Brookstone is an innovative speciality retailer that has distinctive, functional and often exclusive gifts and gadgets not available through other retail channels. It offers quality products through well-designed stores in major malls, via direct-mail catalogues and through Internet orders. Brookstone gifts appeal to men because it stocks a distinctive line of electronics, gadgets and fun products.
Gifts for the avid golfer include a spring-loaded umbrella to keep the sun from making golf clubs too hot to handle; a motorised brush to clean shoes and clubs; and golf club head covers with his favourite football or baseball team logo. Brookstone also has a digital scorecard that records strokes and calculates scores, golf club cleaners and a pro-quality, expandable indoor putting green. Prices for these gifts range from £9 to £65.
After golf, man's next favourite sport may be barbecue grilling. Nurture his passion for outdoor cooking with 2-in-1 barbecue tongs for grabbing and flipping burgers, or a complete stainless-steel barbecue tool set. There is also a motorised grill-cleaning brush or a propane gauge to keep track of his fuel supply. Brookstone also has a weather-resistant grill light that attaches to the handle so he can grill for those big games at night. He can then cover the grill with a pro football cover. These gifts range from £13 to £65.
For the gadget-happy guy, consider mini remote-controlled helicopters for indoor flying; a convenient, portable laptop workstation for his computer; or a single-cup coffeemaker that brews coffee in under five minutes. Give him a desktop wireless weather-forecasting clock that can also travel with him, as it provides real-time weather updates for 152 cities. Other electronics include speakers, headphones and sound systems for iPods; global positioning systems; electric wine bottle openers; and self-cleaning electric shavers. These gifts are all under £130.
For his days away from work, consider gifts that are comfortable or encourage him to relax. Brookstone has a variety of slippers, spa robes, anti-snore pillows and a sleep-therapy sound system. For outdoor comfort, choose a handwoven cotton rope hammock sized for him, or a quick-dry fabric one for by the pool. Brookstone also offers a two-person hammock swing. A heated fleece jacket is ideal for guys who live in cold climates. Any of these gifts costs less than £130.
The best Brookstone gift to give a man is the Brookstone catalogue itself. He can order all the gadgets and gifts he wants from it.
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