2017 Holiday Gift Guide: for the men

Hey hey! How are you? I hope your week is going well so far. We’re back in Valdosta and getting back into the school, work, chore, life shuffle. The good news is that I think that we all ended up sticking with east coast time for the most part, so hopefully getting going this morning isn’t the worst thing in the world.

I’m SO excited about the holiday season, especially since I don’t have to sneakily listen to Pentatonix Christmas music anymore. I can blast that ish all.day.long. We have quite a few fun events on the horizon, and thanks to Cyber Weekend shopping, I’m pretty much done with the gift purchases. There’s only one person left… let’s all take a wild guess who it could be.

Why is it impossible to shop for guys?!

I scoured the internets and did some brainstorming, and here are some of the ideas I came up with for this holiday season. I’d love to hear what you’re getting the men in the family this year! 

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Clothes and accessories:

button up

Button-up shirt. I feel like you can never have too many and they make an easy, classic gift.

Ribbed sweater

Everyday jeans. These are the Pilot’s fave and they fit him perfectly. (My favorite brand right now, too.)

Lightweight Patagonia

Lightweight Patagonia quarter zip. This is perfect for chilly nights!

Low-top sneakers (the Pilot has a similar pair and wears them constantly)

Warm coat or blazer

Stitch Fix for Men! The Pilot has been using it for a while now and he appreciates the convenience and ability to try new things without having to physically shop hahah. You can check out his review here!

Suede slippers

New sunglasses


Video games and techie stuff:

An Apple watch or Fitbit

The new Call of Duty for Playstation 4.

Wireless speaker. We bought one of these for P’s birthday party and have been using it constantly! It’s also perfect for garage gym workouts. 😉

Noise-canceling headphones


Food and brew:

Bottle of amazing whiskey or whiskey tasting set. Vom Fass has the BEST.

Ginger beer making kit with copper mugs

Pour over coffee maker

cocktail shaker

Airplane cocktail shaker

Make your own hot sauce

Munchies cookbook

bourbon dispenser

Bourbon dispenser. Such a fun addition to a home office!

Monogrammed steak branding and cutting board

steak branding


A tech tee

A lightweight jacket or sweater for outdoor runs

Athletic socks and athletic boxers

Running shorts (these are the Pilot’s absolute fave)

Brooks running shoes

Brooks or New Balance sneakers

Bluetooth headphones (<— the best. On sale right now!)

Stocking stuffers:

Mini bottles of his favorite vodka or whiskey (the Pilot is super into martinis, so I’m doing a small bottle of Tito’s, vermouth, and giant green olives)

His favorite candy

bottle breacher

Bottle breacher. I’m pretty sure I include these in my gift guide every year because they’re a HUGE hit. They’re bottle openers made by military Veterans from 50 caliber bullets.


Meat thermometer

Personalized photo coasters. We ordered some of these for a party favor for recent get-together and everyone loved them. They’re extremely well-made and you can customize with any pic or logo.

Head to World Market to stock up on some of his favorite international candies and treats + mini sausages, cheese, Nutella, and crackers


Whiskey and leather man candle. I kind of want to order this just to see what it smells like!

Skincare and shaving goodies.

A silk tie

Bacon chapstick because bacon.

What are you picking up for the guys in your family? 

Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya soon!



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  1. Nicole @ Bento Momentos on November 28, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Ginger beer making kit… I think that one will be the winner for my SO!

  2. Nikki on November 28, 2017 at 7:20 am

    What a great list! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Debbie on November 28, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I LOVE your gift guides! Especially the ones for the guys…I actually looked at some of your previous years posts last week 🙂

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I’m seriously trying to figure out what to get my BF. That bacon chapstick sounds like a fun gag gift!

  5. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on November 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Men are always the hardest to shop for! Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

  6. Katie on November 28, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Gina, I read a ton of holiday gift guides and I just wanted to say that you did a stellar job! Great recommendations!! Thank you for the blog and Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🙂

  7. Jayme on November 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you for this, Gina! I was stuck on my husband’s stocking and now I have some direction! These guides are great! <3

  8. Tracy on November 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    My daughter is simple & fun to shop for (finished!), but my husband & 3 sons are soooo difficult! Thanks for the great ideas!

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