• 2018 Mens Gift Guide

    mens gift guide

    It’s time to get a move on with the holiday shopping  – where did the time  go? If you’re anything like me you have men in your family who are incredibly difficult to shop for.. talking to you Dad! As much as gift giving is stressful it’s also incredibly fun. I love seeing their faces or reactions in hopes of giving something they really wanted or needed (maybe unknowingly). Here is my 2018 Mens Gift Guide and roundup. I really tried to find a lot of fantastic gifts with comparable pricing so you’re not always paying for the label. Also – I don’t like to say go a size down or up. The men in your life all wear various sizes and have different preferences when it comes to shoes/tees/pants/etc. ASK them what they prefer and always save your receipts.




    Whether he likes to carry a backpack or a satchel, I found so many at some really great prices. I love a man in some great shades, but depending on face shape it can be tricky with the sizing and proportions. My face is so narrow I always have to have my sunglasses tightened – so again, save those receipts and the store will do it for you. Cuff links are also an excellent gift if your guy likes getting fancy or wears nice clothing on regular occasions. Last year I got Charlie a personalized watch box – and it was such a hit!



    Athletic Wear

    This is another category that never fails to disappoint. Even though I’m always worried about matching or looking cute in the gym (silly I know) Charlie especially loves a yearly refresh of gym wear regardless of matching. These joggers are 26$ and come in a variety of colors, such a deal!

    Gadgets Galore

    Know a guy who loves fun gadgets or techy gifts? Naturally since Charlie is a pilot I gave him a drone last year – and of course he has yet to use it, go figure. I have two Alexa gadgets in the house and LOVE them so much! We gave one to my father in law last year and he thinks it’s the coolest thing since sliced bread. Now if I could get MY dad to use one it’d be nothing short of a miracle. He did, however, send his first photo text to me the other day and felt super accomplished. The man still has a flip phone yall! Also consider these touch screen gloves for easy cold weather phone navigating.

    Before we moved, I had a serious problem with my packages getting stolen. Having a Ring doorbell has been hugely helpful not only so I can yell at people through it but also to take a look outside through the app when I’m not home. I highly recommend it!


    In the Kitchen/Storage

    Does he like to cook, or do you wish he would (haha)? I personally do not cook enough, although I am slowly trying to be better about that. If I could survive the day on coffee alone, I probably would. I’ve got my eye on a new coffee maker and maybe your guy does too. I’ve heard good things about the new Keurig system! Also – where were we before Yeti and similar products? I found a Yeti 45 and an Engel 65 cooler on Amazon, the Engel is slightly bigger and costs 20$ less.




    All the men in my family love shoes – not as much as me – but giving a nice pair of shoes or even slippers is always a home run! Some prefer slip ons while others have a lifelong love with moccasins (Dad).



    Skincare for Men

    Just about every dude in my family is “too manly” for skincare until they don’t know what they’re missing. I LOVE the Kiehl’s and Jack Black products for men: even my super anti-anything girly brother uses the stuff I get him every year, which says A LOT. The Kiehl’s energizing face wash is fantastic for an extra morning boost and helps them get ready to tackle their day. If they do a lot of traveling, a dopp kit or shower set is always excellent paired with a cleansing tool. All that travel is not friendly on the pores and I guarantee they’ll fall in love with how squeaky clean they feel after using this.




    The fleece and teddy looks are back again this year and snugglier than ever – yes! Charlie has remarked a few times on some of my fleece pullovers so he’s totally getting one of his own this year. I’ve also included some great warm accessories for winter.




    1. Kathryn
      November 12, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Oh my gosh, there are so many good picks for my husband!!

    2. Hannah G Becker
      November 12, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      What a great gift guide, Tara! My spouse is SOOOOOOOO hard to shop for, so I absolutely love this!!! I hadn’t thought about skincare products for Christmas – that’s a GREAT idea. Thanks so much for putting this together. You seriously just made my holiday shopping 100 times easier.

    3. November 12, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      These are great ideas! My husband has been dropping hints about an apple watch lol but i sure bet he wouldnt mind upgrading our espresso machine either haha

    4. November 13, 2018 / 12:32 am

      omg this is reminding me i have to start doing christmas shopping for my bf ahhhhhh! he is legit the hardest person to shop for ever.

    5. November 13, 2018 / 12:52 am

      This is such an awesome mens’ gift guide!! I love the teddy bear coat and the olive green joggers!

      cute & little

    6. November 13, 2018 / 6:54 am

      I wish my hubby would want me to get him clothes but nope…no go haha. Though he’s one that would want all the gadgets and gizmos a plenty!

    7. November 13, 2018 / 8:56 am

      I see many items my boyfriend would love to have!

    8. November 13, 2018 / 11:22 am

      Thanks for these suggestions!

    9. November 13, 2018 / 11:47 am

      I really love the cardigans such a great gift for my boyfriend

    10. November 13, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      This is a great gift guide! My husband reviewed it and all of the things were things he thought would be great gifts!

    11. Delia Atenea
      November 13, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      OK so the coffee maker I’ll be needed for me! HAHAHA but Hubby can totally use some new aviators! This gift guide is gonna be a lot of help when I actually sit down and buy his gift! Thank you!

    12. November 13, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      I swear guys are the hardest to shop for. Last year I bought my dad a pair of cozy house slippers and stuffed them with his favorite snacks and he loved them!

    13. adriana
      November 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

      These are SUCH awesome gift ideas! Love them and can’t wait to shop them!

    14. November 14, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      what a great gift guide! I have no clue what to get my friend! but these are so great things!! he is simple

    15. Jordyn
      November 16, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Men can be SO hard to shop for. I love the idea of stocking up my husband on skincare. I also like to give cozy outerwear and love your stylish suggestions <3

    16. November 16, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      This selection is so good I love it

    17. Stephanie
      November 16, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Both my dad and my fiancé are so tricky to shop for, but this is such an extensive guide that I just may be able to find things that suit them both! Glad you shared it 🙂

    18. adriana
      November 17, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Soo many great picks! I love those wireless earbuds!

    19. November 26, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      What a great gift guide! my husband would love all the items off this list!

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