Whether she's more of a techie, tennis-lover, runner or cheesemonger, we're guessing your mom is pretty awesome. And well, awesome moms deserve awesome gifts. Here are our picks ($13-$198) to help you show your thanks this Mother's Day.
Gender, schmender. Bucking the trend of super-girlie and uber-dude gift lists that pop up everywhere this time of year, here are seven Valentine’s Day gifts that are as good for the guys as they are for the girls.
Skip the cologne, roses and lingerie, and get your sweetie something more creative this V-Day. Here are seven ideas.
Instead of Cologne:
Turn your man into the suave, debonair type you’ve always loved by gifting him with an old-fashioned shaving kit. The straight razor is back in style, but unless he’s a pro, he’ll appreciate this compact shaving set with a pure badger brush, stand, and five-blade, nickel-plated razor. $195 at The Art of Shaving, 287 Geary St., 415-677-0871.
If you’re still looking for fashionable ways tell him, “I love you,” we’ve got seven last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the special guys on your list:
1. Vintage Sunglasses, by Eddy’s Vintage, $45-$150: Currently available exclusively at Collective (1453 Valencia St., SF), this small collection of men’s sunglasses updates old school plastic and metal frames by Ray Ban, Lacoste and others with brand new lenses.
If there’s one rule of Dad gift-giving, it’s this: he’s not going to give you any great gift ideas. After all, if he knew he needed it, he’d already have it. We think the best gifts for Dad are the ones he doesn’t even know he needs.
He may not realize it, but his hard work and dedicated dad-ness probably means he needs some serious R&R. For guy-friendly pampering he won’t come up with on his own, whisk him away to Cocoon Urban Day Spa for a Father’s Day Package that includes a dude-friendly sports massage, manicure, pedicure and – but of course – beer.