Ho Ho Ho….wait it’s not Christmas just yet and Good Thing cause I got some Christmas ideas for ya to get your “guy” who isn’t a soft handed, pale skinned, unweathered, bit irritable fellow leading man. Too many times I’ve had received gifts that frankly carry a nice thought but hey let’s get real, a man knows what he wants (if he doesn’t I may have to email him directly) and we are simple creatures that rather just tell you what we can use and it’s not a tie….
Those leather faced, hardened Men need want they want. Thus I have come up with the Ground Pounder Christmas wish list. Yes, that’s right ladies your welcome, I’ve combined a list of manly items that any callused hand guy would like. Waiver, if your guys doesn’t like these, order him a 3yr magazine prescription to “Oprah”….all hope is lost. See, it’s a list for everyone!
The below are gifts I’ve come by and use and no, I don’t get a kickback, just want to pass on some good Ol American products because I have used them and know they are gruntproof and work well.
CIGARS - I would have to submit myself to Manlaw court if I didn’t mention right off the top C-Gars. If you’re your guy is new to stoags, this is the pkg for him. Its called the “Po Boy” special and is almost $1 a stick. For those that do smoke cigars (at least one a day like myself) I recommend Partagas Black. A nice full body stoag that is like amule kick to the chest. Very nice.
Guns – Yes that’s right sweet heart, a gun. I like to call it my last line of defense before I heart punch someone with my fist in hand to hand combat….or in some shady parts of DC. Being a .45 Cal guy (because it really is silly to shoot twice) I lean to the original 1911 Gov 45. However, the Kimber Pro Carry is very nice as well and is perfect for those of us concealed carriers. Now I know every God lovin gun nut (like myself() will want to debate this, fellas let’s get past this) Prices range pending how crazy you want to get, Check out this site: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/10/19/kimber-pro-carry-ii-review/
Knives – Like guns, you can never have too many of them (this is where everyone that lives near me should take note). Ive purchased and combat tested knives from a custom builder named Burt Foster. Custom knives are more expensive however, they very well could be the last knife your warrior needs and there are no two alike. Burt is the kind of guy your mom could describe what she needed a knife for in 10 words and Burt would build exactly what she needed. Check out Burts knives here: http://www.burtfoster.com/military/military_main.htm
Hats- I wear two hats period. A baseball cap and a black Stetson Cowboy hat. Felt cowboy hats are measured in quality by “X’s” the more X’s the better quality and yes more expensive. Nothing better to wear my cowboy hat toting a stoag and some of the below. Does life get any better? Nothing says God Bless America like a cowboy hat and frankly I wear mine just about anywhere. Its how I roll.
Stetson Hats : http://store.stetsonhat.com/p/apache
Bikes – If I haven’t detained any of his elves or eatin any of his reindeer, when I get back to the states, this is the first thing I’m going to get…..well maybe the secondJ. A man has to have his priorities and if momma is happy the world is right. My particular flavor is a Harley Fatboy Low Custom with a 240 in back tire (no its not your dads bike). Another one is a Roadking. They aint cheap well, they are actually compared to buying them in let’s say, Spain. They come in many shapes & sizes and yes I know all the God lovin bikers out there will debate the above make and style but guess what? We \live in America were you currently can still have your own opinion. To go with any bike but especially I’m fond of a kick ass biker jacket called the Pan Head. Very classy
Check it out here ladies (you know you want to ride one….): www.harley-davidson.com
Briefcases – You want a tough ass brief case? Is it Kevlar? Is it titanium? Nope its leather. Dave over at Saddleback leather makes a kick ass briefcase and leather goods and guareentees them!!! Ive put mine through hell and it has done nothing but gotten better over time. His slogan is they will fight over it when your dead. It’s true, this thing is going to last forever and I get a lot of compliments on it. I use this if Im flying doing a business overnight trip and don’t need to check a bag in cause I can stick a change of clothes in it if needed.
Check them out here: http://www.saddlebackleather.com/
Pens – Nothing distinguishes your guy in a board meeting (PS-I don’t do board meetings) than a custom pen. These are affordable and if your guy isn’t hooking & Jabbin everyday and works in a bit more civilized occupation, this is the perfect gift….and of course a gun (see above). Pele Pens are awesome. I have one and its been around the world and back and is easy to get refills for. Met the owner, down to earth guy and his Mrs and they had a deream and made it reality. Got to love that. God Bless America. Check them out here: http://www.pelesignatures.com/
Fisherman? I like to fly fish and the one thing that is important while flyfishing is your vest. Here is one style that rocks. It’s simple and durable. Kakadu vests are a great flyfishing vest. No vest? How bout a fishermans wallet?
Check them out here: http://www.kakaduclothing.com.au/kakadu-clothing-vests-for-sale.html
Stocking Stuffers – Its crunch time, you need a lil special gift to put the icing on the cake. Here are a couple items that are great and cheap. First, if he like cigars, he will like a Zippo lighter. Recommend make it special and engrave something on it. A awesome SgtMaj (ya you know who you are) gave me a Marine Corps zippo and I have every combat deployment location and date engraved on it. It’s a special lighter and has been to combat morthan some Lts currently serving in the Corps. So you think your guy smells a bit (not cause of cigars) try some Mountain Man Soap. If they had 40 weight oil smell, I would buy a life time supply. Like whisky? I like it and I also like Jack Daniels. If your guy like ice in his drinks check this out. Its stones instead of ice and yes they work very well and are pretty cool. Another cool cigar accessory is the Xi cigar cutter, they are stylish and very durable.
OK, there are a few ideas that any steak eatin, bullet firing, God loving guy would love. We are simple creatures ladies (stop the eye rolin) yes, we are simple and the basics keep us happy. Along with the “basics” the above should help make both of you & yours a very Merry Christmas!
P.S. Dear Santa, yes the Red Fatboy Harley, Panhandle jacket, and stoags will be great…..what Ive been good (kinda) Ok Santa, scratch that, drop some Jack Daniels in the stocking and we will call it even. Hell, stay for a glass or two. I’ll bring the CGars because Its……
Time for a CGar!