Unless your guy is very vocal about his Christmas wish list, buying presents for him can be a bit daunting. Stephen would be just fine with a couple of 6-packs of Sam Adams and a new shop vac. ‘Tis the season to make your man feel special though, so here’s an idea:
Have y’all heard of 12 Days of Christmas? (Not the song, but the gifting movement.) My sister-in-law shared it with me, and I couldn't love it any more. Each day for 12 days, you give your man a different gift. Some can be big, some can be low cost fun items, but they’re all intended to spark his curiosity!
A cozy yet stylish pullover, like this one by French Connection. Stephen has tons of button-down shirts and dress slacks due to his job in a corporate office, but he often lacks more casual options for the weekends.
A 6-pack of his favorite beer and a kitschy, fun bottle opener. If your man isn’t into brew, you could gift him with an array of specialty coffees and a unique mug featuring his alma mater.
For a worldly spin, try Allagash Curieux beer from Maine. Mmmmm! You can find the mustache bottle opener here.
Monogrammed cufflinks. This is one of my FAVORITE things to give a suit-wearing guy. I love that it’s personal, has a vintage touch and – thanks to James Bond – is now more popular than ever.
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Bottle of his favorite top-shelf liquor, wrapped in a luxe, merino wool scarf from Banana Republic. Just tie the scarf around the bottle, sit back and let his face light up.
A biography or autobiography of someone he respects. Stephen loves Bill Clinton’s autobiography My Life, but there are so many wonderful biographies out there.
A sweet treat from a local bakery. This simple gift is the perfect way to satisfy his sweet tooth and make him a happy camper. Stephen loves the maple bars and long johns at Rick’s, a local bakery in Fayetteville.
A plush pair of house slippers. Even my cattle farming daddy loves himself a high-end pair of lounge slippers. Nordstrom and Dillard’s have some fantastic upscale versions, but Target also has some budget-friendly options that still feel amazing.
Box of cigars and a personalized cigar clipper. This gift screams masculinity and class. Your man will love it.
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Personalized notecards for his desk. Stephen’s momma taught him well and he appreciates the art of the handwritten note. This gift is great for a budding businessman.
Art of Manliness stationary from Shindig Paperie
A toy that evokes nostalgia. From Ninja Turtles to board games like Mouse Trap or Battleship, try to find a retro toy that reminds him of his childhood.
A beautiful necktie or bow tie. Stephen is a tie-aholic. Any kind, any style, any color…the man loves ties. And I love them on him : ) (The one below is from High Cotton.)
Something personal. Whether it’s a belt made especially for him (by my friend Bobby, ahem – cough, cough), a pocket square with his monogram, a painting of his favorite football stadium by a local artist …the sky is the limit on this one. Just make sure it’s personal and specific to him.
How will you gift your man this season?
Be blessed, lovelies-