After they are too old for Tonka trucks or toy soldiers (OK so maybe they never get too old for those), it can be a bit tricky to pick a gift for the man in your life.
This gift-giving season, look for trendy electronics, quality versions of their favorite games or hobbies, and a little class in the classics.
If all else fails, remember that Santa is a guy, too, and he prefers gifts be given from the heart.
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A golf bag featuring a revolving top that rotates 360 degrees for added convenience and Grip-Lok Technology that locks clubs in place, preventing them from banging around and damaging club heads and shafts.
- Available: Sports Authority
- Price: $225
Put a little style in his pocket with genuine leather wallets with room for all the pictures, credit cards and business cards.
- Available: Macy's, Dillard's
- Price: $34, varies
An MP3 player that can store more than 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or more than 150 hours of video. Along with a 2.5-inch color screen that can display album artwork and photos, the 30- or 60-gigabyte iPod plays music videos, video Podcasts, home movies and television shows.
- Available: Circuit City, Best Buy, Apple store
- Price: $299-$399
Enough with the ties already. Complement the new suit or shirt set with well-crafted cuff links. They are functional and can be passed down to the next generation.
- Available: Macy's, Dillard's, Express, J.C. Penney, Target and other department stores
- Price: $22-$70
Poker night in a box. Includes cards, folding table and chips. He'll get everything he needs except a poker face.
- Available: Kohl's
- Price: $69.99
A fusion of iced mango, silver armoise and patchouli noir, this latest scent for men from fashion icon Ralph Lauren is sure to please. Get the gift set with aftershave and cologne.
- Available: Macy's, Dillard's, Perfume Galore
- Price: $69.50
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A cell phone that multitasks with calendar, e-mail and even a camera all integrated into one wireless device.
- Available: Verizon Wireless locations
- Price: $299.99 after rebate
Things break but they don't have to stay broken. Give him the tools to get the repairs done. He might even make a few things while he's at it.
- Available: Sears
- Price: $119-$149.99
Impress him with a set of his favorite television series on DVD or a collector's edition of the movie he quotes most often.
- Available: Blockbuster, FYE, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc.
- Price: $19.99-$59.99
A game system gone wireless with enough peripherals to have an on-the-go good time. The PSP's slim frame allows music, video, photo, favorite games and the Internet in a hand-held heaven with high-resolution screen.
- Available: Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart
- Price: $249.99
Home mixologists can enjoy concocting and pouring their favorite drinks with this ice bucket, tongs, jigger, stirrer, opener, strainer, holder and cheese knife.
- Available: Target
- Price: $19.99