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18 Things on Your Guy's Wish List ...

The holiday season is upon us again and that means it's time to start thinking of what gift to get your guy and considering the things on your guy's wish list. There are so many new things guys love this holiday season that it may seem overwhelming to narrow the list down. Well you're in luck because I'm going to do that task for you. Here are 18 things on your guy's wish list to help you get him the perfect holiday gift!

1. Pebble Watch - $150

In addition to being one of the hottest things on your guy's wish list, Pebble is the first of its kind when it comes to creating a "smart-watch." It is infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watch faces and useful internet-connected apps. Even more, the Pebble watch connects to your iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth and alerts you with a silent vibration of incoming calls, emails and messages. Cyclists can access the GPS on their smartphone through Pebble to display speed, distance and pace data, and runners can get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. People can use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button and don't worry about the rain, Pebble is water-resistant! The current colors available are black, white, and red. Just make sure your guy is patient as their watches are still in their pre-order phase.

2. Men's Ugg Boots - $250

You know how warm and comfortable you feel wearing your UGG boots? Well your boyfriend would love to have that same warmth and comfort if it was in a manlier package. UGG has a great line of men's boots too! My favorite out this season for men is the Butte boot for $250. The Butte boot comes in all different colors and has the amazing waterproofing and insulation that makes the UGG such a winter staple. Although these boots are expensive, you can be sure they will last your guy a very long time.

3. IPad Mini - $329

Has your guy been wanting an iPad but it was just too expensive for you to afford? Well this season you're in luck because they finally released the iPad Mini! Everything he loves about the iPad, like the beautiful screen, fast performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, and 10-hour battery life, are all available in this smaller and cheaper tablet that you can hold in one hand! Like the regular iPad, you can choose between the amount of storage you want, if you'd like a Wi-Fi or LTE connectivity, and if you want black or white. This way you can spend as much or as little as you want. The cheapest iPad model with 16 GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity goes for $329.

4. Cologne

The thing about cologne is that it's the gift that keeps on giving. Not only will your guy love the fact that his smell can turn you on, but you get to enjoy it! Everyone prefers different scents and that's why you need to go to a perfume shop and test out the colognes before you buy them. If you are stuck between two different scents, pick the one with the cooler bottle as your guy will love the look on his dresser.

5. Omaha Steaks

They say the key to a guy's heart is through his stomach. Thus, if your guy loves steaks, order him some Omaha Steaks to be delivered! There are all different gift packs you can get in order to fit your perfect price range! Omaha Steaks manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of premium steaks, red meats and other gourmet foods. After hearing people rave about Omaha steaks, I personally tried some of their food and it is delicious! You can order anything from filet mignon, chicken, lobster tail, various types of potatoes, and even desserts! But if you want to give him the manliest of meals, get him some bacon-wrapped filet mignons! You can order whatever you want right from their website and they will deliver it to you to freeze or cook right away!

6. Nintendo 3DS XL - $199.99

The Nintendo 3DS XL is the newest handheld gaming device out and it's great because it's a system you can both play together. What makes it especially great for your guy is that a lot of the games out for the system are remakes of some of his old favorites growing up, like Zelda and Super Mario Brothers. The nostalgia aspect is what makes the Nintendo 3DS XL a great system your guy will love. This handheld system also comes equipped with Wi-Fi so you can connect and play together easily with games you both love. Not to mention you can browse the Internet and even watch Netflix!

7. Breaking Bad DVD Box Set - Complete First Season $19.99

Has your guy been looking for a new TV show to get into lately? Then get him the Breaking Bad DVD box set of the first season. This show is so intense and it is loved by both guys and girls so you can have an excuse to watch it with him. A short description of the show, if you don't already know, is that a chemistry teacher is informed he has terminal cancer and decides to use his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth. The show is in its 5th season so there is plenty to watch in order to catch up! Other great DVD box set ideas for your guy include The Walking Dead, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and Mad Men. Or instead of buying DVDs, you can gift the season to him on iTunes and watch it straight from your Apple TV!

8. Wii U - $299.99

Have you seen the new Wii U system yet? This is a great gift to get your guy because not only will he love it but you will too! This system is unique in that it has a Wii U GamePad controller which removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second separate screen to use. This means that there are all different ways to use the new GamePad controller and you can even use it as a sort of mobile device to play your game on when you're away from your TV. This is great for you girls because if something is on TV you want to watch, and your guy is playing his game, he can simply move it from the TV to just the GamePad controller to continue playing while you watch your show! Plus, Wii is always a fun console when it comes to playing games together or with friends due to its motion controllers.

9. Pick Punch - $25.00

Is your boyfriend the rock-n-roll type and owns his own guitar? Then it is safe to say that he can't ever get enough guitar picks and usually ends up losing half of them. Help him make his own picks while giving him an endless supply of them with a Pick Punch! Pick Punch turns nearly anything into a guitar pick so your boyfriend never has to buy a guitar pick again! Plus before you give it to him, you can use it to make a couple of custom special girlfriend picks that you think he will love.

10. Beats by Dr.Dre Headphones

Is your guy a huge music buff? Then getting him a pair of high quality headphones that are stylish too may be your perfect gift! They have both earbud headphones which are cheaper, and regular headphones which are a little more expensive. My personal favorite are the Solo HD headphone line from Beats. These headphones carry the powerful signature sound that Beats by Dr. Dre are famous for as well as still being light and compact enough to fit in your bag. What's even better is that they come in 8 colors!

11. Must-Have Video Game - $59.99

There is a down side to getting your guy a new video game, which is all the time he will most likely spend playing it! But, if you want to go down as girlfriend of the year, getting him one of his must-have games while also allowing him to play will definitely achieve that title. Plus, while he's playing you can spend time doing things you've been wanting to do for yourself like go get a manicure, see your girlfriends, or read a book. Not to mention, if you're up to it, you can battle him head to head in his game for some laughs and a fun activity to do together. This years must-have games for guys include Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Assassin's Creed III, The Walking Dead: The Game, and Dishonored.

12. Experience Gift

My boyfriend always tells me that he would love an "experience gift" over a material thing. An experience gift is anything you can get him that will provide an experience rather than a material possession. Think of things such as tickets to his favorite sport game, tickets to see his favorite band play, or even a vacation trip. You can give experience gifts as a sort of couples' retreat or even convene with his friends to plan a surprise trip just for him and his friends. If these types of experience gifts are not in your budget, search around websites like LivingSocial instead to find smaller experience gifts like a tour of a brewery or a cooking class!

13. Wallet

Most guys love getting practical gifts that they can actually use. That's why wallets are always things guys love. There are tons of different types of wallets with all different designs on them. They even have quirky retro Nintendo controller wallets, comic strip wallets, and cheeseburger shaped wallets. If you think your guy needs a new phone case too, then search for dual phone case/wallets for guys. There are some really nice ones that I've come across.

14. Nike+ FuelBand - $149.95

This gift is great for those of you with guys who love to exercise! Nike+ FuelBand tracks your all-day activity. It measures each step taken, calories burned, and it also tells the time of day. It's a great watch alternative for your guy! The band counts all of your activities as "NikeFuel" and since NikeFuel is calculated the same way for everyone, you can compare and compete with anyone. This is a great way to feed your guy's competitive nature, not to mention earn achievements and rewards as he earns more NikeFuel points. The band connects via Bluetooth to your phone or iPod and can be viewed with the free Nike+ FuelBand App.

15. Vinyl Record

CDs are out and vinyl is back in! Vinyl records have been gaining popularity lately and are more of a decor item rather than a usable music source. For this reason, I have a collection of vinyl records from my favorite bands hanging in the hallway of my apartment. Your guy will love them too! Check out places like Urban Outfitters who have tons of vinyl albums from both old and new artists as well as vinyl record hanging frames. They even have vinyl records from artists like Deadmau5 or Jay-Z! Get a couple of your guy's favorites to display or take it a step further and get a vinyl record player! There is nothing like hearing his favorite music on an old fashioned turntable.

16. A Gift Basket of His Favorites

Are you looking for a gift that has more of a sentimental tie to it? Then create a gift basket of all his favorite things! It will show your guy how much you pay attention to him and that you care. Plus like I mentioned earlier, guys love practical gifts that they can use, and if you get him all of his favorite things, how would he not use that? Get a basket and fill it with his favorite beer, his favorite candy, a key chain of his favorite sports team, a gift card to his favorite store or restaurant, etc. The possibilities are endless and you can choose to make it as expensive as you want. Another cute thing to do is to throw in some things that will make him remember a fun time you had together.

17. Spotify, Netflix, or Hulu Subscription

Is your boyfriend a big music buff? TV show buff? Movie buff? Why not get an Internet service subscription to something you know he can use all year? Spotify has three different levels of service, a free version, a $4.99 per month version, and a $9.99 per month version. Paying for a year's worth of Spotify for your guy gives him unlimited music without advertising to his computer and mobile phone. Millions of tracks will be at your guy's disposal instantly and will definitely save him a lot of money that he would spend on buying iTunes music. If your guy is a bigger movie or TV show buff, get him a year subscription for Netflix or Hulu Plus instead for $7.99 a month. Hulu has more newer TV show episodes, but Netflix has a better movie selection and older TV show collections.

18. Leather Jacket

Has your guy been needing a new jacket for the colder weather? Why not get him a leather jacket? Leather jackets make anyone look instantly cooler and it can help improve your guy's self-esteem without him even being aware of it. Plus, I'm sure you will love seeing your guy in a leather jacket too. Not to mention when you get cold, you get to wear his jacket and look just as cool.

Just remember that no matter what you get your guy that he will love you regardless. But then again, if you get something he's been secretly wishing for without him even having to ask, he may love you even more! I love gift giving because it's like a test of how well you know your significant other and picking out something you know that they will enjoy. What are you thinking of getting your guy this season or what has your guy been hinting at?

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