Holidays - Simply Additions Sat, 15 Aug 2020 04:02:24 -0400 en-gb Affordable and Awesome Gifts for Men Every year just before Christmas,  I spend countless hours scanning the internet for bargains on cool gift ideas. My criteria is simple, it has to be something that no one I know has, and something that I would honestly love to receive as a gift.

For this years treasure hunt, I have already hunted down 10 awesome but surprisingly affordable gifts ideas that any guy or real cool girl would love to unwrap on Christmas, or their birthday.

I have to tell you that these gift ideas were all over the web, but thanks to Jeff Bezos and his unquenchable thirst to sell one of everything on earth, you can find all of the goodies below on It kind of blew my mind to find it all there, and at a cheaper price to boot. But come on people, we're talking about dealing with Mr. Crazy Pants Jeff Bezos here, he would sell you unicorns if he could.



The Best Cheap But Awesome Christmas Gifts For Guys 

 1.  Robot Tea Infuser


I receive a tiny commission if you click on a gift link and actually buy it from Amazon.

You could always buy them elsewhere, although every single one of these products was marginally cheaper on Amazon, thanks to Mr. Crazy Pants himself, Jeff Bezos.

There are a few exceptions like the

R2-D2  USB Car Charger Robot  

Robot Tea Infuser Man Gift

sheldon-cooper-hot-beverageThis awesome little Robot Tea Infuser looks like something Sheldon Cooper would want in his tea cup whenever he needs to have one of his famous hot beverage moments.  

After all, "we all know that social protocol states that when a friend is upset you offer them a hot beverage, such as tea." 


Ten bucks can't get you much these days, but I bet it can get you a smile for your status update this Christmas!

Buy the Robot Tea Infuser for only $10.21  Because it can even make your favorite bagged tea 1000x cooler too.  

Reminisce and watch a Sheldon Cooper Hot Beverage Moment. Go ahead and click - I'll save your spot. 


 2.  Camera Lens Coffee Mug


Camera Coffee Lens Mug

As a fellow shutterbug and Youtube Character, I kind of like this Camera Lens Mug. If your guy is into his Canon or Nikon DSLR or maybe even a GoPro, this camera lens coffee mug might just put a smile on his mug this Christmas. I think it will show him that you actually care about his interests and I'd personally like the thoughtfulness of a gift like this. (Wives and girlfriends, take note!)

Buy the Shutterbug Special for only  $10.99 



 3.  Ninja Sword Umbrella

Ninja Sword Umbrella

Battle rain drops like a jet black ninja with your trusty Samurai Sword Umbrella. Guaranteed to make those rainy days something you'll look forward to from now on.  Assassinate every rain drop before they wet your honorable face, afterwards just strap your trusty Japanese Sword Umbrella to your back, once the rain clouds have admitted their defeat.

Attack The Rain for only $24.38

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 4.  Legless Pirate Corkscrew Bottle Opener $12.28

Peg-legged Pirate Corckscrew

Okay, there will be at least one day in your near future when this Peg-legged Pirate Corckscrew, foil cutting, beer bottle opening thingy will make your friends jealous. Don't wait and get one today!


 5.  Monochromatic Deck of Playing Cards $10.00

Monochromatic Deck of Playing Cards

Whether you have a Batman Complex, or simply enjoy looking cool amongst your peers, this Black Deck of Playing Cards is something that will make your friends wonder why you have all the coolest guy gear ever.


 6.  Wooden Pallet Coasters $17.75

wooden pallet coasters

Picture your best buds coming over for the game, and after you hand them a nice cold one, you say, "hey, don't forget to put that beer on a pallet bud". That's right, even your wooden pallet coasters say you have more swagger than Jay-Z  (In a fictional reality if Jay-Z didn't have his hundreds of millions of dollars to play with).

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 7.  Robot Salt and Pepper Shakers $13.18

Robot Salt and Pepper Shakers Wind-up

Push the salt & peppa out real good  with these awesome looking robot salt and pepper shakers. But these little guys are real movers and shakers, when you wind them up.


 8.  Contemporary Fish Condo $33.45

Contemporary Fish Condo

Sure your neighbor Teddy has a pet goldfish swimming in a boring old fish bowl. Why don't you order this today, and post your fish up on Facebook or Instagram living large in his Contemporary Fish Condo. It will make your friends fish green with envy, scurvy, or whatever disease fish get when they've been bested.


 9.  Instant Grilled Cheese Toaster Bags $9.99

grilled cheese toaster bags

Guys hate cooking but love looking like they worked hard. These Toaster Grilling Bags allow you to make instant grilled cheese sandwiches, which you can serve as breakfast after spending a wild night with your favorite girl.

Impress her without the commitment of real cooking, and don't forget that you'll get to eat grilled cheese sandwiches whenever you want now!


 10.  Ninja Star Fridge Magnets $17.17

Ninja Star Magnets

As if my gift ideas couldn't get any cooler this year, try out these amazing Ninja Star Magnets.  Stick them to your fridge, file cabinet, car, motorcycle, or your front door. No one will be able to deny your animal magnetism! And they will have to wonder how cool you really have to be to have actual ninjas trying to Chinese star you to death!

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And Now Some Gag Gift Ideas




 11.  The Melted Wrist Watch "Think Salvador Dali"

melted watch gag gift for art lovers

Are you a fan of Dali the artist? How about time travel, quantum physics, or plain and simple fun,  This time piece is the hottest watch I ever seen. Perfect as a gag gift, or as a thoughtful gift to an art lover. 

Buy the Melted Watch for only $22.83


 12.  Kangaroo Kielbasa Sausage

kangaroo kielbasa sausage gag gift


 Finally something not even Jeff Bezos would dare to put on his Amazon Superstore, The Kangaroo Kielbasa Sausage. In Australia people eat Kangaroo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but in the states, brave souls would love to have this tasty meat jump onto their dinner plate. Order up your 16oz today! 

Buy Some Wholesome Kangaroo Sausage for only $19.99


13.   R2-D2 USB Car Charger

r2d2 usb car charger

Here's the coolest car charger you ever saw, it's the R2-D2 USB Car Charger! This litte guy has two high powered 2.1 Amp USB ports to charge any of your phones, tablets, and GPS devices. R2-D2's head rotates, lights up and makes all the right noises to make your Star Wars loving friends cry to their mama. This thing is super cool even for people who don't like Star Wars (I'm sure there's at least 2 people out there). You have to watch the video at Think Geek by clicking the buy it button below. 

By the way this little Gadget is on Amazon, but for twice as much cash, so get it from ThinkGeek. 

Buy the R2-D2 Dual Car Charger Robot now for  only $39.99


I will keep adding more gift ideas to this list as I find more great bargains on cool stuff, so bookmark this page son. 


How To Drop Gift Idea Hints to Family & Friends for Christmas and Birthdays


Want to get one of these awesome but affordable Christmas gifts? Here are a few ways you can spread the hint to your family and friends. Let them know that you wouldn't mind this cheap but great Christmas gift using the scripts below in your favorite digital communication app.


1. Hey mom, dad would love one of these gifts for Christmas, I mean which guy wouldn't... Then simply paste a link to this list in her email, Facebook, Instagram or her Pinterest account.

2. Share it on Facebook and say something vague but make it sound like you subconsciously want the gift.

Possible Facebook Wall  Post:  Wow, Ninja Star Magnets as Christmas presents, who needs dumb little ninja star magnets, I'll tell you who, not me... They don't interest me at all, I prefer hello kitty magnets all over my fridge.

3. Hey sis, look at this cool Camera Lens Coffee Cup, I mean I love my camera, but can you imagine me drinking out of a camera lens coffee mug...  (Facebook, Twitter, email...)


Ehh, these hints are not the best, why not leave me your ideas. You can also reach me on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter... Etc... I go by ProvenHelper these days. Thanks for checking out my list and remember that these really are things I would want :)


Pay-it-forward for those that do stuff like that: Share the hell out of this Gift List For Men on your social sphere, you never know what type of good karma will come your way!

Please do not send these awesome gifts to my house using Amazon and my Proven Helper, LLC address is not on my bio page.

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Top 10 Home Automation Gadgets to Buy For Christmas & Birthday Gifts Useful Home Automation Birthday & Christmas Gift IdeasThe holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably started – or at least thought about – your holiday gift shopping already. It can be difficult sometimes to put together your holiday shopping list – it’s not easy to figure out what to give your spouse, parents, in-laws, etc.! And then to think that, after you’ve spent time and money thinking of and purchasing a gift, sometimes it might never be used. Or, worse, it could one day be re-gifted (we’ve all done it!). So this year, why not give your loved ones gifts that they’ll actually use?

Home automation gadgets are the answer. In this age of ever-evolving technology, we live in a world that is constantly connected and plugged in. Home automation products take the latest and greatest technology and connect your home directly to your favorite devices, like your new smart phone or tablet, making your life much easier (and much more high-tech).


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Does your father-in-law always forget to turn on the lawn sprinklers, leaving his grass brown all spring? There’s a home automation gadget for that. 


Does your mother worry that she forgot to turn on the alarm after leaving? There’s a gadget for that. 


Do you and your spouse want to enjoy high-quality sound when listening to your favorite jams or watching your favorite TV shows? There’s a home automation gadget for that.


We’ve done all the work for you with our list of the Top 10 Home Automation Gadgets to Buy for Christmas Gifts. Take a look and you’re sure to find something for all the special people in your life … and don’t forget to treat yourself, too!

Nest thermostat home automation gift1. Self Learning Thermostats

With devices such as the Nest thermostat, you can keep your home at the perfect temperature year round. Connected thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature in any part of your house from anywhere – imagine turning up the heat a bit before you leave the office during a particularly cold, winter day. Smart thermostats can also learn your patterns and schedules, programming themselves to mimic what you’ve done before. In the end, these devices can really help you save money on home energy bills. We like the Nest thermostat, found here.


philips hue automated lights2. Wireless Lighting

Automating your home’s lights is sure to save you money in the long run. Forget to turn off the kitchen light before leaving for work? No problem, with automated lights, you can control everything from your smart phone. Another great benefit of automated lights is the ability to control the lights while you are away on vacation, giving off a lived-in appearance which helps to increase your home’s security while you are away. Have some fun with automated lights using the Philips Hue Smart Lighting Starter kit, which allows you to get creative by controlling up to 50 lights at a time, creating lighting scenes based on your favorite photos or even programming the lights to flicker in the morning instead of using a traditional alarm. Check out Philips Wireless Lighting.


Sonos wireless speakers3. Home Audio Sound Systems

Easily share and control music throughout your home with a home audio system, or, opt for a sound system that connects to your television for a movie theater-like watching experience. There are many outstanding options on the market right now, most notable Bose and Sonos. We’re loving the Sonos smart system of HiFi wireless speakers found here.


Google chromecast wireless steaming TV4. Wireless Video Streaming

These days, cable just isn’t cutting it. Whether you’re cancelling cable to minimize your bills, or if you just want more television and movie options in your life, you most likely have used some type of streaming video service. Now live video streaming to your television couldn’t get any easier – with Google’s simple and extremely affordable Chromecast, you can stream anything from your laptop straight to your TV.


robot vacuum iRobot Roomba 7705. Automated Vacuum

Do you know someone who despises household chores? An automated vacuum is the perfect gift for them. You can schedule and program these cool gadgets to clean different types of floors, including wood, tile, carpet and vinyl. These are a great gift for those with pets, or anyone who suffers from allergies! Check out a really high rated robotic vacuum now.


6. Automated Coffee Pots

This is a great gift for the caffeine fiend in your life. Any coffee-lover will be ecstatic to receive an automated coffee pot that can be programmed to start brewing their coffee before they even wake up. This affordable coffee maker from the classic Mr. Coffee will let you program it to brew a pot of coffee in advance, and it comes with a convenient auto shutoff feature that turns the warming plate off after 1 hour.



7. Home Automation Door Locks

Automated door locksallow you to access your locks remotely, giving you the ability to check and see which doors are locked or unlocked, and letting you lock the door remotely. Some automated door locks will let you assign unique codes to each person in your household, so you can get notifications when a certain user unlocks a certain door.



8. Sprinkler Controller

Automated sprinklers make taking care of your yard a breeze. Never forget to water the lawn again and be the envy of the neighborhood withthe Lono sprinkler system. This allows you to easily control your sprinklers with your smart phone, so you don’t even have to leave the couch to do your yard work.



9. Turn anything into a connected device

This has to be one of our all-time favorites: the Belkin WeMo home automation products allows you to connect your existing electronics to your Wi-Fi network and control them using your cell phone. The WeMo product line also includes devices that connect your power and water to your smart phone – talk about advanced technology! With affordable price points, these products are a steal and are a great gift for anyone on your list!



10. One-Touch Home Automation Controller

This is the perfect solution for someone who doesn’t want a bunch of different gadgets, but would prefer to keep everything all in one place, as it allows users to unify and automate a variety of smart devices under one application. Unlike other all-in-one home automation controllers, the Relvov app and hub doesn’t require an Ethernet cable, but instead only needs a wireless connection.



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Christmas Gift Guide for Men: Manly Gifts for the Guys in Your Life

We’re creeping toward the middle of December, which means the Christmas holiday will be here before we know it. Each year, the holiday season is a time of joy spent celebrating with friends, families and loved ones. But a big part of the holiday season for many people is also the tradition of gift-giving.


Choosing the perfect presents for loved ones can sometimes be a difficult, stressful task – especially if that special someone is a man. We men don’t always make it obvious what we want to see wrapped in pretty paper underneath the Christmas tree, but trust me; we have some ideas swirling around in our heads.


If you’re not sure what to get your dad, son, brother, boyfriend or husband this year, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. 


a1sx2_Manly Tools_tools-gift.jpgTools Of All Sizes

Of course, you might have already thought of this, but it’s sure to be a winner. Every man needs a nice toolset to keep in their workshop, garage, man cave, or maybe even under the kitchen sink. Look for tools that come with warranties – several come with lifetime warranty options, so your gift will keep giving for life, even if one of the tools is damaged or broken. If you have a long driveway or a lot of area to shovel, your guy would definitely love a snow blower. Check out our 2013 Ultimate Snow Blower Buying Guide to find the right one for your household.


a1sx2_A Gentlemans Knife_Gentlemans-Knife.jpgA Gentleman’s Knife

If you want to give your guy a tool that’s fancier than a new hammer or wrench, think about buying him a fancy knife. The kind of knife that has a wooden or bone handle; the kind of knife a guy can were around in his pocket or on his belt; the kind of knife that is passed down from generation to generation. This isn’t so much a practical tool as it is more of a manly accessory – think of it as the grown up, classy version of the classic Swiss Army knife, but without so many functions.


a1sx2_iPad Mini_ipad-mini-retina.jpgTech Gadgets

Men love technology, and 2013 has been a great year for new and innovative tech creations. For the business man or geeky guy that likes to have everything at his fingertips, you can choose from myriad tablets. We love the iPad Mini – it’s the perfect size to carry around in a bag, and it comes with a more affordable price tag. For the TV lover, you’ve got Chromecast, which connects your smartphone or tablet to your TV to play YouTube, Netflix, HBO Go and Hulu, at only $35. Or, for the music lover in your life, take a look at Sonos Play One, a portable, wireless audio system that connects to internet music channels and your iTunes library.


a1sx2_Xbox One 1_xbox-one1.jpgGaming Console

Boys will be boys, and we’ll always love to play video games. Plus, I heard somewhere that playing video games help to keep your memory sharp, so there are health benefits, too! The Xbox One and PS4 are the hottest next-gen consoles on the market right now, and both appeal to different kinds of gamers. Do some stealthy research and ask your guy’s friends which console he would prefer to be sure you’re making the right choice.



a1sx2_Fossil Watch CH25675_Watch-Fossil-CH25675.jpgA Watch

Every man needs a nice watch, and there’s something to fit all personalities. If the man you’re buying for is a tech geek, but he already has all of the ideas listed above, you could get him a new smart watch. Sony’s SmartWatch is Android compatible and connects you to your calls, social networks, emails and favorite apps, all while leaving your hands free. Or, for the more classic gentleman, there’s always the more luxurious choice of a Rolex, Omega, Seiko or Fossil – something for every budget.



a1sx2_Beer - Guinness_case-of-beer.jpgBeer!

Men love beer, end of story. If your budget is small, you can easily make these fun and festive “reinbeer” using a six pack of your guy’s favorite craft beer (see tutorial here: If you have more money to spend, a “beer of the month” club membership is definitely going to be a winner. There are so many options out there for beer of the month clubs – choose from domestic beers, international beers, or a mix of the two. A variety pack of craft beer will be delivered to your guy once a month and he’ll start to look like a craft beer connoisseur to all of his friends. 



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What else would you add to this list? Share your ideas in the comments section!


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]]> (Voitek Klimczyk) Holidays Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:03:49 -0500