Two posts in two days? Shocking I know but you are all so sweet messaging me about how much you love the “for her” gift guide I am not going to let you down with the “for him” list. Per usual, the men in our lives are always the hardest to shop for, am I right? Anything they want they just buy themselves, leaving those of us looking for gift ideas to wonder and panic. Let’s get to it. Links at the bottom of the post.
1. Yeti Hopper Portable Cooler Bag
Men love coolers. This is a known fact. This one fits 20 bags of ice (what!?!) or 18 cans (of Perrier, of course).
2. KeySmart Compact Key Holder
If your guy walks around looking like a janitor with 97 keys on his key ring, he needs this. Same concept as a Swiss Army knife…but for keys. It’s genius and I’m mad I didn’t think of it because I too walk around like a janitor 🙂
3. Canada Goose Parka
In case you missed the news, they are predicting bitter cold for winter 2016 in the Northeast and Northern Plains. Yay said no one! I mean if these things are good enough for the Iditarod racers, they should be good for a New England winter right?
5. Tribord easy breath snorkeling mask
If you’ve ever gone snorkeling and spent the first 30 minutes just adjusting to the whole breathing out of your mouth thing, this is the mask for you. It looks like something straight out of Star Wars but this full face snorkeling mask lets you enjoy the sport while breathing totally normally. It’s like weird and awesome all at once. I want it. So for sure your sporty guy will too.
6. Coleman Fyre Sergeant 3-in-1 propane stove
The perfect tailgate/beach/camping stove. We used it at a Pats game in 30 degree temps a couple of weeks ago and it was blazing hot. Super easy to set up and folds up into little more than a briefcase, making storage a breeze. Screw on a little propane cylinder and you’re good to go!
7. Union Shop Waxed Canvas Apron
This is admittedly a little Dexter-ish, but let’s be honest, if a guy is going to wear an apron, he wants it to be masculine looking. This is made of a hand waxed, duck canvas material with cool leather strap detailing. It even has a hidden inside pocked for his phone.
8. Wusthof Classic 6” Utility Chopper
Even guys that don’t like to cook can appreciate a great knife. This is a perfect all-around for nearly every use kind of knife.
9. Rachio smart sprinkler controller
The big trend in gifts this year is definitely the whole smart/automated home phenomena. If your guy is into that and you have a sprinkler system, this is the gift for him. Control your sprinklers from anywhere at anytime, monitor water usage, etc. It’s like the Nest but for your sprinklers.
10. Amazon Echo Alexa
More stuff you can control/order up remotely – this time in the form of pretty much your whole house (and yes, the sprinkler controller from #9 integrates with this). Just the fact that your guy can say “what time does The Walking Dead start” or “order an uber” is very cool and Jetsons-like.
11. Kinco Waterproof Pigskin Workgloves
$18 for a pair of insulated leather work gloves? SOLD! Mr. H+F wears his for fall/winter yard work but they are widely used as ski gloves too. A great stocking stuffer. $18! I mean come on.
12. Speak Out Board Game
If you’re going to be at home with extended family for the holidays, do yourself a favor and get this game. If you’ve never heard of it, please watch this. We played it with friends recently and it’s just plain hysterical.
13. WeMo Switch Smart Plug
Anything you want to control from your smartphone (think lights, window AC units, etc) you can do by first plugging it into one of these smart plugs. Handy little gadget and once again, integrates with Amazon Alexa.
14. 23andMe DNA Test
An at home kit that returns everything from ancestry, genetic traits and even carrier status for certain genetic variants in your DNA within 6-8 weeks. If you’ve got a genealogy buff in your life, this is a great one.
15. Lululemon Great Wall Pant Heavy
This is the “3.0” refresh of the Sea Wall 2.0 pant which was featured in our gift guide last year. IF they made these pants in a khaki color, Mr. H+F would definitely attempt to wear them to work and hope no one noticed. He lives in these pants!