Gift Guide For Him {Husbands, Brothers, etc.}

(Dear Matt. If you are reading this, STOP NOW!) 


Out of all the wish list posts I’ll scour this season my favorite ones are filled with gift ideas for men. Why are they so hard to shop for? Matt always says he wants the lamest things too — work clothes, ties, socks, etc. I usually make those items stocking stuffers and keep my ears peeled throughout the year for items he says he likes. Anyway, I put together a list of gifts Matt has received (not just from me) over the years that he’s really, really loved. So most of these items are tried and true favorites. The rest are items I found on his 2015 Amazon wish list along with a few things I’ve heard him say he wants!

The Man Wish List

TV Sound Bar: I picked this up on Black Friday for Matt. What is it with guys and TV gadgets? I totally don’t understand sound bars and had to get my tech savvy brother-in-law to pick one out.

Dolce & Gabana Light Blue Cologne: If your man doesn’t wear cologne, maybe he would if you picked one out for him! Matt didn’t really wear it until I surprised him with a bottle a few years ago and now he loves it. He’s been wearing Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio for awhile but I thought it would be fun to change things up.

Titleist Golf Balls: This is a Christmas staple for Matt. Usually my mom stocks him up on golf balls and golf course gift cards.

Yeti Tumbler: New item that I am still planning to purchase for lots of guys in my family BUT they are sold out everywhere or backordered!!! Help!

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon: I left a bottle of this in the closet along with a little note for Matt a few weeks ago after I caught Matt reading this 5 Best Bourbons article. Big hit. And while checking out of ABC the cashier told me that this is a favorite among “the more experienced bourbon drinkers.”

Fit Bit: Because who doesn’t have a New Year’s resolution to get more fit? 

Men’s Trunk Club: Matt has literally been talking about wanting this forever but it’s out of our gift exchange limit. Maybe one day!

Poker Set: Many, many, many uses out of this over the years!

LL Bean Moccasin Slippers: Another annual staple under the tree for each person in the family!

Grilling Tool Set: Or anything for the grill!

Fire Pit: If you already have a fire pit or want to get a fun new accessory I highly recommend Fireside Fishing Poles!

Titleist Hat: Or grab a hat of your man’s favorite sports team!

Amazon Fire Stick: A great gift for Netflix binge watching.


Survival Kit in a Can // Ties or Bow Ties // Golf Tees // Bluetooth Shower Speaker // Just a Drop // Socks // Jason Aldean CD // Hair Styling Pomade // Metal Collar Stays // Pocket Ref // Pocket Knife // Man Soap // Survival Pocket Tool // Portable Charger // Sipping Stones // Cards Against Humanity // Moscow Mule Mug

What are you getting the men in your life? I always am looking for more ideas!




  1. Kathleen
    December 2, 2015 / 11:36 am

    The Yeti is the best. I gave my brother in law one for his birthday. He works outside and is amazed that the ice is still there at the end of the day!!!!

  2. Lindsay Colvin
    December 2, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Josh got a sound bar one year for Christmas, loves it lol. He also gets golf balls out of the wazoo in his stocking and my mom also loads him down with driving range/ course gift cards! And he gets a new Titleist hat just about every year. Our men have very similar taste 🙂 Great list!

  3. Katie
    December 2, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Check Etsy for Yeti tumblers …. that is where I ended up buying mine. You'll have to personalize them but they are just not available via Yeti direct. You could also try Ace Hardware if you're looking for a non-personalized one!

  4. Caitlin.Marie {the couture life}
    December 2, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Dick's Sporting Goods has tons of Yeti tumbers in stores just not online.

    • Carolina Charm
      December 2, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      I called the closest Dicks, Cabela's and Bass Pro. ALL sold out. I am so late in the game on this one. Going to try the smaller hardware stores next though!!!

  5. Bevin
    December 2, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    This is the best list for guys that I've seen! Thanks!! Why are they so hard?!

  6. Jillian
    December 2, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    great list! men can be SO hard to shop for!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  7. Adelyn V
    December 2, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    This is SO fabulous. Love this list. I find my husband, father and father-in-law incredibly difficult to shop for and my husband always just says "work clothes" when you ask him for suggestions. This is super great–thank you for your great suggestions. I hope you're continuing to feel better every day!

    • Carolina Charm
      December 2, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you! And I decided to get my brother, dad, husband and brother-in-law all Yeti tumblers! Found them at a smaller local hardware store! Who doesn't like extra cold water or extra hot coffee? 😉

  8. Laura Wyatt
    December 2, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    Hahah! Andrew has been wearing both DG Light Blue and Acqua Di Gio for as long as we've been together – both are so so good!

  9. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    December 2, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    Always my worst to buy for – MC has everything and wants or needs nothing!! x

  10. Jan
    December 2, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Try Ace Hardware

  11. Jordan
    December 2, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Amazon has Yeti tumblers 🙂 Not sure if they're more expensive, but I just checked and they have a few different options.

  12. Hanging with the Hirsts
    December 2, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Guys are so hard to shop for! You've got some great choices!! We got my dad a Yeti mug at Dick's Sporting Goods on black Friday!

  13. Evelina @ Fortunate House
    December 3, 2015 / 2:11 am

    The men in my life all seem to love sport-team related things so it makes it pretty easy to buy things for them. But these are great ideas!

  14. Lizzie Somerset
    December 3, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Christina this is a great list, I especially love the box of golf balls my brother Tom is a mad golf player and he would love these and the cap too! If you like (and have the time) I'd love it if you'd link this list up to #CityCountryLife? #shameless plug I know, but since I only have 2 linkers I'm coming forward into vulnerability to ask. This week's topic is Christmas Shopping and we'd love to have you along. Lizzie xo

  15. michelle
    December 3, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the great list! I was able to buy a YETI tumbler online from Ace Hardware for in store pickup. Good luck!

  16. Jo
    December 3, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Anthony got my family obsessed with yetis this summer and they all have the regular and smaller sized tumblers now! AMazon and REI carry them!

  17. AddieStevens8
    December 7, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Fireside fishing poles are the absolute cutest things I've ever seen. Thank you so much for posting about them. I've never seen them, and have already shared them with my husband.

  18. DetroitDuchess
    December 22, 2015 / 4:49 am

    We went to Kentucky this past summer to do the bourbon trail and I am the newest convert. Four Roses is so smooth and as a new bourbon drinker I can manage it just on the rocks. My husband who had his favorites set in stone has picked Four Roses up again and again. Great choice! We also just heard about those Yeti tumblers – so cool!

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