As promised (I think) here is the men’s counterpart to yesterday’s Gift Guide – For Her!
A good t-shirt is always a welcome gift, and Joe and I both love all of the National Park designs from Homage. The shirts look like they’re comfy and high quality, and I like that they are printed with (generally) such bright colors. They come in posters too, if that’s more your (or your guy’s) style!
I’m sure you’ve seen/heard/read all about Harry’s razors, and I really don’t have enough good things to say about them! Joe and I gave a Harry’s gift set to all of his groomsmen as part of their gift (including one for Joe) and they went over quite well. Plus let’s be real. I’ve used Joe’s razor a couple of times (why are guy’s razors so much better?!) and it was really quite fantastic. Bonus points: the packaging is pretty great and they come in fun colors!
What guy doesn’t want to be like James Bond now and then? Sadly since running around the house (or the world, whichever) with a PPK is at least slightly frowned upon, Elastic Precision has a rubber band gun equivalent that can be shot at anyone or anything without any negative repercussions! Except maybe a dirty look if someone gets hit in the face. That should probably be avoided.
I put Sfumato fragrances on my women’s gift guide yesterday, and like I said I would, they’re making a reappearance on the men’s guide today, since the fragrances are unisex! The sampler pack is a perfect introduction to the 4 fragrance choices…and hey, if your giftee finds a fragrance they like, you could get them the full size fragrance some day down the road! 🙂
Although Joe and I aren’t typically hard liquor drinkers, we discovered Moscow Mules a little over a year ago (vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, served in a copper mug) and enjoy them occasionally when we don’t feel like ordering any other beverage at a restaurant. Since the ingredients are fairly straightforward, it’s an easy cocktail to make at home…and a couple of copper mugs (and perhaps a 6 pack of ginger beer?) would be an awesome gift!
Every guy should have a nice dopp kit (heck, I’m pretty sure Joe has 3) – and this bag from Topo Designs seems like the perfect size and style for every day use, whether you’re traveling the world, or just going to your in-laws house for Christmas! It comes in a few different color options, and the fabric is easy to clean, which at least to me is a super important feature!
The majority of the guys in my life are at least somewhat automotive-minded, so these gear shift cufflinks were an obvious addition to my list. Bonus: they ship with Amazon Prime! Make sure whoever you gift these to has a French Cuff shirt – I gave my dad cufflinks at our rehearsal dinner to wear at our wedding…and the only shirts with French Cuffs that he had were for a tuxedo. He took a quick trip to Brooks Brothers on the morning of our wedding 😛
I can’t even remember how long ago my mom discovered Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, but it’s basically like a giant blob of Silly Putty – and this particular kind is magnetic (they also have color changing, clear, etc.) We used to gift a tin of putty to our teachers in middle/high school, and it was always greatly appreciated! It’s perfect for keeping in a desk drawer – ready to be pulled out when you need a break from staring a a computer screen, or when you just feel like building a snowman and watching it melt!
If you live anywhere where it gets even slightly chilly (or hey, even if it doesn’t get cold! Whatever floats your boat) a hat is definitely a necessity, and the beanies from Love Your Melon certainly fit the bill! The company was started by two college students, and they donate 50% of net proceeds on every Love Your Melon product sold the Pinky Swear Foundation and CureSearch.
Last on the list, a monkey’s fist keychain that also doubles as a charging cord! The Native Union Cable Keychain is awesome, and has saved my butt more times than I can count. It’s small, fits on a set of keys, and the cable itself is good quality (and won’t fray/break/go bad as quickly as the regular Apple charging cable, which is a huge plus.) The brand has a few other charging cable options that would be good gift ideas as well!
And with that, I’m off to make sure I have everything together, because holy moley we’re going to Disney World!!