Gifts for the Man in Your Life, Valentine’s Day or Otherwise

Sometimes finding a gift for the man in your life can be as difficult as shoving a brick up your nose. Maybe you feel like you’ll start punching yourself in the face if you see one more website suggesting you buy your husband “whiskey rocks” or a Swiss Army Knife? I know I’ve felt that way before. That’s why I’ve compiled some unique vintage gifts from Etsy that might be a fun diversion from the typical argyle socks or mustache wax.

Warning: You might be cutting it a little close for Valentine’s gifting, since these are all online purchases. Although, this list is very good for brainstorming and, of course, gifts for any other occasion!

(Click on images to enlarge – sellers names are listed in captions and links to items are below each group of photos.)


Go out of the ordinary with something sexual! (And let’s be honest, these are probably pretty good for a laugh!)

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Or take a more traditional route with one of his favorite albums:

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I think these vintage books on wifery could provide an afternoon of chuckles and eye-rolling.  And they’ll hopefully bring you both gratitude that you’re living in a more “progressive” time.

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If the dude in your life loves comics, this is a no brainer!

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Old dirty magazines are just fun – who doesn’t like skimming through an old Playboy…just to see the articles.

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Vintage T-Shirts

Surprise him with an old tee featuring one of his favorite bands!

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Old sport teams tees and jerseys are also always a good bet!

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Even T-shirts with his favorite brands or logos can be fun.

Seller: ElevatedWierdo

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And if the man you’re buying for games, retro video game t-shirts are always a good way to go.

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If YOU can’t say it, let your cup say it!

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I feel like I’m just getting started with this list, but I’m going to leave the rest of my ideas for a part two! Vintage gifts are always fun to give and receive. This year, stick with this list and stay away from the grilling accessories and house shoes!

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