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      12-01-2020, 08:15 PM   #1
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Male Gift Swap Ideas

I'm browsing online & figured since it was majority male on here I could get some ideas hopefully.

We have a Friendsmas party Friday night & doing a gift swap. Buying a girls gift is always so much easier. We are all 40's-mid 50's. The guys already have a ton of insulated mugs, ice chests, liquor glasses you freeze, Crown, beer, etc. Price point is around $50. Any ideas?
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Based on the items you did list, I'd say one or two of them like a good cigar.
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Based on the items you did list, I'd say one or two of them like a good cigar.
Haha, yeah. 4/6 like cigars. I could definitely do that as an add on. I would be clueless walking into a cigar shop. Any recommendations?
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Mayan Import near Lakeside. Super helpful, just ask. You could go for a nice cutter, cigar case, lighter...
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Mayan Import near Lakeside. Super helpful, just ask. You could go for a nice cutter, cigar case, lighter...
I'll drop by tomorrow. Thanks!
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Mayan Import near Lakeside. Super helpful, just ask. You could go for a nice cutter, cigar case, lighter...
Good ideas. Montecristo number two or Olivia Melania are two really good but very reasonably priced cigars.
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I always appreciate a good bottle of bourbon and a cigar.

just some random ideas of what Ive given at our friendmas
-Pocket Knive/Multi-tool
-Car Themed Socks (Checkout Heel Tread)
-Chef knife or badas cutting board (for the cooker)
-bourbon aging barrel
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Mayan Import near Lakeside. Super helpful, just ask. You could go for a nice cutter, cigar case, lighter...
Nice work, Professor. Perfect suggestion.
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I always appreciate a good bottle of bourbon and a cigar.

just some random ideas of what Ive given at our friendmas
-Pocket Knive/Multi-tool
-Car Themed Socks (Checkout Heel Tread)
-Chef knife or badas cutting board (for the cooker)
-bourbon aging barrel

-we are big boat people & 2 of our friends work on boats for a living so any ideas on what would be something you've found useful (multi-tool) that isn't gimmicky?
-need to look for some boat themed socks😂 I did check out heel tread & they have some cool socks on there.
-what would a guy consider a bad ass cutting board?

I appreciate all the ideas thus far! I have to buy another swap gift for Christmas Eve so this helps a lot.
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-we are big boat people & 2 of our friends work on boats for a living so any ideas on what would be something you've found useful (multi-tool) that isn't gimmicky?
-need to look for some boat themed socks�� I did check out heel tread & they have some cool socks on there.
-what would a guy consider a bad ass cutting board?

I appreciate all the ideas thus far! I have to buy another swap gift for Christmas Eve so this helps a lot.
Gerber makes some nice multi-tools. BladeHQ would be your source for something like that

and this would be an example of a badass cutting board haha A little higher than $50 but this was just a quick search.
https://www.jshandcrafted.com/produc...-cutting-board

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Found a better example https://www.cuttingboard.com/bengsto...-12-x-9-x-1-5/
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If they are watch guys, a gift card from Strapsco would be good too.
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Mayan Import near Lakeside. Super helpful, just ask. You could go for a nice cutter, cigar case, lighter...
Cuban.
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Do the boats already have BT radios/speakers? If not, marine speaker to take along.
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Do the boats already have BT radios/speakers? If not, marine speaker to take along.
Yeah, our one friend who works on boats does custom stereos. The way some of y'all spend money on cars and accessories is us & boats. I'm actually over the big power boats & want to sell ours.

Good idea, though. Thanks!
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Shell (or any other gas) giftcard
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Shell (or any other gas) giftcard
To play off this idea. Local/favorite restaurant gift card. Support your local businesses!
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Spend the proposed budget on scratch-off lottery tickets. Never the wrong size, and in the end most states use their lottery to fund schools.....
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Spend the proposed budget on scratch-off lottery tickets. Never the wrong size, and in the end most states use their lottery to fund schools.....
Don't you just get the To/From version for EVERYONE this time of year?

For T-day, every person who walked in my door got a scratcher
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Don't you just get the To/From version for EVERYONE this time of year?
To/From? Must be a California thing. Then again, I don't buy lottery tickets, or even visit stores that sell them.

My friends will not even bring up the lottery subject if I am within earshot, because they are tired of hearing my 10-minute speech about the lottery being a tax on poor people who are bad at math.

I only mentioned the idea because one of the sports car clubs that I am a member of used to have a gift "swap" for the holidays every year. Members would place a wrapped gift in a pile, and then pull numbers out of a hat. When your number was drawn, you picked a present from the pile, unwrapped it, and had the option of either keeping it or trading it for anyone else's unwrapped gift at the time. Someone would put in $35 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets in an envelope as their gift, with instructions that each holder could take one ticket out and scratch it off if someone traded for the tickets. At the end, the first person drawn (when no gifts were unwrapped yet) had the option to trade what he/she was left with for any other gift in the swap. It was always a fun event, and the lottery tickets usually changed hands 5-6 times every year.....
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