This is the one for the fellas. I know every guy has his own niche, but I thought I’d put together a slightly Jon Boy-esque list of gift ideas for the men in our lives. I tried to pull from all kinds of different ‘genres’ of boy things, and I’d love to know your favorite Guy Gifts as well. Let’s hear it for the boy(s)!
I can make a lot of things. I cannot, however, make a cocktail. Or popcorn for that matter. All of my cocktail recipes are the result of my fantastic husband and his mad bartender skills. We do get in a rut from time-to-time, so I’m always trying to find new recipes. This is a great gift for the bartender (or bartender who needs help) in your life!
A good, comfy pair of manly house shoes is never a bad idea. My brother loved his to the point of hole-y worship, and Jon Boy loves his when he’s not dancing around in socks + Crocs. UGGs are never a bad idea either, in my opinion. These little gems come in 3 different colors to match your guy’s eyes… or personality… or pajamas. Whatever.
My brother had one of these signs of manhood in his college apartment [very different from my Boone’s Farm bottles, by the way]. I love the dark wood stand + the way the decanter is tilted. It makes it look just a little Humphrey Bogart-esque with a little millennial twist. It’s a great gift to decorate your fella’s [or your own] bar cart.
I feel like this is really a non-gender-specific gift, but knowing Jon Boy, this is something he’d literally giggle over if he opened it on Christmas morning. It’s a portable charger for your phone that has over 500 charges available with the lithium battery according to the deets from Amazon. Everybody needs more phone juice these days, ‘m I right?
Speaking of the phones, I always like a good, sleek phone case + wallet. Mark + Graham has a great gift line that can be monogrammed to match your guy’s specific tastes. I know a ton of guys who don’t like having the bulky wallet in their tooshy, so this would be a fantastic alternative. They’re pretty good lookin’, too. The wallets… not the tooshies. Although Jon Boy’s is pretty cute…
Another Mark + Graham gift idea would be this wooden valet. I know Jon Boy is a happier guy (who am I kidding, I’m happier) when his things are all in one happy little place instead of strewn about the house. The monogram makes it a little classier and the acacia wood is just gorgeous… but in a manly way.
An alternative to the valet is this leather catchall. Jon Boy has one from Pottery Barn that he’s used for years. He chunks his change, wallet, watch, dessert mints from various restaurants, etc. into it. I’m happy because the random stuff isn’t thrown everywhere, and Jon Boy is happy because all of his random stuff is in one place. Plus, the leather and monogram are kinda precious.
This Saddle Leather line from Pottery Barn is the same line that Jon Boy’s catchall is from. I love this leather watch box because it gorgeously displays your fella’s watches so a) he can see them and b) he can see them to WEAR them. I don’t know about the guys in your life, but… outta sight, outta mind. This way, his watches stay non-dusty and also on display. The leather lining the box is a great quality, too.
Whaaaaaaaaat? A blanket? For a guy? You’re crazy, Lilly. But am I? Think about it. Wouldn’t your guy like to be warmed up, but in manly-styled way? This would be a great gift for his office or ‘man cave’ or just the living room. These are reversible, so they can change with his mood. I like that they seem very holiday-esque without having Santas and Rudolf on them.
I love these holiday coasters because they’re manly but also so cheery! I think small gifts like this last a long time and are a little more practical than some of the others you could get.
Does this one really need an explanation? NFL + Food + Beer. Winner, Winner.
Apologies for how small the image is – not sure what’s going on there. BUT! If your fella loves him some pizza + a flashback to the 90’s with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then this would be a super cute, creative ideas. This is an actual pizza cookbook that has all kinds of pizza recipes. I know Jon Boy would be super stoked about this one!
Another blast from the past gift idea: Sega Genesis in HD! The console is only about $70, and it would offer hours of flashback-to-the-90’s entertainment. It looks like the console comes installed with a few games included Mortal Kombat. I’m more interested in good ole Sonic the Hedgehog myself.
Kiehl’s has a great gift set of face wash, lip balm, cleanser, moisturizer, and shampoo + conditioner. It comes with a great little travel bag, too! I know most guys don’t want to think of themselves as having “products”, but this line is a really good set for the fellas.
Watches always make a good gift, and this little gem is only $120. That’s a pretty great price for a good quality watch. MVMT has some really sleek ones, but I love this one for its classic look.
MVMT Leather Strap Watch ($120)
Jon Boy has a pair of Swims and LOVES them! He (and every other guy I’ve known who has them) has said they’re the most comfortable shoes he’s ever owned. They breathe very, very well and are lightweight. They come in all kinds of designs and colors, too. [Amazon sometimes has them wayyyyy cheaper than Nordstrom.]
Swims Breeze Slip Ons ($130)
Cheers to the guys in our lives: husbands, brothers, daddies, sons, grandpas, coworkers, and mailmen alike. Whoever your guy is, may he feel the love this holiday season!