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Gifts For Guys Gift Guide
If you’re anything like me, you find it 10,000 times easier to shop for the women in your life. I swear I could buy my mom, sister and girlfriends a billion gifts and never run out of ideas, but when it comes to the men in my life, I am much more challenged. I created this gift guide for those of you who may be in a similar boat!
This gift guide includes some great go-to gifts for guys that I hope will give you a few ideas! I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments section, so if you have a great gift idea for men, please share it below!
Let’s get to it…
Gifts For Men
- Charles Tyrwhitt Button-Down Shirt
Ryan discovered these shirts last year when his friend Pete let him try one of his on during his wedding weekend. Ryan immediately fell in love because he finally found a button-up shirt that actually looks tailored and not overly blousy. Ryan’s number one complaint with men’s button-down shirts is all of the excess fabric in the back and around the waist, so the slim fit of these shirts is a blessing for him! If a man in your life shares similar complaints, definitely look into Charles Tyrwhitt shirts. He won’t be disappointed! (For reference: Ryan’s waist is 32/33 and he gets the “extra slim fit.”)
- Tickets to See a Favorite Comedian/Concert/Show
This one is always a hit and a great option for most guys out there! In the past I’ve given Ryan tickets to see Ron White, Robin Williams, Dave Matthews Band, Blue Man Group and more. Bonus points for planning a special dinner before/after the show!
If a guy in your life is in need of a new winter jacket, I highly recommend Columbia’s TurboDown jacket. (They have tons of different styles and colors at various price points.) After I raved about my TurboDown jacket, Ryan ordered one for himself and quickly became a fan. (Ryan has the TurboDown 890 jacket in ice gray.) It’s unbelievably lightweight for a down jacket but incredibly warm. When you first feel the jacket, it’s kind of hard to believe it will be as warm as it is, but Omni-Heat technology really works and reflects your body heat back onto your body, making the coat extremely warm. (I’ve convinced two of my girlfriends and my sister to order this jacket, too!)
Slippers are an item I never would’ve put on this list until Ryan and I moved to North Carolina. When we were living in Florida, Ryan never wore slippers (and barely ever more much more than boxers to bed!) but now that the cold has set in, he’s bundled up every night. I absolutely love the look of these TOMS slippers for men and since they’re TOMS, you know they’re going to be crazy comfortable! (FYI, you can save $5 off anything on their site with the code RMNTOMS and shipping is free with PayPal!) And, as I’m sure you know by now, for every pair of shoes/slippers purchased from TOMS, another pair is donated to those in need. It’s a gift you can feel good about giving!
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio Subscription
If you know a guy who is a serious music lover, a subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio may be a welcomed gift. Ryan’s mom gave this to Ryan one year for Christmas (plans start at only $5.99 a month) and he’s renewed it every year since. It’s a great gift for those who drive a lot and love music but hate commercials on regular radio. I’m also a huge fan and Ryan and I have discovered a lot of new music through his SiriusXM subscription that we otherwise would never have heard on mainstream radio. Ryan has a very basic plan, so it’s not a huge expense and he absolutely loves it.
For the fitness fanatic, I recommend gifting a heart rate monitor. I’ve given my dad and Ryan the Polar FT4 (in gray) the past and they both love it and use it regularly. Bonus: It’s less than $60! I have the same one in pink and find the set up very user-friendly.
- Netflix or Hulu Subscription
For the guy who loves movies or relaxing in front of the TV, consider a Netflix or Hulu subscription. Both subscriptions services are relatively inexpensive and allow you to stream everything from movies and documentaries to comedy specials and popular TV shows. (Ryan and I gave his grandmother’s boyfriend a Netflix subscription last year and it was a big hit!) And for a great stocking stuffer, wrap up a DVD of one of his favorite movies! I almost always include a new movie in Ryan’s stocking and he loves it.
- Getaway Weekend (Planned Entirely by You!)
This gift is always a hit in our house. The gift of an experience is always the most memorable and Ryan and I have planned some incredible weekend getaways for each other in the past. These romantic and fun weekends away are the gifts we remember and cherish most. And a weekend away doesn’t have to be expensive! We always select destinations that are drivable from our house and typically stay at a cute little bed and breakfast!
- Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap (This soap isn’t cheap but Ryan loves it, so I buy it for him on his birthday and Christmas.)
- Trendy Work Socks or Comfortable Athletic Socks (Check out Happy Socks and Bombas!)
- Sunglasses (Ryan loves the Black Day Bed sunglasses from our friend Ben’s company, Faded Days. They’re already super affordable and Ben is also offering 50% off all orders with the code PBFingers through Sunday! I personally love the Tortoise Shell Day Bed sunglasses.)
- A New Book
- Cold Weather Gear (Hats, gloves, scarves, etc.)
- Fitness Apparel
- Tickets to a Sporting Event
Disclaimer: None of the items featured in PBF gift guides are sponsored and companies may not pay to be a part of the gift guides. The items featured are simply items I think would make fabulous gifts for loved ones this holiday season. Some affiliate links may be included and, as always, I truly appreciate your support.