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Today’s addition to the Midlife Rambler 2021 Gift Guides features gifts just right for the men over 40 in your life. This year, I’m featuring gifts to inspire your guy to pick up a new hobby or get deeper into a hobby he already loves (because we all need a little something new about now), gifts that make life easier and gifts that just bring a smile.
I’d love to get a lot of these gifts myself! So, don’t forget – you can always buy yourself a little something, too, right? I’ll never tell.
Mike's Hot Honey combines sweetness and heat for a flavor enhancer that's just right for barbequed meat, wings, or anything your guy wants to add sauce to. This gift set includes the original Mike's Hot Honey and Mike's Hot Honey Extra Hot for the guys who love it when the spiciness level needs to go to 11.
Send your bacon lover into hog heaven with this snack box of bacon flavored goodies. The crate includes Carnivore Candy Jalapeno Bacon Jerky, Carnivore Candy Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky, Bourbon Bacon Seasoning Grinder, Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle, and Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam. The gift arrives sealed in a crate and requires the included crowbar to open.
If your guy likes to keep fit and likes to snack as well, he'll love this giant gift basket full of 20 different healthy, high protein snacks such as organic vegan protein bars and chickpea nacho chips.
Help your guy get in touch with his inner Paul Hollywood, with this yummy bread-making mix that couldn't be easier. Simply combine the mix with a 12-ounce bottle of beer, pour into a loaf pan, and bake for 45-minutes. He'll be rewarded with hot, delicious bread that everyone will rave over. Comes in a variety of flavors from sweet to savory.
Your guy will love the freedom to multi-task with this bluetooth thermometer. Just place the thermometer probe inside and you can roam up to 196 ft away from the oven. Monitor your cooking with the included attachment or with your phone.
Once you've cooked with a really good knife, you can't ever go back to cheap knife sets. This chef's nice is used by professional chefs and is the perfect size to most uses. This knife will last for years with proper care.
Sous vide works by circulating heated water in a pot at a very precise temperature according to the desired doneness of your food, If your guy in interested in sous vide cooking, this model is perfect for the beginner and connects via bluetooth to an app on your phone so you can keep track of your progress.
A serious cook needs a serious apron and this apron holds up to serious use. Made of sturdy cotton canvas, this apron has several pockets to hold all his tools and provides great coverage from chest to knee.
If your guy likes draft beer or likes to buy growlers at his local craft beer store, he'll love this pressurized container, which holds 128oz of beer (approximately the size of two growlers of craft beer) and keeps it fresh for up to 3 months using pressurized CO2 containers. Amazon reviewers praised the easy setup and ease of storage.
The perfect beer deserves the perfect glass and this two-glass set is just what you need to serve your fresh beer in. Simply pop these glasses into the fridge and the cooling gel inside the glasses will keep the glasses frosty cool.
It's a Keurig for cocktails! And it works just like the Keurig you use to make your coffee. Order cocktail drink pods at drinkworks.com, pop in the pod, and the Drinkworks Home Bar automatically creates the perfect cocktail by mixing spirits, water, and carbonation at the same time. It also serves your drink deliciously cold without ice.
Help your man turn cocktail hour into drinks and a show with this heavy-duty set of cocktail tools that come in a rustic crate for storage. This was my husband's birthday present and I can agree that it's totally worth five stars.
I got this for my husband last year for Christmas and he absolutely loves it! With the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, your guy will never drink from a lukewarm cup of coffee again. Using the Ember App on his smartphone, he can set his desired temperature for his drink and the mug will keep it at that exact temperature for one hour or as long as you need it when you keep it on the charging coaster. What a world we live in!
If your guy loves everything Apple, he needs this charger which can charge his iphone wirelessly, his Apple Watch and his AirPods - all at the same time. I have this charger and I love how quickly it works and how neatly it corrals all my devices into a small footprint on my nightstand. You can also add additional cords to charge an iPad or USB-powered device.
This valet tray is perfect for keeping everything your guy needs on a daily basis neat and organized. Compartments hold his wallet, keys, sunglasses and more. Two compartments have slots that neatly hold the charging cord for your phone or other device. This valet tray is great for by the bed or in the entryway.
I resisted AirPods for years because I thought they were overpriced and other headphones worked just as well. How wrong I was! I got a pair for my birthday and love them. They just work - they're easy to set up and give great quality sound. Plus, prices are now competitive with other brands so you can't go wrong.
Is your guy a world traveler? Blow his mind with these headphones that will automatically translate 40 different languages. You can even share one of the earbuds with someone else in order to have a conversation.
The 5 speakers in this high-end device produce immersive sound and it even automatically senses the acoustic conditions of any room and automatically adjusts to provide the perfect sound for the environment. Plus, you get all the regular Alexa features we've all become so dependent on.
Now is the perfect time for your guy to take up astronomy and this is a great beginner telescope. This telescope has two eyepieces for low- and high-power views of the starry skies. This telescope also comes with a free download of Celestron’s Starry Night Astronomy Software so he can learn all about the night sky.
This large mirror is perfect for the guy who likes to shave in shower. The larger size means he doesn't have to squint into a tiny mirror and it's guaranteed to never fog. All you have to do is fill the mirror with hot water from the shower. If the mirror gets too full, it automatically rotates and empties out.
This scalp massager turns a shower into spa time by gentle massaging your scalp while you shampoo. It also does a great job of removing product buildup and helping dandruff shampoos work even better. Over 15,000 Amazon reviewers love this little massager brush and your guy will love it too. Makes a great stocking stuffer!
These exfoliating soaps scrub away dry, flaky skin with natural ingredients like passion flower fruit and green tea extract. These soaps are paraben and phthalate-free and smell wonderful with scents like sandalwood and musk. For each product purchased, Marlowe donates soap to people in need throughout the world with Clean the World.
This easy-to-use massage gun gives a surprisingly effective deep-tissue massage to help ease muscle aches. This massager is cordless so there's no need to fuss with an awkward cord and the battery lasts for up to 5 hours.
Your guy will be singing your praises each time he treats herself to a heated foot massage. Massaging the feet causes the whole body to relax so a 30 minute session with this foot massager is a great way to wind down before bed. The massager uses a kneading motion and air compression to relax your feet and eliminate the knots in tense muscles. Plus, there's a 30-minute timer so it won't be on all night even if you relax to the point you fall asleep!
Your guy will fall in love with this eye mask? Don't worry, this machine doesn't massage your eyelids. Rather, it uses compression and vibration to soothe several acupressure points around and under your eyes while the heat helps your eyes relax. This mask is especially good for those who suffer from migraines. Using the bluetooth capability, you can play relaxing music while you rest. If your loved one has trouble decompressing from the day or going to sleep at night, this eye mask is an absolute must.
You might think cufflinks and a money clip are boring, but safe, gift. However, your guy will be thrilled to get these snappy cufflinks and matching money clip. The design is fresh and modern and customized with his initials.
Ho hum, it's a wallet. But wait - it's a wallet THAT FINDS ITSELF! This slim-design wallet is made of real leather and alerts you if it's missing. You can use the phone app to find its last known location.
Don't make him have to choose between frostbitten fingers and replying to your very important text. He can do both with these fleece-lined, leather gloves. I got these for my sons last year for Christmas and they said they worked great for texting and keeping warm!
These are the ultimate pants for being cozy at home - and isn't that what we're all doing this winter? Your guys will love the soft fleece of these pants. The gusseted crotch and elastic waist with integrated belt make these the perfect pants to wear after a big holiday meal.
This golf trainer helps you find your tempo and warm up before your game of golf. The weighted head and flexible shaft assist with weight transfer during the back swing and help align your body properly, build muscle memory and strengthen your swing
This fun game is a safer alternative than darts and fits perfectly in any den or man cave. Throw the hooks to see who can get the highest score or play a game of 21 and see who can get closest. Over 1800 Amazon reviews rave about how fun this game is for all ages.
If your guy likes being prepared for anything, he'll love this updated version of the classic Leatherman multi-tool. This multi-tool is 18 tools in one, including pliers, wirecutters, scissors, a ruler, and can and bottle openers.
Bring a little joy to your guy's desk at work with this fun 18-inch replica of the giant inflatable balloon men you see at auto dealerships. He's sure to laugh when he inserts the 9 volt battery and sees the waving arms come to life. Comes with a 32-page book explaining the origins of flailing arm man.
This is a great gift for someone you know really well. The squatty potty has legions of fans who rave about how this product changed their life. This version has a motion-activated nightlight so there's no need to turn on the bathroom overhead light when using the bathroom at night.