Guys can be hard to shop for. Be it comic books, fishing, reading, music or something else, most guys have one or two hobbies or special interests. So there’s a start for you. The problem with giving guys gifts for their hobbies is most guys are picky about their gear.
So how do you get help picking out that perfect gift for the guys in your life? You go to a local business that cares about helping you find it. Local businesses are interested in building a lasting relationship with each customer, so shop at one of these local Austin stores that has just the right manly gift.
9.) Waterloo Records
Is your guy into music? Waterloo Records is your local source for newly released albums, vinyl, posters, shirts and other music-related gifts. Tell the staff your guy’s favorite bands, and they can guide you to new music for your guy to discover. Maybe it is a 30-year-old record, or maybe it is a CD just released last week. You won’t know until you ask!
8.) Austin Rocks TX
Does your guy dress like a rock star? Austin Rocks TX is a boutique in the Austin City Hall building selling clothing inspired by rock stars. Don’t worry, though. You and he won’t come out looking like Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley. But you will come out looking ready to take the stage on Sixth Street.
7.) Sportsman’s Finest
Is your guy into fly fishing or hunting? Sportsman’s Finest offers the best in hunting and fishing gear and has the expertise to help you pick out just what he needs. They have extended hours during the holiday season to make sure you have an opportunity to stop by the store.
6.) Terra Toys
Is your guy a little kid at heart? Terra Toys has all sorts of toys to make him feel like a kid again. Science, construction, collectable, outdoor … they have it all! You’re bound to find something that’ll make his eyes light up on Christmas morning.
5.) Austin Books & Comics
Does your guy act like one of the characters on Big Bang Theory? Austin Books & Comics has all the nerd gifts to keep him entertained for years on end. Marvel loyalists or DC proponents, all comic book fans can get their fix here.
4.) Precision Camera & Video
Is your guy into photography or videography? Precision Camera & Video is his Disney World. They have the newest gear for professionals and amateurs, printing services, photography classes, vintage gear and even quadcopters with cameras mounted on the bottom for taking aerial photos and videos.
3.) Redd’s Barbershop
Does your guy like to look like he just got his hair cut? You can get him a membership to Redd’s Barbershop, and he can look freshly groomed all the time. He can get unlimited haircuts for an entire year, and with their presidential membership, he can get unlimited straight razor shaves, too.
2.) The University Co-Op
Is your guy a diehard Longhorns fan? The University Co-Op has all things UT. Shirts and hats are just the tip of the iceberg. If The Drag were a mall, the Co-Op would be its anchor store. You really have to see it to believe it.
Is your guy a book lover? He’d be right at home at BookPeople. If you think the people at chain bookstores love books, but you haven’t met the staff at BookPeople. Tell them what your guy is reading now, and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Feature photo: Courtesy, Austin Books & Comics on Facebook.