holiday gift guide | for him

Jordan is the easiest guy to shop for.. but yet at the same time he is so difficult to shop for.  he wants big things.  expensive things.  and when he decides he wants these things, he straight up goes out and purchases them. well.. that leaves me with a whole lot of nothing for ideas when it comes to Christmas, birthday, and anniversary.
that being said- he’s a pretty simple guy.  a simple guy that is happy with the little things, too – outside of clothing, he would rather spoil his wife and little girls and now future little man than allow me to buy him ANYthing.
I’m okay with that:)  this year we opted to skip really elaborate gifts and stick to the simple.  after all, we have three girls to buy for and a nursery to fill, so saving monies everywhere we can is most important, right now..
a man’s mug // a couple months ago I got Jordan a campfire mug just for fun and he drinks his coffee every single morning out of it!  if your boy is a coffee lover this is a “manly” mug that he is sure to love.
quality leather goods // for father’s day this year I had an old friend make my hubby a new wallet that he desperately needed.  he doesn’t love a “big’ wallet that makes his pocket bulky, especially when he’s carrying his phone as well.  when she announced on FB that her hubby was starting a new biz, gunnar & co., making handmade quality leather goods I might have been first in line!  Jordan has carried it everyday since then and it still looks brand new- aside from the amazing look that leather takes on as its weathered with age.
just porter // I was recently introduced to Just Porter brand backpacks and bags and knew instantly that this would be something that Jordan could get some great use out of.  aside from toting a bag to and from the fire station, Jordan also works one shift/week as a medic in the ER of a hospital close to our house.  his ipad and snacks and even his lunch go in this bag- its like the best thing to ever happen to the “man purse” 🙂
a good pair of slippers //  about seven years ago I splurged and got Jordan a pair of double leather lined slippers and he still wears them to this day.  it is time for a new pair- the bottoms are looking rough (holes all over the place-ha!), but who can say they wore a pair of slippers for seven years?  every husband, father, brother could use a great pair of slippers, am I right?
tech finds for your guy // Jordan has a bose speaker from last Christmas and they have come out with a new one- that he probably needs, too.  while Jordan is a lifeproof case for life type of person, nothing like a good trendy case for his phone.
dollar shave club // if you haven’t caught wind of my (our) love for the dollar shave club – it is the most perfect gift.  after deciding to get Jordan a membership for Father’s Day three years ago, I finally got a membership for myself (we do the $9/mo).   the razors are legit..and so cheap in price, but not in quality!  they have since come out with hair products and body wash- Jordan loves the hair paste the best.  throw in some of their amazing shave butter and you’re all set for the perfect gift set for your guy!
..and if you have never watched their marketing videos, they are hilarious!
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December 5, 2016

  1. Ooh shave club is a great idea!

  2. Slippers are great gifts and when you buy good ones, they're not something that need to be replaced every year. My husband loves his L.L. Bean Wicked Good slippers and my dad and brothers swear by the Cabela's mocs. My husband is also addicted to "gadgets" and likes a small wallet so last year I got him the Trayvax Element and he's obsessed with it. I was in Duluth picking up my dad's gift yesterday and they have a ton of cool little presents/stocking stuffer ideas that were just great – including the O'Keefes Working Hands cream- that gets popped into the boys' gifts every year because it's like a miracle worker for dry cracked winter hands!