If you’re like me, then you don’t like going to shopping malls, major retail outlets like Target to do your Christmas shopping.
Instead, I like to be creative – give something to people that’s not off the shelf but that fits the person to a t.
And with that in mind, here is PubClub.com’s Holiday gift guide for the COOL people on your list.
Bluetooth Speaker (JBL Pulse 4)
Cool people like music, so this is a perfect gift that can provide tunes while lounging by the pool, at the beach, on the river or lake or to rock a house party. PubClub highly recommend this speaker because it takes coolness to a whole new level. This baby rocks!
Not only does it provide the standard JBL quality of sound, but it lights up with different colors that get more bold when you turn up the sound. Plus it pulses – the bottom of it actually vibrates, adding even more to its coolness factor.
The JBL Pulse 4 is the size and shape of a large Yeti-type of drinking cup or a standard-sized thermos. It’s also so simple to operate that even the most technically-challenged people (such as myself) can have it blasting tunes in less than 30 seconds. It’s also waterproof (beer proof, too?)
A recommended Internet radio station to listen to while using the Pulse 4 is Radio Trop Rock, which plays fun beach lifestyle music.
Cost: $250, available here: JBL Pulse 4 | Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This is a cool gift that the fortunate recipient will be able to enjoy for years. Decades, in fact.
Sperry has a variety of quality and stylish shoes from boat shoes to boots. And here’s the coolest thing about Sperry shoes – they are so well made the shoestrings don’t come untied. That saves dad from having to bend over a lot, eliminating the “plumber’s look” that always embarrasses the kids in public settings.
To be ultra cool, toss in a pair of hip shades with the shoes.
Price: $100 range, available at shoe stores and sperry.com
Singer Songwriter Eric Stone’s Tropical Books
A friend of mine, tropical musician Eric Stone, has expanded his talents to being a published author. He has a series of tropical-themed books out and any of of them makes for a great gift.
Cost: His books are available on Amazon for around $10.
TACTICA All-In-One Camping Tool
Okay, I’m not expert on camping – as anyone who has seen me attempt to put up a tent can confirm – but maybe if I had one of these things it would not have bene so difficult. The
TACTICA Camping Card Multitool is a rules, tent peg puller, pry bar, rope cutter, screwdriver and more,= all in one handy device that fits in the palm of your hand.
It also has the essential PubClub.com camping essential: a can opener! There’s also a sundial for those smart enough to know how to use it. The same tools can be used by all outdoor-type activities such as cycling and hiking.
There are a few versions of it depending on how many features you need.
Cost: $24.95-$49.95, available on Amazon.
The Sofa Stud Beer Holder
You will be the cool stud for giving this gift.
The Sofa Stud is a simple-looking device that is a cup holder for the couch. A sturdy, thick plastic design with “keel” such as one you find on a sailboat, it fits between the cushions and is remarkably stable. The recipient can put a beer in it while watching a game – prefect for all those holiday bowl games, and the NFL Playoffs – and not worry about spilling it all over the sofa. (Spilling the beer on oneself while he’s drinking the brew is another thing, of course.)
It is marketed as a beer holder and it’s that and much more. It also works for drinks in the regular-sized stadium cups and I quickly discovered it’s a great place to put your remote or your cell phone. And how often have you lost both of those in the sofa cushions?
Its slogan is also cool: “Less Spilling, More Chilling.”
Price: $15, available at Sofa Stud, The Spillproof Couch Cup Holder
Stranahan’s Single Malt Colorado Whiskey
Now you don’t think for one second that a PubClub article on gift ideas for COOL people would not include some spirits, did you? Of course not! We came across this really mild and smooth single-malt whiskey made in Colorado (hey you just thought they made beer there, right?) called Stranahan’s. Notice the cool measuring bartender-thing that comes with it.
Price: $40 (appx) from Total Wine And Spirits and fine liquor stores; delivery by Drizzly.
Luxury Football Team Blankets
Have a sports fan in the family or among your friends? Of course you do, and an ideal gift for them is the Denali’s luxurious blanket, a plush blanket with a huge college or NFL team logo on it. This blanket is made of super-soft Microplush fabric and is like wrapping yourself with a cloud. It is washable, fade-resistant (very important because you’ll keep it for several years), is actually two blankets hand-sewn together and comes with a lifetime warranty (not responsible for beer spills during anxious or celebratory moments of the game).