Gift This // Not That :: Christmas Gift Ideas For Men
Before I even start this post, if you really want the sad but honest truth on gift ideas for men or a perfect gift guide for men.... go back in my archives and check out my Valentine's Day Gift Guide. Men are just real simple.
For Christmas this year, CB and I got each other tickets to a two day music festival in Dallas as our gifts to each other. With that said, we both wanted to have something for the other to open on Christmas, so we are doing stocking stuffers this year and we set a $50 limit. I've been searching high and low on Pinterest for gift guides for dudes, but I have had zero luck finding anything helpful. And then I remembered oh yeah, I have a blog, I should be doing these lists.
So I decided to make a dude gift guide for you today. But it is a little different. I took several of the ideas I saw on Pinterest and offered way better (IMO!) suggestions for about the same price. I asked CB for his opinion on these too, so this is actually backed by a dude. Although he insisted that all every dude wants is a Cabela's gift card............
I saw many gift guides that suggested very, very expensive "briefcases". Unless you're dating a J.Crew model (and if you are, bravo to you) I would opt for the GoPro instead. They can take it fishing, camping, golfing, hunting... whatever it is they like to do.... and re-watch the OMGGreatestCatchEverrrrrr, over and over again.
I saw a lot of gift guides that suggested getting your boyfriend boxers for Christmas. Maybe it is because I've only been with my man for less than a year, but that seems odd to me at this point in our relationship. For $18 get you underwear, wrap it and put it in his stocking instead!
Engraved flasks are a nice thought, but when will they ever use it? The next time they find themselves stuck in that pesky 1920s Prohibition Era? Scratch the flask off your list and get him a nice bottle of whiskey from a local distillery! The brand above is just right down the street from me in Fort Worth, Texas!
I see books and calendars about bacon being gifted all the time. You know where things like that go? A junk drawer before they eventually find themselves in the trashcan or at the goodwill. For 8 bucks, just cook the man up some actual bacon instead.
From my dating experience, the mom generally buys him a nice button down shirt or two for Christmas. Instead, for the same price, get him a jersey from his favorite football team!
May I be so bold as to recommend #82 from the Dallas Cowboys?
I think every gift guide I saw had a shaving kit listed. In the event that your man already owns an electric razor, which doesn't even require shaving cream, ditch the novelty (and quite expensive) shaving kit and put that money toward a StubHub Gift Card.
Is there anything you've seen on gift guides that you thought was totally ridiculous?
What are you planning on getting your man for Christmas??