Can you believe it’s the holiday season already?! I think I’m feeling extra jolly this year because we definitely need it, am I right? I polled my followers on Instagram and they said men are the hardest to buy for (to be fair, most of my followers are women lol), so I rounded up my 11 favorite items that I have given as gifts and have been a hit. I hope you find something that fits what you’re looking for!
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You guys have most likely already seen my Maddie face mug from Type League Press but I have to mention it again because it’s just so good! You could give this mug to almost anyone in your family who loves your kid (or pet)! I’m also imagining a situation where you put your own face on it and give it to your boyfriend or girlfriend LOL. Make sure you check out this mug because it’s a huge hit.
I purchased a Minimalist Wallet from this shop on Etsy for my husband because he doesn’t like to carry a big one on just a typical day. He’s been using it for a year and it’s beautiful, high quality leather. They offer personalization but I didn’t get it because that’s not his style. They also offer nice mouse pads that I think would be a special gift for someone working at home right now.
I asked my husband what his favorite gift has been that I’ve given him and he immediately said the AirPods… and honestly that’s probably my favorite gift from him as well. Yes, we both gave them to each other instead of just buying them for ourselves because that’s adulthood LOL. But for real, AirPods are so worth it. I’ve tried other earbuds, cheap and expensive, and AirPods are much superior. This is the pair we have. Another great electronic gift, especially if your husband is a reader, is the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. We both have one and read with them every night in bed. I love that you can read with or without a lamp on, the screen doesn’t hurt your eyes, and the battery lasts pretty much forever. It’s super easy to travel with and download thousands of books you have bought or borrowed from the library (like me). I have even used it by the pool and the beach and you can see the screen in the bright sun which is a huge plus as well. Apparently the newer version is now waterproof so you can use it in the pool if you’re into that… hehe.
Another awesome gift is this Yeti mug. We each got one before vacation this year and are obsessed. The size is perfect and obviously the fact that it keeps your coffee warm for hours. If you’ve ever owned a Yeti then you know their products are top quality! My husband loves the copper color and mine is pink!
Speaking of coffee, this HyperChiller is a fun and useful gift. I got one for my husband after seeing another influencer share it and he uses it every day. You can pour a fresh pot of hot coffee right into it and have ice cold coffee in less than 5 minutes. The best part is that it’s not watery. Click here to check it out on Amazon and read more about how to use it.
A fun gift that I gave my dad for Christmas last year is a stadium of his college football team you build yourself with LEGOs. This gift is so fun and personal, especially if your man likes both LEGO and sports!
Another gift I have given my dad and husband are these patent posters on Etsy. I like that this gift is really personal but also fun.
Last year for Christmas, my husband and I did a $10 stocking gift for each other so I got him this mustache comb. As much as his mustache annoys me, he still deserves a nice comb I suppose. 😉
My husband loves these wool socks and nominated them for this gift guide. He has a couple pairs he has had as long as I’ve known him. They’re super thick, warm and great quality. I have slept in them myself a few times on cold nights.
Last but not least, this gorgeous hand crafted laptop sleeve from Etsy was a gift for my husband’s birthday a few years ago. He’s been using it ever since and the leather is exceptional quality. The shipping was surprisingly quick and also free!
A fun idea for someone who “doesn’t want anything” is a magazine subscription. My dad gets my husband a yearly subscription to Consumer Reports and he really enjoys that.
You could also donate to a charity in their name, gift them a year of Amazon Prime, Spotify music, or other streaming service.
If you’re looking for more ideas from small shops on Etsy, click here for my Father’s Day Gift Guide. It’s full of gifts that are from small businesses I have purchased from and that would be perfect for Christmas too!