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Friday, December 20, 2013


The guys on your shopping list can sometimes be the hardest ones to shop for. Whether it’s a significant other, relative, or friend, these guys deserve a great gift for being good all year. Take the stress out of shopping this Holiday season by following this list of great gifts ideas for guys.


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World Series Memorabilia

With the Boston Red Sox wining the World Series this past year, your guy will want to remember the experience with official memorabilia. Championship shirts and sweatshirts, along with commemorative movies on DVD, will be available this holiday season. Head over to Olympia Sports for a wide selection of the gifts that Red Sox fans will love.

Olympia Sports. Auburn Mall. 385 Southbridge St. Auburn, MA. (508)832-6032. Hours: Mon Thurs 10:00am – 9:00pm, Fri Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm.

Photo: Flickr/Eddie_Welker

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Patriots Hall of Fame

New England Patriots fans have been spoiled with over a decade of recent success. Your guy will enjoy celebrating these years along with over fifty years of history at the Patriots’ Hall of Fame next to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Purchase tickets ahead of time and enjoy time at the Patriots’ Pro Shop after your tour.

The Hall at Patriot Place. One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA. (508) 698-4800. Open Mon – Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm. 

Photo: Flickr/FabFiver5

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Gear Up for the World Cup

One of the major sporting events during the 2014 year will be the World Cup. This international soccer tournament will attract many fans, so get your guy ahead of the curb by getting him World Cup gear for the holidays. Adidas has official jerseys and soccer balls available now months before they sell out.

Adidas Factor Outlet.  Wrentham Village Outlets. One Outlets Blvd. Suite 390 Wrentham, MA 02093. (508) 384-6265. Open Mon – Thurs 10:00am – 8:00pm, Fri – Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm.  

Photo: Flickr/D@LY3D

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Vinyl Records

Music sounds best when played on a vinyl record. If your man has an old record player or is bringing the trend back, they’ll appreciate some new vinyl records to add to their collection. Newbury Comics has classic and new albums available on vinyl that all music lovers will enjoy.

Newbury Comics. 551 Boston Turnpike, Route 9 Shrewsbury, MA 01545. (508) 845-3391. Open Mon Thu 10:00 am 9:30 pm, Fri Sat: 10:00 am 10:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am 7:00 pm. 

Photo: Flickr/The Seafarer

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Guys can have a hard time decorating, and their man cave, dorm room, or bedroom can often look drab. Posters are a cheap solution that liven up any room and keep the walls looking interesting. FYE offers posters that range from classic movie posters to current rock bands that any guy will want to hang up.   

FYE. 385 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 01501. (508) 832-7126. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm.

Photo: Flickr/Cartzen Lorentzen

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Used Video Games

New video games can be expensive, but with classic consoles like PlayStation 2 and GameCube making a comeback, used video games are in high demand. Young adults and teenagers will enjoy playing the games they remember from their childhood. Hop over to GameStop for the best prices on pre-owned video games.

GameStop. Greendale Mall. 7 Neponset St. Ste W-214 Worcester, MA. (508) 852-2114. Open Mon – Sat 11am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 6 pm.

Photo: Flickr/Jet Shark Lambo

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Standard headphones are fine for listening to music, but there are better options available this holiday season. Beats by Dr. Dre is a dependable brand name and Skullcandy features cool style headphones for a reasonable price. Your guy will get to jam while you don’t have to hear a thing. Check out these brands and more options at RadioShack.

RadioShack. 68 Stafford St ‎Webster Square Plaza. (508) 753-0292.  Open Mon – Fri 9:00am – 9:00pm, Sat 8:30am – 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 7:00pm. 

Photo: Flickr/foeock

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Apple Accessories

With the amount of iPhones, iPads, and Mac Laptops out there, almost everyone has Apple hardware.  So get your guy some accessories that will make their electronics more durable and fun to use.  Head over to the Apple Store to find cases, gift cards, and other merchandise that will personalize these popular products.\

Apple Store. Natick Collection. 1245 Worcester Street Natick, MA.  (508) 903-2800. Mon – Sat 10:00am 9:00pm, Sun 12pm 6:00 pm.  

Photo: Flickr/Oswaldo Rubio

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Outdoor Gear

Guys who enjoy the great outdoors may be upset over the winter weather, so boost their moral with gifts they can enjoy from Bass Pro Shop. This one stop shop has fishing supplies, camping gear, and hunting materials to make your man’s adventures safer and more enjoyable. Come summertime, these gifts will get ample use. 

Bass Pro Shops. One Bass Pro Drive Foxborough, MA.  508-216-2000. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am –  9:00pm, Sun 10:00am 7:00pm. 

Photo: Flickr/Orin Zebest

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Golf Equipment

Golf can bring out a guy’s not-so-best behavior, so it should come to no one’s surprise when balls, bags, and even clubs need to be replaced. This is where Dick’s Sporting Goods comes in, where you can get all the golfing gear your guy needs to last him a year’s worth of use. Just make sure they don’t get too attached the balls they’ll hit into the water.

Dick’s Sporting Goods. 541E Lincoln Street Worcester, MA.  508-595-9808. Open Sun-Mon 8:00am – 11:00pm, Sat 7:00am – 11:00 pm. 

Photo: Flickr/John Fischer

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With brands like the North Face and Patagonia in style, Jackets are a must for any guy’s wardrobe. Check out Moosejaw for these brands and more at reasonable prices. They’ll keep your guy warm in even the coldest weather.

Moosejaw. 1245 Worcester St. Natick, MA. (508) 416-6284. Open Mon Sat: 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm.  

Photo: Flickr/David_Hwang

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It seems like everyone has a tablet today, but some have resisted because of the high prices. Now some have become available at a reasonable cost, including Sony tables. Get one for your guy and he’ll enjoy surfing the internet, getting work done, and playing games at prices that won’t break the bank.

Sony Outlet Store. 400 Premium Outlets Boulevard Wrentham, MA. (508) 384-1175. Open Mon Fri 10:00am 9:00pm, Sat 10:00am 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am 6:00pm. 

Photo: Flickr/James Cridland

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Guys love gadgets that make their lives more efficient while also being entertaining. Brookstone has the best gadgets available and at reasonable prices. Look for home office, fitness, and travel products that are extremely useful and also function quite well.

Brookstone. 601 Donald Lynch Blvd Marlborough, MA. 508-229-0347. Open Mon Sat 10:00am 9:00pm, Sun 11:00am 6:00pm.  

Photo: Flickr/osseous

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Worcester Sharks Tickets

Seeing professionals play hockey live is always entertaining, and you don’t have to travel to Boston or Providence to see a good game. Grab tickets to a Worcester Sharks game at the DCU Center and enjoy at night of fun without dealing with traffic. Your guy will love the goals and the fights.

For ticket information visit their website or call (508) 929-0500.

Photo: Flickr/Sarah Connors

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Car Detailing

Every car needs a tune up at some point, so give your guy a gift card to Haddad Auto Detail. His car will look brand new and he’ll have you to thank for it. Just make sure no one spills anything in the car afterwards!  

Haddad Auto Detail. 466 Harding Stree, Worcester, MA. (508) 755-5250.

Photo: Flickr/Podknox


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