December 4, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend, Husband, Brother, Father, etc.

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Hey everyone!

I was holiday gift shopping today and I thought I would give you my tips and ideas on gifts for any guy in your life.  Check out my video on Youtube!



For many guys, their top gift wishes involved technology.  They may want a Sharp 60" Aquos TV, MacBook Pro, an iPad 2, or something else along those lines.  If you can afford to get him that, then do that!  He will love the gift!  Every time he uses it, he will think of you.

I realize that it can be really hard to shop for guys.  If you don't know what to get him, if he seems to have just about everything, or if you can't afford anything too expensive, then these ideas are perfect for you!

1.  Watch
A watch is a timeless piece that every guy can use.  Yes, he may be able to tell time with his cell phone, but a watch can be used in times when his cell phone might not work.  For example, if he is in a meeting and it would be improper for him to pull out his cell to check the time, he can always look down at his watch.  Or, if he is someone who travels a lot, then he might not have his cell phone with him as he's traveling around the world.  His watch will work no matter where he is in the world; all he would have to do is reset the watch to the appropriate time zone he is in.  Also, a watch is a great piece because you can really customize to your guy's taste.  There are so many different materials, colors, and textures available to choose from, making it much easier for you to find the perfect one for him.  Here are some of my favorites:




2.  Cologne
Get him something so that he can smell good for you!  If you're not sure as to what scent to get him, you should discreetly take him shopping with you and tell him that you just want to smell all of the different ones available.  This is actually a really great and fun date idea for something different from an ordinary dinner-and-movie kind of date.  You will get to know a lot about what he likes or doesn't like, and you can show him more about you.  At the same time, you can give him a hint as to what perfume you might like for Christmas!  Here are some of my favorites: 





3.  Wallet
His wallet gets a lot of wear and tear throughout the year, so you could get him a new wallet!  Or, if he's the kind of guy who doesn't like big wallets, then you might want to consider a money clip.   Here's some suggestions:



4.  Tie
If you know what kind of dress shirts he has in his closet, then you can get him a tie!  Pick one based on his favorite color or a print he particularly likes.  You could also take the guess work out for him in the mornings and get him a tie that you think would look really great with one of his shirts.  Here's one of my favorites:


5.  Pay Attention!
When you are out shopping with him, pay attention to what he seems to really like.  If he didn't get it for himself, then you can get it for him and surprise him with something he really wants.  Or, if you notice him saying that he needs some new pants or some new shirts, then you can keep that you mind when you go shopping.  Pick out what he needs and he'll thank you for it because you took the time to listen to him!  Also, if you happen to know that he needs a nice outfit for an event and he doesn't already have one, then you can buy one for him.  Be sure that you find out what his sizes are before you go shopping.  You can take a peak in his closet and drawers when he's not looking and make a mental note so you are prepared!

I love this outfit from Express:  

Of course, you can always choose not to buy him something.  Handmade gifts are some of the best gifts!

6.  Scrapbook
If you're anything like me, then you have saved all of the bits of scraps from the different events you went to with him.  You can pull those momentos out, pick some awesome pictures, and throw it all together in a great scrapbook!  He'll love flipping through those pages and remembering the fun he had with you.

7.  Card
Instead of going to the store and picking out a card written by someone else, go ahead and make him one yourself.  I'm sure he won't care about whether you artwork is the best or not.  He will love reading what you have to tell him, whether it's all the little things you love about him or the great times you plan on having with him in the upcoming year!

8.  CD
If you and your guy have some favorite songs that you listen to together, then make a mix for him and put it on a CD.  Now, he will always have your favorite songs, and you guys can jam out to them together!  Make sure to have fun decorating the CD case with things that mean something to you both.

I hope you enjoy my tips and ideas for this holiday gifting season!  Let me know if you have any questions or requests for more gift ideas.  

xoxo,
Linda

19 comments:

Dvr Dame said...

I never thought of a scrapbook. New follower from MBC.

Rebecca
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Elizabeth Rodriguez said...

Following you back! Great blog, I like your gift ideas :)

Lauren Morrow said...

Following you back! Thanks! And nice gift ideas! :)

Mom Daughter Style said...

thanks for following, now following back.

you did a great job on the video, that's something I think I won't be able to do, not much confidence esp English is not my first language. great tips

http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Thanks to everyone for following my blog and for supporting me!

Mommies and Beyond said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I am a new follower via Mom Blog Society! I am also fanning you on Face Book (shanna mommiesandbeyond) and Twitter @craftsexaminer
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Lacey said...

The scrapbook is a good idea! I made one for my husband for his first Father's Day and he loved it. :)

Terri's Little Haven said...

Great video and Christmas gift tips. Guys are so hard to buy for. I've subscribed to your youtube. terrishaven

Ellie Hirsch-Mommy Masters said...

Thanks for stopping by Mommy Masters. Thanks for the holiday gift tips!!

Irene said...

Love the scrapbook idea! I never know what to get hubby. Thanks for the tips

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Frugal in WV said...

Love the gift ideas! Thanks for the follow, following you back!

sweetheart said...

great gift ideas...newest follower from MBC
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Amanda said...

I am your newest follower from MBS would love a follow back at lefthandedideas.com

Mom Daughter Style said...

hi, thanks for the follow, Im already following you via GFC

Nancy said...

Following you back!

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Gifts to pakistan said...

Now that's what I am talking about. Your ideas and collection was great and make a right use for send gifts to boys and your father. Nice job.

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