Thursday, December 13, 2012

rocking around the Christmas tree: for him!


All these goodies are for the men in your lives. I don't know about you, but my guy is a tad difficult to shop for. He is very particular about his wants and needs...as in he doesn't really want or need anything (yes, I know opposites have clearly attracted in this case). So it's always hard to come up with good ideas for him and unfortunately what works for a lot of other men doesn't really seem to work for him. While this list is tailored to my husband, I hope it transcends his personal style and that there may be some ideas for your husbands, boyfriends and/or brothers.

1) Balvenie scotch- The idea here isn't really to buy scotch. It's to get a really nice bottle (one that he may not splurge on himself) of whatever he is into be it whiskey, vino, whatever.

2) Monogrammed Old Fashioned Glasses- I got my husband monogrammed beer glasses way, way back when and we still use them. It's a fun gift that he appreciates and actually uses all the time.

3) Fun colored belts, $19.95- I use the holidays as an opportunity to amp up his style...just a little. I don't push too hard because I know he won't wear it if it's too outside the box. These belts are a fun way to add a splash of color to a man's wardrobe.

4) American Giant Hoodie, $79- Okay this is something on my husband's list. Apparently it's virtually indestructible. That sounds very manly...right?!

5) Stylish shirts, $49.50- Again I try to get something fun and stylish for him to wear but not too crazy.

6) Intelligentsia Coffee- If your guy is a coffee nut, this is primo coffee. He will most certainly appreciate it.

7) Coffee press, $36.95- I love the look of this coffee press. It gets good reviews and looks modern. It's a win-win in my book.

8) Plaid scarf, $29.95- Do I really need to explain myself here?!? It's cute and I could borrow it!

9) Fun shoes, $65- This is the one place where I can push my husband a little more so I do. I make him get shoes that look good with jeans but that also add a little pizzazz.

10) Leatherman, $79.99- This is obvious I know, but if you have a guy that's even sort of into the great outdoors, this is a great gift.

11) Versatile Watch, $31.99- I love this watch and totally want to get it for my husband!

Now get shopping ladies! We don't have much time left!

7 comments:

  1. Awesome ideas!!
    Thank you!
    Unfortunately I get so consumed with all of the presents I am obligated to buy that I tend to overlook the ones closest to me :| Thanks for the reminder that the man in my life deserves a special little surprise too!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I totally do the same thing!

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  2. Love this... great ideas!!

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  3. oh my gosh I'm in love.

    The boys and I will be boarding a plane soon in search of holidays with loved ones and snow-- oh my goodness we may just freeze our little island toes off, but I wanted to stop by here first, to:

    Thank you for being a sweet part of last week's An Aloha Affair.
    And, to personally invite you to join us again today.

    Cheers,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  4. What about ideas for mothers? My mom is the only one I'm having an impossible time buying for.

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  5. Also, do you know if the intelligentsia coffee is good if you make it in a regular drip coffee pot and not fancy schmancy like they make it at the coffeehouse?

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    1. It's not going to taste like it does at the coffee shop but it's still going to be good because it's high quality. Hope that helps!

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