Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Friday, December 14, 2018


My second gift guide of the season is officially here! I don't know about you, but I feel like guys are always impossible to shop for. I've been with Nick for over 5 years and I still struggle finding the perfect gifts for him every year.


This guide includes items that are perfect for ANY guy in your life - your dad, grandpa, brother, friend, boyfriend...there's something for everyone. Read on for 20 gift ideas for that hard-to-shop-for guy in your life!


1. ERIN CONDREN LEATHER FOLIO
We all know I'm obsessed with Erin Condren products and my life would be a mess without them, BUT did you know that they make products that are perfect for the guys in your life too?! This leather folio comes in two different sizes and can even be monogrammed. It is from the new Focused Collection, which features minimalist, neutral colored planning supplies. Your guy will love bringing this to the office every morning and keeping his stuff organized all day long. Shop the Focused Collection HERE!

2. COLOGNE
Help your guy smell his best with the gift of cologne. You can't go wrong giving him his favorite fragrance or treating him with a new scent. Whether you get him and individual bottle or a gift set, he is guaranteed to think of you every time he wears it. Shop some colognes HERE and HERE!

3. YETI WATER BOTTLE
This water bottle is a must-have for every person. It is so practical - it can be used at work, outdoors, in the car, or pretty much anywhere you can think of! It keeps your cold drinks chilled and your hot drinks at just the right temperature for soooo many hours. Your guy will use this every single day! I have two of these bottles and I always have one by my side. Shop my favorite water bottles HERE!

4. DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB MEMBERS' FAVORITES GIFT SET
Dollar Shave Club has the perfect gift set options that make it look like you put a ton of thought into the gift without all the effort. With so many different gift sets available, the perfect present is just a few clicks away. Dollar Shave Club does basics better than any drug store, and their sets are such an amazing value. You can get the Members' Favorite Gift Set for only $60 right now, and that includes TEN PRODUCTS and a $15 gift card. How can you beat that deal?! Shop Dollar Shave Club Gift Sets HERE


5. TILE
Help your guy keep track of things he often misplaces with the help of Tile. Tile is a tiny bluetooth tracker that can be put on your keys, in your wallet, or anywhere else. If you do end up losing something that has your Tile attached to it, you can easily track it in the app and save countless hours of frustration looking for it. Shop Tile HERE!

6. PHOTO BOOK
This memorable gift is so easy to make and completely customizable. I used to make Nick a photo book of pictures of us from every year, since we used to take a lot of selfies every time we went on a date. I've also made him photo books of vacations! I've given books to my dad, brother, grandpa, and boyfriend and they all say that it's the most memorable gift they've ever received. I like to order mine from Shutterfly, but you can get them almost anywhere. Shop Shutterfly photo books HERE!

7. SLIPPERS
Nothing gets someone in the mood to cuddle like some warm slippers and cozying up by the fire. Slippers or moccasins are a great gift for your guy to wear around the house! There are so many inexpensive options out there from places like Kohl's and Target. Shop some great ones HERE and HERE!

8. TICKETS TO AN EVENT
Tickets are one of my favorite gifts to give! Giving someone the gift of an experience is always a win. What guy wouldn't love getting the gift of a memory you will be able to make together?! Some ideas are skydiving, concert tickets, football tickets, tickets to drive a race car, or cooking lessons. If you get him two tickets, you will have a built in date night! 


9. SNAP-ON MULTI-TOOL
As Nick says, this is the tool "You don't think you need until you need it." Arguably one of the most useful tools on the market, this little guy has over 10 tools combined into something small enough to carry in your pocket. Shop it HERE!

10. COASTER THIS CUSTOM COASTERS
Coasters are a fun, personal gift that are sure to be a favorite with any guy in your life. You can get a pre-made set or you can get some awesome custom ones from Coaster This! You can choose your own pictures and have custom coasters sent right to your door. These handmade coasters are high quality and will last forever. They are a great way to help your guy remember his favorite moments - from family photos to travel memories. Shop Coaster This HERE!

11. GROW FRAGRANCE APPLE POMANDER SPRAY
Guys and their spaces sometimes get that not-so-great "guy scent". Eliminate that musty smell with a Grow Fragrance air freshener spray! These organic fragrance sprays have a fresh, clean smell that is not overpowering yet completely eliminates nasty smells. These crisp and clean fragrances can freshen up any room, gym bag, or vehicle. The scents are great for guys too - they won't think it's too girly! Nick and I are both currently obsessed with the limited edition Apple Pomander spray. Shop Grow Fragrance HERE!

12. ECHO CALLS DRT DUCK CALL
Get the guy on your list a duck call he won't be able to put down. These duck calls are made by hunters for hunters. Nick says they're some of the best calls on the market. He showed me a comparison of the Echo DRT Duck call versus a cheap one, and even I could tell the different in sound and I have never hunted in my life. What I love about Echo Calls is that you can have the barrel or the band of the call custom engraved, so you can write a sweet message to your guy. Get him a duck call that will show him how much you care about him and his hobbies. Shop Echo Calls HERE!


13. COFFEE CANDLES CO. HAZELNUT CANDLE
This isn't just an amazing smelling candle. Once your candle is at its end, you can clean out the mug it came in and use it for your morning cup of coffee. This is perfect for guys because it's a non-girly candle that is still super useful when it's gone. The mug is hand-thrown ceramic made in Waco, Texas. They have so many amazing colors and scents, there's surely one your guy would love! I can't get enough of the Hazelnut scent, and I love that it has a wooden wick. Shop Coffee Candles Co HERE!

14. EXTERNAL PHONE CHARGER
Give the gift of staying in touch. Phones always seem to die at the most inopportune times, which can be really annoying. Everybody needs an external phone charger to keep in their car, backpack, or desk! Shop some great ones HERE and HERE!

15. BOSE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
A bluetooth speaker is the perfect gift for the guy in your life so he can take it with him to tailgate festivities, bonfires, out on the lake, or to use when he's working on his truck in the garage. I love the Bose SoundLink Color speaker - it's so small but has great sound, and the battery lasts for so long! Shop it HERE!

16. MILWAUKEE TOOLS HEATED JACKET
The Milwaukee Tools heated jacket is the best gift for the guy who likes spending time outdoors, working in the garage, or going to chilly fall football games. This jacket is so versatile - the vest is heated, and can be worn either with or without the jacket shell. It uses the same batteries that Milwaukee power tools use, so your guy will always have a battery around. Shop heated jackets HERE!


17. THREADWALLETS ELASTIC WALLET + LANYARD
You might have caught Threadwallets making an appearance in my Holiday Gift Guide for the College Student...That's right, they make a great gift for ANYONE. Guys love 'em just as much! There are a lot of neutral/'manly' designs available. Shop Threadwallets HERE!

18. BOBSWEEP PET HAIR PLUS VACUUM
This robot vacuum is a game changer. It's not something you'd typically think to give as a gift, but trust me when I say it's the best gift you could ever receive. This guy is available at Costco and is worth the investment. He vacuums (obviously), but he also mops, picks up pet hair, and has a UV disinfecting light! Guys hate cleaning, so why not get them a gift that is practical and will simplify their life 100-fold?! Shop bObsweep HERE!

19. GIFTCARDS
Giving a gift card is always a safe bet since you can literally get one from anywhere. They're great for someone you don't know that well or if you need a small gift to finish your shopping. Some gift cards I've found that guys really like are for gas stations, restaurants, and outdoor stores. It can also be a fun idea to get your guy a wallet and fill it up with a few different gift cards. 

20. LANDS' END SEAGOING DUFFLE BAG
The Lands' End Heritage Collection is one of my favorites right now. The colors are fun and the designs are simple. Every item is made with the high quality that Lands' End consistently produces. Nick loves Lands' End as much as I do. The Heritage Collection duffle bags will surely help the guy in your life stay organized from weekend adventures to trips to the gym. You can even get the bag monogrammed to make it more personal. Shop the Heritage Collection HERE!

Be sure to check out my Holiday Gift Guide: For the College Student and my Holiday Gift Guide: For Her for more ideas!

*Thank you so much to Erin Condren, Yeti, Dollar Shave Club, Coaster This, Grow Fragrance, Echo Calls, Coffee Candle Co., Threadwallets, and bObsweep for sponsoring this post. I only partner with brands I love, and these companies exceed my expectations every time. 

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