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Men - these mysterious creatures can sometimes be incredibly difficult to shop for, especially when they insist they "don't want anything" as a gift.  I've searched and compiled some fabulous, unique, and fun gifts for the man in your life! 


"At The Fights" - the latest amazing sports photography book by Howard Schatz goes beyond basic coffee-table-photography book status.  This truly insider look at the professional boxing world through promoters, managers, referees, and, of course, the boxers themselves.  Beyond the interviews and personal stories, though, there's the backdrop of the amazing sports photography by Howard Schatz.  Perfect for the person who loves boxing, sports, or a photography book collector.  ($75, Amazon)


From the amazing luxury design and perfume house Clive Christian comes the exclusive "V" Private Collection for men cologne.  Who doesn't love a good-smelling man, right?  With this, you can absolutely spoil him with a scent filled with notes of pepper, frankincense, and a hint of the outdoors, he's sure to love this gift! ($405 for 50ml, Neiman Marcus)


Have a guy on your list who loves a challenge?  Consider giving him a Stave Puzzle that will surely keep him puzzled for hours.  These wooden, hand-cut and USA made puzzles aren't just challenging in the traditional sense - they might actually cause you to 'rant and rave, sing praises, or sling insults.' (From the Stave website.)  Trust me, these puzzles are like nothing you can purchase in a traditional store, and that's what makes them so special and such a great gift!  (prices start at $75, Stave Puzzles


Let's just be honest, who doesn't need a nice pen to just have - instead of carrying around some run-of-the-mill pen, why not a beautifully designed and highly functional Ageless Gel Pen from Pilot Pens?  These refillable pens are sleek, stylish, and will definitely make a fabulous addition to either his desk or briefcase.  ($67, Pilot Pens)


Sports Illustrated has truly outdone themselves with their most recent football tome, "Football's Greatest."  This book takes you through the top ten quarterbacks, coaches, teams and more.  If he's a football fan AT ALL, he will love this.  Any football fan will love this book - because it's easy to read and recognize the big plays, games, and players, it's easy and fun to flip through.  It would also be a great book to discuss during half time while watching the Cardinals games!  ($32.95, Amazon)


Do you have a fitness fanatic man in your life?  Or maybe someone who wants to get into running?  Either way, these On Running Cloudrunner running shoes are amazing for either the novice runner or experienced marathoner.   On Running is a scientific company that utilizes their patented CloudTec™ technology to provide the lightest and most technologically advanced running shoe on the planet.   Truly, these are a gift that will not only delight, but help prevent injuries and decease his mile time!  And, pair it with the next gift for a great little 'runners treat'.  ($139, On Website)


Paired with the Cloudrunners, this iFitness Hydration Belt will be sure to help your running man to stay hydrated and safe while out on those long runs.  There are reflectors to be sure that cars can see him, and a zipper pocket for his cell phone and a drivers license or other cards.  It also won't slide or chafe, making sure he stays comfortable!  ($39.95, iFitness)


Why not get him more power?  The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini might be small, but it can charge your iPad, iPhone and other smartphones!  Who hasn't found themself in a bind with a low battery and no charger?  With this in his briefcase, he can charge his phone and more with no problem!  ($59.95) 

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Photo courtesy Red Phoenix Photography

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