Editor's Note: This is the third story in our Holiday Gift Guide series. On Tuesday, we served up 10 gift ideas that are guaranteed to get you laid. Yesterday, Matthew Flow and the rest of the BroBible crew helped you compile the electronic part of your own wish list.
What good is a Holiday Wish List that doesn't include sick goggles, two different flasks, and a Swiss Army axe? This edition serves up our top picks for sports gear, apparel, cigars, and other Bro essentials. Golfers, skiers and snowboarders, and of course laxers and hockey players should pay especially close attention: there's must-have equipment here no matter what sport you play.
Electric EG2 Flight Snow Goggles
Electric has some sick goggles out this season, and they're going to come in handy considering it's been dumping snow from Tahoe to Vail all season. There are lots of options on the site, so pick the style that goes best with the rest of your gear.
Art of Shaving The Fusion Chrome Collection ProGlide Power Shave Set
Boys, it's time to grow up into men. Gone are the days of the Mach3 in the frat bathroom. Girls judge our grooming, so start at least looking like you're high class with this ProGlide Power Shave Set. It comes with a shaving brush, after-shave balm to cool down the redness, and a pre-shave oil pump (lubrication is necessary in all stages of life). The set looks crisp, and it's no longer Movember, so clean up.
Bass Pro Shops Baitcast Reel
Calling all weekend warriors and after-work fishermen: It's time to ditch the spinning reel and hit the lake with tournament-style tackle that truly proves why women want you and fish fear you. Bass Pro Shops' green-and-gold Extreme Baitcaster Reel is stylish enough to make your fishing buddies drool and durable enough to land a trophy large-mouth lunker.
Bauer Supreme TotalONE Stick
Want to be like the sniper Stamkos? You can at least try with this brand-new offering from Bauer. This twig was crafted to shoot the pucker harder, by trying less. It has a soft middle and the balance is weighted towards the lower end for greater shooting power. We recommend 87 flex for Bros 17 to 20 years old.
Bodum Bean French Press
When you're working on a college budget, buying coffee can kill it. Furthermore, there's no better way to make coffee than in a press. It'll alleviate a hangover and make you actually appreciate the bean. Do it with the original press: Bodum. So simple, anyone can do it. I start every flow morning with it.
Callaway 2011 Diablo Octane Driver
Callaway's newest driver — which I think translates to the Devil's Gasoline or something awesome like that — hit the market recently with rave reviews. The club is ultra-light weight, which is attributed to the Diablo Octane's forged composite head, the first that's not made from titanium. Callaway claims the Diablo Octane, on average, travels eight yards further than last year's Diablo Edge, which will help you get over that trap.
Lands End Canvas Brushed Flannel Workshirt
Don't forget the classic Americana: Lands End is "back" with its Canvas line. Items are simple, never go out of style, and last forever. This flannel shirt feels like you've owned it for years right out of the package. Flannel is back: stay with the classic.
LL Bean Signature Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe
You can't go wrong with the Bean Boots. Lifetime guarantee, waterproof, all-around boot for the slushy sidewalks of winter. They'll last forever and only look better with age, much like me.
Movember Gear Jim BBQ T-Shirt
Did you notice a lot of facial hair during the month of November? Most likely the man you saw was growing out his 'stache in support of prostate cancer awareness for "Movember." How else can you reward him (or yourself, if you idled your razor as well)? With this awesome shirt featuring some sweet hair and a lip flow. As seen on Nick Swisher...
Macanudo Cru Royale
Developed expressly for the discerning cigar smoker who demands a uniquely satisfying medium-bodied smoking experience, Macanudo Cru Royale’s blend speaks of balance. The Dominican and Nicaraguan viso leaves mingle with an exotic Brazilian Mata Fina to invoke an aromatic smoke that opens with complex flavor and rewards the smoker with a long, clean finish.
» $91.95 for Robusto Box of 20
Nike Air Zoom Huarache Trainer Mid
What's a wish list without the newest/freshest Nikes? These Huaraches are like the classics, but even lighter. Available in a variety of colors based on some of the most dominant teams in college sports. Shown: West Virginia. Hurry before they're sold out and not made again.
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Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses
It's not too soon to start dreaming of warm weather again, when shades are necessary. With so many styles out there, you need to stay classic and simple; Oakley has you covered with the Holbrook Sunglasses. They're lightweight and have UV ray-filtering Plutonite lens. Think: 1960s cool with jeans and a white T-shirt.