ALERT! There are only 10 more days until Christmas! That means there are only 10 more days for you to finish getting all of those gifts on your shopping list. Some of you (overachievers) finished your shopping before all of the Thanksgiving leftovers were gone. You already have the gifts wrapped under the tree, and you get to sit back with a cup of eggnog and watch 25 Days of Christmas until Santa comes down the chimney.
The rest of you, if you’re like me, probably still have a few more people to shop for before you can enjoy your glass of eggnog and a marathon of Christmas movies. The odds are you have left the most difficult people for last to shop for, and we all know that guys are the hardest people for whom to buy gifts.
Well, you are in luck! I am a guy and I like getting Christmas presents, so that makes me an expert on gift giving to gents. I am creating this “Gift Guide” to help you shop for all the men in your life.
This blog is inspired by my good friend, Sarah, over at The Spinsterhood Diaries. I have told Sarah before that there are many things I love about the Christmas season, and one of those things is her “Gift Guides” on her blog. Just this week she posted her very own gift guide for guys. Take a minute and go check it out here, take a look at her many other gift guides, and explore the rest of her site. (Sarah is so incredibly talented! You won’t be disappointed.) So after reading her “Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys” I decided to create my own version.
So here it is. Here are the top ten items that every guy in your life must have. Any of these items would make a great Christmas gift this year! (hint hint to all the lovelies in my life who have not bought a gift for me yet.)
1. Filled Optic Sock: $12, Happy Socks
Every guy wears socks. Why not give him a pair of socks that are guaranteed to make him happy?!
2. Ludlow Spread-Collar Shirt: $88, J.Crew
The solid white button-up is a staple in any guys wardrobe. Even if your man already has a white button-up he could use another, because I’m sure there is a spaghetti sauce stain on his somewhere.
3. Domio’s Gift Card: $1-$500, Domino’s
Who doesn’t like pizza?! Everyone likes pizza! These gift cards from Domino’s can be purchased and stuck in a stocking, or can be sent as an eGift Card last minute to that one friend you forgot to buy a gift for. And yes, a $500 gift card for pizza would be perfectly reasonable.
4. Skulls & Roses by Ed Hardy: $22.99, Target
I recently found this cologne by Ed Hardy at Target and I started using it. I really enjoy the smell of it, and I get so many compliments on it. The perfect gift for the especially stinky men in your life.
5. Townsman Chronograph Brown Leather Watch: $125, Fossil
This combination of steel and leather is a fashion forward watch that will not soon go out of style. I really like the bright white face against the brown leather wristband. Maybe this gift will help your man be on time finally.
6. Freestyle Navy Floral Bow Tie: $36, Etsy
Have you ever seen a man that doesn’t look good in a bowtie? No, you haven’t. And a little floral never hurt anyone.
7. Eagan Lace-up Boots: $120, Guess
I have been wearing these boots for over a year. They are so comfortable, and can be dressed up or worn casually.
8. Fun Size Snickers: $5.78, Walmart
Snickers. Enough said.
9. Herringbone-Patterned Scarf: $9.50, Old Navy
This classically patterned scarf with keep any man in your life warm and stylish.
10. Faux Leather Trousers: $49.90, ZARA
OK, maybe these sweet faux leather pants are not appropriate for every man in your life, but they are certainly perfect for me! I want them. K, thanks.
I hope these suggestions help you to ‘wrap up’ your Christmas shopping, or at least to mark off those special fellers in your life. 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!