A List Maker's Life: The Key to Shopping for Men?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Key to Shopping for Men?

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, chosen by Random.org #17!

podi66 said...
Tweeted again @jodilynnsnyder
November 20, 2009 12:46 PM

Looks like it pays to enter with those daily tweets. Contact me with your email address and I will send your shipping information off to Wholesale Key Chain. Enjoy!

I don't know if I'm alone in saying this, but it is always trickier to find the right gifts to give the many men in our family. In fact, Kevin's wish list this year is painfully simple. At this point he has listed:
~white socks
~t-shirts

Seriously, Kev! I think we can do a little more than that for you! I can think of a few other items to add to his list, like perhaps:
~iPod that actually charges
~Professional (read: anyone other than me) haircut
~Hope college gear (which is tricky because he would have to buy it for himself)

My guy, Gav, Christmas morning 2007

Needless to say, I'm still brainstorming for Kevin (and our dads, brothers, nephew, and sons...). So, when a message from Wholesale Keychain popped up in my inbox I was curious to see if there may be any manly gift ideas to be had on their site.

Car keys, electronics, gadgets - there must be some shopping inspiration here.

Recently, while helping Kevin update his resume' I discovered that his flashdrive is duct taped together and no longer hangs by it's lanyard, making it impossible to find when it's misplaced. It would be fun to engrave a silly message on a customizable USB keychain that would keep his documents safe & be easier to keep track of.

I also like the idea of buying a digital photo frame keychain. This one holds up to 100 pictures. It includes a charging cord and an cord for transferring pictures from your computer to your key chain. There are several styles available, but I specifically liked the leather strap. The viewing screen is 1.5 inches long. This key chain could make promoting a business, sharing the latest landscape job, bragging about grandchildren, or viewing vacation snapshots an on-the-go event.





Mini versions of classic games like Operation, Monopoly, Hungry Hippo, and a Barrel of Monkeys would make unique (and appropriately sized) stocking stuffers. Other options include: sports team logos, bottle openers, laser pointers, and more.

From now until November 30th, Wholesale Key Chain is offering the readers of A List Maker's Life 10% off any order. Hop over, check them out, and check off some of the names on your shopping list. In addition to the coupon code, Wholesale Key Chain is offering the chance to WIN a Digital Photo Frame.

To be entered to win please leave a comment for each of the entry options you choose from the list below:

~Follow A List Maker's life (1 entry)
~Visit Wholesale Key Chain and mention something that catches your eye (1 entry)
~Suggest a gift item appropriate for men and/or tell us what you think is the key to shopping for men? (1 entry)
~Purchase a gift item from Wholesale Keychain (5 entries)
~Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry daily)

This giveaway is open until Monday, November 30th at 10 PM EST.
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113 comments:

  1. I like the Pittsburgh Steeler keychain. Thanks for the contest!

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  2. Second entry -- The Steeler money clip would be great for my brother!

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  3. I like the flashlight key chain. Perfect size for keeping in the car.

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  4. I bet Kyle would like a Pistions ring. For a joke I could get him a Lions one. I mean who would carry that?!

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  5. Love the diamond ring from the Wedding keyring. Great fun for a new bride.

    tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds like a neat store.
    I am a follower.

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  7. I like the flashlight LED key chains.

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  8. Men really are hard to shop for! My husband likes to cook, so in the past I have gotten him items such as spices, utensils, olive oil, gift cards to Sam's (for him to pick out a lot of meat), etc.

    One thing I have learned is to NOT buy him any books or magazine subscriptions. He never reads them! He'd like to, but just doesn't have the time.

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  9. I like the flashlight key chain

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  10. The Keychain /knife /carabiner looks like a handy stocking stuffer

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  11. I like the flashlight keychain. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  12. I tweeted again my friend! :) @ jodilynnsnyder

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  13. I am a follower, or creeper depending how you look at it! :)

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  14. Ha! Brad's list is almost identical to Kevin's with the addition of oh so exciting khaki pants!

    Faithful follower!

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  15. I know...shopping for men is ridiculous isn't it? :)

    I'm most certainly a follower :)

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  16. For the guys in my life the options are always knives or shirts, LOL!!! :)

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  17. Ok, so I wouldn't get it as a gift, but the pepper spray keychain totally caught my eye!!! LoL!

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  18. Retweeted your tweet about it :)

    http://twitter.com/listladykatie/status/5867329318

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  19. The Laser Pointer Keychain caught my eye b/c dh has several laser pointers for wk and if he had the keychain it would be on him at all times.

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  20. My DH always likes CD's and DVD's especially collections of his favorite movies or special edition music collection by his favorite artists.

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  21. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/StuffSmart/status/5912461139

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  22. i love the mini operation game


    greentd@vcu.edu

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  23. the car keychains are great for men- they love cars! my dad is always fixing and learning about cars and my fiance is the same way.

    greentd@vcu.edu

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  24. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Tiffyy2010/status/5929789152
    greentd@vcu.edu

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  25. The Operation keychain caught my eye.
    letessha@yahoo.com

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  26. I follow A Listmakers Life

    letessha@yahoo.com

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  27. I think the key to shopping for men is knowing what kinds of things they like, for example, most men love receiving gadgets.

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  28. I like the nintendo carrying case... MIGHT save a few from the washing machine... lol

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  29. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Tiffyy2010/status/5949438625
    greentd@vcu.edu

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  30. I would totally buy my hubby the Darth Vader stacker key chain.....he used to have the lego man version.

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  31. The key to shopping for men is listening all year round. With my hubby he says things all year that he would want but never remembers them at Christmas. I have started making his list in Feb!!

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  32. I would have to choose the hulk keychain since my son loves hulk and collects anything he see with hulk. Thanks.

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  33. I'm a follower. :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I love the toy Boggle key chain. That would be a nice little way to spend some on line waiting time. :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. The key to shopping for my man is constantly keeping my ears open throughout the year so I know what he is interested in. He never knows what to ask for when we get to discussing Christmas. I literally write things down all year round. One of the easy things I am getting my husband this year is a Steeler's engraved Beer Tankard from Things Remembered. I had to order it early, because those sell out!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I tweeted @kellyblackwell

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/5982680398

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Tiffyy2010/status/5992514796
    greentd@vcu.edu

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  38. The mem in my life are easy to shop for I get them a pair of Lounge P J's every year.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  39. I follow your blog via google friend connect as mom2anutball!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  40. Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/6040567015

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/6071379798

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Daily Tweet! Happy Thanksgiving!

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/6100639281

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I am following your blog. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I like the Keychain Knife - Maxabiner Keyring. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. also like the keychain knife - maxabiner keyring - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  46. Tweeting. :)

    kalea_Kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I like the Houston Astros MLB Keychain & Keyring - Leather. Thanks!

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  48. Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/6155322634

    Thank you!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I love the Laser Pointer Keychain & Keyrings.

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  50. We think that the Operation Game Keychain is cute!!

    cyclona66(at)AoL(dot)com

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  51. I like the Bambi Keychains.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  52. Something that caught my eye on the website was the Black Digital Photo Keychain & Keyring - 1.5 inch.

    footejennifer at hotmail.com

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  53. As of today, I follow your blog :)
    dereksgirl321@hotmail.com

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  54. I like the boggle key chain. Thanks so much!

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  55. Love the steering wheel Mustang keychain.
    dereksgirl321@hotmail.com

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  56. The key to shopping for a guy is to take him out shopping and keep a mental list of everything he looks at and says he's like to have...you may have that list for a whole year before you need it, but it totally works. They forget they wanted it, but get really excited when they get it and wonder how on earth you knew :P

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  57. I'm following A List Maker's life. Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  58. On item I really like from Wholesale Keychain is the Heart Keychain & Keyring - Star Photo Frame.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  59. I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/6185340874
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  60. I like the toy story slinky dog key chain

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  61. I like the Pepper Spray Keychain.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. Gotta do the Green Bay Packers keychain :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  63. I would love the Pittsburgh Steelers -!!

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  64. My guts are car guys so the Auto kechains would be great for them.

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  65. The Muscle Car keychains are great for the men in your life. I dont have any problem shopping for m men (hubby,son and SIL) because Istart listening about 6 months prior to the holidays and when I hear them sa "I would love to have _____" I make a note of whatever it is and bu it for them.

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  66. Tweet-http://k2andkids.blogspot.com/2009/11/key-to-shopping-for-men.html

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  67. What a great gift! I am a follower! :)
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    Erin
    ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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  68. The engraved flash drive caught my eye first! My husband would love that!
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    Erin
    ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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  69. I think the key to shopping for men is 1.)practical (socks, clothing) 2.) sentimental practical(engraved zippo lighters, engraved pen drives,engraved tools)

    Most men I know don't want stuff that they just sit around to collect dust. Make it useful. :)

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    Erin
    ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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  70. I would like the Washington Redskin keychain for hubby!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. the steelers money clip would work

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  72. I love the picture key chain!! I have been wanting one for a long time!

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  73. I love the Battleship Carabiner Keychain!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  74. I follow you!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  75. The key for me to shopping for men is to listen! Usually they will give a hint (whether they mean to or now) about what they like.

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. Love the Scrabble Game Keychain . Thanks for the contest!
    airalynn@gmail.com

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  77. At Wholesale Keychains, I like the Boggle Game Keychain & Keyring
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  78. The flashlight keychain is perfect for coming home on our dark streets.

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  79. I think it is important to get something that a guy wants, not needs. I like to do a little detective work and see what my bf has been googling before I go shopping for him.

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  80. I'd like a Pepper Spray keychain in purple.

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  81. I'm a follower, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  82. i like the Sabretooth Stackems Keychain & Keyring

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  83. I think the Keychain & Keyrings LED Flashlight would be a good gift for a guy. (or a gal)

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  84. tweet: http://twitter.com/slehan/status/6218270506

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  85. I like the Pepper Spray Keychain. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  87. I like the Streetwise Pepper Spray Keychain with Clip and Key Ring.

    wowknk@gmail.com

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  88. following
    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  89. I follow you.

    wowknk@gmail.com

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  90. I like to get something that a man needs but doesn't like to buy, such as pajamas, slippers, a wallet, a belt, etc. If it's old, broken, worn out, etc...chances are he'll appreciate getting a new one without the hassle of shopping for it.

    wowknk@gmail.com

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  91. I think the key to shopping for men is getting electronic gadgets.

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  92. The Streetwise Pepper Spray Keychain with Clip and Key Ring looks very nice!

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  93. Daily Tweet
    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/6223528036

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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