Gift Guide: For the Fellas

It is difficult to write a gift guide for all guys without overgeneralizing them. So allow me to get specific. This is a gift guide for a certain kind of man. He’s sweet and he’s smart and he loves you. Lish introduced me to him last week. Consider this the guide to perfect gifts for Handmade Ryan Gosling. “Hey girl, I know you worry that when people click on your gift guide they will just look at the photos and skim the words you wrote. But I promise, it’s really good.”
Ryan always makes sure he can help you out when you are in a jam. If you locked your keys in the house, Ryan wouldn’t want you to late to the craft fair planning meeting. He’d have the front door open in a jiffy, thanks to the Beginners Lock-Picking Blend Set you gave him.
Most men wouldn’t understand why you need a full length mirror. But not Ryan. He totally gets it, and feels awful that the mirror in his apartment is so awkward. He really wanted the one you found on Pinterest, too. But he was thrilled when you scored one at the thrift store that is just like the mirror from CB2.
Ryan really loves doing craft projects with you, but sometimes he wants to work on projects on his own. When he opened the Gakken Mini Electric Guitar Kit, he couldn’t wait to build it. “The sooner it’s done, the sooner I can write a song about how you are really great at giving presents,” he said.
Ryan has really good taste in music. And he loves listening to his favorite playlists when he heads out on his bike to pick up the thai food you ordered. The earbuds used to get tangled with the strap of his messenger bag, but he doesn’t have that problem any more since you got him that awesome Wooden Ear Bud Holder from that amazing woodworker in Georgia.
Ryan is always wearing the Paracord Survival Belt you got him from Etsy. The texture and color are super hip and rugged. And he loves know that if something crazy went down, he’d be able to save your life with 80′ of rope.
Ryan is really nice, but if he were too sweet, you would get very bored of him. That’s why you are so supportive when he wants to go on a mountain bike ride. And you didn’t get him this Garmin Edge 500 GPS because you want to track his every move when he’s not near you. You got it for him because like most geeks, he loves data and numbers and coordinates.

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