2018 Gift Guide for Him

This is a gift guide for the husband, boyfriend, brother, best friend, Uncle, or Dad on your list. It can be so hard to shop for men, and there are lots of holiday gift ideas in this post!

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Hi friends! Holiday gift guides are officially here! I know that many of you have blitzed through your holiday shopping, but for those of you who are still looking for the perfect gifts, I hope that these guides help to provide some fun ideas for every price point. I figured I’d start off the fun with my gift guide for guys! It’s SO hard to shop for men, so I rounded up some of the best gifts I’ve found online for that hard-to-shop-for dude. I always look forward to sharing gift guides each year – we all know how much I like online shopping – and I love the opportunity to get and share ideas with all of you. Please share any awesome guy gifts you’ve found in the comments section of the post!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 For Him. This is a gift guide for the husband, boyfriend, brother, best friend, Uncle, or Dad on your list. It can be so hard to shop for men, and there are lots of holiday gift ideas in this post! fitnessista.com


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For the guy who hates shopping for himself but appreciates good fashion:

A classic half-zip pullover

A new watch.

Classic blazer (on sale).

New dress shirt.

A bomber jacket.

Casual boots.

Low-top sneakers.

Counterman set.

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For the grillmaster:

Monogrammed steak brand and cutting board.

Cast iron grill press.

Himalayan salt block with handle cut-outs.

Grill Daddy cleaning brush.

Ultimate burger bomb set.

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For the foodie:

A bacon crate.

A sous vide.

A sushi making kit.

A spiralizer.

On the Rocks set.

A Nespresso.

A Hedley & Bennett apron.

A kombucha brewing kit.

DIY bacon kit.

Truffle salt.

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For the fit dude:

The best wireless headphones.

This half-zip from Under Armour.

An Apple watch or Fitbit.

A lightweight tech tee.

For when it’s impossible to get him to wear “real clothes” because he loves athletic clothes so much.

APL sneakers.

Experience gifts:

Treat him to a massage appointment.

Book tickets to a sporting event or a comedian you know hell love.

Plan an entire surprise day date. Take him hiking and pack a little picnic (if its not freezing!), check out a new local brewery, try a wine tasting excursion, hit golf balls at the driving range, etc.

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For the dad/uncle/anyone else on your list that’s tricky to shop for:

Quiet comfort headphones.

Jogger pajama pants.

A Bottle Breacher. I feel like I’ve given one of these to every guy in our family, and they’re always a huge hit.

A bluetooth speaker.

Grillfather apron

A funny shirt.

A couch bowl. This is genius for that late-night cereal snacker.

Just to spice up this year’s gift guides, I’ll be throwing occasional surprise giveaways featuring an item from the list. Leave a comment below, and a lucky winner will receive a half-zip from Under Armour to gift to a lucky guy. 🙂 I’ll announce the winners for this week’s gift guide giveaways next Monday.

For a bonus entry, leave a comment on my latest IG post.



Amazing graphics by Julia at Luminous Lines

* None of the above items are sponsored, and companies are not able to purchase spots on my gift guides. These are all items I genuinely think would make awesome gifts! Some affiliate links are included, which don’t affect purchase price, but enable me to earn a small kickback I use towards the cost of keeping the blog up and running. xo

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  1. Christina on December 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amanda Caston on December 4, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    If I get him one of your awesome grill accessories then I’ll get dinner too! BOGO for the win!!

  3. Loreen on December 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Guys are so hard to buy for without breaking the bank! Thanks for some ideas.

  4. Amanda on December 5, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Thank you for the fabulous list of ideas!!

  5. Katherine on December 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Ha! I’m totally getting that couch bowl for my boyfriend.

  6. Angela on December 5, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    What a great gift guide!! SO excited!

  7. Stephanie Woods on December 5, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    The couch bowl is genius!

  8. Maggie C on December 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Ha my husband would love the couch bowel! Love this gift guide

  9. ErikaMC on December 5, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    My husband is hard to shop for because whatever he wants he will just go ahead and buy. That couch bowl would be perfect though and something that would be used just about every night. Why is cereal so good at night?!

  10. Jenn on December 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I love that it’s not just a bowl, it’s a couch bowl. Vinyl records tend to go over well in my house when I’m out of ideas.

  11. Beckie Scott on December 6, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Love your gift guides!! So many new ideas and things to choose from, thank you for taking the time to compile this!

  12. Emily on December 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    These are great ideas! My husband is hard to shop for so i always appreciate some fresh ideas!

  13. Whitney on December 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Great ideas–would love to be able to gift my hubby that UA half-zip! 🙂

  14. Angela on December 7, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Always love the gift guides!!

  15. Laura on December 7, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Great guide!

  16. Em on December 7, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the ideas!

  17. Sarah D on December 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Love that half zip, perfect for my dad!

  18. Deborah G. on December 8, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    What a great list of ideas! My man is so hard to shop for!

  19. Abbie Colclasure on December 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    This gift guide is great!

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