Men’s Gift Guide

Men's Gift Guide for Christmas 2016

Black Friday is only one week away! I seriously cannot believe how quickly November is flying by. I’m personally not quite in the Christmas mindset just yet, but I know there are plenty of you out there who are already bringing out your inner Santa Claus. Several members of my family have been reaching out to me asking for sizes and gift ideas. So here we are – time for the gift guides. I’ll be doing a few of them this year and I decided to start with the toughest people to shop for. The men.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, men just don’t like stuff like women do. This totally makes shopping for men so incredibly difficult. I racked my brain, my husband’s brain, and the internet to come up with my list of gift idea for men. Without further ado, bring on the holidays!

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Jaqet flip wallet and money clip

If your dad, brother, uncle, grandpa or husband is in the market for a new wallet, I highly recommend the Jaqet Flip Wallet. My husband has been using one of these beauties for the last two years and it is the perfect combination of a wallet and a money clip. It has a gorgeous leather exterior, card slots and a nice slim design. A friend purchased one for her husband for Father’s Day, convinced he would send it back because he doesn’t like anything. Even he was a huge fan of this wallet. It’s a good one, I promise.

Men's Patagonia Better Sweater Vest

Fleece vests are perfect for this time of year when the weather can’t quite make up its mind. I absolutely love the knit on this Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Vest, which you really can’t see in the picture above. It is much better looking than a typical fleece and doubles as a sweater (hence the name). It also comes in a 1/2 zip and full zip jacket if your guy prefers sleeves.

JORD Wood Watch

I did a post a few weeks back about JORD wooden watches, and I still believe this is one of the best men’s gift ideas for 2016. The wood style is so unique and different from most other watches in your guy’s closet. Check out the full collection here.

Men's Adidas Superstar sneakers

Adidas Superstars are back in style, not just for women, but men, too. These sneakers are super comfy and perfect for any casual day. I might have this pair in gold on my own Christmas wish list!

Hydro Flask 32 oz water bottle

Everywhere I go lately, I see people carrying around Hydro Flasks. I feel like these bad boys have replaced Swell water bottles (which are still super cool!) in the insulated water bottle game. They aren’t cheap, but they will keep your beverages cold for ages. This is another item I have on my personal wish list!

Kirkland Signature Golf Balls

Does anyone have a golfer on their shopping list? If so, buy them a two pack of Kirkland Signature golf balls, sold at none other than Costco for only $29.99. Yes, seriously. You heard that right. Costco. These bargain balls are the talk of the town right now in the golf world. I swear, google it. My husband is a huge golfer and usually uses expensive Titleist balls. He recently tried out a pack and even he agreed they are pretty darn amazing, especially for the price. They are back ordered for a couple more days but it looks like they will be back in stock on November 21st.

Tile Bluetooth Keychain Tracking Device

I keep seeing people with these tile key chain finders and I think they are such a cool little gadget! It uses bluetooth technology to track the placement of your keys when you can’t find them in your house. You can also use it to find your phone by pressing the little tile button, even when your phone is on silent. How many times have I rushed around my house looking for my keys or phone when I’m running late?! Problem solved. One of these costs only $25!

Me Undies Best Men's Boxer Briefs

If anyone is looking to get your guy a practical gift, go with a gift card or subscription to Me Undies. Not only is the name cute, the underwear are apparently the bomb. This company does sell individual gift packs, but most people subscribe and have a new pair of buttery soft undies sent to them once a month. The perfect way to replace your underwear supply. This might not be a good gift for say your uncle or your neighbor, but I bet your husband or boyfriend would appreciate it.

Banana Republic Men's Plaid Scarf

Plaid scarves are not only hot right now for women, they are for men, too. My husband resisted wearing scarves for most of his lifetime. About two years ago, he gave in and put one on during a business trip to New York City. Now every time he hits up a cold weather destination, he brings a scarf along because it really keeps you that much warmer. When selling this gift to your guy, I’d focus on the function, not the fashion. I don’t think they see it the same way we do.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet for Grill

Who has a chef in their life? Go with a skillet or other cast iron pan from Lodge. This line of cast iron cookware is crazy affordable (I’m talking like $15 for a saute pan) and can be used indoors or on the grill.

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Wood headphones ear buds

For the music lovers, I recommend a subscription or gift card to Spotify, as well as a pair of wooden earbuds from LSTN. I recently joined my husband’s Spotify account because I can download any song I want onto my iPhone, all for one monthly fee. My husband also got a pair of these LSTN ear buds, which have high-end audio quality at a much more affordable price. Plus I think the little wood detail is pretty cool!

Lululemon Long Sleeve Men's shirt

I know they are expensive, but Lululemon’s long sleeve Vent Tech shirts are pretty darn amazing. Every guy I know who has ever owned one seems to wear it over and over again. Perfect for exercising or any other casual activity.

           Men's Vineyard Vines Whale logo hat

Finally, we all know guys love baseball hats. Pick one up for your guy’s favorite sports team, or I personally love this Vineyard Vines whale cap. It comes in a bunch of different colors and is a perfect preppy idea for only $28.

 Any other men’s gift ideas I should add to this list? Who else is difficult to shop for?



    • The earbuds are so cool in person and they sound amazing. Such a cool, unique gift!

  1. I am totally with you..the holiday season came way too fast and Im not in the mindset yet…! Anyway this is a fab guy’s guide..I love that watch!

    Fashion and TRavel

  2. Thank you for all of your ideas. Men are always so difficult to buy for. Someone on my list will be getting those wood earbuds!

    • The wooden earbuds are so cool in person. Glad I could make your holiday shopping a tad easier!

  3. Being a man who practically have everything I would like to receive something symbolic from my partner. Ladies I will solve all your gift giving problems by saying what I want to receive as a gift…..

    I want a “Flask”. Yes, a drinking Flask. Because I think it is very sleek and personal. Carve my initials or our initials on it and I’m a happy man. Heck, you can give me variations of it yearly. 🙂

    I hope it helps.

  4. I cannot ask for more, but still, I am open for those gifts most especially Lululemon’s long sleeve Vent Tech shirts and Wooden watches. So, girls, now you know.

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