for men. Men can turn the TV up as loud as they like watching their sports without bothering their partner/wife/fiancé/girlfriend (you!). With the wireless headphone, men can even go to the kitchen or washroom without missing their show. Being wireless, they can just get up and go. How cool is that? These wireless headphones are great for the computers and listening to their favorite music. Definitely one of the best gifts for men for birthday, Father's Day, or Christmas.

Take a look at these really cool wireless headphones.


  1. Sennheiser RS120 926 MHz Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Cradle -The RS 120 is a lightweight RF wireless headphone system with open, supra-aural headphones. Ideal choice for both hi-fi and TV use, the headphone receive sound through walls and ceilings so you won't have to remain in the same room as your equipment. Power comes from NiMH batteries that are recharged by simply putting the headphones on their transmitter base. Weighs just 8.1 oz., and comes with a two-year warranty.
  2. Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphone with Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound - This wireless headphone system is made up of a pair of wireless headphones (HDR 170) and a multi-purpose transmitter (TX 170) which also functions as an 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station. The RS 170 also features a dynamic bass and surround sound listening modes for a state-of-the-art movie theater experience. No setup needed.. simply plug the transmitter's cable into your HDTV or home theater system's output and you're ready to go. The wireless headphones operate on 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, which are included. The transmitter also acts as a charging stand for the headphones when not in use. Weighs just 7.6 oz. with range of up to 260 ft.


Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you want the very best headphones, you just got to go with Bose. And the QuietComfort 15 headphones are the best Bose headphones. These awesome headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise and more of your music and movies with clear lifelike sound. It boasts of long-lasting comfortable around-the-ear fit You won't find this combination of benefits in any other headphone. Great for frequent travelers, and anyone who just want the very best.

Your guy will not like these Bose headphones; he will love it. I promise. Most definitely one of the coolest gifts for men.

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Floating Gloves - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Floating Gloves - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Floating Globes

Yes, floating globes! A must-have gift for men - great for the home or office. A floating globe will give men hours and hours of inspiring wonder and amazement. These globes are so cool. Men can observe earth in space without flying to the moon. An electromagnetic field levitates the globe so it literally floats in space, just like our planet. No man should be without one. Definitely one of the best gifts for men.

  1. Fascinations Levitron Globe World Stage - This 4 inch globe comes with an advanced magnetic drive that allows the Terra Magic AXIS to rotate for months. Terra Magic AXIS 4” globes feature four distinctive color styles with an attractive base.
  2. Levitron AG Anti-Gravity Globe - This 4 inch globe is a museum-quality globe with bold and beautiful colors floats above a futuristic base. It comes with AC power that plugs into any outlet.

These floating globes are designed to illustrate many magical aspects of our world. They will cause people to react with amazement and ask "What makes that work?" or "How is that possible?" A great conversational piece. Absolutely one of the best gifts for men.

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Portable Scanner - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Portable Scanner - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Magic Wand Portable Scanner

Men will love to have one these magic wands. The magic wand portable scanners are super cool to show off to their friends. These portable scanners can scan pictures, magazines, books and documents in color!

No need to have bulky scanners that you don't have room for on your working table. No more scanning one picture at a time. Who got the time to scan one picture at a time? The magic wand scanner will do the trick in one simple scan.

The Magic Wand Portable Scanner is one cool electronic gadget that men will love to receive as a gift for Christmas, Father's Day, or for his birthday.

  • VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner (PDS-ST410-VP) - The VuPoint portable magic wand scanner features

    • Scanner for color & monochromatic images, documents, magazines
    • Sensor: A4 Color Contact image Sensor
    • Resolution: Standard Resolution: 300x300dpi (default); High Resolution: 600x600dpi
    • External Memory: Support Micro SD card up to 16GB (Micro SD card not included)
    • File Format: JPEG

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Spy gadgets - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Spy gadgets - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010


Every man wants to be James Bond. James Bond is one super cool spy. Well, men can be super cool spies with the proper spy gadgets. And what is cooler than spying on their unsuspecting buddies with a camouflage camera/video pen, a watch or a motion detection clock camera.

These super cool spy gadgets are absolutely one of the best gifts for men who are spy wannabes.


Miniature Spy Scope - A spy can't go around without a Spy Scope This super cool compact spy scope is miniature but very powerful. You can zero in a vehicle license plate from two blocks away and able to clearly read all the letters. The optics system is constructed of double optical prism which reduces its size significantly to fit in the palm of you hand . The exterior frame is made of tough and feather-weight metallic alloy. The minimum distance is 3 meters, perfect example for this, is the ability to read a bar code of a box on top of a tall warehouse shelf. This spy scope utilizes advance optics system which increases brightness by 10-20% when used at night. How cool is that?


Spy Camera / Video Pen - This stylish looking black ballpoint pencam is amazing. It has a pinhole video camera so small you almost can't see that it's there. The intelligent design includes 2GB of built-in internal memory for storing your video. Viewing or copying the videos is easy, and you can connect the standard USB plug straight into your computer to view your movies. You don't need special cables, or adapters, and drivers. In addition, you can use the USB port to recharge the pen's battery to give up to 90 minutes of video recording time before needing recharging again.

This spy pen features: video format AVI 640 x 480 resolution, continuous total storage time over one hour, internal memory 2GB, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery charged by USB from computer. Another cool gadget.


Spy Watch

A must-have in spy gadgets. This video watch features full color 1.4” TFT screen to watch recorded videos and live playback.

You can record Video and Photos in the dark with real Night Vision technology!

This cool video watch features include:

  • loaded with Apps and Games, including Spy Detector and Lie Detector Apps
  • includes rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery and USB connection
  • compatible with Mac & PC.

Really cool gift for guys who wanna be a spy.


Spy Sunglasses

Another must-have spy gadget for Agent 007 is a cool spy sunglasses.

This uber cool spy sunglasses features include:

  • 3 Mega Pixel Pinhole CMOS video camera in sunglass frame,
  • built in 4GB Memory (2.5 - 3 hrs),
  • 30 Frames Per Second Recording Speed with 640 x 480 Resolution in the AVI video format.
  • Works with Win98, WinME, WinXP, Win2000, Vista, Win7, MAC.

Another super cool gift for men who've always wanna be a spy.


Spy Robot - The Erector Spykee Micro Remote Control Robot is a mini me version of erector favorite spy robot.

This micro remote control robot features include:

  • infra red control,
  • light and sound system.
  • Using the compact transmitter, you can move him forward, backward and turn.
  • 3 different ultra space sound effects.
  • Assembly is easy with the included instructions and tools.
  • Requires 3 AG13 batteries (not included).

Ok, it's not really a spy robot, but it is a really cute toy... I mean gadget. Men loves to play with robots. Get him one.

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Solar Power Radio/Flashlight/USB Phone Charger - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Solar Power Radio/Flashlight/USB Phone Charger - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Solar Power Radio/Flashlight/USB Phone Charger

Talk about the ultimate gadget! This super cool gadget is the granddaddy of coolness. No one likes to think about disaster, but being prepared can make chances of surviving one much greater. Make your man a hero. This super cool gadget will make a great gift for men.

  • Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger - At only 5.25 inches, the MICROLINK FR160 literally fits in the palm of your hand. It also includes a powerful solar panel, no hassle of batteries or adapters. If that wasn’t enough, this super cool gadget also has a full sized USB port to easily charge any small electrical device such as an mp3 player or cell phone. You’ll always know what’s going on, thanks to the AM, FM and NOAA Weather Band tuners. With the additional flashlight and cell phone charger, this gadget is beyond cool. Men will simply adore this.

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Sports Watches - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Sports Watches - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Sport Watches

Men love sport watches, specially multi-functional. The more functions, the better. They might not use all the functions but as long as they're there, everything's cool. Sports watches are not only for men who play sports, or run marathons, or go deep sea diving. If they watch football on TV and drink beer with their buddies, that's good enough. They need a sport watch. Sport watches are definitely one of the best gifts for men.

  1. Casio Men's PAG240T-7CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Titanium Watch - This really cool Casio sport watch is loaded with contemporary must-haves, like a titanium band that closes with a double push-button fold-over safety clasp, a triple sensor that provides altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and compass information, five alarms, a 1/100 second stopwatch, a countdown timer, and the ability to display time in 12- or 24-hour formats. The watch's large digital display is backlit for after hours use and world time is quickly available in 48 cities. In addition, this watch boasts a water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters), reliable digital quartz movement, and a mineral crystal. Awesome watch!
  2. G-Shock Rescue Concept 7900 Watch - This Casio shocking red G-Shock watch is an absolute eye-catcher. It is shock resistant, 200m water resistant, low temperature resistant, LCD (-20 C / -4 F), Flash Alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer time-up alarm, countdown timer progress beeper and stopwatch auto-start), Tide Graph (tide level for specific date and time). Definitely one cool gift for men.

2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010


3. Tommy Hilfiger Men's 1790797 Sport Black Tonal Silicon Watch

This is a gorgeous watch! This Tommy Hilfiger watch is an excellent watch, big and super lightweight, and very comfortable.

This stunning watch features include:

  • a black on black tonal look
  • black ion plated stainless steel case with a black bezel and a double layered black dial featuring the 12 and 6 in Arabic numerals with hour and minute markers on the outside ring
  • accented white and red rotating color wheel on the left side of the dial moves when date changes
  • black textured Silicon strap features an embossed Tommy Hilfiger logo and a stainless steel buckle closure for comfortable wear
  • Water-resistant to 165 feet (50 M)
  • Tommy Hilfiger's ten-year limited warranty

Ok, not too many functions to play with... but, your guy will love it and his buddies will be green with envy. Now, that's a super cool gift.

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Stress Reliever Fun Gadgets - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Stress Reliever Fun Gadgets - 2013 Best Gifts for Men: Cool Gadgets Gift Ideas, by Rosie2010

Stress Reliever Fun Gadgets/Toys for Men

Yes, men get stressed out too. Women shop or eat ice-cream when stressed out. Men play with toys. Ok, we'll call 'em toys gadgets.

Here are some stress reliever fun toys.. I mean gadgets, gift ideas for men.

Add these really cool gadgets and adorable gifts for men.

  • The Ex Kitchen Knife Set - For men who love to cook, and have pent up anger towards their boss, their exes, or the annoying guy in the next cubicle.. here's such a great gift. Cooking is therapeutic, but with this set of knives at his fingertips, he'll be dancing and whistling in the kitchen in no time. This really cool kitchen knife set comes in six colors: black, white, red, green, orange, chrome
  • Dead Fred Pen Holder - This pen holder is such a great stress reliever. Just looking at it will make you smile. A neat and cool gift idea for men to relieve stress from day to day annoyance in the office. It's a great conversational piece as well. "Who did you kill today?" A definite hit gift for men.
  • Splat Stan - Silicone Drink Coaster - This is a cute.. ok not cute.. cool gift for men. Another great stress reliever. Just looking at this drink coaster would make him smile. And imagining he splat the guy who keeps getting a raise and whose job he is doing on top of his, is not only way cool - it's beyond cool! Men love gifts like this. Definitely a fun gift for men.
  • Desk top Stress Rocket - This one is the greatest among gift ideas for men to relieve stress. Now I call this a toy. Ok, a gadget. This is not only a stress reliever but such a cool toy/gadget as well. Men will appreciate your thoughtfulness and sense of humor. Men love rockets. Give him one.

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Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on February 06, 2013:

@Keeley, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub on gift ideas for men, and found some gifts for your Dad, boyfriend, 2 boys, and even your boss. How cool! Cheers!

@Techicated, LYNNCAPLAN, cancerina, car-leasing, HawaiiHeart, tarajeyaram, Rufus rambles, AboutInvesting, Eliminate Cancer, Reves-diary, cocofireah, Java Programs, skys, oldnoname, marinedrive:

I have not been attentive of my hubs lately, and had missed replying to your very kind and thoughtful comments. My bad. I apologize, and I thank you all for reading my hub and leaving me a comment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I wish you all a wonderful day,


Keeley Shea from Norwich, CT on February 05, 2013:

Holy Cow! This is an informative hub!!!!! I love most of the stuff too. I have voted up and useful and will save it to my favorites for when it is time to buy gifts for dad, boyfriend, or my 2 boys, or my boss even! Super AWESOME!

Kathryn Kutny from New York State on December 03, 2012:

I like your gift ideas for men. I will have to get my hubby something from this list. I think he would love the floating globe!

LYNNCAPLAN on November 04, 2012:

Really cool atomic watch, got him one for fathers day last year. although when daylight savings does come around, unless you place the watch near a window overnight, its not so easy to reset. this year for his birthday it wasnt so easy. he always says he does not want anything, for me its always a struggle to find something nice that he will use for years to come, rather than getting a throw away gift. i did find an incredible quality messenger bag called the Tofino by RADBLACK. for those fussy men in your lives, try them.

cancerina on May 04, 2012:

yea but what to get a sporty boyfriend who is deeply into triathlon racing?? I cannot afford a bike, a special one..

car-leasing on March 30, 2012:

I Like the floating globes, they look really interesting.

HawaiiHeart from Hawaii on March 21, 2012:

That floating globe is so cool!

tarajeyaram from Wonderland on March 21, 2012:

Wow - very nice hub! Voting up and up. Men would be glad to get some of those gifts. Keep up the great job.

Rufus rambles from Australia on March 20, 2012:

haha very good! My boyfriend actually asked for a G-Shock watch for his birthday and he got it! Spot on!

AboutInvesting from United States on March 20, 2012:

You have some great ideas! I loved the floating globes and had never seen them before. Voted up!

Eliminate Cancer from Massachusetts on March 20, 2012:

I'll have to check this out again during the holidays :)

Reve from Dhaka on March 18, 2012:

On my point of view, it certainly depends on the age of the person. Most of the youth will not prefer having books as the gift, and you can certainly try out some cool gadgets as the gift. For adult, you can try out giving some books, watch and some other things according to their likings :)

cocofireah from USA on March 05, 2012:

Thanks for this great tips of gift ideas!Look like very god!

Java Programs from India on March 05, 2012:

Hi Rosie2010,

Very wonderful ideas for the gifts to men ..... specially those scanners and watches ..... very cool stuff ...

Great info .... keep the good work up .....

Samad Aslam Khan on January 27, 2012:

Some of great business ideas. Especially the sports watch is the one I liked most. It has nice features and worth to buy.

oldnoname on January 26, 2012:

Both the floating globe and the spy gear need to be in my possession ASAP!

marinedrive on January 25, 2012:

Great gifting ideas buddy.Under 100$,I would say these gifts are awesome.I like TV wireless head phone the most.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 25, 2012:

Thank you all for dropping by. I'm glad that you enjoyed reading the gift ideas that I think are really cool for men. I also love the other gift ideas suggested. Cheers!

Have a nice day y'all,


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