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Gift Ideas For Guys From A Guy

Gifts for Guys

I spent most of yesterday doing some power Christmas shopping because even though there are a few more weeks before the big day, I’d like to be able to enjoy that time more and stress less. Luckily my nephew Scott is helping us out today with some of the hardest people to buy for on our lists…the guys!

By the way, this list works for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations — you name it! And if you’re having a hard time coming up with the perfect birthday message for a guy, I’ve got you covered with my post on birthday wishes for sons and birthday wishes for husbands — just grab one and make it your own!

Scott writes…..

Hey everyone…I’m back for my annual “Gifts for Guys” post. My aunt Jill knows I take this post very seriously and feel the weight of responsibility lying on my shoulders knowing women across the globe will be reading my suggestions. I’m writing this for the moms, sisters, mother-in-laws, wives, fiancées, girlfriends, etc. who are looking for help with DIY gift ideas that they are hoping will be a hit on Christmas morning. I realize every guy is different, but I’m confident that this year’s TOP 10 Recommendations will apply universally!

10 Gift Ideas For Guys

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1. Ladder Grabber

The ideal place holder for your ladders. If you’re like me, you lean your ladders up against the wall….  and then they fall on your car (yes that happened to me, thanks to my 3 year old!) Ladder Grabber ends these catastrophes and keeps your garage more organized.

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2. Mission Belt

Known as “the belt that changed the belt,” Mission Belt is a genius way of making the belt more functional. Forget about holes and judging your waist size anymore. Mission Belt will transform your man’s belt game to the next level. Trust me they will love you for it! 

gift ideas for guys

3. Car Wash certificates

At my local car wash they have an unlimited monthly pass which is great for busy schedules. You can get your car washed whenever you please and don’t have to worry about the weather ruining it!

gift ideas for guys

4. SoulKix

This brand allows you to put your personality on your footwear. I have about 10 different pairs of these now. You are able to custom design shoes with his favorite team, superhero, significant other… ANYTHING. They just introduced their kids line too, so maybe get the whole family some matching kix! 

gift ideas for guys

5. Stance socks

Best socks on the planet. Amen. I can’t get enough of these things. Their ever-increasing catalog and current updates are sure to help you find something special for the man in your life.

gift ideas for guys

6. Music

I have always had a passion for music, and I always will. There’s a lot of debate about which service is better, Spotify v. Apple Music. Whatever the preference, the gift of music is the way to a man’s heart. Whether you get him a subscription to one of these streaming services, buy him a nostalgic vinyl, or even get him an iTunes gift card, you simply can’t go wrong.

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7. Sporting event/concert tickets

Very few men I know would refuse tickets to see their favorite sports team play or to attend a concert of their favorite band. If your guy isn’t into sports or live shows, what are some of his other favorite activities or hobbies? Give him the opportunity to do what he loves.

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8. Rockwell watches & sunglasses

I love this brand. Some of the best gear, watches, and sunglasses you can find.  In fact, my Rockwell sunglasses are the best pair of sunglasses I’ve ever owned.  I mean that. Have a look! Use the coupon code SCOTT20 for a 20% discount! 

Gifts for Guys

9. Phone chargers

I have a charger for every device in every place in my life. Whether it be the office, home, or in the car, you can never have too many places to re-charge. This is one that I have found is most reliable!

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10. His favorite cereal

Yep, you heard me. Boxes of his favorite cereal.  Whether it’s Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, whatever…he’ll love it. It keeps him young. Or at least young at heart. ;-)


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11. Children’s books

Give your man a reason to spend some quality time with the kids. Our kids enjoy reading books, especially when Dad reads them. Here are a few of my favorites:

Lilly Stargazer and the Light in the Jar: My little girl is in love with this one. It teaches kids an extremely valuable lesson that sometimes the things you love most are the things you must set free. 

Jillee Bean and the One Good Thing: I’m not just saying this because Jill is my aunt. It is an absolute treasure to read with my kids. The illustrations by Samantha Hollister are amazing and the moral of the story helps kids in spreading goodness. This is one of the best books you can find for children.  Trust me. 

The Book with No Pictures: This book is hilarious and gets my kids rolling on the floor laughing… and yes, there are no pictures. My kids will randomly quote from the book all the time. B.J. Novak (the author) has cracked the code on making books fun without needing illustrations and let their own creative minds take over.

On a side note, if there are any men out there needing ideas about what to get the special lady in their life, here’s an item that totally won over my lady!

Gifts for Guys

12. Suay towels

You won’t find a better towel. It won the heart of my wife and children immediately, and I’m sure it will do the same with yours. These turkish towels are not only stylish, but better quality than any other that I have seen. Perfect for the beach, travel, or home life. 

Good luck ladies!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Jillee’s “favorite” nephew ;-)

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  • I really like your idea of getting your guy a car wash certificate. The cool thing is that gift to the car wash is something anyone, with a car, would benefit from. I will definitely keep these gift giving tips in mind for the next time I want to get something for my husband.

  • I know my husband likes for me to purchase him clothing as gifts. The other men in my family collect watches, so they like to receive a watch for the holidays. I am always looking for other ideas though as I hate to give the same types of things all the time. Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  • Fun and awesome ideas. Wooden watches can also be a perfect gifts for guys. It’s truly unique plus it’s affordable. Try checking out ChiselTree wooden watches

    Thumbs up to your blog. I enjoy reading your posts here. Keep blogging!

  • Thanks for much for the guy to guy gift ideas. I ordered several of them for my husband who is harder and harder to buy for! I am so excited to have these great gifts for him! Merry Christmas, Jillee & Scott.

  • Yes! Those Soulkix just let me cross two tough-to-buy-for guys off my list! With gift cards so they can design their own Kix I will win Christmas. Thank you Jillee & Scott!

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