2017 gift guide for him

Is it just me, or is it always difficult to shop for guys? I searched high and low for husband, brother, and dad-approved gifts for the men in your life this year and I hope this gift guide for him can help give you some ideas for the guys.

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Yeti
Yeti’s have been around for a while and I have heard many people sing their praises, but was reminded at how crazy hot or cold they keep your drinks when my dad brought one on a car trip and left it in the car. It was still the same temperature when we remembered it a few hours later! At a decent price-point, these make great gifts for the most difficult guy on your list.

Quarter-Zip Sweater
Will recently re-discovered a quarter-zip in his closet that he received for Christmas last year and has been wearing it non-stop! I think it is safe to say that this one is husband approved. Also, everyone looks good in a quarter-zip.

Dopp Kit/Travel Toiletry Bag
I have bags on bags on bags when I travel – a bag for makeup, a bag for toiletries, a bag for my nighttime routine, a bag for jewelry, etc, etc. While I may have more stuff to carry than the men in my life, I think a Dopp kit (toiletry bag) would be just as useful for those things that seem to wander around the suitcase (looking at you, electric razor), or those items that often get left behind (hello, toothpaste). If you really want to go above and beyond, stock it with travel sized items so he can just grab and go and doesn’t even have to load it up each time.

Technology: Chromecast, Fire Stick, Echo Dot
People are often shocked when Will and I say that we don’t have a tv, much less cable. While many people aren’t quite ready to give up their televisions, Chromecast and Fire Stick both make it a little easier to cut the cable cord, and for a piece of technology, the prices are great!. We have already grabbed one of these for someone on our list (don’t worry, he won’t read this ;)) and I’m excited to set it up! The Echo and Echo Dot are both such hot items right now, too, and for good reason! We know multiple people who have one of these and everyone we talk to absolutely loves them. The best part? Echo Dot is only $30 on Amazon right now! Grab it while it is on sale!

Tech Gloves
I think everyone should have a pair of tech gloves. I got Will a pair of these back in college and they have been so useful! No more freezing fingers while you take one glove off and on every time you want to use your phone. These are stylish and still well priced.

Duffel Bag
Years ago, my mom gave Will a duffel bag for Christmas. A few years later, his mom gave my brother a great duffel bag. Both Carter and Will use their bags all the time (way more often than they thought they would) and love them! Bonus: if you gift this for Christmas they will conveniently be able to carry all of their other gifts home ;)

Fun Socks
Socks go on almost all of my gift guides every year. I don’t think you can go wrong when you gift a pair of socks. Fun socks are almost never something I think of getting for myself, but they can sometimes bring a little hidden joy to an outfit. Not into the crazy colors and patterns? A pair of good wool socks is always appreciated on cold winter days.

Big Ice Molds
“Big ice” is in heavy rotation with Will’s family. His uncles and brother love one sphere of “big ice,” as they call it, to bring the perfect chill and water content to their whiskey-gingers, without watering down the drink too much, like regular cubed or, heaven forbid, crushed ice would. There are always a few spheres in their freezers, waiting for the perfect drink. This is a small, but fun and super useful gift for the cocktail lovers.

Good luck to all and to all a good night!

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