Gifts for Him
By Amy Ford
Why not give the man in your life the gift of health and wellness this year? Better yet, save that for next year, and instead shower him with cool stuff that he’s sure to enjoy in both the stateroom and the man cave.
Most men will tell you that there’s almost nothing more enjoyable than a smooth, well-bodied drink to cap off a long week, and now giving him the gift of spirit is easier than ever. For a monthly fee, online companies such as www.mouth.com and www.tastersclub.com will hand select something special for him and have it delivered directly to the front door. So, whether he fancies Bourbon, Whiskey, Scotch, Gin or Vodka they have him covered.
A great gift for any spirit enthusiast is a set of drinking glasses. For something unique, check out these drink glasses. This online store features drinking glasses with personalized, hand-etched maps. You can create a custom-made set just for him, using some of his favorite places (his hometown, where he went to college, the city where you two first met, even the coordinates to his favorite marina!). For a little something extra special, add in a few nautical-themed whiskey stones like those found at uncommongoods.com.
If he enjoys a good read while he sips, here’s a couple of new books to add to your list. Fiction fans are sure to enjoy best-selling author Nelson DeMille’s newest novel, The Cuban Affair. Set in Key West, this suspenseful story follows Daniel “Mac” McCormick, a retired US Army Veteran turned Charter Boat Captain, as he comes face-to-face with the worst type of fishing party. Or, if he prefers something from the non-fiction genre, try A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean by Melinda and Robert Blanchard. It’s the true story of a couple who turned their dream of opening a restaurant on their favorite Caribbean island into a reality, and shows that even paradise has its pitfalls when it comes to the restaurant business.
Last but not least, is the always fun “just because” gift. At Orvis, you can find a personalized, brass, pocket compass to add a touch of class to any Captain’s Quarters. Or, for a unique gift that is sure to look great in any waterman’s special space, check out the online store Below the Boat, and more specifically, their hand-made, vintage style, raised relief map of the Chesapeake Bay. Through carefully laid layers of Baltic Birch, this framed map tells the story of the ever-evolving sea levels of the Chesapeake Bay throughout the last ice.
Next up is Part III, which has a few gift ideas for the kiddos!