13 Ridiculously Useful Laundry Themed Gift Ideas for Men

For this fun post, I wanted to suggest uber creative gift ideas for men that will tickle your man’s… well, you know.  When creating these posts I have to dig deep into my creative juices because as we all know, most men are SUPER hard to shop for.

In my experience, the best gifts that I have ever given to my husband have been the practical ones. Yes, they may seem boring to us but to them they are incredibly useful! One thing that my husband takes pride in are his clothes.  He likes to have his shirts smelling fresh, and pressed nice and crisp so he looks good and feels good when he’s at work or out and about.  He has specific routines that he does when doing laundry. So I thought, Laundry is a FANTASTIC gift theme.  All men need to have their laundry done, right?  Why not gift them with it!

Make sure you read this ENTIRE post, because some of these gift ideas may really surprise you. Heck, you might want some of these things for yourself!!!

Disclaimer: Some of the men’s gift ideas below contain affiliate links. This means that I receive a commission on purchases. Thank you for your support!

 

1. Hire a Laundry Concierge

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Give the gift of NOT doing his laundry. What would be better than having someone pick up, clean, fold, and drop off your laundry for you while you’re at work? Trust me. HE WILL WORSHIP YOU FOR THIS! The great people at The Laundry Concierge in Toronto do it right. Not in Toronto? This growing industry might just have it in your area too check out gift idea #7! Also, do a google search and see what else is in your area.

2. DIY Laundry Detergent

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Create your own delicious smelling laundry detergent to give to him! Not only is it thoughtful, but it is also cost effective. You can give him a whole bucket full of laundry on the cheap.  ////Sharp Tip: Instead of just putting the detergent in a basic jar, go the extra mile and make or order a custom jar instead.///  Here are 10 different recipes

3. Portable Laundry Machine

portable laundry machine

This gift is PERFECT for the outdoorsy type of guy.  If your hubby likes to camp, surf, or go on long overnight hikes, he can take a laundry machine with him and have fresh and clean clothes every day! Its simple to use and extremely portable. It easily fits into a small bag or backpack. Simply add soap, water, swish around and rinse! Easy Peasy.

 

4. Sock Locks

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There is no bigger mystery in this world than where the eff do all of my socks go? The Big Foot fantatics have it all wrong. Satsquwatch is not in the wilderness, he lives inside each of our laundry machines and eats socks to survive. sock monster Like for real… where do they go? The angels from Helping Hand have figured out to how keep the sock monsters out and keep your socks in tact in each and every wash! In my experience, guys are very particular about their socks. Make sure he doesn’t lose them during his wash cycles. He will be ever so grateful.

5. Unshrinkable Men’s T-Shirts

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As a millenial (at 31 I’m still considered a millenial. Weird), when I hear the word L.L. Bean I think of my dad (sorry daddy-o). I mean L.L. Bean SCREAMS dad bod all over it right? But one thing that no one can touch LL Bean with is their incredible unshrinkable men’s t-shirts. Get longer wear, wash them a million times and they never shrink!!!  Amazing!!!

////TRUE STORY: When my husband and I were dating, I took it upon myself to do some of his laundry. Mind you, we had only been dating for like 6 months or something at this point. We were serious but not talking marriage or anything yet. One day I wanted to do something nice for him, so I washed all of his T-Shirts and threw them in the dryer. He comes home from work and I was expecting a huge, “THANK YOU FOR DOING MY LAUNDRY (kiss…kiss…hug…tongue action…hug kiss kiss) !!!” Instead I got a terrible glare that I read as, “OMG WHAT THE F*&$ DID THIS B*#^~!  JUST DO???” Apparently, I shrunk ALL of his T-Shirts.  He was not happy. So learn from my poor decisions and just order the shirt… pretty please. Be Smarter… (no I did not replace any of his t-shirts. He still married me though. Now I have a lifetime to replace them. LOL)

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6. Sharpie Rub-a-Dub Laundry Markers

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This is great for college students.  Although Sharpie claims that their markers are permanent, this does not always resonate with ALL materials. The markers will fade or even wash off on certain things.  These markers are specifically designed to have their ink go in the wash.  If your son is in college,  give him one of these markers to mark with his name! That way if anything is left in the communal laundry room, he will be able to claim and find his stuff! Practical and useful gift idea.

 

7. Laundry Apps

Rinse App

During my research, I discovered that there are several laundry related apps available out there.  But the one I loved most was RINSE.  You could call RINSE the “Uber of Laundry.”  You select the service/subscription you want, put your dirty clothes in a bag, schedule your laundry valet to come pick it up, they wash your clothes, and the valet will drop it off at your doorstep. The app is SUPER easy to use.  It makes you go, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  To give this as a “gift” you would have your dude sign up for the FREE Rinse App and send credits to their account.  Simple. Easy. Practical. Useful. Fun. Unique. Trendy. Refreshing. This gift has it all!

RINSE is not yet available nationwide. They are located in the select cities of San Fransisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. But they are GROWING. Check out these other laundry apps to see if they are in your area: Cleanly, FlyCleaners

8. Luxury Laundry Detergent – #GIFTCRUSH

the laundressPhoto by The Laundress

This gift idea may appeal more to ME than to my husband but I think he would truly appreciate it as a gift and yours might too.  Did you know that there is a new and untapped market for luxury laundry detergent products? I didn’t either! The ladies at the Laundress have perfected it! They are located in New York City, but you are able to purchase products online too from anywhere.  They put in so much time and care into developing their small batch detergents to make sure your fabrics are properly cared for. They also have valuable “How-tos” for how to improve your laundry experience on their website.  So not only will your man have delicious smelling laundry, but his clothing will also last longer! Invest in this luxurious brand asap! Its truly lovely.  Make a sexy laundry gift basket with their products in it and some fresh new undershirts! #GIFTCRUSH

 

9. Custom Suit Hangers

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If your man wears a suit to work everyday, a gift that will help him preserve his suits is a GREAT idea! Check out these custom suit hangers from Butler Luxury.  They are beautifully crafted wooden hangers that will hang your man’s suits PERFECTLY each and every time! No more weird creases and folds.  These hangers are what suits were made for. His closet is about to get pimped out!

 

10. Coin Rolls

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If your guy does not have the luxury of having a washer and dryer inside his home, then he probably goes to the laundry mat! I did this a lot in college and it wasn’t very convenient but you get used to it after time.  One bonus of hitting the laundry mat, is that you can do super large loads of laundry all at once. You can also wash large items like your comforter from the bed. That part I LOVE about the laundry mat.  One thing you always need are coins!  To make your laundry mat dude’s life easier, give him several dollars worth of quarter rolls.  Make it cute by saying something like:

“You are the coin to my machine.” Hahaha!!! Again… YOU for the win!

 

11. Lint Rollers

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I’m not talking about those sticky lint rollers you see in the Target check out line that you buy impulsively. I’m talking about this fancy dancy RETRACTABLE lint roller called FLINT. This lint roller is super small (only about 5 inches long) and works similar to a lipstick tube. You can take it just about anywhere.  The best part about it is that it is retractable, making it so that the sticky part doesn’t stick to any weird hairs or fuzz balls. Keep the sticky part STICKY!!!

12. Garment Steamer

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////True Story: I used to be a women’s fashion boutique owner.  By working in fashion, I had to make sure my clothes always looked perfect and the best way to quickly get rid of wrinkles and not ruin the fabric is to use steam.  I had to have put in a million hours of steaming alone. I absolutely LOVE my steamer and how it works.

I am recommending the Steamer I used when I owned my store.  It worked great for me and I know your ironing-hating man will too! Much easier than ironing.  Just add water and go!

13. Dirty Laundry

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Maybe you never thought about making laundry sexy, but have an open mind and get creative!!! Remember, this gift is all about HIM.  Bust out that college slutty maid outfit that you wore to the Pimps & Hoes frat party back in 2002 and “wash his clothes” for him.  Turn the laundry room into a romantic destination. Find a reason to get dirty so you HAVE to wash clothes.  Have fun with it… spice it up a bit. I’m no sexpert but I know that if you have a main squeeze in your life, this is a foolproof gift idea.

And there you have it folks!! I told you that this post would be worth your while.  Who would have thought that laundry could be such a fabulous gift idea?

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Cheers,

Sarah

 

 

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10 Unforgettable Space Themed Gift Ideas For Men

The best space themed gift for men.

If you’re like me, you pretend that you don’t like space but secretly obsess over it. Well, maybe you want to give the guy in your life a  fun and unexpected gift of intergalactic fun.

This gift idea theme is great for your space loving guy or maybe you just want to give him something out-of-this-world (pun ABSOLUTELY intended) . Whatever the case, this gift is truly unforgettable. SPACE GEEKS UNITE!!!

Disclaimer:  Some of the gift ideas below contain affiliate links. This means I receive a commission from purchases. I appreciate your support!!

 1. Astronaut Mitts

Space Mitts

Genius!! Pull those muffins out of the oven in style with these cute and functional space kitchen mitts. They are definitely a conversation starter at his next get together. Find these at THE SPACE SHOP for only $11.99. Plus find other fun space related gifts there too.

2. Solar Smart Phone Charger

Solar Phone

So maybe your guy is not quite a super space geek, but loves the use of space technology. Well… Solar Smart Phone Charger is the perfect gift. That’s right, you can charge your smart phone with the SUN!!! One great place that this could come in handy is on the airplane, out camping, on the side of the road… wherever your can get sunlight is where you can take it. He will love it. This amazon charger is only $20.99

3. NASA Slipper Socks

 

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Wear the exact same slippers that current astronauts wear in space! These comfy socks will keep your dude’s feet cozy and cushy with their memory foam inserts. They also provide excellent traction due to their high quality leather sole. Great alternative to your basic house shoes.

4. Adult Space Camp

You read that right. You can actually go to space camp as an ADULT and still feel cool.  This camp is located in Huntsville, Alabama. Train like an astronaut trains and even build your own rocket. Definitely a uniquely nerdy and fun experience. Broaden yours and HIS horizons and take the trip together. Don’t knock it ’til you try it. Is there alcohol involved?… I will get back to you with that one. Watch the video!

5.  Visit a Dark Sky Park

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What is a dark sky park? It is exactly what it sounds like. It is a place where the dark sky is preserved from any sort of unnatural light creating an extraordinarily fantastic view of the starry night.  The international Dark Sky Association says that there are 23 preserves in the US.  Take your boo to one of these parks and catch a shooting star in action.  The stars will be the brightest you have ever seen! This is sure to get your romantic juices flowin and an amazing gift to your sugar plum. Maybe he will get lucky??? You be the judge.

////True Story:  When my husband and I were about to get married, we drove up to Black Butte which is a city near swanky Bend, OR.  It was the end of December so you have to drive over the mountain pass to get there so the roads are very icy and snowy.  Long story short, my husband pulled over to put chains on the tires only to find out they DIDN’T FIT!!! So while we were standing there trying to figure out what to do, I look up and I swear I have NEVER seen the stars so bright before. They seemed so close I felt like I could touch them. It was one of the most beautiful things I have EVER seen in my life. So this theme idea was inspired by that trip. Here is a pic from that trip 171078_532315294469_2577823_o

6. Leggo My Eggo

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Start off his morning with deliciously weird tasting Eggo Waffles. Looks nothing like a waffle, tastes nothing like a waffle, but are so delicious you dream of them in your spare time. If he is anything like my husband and I  then you are obsessed with Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things. Channel his inner “Eleven” with a tasty breakfast. Haven’t seen Stranger Things yet? Please do yourself a favor and check it out. Its like E.T meets The Goonies. (But if he’s a real space geek, he should already know this)  Here is the trailer for Stranger Things season 2 set to premiere on Halloween! The anticipation is KILLIN ME!

6.  Star Trek Bathrobe

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Where are all my Trekies at?  Have your hubby stepping out of the shower in style in this cozy Star Trek robe.  Funny?… CHECK. Perfectly Cheesy?… Check. Your man hating that he LOVES it?…. CHECK CHECK AND CHECK!

6.  Anything Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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If your guy is a true lover of space, then you can’t lose with NDT.  The mustache alone is that of legends. Who didn’t watch Cosmos when it first came out? (probably a lot of people but that’s besides the point). Treat him to an NDT book or DVD.  Or better yet, why not have him just sport his face around on a day to day? The sky is the limit. And you really can’t go wrong. He’s going to LOVE YOU for this awesome gift.

7. Hemisphere Cake

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Ok. So you bought the NDT t-shirt and planned a trip to a Dark Sky Park, but you forgot about the celebration cake!! Don’t fret. You can totally make your own cake with this handy hemisphere cake mold. And here’s a recipe. You’re welcome!

8.  Astronaut Backpack 

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Maybe you need something for the little man in your life. This adorable space backpack is just what he needs! Make him feel like he is a true space explorer with this fun gift idea. Its also a great price. MOM for the WIN!

9.  Sexy Space Girl

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Maybe your gift to your guy is the best gift of all… YOU!!! (Isn’t it always) End your guy’s special day with an unexpected intergalatic space themed night cap. You can find your sexy space girl outfit here. Mission Accomplished!

10.  Space Cocktail

THE MOONWALK

 by Askmen

** Fun fact: this drink was crafted by a bartender in 1969 to commemorate the moon landing of Apollo 11**

moonwalk drink Photo & Recipe by Saveur

Ingredients
1 part fresh grapefruit juice
1 part Grand Marnier
2 dashes of rosewater (available at most grocery stores, just ask)
Champagne

Method
Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a fluted glass and top up with Champagne.

Sip Sip HOORAY!!! Nothing like a delicious cocktail to celebrate. Why not add to your space themed gift with a perfectly crafted space drink. YUM!

 

And there you have it! The most incredible men’s gift ideas for the space enthusiast. Want more great gift ideas from SHARPLANDIA? Subscribe HERE.

Thank you for reading!

Cheers, Sarah