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advice on gifties for men?

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Inactive Etsy Member 12:10 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
cripes, with all the forum wonkyness lately, even *I* don't know where to post this. *L* Sorry if it should be in Selling instead. :)

I'm running out of ideas for appropriate little gifties for guys. My buyer age range is generally early twenties to mid thirties, so on the young end of the spectrum, and fairly in the trendy/artsy/non-traditional realm.

I've been searching local stores for inexpensive thank yous for the lower-priced items. Thus far it's been cool magnets, "fatties" wide shoe laces, fuzzy dice, sleek key chains. But I'm pretty much out of ideas, which is a pickle when the same male customer buys repeatedly. ;) And I'm at a complete loss for male gifties for higher-priced items.

any suggestions? thx

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A homemade cookie or piece of fudge
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Inactive Etsy Member 12:42 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
Key chains and tasty snacks have been good for my dad, but my brother is a very hard one to buy for.
He is all into game cube, Nintendo DS, Xbox and all that jazz. He also likes he's cricket. Very expensive!

Although, I since found out he likes stickers to decorate he's things lol. Like crazy Japanese game stickers! Lol.

Maybe you could try that?
Oh, food for sure! Guys like that! Even some candies or chocolates... and you don't have to worry about giving him more later on because the first one will have been eaten!
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Inactive Etsy Member 12:45 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
I make bottle opener keychains. Most of my sales for them go to guys, or people buying gifts for guys.
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Inactive Etsy Member 12:45 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
My brother isn't really *that* trendy. He’s in the middle! :D
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Inactive Etsy Member 12:49 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
Actually maybe you shouldn’t take my advice. My brother would not even be caught dead in arm wormers! Just not he's taste. Lol.
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Inactive Etsy Member 1:00 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
hadn't thought about food. I'm not so much of a homemade cookie person, more of an open-a-can-of-soup person. :) but that makes me realize that Tucson has some cool crazy local food treats. like cactus pear candy. :)

kateblack, ooh. I'll have to browse your store again.

PerfumedLace, I still appreciate the suggestion.
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:52 am Mar 12, 2006 EST
I suggest any of my Sex Pistols & Ramones photos from the late 70's ~ truly collectible IMHO :) available in my shop.

Nancy
i go with the keychain suggestion. believe it or not, but my bf hates chocolate....though he does like candy. jolly ranchers and such. we don't drink so a bottle/beer opener wouldn't serve any use....

he is always friggin' running out of pens though. sheesh. he loses pens quicker than the bank does.... he kept losing my pens. i can't trust him with my pens. so last year i started to only buy and use pink or purple ink pens. HA! that kept him off my pens.

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