Gift guide for the guys

The men in my life are typically the hardest people to shop for, and while I received some input from Sean and a few of his absolute favorite things are on this list, such as the plaid shirt and the bathrobe, I also felt like I needed to add a few things that I might get for a guy just because.

For a Seinfeld fan, I was delighting in the idea of the astronaut pen, for a coffee aficionado, the gleaming-yet-rugged french press (also in stainless) seemed perfect. And for a quirky gift with a ton of possibilities, check out the Man Crate. Boxes filled with goodies for every possible interest from the beer lover to the zombie apocalypse, all the wooden crates come with a crowbar required to open them!

Leather House Shoes, $120 at Kaufmann Mercantile*
Fisher Space Pen, $22 at East Dane*
Plaid Flannel Shirt, $60 at Eddie Bauer
Taxidermy Magnet, $13 at CB2
French Press, $50 at Starbucks
Wallet, $95 Frank Clegg*
Plaid Flask, $12 at J.Crew Factory
Magnetic Swiss Collar Stays, $15 at Amazon
Flannel Robe, $75 at L.L.Bean
Faribault Plaid Throw $110, at East Dane*
Wool Baseball Cap, $48 at Brooks Brothers
Man Crates $20 - $180
Throwback Clue Board Game, $25 at East Dane

*Made in the USA!


  1. When it comes to shopping for the men in my life, I'm quite lucky - they all love to read, so a good book makes the perfect present year after year. Ian is a bit harder to buy for, though, because a book is simply not enough. Pyjamas are always a great go-to gift but I have to admit that the slippers in this selection have me thinking I might deviate from my usual pyjama gift and give him a pair of those, instead!

  2. Yep, guys are always the hardest to shop for! So many more options for girls! All of these are great ideas.

  3. What a great round up for the dudes. Love the slippers!

  4. Great round up, my hubby would love those slippers and robe!

  5. Such a great list for the guys, love the man crates & the slippers!

  6. Awesome gift ideas! Man Crate sounds fantastic :)

  7. Great gift guide, I love the vintage board games.

  8. Great picks! I love that french press!

  9. Those man crates are super cool! It's so hard to buy for guys - especially when they don't like clothes...haha.
    Jeans and a Teacup

  10. Darling flask, no man could say no to that!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  11. Great round-up...I love the Clue game!

  12. Great inspiration! I always have a hard time when it comes to gifting the hubby.

  13. My Balazs would super excited to receive that astronaut pen - awesome! xoxo

  14. Oh those man crates seem like fun! :)

    I always fund guys the hardest to shop for, especially hubby! He has a habit of going out and buying whatever he wants before Christmas arrives, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. Yes, guys are totally the hardest to shop for. My dad is the worst! Thanks for this great list--I love the blanket and the space pen!! :)