I’m guilty of it, too, but when it comes to gifts for guys, it always seems like our minds first go towards something alcohol-related. I’m not saying that’s a bad gift (a few fun options above!), but that doesn’t apply to all guys. Figuring out what to get the guys in your life is always kind of tough so I figured we’d dive a little bit deeper into this one today!
1. Crosley Record Player | 2. Tabletop Arcade Games | 3. Railroad Spike Cuff | 4. Monogrammed Cufflinks | 5. Whiskey Wedge Glass + Ice Mold | 6. Blind Barber Candle | 7. Monogrammed Beer Glasses | 8. Instax Camera | 9. Sega Game Console | 10. Cashmere Beanie | 11. Bonobos Gift Card | 12. Marshall Stockwell Portable Speaker | 13. The Bucket List Book | 14. Inital Lowball Glass | 15. Vans Sneakers | 16. Needlepoint Wallet
As I mentioned in this gift guide, guys tend to prefer useful gifts. Whether it’s a gadget or a watch, I think it’s always a good rule of thumb to make sure the item you’re gifting will get a lot of use. While I’m all for something pretty that sits of a shelf, guys usually don’t see the value in that.
If he’s into music and/or entertaining, I feel like you can’t go wrong with a speaker or a record player. If he’s into Sonos, you could always get another speaker for another room in his place. There are a ton of cool bluetooth speakers at all sort of price points, too. In terms of record players, Crosley has a ton of options when it comes to style. Plus, you can find a lot of current music available in record form! (Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye, J Cole, and The Weeknd to name a few…)
I found these tabletop arcade games and I think they’re really fun. Great for the guys that seemingly have it all! I also love this nice board game set. Or if you want to throw it back, maybe this sega game console? I think these are especially good if he still has roommates. Something for them to do now that it’s too cold for them to golf every weekend. 😉 Could be cool for his office, too!
If he’s into his style, I think a cool pair of sneakers or new pair of dress shoes are great options, depending on your price point. I got my brother a pair of Ralph Lauren leather sneakers a few years ago and I know he loved them and got a lot of wear out of them! He knows he’s got your style stamp of approval and again, shoes are something he’ll get a lot of wear out of. If you think it’s his style, a cool cuff would also make for a great gift. Same with a nice scarf, watch, or cashmere beanie! And if you’re still at a loss, you can’t go wrong with a Bonobos gift card.
When you’re gifting a guy you’re dating, I always think experiences make for some of the best gifts… Especially if you haven’t been dating that long and buying presents seems a little too soon! Everybody loves a gift where you can do something together. Tickets to a game, a fun date night playing putt putt, going to a skydiving simulator… Whatever his hobbies may be!
I always appreciate a good monogrammed gift, too! Monogrammed cuff links or pint glasses are sure to be a hit. If you’re still not sure what to get, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to help!
2017 // Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides
#1: Jessica’s Wish List | #2: The Jet-Setter | #3: Rosé All Day | #4: Hostess Gifts | #5: For the Francophile | #6: Fitness Fanatic | #7: Make It Monogrammed | #8: For the Future New Yorker | #9: Cocktail Connoisseur | #10: Gifts for the Guys
Record Player | Tabletop Games | Spike Cuff | Cufflinks | Whiskey Wedge | Candle | Beer Glasses | Camera | Game Console | Beanie | Gift Card | Portable Speaker | Bucket List Book | Lowball Glass | Sneakers | Wallet