I always have a hard time finding the *perfect* gift for Jim – I want to get him something that he’ll love, but that I love and can live with, too. And the other men in my life aren’t so easy to shop for either; I’m lucky in the sense that my dad and brothers-in-law all have favorite sports, teams, or hobbies, so I can usually find a gift for them but I often end up repeating gifts! I don’t know if it’s because I had sisters and never had to buy guy gifts except for my Dad’s, but I sometimes have a hard time finding things that aren’t technology related or that don’t cost an arm and a leg! I do think that men enjoy “experience” gifts: golf lessons, tickets to a game, ballroom dancing…no? No dancing?
Without further ado, these are some of my favorite – non-dancing – gift ideas for the guys in my life this year:
Who wouldn’t love to add some of this personalized barware to their cabinets? Pottery Barn has mugs and pitchers you can personalize. You can also customize some barware with your guy’s favorite NFL or MLB teams. Don’t forget the leather coasters while you’re shopping!
How gorgeous is this Santa Barbara Harbor oil painting? If you love a sailing buff, this would be the perfect gift!
What man hasn’t dreamed about playing in the NFL? Thanks to Wii, now every guy can train like NFL players, even if they didn’t make the team. I can think of a few guys that might enjoy this game. And the best part? They think they’re playing football, but they’re really getting a workout!
While we don’t get to wear gloves often in North Carolina, they are definitely called for this week! And what better gift than a quality pair of leather gloves? While the brown is beautiful, you can never go wrong with black.
Does your favorite guy need some masculine correspondence cards? Our navy and green collection would be perfect – simple and manly, and much more sophisticated than a folded piece of copy paper. Don’t love the navy and green? Let us know what color combination your man would prefer!
And finally, a luxurious stocking stuffer. While many men may just use any ol’ soap they can find to lather up before they shave, special occasions call for something more. And I bet if you can get him to use this Beard Lube once, he’ll never go back to boring soap. Bonus: You’ll love the eucalyptus scent.
Did you miss yesterday’s fabulous hostess gifts? Go check them out and be everyone’s favorite guest!