December 14th, 2011

Men’s gift guide by Ridgely Brode

We asked fellow industry insider, mother of 2 boys and new blogger Ridgely Brode to guest edit a men’s gift guide for KiC. At work, Ridgely is a partner and co founder of the p.r. powerhouse Paul Wilmot Communications. But off duty, this working mother is all about her family. I spied a guy’s gift post on her blog Ridgely’s Radar and begged her to do one for us too.

Let’s face it, shopping for the men/boys in our lives can be difficult. Ties and sweaters are a big yawn and our men don’t want fancy doodads either. A chain saw? Hot Sauce? You bet! My husband wants everything on this list.

Thank you Ridgely!

Ridgley's Gift Guide for men


Cool watch by Doxa.

My husband & two sons wear these Robert Redd polo shirts. They all requested more for Christmas!

Love the Boast USA navy blazer!

Great men’s and boy’s Sorel slippers.

All of these Mountain Hardware jackets are really good. My boys all want them for Christmas. This jacket is really cool!

Samsonite Travel Computer Accessories



Delicious burritos.. The sauce is AMAZING!

Blue ribbon Bakery has a great cookbook!  We use it all the time. YUMMY! My husband grew up with these guys and we got engaged at the restaurant. Good food, good memories and a great cookbook.

The best wing sauce by Anchor Bar!!

This is amazing meat and beef jerky. Not sure your readers want beef jerky, but the prime rib/ filet, etc. is divine!




Fun stuff:

Clive Cussler Book – For the car and Clive Cussler (fabulous author) enthusiast

Shut the Box  Game: so fun!  A real favorite at parties!

These are the Bose headphones craved by all boys in my house..

These are the best blankets by Mambe for sitting at outdoor events, boating, dog-  you name it.

Really good books! All of the Ted Bell books are great!


For the handy guy:

The chainsaw is for mid-range use. I know my husband wants this even though he has a chain saw.. he would be so psyched if it was under our tree!

Dewalt cordless wetvak – my husband has this on the top of his list…especially after all the weather we have had.. this is a must have.

We all need a good flashlight – comes in small sizes for the bedside table too.

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Laser-engraved logo belt


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

  • Thank you for this post, I am in desperate need for inspiration to buy for the man that has everything! Xx

    MonikaDecember 14th, 2011  7:00 AM

  • Thank you so much for including my suggestions on KiC! A fabulous site and I am thrilled to be here!

    Ridgely's RadarDecember 14th, 2011  7:35 AM

  • Fab list Ridgely! No doubt, squeezed in b/t co planning last weeks successful Jingle Tweet makes it even more impressive…XXOO

    ps…discovered the RR polos while living in C’ville and even had a few of his father ‘s gorgeous watercolors gracing the cottage walls 🙂

    Allie von SummersverbDecember 14th, 2011  9:51 AM

  • GREAT ideas for the 5 Men/boys in my family! Thanks Ridgley!

    WendyDecember 14th, 2011  10:11 AM

  • So fun to see Ridgely’s list!

    kayce hughesDecember 14th, 2011  11:46 AM

  • What a great list!! So refreshing to see something other than the usual suggestions!!

    quintessenceDecember 16th, 2011  11:44 AM


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