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Let’s talk about what to buy your husband for Christmas for
a second an entire blog post. To this day, my husband still says the best gift I ever gave him for Christmas was a throwback MLB jersey the first Christmas we were dating – he still has it, 11 years later. He gave me mittens (yes, mittens) that Christmas, so you could say I won as the better gift-giver ;).
I really love finding the best gift for the people I love, so I spent a TON of time (like, 12 hours ?) putting together this gift guide for men. After 11 Christmases together, I have some good gift ideas for husbands. 42 ideas, to be exact. #extreme. Most of the things on this list would be perfect for your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, son or any guy you love.
I’m breaking this post into 3 parts and I truly hope it’s a resource for you – just click to jump down to the section you want to shop.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Guys
Tough Tie – these are machine washable & liquid repellent! So cool for the dressy dad.
Rapid Car Charger – if you’ve ever been in the car and argued about whose battery was lower, you need this. Charges 5 phones (not just iPhones!) twice as fast.
Contigo Water Bottle – Chris’s absolute favorite water bottle to take to the gym. Under $10 and would be so cute in a stocking stuffed with candy, his favorite snack, or little lotto scratchers tickets.
Car Safety Hammer – ok, this one isn’t cool or glam but it’s a practical safety gift your guy might not have in his car. A car safety hammer has a tip that can break a car window when needed and a razor to cut a seatbelt in an emergency. Under $10 for two – one for you, one for him.
Wallet Ninja 18-in-1 Tool – this is the size of a credit card for your wallet but has SO MANY USES. Fruit peeler, box cutter, bottle opener, can opener, screwdriver – the list goes on. Easy stocking stuffer under $15!
Wall Mounted Bottle Opener – I <3 the vintage look of this wall mounted bottle opener and it’s under $10!
Dopp Kit – love that this men’s travel toiletries bag is under $30 and has a pretty waxed canvas finish.
Amazon Alexa Echo Dot – the new Echo Dot is cordless and we talk to Alexa ALL.DAY.LONG. A great stocking stuffer ‘for him’ that you’ll love too ;). Great for the bathroom or bedroom!
Swig 12 Oz Combo Cooler – this cup keeps cold stuff cold, hot stuff hot, and it doubles as a coozie for cans as well.
Ankle No-Show Socks – Chris has these and loves them! So inexpensive and they have a little band of silicon on the ankle to keep them up. A steal @ a little over $1/pair!
Toilet Light – one of my followers told me about this and I was skeptical but now I want one! It’s a little night light with motion sensors and has a dimmer! Under $12!
Wayfarer Sunglasses – these aren’t the real-deal Ray-Bans but they’re a great alternative! Chris has and loves – they’re super dark in the sun! $28, 4.5 stars on 2k reviews!
Digital Meat Thermometer – a top rated meat thermometer under $12!
Hangover Kit – one of my followers shared this idea and it’s totally genius! She makes a couple of hangover kits for her husband to take along on guys’ trips or for rough nights throughout the year. You could do little baggies with Advil, a little Gatorade or these little Morning Recovery drinks.
Shop My Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Guys
Gift Ideas for Guys Over $100
Men’s Wool Car Coat – a great, sophisticated ‘grown up’ coat for any guy. Can be dressed up or down, Chris has the navy and it goes with everything!
Nest Thermostat – we have this thermostat and love it! A gift for him/the house 🙂
Leather Briefcase – if your guy travels for work in any capacity, a leather briefcase is 107573% more sophisticated than a laptop backpack.
Electric Meat Smoker – this one is under $200 with good ratings!
Garmin Watch – a great alternative to the Apple watch if your guy isn’t a Mac fan. It’s waterproof, can be connected to payment options, tracks fitness, and has some cool golf feature I don’t even know about ?
Throwback Jersey – one of the best gifts I’ve ever given, according to my husband ;). A throwback or vintage jersey would be perfect for any MLB, NHL, NBA or NFL fan.
Bluetooth Speaker – a top rated, really nice Bluetooth speaker 🙂
Apple Watch – a great way to stay on top of everything for the super busy guy
AirPods – I’ve been so skeptical of these but I think any guy would love them!
Smokeless Bonfire Pit – expensive? Yes. Cool? also, yes. A smokeless bonfire pit!
Shop My Gift Ideas for Guys Over $100
Gift Ideas for Guys Under $100
Modal PJ Pants – the comfiest material evah!
Leather Belt – Chris has this and it’s really nice for under $75
Vintage Map – I have a thing with maps, the older the better. Under $20 and tons of options!
Magnetic Bottle Opener – catches the bottle caps. Classic for any house or garage!
Beard Balm Sampler – kind of like a little lotion sampler but for beards 😉
Grown-Up Lunch Box – under $15 and not GINORMOUS like some of the other lunch boxes for men I’ve seen.
Charging Wallet – this wallet charges your phone. Kind of want for myself!
Portable Bluetooth Speaker – a super affordable option to keep in the car for golf, sports practices, tailgating, camping, picnics, etc.
Himalayan Salt Plate – just when I thought my kitchen gear collection was complete… proven wrong. Perfect for the gourmet guy!
23 and Me DNA Kit – my mom got this for Chris last Christmas and we were so surprised with the results! A fun & interesting gift for guys of any age.
Vintage Nintendo NES – ok, this isn’t actually vintage, but what guy wouldn’t want a throwback Nintendo game system?
UGG Scuff Slippers – this is a gift my husband would NEVER buy himself but I know he’d love. I am obsessed with my UGG slippers!
Monogram Glasses – the initial is a nice touch but we really love the shape of the lip on these glasses.
Soundbar – soundbars can be REALLY expensive but this one is under $80 and has almost 5,000 reviews!
Shop My Gift Ideas for Guys Under $100
Unique, Non-Material Gift Ideas for Guys
- A pass for skipping bedtime duty with the kids 😉
- A donation to a non-profit or charity close to his heart on his behalf
- A date night out 🙂
- Tickets to a concert or sporting event
- A custom framed piece of art or photo of something sentimental – if you’re in STL, get 50% off custom framing here
- Car wash membership for the year