[Day 3] For The Gentlemen
I understand, and on behalf of every man, I'm sorry. But before you get too stressed scouring the sporting goods store at the mall, allow me to help. Instead of a smart phone or a digital reader or, heaven forbid, a golf-themed tie, try getting the man in your life one of these alternative gifts:
5. Pipe match strike. I'm not quite manly enough to smoke a pipe yet, but I definitely still idolize every guy who does. Lighting a match with this on my mantle would be like starring in my own Dos Equis commercial.
6. Real books. As in, books that aren't about sports or cars or videogames. Don't get me wrong - Harry Potter and Sports Illustrated are two of my favorite reads. But the fact remains that every guy should have real books. Heart of Darkness. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Lord of the Flies. Get him some classic novels, and then get him Cash by Johnny Cash. He might never read them, but at least they'll look good on his shelf. Remember when Ron Burgundy bragged about his leather-bound books? Most guys want that, even if they won't admit it.
7. Anchorman. Speaking of News Channel 4... Raid your guy's DVD collection and make sure he has this movie. He needs it. And if you're feeling really ironic, get him the t-shirt, too. Stay classy, San Diego.