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Could there possibly be a more difficult person to buy gifts for than the men in our lives? As I type this blog post, I quite literally just hung up on a call with my mother-in-law who is begging for ideas for my husband – her son. The trouble is, when he wants something, he buys it. So, when it comes time for a celebration, it’s hard to come up with something unique that he hasn’t already thought of, and he hasn’t bought for himself. If this “struggle is real” for you, too, I have good news! As part of your stay in Savannah, you’re surrounded by wonderful, local retailers who have a bevy of unique gift items to surprise your guy in the best ways – no stressed-out mother-in-law calls required.

Raise your hand if you know a guy that likes to eat. Oh good, that’s everyone! Then you need to stop at Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn conveniently located among the shopping mecca of Broughton Street. This is no ordinary popcorn. With flavors like Oreo cheesecake and Doritos, you’re sure to find a flavor your guy has never had before – but will quickly become his favorite! All 150 of Savannah Rae’s flavors are made with 100 percent real ingredients, and that includes their specialty flavor feature of the day. Wish you could ship it back home? You can! Savannah Rae’s ships everywhere in the continental U.S., so consider this unexpected-yet-delicious gift a done deal.

Speaking of things that taste good, let’s talk salt. You know, there’s a saying: “a good man is worth his salt” (or at least that’s a derivative of the saying) and if you have a good man you’re shopping for then you should definitely make a stop at The Salt Table on Broughton Street. With creative varieties like All ‘Round Good Grinder Blend and Tybee Island Coastal Blend and even Savannah Live Oak Lime and Pepper Blend, you’re sure to find one that is as distinct as your guy. While you’re in the shop, you should definitely treat yourself to the on-site Georgia Wine Tasting Room. For just $10, you purchase a keepsake wine glass and receive six generous pours, compliments of The Salt Table. All bottles are selected from among Georgia’s finest, award-winning wines, many of them available exclusively at The Salt Table in Savannah (and also make a great gift – hint, hint).

There’s no doubt the man in your life is handsome, right? Then this next stop will help him look his best from head to toe. J. Parker LTD has been “providing gentlemen of the Coastal Empire with fine apparel, furnishings and sportswear” for over 45 years! With that kind of history, they epitomize the very definition of what it means to be a “well-dressed man.” Carrying brands like Brackish, Filson, Southern Tide, Peter Millar and more, the staff at J. Parker LTD has elevated customer service to an art form so you’re certain to find that just-right gift with ease.

From refined and sharp to down and dirty, if your guy feels most at home when he’s in the wild, you’ll find just what he needs in Savannah. Half-Moon Outfitters is an independently owned regional chain of stores that specializes in outdoor gear. Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, rock climbing – you name it – Half-Moon is sure to have the clothing, footwear, equipment and expertise you need to help him tame the wild in style. Located nearby on Drayton Street is Rivers & Glen Trading Co. Want the latest in outdoor grilling equipment? How about recommendations with a preferred fishing guide? With brands like Beretta, Orvis, Simms, Yeti and more, your man will be ready to conquer the great outdoors with confidence. They even offer free casting clinics once a month and scheduled lessons by appointment.

With this blog post as your guide, you’re definitely going to surprise your guy with some amazing gifts during your stay in Savannah (just be sure he doesn’t catch you reading this – wouldn’t want him to get there before you do)!

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