Holiday Gift Guide for The Boys: Husbands, Dads, Sons, Brothers, Etc.

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  I know you’re right in the middle of making something delicious right now, but later on tonight you’ll be sitting on the couch after visiting with family and friends and you’ll be thinking ahead to the next few busy and fun weeks.  It’s time to start making your list and checking it twice!

Yesterday Amy shared her gift guide for the girls: wives, moms, daughters, sisters, and friends, and today I’m back with one for the boys.  I don’t know why my husband is SO hard to shop for at this stage in our lives, but he is. If you have similar problems with the guys in your life, then hopefully I’ve covered something for everyone at a variety of price points.  I’ll also be sharing a few guy-friendly gifts on Saturday when I write about small business Saturday gift ideas, so be sure to come back for that post, too.

First and best, in my husband’s opinion, here’s a splurge gift for the golfer in your life.  Bushnell is the flagship brand when it comes to golf laser range finders, and so while you will find off-brands for less, my husband recommends that you stick with Bushnell:


| Bushnell Jolt Golf Laser Rangefinder on sale for $279.99 + free shipping |

Tech gifts always do well with guys, so you’ll see quite a few of them here, including this Fit Bit Charge 3.  My husband and my daughter love their Fit Bits, so this one might be under the tree for my 18-year-old son.

| Fit Bit Charge 3 Sale–$119.95 + free shipping|

These gloves by The North Face are thin but warm, and include their Etip technology that allows the wearer to continue to use their smartphone without freezing their fingers off.

| North Face Etip Gloves $45 + free shipping|

My husband loves all things bourbon and enjoys a Manhattan or Old-Fashioned as his evening cocktail of choice.  He swears by these Luxardo cherries and while they are pricey for a food item, they last for months even at the rate of one cherry per day. 🙂  You can also find Amarena cherries at Trader Joe’s that taste almost exactly the same if you’re lucky enough to live near one.

| Luxardo Maraschino Cherries $18 + free shipping |

Also on the list for a guy who enjoys his adult libations is this bacon-flavored rim salt for absolutely amazing Bloody Marys.  Pair this with a bottle of Bloody Mary mix and a jar of pickled okra for the perfect cocktail gift.

| Demitri’s Bacon Rim Salt $9.49 + free shipping |

Overachievers can try making their own using this bacon bourbon flavored salt recipe.  I am going to try a batch next week and will put them in my usual hexagonal glass jars that I use for homemade mustard {mustard recipe here} and jam {jam recipe here}.

I mentioned my love affair with my YETI tumbler in my recent Stuff I Love post, so if you have a guy in your life who doesn’t own one, this charcoal colored Rambler tumbler is a great gift idea.  I am a fairly recent convert to the YETI craze but have to admit that this cup really is worth $30.

| YETI 20 oz tumbler in Charcoal $29.99 + free shipping |
These wireless earbuds (aka AirPods) work with all of your Apple products straight out of the box–no set up required on your end.  They’re price protected so you won’t find any huge deals on them other than expedited shipping, but every little bit helps.

 

| Apple AirPods $154 + free 2 day shipping |
Somehow my son isn’t into Fortnite although I know it’s a huge thing…here’s Fortnite Monopoly for those times when you’re able to drag them away from the screen!

 

| Fortnite Monopoly $15.88 + free 2 day shipping |
This might truly be the gift for the person who has everything…a DNA kit!  My husband has done his and found out he’s mostly Greek when he had always been told his ancestry was mostly German.  I have a heard a few stories of people finding out they were adopted or had previously unknown siblings from their results, however, so maybe just give with caution!

 

| DNA Testing Kit $69 + free 2 day shipping |
 

The Nintendo Switch is still really popular with gamers; not only is it portable, but it allows you to connect with friends all over the world.  My son reports that there are lots of controller options and game exclusives with the Switch, and that the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate is going to be the game of the holiday season (preorder yours here).
 

 | Nintendo Switch $299 + free shipping |

For XBox devotees, the One S is the console to own this year:

| X Box One S $229 + free 2 day shipping |

If you’d rather give a book instead of a screen, I get that, too!  Our entire family loves to read and a good book is always the perfect gift.  If the guy in your life hasn’t read the iconic Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, my menfolk consider them essential to any well-rounded library.

| The Lord of the Rings Trilogy $22.49 |

 

This car charger lets everyone care all of their devices from one port, making it great for carpools or road trips.

 

| 5-Port Car Charger $34.99 + free shipping |

OK, this one is a bit selfish because I love to see a guy wearing a black quilted vest.  Pair it with a button-down shirt and jeans or khakis and it looks so classy!  Here in the south we can get away with a vest as our outerwear through much of the winter, so it will do double duty if you’re in a similar location.  I priced these up to almost $200 (!), but this one is only $38 today and tomorrow with coupon code ADD2CART.

 

| Mens Black Puffer Vest ($38)|
 

This is a great entry-level drone that’s inexpensive but well-reviewed.  You can even use it to take smartphone photos.
 

| Parrot Mambo Fly Drone ($64.99) |

I love these stick-on wallet pockets for the back of my phone, and both of my kids love theirs, too.  They’re a great stocking stuffer and come in every color under the sun.


| Cell Phone Stick On Wallet  (3 pack is $6.79) |

A quality wool topcoat will last your guy for decades, and I prefer camel to black, mostly because of the dog hair in our life.  This one is the perfect length and is on 40% off sale with coupon ADD2CART.

J Crew Wool Top Coat

| J Crew Wool Top Coat ($118.80) |

Bean Boots (aka “duck boots”) are still around and still are the perfect boot for rain and snow.  I love the classic brown and even have them on my wish list in a ladies’ size for those days when I don’t want to wear my tall Hunter rainboots.  If you order today they’ll give you free shipping and a $10 off gift card to use on a future purchase (they’ll also give you 10% off if you’re military).

| Mens’ Bean Boots $125 |

Last but not least, the classic arcade version of Asteroids would be a perfect addition to any game or rec room, don’t you think?  I was surprised at how reasonably priced it is, too–I thought they were thousands of dollars!

 

| Asteroids Arcade Game $299 plus free 2 day shipping |

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Amy and I are thankful for each and every one of you that we have “met” in the eight years that we’ve been blogging.

If you missed any of them, here are all of our Gift Guides for 2018 to help your holiday shopping!

Stuff We Love (Our Favorite Things of 2018)

Holiday Gift Guide for the Girls

Holiday Gift Guide for the Boys

Holiday Gift Guide: Black Friday Shopping 

Holiday Gift Guide: Small Business Saturday (ETSY Gift Finds)

What’s on our Wish Lists This Year

XO,

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