Given the answer to my gift guide poll this week, you all definitely want ideas for the men in your life. Shopping for a guy isn’t the easiest. Most men go out and get what they want, as they want it. Not to mention, men aren’t like us girls, with all the millions of shopping ideas out there. As I tell Aaron, “I’m the easiest to shop for because I want everything.” Well, that’s not how the men in our lives are. So, I’m breaking it town to make it easy for you to find something for that sweetheart, father, brother or friend in your life.
For this gift guide post, I mostly relied on Aaron. One thing I’ve learned in the past 8 months is that men are just as picky as us ladies. If Aaron is going to buy something there are stipulations to doing so. It has to be functional, no matter the cost. Zippers need to face the right way, cups need the right lid, tools need the right handle, grooming tools…well…I wouldn’t know where to start explaining the exact level of exact-ness Aaron needs. Let’s just leave it at, MEN ARE PICKY TOO!
3 stores to definitely check out.
- I’ll start with Mr. Porter, which is a wonderful one stop shop…if you’re willing to dish out some dough. When it comes to gifts at Christmas and birthday’s I tend to check this site out, as it’s a time I’ll spend a little more. I did also manage to find a section under $150 if you like spending a little more on an everyday item.
- One stop online shop is Need Supply. Why? Because it’s just that. You can find grooming necessities to travel gear. I don’t want to leave out the fact that they have great clothes too. The best part is that Need Supply has affordable pricing.
- Now on to my favorite, Stitch Fix. I am obsessed with this shopping for a guy idea. It’s an online subscription service for men (and women). You fill out a few questions so that they can get to know you and your style. Then each month they send you a box of goodies. You only pay for what you keep. How cool is that?
This post doesn’t go without some special advice from my sweet Aaron. When I asked him what his advice was for this post he said, “Get to know what it is he likes to do and figure out what he is missing. Maybe ask their friends what he would like or need.” This is great advice. Maybe he’s into fitness or golf. Whatever it is he’s into, looking to buy for a guy is work. However, it’s worth it when you find the right item and you know it based on his reaction. I thought it would be cool to add some items Aaron says he would like.
For men that love to entertain or love a glass of whisky then swipe through this look book for lots of ideas. Some of Aaron’s favorites (and things that he has) are the round ice cube, the whisky decanter and the whisky decanter/cup set.
Just remember and as cliche as it is, it truly is the thought that counts. Add a handwritten letter or monogram something so that your gift has a more personal touch. At the end of the day you’re spent your hard earned money on Christmas and whoever is in your life and loves you will recognize your efforts. I”m just here to make shopping for a guy a little easier! If money is an issue, why not stay home, make a spacial dinner, unplug from from the world and watch some old classic movies. This is a great idea for an elderly dad, because quality time is most important. I also love this idea if you just started dating someone and buying a gift is just a little too forward. Can you tell I love this idea?
Good luck and let me know what you think. If there are any other guides you’re interested in, let me know.10