We love spoiling our favorite man of the house! Men, no matter their particular interests and hobbies, are generally a pain in the butt to shop for. But there’s a skill to choosing gifts for men that’ll help you select something the guy in your life might actually like—and that he hasn’t already gone out and bought for himself. Braun is the type who buys what he needs as it comes to him so he tends to be difficult to surprise!
It’s no mystery that I love giving gifts that are useful and will be loved for years down the road. But this list is more about variety and has a little bit of something for every type of guy on it. So choose your “WOW” gift and then supplement it with some of the smaller, everyday items!
Plus, there are also some items that would be perfect for his stocking.
I used to never know what to get for Braun’s stocking but over the years I’ve learned a thing or two. Tweezers are the type of gift you can give every year. Either they go missing, get bent, or take some other type of beating! I like to pair them with a nice set of nail clippers (toe and finger), or a mini Maglite (perfect for keeping in the glovebox – so handy!).
And make sure you wrap them! It makes the gift opening last a lot longer and let’s be honest, stockings are the best part of Christmas.
Even if you feel like your guys has everything he could possibly want, you can’t show up empty-handed on Christmas morning — even if he swears he doesn’t want anything this year (yeah, right). So picking something on the rare, experiential, or super thoughtful side is the way to go for a truly good gift for him.
However daunting the task might seem as we head into the holiday season, believe me, it can be done. Seriously. Whether you’re searching for a great gift idea for a husband, a dad, a boyfriend, or any other man who’d appreciate something unique and thoughtful. These are some of the best gifts to get your guy, from sneakers and earbuds to obsess over when he finds them under the Christmas tree!
Portable Computer Charger
This portable computer charger has saved both Braun and I's booty multiple times. We use them every single day and it holds so much power and charges quick! If your husband uses a laptop, he will use this. Promise!
I bought this for myself and Braun totally copied me and got his own. It is an external hard drive that fits in the palm of your hand. It is a single state hard drive so there are no moving parts inside of it which means its less likely to break and lose 14,598,745 pictures and that's always a good thing.
I hate cords all over the place and Braun does too. These have sticky backs and you can stick them to the back of your nightstand and it always holds your cords in place. Luckily this is a 16 pack so you can benefit from his Christmas gift too.
I have probably linked you to this speaker no less than 40 times over the course of my blog. IT IS AWESOME. It is basically an indestructible speaker... it can get totally wet, filled with sand, fall out of a car... etc etc. It withstands it all and is SO LOUD. Fits inside cup holders so I find myself snatching it for our park outings and goes along with us in the RZR too!
Take him back to the '80s with a retro-inspired NES system that comes loaded with only the best video games: Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., Zelda, and more. If you're my age (35) then chances are you and/or your husband grew up on these games. And sometimes it's nice to take a walk down memory lane and prove that you still know all the tricks in Mario Brothers.
This is the jacket that will keep your guy insulated from the frigid-cold winds of deep winter that does double duty as a heavy-duty waterproof down coat. It comes with plenty of pockets to stash his belongings and protect his hands, too. Plus, it's slim enough that he can wear it to work and not look like he's hiking the frigid tundra!
The ultimate in coolers, the YETI Roadie will be you (and your husband's) newest adventure accessory. It keeps your ice icy thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation. It's certified Bear-Resistant - armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler can take a beating!
Once upon a time, Braun and I went to Nordstrom and he proceeded to spray and spray about 40 different colognes onto those little annoying papers and then proceeded to weed out his least favorites until he settled on THIS. It smells SO GOOD. I know you and your husband will love it.
Just the best travel neck brace...er...travel pillow out there! Really though, we just got off a 26 hour flight and you bet we both had one of these! They hold your neck perfecty upright (yet comfy), you won't even have a chance of waking up on your neighbors shoulder!
Just the greatest pillow of all time. I recommend the high loft plush. This pillow never gets flat.. it always stays bouncy and is so cool. You'll never want another. Also, if bringing this around Thailand for 2 weeks doesn't tell you how much I love this thing, I don't know what will... i'ts THAT good!
Finally a store that has the new AirPods in stock! Braun may be waking up Christmas morning to these and I am so excited to give them to him! He tested out his friends in Thailand and apparently the noise cancelling portion is a game changer.
What do you say about socks?! Well, they are super popular around this household and they're on sale. They don't fall down into your shoes and they squeeze ya in all the right places. Or you can give the ultimate gift and go the subscription route! Choose socks or underwear for your guy and decide how often new ones get shipped to him: monthly or quarterly. Stance will get to know your guy and his preferences OR he can take control and pick his own pairs! That way every time a new pair arrives, it will feel like Christmas for him all over again!
This has got to be one of our favorites because it has come in handy so many places! The kids have their Cinemood but Braun and I use this and it's awesome! It can be plugged in anywhere and your apple tv or Firestick can also be attached. Perfect for when you want to project on a wall or a sheet when camping! It also has a built-in speaker or you can purchase the one above and create your own outdoor theater!
We have had these same headphones for years and they are so great for traveling! The noise cancelling level can be adjusted based on your preference and they are comfy as can be. Comes in Black or Silver!
The gift that will be his favorite. Lube!! This is my favorite lube and its actually GOOD for you! I prefer the oil based as I feel like it lasts longer but both are great! Use code "TARA15" for 15% off your entire order.