Holiday Gifts for Brian

Brian and I kinda promised each other no gifts this year – what with the baby and the house and the lack of really needing anything … but then i got to pinning gifts for him and well, this happened. Unfortunately he is still refusing to let me buy these for him despite the fact that he would actually love all of these.

Emily Henderson Gift Guide

1. Hedley & Bennett Apron  – he likes to cook, but be kinda macho about it. | 2. Whale Stapler  – for his desk, obviously | 3. Shoe Shine Kit  – because real men shine their own shoes | 4. Sphere Ice Mould - for those whisky nights especially in the winter | 5. Seersucker Classic Tie | 6. Leather Adjustable File - ‘dude’ office accessories will make him psyched to sit down for work | 7. Cashmere Hat - a luxury he would NEVER buy himself | 8. Leather Pencil Case 0k, he won’t get this but i love it. | 9. Nylon Cordura Bag for an ‘dude’ diaper bag?

Emily Henderson Gift Guide

10. Stanley Thermos - we love coffee very much, in the car or not. | 11. Tool Kit  – because he is sooo sick of me never knowing where mine are so these would be just his. | 12. Slim Sweatpant - because we are super cozy around the house these days and he needs more comfy clothes | 13. Bookweight  – he can hold/rock Charlie while reading | 14. Leather Handle Utility Scissors  – yeah, another one he won’t ‘get’ but I love.| 15. Ducks Coffee Traveller  – again with the coffee | 16. Waxed Canvas Camp Stool |17. Ducks Hoodie Don’t mention the ducks year this year, but he’s still a massive fan | 18. Wood & Leather Ice Bucket - Yeah, so dude and so great. 

Emily Henderson Gift Guide

19. CPO Chambray Button-Down Work Shirt - He could wear this every day – work or play | 20. Lavett & Chin Pomade - the man loves his hair cream | 21. The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths - because his teenage self really indulged in this music | 22. Galaxy Rocks Glasses - I’ve never met a man who appreciates a heavy rocks glass as much as that man | 23. AV Room Portable USB Turntable By Crosley  – because he’s a man and therefore by definition he wants a turn table | 24. Notebook - so he can retire his lame drugstore versions | 25. JBL Voyager  - so he can play his music via wifi anywhere in the new house | 26. iPhone Case  – because he’s been eyeing this for a long time and loves Star Wars very much | 27. Dopp Kit - he refuses to admit that he needs one, but the man needs somewhere to put his dopps.

So those are all of the things that i want to get him. Unfortunately he won’t let me. So what I’m going to get him instead is a day off of daddyhood some time this year – with probably two rounds of golf for him and a friend, and an uber ride there and back. Now THAT, he can’t argue with.

  1. sezela

    this is, hands down, the best christmas gift idea list for boys i have ever seen.

  2. Bri

    My husband and Ohio State, your husband and Oregon.. sad season for both, but not as sad as my Gators! I love that ice bucket so much. I may have to put it on the list for next year.

    I know you aren’t doing gifts now, but for future inspiration my husband loves Cards Against Humanity – $25 and Amazon Prime. He loves them so much I put them on my own guy gift guide http://poshpurpose.blogspot.com/2013/12/gifts-for-your-man.html

  3. Lucy

    This is an awesome gift list. My husband is going to want that turntable.

  4. Terree

    I got my husband that ice-sphere thing, and it’s the best gift ever! He’s a challenge (when he sees what he wants, he buys it), but I saw this on one of Joanna Goddard’s old gift guides when I was looking for Chanukah gifts. It’s funny how such a simple thing can please a guy so much.

  5. KAIT

    what man wouldn’t want these things???

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  7. Karen

    Just ordered the skinny sweatpants to give my bf for xmas. I’ll finally be able to toss his ugly, baggy ones!!

  8. Allison

    The Hedley & Bennett Apron is for real men who cook and BBQ.

  9. Lisa

    Just looking at your blog for the first time and feel the need to comment again! This would be perfect for my guy also but as you mentioned about Brian not letting you buy for him, mine is the same way! So I settle on luxury consumables (really great chocolates, tickets to a museum or show, and the like) even though I’d love to get a few fun gifts.

  10. Lori

    I want the tool kit! I used to just use my dad’s because he left them in my basement when he was working on my house (love him!). Sadly, he has taken his back.

  11. AC

    The book weights are great, but don’t try to take them on an airplane. The security people think they are “weapons”.

  12. Heidi

    I work for Oregon! (Recruit SoCal and am based here) . I completely understand…. So close to the Rose Bowl and then……. Here’s hoping we do well at the Alamo Bowl!

  13. Andrea Urbass

    I liked the shoe shine kit until I saw the price, but thanks …

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