by Jessica Pigza
From husbands to sons, fathers to grandfathers and everyone in between, buying for the men in our lives can be tricky. I don’t know about you but I like to buy gifts that are both practical and fun but it’s hard, especially if that man isn’t too forthcoming with what kinds of things they like. I’m always looking for clever ideas which is why I combed through the internet, asked our amazing team, and of course asked the main man in my life, my husband Nate for their suggestions on what they’d like to find under the tree Christmas morning. Below I’ve compiled their suggestions plus a few others I found in the hopes that it may help you scratch a few names off your shopping list.
If your guy is a cold brew fanatic, he can easily make his own at home with the Takeya Cold Brew Beverage Maker. This cold brew maker comes in a 32 oz or 64 oz size and comes in either black, gray, or white. I didn’t realize that cold brew coffee can actually taste better than traditional brewing methods and this makes it super easy. Once brewed, concentrated coffee can be kept fresh in Takeya’s airtight Cold Brew Coffee Maker for up to two weeks and can actually be used for both hot and iced coffees.
Last year I took the advice of our Men’s Gift Guide and bought my husband some Apple Airpods but I opted for the Pro version because of their noise-canceling feature. A year later he’s still telling me how much he loves them! He works from home and is on the phone most of the time and the noise-canceling feature is perfect for letting him talk with clients while blocking out the background noise of the kids. Plus they act as hearing protection while he’s listening to music or his favorite podcast while doing yard work. They were super easy to use and connect and the case not only provides a place to store and protect them but acts as their charging station.
This was so popular last year we decided to include it again. Wohven is a monthly subscription service where you can select from either solid or graphic tees, crew or V neck. This is a fun idea where you can cancel at any time meaning you can choose to do only a few months or even a whole year plus. Simply choose which subscription you want, then sit back and watch the stylish basics roll in every month. Check out some of their past designs on their website.
For the guy who wants to keep an eye on things or maybe wants to add a little extra security to the home, these cameras from Wayze are perfect! With these cameras, he’ll be able to live stream in HD straight to his phone and record video to their network cloud without a subscription. They are also super budget-friendly. They are able to record continuously or set up to be motion activated. They work with Alexa and Google Assistant and have a 4.6 out of 5 Amazon rating with over 25,000 reviews.
If he loves to learn new things then why not give the gift of classes taught by leaders in their industry all from the comforts of home with MasterClass. MasterClass offers 90+ classes across a variety of categories, including business and leadership, photography, cooking, writing, acting, music, sports, and more. Every class has been designed to be accessible for people with little to no experience and advanced students alike. With new classes launching regularly, they can learn practical skills, ignite new passions, and get everyday wisdom. Plus they are offering a 2 for 1 holiday special now thru December 28th.
We aren’t the only ones spending less time in shoes these days so why not treat the man in your life to a nice, new pair of comfortable and supportive slippers. The Walkhero Slippers have moisture-wicking velvet lining and fuzzy insoles making them really cozy and the durable non-slip rubber sole provides excellent traction and stability for all surfaces and terrains. So whether he’s wearing them around the house or out to check the mail, his feet will feel supported. Some colors and sizes are on backorder so double-check that your selections will arrive in time when placing your order.
This Gerber Multi-Plier 600 is perfect for the handy guy or anyone who just wants to be prepared. Its solid steel construction makes it extremely durable and its limited lifetime warranty ensures he’ll have it for the long haul. This particular model boasts 14 different tools including their patented one-hand opening Multi-Plier. When folded up, this tool has an ultra-slim design making it perfect for carrying around or even keeping in the car.
Give the gift of a massage with the Renphro Rechargeable Hand Held Deep Massager. This handheld massager comes with five interchangeable head attachments plus it’s cordless and rechargeable. It’s perfect to use on your feet, calves, shoulders, neck, and back, absolutely anywhere he needs some deep tissue relief. The full charge lasts about 140 minutes so there’s really no reason why you both couldn’t enjoy this gift and use it to relax sore and tense muscles, right?
Perfect for the guy who enjoys a little friendly competition, Hookey by Elite Sportz is a fun and easy game that actually the whole family can enjoy. Each set includes 6 black rings, 6 red rings, 14 hooks, and 1 hanging board plus directions for multiple game variations. Plus it can easily be enjoyed outside, in the basement game room, or even the mancave. It’s super easy to hang and even more fun to play.
If you want a gift that’s truly unique try Mancrates! They offer a variety of unique gifts, most of which arrive in a small crate making them even more fun to receive. With tons of options and many different price points, you’re sure to find the perfect gift. Crate sections include the Whiskey Appreciation Gift Crate, a Grill Master Crate, a Keto Snake Crate, and even a Beard Wrangler Mini Crate. There are so many options to choose from the hardest part may be picking just one! Right now they have a buy one, get one promotion going on using the code CRATE50. Just be sure to check the website for promo details.
While I still think experiences are an amazing gift, current situations make those a little harder to pull off but that doesn’t mean impossible. You can still create fun experiences that don’t cost a lot and create lasting memories. Take advantage of outdoor activities where you won’t be around a lot of people, set up a backyard movie theater experience if your weather permits, order takeout/delivery from your favorite restaurant and set up a fun dining experience at home. There are lots of options out there, they just may take a little more creativity to get to but I promise it’s can be worth it.