Holiday Gift Guide Day 2! For the manly men…


It’s Day 2 of our Holiday Gift Guide-palooza!   I hope you liked yesterday’s girly girl gift guide, and that it gave you some ideas.  Today is a new edition of the Holiday Gift Guide and this time we’re focusing on the manly man in your life!  Sometimes guys are the HARDEST to shop for and they are terrible at giving you clues! I picked my husband’s brain for this one and did a little Pinterest surfing to put together this list.  There’s a little something for every kind of guy on this list.  Let’s get started!

Socks1. Columbia wool hiking socks – $18

Every single time my husband puts on his wool hiking socks, he goes on and on about how cozy his feet are.  These aren’t exactly cheap socks, but he keeps his for years and years so they are worth the investment!  They are perfect “luxury” item for your guy’s stocking!

Smart Watch

2. Pebble Smart Watch for iPhone and Android – $150

This is one of the hottest tech gifts for 2013!  You can view notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps right from your watch.  Plus, it makes guys feel like they’re James Bond, so there’s that.

abe boots

3. Caterpillar Abe Boots – $140

I am loving this style of men’s boots.  Plus, these are Caterpillar brand, so they are made of durable leather and just seem…manly.  So your husband will love them and he will look great in them!  Win-win!

Fossil4. Fossil Estate Messenger Bag – $248

Every guy needs a good murse…I mean messenger bag!  I love the leather and all the pockets.  It’s also the right size for laptops, which my husband has to carry back and forth to work.  This is a great gift for a stylish or techie guy, either one!


5. Nike+ FuelBand SE – $149

This is a wearable fitness and lifestyle tracker from Nike.  The FuelBand SE tracks your activity and fitness levels, plus sends you hourly reminders to get up and moving.  This would be a great gift for the guy that’s obsessed with fitness or is wanting to get started on a healthier lifestyle!


6. Invisible Shield screen protector by Zagg – various prices

These Zagg Invisible Shield screen protectors are made for every kind of smart phone and device!  They are military grade and have different levels of protection, so the prices vary.  They have a lifetime guarantee too!  Plus they use words like military grade, engineered and self-healing, so it seems super manly.


7. Nest Thermostat – $249

This thermostat would basically be like living with Rosie the robot maid from The Jetsons.  The Nest thermostat learns from you – your temperature adjustments, your house, your patterns, and then programs ITSELF to heat and cool your house effectively, reducing your energy costs.  This is actually pretty cool and looks very sleek.


8. Bear Gryllis Ultimate Survival Kit – $36

This is a 15 piece survival kit which has a multi-tool, a survival blanket, a snare wire, a fishing kit, a sewing kit and more.  Lots of cool stuff for the outdoorsy guy!  And I’m pretty sure every guy has a man crush on Bear Gryllis.


9. L.L. Bean’s Wicked Good Moccasin – $69

Moccasins and slippers are my kind of go-to gift for my husband when I can’t figure out what else to get him!  They are cozy and soft, so he loves them!


10. Personalized Wood Beer Bottle Opener – $5.99

This would be a great stocking stuffer or a gift for the random guy you drew in the gift swap!

That concludes the Holiday Gift Guide for the manly men in your life!  Tomorrow I wade into the scariest territory of them all…gifts for teens!  Check back for that guide tomorrow!

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    Michelle Johnson says:

    this site actually has pretty legit jeans, surprising considering they’re super-inexpensive…..talking $25-35 a pair here…. I also used twenty10 promo code to receive 10% off orders over $100!

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    Janet says:

    My husband asked for the Nest for his birthday. He LOVES it. He’s kind of a Mac nerd, though (it’s a mac designer or software developer or something like that that created the Nest). His birthday was in August. It was $250 and has already, conservatively speaking, saved us $100 in energy costs. Did I say that he loves it? Loves.

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    Mert says:

    So, what did you receive this year?God has been good to me this year. I rcveieed Grudem’s Systematic Theology, two books by Mark Driscoll (The Radical Reformission and Confessions of a Reformission Rev), two books by C.J. Mahaney (Humility: True Greatness and Living the Cross-Centered Life), Mark Dever’s Nine Marks of a Healthy Church and J.I. Packer’s Knowing God. That’s just books alone, but I won’t go into the unnecessaries.What was your favorite gift?Oy tough one. I haven’t read them all yet so I’ll have to reserve judgment on that.What did you learn this Christmas?It’s so much more beautiful to serve and emphasize the Gospel than to look at the marvelous traditions that we keep. It sometimes just deepens the traditions.

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