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Happy Wednesday friends! Shopping for Gary has always been easy for me! I keep a running list of ideas throughout the year of things he's mentioned off handedly, whether we walked past something in a store or it was something that caught his eye while watching TV. Like most guys, he's not materialistic and will only replace shoes, clothes or anything else if there's a hole in it or no longer serves a purpose. Whether it's shopping for your dad, father-in-law, husband, boyfriend or just a guy in general - I've rounded up a gift guide for the guys that's equal parts practical as it is fun! I joked with Gary not to read today's post because I may have snuck in a few of his gifts!! 
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  • Echo Dot || I had this on my gift list for the ladies and I think it's an all around great gift!  We're trying to make a few changes to things in our house to make it "smarter" and you control a lot of devices through the dot!
  • Candy Bento Box || If they have a sweet tooth (and even if the don't) these Sugarfina candies are the perfect stocking stuffer! This bento box comes with Martini Olive Almonds, Bourbon Bears and Maple Bourbon Caramels --> I've had the bourbon bears and they are delicious!  
  • Watch Bands for the Apple Watch || This is a repeat gift from me to Gary every year! Since he has the apple watch, I like to surprise him with a band (or two) for his watch! I get all my bands from Amazon for a fraction of the price of the regular bands and the quality is amazing! 
  • Cocktail Syrup || I think a stocked bar cart is great for entertaining and since Gary isn't necessarily a connoisseur of cocktail mixing, these pre-mixed syrups are a great gift. Even better if you get the alcohol needed to make the drink! This is actually a great host gift as well - bring the syrup and the alcohol and you've just made yourself the best guest at their house!
  • Harry's Shave Set || I first shared my thoughts on Harry's razor's back in August, since then not only has Gary purchased the razors again, but I found out my dad is actually a huge fan of their razors and lotions. While it's not the sexiest gift out there, I do think that a little something in the stocking that's practical is always a nice touch! Gary has said the post shave balm is the best he's ever used!
  • Sunglasses || File this under one of the things that guys (at least my guy) doesn't want to buy for himself. I actually made Gary go to the store with me to try on glasses so that I could see the style that he liked best! It's kind of nice knowing that he's already "approved" the gift but doesn't know which one he's getting! 
  • Wireless Headphones || For anyone active wireless headphones are great! Sweat proof at the gym, noise cancelling for working uninterrupted or while traveling. Gary has a pair and doesn't leave home without them! 
  • Classic Fit Buttoned Down Shirt || Gary has this in the "berry washed oxford" and he says it's one of the most comfortable work shirts he owns. It's not stiff & he dresses it up for work with suits or down for when we have a date night! I love that it has a tailored look to it, but without the price tag! 

I also like to give an experience gift like a couple classes at his favorite workout class or concert for someone he's mentioned seeing recently! What are some things you have on your list for the guys in your life? 

53 comments

  1. Too funny, I just got 3 Harry's sets for the boys for Christmas. This guide is perfect because I'm just beginning their shopping now that the stockings are done. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  2. My dad and husband are always the hardest to buy for! These are some great ideas. I totally forgot about Sugarfina's bourbon bears. My husband loved them when he tried them a few months ago. I might have to add that to his gift! Thanks for the reminder, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Those cocktail mixers are such a good idea! Always nice to have on hand!

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  4. I always buy button down shirts for my dad, he never treats himself to anything nice but loves wearing them!

    Abigail Alice x

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  5. I'm always struggling on the gifts for guys- the Echo Dot would be a perfect gift! I think I want one too :)

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  6. Great roundup of gifts Biana! We have an echo dot and we absolutely love it! We have basically wired up our whole house.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. What a great round up of gifts!! Im so intrigued by the echo dot. I might have to jump on that bandwagon

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  8. I totally giggled at the comment about guys not replacing their things until they're worn out, that's so my hubby too! Wireless headphones are one gift my hubs is getting!

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  9. Awesome suggestions! We've got our guy's gift guide coming out next week and a lot of similar items are on ours too!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  10. Such a great list! My hubby love sunglasses, especially living down here where it's sunny all the time! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. Great ideas B! Guys can be so hard to shop for sometimes. Luckily J loves coffee and I could get him one of those intense expresso machines lol. My dad and brother on the other hand drive me nuts to buy for!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  13. LOVE all of these ideas because I really find shopping for men so hard! I'm contemplating getting Steven an Apple Watch and I LOVE the wristband you picked out!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  14. My mom got Greg wireless headphones for his birthday and he's OBSESSED with them for the gym! Now I think I'm going to get my brother a pair ;)
    xx Tess |Sequins are the New Black

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  15. My husband is always the easiest person for me to buy for too! It's always so nice to get someone a gift you know they'd want/love, but probably wouldn't purchase for themselves.

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  16. Oh my goodness this is amazing. Gift guides for men are seriously my favorite because every year I struggle with what to get my boyfriend, dad and brother! Guys are the hardest to shop for, so thanks for sharing!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  17. Love this list! Definitely think the Echo Dot is an all-rounder too, I totally want one!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  18. Guys are always so hard to shop for! Love your round up!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  19. Mike is so hard to buy for... I have to think SO out of the box for him!!!! I wish he loved to shave or still drank! ;0) Hopefully G is easier!!

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  20. These are good gift ideas!! The speaker is a good one that guys like.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thank you for sharing! The one thing that I wanted to get Chris is sold out, boo! :-( I like those plaid shirts! :-)

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  22. Seriously - I'm in total research mode bc the men in my life are the worst to shop for! Thanks for sharing this!

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  23. These are great gift ideas. Never thought of watch bands for Apple watch, that would be a great gift.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  24. Guys are so hard to shop for, but this would be a Josh approved list! I have given him half of the things on it, and I think the Echo is the favorite. Now he wants one for every room!

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  25. I do the same thing with the mental list throughout the year, and it always surprises him that I remember little things which is great because the fellas are the hardest to shop for. The Echo Dot is such a great idea, did you end up snagging one during Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? <3
    Green Fashionista

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  26. great roundup! i love the idea of a concert too so glad you included that one. the headphones and sunglasses are ones that any guy would love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  27. I always find the guys in my life hardest to shop for, so this definitely helps! Wireless headphones are going on Ryan’s list!

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  28. I've gotten MFD a few pair of wireless headphones...our dogs eat them. LOL

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  29. Fabulous gift guide!! All of these ideas are fantastic!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkelandslippers.blogspot.com

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  30. Sometimes it really is so hard to shop for guys because they really don't want or need that much! I love the idea of getting those cocktail syrups for a bar cart though! That's such a great idea!

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  31. Great gift guide for the boys. Wireless headphones is a great idea and what guy wouldn't like them.

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  32. Awesome roundup lady! Brian loves his wireless headphones for working out. They'd make such a great gift!

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  33. Ohh I want to get the Sugarfina bourbon bears for me! Haha! Guys are so hard to buy for. I usually get Chris a few shirts from his favorite brand and if there is a video game I know he wants and hasn't purchased yet, I grab that too. Otherwise, everything else he wants...he just goes and gets himself so it makes it hard! Chris has about 25 pairs of headphones of different kinds, no joke. I think it is safe to say he likes them.

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  34. Men are sooo hard to buy for! Love these ideas!

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  36. These are some great ideas! My boyfriend rarely buys stuff for himself really so his bday and xmas are when he gets all the goods lol That Echo Dot is pretty cool!

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  37. Love this guide. I was looking for one more thing for my man and those bluetooth headphones are perfect! And a new charger for his echo dot, I'm convinced the dog ate it, lol!

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  38. We have some of the same items. Love SugarFina. You totally got me into that!! My husband has similar Ray Bans and loves them!

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  39. So many great gifts! Griffin would love all of these and I want those cocktail mixes just because the bottles are so cute!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  40. I bought my brother a pair of wireless headphones and echo for my grandma! So many good ideas here!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  41. My husband is addicted to wireless headphones... he's like Goldilocks - cant find his 'perfect fit"... man diva ;)

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  42. What an amazing gift guide for him :) Wonderful post dear <3
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

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  43. K is the same way when it comes to replacing clothing or shoes but I always try to refresh his wardrobe for his birthday and/or Christmas! The Echo Dot is high up on my list.... for myself!! LOL

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  44. These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I follow back on bloglovin. :)
    http://beautyandvibes.com

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  45. Ok- GREAT ideas. I need to get Chuck some watchbands, thanks for the idea!

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  46. We have the echo dot and love it! And my hubby just got us Apple watches so a new band would be perfect for him! Great ideas Biana!

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  47. I think the bluetooth headset would be perfect.
    Great gift guides!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  48. My husband uses Harry's and I got him those chocolates at your suggestion once already. You put together a great guide!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  49. his is great.. men are so hard to shop for.

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  50. These are all such great gift ideas, girlie! We have some guys we're planning on giving the bento box to, they make for such great gift ideas; they're flavors sound interesting, too! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  51. These are such good gifts!! I actually want to try the Harry's shave set myself! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday season!
    xx - Leigha (thelilacpress.com!

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  52. The echo dot is such a fab idea.
    loving your picks girl - xx

    Neha
    LovePlayingDressup

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  53. That Echo Dot looks like a really awesomely functional gift idea.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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