The holiday shopping season has already begun, and if you are like me when it come to buying gifts for the man in your life it can be a bit of a challenge. I have learned that if I pay attention and start early I can usually come up with a thoughtful gift that makes an impression. But who has time for that? So I have compiled a list of gift ideas to get you started complete with links.

Whether he's into sports, music, techie gadgets or the great outdoors there's a great gift for everyone. Here are a few unique gift items that I ran across in my search:

1. Ticket Stub Diary

Does your guy love going to concerts and sporting events? Does he also have a pile of ticket stubs tucked away in a jar or collecting dust on the dresser? Then this is the gift for him, a ticket stub diary.

2. Zipbuds

Tangled ear buds will become a thing of the past when you give your man the gift of zipbuds. Instead of wadding them up and sticking them in your pocket, now you can zip the two strands together and prevent tangling.



3. Password Reminder Book

Trouble remembering all of those passwords? It seems like we have a password for aspect of lives now from our email to unlocking our smart phone and our bank pin - simplify the password puzzle and keep them all in one place with the Password Reminder Book.




4. Gear Tie

Twist it, tie it, organize it with the Gear Tie from REI. The 18 in. Nite Ize Gear Tie is made of a sturdy, colorful rubber exterior with an strong bendable wire interior. It wraps, ties and organizes cords, devices and tools with a simple twist.



5. QR Code Luggage Tag Set

For the man who is always on the go - a set of 2 QR Code Luggage Tags. Not only will his tags stand out at baggage claim, but if his luggage is lost a simple scan will help the airline get in touch with him quick.



6. Keasel Medium

Need a place to charge his gadgets without the tangled cords drooping all over the place? Try the Keasel - a sleek modern wooden stand for his tablet, smart phone and keys.



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7. iPad Case and Stand by Hard Graft

Looking for a different way to cover his iPad that also functions a stand for the desk and sofa surfing? Check out this iPad Tilt Case and stand by Hard Graft. Luxuriously made of premium leather and wool felt. It supports all three effortlessly supports all three positions - typing, surfing and watching.

8. One Handed Bottle Opener

What if you only needed one hand to open your bottle of beer? You could leave your other hand in your pocket or continue to check the score of the game on your smart phone, because with the Kebo you only need one hand to open that bottle.



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9. Ballpark Blueprints

For the Baseball lover, get him the blueprints of his favorite ballpark. With multiple parks available, find his favorite and add it to the man cave or suggest it as a great conversation for his office.



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10. Multi-Tool Collar Stays

Does your man dream of being James Bond? He will be one step closer with these Titanium Multi-Tool Collar Stays which function as a half-phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, bottle opener. Bond, James Bond.

Ready, Set, Shop!