Happy Thanksgiving week! I adore Thanksgiving and was once a very dedicated “No Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving” advocate. But you know what they say about women, right? We have the right to change our minds. I’m finding over the past couple of years that I don’t need such a divide between the holidays and think they blend together quite beautifully actually. This is my long winded way of telling you that our Christmas village is already up and we’ve already watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol more than once. It also means that Christmas shopping is on my mind. So while I’ll be carving turkey with the best of them come Thursday, I’ve also been giving some thought to the gifts I’ll be buying during the holiday season. One handsome stud on my gift-buying list? This guy:
We’ve actually gotten into the habit of buying each other Christmas gifts after years of refraining. Typically we put a $100 limit on our spending and see what shakes out. Sometimes gifts are helpful (I didn’t even mind the fact he got me this appliance because we- especially the kids- use it all the time), other times gifts are comical, and sometimes they are truly just a guilty pleasure, fun gift. I’ve put thought into all those categories to share with you in case you might be looking for a little inspiration on what to get the guy in your life!
Gift Guide for Husbands (and other men in your life)
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Listed first for winning the award for most used gift in our house? A waterproof bluetooth speaker! I can’t recommend this gift enough. We’ve been through three different brands, but now David has this one and it truly is the best.
A Refillable Coffee K Cup Filter is a great stocking stuffer and since he’ll use it every day, he’ll think of you every day, too. (Awwwww.) I love that this allows us to buy any coffee of our choice and creates less waste too. For bonus points, toss in some of these disposable filters too, for easy clean up!
I used Legacy Box last year to turn David’s VHS tape of his summer spent in Ecuador into a digital file, which was a hit! Legacy Box lets you take all of your old tapes, film, pictures and audio files and convert them to digital files. You literally just fill a box, send it in, and get the files back on a thumb drive or DVD.
The Roku Streaming Stick makes it really easy to watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or other streaming content from any television. We joke that we have the dumbest smart TV (or maybe just the oldest?) but buying and using this Roku stick proved to be a cure-all!
I always think a magazine subscription is a great gift because it’s something that will keep making him smile through the year. I know that we all get content online these days, but there’s something so nice about finding a new magazine in the mailbox each month. Personal favorites: Garden & Gun, Cruising World, National Geographic, and Real Simple (OK, that last one is for me!).
I realize this may not sound exciting, but it’s super useful and something he will probably love to have- a cordless screwdriver. This rechargeable, cordless screwdriver gets great reviews and comes with lots of bits and accessories. You might also like this combination cordless screwdriver/drill, which actually lets you change the parts out with one hand.
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David loves to wear Dri Fit shirts, and the kids and I like to help pick them out. You can find some good options here on Amazon, or in Nordstrom’s men’s section. And maybe if he team starts doing better, I’ll get him this one. 😉
If you live in a state where the weather gets cold or muddy, a great pair or Duck Boots are key! This Sperry option has some great features, or you can see a whole list of options and styles on Amazon.
And when he’s inside where it’s nice and warm? A pair of moccasins like these or slippers like these are perfect. We are a no-shoe household, so having a great pair of slippers is key. (Which reminds me that my toes have worn holes through the ends of mine… hint, hint, David).
A gift that is a lot of fun but not so common? A pair of binoculars. We take ours hiking, to the beach, or even on walks around the neighborhood. The girls are fascinated with them, and it actually is a really fun gadget to have around. These binoculars are small, but they’re also powerful (and they work well at night, which is really cool!).
This “grow your own cocktails” garden is so fun! You get a set of organic, nonGMO seeds in dissolvable pouches, and then you can grow basic, celery and more, and pair them with your favorite mixed drinks. (Apparently this was featured on Shark Tank, too.) If your husband isn’t a cocktail drinker, you can also “grow your own caprese” with this kit.
My favorite times with David, despite my love for date nights, are slow Saturday mornings when we have time to drink coffee/tea together on the back porch and ease into the day. This French Coffee and Tea Maker Bundle is made from unbreakable glass and has a special screen that supposedly makes the coffee and tea taste better.
I am from the south and love a good monogram. I wouldn’t say David shares my affinity for having his initials on everything, but he did like getting a monogrammed, personalized wood bottle opener in his stocking a couple years ago.
Another hit gift from years past that I can vouch for? This multi-tool is small enough to keep in a pocket or inside the glove compartment of the car, and it also has a locking system (so curious kids can’t accidentally open it and get hurt). If you want more of a splurge, Leatherman has this tool that includes larger knives, wire cutters, pliers and more (and it only takes one hand to open and use it).
- a pass to a local rock-climbing gym
- a gift certificate for an escape room date night
- tickets to a play or sporting event
- his favorite beer (bonus: make it festive with this cute packaging!)
- a gym membership or a package of personal training sessions
- a gift card to his favorite lunch or coffee spot
- a gift card for a car wash or detailing
- shaving or facial products (I love these quality men products!)
- lessons to try something new: paddle boarding, kite surfing, bowling, golf
- or shoot, just some quality time and a long back rub!
Share with me-
What was the biggest hit of a gift you’ve ever given your husband or boyfriend?