9 Surprisingly Awesome Kanye Inspired Men’s Gift Ideas

kanye-westI know what you’re thinking. A gift idea about Kanye West? WTF? How is that going to work? EVERYBODY JUST CALM DOWN. Just hear me out for a second.  Although in recent years Kanye has exhibited some rather unusual behavior, you cannot deny the fact that he is his own character with his own unique attributes.   Remember, Kanye has evolved over the years.

From The College Dropout to weirdo Yeezy, lets take a journey through time and you will see that these Kanye inspired gifts are absolute perfection for your husband’s next birthday. Here… we… go.

1. College Drop Out Kanye

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Photo By Oregon Ducks

This men’s gift idea is inspired by the college drop out album of 2004.  At this time, I was just graduating from high school and headed off to school in the south! I attended Dillard University in New Orleans. Where are my NO folks at? WHOOP! Anyway, there is a song on the album called School Spirit.  Gift your hubby with alumni gear from his college or university!  My husband loves the Oregon Ducks, so Duck gear is always a winning gift in this household. Which college team does your man root for?

2. Kanye’s Workout Plan

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This song was also on the College Drop Out, but it had sexual references. Sex is always a good gift idea for your man but in this case gift your dude with a super fly new gym membership or amazing new gym equipment. If you live in the Los Angeles area, Equinox is the most incredible gym I have ever been to. State of the art EVERYTHING! A gym membership to a high class gym would be incredible. Maybe even buy him a personal training session.

3. Katrina Kanye

“George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People.” Um…. Remember that cringe worthy Kanye statement? I remember it extremely clearly because I was someone who was directly affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  I was going to school there and had to evacuate (that’s a whole other blog post) . Anyway, we all cringed but secretly applauded Kanye in this moment. And although it was a shocking statement, he used his celebrity platform to awkwardly and inappropriately give a voice to the black citizens of the New Orleans community.  He was “trying” to do a good thing. So it has inspired this gift idea.

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Why not give your man a gift that gives back?  Donate in his honor to a disaster relief fund and lets prevent another Katrina situation (and Kanye Situation) from happening again.

4. Luxury Dad Kanye

Kanye West is a dedicated father to his absolutely adorable kids North and Saint.  But he is no BBQ’N, New Balance Wear’N dad. He is pretty (in my Guy Fiere voice) “Out of Bounds.” So what kind of luxury gift do you give such a dad? I was inspired by his wife Kim and the extreme gift she gave to him for his birthday in 2015. She actually gifted him a birthday extravaganza at The Staples Center (LA’s Professional Basketball/Sports Complex).  This gift cost a hefty $110,000!!!! You can read the article here.

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Instead of gifting your boyfriend the entire sports center (unless you got it like that. I sure don’t) Give him the gift of a professional sport game at the sports arena in your area. Here in Oregon we have the Portland Trail Blazers and the Portland Timbers.  The sports guy in him with LOVE you for it. Click Here

5. Baby Kanye………….. * Little Man Gift Alert*

Let’s face it, these days there is no Kanye without Kim being somewhere nearby.  Well, I’m excited to see their adorable kid’s line.  Having a child myself, I love shopping for kids clothes.  Keep in mind, this is Kanyashian so it is an expensive line. But OH SO CUTE! Their kids line is called The Kid Supply. Give the little man in your life a cute bomber jacket or graffiti shoes for his big birthday celebration.

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///TRUE STORY: Kanye’s Design team was contacted by Oregon’s Department of Transportation (Tri-Met) because apparently Kimye stole Tri-Met’s logo without their permission and placed it on their kidswear sweatshirts! Ha!  You can read more on this here

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Photo by Kid Supply

6. Yeezy

If you are unfamiliar with Kanye, he also goes by the name Yeezy.  He has since created a clothing line named after himself called Yeezy Supply.  It is basically an extremely minimalist style of design which could be called boring or just downright weird.  But there are some items that he has that are actually pretty fabulous.  If you have Kanye money, you can gift your man with something from his clothing line.

yeezy supplyphoto by Vogue Paris

Give him a little gift of millenial pop culture to marinate on.  Something to tell your grandkids about!  If the Yeezy Supply line is too spendy, check out Yeezy Boost by Adidas.  The shoes are a bit more “affordable!”

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7. Kanye Food Faves

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Take him on a cheap date to one of Kanye’s favorite places to eat, McDonalds! Apparently, Kanye has a ridiculous obsession with Mickie D’s.  I too can’t get enough of their amazing french fries.  Check out these other known Kanye restaurant faves.

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If you can’t take him out, Kanye is known to be obsessed with junkfood such as, Chips, Sour Skittles, and Ice Cream. Give your junkfood loving man a homemade Junkfood basket as a surprise “for no reason” gift.  #nomnomnom

8. “Beyonce had the Best Video of All Time”

Remember this? Yikes! Cringe! NOOOO!!! So maybe Kanye put his foot in his mouth during Taylor Swift’s moment.  He literally stole the spotlight. How about a gift that puts your man directly in the spotlight with Improve Lessons!!

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Take him out of his comfort zone and into the Kanye Zone with some acting skills.  This would be a fun activity for you both to enjoy.  Take a couple shots before you go to take the nervous edge off and Get out there and get Kanyefied!!!!

9. Kanye the Wrapper

Kanye is first known for being a very intelligent and clever hip hop artist.  He would rap (get it) about some very REAL subjects which I loved about old Kanye. When all is said and done, if you are giving someone a physical gift you typically wrap it up in some sort of way.  Why not wrap your gift to grandpa in this Kanye wrapping paper?

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Gramps will probably ask you who he is (I know mine would LOL)  but to me that’s the best part. Creating fun memories with your family!  How fun is this?

You see!!  Kanye isn’t as crazy as they make him seem. He just needs to be reimagined as a gift idea. Whether you choose one or all of these gift ideas I hope you were inspired to think outside of the box and create something truly imaginative that your loved one will really enjoy.

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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

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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