We have tons of great suggestions for dads, uncles, sons and brothers in our other guides, like Gadgets, Games, Movie DVDs and TV DVDs. Here we've added more cool stuff that you can use for gift ideas or to add to your own wishlist.
The device is pocket-sized and very easy to use, and it's fun to browse through all the old magazines, especially the pictorials! Priced at $299.95 this isn't an inexpensive item, but there's a ton of value packed into this device (check out our full review). Collectors will love it, along with casual fans as well.Everyone has a golfer or two on their list, and every golfer can stand to improve their short game. Enter SYNLawn's Portable Golf Greens and Fairway Mats. We'll be honest – these things aren't cheap: the 4'x4' Fairway Mat sells for $124.99 while the Portable Golf Green comes in at $139.99 for the 3x8 version, and $209.99 for the 4x10 model. But if your wallet can handle the hit, these mats are great ideas for golfers who want to tinker with their games throughout the winter months with some extra putting and chipping practice. Made with 100% nylon fibers to look, feel and, most importantly, act like natural grass, SYNLawn's mats provide a consistent, predictable ball roll and ideal ball lie conditions. We sampled the 3x8 putting green, which came with two cups and flags (the 4x10 version comes with three cups and flags). Admittedly, you won't be able to practice any long-range bombs on the smaller green but as any golfer knows, those eight-foot putts are just as important as any 28-foot putt, and if you want more green to work with, just bump up to the 4x10 version. Your favorite golfers will thank you when they're draining more putts than ever next spring!
The Dudes recently provided us with an eye-popping expose of Bullz-Eye favorite, Holly Weber, working the balls. We asked the Dudes to give us a short paragraph about Holly's participation in Ballwork4Dudes. Their response, "she's in her underwear bending over balls." Ask a stupid question... Holly also appears in their sublimely ridiculous "Yoga4Dudes." No balls in that one, but she does do a LOT of bending.
These gifts make a great stocking stuffer. Get over to Stuff4Dudes.com, check out "Ballwork4Dudes", "Yoga4Dudes" and their latest "TubeTopPilates4Dudes."
Guys don't mind practical gifts, so an electric razor is usually a safe choice for your dad, brother, etc. This one is easy to use and it produces a great shave, so you can't go wrong with this choice.
You can't go wrong with some quality liquor when buying gifts for the holidays. Whether you're wrapping them up or just bringing a bottle to a holiday event, most men appreciate a nice bottle to add to the bar over the holidays. Go to any liquor store and you'll find a wide variety of brands, and you will find something that meets your needs. We've listed some of our favorites that we tried over the past year.
Two hundred years in the making, Black Label is the signature blend from the House of Walker. Big whisky flavors with hints of rich fruit and smoke make this Scotch whisky the perfect gift for the father who stands strong as the cornerstone of his family. You can't lose with this one, and at a retail price of around $34 it won't break the bank.
If you're looking to spend a tad bit more, try the Blue Label which runs around $220. This is the rarest, most exceptional whisky from Johnnie Walker, and it's a good choice if you're looking for a more memorable gift. Just make sure you're around when he opens the damn thing!The Captain celebrated his 375-ish birthday this past year, and you can't go wrong with this excellent brand if you're buying for a rum drinker. We featured the Captain and Cola as one of our drinks of the week, but as you know there are all sorts of great drinks you can put together with a quality rum like Captain Morgan, and it's a great way to spice up a holiday party. With Marisa Miller now on board as First Mate, what more could you want? Back in July, Snoop Dogg teamed up with the folks at Landy to serve as a celebrity spokesperson for their cognac, at which point we summed up the news with the following equation: Snoop + LANDY Cognac = $WAGGER. That, however, was before we'd even had a chance to taste the stuff. Now that we have, we can confirm unequivocally that all of Landy's three predominant brands – V.S, V.S.O.P, and Désir – will all take your breath away…but, then, that's only if you're unfamiliar with just how strong an alcoholic punch cognac packs. (It hovers at around 80 proof.) Once you prepare yourself and sip the stuff accordingly, it's smooth as silk. The V.S. provides a nice blend of orange and grape flavors, while the V.S.O.P. takes the fruit that's already on the table and adds a bit of vanilla, along with a hint of oak. If you've got a little extra to spend, though, and you know someone who enjoys both the finer things in life and the coolest packaging around, then we'd have to recommend that you go with the Désir. Not only is the smoothest of the bunch, but it comes in a full-figured bottle that's decked out in a form-fitting red dress and matching hat. With this kind of presentation, it's a given that this beverage is strictly for true playas, but if you're a Bullz-Eye reader, then we know you qualify. In last year's Holiday Gift Guide, we raved about Balvenie's 17-Year-Old Madeira Cask, a whiskey with a pricetag floating in the vicinity of $100. Although we can tell you from personal experience that it was worth every penny, we here at Bullz-Eye have been affected by the economy as much as anyone else, so we can understand if you don't have that kind of money to throw around at the moment. Fortunately, Balvenie's got something a bit cheaper to offer this year. Granted, if you've done the math, you know that the Doublewood has five years less age on it, but the combination of having been aged in two different casks – first a traditional whiskey oak cask, then an oak sherry cask – results in the same depth of flavor that you've come to expect from a bottle with the Balvenie name emblazoned upon it. The Doublewood has a sweet nose and creamy body, leaving a hint of sherry on the palate and a long, warm finish. Now, keep in mind that you're still looking at spending the better part of $50 to get yourself a bottle of this stuff, but just think of it as getting all the taste for half the price, and it'll be a very happy holiday, indeed.