Sometimes I feel like guys are hard to shop for, but really, they’re not any different than women when it comes to getting gifts. Most guys like clothes, home stuff, books, and art — they just like DIFFERENT clothes, home stuff, books, and art. So really, if you pick a category off the Gift Guide for the Ladies, you can easily apply it to the men in your life!
Here are some ideas:
Books to Inspire
A seriously cool book that tells the story of a long-lost civilization now buried under the polar ice cap in Antarctica — except this is non-fiction; highly recommend! Obviously the Ultimate Star Wars (maybe paired with tickets to see the new movie coming out this month)! Or pick a topic he loves — jazz music, baseball, the Civil War — and get him a book he won’t be able to put down.
A classic, basically indestructible thermos. A messenger bag handmade from upcycled vintage Belgian mail bags and an old leather jacket, basically the coolest bag ever. A sweet phone-case-cum-pocket-square designed by Jimmy Fallon in conjunction with J.Crew. Smart-touch winter gloves from the North Face so he can text and keep his hands warm at the same time. And a travel mug wrapped in embossed leather, way cooler than your normal coffee cup.
Because men wear scarves, too.
Men like cool stuff to hang on the wall, too. Either find something he’ll love that you might actually want in your living room, or get him something he can hang in his man cave (a framed vintage record sleeve, for example, or a signed photo from his favorite athlete).
A leather catchall so he actually puts his wallet, watch, and keys where they belong (bonus: this item is from FashionABLE, so it helps women who have overcome!) A personalized beer stein for his favorite brew. The classic, must-have of all utility tools that you literally can use every day: the Leatherman. A membership to a sweet wine club, so basically a gift that lasts months (and he will probably share with you)!
Soft and Snuggly Something
A faux fur-lined trapper hat in a cool, subdued plaid. Sherpa-lined slippers with a rubber sole — the best on a cold winter morning. A fleece stadium blanket, perfect for watching sports (of both the professional and little league variety).
Same categories as my ladies gift guide, just with a slightly different spin. I hope it helps! Only two shopping weeks left!