Christmas is only 2 1/2 weeks away (!) and I still haven't quite figured out what to get everyone on my list. I've got 5 siblings, 5 siblings-in-law, my parents, my husband's parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors....the list goes on. On top of all that, there are holiday parties, get-togethers and gift exchanges abound...at some point the gift giving just gets to be too much!
But, if you're like me, you love to give gifts...particularly ones more thoughtful than a lonely gift card (though I don't mind receiving them at all!). So to make it a little easier for you, I'm sharing some great gift ideas for everyone on your list!
We'll start with the most difficult (I think)...the men. Do you have an "I don't care" or "I don't know" man in your life? I do! It's exasperating! I never know what to get anyone because they don't give ideas outright and they don't even really drop hints along the way....it makes Christmas shopping exhausting to say the least. Whether you're shopping for your hubby, your dad, your brother, or your father-in-law, I've got a list that'll cover them all.
The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails, $13 // The perfect book for a budding cocktail artist. This would make a great decorative book for a bar cabinet!
Saddle Toiletry Case in Buffalo Check, $50 (on sale now for $39) // Pottery Barn is such a tempting store! I want to buy everything there is in there, for me and everyone I know. This plaid toiletry case is perfect for your guy on the go. We travel back and forth to KY a lot, so my hubby could really use a stylish one!
Striped Fringe Scarf, $15 // Forever 21 has lots of affordable accessories and this neutral striped scarf is no exception. It would go great with any neutral coat and any style. It looks very similar to the designer one my hubby has, but at a fraction of the cost.
Daniel Wellington Classic St. Mawes Watch in Gold, $230 // Daniel Wellington makes the most gorgeous watches for men and women alike. I love the look of gold hardware on a leather band. It's completely timeless and goes with everything.
Star Wars iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker, $73 // My hubby is a music lover and a nerd, so this is the perfect gift for him, especially with the new Star Wars movie about to hit theaters! If you have a nerdy guy in your life (I have 4 + probably one on the way), you'll definitely want to snag this up this season!
Merona Men's Navy Weekender Bag, $25 // Preston really needs a new duffle for our KY trips, and this one looks so much more expensive than it is! Just picture it with a monogram! Swoon. #targetdoesitagain
Buxton Men's Grooming Set, $13 // Everything your guy needs for manscaping, all in one kit! This would be perfect for travel, but I even like it for at home. It keeps it all contained and organized in one place.
Aviator Cocktail Shaker, $70 // I know, I know...expensive! But oh, so cute! I would love to see this sitting on my hubby's bar cabinet!
Whiskey Stones, $22 // The perfect way to have one "on the rocks" without ending up with a diluted mess when the ice melts. They're FDA approved and a great gift for any cocktail connoisseur.
Native Union JUMP Cable, $50 // Before you run screaming from this price point, hear me out. This travel-friendly USB port is not just a charging cord, but a battery booster! The product description on J.Crew reads, "The JUMP Cable charges itself after charging your device, so you can boost your battery on the go or use it the traditional way by plugging it into a USB." I love that the cord wraps neatly around the base, making it perfect for travel or keeping in a drawer at the office.
Izola Four-in-One Bar Tool, $28 // A nifty gift for your favorite drinking buddy, this 4-in-1 bar tool provides all your cocktail tool necessities with the convenience of on-the-go. It comes fully equipped with a corkscrew, bottle opener, ice hammer, and a jigger, all in the shape of a cute little sledgehammer.
HEX 'Focus' Leather iPhone Case, $50 // Who doesn't love a new phone case? There are definitely cheaper options than this out there, but I just love the black and tan leather combo. So manly.
Leather Turn-Through Key Fob, $20 // This gorgeous leather key fob from J.Crew is the perfect stocking stuffer for any guy. It's manly and functional!
Stuff Every Man Should Know Pocket Companion Book, $8 // This cute little book would make an adorable stocking stuffer! It's full of all kinds of manly tips, from how to start a campfire or change a flat tire to the basics of dating a poker. Plus it's pocket-sized so it's perfect for your carry-on or to keep in your desk.
Fossil 'Omega' Trifold Wallet, $45 (on sale now for $34!) // One of the most cliche gifts, I know, but something all guys need to replace after a few years. Preston's is looking rough around the edges so I know he's due for a new one soon. I was surprised to find a Fossil one this affordable and currently on sale! That's about the same price as one you'd find at Target but much better quality.
Classic Aviator Sunglasses, $6 // Forever 21 always has great clothing and accessories for men and at super affordable prices. My husband can't be the only man who constantly loses track of his sunglasses (I do it, too) so a cheap but good looking pair is always a necessity in our house.
Saddle Leather Eyeglass Case, $25 // A perfect companion to the sunglasses above, but also great if your guy has eyeglasses like mine. I love the leather exterior and gold hardware.
Next up, Gift Guide 2015 | For Your Girlfriends!
What kind of presents do you look for for the guys in your life? There's always the standard tie/tool/cufflinks/wallet, but I love finding new and interesting ideas!