If your man is like mine, many of the holiday gift guides that abound this time of year won't be completely relevant. My husband wouldn't appreciate a high-collared Fair Isle sweater or a leather trimmed weekender. He is a beard-wearing, flannel kinda cozy, football loving man who is all about finding his next foodie fix. Mom and I once tried to sneak a pair of suede wingtips into his Christmas loot and they remain untouched in the closet.
Here's a gift guide that would fly in my house. Hope these help you on your search!
My dude recently watched some show touting this small-batch tonic made in Charleston, SC and sent me a picture text all about how he had to find it. Later the same day I found it at Crate & Barrel and we scooped it up for him! Paired with a craft gin this would make the perfect manly gift! And a little lime tree would be the perfect gift for a rum & coke drinker like the men in my family...just pick a lime, slice it up and twist into your next cocktail. A Himalayan salt plate would work great for the griller or cook in the family - throw a steak or fish filet on it and fire up the grill! We love ours and the flavor it adds to any meat. This au naturale beef jerky comes in several cool flavor combos and is definitely getting added to my man's stocking! I wish we had these iPhone charger packs before our latest ice storm that left us without power for three days - also getting added to the stocking. Any man who tends the fireplace can appreciate these fire starters! This metal wallet insert can be customized to document anything special between you and your man. My husband's would probably site the Dr Suess quote 'Be Who You Are' because it rings so true with him. Hoping my husband doesn't actually read the blog because this is a major spoiler alert. The Besh Box is the most clever invention in subscription boxes yet - hosting tools, recipes and specialty ingredients in a monthly box put together by famous NoLa chef, John Besh. This Face Wash is super mild for flaky winter skin and is scented just manly enough to be fun. I've found it at Whole Foods in the past and my husband is a faithful user.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!