I asked Blake what some of his top gifts would be for the holiday season. Guys can be so hard to shop for because some don’t give you much to work with. I pulled together the ultimate buying guide for guys (well, according to me and Blake!). Some of these items I have bought for Blake in the past and he has loved so I will be sure to note in the comments below. Hope this inspires your holiday shopping. I highlighted my top 21 gifts as well as many more below! Hope you enjoy. P.S.- The Photo above is clickable!
#1 // under armour top: If there is one thing that Blake can never get enough of, its active wear. Both Blake and I wear Under Armour and they are seriously amazing at active wear. He loves these long sleeved tops.
#2 // braun watch: Something he might not NEED if he always has a watch but you have to think this is a great accessory to modernize his outfit.
#3 // herschel supply co backpack: Blake and I both actually own a few of their backpacks and they are well made and classic. This plain black version is perfect to bring into a laid back office or use as a carry-on for traveling.
#4 // ugg slippers: Blake has a pair of ugg slippers and they never leave his feet. I know slippers are something he would never buy for himself so this is a great luxe gift to spoil the man in your life.
#5 // crate & barrel whiskey rocks: Blake loves his ice maker for cocktails but I have been seeing these whiskey rocks around everywhere. Kind of the perfect gift for a cocktail guy. Don’t tell him but he might find these in his stocking this year.
#6 // bluetooth turntable: For the music lover that loves the vibe of playing a record. Blake actually JUST bought himself a record player but this would have made an amazing gift.
#7 // kindle: For a guy on the road traveling alot, this is a great gift to keep them occupied and load up on endless good books. I have a kindle and it’s literally the best thing in the world.
#8 // ray-ban wayfarer sunglasses: If your guy likes classic style, wayfarer shades can polish off their look and make for a great luxe gift. Blake wears his all the time. I bought them for him a year or two ago.
#9 // happy socks: So Blake and I have a running joke about socks in our house. He always likes to buy the craziest socks he can find. So, to combat his questionable sock choices, I always like to surprise him with some socks that I approve. Since I have to look at them when I fold the laundry, they might as well be cute. These are bold but I love that they are black and white so they will match with a lot of this closet already.
#10 // under armour slides: I know I already featured under armour once but man these slides are good. Blake actually has them and he wears them all the time. To the beach, to walk the dog, you name it. They are great to slip on.
#11 // Bose Wireless Headphones: So this is actually something that I own and Blake has been grabbing and borrowing them alot lately. This is a great gift for someone on the go.
#12 // Prada Wallet: I bought Blake a prada wallet a few years back with this same type of leather and it’s been a great little luxe purchase. The leather has really held up especially since he is always hard on his wallets. Great gift if you have NO clue what you get your man. Blake’s not a big fashion guy so this one is classic enough to fit his taste.
#13 // Framed print Jim Morrison: Super unique gift for a classic rock lover. Blake loves the Doors (as well as I do!) and this would make a really unique luxe gift.
#14 // garmin watch: Great gift for a fitness guru. Blake uses his garmin watch when he goes out for runs. He LOVES it and it would make a great gift for your active guy.
#15 // cole haan sneakers: So Blake always loves when i find a new pair of low top sneakers for him. He loves these simple and clean leather styles and Cole Haan makes really comfortable shoes. Go sneak in your guys closet and check out his shoe size!
#16 // Cotton Terry Robe: I love gifts like a robe for a guy that forgets to pamper himself. Blake LOVES a good robe and this one looks so cozy.
#17 // cashmere hat + scarf set: Such a great easy gift for a guy in your life that you might not know very well. It’s luxe and one size fits all so you don’t have to worry about knowing any of their clothing sizes.
#18 // art of shaving kit: A great old school shaving kit to give a little gift of pampering to your man. Blake loves the scents they use at Art of Shaving so it would be a great find and I love that i comes in a travel bag.
#19 // crate & barrel whiskey set: A great find for someone that loves to entertain and obviously love making their favorite whiskey cocktails. We love making an old fashion in our house.
#20 // poker kit: I LOVE playing games and we always have some stocked up for entertaining. This is a great one because it packs up so you can bring your poker chips on the road to a friends house for a game night.
#21 // j.crew cashmere sweater: If you follow me on instagram, you remember that I was shopping for Blake on cyber monday. I picked up 2 cashmere sweaters for him because it’s something luxe he usually won’t shop for himself. Also, they usually have great deals during the holidays.
Below are the rest of my favorite gifts for him! Happy Shopping Friends.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog - I love how sleek and aesthetically-pleasing all these prouducts you chose are! My boyfriend would love them. 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
eat.sleep.wear. - Thanks Charmaine! Why not make the gifts cute am I right?
Kristina - It’ always sooo difficult to find the perfect gift for him! Great ideas and I love your photo in the snow!
eat.sleep.wear. - It seriously is. Hope this list helps! Blake hand picked alot of them 🙂
Sharon - I second you on how much I like Hershel backpacks and their duffle bags are great for travel too. I got a duffle bag for my hubs for his last bday. Amazingly he just told me last night that he could use a new pair of boots. And of course we woke up to more snow this morning here in Philly! It’s really pretty.
eat.sleep.wear. - AHhhh love it!!!! xo, Kim