If your man is anything like mine, wish lists are hard to come by. In fact, when family members request a list, I make it for him. Why? Because his includes things like underwear, socks, and a growing list of tools that may never be used. He is a hardworking and practical man who just doesn’t see many things as a necessity. And while I admire that about him, it also can make gift giving a challenge.
Well whether you are shopping for a practical man like mine, or a style savvy fellow – I’ve got you covered! Because I have searched high and low to find only the best for you, my friends!
Speaking of style…what is more practical than clothes? While they may not think they “need” anything new, a peek in their closet might suggest otherwise. But even if they make clothes a priority.,,there are a few clothing items every man could benefit from.
For starters, the perfect pairs of lounge pants. Threads For Thought has you covered with this Burnout Wash Sweat Pant. I kind of find lounge pants sexy. Is that weird? But a stylized pair like these paired with a fitted tee to show off those arm muscles! Mmhmm! Try this “Stolen People” tee from Sevenly, designed for the war against sex trafficking. Okay….and this Stowe Scarf from Krochet Kids. My husband may find scarves completely impractical, but he wears them with a smile for me What a man!
For the uber practical man, let’s look at something he might actually need. Is his wallet falling apart? You can find this Kalkidan Wallet made from sustainable leather in Ethiopia through FashionABLE. My kids got it for their daddy last year, and I can tell you he loved it!
If you have a sports fanatic on your hands, I’ve got the perfect thing. You can find this indestructible adult soccer ball through TOMS Marketplace. Although its the correct size and weight for soccer, it is designed for many different sports and requires no inflation. And since we want him to look good while playing? Try this OH Crew Shirt from Ordinary Hero!
This is what shocked me the most as I was hunting down ideas for this gift guide… We all love a tech-savvy someone, right? Then. Check out these Troubadour Headphones, available through TOMS Marketplace. With every purchase, you will restore hearing to someone in need! I also love this iPhone Alarm Dock (available for several models) from Sevenly. Or if your working man could use some wall art for his office, check out this “Work Hard Stay Humble” print, also from Sevenly.
And let’s not forget about eyewear! If your man wears glasses, it would be worth your time to check out Warby Parker. If you already know his style – great! If he needs to see them on, you can have five shipped straight to you to try on in the comfort of your own home! Plus, for every pair you buy, Warby Parker gives a pair one in need. I personally love this Benson Greystone pair.
Last but least, if your man is in need of a new pair of shoes, you have a range of options to choose from! Feel free to go browse for your favorite pair of TOMS or check out the range of styles at Nisolo, but for your benefit I will share my favorites: the Black Highlands Botas and the Emilio Chukka Boot in Nior. You are welcome.
Do you feel a little more prepared to tackle your shopping lists? I sure hope so. I would love to hear your favorites in the comments below (or heck – any ideas you have to add)! More to come, but don’t forget to check out the rest of my gift guides listed HERE.