Gift Guide: For the Fellas

Growing up with two sisters and no brothers, I never really had to think about getting gifts for boys. Let me tell ya... It. Was. Glorious! Then the sistas went on and got married. And this pretty great guy decided he liked me enough to date me so now I've got THREE boys I have to buy Christmas gifts for! (Four if you count the padre, but over the years, gift-buying for him has become super easy) Well, not have to, get to. You see, I LOVE giving gifts, I just never had boys in the mix so I was in unchartered territory for quite a while. However, now that I'm about three years into it, I think I've finally gotten the "boy" gifts down. (At least for the men in my life, I have) In fact, I've even grown to enjoy shopping for those guys! I even started a secret Pinterest board so I can remember items I find throughout the year for birthdays, too. Below, I've put together a round-up of some of my favorite gifts for the boys this year:

**Disclaimer: All items have been "guy approved" by my boyfriend, Hobbs. He insisted on giving my guide a once-over before publication!


For the Outdoorsman...

Images via Brixton.

Images via Brixton.

Images via Cool Material.

Images via Cool Material.

Images via Bespoke Post and Amazon.

Images via Bespoke Post and Amazon.

Bixby Duffle Bag from Brixton: $90, perfect for a weekend getaway with you :)

Fish Pocket Knife on Cool Material: $16

Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill: $20 on Amazon.com; such a cool book with relief prints of various tree species. 


For the Audiophile...

Images via Amazon

Images via Amazon

Images via Boombotix

Images via Boombotix

Monoprice Noise Canceling Headphones: $156 on Amazon

Boombot Rex Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Boombotix: $60

Lost on the River by The New Basement Tapes, written and performed in creative collaboration by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford (my fave!): $20 for just the CD, but they're offering lots of fun packages on the site as well


For the Brewmaster

Image via Amazon

Image via Amazon

Image via Cool Material

Image via Cool Material

Image via Bespoke Post

Image via Bespoke Post

We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Breweries by Sean Lewis: $18 on Amazon

IPA Beer Glasses on Bespoke Post: $20 for a set of 2

Beer Soap on Cool Material: $26 for a set of 4; "flavor" options for a random 4-pack include Guiness, Newcastle Brown Ale, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, or Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale


For the Techie

Images via Garmin

Images via Garmin

Images Via Bison

Images Via Bison

Images Via Tile

Images Via Tile

Garmin Vivofit: $130

iPhone 6 Phone Case/Wallet from Bison: $75, available in 9 colors

Tile: $25 for 1 Tile, but the discounts get better with the more you buy; Never lose your phone, keys, important things again!


For the Dapper Gentleman

Images via Cool Material

Images via Cool Material

Images via Everlane

Images via Everlane

Image via Bespoke Post

Image via Bespoke Post

Timex Weekender Watch with Leather Strap on Cool Material: $111

Cashmere V-Neck Sweater from Everlane: $128 (Everlane is one of my absolute favorite companies. Learn more about their "radical transparency" here.)

Monthly Subscription to Bespoke Post: $45/month for members, $55/month for non-members for a curated monthly box of assorted food, drink, style, grooming, and more for your man. Buy for a month or buy for a year, skip anytime. Totally risk-free gifting!

 

Happy gift-giving everyone!!

XO,

Mary Frances