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Fun and Functional Gift Ideas for Men

By Charles Hopkins Published 04/26/2006 | Men
All men love gadgets, toys, and things for tinkering. The search is over. Try these fun, yet out of the ordinary gift ideas that are great for the executive man, for dads, for grandfathers, or just that special man in your life. Below are the answers to all those special gift idea needs that you may have.

For the fisherman in your life, a great gift idea is an Underwater Fishing Camera. It allows the fisherman to see his hook, which in turn allows him to target specific species and not just aimlessly attempt to lure in the species he is trying to catch. Underwater cameras also allow the fisherman to see the contour of the land below, giving added benefits to the fishing experience, whether in a pond, in a river, or at sea. Underwater cameras can be found in varied price ranges and with other varied features such as water depth, temperature, etc. No one wants to give the same boring gift time after time. This is a great alternative to the standard rods, reels, and lures so often given.

For the backyard grill master in your life, here is an unusual gift that gives him the ability to say to all of his family and friends, "I am the grill artist master". A branding iron with the initials of your recipient is a relatively inexpensive, unique and much appreciated gift!

Looking for that special gift for the sports lover on your list? Surprise him with those tickets he's been wanting, but refusing to buy for himself. There are many offers available and you'll find lots of deals no matter what the sport. Don't settle for yet another box of golf balls; get the tickets to the tournament he's always wanted to attend. Don't let him miss the event he's been talking about for a month. Get him tickets. He'll have lots to share with his buddies because of your thoughtful gift.

Now for the more traditional type of gift you can always fall back on the ever so "manly" pocket knife. With such a wide varity available, it can be difficult to decide which kind of knife would suit him best. Personalize it. Make it specific to your man. Whether it is a collector's item or your run of the mill pocketknife, have a small inscription or his name put on the blade or the handle. The man in your life will cherish it forever.

These few ideas will have the man in your life bragging to his buddies about the great gift he received. When you find that perfect gift, don't hesitate. Grab it, and let the appreciation for your special someone show.