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    Unique Gift Ideas For Him – Holiday Gift Guide 2018 #TheHelpfulPlace #AceHardware

    We all know that finding the perfect holiday gift can sometimes be a challenge. There are a few people on my list that are particularly hard to shop for and my husband is the biggest challenge. He never wants anything – ever! So, I have to get a little creative and think outside of the box. I have to think of items that I know he would absolutely love to use but that might not come to the top of my mind right away. I steer clear of sweaters and robes and beard oils. Instead, I turn towards tools and BBQ supplies. That’s much more up Bill’s alley. Ace Hardware is a store we patron all year long. With close to 5,000 stores nationwide, odds are they’re right in your neighborhood with a quick and convenient check-out. No crazy parking lots and overstuffed stores! I just love that local feel. In fact, I buy my paint from Ace and if you follow my blog, you know that I paint about every three months. The man who heads the paint department gets a KICK out of us and knows our WHOLE STORY. I love that kind of personal touch.

    Back to the gift guide! If you are looking to pick up something unique for the men in your life, here are a few great items I scored at Ace as well as several more selections that I think you will love.

    Unique Gift Ideas For Him – My Top Three Holiday Gift Ideas

    I want to start off talking about my top three picks for my husband.  Like I said, I wanted to get presents that were a bit special – off the beaten path. And so, I chose items that worked for my foodie. Bill is someone who loves to eat. It’s his only hobby. He reads the paper and hears about a new restaurant that opens up in the Hamptons and then that weekend, we are driving out East to check out their signature lobster dish. He LOVES it. I don’t know if it’s about the scene or the flavors or the fact that it just brings him pure joy, but I know the way to my husband’s heart… and it’s straight to his stomach.

    So, when I decided to get him a few special gifts, I knew I had to gear it all around cooking. When we aren’t looking for the latest openings in Manhattan, we are busy making our own feasts at home. Here are some great selections I found that I thought my foodie husband would adore.

    Diamond King:  smoke meats and fish easily inside any type of grill, added bonus no propane or charcoal needed.

    This BBQ smoker box makes smoking meats and fish easy because it works inside any type of grill. All you need (besides the grill) is your protein of choice and the box takes it from there, cooking ribs, chicken and more to smoky, tasty, doneness.

    Uuni 3 1 burners Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven Silver – make pizza in your own backyard!

    Uuni 3 is the definitive tool for your garden or outdoor kitchen. It’s designed specifically to take the cost, bulk and hassle out of using a wood-fired oven. An evolution of the highly acclaimed Uuni 2S, Uuni 3 reaches 932°F in just 10 minutes and can cook an authentic wood-fired pizza in an incredible 60 seconds. The patent-pending oven runs on wood pellets which are very energy-dense and inexpensive.

    YETI Rambler Brick Red Insulated Mug BPA Free 14 oz. Stainless Steel – keeps soups and coffee warm

    The YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug is the toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there, because your hard-earned warm mug of chili after a long day deserves nothing less. 18/8 stainless steel keeps contents hot (or cold) and hands protected. Find a color that calls to you – the mugs are available in stainless steel, and in DuraCoat Color.

    Unique Gift Ideas For Him – Holiday Gift Guide 2018

    Find unique gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season at your neighborhood Ace. This list is particularly for the men in your life, though I am sure that some women would truly appreciate my findings. In fact, I know I said I bought the pizza oven for Bill, but between you and me…. I BOUGHT IT FOR MEEEEEE. I always wanted to make pizzas in the backyard and now my husband can do it for the entire family! YAHOO.

    Anyway – here are some other great finds you will be able to score at Ace Hardware. Find the best brands at your neighborhood Ace including Weber, Yeti, The Grommet, and Craftsman. 

    Yeti Hopper

    Yeti Tundra 45 cooler

    Craftsman 26 in. 12 in. D x 15-1/4 in. H 6 drawer Steel Top Tool Chest Red/Black

    Craftsman 121 pc mechanics tool set 

    Rovr packed cooler with pop up wagon bin, pull beside handle, internal dry storage

    Quickloader: Tie down the Christmas tree quickly and easily with Quickloader

    Benjilock: Biometric padlock – great for the gym, school, work, home

    Butterie: Store butter neatly at room temperature without sacrificing flavor

    What do you think of the items I chose for my gift guide for HIM?

    Unique Finds For Everyone On Your List

    Sure, I know that your husband or father NEEDS socks. I’m not saying he doesn’t. Get him a pair if he does. But wouldn’t it be great if you surprised the people in your life with unique finds like the ones that made my Gift Guide For Him 2018?

    As I mentioned, we are a family that loves to celebrate around food. We’re also a family that loves to try out different types flavors at home. So, now we can enjoy BBQ on Monday and Italian on Tuesday. Win-Win-Win!

    Unique Gift Ideas For Him – Ace Hardware Free Store Pickup

    Just so you know, Ace offers Free Store Pick-up making the holiday shopping even more convenient. Just order online and pick-up up at your local Ace the same day. So, if there is anything you like on my gift guide, you could always just create your list online and grab it later. Bliss!

    To find more unique gifts visit Ace Hardware. You know the people on your gifting list better than anyone else out there — take a look at all that ACE has to offer and see what works best for them.

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ace Hardware. The opinions and text are all mine.

    Vera
    Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

    9 Comments

    1. These are great gifts ideas. I think it’s the ultimate list. The pizza oven is really nice. It looks like it would make the perfect pizza.

    2. I know all too well how difficult my husband can be to shop for! You really pulled out some great inspirations for Christmas gifts. Better hit up our local Ace Hardware!

    3. My husband would agree that these are all great picks! He like the outdoors and working with this hands, so Yeti and Craftsman are two of his favorite brands that he’s always pleased to unwrap.

    4. I love your gift ideas. It is hard to get ideal gifts for men but your idea are so creative and practical. My dad loves eating wood-fired pizza, and a pizza oven will be a perfect gift for him.

    5. First of all I love your editing. This gift guide is so on point!! I gifted my boyfriend a small barbecue and a set of mechanical tools for Christmas (I think two years ago) and he absolutely loved them both.

    6. That’s fun that he’s a foodie. And I’m all about Yeti this holiday season too.

    7. That smoker is awesome. J needs to see these. Says I’m hard to buy for. That smoker and butter tray works well for me!

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