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Gift Guide: For Him


Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year and I love shopping for gifts! I’m so excited to be able to share some of my favorite ideas for everyone on my list this year!

This is Reid and I’s first Christmas together as a married couple, so he’s the first one on my list! I always think he’s so hard to shop for (especially since he insists he doesn’t need anything), so here are some of my top ideas for the man in your life!

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For the DIY guy

If your guy loves to do everything himself, I think these  at home brewery kits are great! They include everything you need to create your own beer! I also love this handmade six pack carrier from Etsy complete with a bottle opener for the completed batch!

For the Romantic

As amazing as the holidays are, they can be stressful with travelling and running around nonstop. Surprise your guy with a romantic getaway for a weekend after the holidays. Find a fun bed and breakfast or cabin a couple hours from home and spend a weekend together relaxing! Pack some champagne and snacks and put away the technology!

For the Sports Fanatic

Reid loves hockey, but we don’t really live close to professional team, so tickets aren’t really an option. Whatever sport your guy is into, put together a gift basket for the next big game! Include a T-shirt or hat, a gift certificate to the best wings or pizza restaurant, and one of these cool stadium blue prints or an art print that would be perfect for a man cave.

For the Tech

For the guy in your life that wants to have everything in his life sync’d with his phone, I love the Jawbone. Reid has one and he loves it! It counts your steps, tracks your sleep, and can even sync with reminders.  I love that the Jawbone is small and lightweight—Reid says he doesn’t even notice wearing it.

For the Gamer

If the guy in your life loves video games, but that’s not your favorite thing to buy, I love the idea of choosing a board game! I always try to pick a new one for Reid each year because we love playing them together. He gets to show off his competitive side, but we still get to spend time together!  I also love having friends over for wine and game nights so we love to have multiple options.  Quelf is one we got last year and it is one of the funniest games we have ever played!

For the Traveler

Traveling is one of the things that we enjoy the most.  This scratch off map is such a great way to track everywhere you go together!  I love the idea of having a way to display the trips you take as a couple, creating amazing memories!

Are you doing any holiday shopping this weekend? We’d love to hear what your favorite gifts are for your guy!

Cheers to a great weekend!


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