I'm pretty sure we can all agree....the men in your life are the hardest people to buy for. Am I right or am I right?! I can never figure out what to buy for my dad, my father-in-law or my husband. Well, my husband is just a little bit easier, but that's only because he usually tells me directly, "I want this." So, I figured it's about time I come up with some quality gift suggestions to help a sister out!!
These are all gifts that I have either given and have been a total hit, or that other people in my life have told me the men in their life loved. If you have any other awesome suggestions, please leave them in the comments. I am always beyond grateful for ideas for the men in my life! Legit...I will write them down and continue to look upon them for years to come!
Ps - Most of these are out of my norm...aka PRICEY. When it comes to gifts for the guys, I forego my usual frugalness and just buy something that I know they will actually use and love. I have no other options!
1. Apple Watch
At first, I heard mixed reviews, but lately, I have heard nothing but good things about this watch. It would be perfect for my busy, business man of a husband. You can see who is calling or texting you without having your phone! Woo hoo! Plus, my husband is trying to find the motivation to get back into shape and what is better than an awesome athletic watch? It's like cute workout clothes for women!
The link I have included for you is actually to a local shop here in Denton. Hopefully he doesn't mind me putting his work on my page, but I just can't help myself. His work is awesome! My husband loves his leather work, and Ben is also in desperate need of a new wallet. I mean what man wouldn't love an authentic leather, manly wallet?! Everyone woman loves a good purse, right? Isn't a man's wallet like his purse? I just don't think you an go wrong with a well-made, authentic leather, hand-made wallet.
My husband received this as a gift a few years ago, and it has definitely been put to good use. It has been one of his favorite gifts to date. He usually carries it in his golf bag, but it has been to the beach, in the garage, to BBQ cookouts, etc. We use it everywhere!
I got this for my husband last year, and it is the gift that keeps on giving! We will be buying records for years to come to play on this thing. He absolutely loved it, and I have gotten more comments from people who walk into our house about how neat it is. If you want something unique to give, this is the gift! Add in a record by his favorite artist and it will be a huge hit!
When we switched over to Verizon last year, we got a couple free accessories and these bluetooth headphones happened to be one of them. They are awesome! I, personally, don't love to wear them when I run because of the bouncing, but Ben loves them. He wears them all the time when he mows or is out working in the yard. They are great to take anywhere and you don't have to worry about the mess of all the wires...bonus!
If you saw my post from a few weeks ago, then you know I love me some Patagonia! I just don't think you can go wrong with a good outwear piece for the man in your life. Ben LOVES the pieces that he has and wears them all the time when the weather gets cold. He throws on one of the vests a lot when the weather is waffling back and forth between warm and cool too. These pieces are such great quality and they make them is such cute colors and patterns.
So before I had Henley (she was due December 14th), I gave Ben an early Christmas present and it was slippers. They were the perfect gift to walk around the hospital in and to wear around the house when Henley was a newborn. We also celebrated Christmas 10 days after she was born, so he enjoyed them on Christmas Day when we wear our pjs all day too! Unfortunately, I got him some cheap slippers and they fell apart pretty quickly, so I think before the next baby he might get some more "luxury" slippers. I mean he'll need the good comforts in life too!!
Clearly this is for a specific group of men, but it's a definite winner for those men! Ben grows his beard out every year in the winter and finally, one year when we were in Dallas at the mall, we walked into a shop that had beard oil. It was a total game changer...it made his unruly beard look so much better! After that, he definitely got into the beard upkeep, so a kit like this would be perfect for the months (aka hunting season) when it starts to get a little out of control. This is actually a gift for the wives too!
This brand seems to be the "manly" brand...at least around these parts. Their products are super durable and wear very well. Ben loves this brand, and the baseball hat is one of his favorites pieces of clothing for sure. He wears it all the time. He also has a beanie that he always takes with us when we go skiing or if there happens to be a really cold day here too. I love the look of their products and it seems as though most men do to!
With Christmas comes the New Year, and with the New Year comes a lot of new goals. One of those goals is usually something fitness related. You can never go wrong with a new pair of tennis shoes. Whether it's to get them back into the gym or just for them to wear around town, most men can definitely put some new tennis shoes to good use. Between running around town on the weekend, mowing the lawn, etc., Ben has usually worn a new pair out by the time Christmas rolls around. Plus, who doesn't like a new, good looking pair of shoes?!
I hope this gives you at least a little direction in the shopping department for all the men in your life! Please please please leave any other suggestions you have in the comments...they are always needed!