2008 Holiday Gift Guide

2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Did you end up with cheap socks and a light-up tie last year? We feel for you. That’s why Men’s Fitness put together a collection of this season’s most popular products. From gym gadgets to flat-screen TVs, we’ll help you create the ultimate holiday wish list.

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Stocking Stuffers


Wilson K Factor Six-One Tour 90

The racquet of choice for tennis star Roger Federer, the Six-One Tour is consistent and stable, providing an exceptional amount of control for the more experienced players. Not quite ready for the tour? A better option for strong recreational players is the slightly lighter 95 version, which provides a larger frame and bigger sweet spot.

Perfect Pushup Original

Created by a former Navy SEAL, the Perfect Pushup utilizes rotating handles to engage more muscles than traditional pushups. The elevated grips allow for a deeper pushup, while reducing joint strain and injuries. The Perfect Pushup’s steel and ABS plastic construction supports up to 300 pounds and comes with a DVD workout and training chart.

Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells

Bowflex’s revolutionary space-saving concept reduces a 30-piece dumbbell set down to just two easy-to-store bars. The patented weight system allows you to effortlessly adjust each dumbbell from 5 to 52 pounds by simply rotating a dial to the desired weight. Specially made tumblers automatically fasten to the weight you want to lift, eliminating the need for old-fashioned clamps.


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iHome iH51

Home audio manufacturer iHome comes up big this season with the release of the iH51 home stereo with clock radio for iPod. This space-saving system packs big sound into a little unit. Small enough to fit onto any bookshelf, the iH51 comes with two satellite speakers and a powerful subwoofer, which deliver enhanced audio performance. Additional features include an iPod charging dock and remote control.

Flip Video Mino

The Flip Video Mino is an ultra-slim, easy-to-use mini camcorder that delivers relatively high-quality sound and video. Capable of storing up to 60 minutes of video, this pocket-friendly cam was designed for one-touch video uploading to YouTube and AOL. Features include a built-in USB connector, rechargeable lithium ion battery, touch-sensitive buttons, and a 1.46-inch LCD display.

Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD

There is a flood of flat-screen TVs on the market right now, but not many will come close to equaling the resolution (1920 x 1080p), rich colors, and amazing detail of the Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD. Technical features include: room light sensor for automatic picture adjustment, independent gamma control for heightened color calibration, advanced picture-in-picture settings and game control preferences. Simply put: this is the best plasma television on the market.


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Men’s Reign

Ultra lightweight and packable, Merrell’s Reign jacket is designed to go with you outside whenever and wherever your travels take you. Super warm 600 down fill keeps the heat in and water resistant polyester fabric keeps the wetness at bay, ensuring long, happy days outside.

Vestal Observer

For the past 11 years, Vestal has made a name for itself by producing some of the coolest watches on the market — and the Observer is no exception. Inspired by vintage guitar amps, this stylish timekeeper is perfect for any guy who shuns flashy timepieces, yet wants something with a unique look. Added features include easy-to-read numbers, stainless steel case, and a premium ostrich or reptilian leather band.

Adidas AdiStar Gore Windstopper Jacket

Adidas’s stylish 100% polyester Windstopper jacket features ClimaProof technology to keep you dry and comfortable in wet conditions. This full-front zip jacket features a zipper pocket on right chest and left sleeve, stand-up collar with stay-down zipper, detachable hood, an inner storm flap to help keep you extra warm and dry, and a reflective Adidas brandmark and stripes.


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The Sopranos – The Complete Series (2008)

There’s not a guy out there who can’t appreciate the macho plotline of one of the greatest television shows of all time. The highly-anticipated release of The Sopranos complete series allows you to follow Tony Soprano and his clan of cronies from day 1 all the way through to the final episode. This 33-disc set contains all 86 episodes, interviews with the cast, two CD soundtracks, two “Supper With the Sopranos” featurettes, 16-page episode guide, and a 56-page collector’s album.

James Bond Blu-Ray Collection

A must-have for fans of the world’s most famous secret agent, this Blu-Ray set features Dr. No, Die Another Day, Live And Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love and Thunderball. The titles were specifically chosen to represent each period of the Bond franchise. In addition to being restored and re-mastered for the highest quality picture and sound quality, the set also comes loaded with special features, including original trailers, TV spots, photo galleries, featurettes, plus cast and crew interviews.

Guitar Hero World Tour

The fourth installment of the insanely popular video game franchise comes with a guitar controller, drum kit, microphone and software that lets players create and edit their own music. World Tour‘s impressive playlist includes 86 tracks ranging from Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again” to Bullet For My Valentine’s “Scream Aim Fire” to The Allman Brothers Band’s “Ramblin’ Man.”


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AHAVA Men’s Mineral Collection

Every guy knows there are few things worse than a terrible shave. That’s why AHAVA developed the Foam-Free Silk Shave. With its all-natural blend of Dead Sea minerals, ginseng, ginger ginkgo, and aloe vera, you can rest assure that your next shave will be your smoothest, most pain-free shave ever. The gift set also includes soothing aftershave moisturizer and mineral shower gel, specially formulated for men.

Kiehl’s Grooming Ultimate Man Collection Gift Box

Kiehl’s put together a special selection of its best grooming products to fit the needs of today’s man. The result is this stylish gift set, which includes Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, Facial Fuel No-Shine Lip Balm, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, and Facial Fuel gel cleanser.

Morgan Grays Overnighter Kit

This convenient overnight kit combines fine Anthony For Men grooming products with a stylish custom-designed Morgan Grays leather travel bag. Each kit contains airport-friendly (3 oz. or less) bottles, including: glycolic facial cleanser, facial scrub, pre-shave oil, shave cream, sea salt body scrub, glycerin hand and body lotion, coconut shampoo, after shave balm, lip balm, and citrus body gel.


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Kenmore 25 Bottle Capacity Wine Cellar

The Kenmore Wine Cellar makes for a stylish addition to any kitchen. With 25 bottle slots, this space-saving cellar is an economical and convenient way to house your collection. Other features include a tempered glass door, interior light, adjustable thermostat, and three shelves (plus a lower rack).

1800 Tequila Special Edition Bottles

As if its signature tequila wasn’t enough, 1800 Tequila raised the ante this season by commissioning nine up-and-coming artists to design limited edition bottles. Only 1,800 bottles have been produced with each design so get yours before they’re gone.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Platinum Prestige 20-pc. Set

This durable grilling set is made from polished stainless steel and includes an oversized 4-in-1 spatula, grill brush with replaceable head, tongs, eight corn holders, salt and pepper shakers, replacement brush head, carving knife, four skewers, fork, and basting brush. Each BBQ tool is dishwasher safe and features a stay-cool handle.


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Guinness Home Pub

Most guys can find the appeal in a warm Irish pub — maybe it’s the friendly faces or the sense of tradition, but most likely it’s the delicious Guinness. Now you can recreate the look and feel of your favorite Irish hangout with the Guinness home pub. For a mere $250,000 the good folks at RiRa Pubs will construct a fully functional Irish pub in your home, crafted from historic Irish architectural elements and decorated with authentic Guinness artifacts. Plus, you get a trip for two to the historic St. James’ Gate Guinness brewery in Dublin. Lastly (but most importantly), you’ll receive a year’s supply of Guinness for your new pub.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4
$1.7 million

With a 16-cylinder engine and four turbochargers, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is one of the fastest production cars in the world — and with a $1.7 million price tag, it’s also one of the most expensive. So what does that kind of dough get you? For starters, 1,001 horses under the hood and the ability to go from 0-60 in a neck-snapping 2.4 seconds. The Veyron also comes equipped with a computer-controlled seven-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) transmission and the ability to shift manually via steering wheel-mounted shifter paddles.


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Speck SeeThru iPhone Case

Protect your iPhone with Speck’s line of thin, durable cases. Snap the two-piece unit firmly into place and your iPhone will be shielded from the dings and scratches of everyday use. The patented design allows access to all controls, ports and sensors and includes a stand for hands-free viewing.

Brookstone Heart Rate Ring

The Brookstone Heart Rate Ring is convenient and comfortable way to accurately monitor your heart rate while working out. This handy little ring fits snugly on your finger and requires no chest straps or wires. The Brookstone ring also offers a built-in clock and stopwatch and the ability to program min/max target HR and workout time. Uses one lithium battery (included).

Jeep Stainless Steel Multi-Tool

There is no shortage of multi-tool gadgets on the market, but Jeep does a fine job of leading the pack with its new stainless steel offering. You get 20 functions/tools, including: pliers, wire cutter, crimper, big and small plain knife, bottle opener, can opener, serrated file with ruler, Phillips screwdriver, big and small flathead screwdriver and bit driver with 9 adaptable bits — plus a heavy-duty nylon pouch.

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