Want to know the secret of getting the right gift for the guy in your life? ASK HIM. So for this holiday gift guide, we solve this #mamachallenge for The Guy’s Guide to the Best Gifts for Guys courtesy of my guy, my husband. (And a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card helps too!)
Thanks to Academy Sports + Outdoors for making Christmas easy with one-stop affordable shopping and this sponsored post + giveaway.
Every year around this time the inevitable question always arises: What do you want for Christmas?
It’s a thoughtful question because it means, “I want to give you a gift to show you love and appreciation and I want you to get something you want.”
But even worse some people don’t even both to ask and just assume they know what you want. That’s how I’ve ended up with a lot of pajamas and pullovers…and I have an ample supply.
Funny enough, most men, like myself, are not hard to please and are easy when it comes to Christmas shopping.
Want to know the secret?
- Go to Academy Sports + Outdoors.
- Put something in the basket.
- Go Home, Wrap it (or not, we don’t care.)
- Enjoy seeing his face when he opens it.
For me this place takes care of all my favorite things to do and interests and the fact that’s it’s always affordable with low prices makes it easy to give and gift.
The way my wife clicks on everything on Pinterest is how I feel about Academy. I can walk around the store and find all kinds of gifts ranging from hunting, camping, working out, cooking, fishing…whatever!. And if your man is anything like me, they are probably the same way, and you took the work out of it and now put a present under the tree.
But if you need us to narrow it down a little bit, here’s our Guide to the Best Gifts for Your Guy at Academy Sports + Outdoors.
The Guys Guide to the Best Gifts for Guys
Masterbuilt MES 130S 30 in Digital Electric Smoker with Window
If Santa wanted to leave me something under the tree, this is it. The Masterbuilt MES 130S 30 in Digital Electric Smoker with Window makes it easy to do some cooking, actually a lot of cooking. With an electric ignition and time, you can whip up 6 chickens, 2 turkeys, 4 racks of ribs or 4 pork butts all at one time. And it’s on wheels so it won’t be hard for Santa to roll this one in. This one is a win-win.
LEM Electric Meat Grinder
Every year I harvest quite a bit of meat while out hunting. One of the best and most popular ways to put deer and hog on the table is to grind it up and then freeze it to eat throughout the year.. This is step one to making chili, sausage, and burgers. I’ve been trying to perfect the perfect sausage recipe for several years while working from an attachment on my blender. Unfortunately, it takes hours to get through 10 lbs of sausage and there really aren’t a lot of options for changing up how you want the meat ground up, i.e. course for chili and super fine to crank out some homemade bologna.
With the LEM Electric Grinder you have a dedicated tool to get the job done. It comes with a couple of grinding plates and sausage stuffing tool right out of the box. I can look forward to a much more enjoyable experience processing the game I’ve taken when using the right tool for the job from a great brand.
Outdoor Gourmet Propane Fish Fry Cart Set
To me, when I think of holiday traditions I’d like to start, I’ve always thought the “Fried Fourth” has the double appeal of patriotic alliteration combined with the sweet siren’s call of a bubbling caldron of grease. Fried fish, calf fries, dove, shrimp, frog legs, steak fingers, chicken strips, and mounds and mounds of French fries. Everybody sits around all days getting stuffed on an assortment of fried foods just in time to watch a majestic fireworks show. It brings a tear to my eye and I get a little choked up dreaming about the “Fried Forth.”
But if I’m going to do that much frying, I need a rig that can handle some volume. The Outdoor Gourmet Propane Fish Fry Cart Set can do just that. Two burners, two pots, with three baskets can pump out a lot of golden fried goodness. Hopefully this is the year we can bring the “Fried Forth” to America’s heartland.
Wildgame Innovations Moonshine Hog and Varmint Feeder Light
One thing most any land owner can agree on is this, wild pigs are not your friends. They tear up everything they can and multiply about as fast as anything on earth. These are just some of the reasons to hunt pigs year-round. Not to mention pigs can be some pretty good eating too. One of the most efficient ways to manage these throngs of pork is to set them on a feeder and then light em up.
The Wildgame Innovations Moonshine Hog and Varmint Feeder Light can be set to activate on motion and produces a bright blue light while operating off of a 6 volt battery. Put this up on or around your feeder at night and then just wait for a passel of hogs to show up, then, you and your buddies can get to harvesting.
Do-All Outdoors Double Trap
Next on the list is the Do-All Outdoors Double Trap because one of my favorite activities is shooting clays. Shooting clay pigeons is a great way to stay tuned when bird season comes around and it’s great fun all by itself. For example, when the birds aren’t flying, it’s always nice to have a standby where everyone can get on the line and test their skill for a little game of Wolf Chase.
In addition, there’s no better way to start getting your kids used to hunt that to get them out in the country and start training. Spend some quality time as a family while learning basic hunting and shooting safety and technique. I’m already looking forward to hearing my son yell, “Pull!”
Magellan Outdoors Men’s Glacier Shield Jacket
Our family holiday tradition is going skiing. I love to ski and we try to go somewhere new every year. While it doesn’t often get real cold in Dallas, it is when we head to Colorado. The Magellan Outdoors Men’s Glacier Shield Jacket does you a solid for all the different weather conditions that are thrown are way. And this coat comes with a storage bag so you can pack it away when not in use.
YETI Roadie 20 Cooler
Repeat this: You can’t go wrong with a YETI. Especially when it’s the convenient YETI Roadie 20 Cooler. Whether he hunts, fishes, tailgates, boats, whatever…he’s got a reason for this convenient sized cooler that keeps everything cold for days (tested a million times over!) And for a limited time Academy Sports + Outdoors is giving a free $75 Academy Gift Card with the purchase of any YETI Hard-Sided Cooler.
Under Armour Men’s UA Storm Vortex Short
Now that winter has set in and holiday season is in full swing, it’s never too early to start thinking about that beach bod. Maybe I could say that with a straight face when I was younger, but as the years come on it’s less about looking great and more about staying healthy. Part of staying healthy is getting in regular workouts and when you’re working out you want to be comfortable. Under Armour has some incredibly comfortable clothes that will help you worry less and perform better.
This Under Armour Men’s UA Storm Vortex Short is vented to keep you cool and water resistant to keep you dry. They also have a pocket built in to keep the cell phone handy while cranking out the tunes to keep you moving. Under Armour is a great brand and they continue to hit the mark with these shorts.
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Nike Men’s Run Swift Running Shoes
If you’ve got the shorts on to work out, you’ve got to have something on your feet as well. When it comes to athletic footwear, Nike is the iconic brand that’s been around longer than I have and knows more about athletic footwear than anyone around. I’ve also been with Nike long enough to know what I like and these Nike Run Swift Running Shoes. These shoes are great on the pavement, the treadmill, or the gym floor. The look of the shoe is simple, lightweight and breathable and none too flashy.
Body Champ VKR Power Tower
I’ve been trying to finish a workout program for years now. It’s a pretty strenuous and demanding three-month program working out 6 days a week, which has a lot to do with why I’ve never finished. With the Body Champ VKR Power Tower you can not only do pull ups and chin ups, but can also do dips and leg raises. In addition, you don’t have to wonder if this thing is going to fall and send me crashing to the ground. This tower would be one more tool available to me to keep my “temple” in working order for a long time to come.
Huffy Men’s Alpine 26″ 18-Speed Mountain Bike
This Huffy Men’s Alpine 26″ 18-Speed Mountain Bike is the gift that keeps on giving. Our family has some land out in the country with some elevation to it and it’s perfect for an off the beaten path mountain bike. And riding this will definitely help get some great exercise while going on adventures with and without the family.
The second use is a little more clandestine. Every morning when I set out to go hunting I hop on the ATV and head down to the stand. I know you can hear that things for miles around. Now if I hope on my Huffy, I can peddle right by the stand and be as quiet as a mouse. When you only get to hunt a few weekends out of the season, you want to take advantage of every edge you have.
Mosaic 29 in Fuego Grande Fire Pit
You can never go wrong with a gift that the entire family can enjoy together. I can see us now, all sitting around the fire grilling steaks with potatoes and onions wrapped in foil sitting right in the middle of the Mosaic 29 in Fuego Grande Fire Pit. We’ll finish up the evening with a bunch of kids roasting marshmallows on sticks getting ready for s’mores. If you’re going to be outside with a group of folks you’ll want to take care of him. We can make all that happen with the Mosaic 29 in Fuego Grande Fire Pit. It’s got everything you need. It’ll help you cook up a mess of food and stay warm at the same time. That’s how I like family time well and like this too.
Happy Holidays to you from us!
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