10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

And the #1 present to give the man… A Toilet Coffee Mug! (there’s another gift idea after this…)


Yes, I said it, a toilet coffee mug! Listen, it is hard to buy for the same person every year and be inventive. So, here’s a great gag gift that will have the whole family laughing. I gave one to my Mum’s and everyone laughs when they see it. Be the man posh, business or blue collar, they will laugh when they open this present. The best part of this present is the coffee really adds to the effect of this present. It’s so gross it’s hilarious.

Anyway, I’m not going to leave you with this for your number one present to give to the man. I have another one here somewhere… Where is it… Oh, here it is. Now, this present has not come out yet but if your man is a tech savvy guy who likes to have the new upcoming thing, you can order this bad boy ahead of time and give him a picture of this present.

You ready for this?…

Present #1 is… The Smarty Ring!!!


This ring is awesome and it’s not out yet. You have to get it on indiegogo.com at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smarty-ring and they mail it to you later. But this is definitely the gift to give if you want to be totally original. No one knows about this ring and it is just plain amazing!

What they have done here is invent a ring that you can see your messages on without taking out your phone. So if you get texted, the ring let’s you know and you can just look at the ring and it scrolls the message.

Did you know that the average person looks at their iPhone every 6 minutes? How ridiculous and annoying is this, especially if you are hanging out with this person. No more staring at your iPhone and walking with no direction. The ring does it all for you and it has cool accessories to shop for also. If the man doesn’t like to wear a ring then he can just hang it around his neck. This gift is pretty much a slam dunk, these days, for men of all ages.

Now, this gift is $175 and I’m sure they will get cheaper as they get more popular. But to give a gift that isn’t even out yet and is sure to be a hit is the ultimate gift in my eyes. Just wrap a picture of it with the description and make sure the man knows this is not on the shelves yet. He is sure to be amazed.

So that’s it folks, “10 Great Gifts to Give the Man this Christmas. I hope I was of help and if I was, please leave a comment and follow my blog. I will be doing “The Top 10 Christmas Films sure to Put you in the Holiday Spirit”  next. I will go through the best films to watch to get you into the Christmas spirit. Some you will know, some you won’t, but I guarantee you they will get that Christmas spirit rumbling inside of you.

Also don’t forget to come see the 1st episode of “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatonatrain.com  I am a struggling artist just looking for support for my new series. I don’t want money or much of your time, just your loyalty as a fan.

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift #2 is… a snow ball launcher!


Yes! A snowball launcher! I love this gift! It is so fun! I can see my Granddad, uncles and cousins playing with these, especially  with the kids. Everyone loves a good old snow ball fight. This is also a great gag gift, but a little expensive at $30.

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10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift #3 is… Toy Skeet Shooter!


Oh yeah! I bought this one for my uncle! It is so fun and any man who does not like this little device, then I question them as a man! Yes, it’s a skeet shooter, a digital one. The box launches a skeet, you track it with your gun and then fire away. When the infra red laser hit the skeet it breaks apart. But don’t you fret, you can assemble it back together easily for yet another turn. It launches like 3 skeets at a time and then you have to reload it again. You can get it for like $70 on ebay.

So if you want to buy something fun, original and just plain awesome, the man in your life will play with this one for hours. I kind of wish I had one actually. Oh well, maybe Santa will be fun this year.

Also come check out my television series “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatontrain.com  If you love “The Twilight Zone” then come take “A Seat on a Train!”

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift #4 is… Remote Control Helicopter


Now, I don’t care how old the man is that you are buying for, this is a slam dunk gift… as long as they don’t have one already! This is a great gift because they vary so much in model, size and price. So you can get exactly what you want and spend as little or as much as you like. If you want to get the cheapest for a stocking stuffer, you can get them as low as $20. They also can get a lot larger and price into the thousands.

They have a chopper for every type of man out there. If he’s military, you can get an army version which launches missiles (how cool is that!) If he’s a control freak, they have ones with extra side propellers that make the machine easier to handle. There are so many different colors and styles, you will have a blast searching for the right one. You just need to know where to look.

I have one myself and play with it all the time. It is really hard to fly at first, but as with everything, you get a lot better as time goes on. Now, you have to watch out when you go shopping for these choppers because you can get ripped off. I would go online and order or at least check out the prices before you go to the stores. I really like this site, that has cheap ones at http://www2.pulsetv.com  Get on their e-mail list, they have a lot of cool, cheap stuff on this site. They also have some really original gift ideas.

So, it may not be the most original gift out there but if you put a little time into it, you can find the perfect chopper for the young or old man in your life.

Also, come check out http://www.aseatonatrain.com  Support your local artist by watching my first episode “Out of Place” of my tv series “A Seat on a Train.

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift #5 is… The Twilight Zone Box Set

box set

Now you know I have to mention the first actual box set released with every single classic Twilight Zone episode made!!!! Holy Crap!!! Now maybe I’m just a diehard Twilight Zone fan but I think this is the best gift ever! If I got it, I would be estatic, so I feel most guys, especially the older guys are really going to appreciate this gift. Now it is on the pricey side but it is worth every single penny for all of Rod Serling’s genius to be wrapped up into one box that I can hold in my arms and cradle like a baby! Sorry, I’m getting a little out of hand here. But it is $160, so this is probably a gift for a special man in your life.

So, if you are struggling to pick a gift for that special someone in your life, you will strike gold with this one. If you haven’t seen them all yourself, then I suggest you watch them with your special someone. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving all year round!

Speaking of “The Twilight Zone” I created a tv series that pays homage to these classics called “A Seat on a Train.” Come and check out the 1st episode at http://www.aseatonatrain.com  If you love “The Twilight Zone” then be sure to come take “A Seat on a Train.”

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift idea # 6 is… A Stocking stuffed with fun stuff


Now this may not be that original of a gift idea, but it is perfect if you can’t figure out what to buy. Also, it is perfect if you are not going to be with this particular person on Christmas. I have used this gift idea a few times. What you do is pick one main present, that will be your feature gift and then make all the others stuffers candy and fun things. Not only is this fun for the man in your life, but it’s a blast to put together.

I have many websites that are great for stocking stuffers, especially for adults. I found this site called http://www.perpetualkid.com The gifts on this site are all original merchandise you probably have never seen before and a lot of the items are hilarious. You will have a field day on this site. There is also Gifts.com, Redenvelope.com and Kotulas.com, which all have awesome, original stocking stuffers.

I came up with this idea while living in Manhattan. I was living in an apartment on the upper East side with my girlfriend at the time and I was going home to Boston for the Holidays, like I do every year.  But my girlfriend couldn’t join due to work and the fact she barely knew my family, so she decided to stay in New York for the Holidays. I felt bad because she was going to be all by herself. So what I did was put a stocking together of all her favorite makeup (which was Mac- damn you girls spend a lot on makeup) and a lot of other neat stuff. I hid it under the kitchen sink and called her Christmas morning to tell her Santa had visited. She was so excited and it really did make her Christmas a lot better then it was.

So if you’re going to be away for the holidays or you just can’t figure out what to buy someone, go with the stocking idea! It’s a hit! Make it fun and childish! Hide it and tell them Santa has visited or even set up some clues to find it. You can go in all kinds of different directions with this gift. I truly believe people just want to feel like a kid again and that is one of the main reasons people love Christmas so much. So make it fun for the man, trust me, it won’t disappoint.

Also, “Out of Place” the 1st episode of “A Seat on a Train” released on Halloween. Come and support your local artist and check it out at http://www.aseatonatrain.com  If you love “The Twilight Zone” then why not come take “A Seat on a Train?”

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift idea #7 is… Mascot Pillow Pet

pillow pet

Now, I know, guys don’t like stuffed animals or teddy bears, especially not for a present. But if you get them a stuffed mascot of their team, then they will definitely make an exception. Not many guys have a big collection of stuffed animals and you rarely see one on his bed. But when it comes to our sports, we will display our team anywhere! I have Red Sox sheets, blankets, beach towels and stuffed animals. I am proud to display these items when the season comes around and cherish my sports memorabilia. So, if you are wondering what to get a guy for Christmas, just find out what teams he likes and you’re all set. You can get great stuff and good deals on http://www.nflshop.com and http://www.mlb.com.

If you get a chance, check out my site at http://www.aseatonatrain.com  If you love “The Twilight Zone” then come take “A Seat on a Train.”

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift idea #8 is… USB Electronic Flameless Lighter


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O.K. So this gift is a cheap one. If you have a small budget, have a secret Santa or want a cool stocking stuffer, the flameless lighter is perfect. Especially if the man you are buying for is either a smoker or an outdoors man. This is something you don’t mind having in your car or out in the wilderness. It’ only $6 if you go to the website I recommended above.

This is one of the coolest gadgets out there and is sure to make your man drool when he opens it. I guarantee he won’t stop plugging it in and watching it heat up.

Also, if you have an outdoors man to buy for, just combine this lighter with a portable USB battery pack (example below.)


Trust me, he will love this. So, when he has to light a fire out in the woods, all he has to do is plug the lighter into the battery pack and he has a flame. He never has to worry about matches getting wet or a lighter running out of fluid. Also, he can use the battery pack for many other things on his camping trip, especially for his phone if an emergency occurs.

If you want to amaze the man you are giving this gift to, go ahead and give him the whole lighter and battery package. This is my original idea that I am sharing with you. So it is sure to amaze!  It is useful in so many ways and is under $50 for the whole gift idea. You can’t go wrong with this. Both items are great to keep in your car for emergencies, especially when traveling. Also, he will have so many other uses for both items by themselves.

Also, come and see “Out of Place” the 1st episode of “A Seat on a Train.” This is a series I wrote and directed. Help support your local, upcoming artist by visiting http://www.aseatonatrain.com

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

Gift idea #9… Hand Crafted Shaving Set or Razor


Now this can get a little pricey, but is really a great gift idea for a guy. Let’s face it, most guys shave. I know… I know what you are thinking… a shaving set isn’t that original or fun… But there you are wrong. I stumbled upon this store at the new Santa Monica mall that opened recently. Basically, what “The Art of Shaving” has done is bring back that great classic style and look to shaving. They have taken our modern day shaving devices and blended it with a classic style. These razors and accessories are beautiful and have merchandise to fit almost every budget. You can even get the old, classic straight razors you used to see at your local Barber shop, back in the day.

Now, when I was at the store, I asked the sales clerk if they had engraving options. To my surprise they didn’t. I guess they thought it would be tacky or something. Let me tell you, if I had extra cash to spend, I would open up a booth for engraving right in front of this store. I would make a killing, because this gift is even better if it is engraved. Even though I don’t use a straight razor, I would love to get one as a present, personally engraved. What a great gift! It’s a gift for the more sophisticated guy and is a great gift to display in your home, especially if it’s personally engraved.

I guarantee your Father, Grandfather, Uncle or Brother will love it. If you are giving to the more advanced type guy, then you can get one of the Gilette options with a hand crafted wooden handle. Seriously, there is a gift for every guy in this store. You can check out their website at http://www.theartofshaving.com

Also, don’t forget to watch my tv series “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatonatrain.com  We released the first episode “Out of Place” on Halloween and are planning to release the next episode very soon. If you love “The Twilight Zone” then why not come take “A Seat on a Train?”

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man this Christmas!!

It’s the most wonderful  time of the year! My favorite time of the year! I am a Christmas junkie! I love everything about the holiday. The music, decorations, lights, smell, spirit, stories, movies… You name it and I love it! But I tell you what I don’t love… is a gift that has obviously had no thought put into it. I am the master of gift giving. Even if it’s a simple Secret Santa, I go bonkers trying to find the perfect gift.

Now I know this is rare for my gender, but I was raised by two women, my Mother and Sister. So a lot of their habits did rub off on me. So, long story short, I want to pass my expertise on to you. So before I get into my “Top Ten Christmas Movies Sure to put you in the Christmas Spirit,”what I am going to do is suggest ten gifts that I feel would be great for a man. I know it’s a little unorthodox for my blog, but I feel I must save the poor men out there from these boring gifts! We get tired of ties, socks and bowling balls! We are much deeper than that, let me tell you.

Now, you are probably wondering what qualifies me to give gift suggestions. Well, I’m a guy who has been around throughout my life. I served in the Military for 6 years, was a mechanic, then a waiter, then a bartender, then a writer, actor, director and producer. I have lived in three different major cities… NYC, LA and Boston. The reason I am telling you this is because I have seen a lot and have a lot of different perspectives. So, I know what guys want for gifts and I certainly know what they don’t want. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like a tie or a pair of socks like any other guy, but when you get 4 or 5 of them a year, it gets a little old really quick.

Actually, guys are not that hard to buy for. We love gadgets, technology and things we can’t figure out. If you find a gift that is new, advanced and fun to play with, then you have the right idea. Let me also inform you that I am not getting paid to write about these items. The reason I do this blog is for fun and to drive awesome people like you over to my site http://www.aseatonatrain.com

So you are going to get a very mixed list here, with all kinds of different gadgets from different companies. I am tired of searching the internet for gift ideas and you get that company trying to sell their awful crap! Too much of that stuff to filter through! Well, not here folks! This list is for the sole purpose of getting ladies out there and buying good gifts for the men in their life! So, let’s get to it!

First gift suggestion and this one is just plain awesome…  #10… The Skymall Wallet!!!

skymall walletsky

This gift is just plain awesome and the price is as cheap as $40 or if you want to get fancier, they go up to $250! A wallet for any budget! It’s great for that guy who is developing hip problems from sitting on their over stuffed wallet (All George Kastanzas please leave the room!) Well, no more guys, not with this cool, handy gadget.

What the Sky Mall Wallet does is organize all your cards like your license, credit cards and so on… But that’s not all, it also has buttons with pictures of the type of card you want to use. When you push this button, the card you selected pops out, ready to use. Perfect for your older men who don’t see so well or have a hard time getting things out of their over stuffed wallets.

This gadget is sure to amaze your man! I guarantee, he will be playing with it for days and will be eager to pull it out in social situations.! What sky mall has done here is made the wallet gift a lot more fun and inventive. I actually highly recommend their site if you want to shop for original gift ideas. They can get a little pricey, but they will give you some awesome  gift ideas at least. So check it out!

Also, don’t forget to check out my television series “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatonatrain.com. If you love “The Twilight Zone” then why not come take “A Seat on a Train?”