Is it just me or are guys always the most challenging to shop for every year? I often stick to experience-based gifts for Ryan’s main present (tickets to a sporting event or show or a fun weekend trip somewhere close by), but I still like to have a few things for him to unwrap every year!
Below you will find a handful of gifts I think may appeal to husbands, dads, boyfriends, brothers and more! From the outdoorsy guy to the stylin’ man who loves to look good, I hope you find some gift-giving inspiration from the ideas I am sharing with you guys in this gift guide. Happy Holidays!
Quality Splurges $50+
My sister gave my brother-in-law the Classic St. Mawes watch and I think it is such a classy watch! I’ve seen Daniel Wellington watches popping up all over the place these days and love the simple elegance of the watch. They’re timeless and the price point is affordable for a quality watch. I also LOVE their women’s watches!
Have you guys heard of this cup? My dad and my brother-in-law absolutely RAVE about their Yeti cups. Apparently it keeps cold beverages cold forever (yes, even in the raging Florida heat!) and hot beverages hot forever. With a five star rating by more than 1,500 Amazon reviewers, the Yeti cup is apparently doing something right! I think this cup would make a fabulous gift for coffee drinkers and outdoorsy guys alike.
I absolutely fell in love with the women’s version of this jacket during a trip to Park City. It is SO warm (I’m a believer in Columbia’s awesome TurboDown technology) and after raving about the jacket so much, Ryan bought the men’s version and started raving about it as well. Now my sister and brother-in-law also own TurboDown jackets and I think a TurboDown coat would make a great gift for a guy who needs a quality winter jacket. It’s incredibly lightweight yet somehow still very, very warm.
If there is a guy in your life who is a fitness lover and a numbers man, the Fitbit Surge may be the perfect gift! Ryan loves this watch and initially bought it because he got sick of wearing a heart rate monitor strap and this watch monitors your heart rate through your wrist so no strap is needed. He instantly started raving about the watch’s GPS capabilities and the fact that the watch can receive text messages. He’s a big fan!
File this under random things guys think are cool… Ryan and Ross are obsessed with this thing! Ryan bought it for Ross for Christmas last year for him to use for everything from camping to tailgating and they both think it’s just the coolest. I don’t get it, but apparently they aren’t alone because the chair gets great reviews for it’s portability, light weight, small packing size and comfort. If you know a guy who loves camping or tailgating, this chair might be a hit!
Budget Finds Under $50
I’m not sure what it is about this soap, but Ryan loves it. He’s really not into hair or facial products and spends all of 2.5 seconds getting ready for the day, so this body scrub soap is just about as fancy as it gets for my low-maintenance husband. Since the soap isn’t cheap, it’s something I save for him for the holidays. Yes, I have used it when it’s been in our shower and I love it, too! The oatmeal and bran in the soap do a wonderful job of exfoliating the skin.
When I asked Ryan if this hot chocolate might be a little weird to include in a gift guide for guys, he said, “Um why? Hot chocolate is AWESOME.” Fair enough! Even though most hot cocoa is tasty, Williams-Sonoma specialty hot chocolate is unreal. It’s made of real chocolate shavings that you melt into creamy milk and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. If there’s a man in your life with a serious sweet tooth, pick up this stuff immediately! We love the Peppermint Bark flavor most, but the salted caramel and original flavors are delicious, too. Since this hot chocolate is a special treat, we typically make it when we have a “date night in” planned where we’ll curl up on the couch with a mug of this hot chocolate and watch a holiday movie together. It’s so good!
A snazzy pair of work socks or athletic socks make a great stocking stuffer, especially since they’re not something most guys seem to regularly buy for themselves.
- TOMS Slippers (I gave these to Ryan and my brother-in-law for Christmas last year and they were a hit!)
- Sirius XM Subscription (Great for the music lover or the person with a long commute!)
- GoPro (Is it just me, or does it seem like all guys want one of these?)
- Tickets to a Concert, Sporting Event, etc.
- Smartphone Gloves (Good for guys who like to text on the go in the winter!)
- Rinse Kit (For the outdoorsy guy in your life who loves scuba diving, surfing or camping… Or any activity that warrants access to fresh water or a high-pressure shower afterward without immediate access to a shower or hose. It won the Outside Gear of the Show award at Outdoor Retailer this year.)
- Plan a Fun Weekend Away
- Crumpler Haven Camera Bag (My brother-in-law loves this bag! If you have a guy in your life who is into photography, Ross highly recommends lightweight bag and says it easily holds his camera and two somewhat-large lenses.)
- Trunk Club (Kind of like Stitch Fix for men!)
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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.