Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vintage Mod Alarm Clock Giveaway: What are Great Guy Gifts?


As the holiday season approaches we're all thinking the same thing: What the hell are we going to give to the dads, boyfriends, and brothers in our lives?

Gift-giving is tricky in general, but I have a harder time thinking of hand-crafted or vintage gifts that guys will enjoy. Ladies and gentlemen, chime in and leave your thoughts on what makes good gifting for guys and you have a chance of winning the stunning vintage alarm clock from the Thrift Core shop pictured above.

How to Win This Mod Alarm Clock:

In order to enter, leave a comment telling me your opinion on gifts for guys. I want to hear from males ad females! Let's have an interesting discussion on creative gift-giving. Leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win, too!

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39 comments:

  1. So, my husband is awesomely easy to buy gifts for because he's always got his eye on some new video game. My dad, however, is INSANELY DIFFICULT. He offers no suggestions, saying he has everything he wants, but then grumbles if he gets presents that aren't up to his standards. What the what?! I hate it, but I've just resigned myself to gift cards for him.


    samanthanbr@hotmail.com

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  2. In my world, the vintage stuff that I bring home that my guy usually wants is video game stuff, old action figures, and this week it was a vintage record player that nearly didn't make it out of his clutches... I think it depends on the dude and what he is into really!

    Love the clock, it will look great on my bedside table! ::fingers crossed:: vintagegoodness@gmail.com :)

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  3. My dad is the worst because he is into very expensive stuff to rebuild his hot rods or other cars. So finding a gift in my price range is impossible.

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  4. I follow the thriftcore blog. As for giving gifts to guys, I always find that nice vintage housewares seem to work. Everyone i've dated always needs something in the kitchen and then i always also find a vintage band poster or a vintage poster in general that i like/would perfectly be ok with hanging it in my house if we were to ever end up together.

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  5. I actually find my guys harder to shop for, since there isn't the usual fallback of candles, cute vintage goodies, etc. So, throughout the year I make mental (or sometimes physical) notes whenever I notice something that catches the eye of said boyfriend/dad/brother. I like to go for things they wouldn't normally be able to justify buying for themselves. Example: last year I got my bf a set of mini rc helicopters, and my sisters and I went in on a blu ray player for our dad. I think that more guy-oriented vintage stuff would work well too though, like an action figure or comic book from their childhood, or old gaming system.

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  6. Wow! What a great alarm clock. My boyfriend would love it.

    Maybe it's because I'm a girl, but I've always found it difficult to shop for the men in my life. I'm sure there must be the "fall back" gifts for men like there are for women (scented bath products, gift certificates for clothing stores), but I'm not entirely sure what they'd be.

    As for shopping for my boyfriend, I always try to pay attention to things he fawns over in stores or online. Even if I can't get the exact thing (a certain pair of shoes or a blazer), I at least end up having an idea of the sort of things he likes!

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  7. I follow the blog via GFC and Bloglovin! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  8. I follow on FB as Danielle Villano!

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  9. I follow on Twitter as @daniellevillano! Thanks! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  10. My husband is easy. Every year I take him to the Monster truck show. As far as vintage he would definitely take vintage tools. I saw him eyeballing a 1960s chain saw at a yard sale not long ago.

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  11. I made my dad a scrapbook a few years ago and he said it was the best gift he's ever gotten. The brother loves gift cards. And boyfriends are much trickier....a mix of practical and sentimental can work. :)

    Just followed you on FB <3

    C

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  12. Oh, and PS- I follow the blog, and on fb and twitter. :3

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  13. I agree with the combo of practical and sentimental. I always get my husband something he can use (new shoes/belt), something fun (video game/gadget), and something homemade (a card/his favorite home cooked meal). For our guy friends this year we're getting them each a vintage shot glass and I'm personalizing basic lighters with each of their names. It really comes down to the guy and your budget...so always think outside the box!!

    I follow you on FB :)

    adlailynn@yahoo.com

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  14. I just Stumbled this post...I think.

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  15. Just subscribed to the blog :)

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  16. I created a damn twitter JUST to start following thriftcore :/

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  17. I just tweeted (tweeted? I think the plural of tweet should be twit) about this giveaway.

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  18. In case you couldn't tell, I REALLY want this clock for my husband. He's using his phone alarm and the ringer is too obnoxious for 6am.

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  19. Hmm, I guess tweeted isn't the plural of anything, but past tense. ugh. Still recovering from my turkey day food coma...and the holiday binge drinking -_-

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  20. something edible or hockey tickets

    girl_y_girll99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. As a guy, I'm super picky so I usually just end up getting gift cards but gifts are so much better. When I do tell family what it is I like I usually get blank stares and where do I find that or never heard of it....sigh.

    However I have a thing for good facial soaps and I think most guys would appreciate a good facial cleanser or soap of some sort.

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  22. I never have a clue what to get most of the guys in my life. I always fall back to gift cards or food (which is hard since most guys I know don't eat junk). Most guys I know either have expensive tastes in gifts (hey, they know what they want and don't ask for random junk) or...I really don't know what they're talking about, or they ask for something practical (which is a boring gift).

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  23. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Amdierm/status/142249649544237056

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