The guys of DW shared some of their top gift ideas with us last week. Today I share a few of mine, plus some from fellow (female) DW readers, as well as a bunch of stocking-stuffer ideas, after the jump.
If he likes looking all manly-like (or YOU like him looking all manly-like) and being cozy and warm and comfy and stylish too: O‘Neill Men’s Glacier Plaid Flannel Shirt.
During our annual Black-Friday-Let’s-Update-Drew’s-Wardrobe-With-a-Few-New-Essential-Pieces shopping spree recently, I picked out this plaid flannel shirt and I’m pretty sure it immediately became drew’s very favorite item in his closet. He has worn it several times and even carefully washed it himself in cold water and hung it up to dry before his distracted and sometimes idiotic wife could accidentally throw it in with underwear and shrink it in a hot water wash, not that that has EVER happened, of course. Also, it’s really soft and makes me want to pet him.
If he’s crazy enough to run outside even when it’s like 9 degrees and snowing: Under Armour Men’s ColdGear Evo Long Sleeve Compression Shirt and/or Under Armour Compression Leggings (and assorted accessories like a hoodie and gloves).
If he’s crazy enough to do all that cold running, he’ll want to record his miles (and speed, distance, pace, and calories) with the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch.
Plus, it tells time (since it’s, you know, a watch).
If he likes to drink beer on the go: Brew 2 Go Double Wall Insulated Acrylic Beer Tumbler
Like the ever-popular wine tumbler I’ve included on the women’s gift guide, the beer tumbler makes it possible to easily tote wine to the beach, on a walk, to the park, etc., which is like the next best thing to having a beer IV drip.
If he likes food trucks and road trips and cooking: Food Truck Road Trip–A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast.
I mean, duh!
If he’s sexy and likes martinis: Ice Free Stainless Steel Martini Glass.
Because it’s sexy… and it’s for martinis. And it keeps the drink cold without watering it down with ice. Which is sexy.
If he’s into hygiene (or you want him to be) and skin-care and looking and feeling great: Baxter of California Shower Kit.
I started getting California of Baxter skin care products for Drew a few years ago on the recommendation of my gay bestie, and Drew has been hooked ever since. He says the products make him feel like he’s spent time at a spa. Ooh! That’s also a good gift for your guy: a spa day. Guys like pampering, too.
If he needs new snow boots: Sorel snow boots
A holdover from last year’s gift guide, I got these for Drew two years ago after he started wrapping his shoes in plastic bags when it snowed, and he said they are among his favorite gifts ever. He loves them so much that he wears them as soon as the temps dip below 40. When I showed him the first draft of this gift guide, he said, “Where are my boots?! Those things are awesome!” Here they are, here they are!
Recommendations from (female) DW readers:
Automatic Smart Driving Assistant
“I bought this gadget for my boyfriend, who never raves about anything, and he adores it. It’s called Automatic, which retails for about $99 but goes on sale semi-frequently to $75 (when we bought it). It’s fun and useful, turning driving into almost a game.”
Lake Girl recommends:
Toms for Movember Grey Wool Mens Paseos
“Just ordered these for my son-in-law who grows a (creepy) mustache every November. Subtle, stylish, and supports a good cause.”
Doctor Who Deluxe 12′ Scarf
I love geek wear that pays homage to tv-shows or characters but at the same time can function as relatively normal clothing.
ASOS T-Shirt With Oversized Fit And Roll Sleeve
Never underestimate the power of a plain t-shirt. My older brother likes them thin and with loose necklines.
For family gatherings you’ll actually look forward to, Munchkin is a role playing-flavored game that’s easy to learn and lots of fun. My boyfriend and I love it, and I’m certain my brother will too.
Stelton EM Press Coffee Maker, 8 cups
This coffee press is masculine and functional, and I just love this design so much. Plus now that’s he’s got a coffee press I can get him a coffee grinder for his birthday. WIN.
Selected Ditsy Floral Print In Slim Fit
My boyfriend’s a Ginger so color schemes can sometimes be a bit hard; this shirt is fun and good for dressing both up and down.
Stoner by John Williams.
This book is destined to be a new classic and is insanely hip among the European hipster crowd. It’s a moving tale of a man who lives his life resigned to his fate, written in beautiful prose. I’ve done a book review here.
Dollar Shave Club
“Last year I gave a few of the men in my family a year’s supply (every other month) of the 4X razor, Shave Butter, and Post Shave lotion from the Dollar Shave Club. The Dollar Shave Club delivers the items through the mail so you don’t have to go to the store, and their blades are cheaper than any drug store’s and last many shaves. This year I have been asked to give the same gift again! (I also use their razors, Shave Butter, and Post Shave lotion, and I can’t recommend them enough!).
Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags
Bourbon Bacon Caramel Corn