Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys

Shopping for guys can be difficult, at least for me. I always put pressure on myself to find my boyfriend the perfect gift(s). Shopping for my dad is a whole other level of difficulty. Quite frankly, if I could be given a list of exactly what they wanted, that would be ideal. But that also takes away the fun of giving.

I always think that gifts that suit a guy’s lifestyle are the best way to go. Does he travel frequently? Then the Herschel bag would be perfect. Does he enjoy being outdoors? Maybe he needs some new outdoor gear. Did he just land a new job? Make sure he’s well stocked on ties and work shirts. I like to find things that he can use often, and he’ll appreciate.

And here’s a great DIY gift that I had to share with you. I did this last year for my dad with one of his favorite beers, and he loved it. As a student, I know how difficult Christmas shopping can be on a college budget. This gift is fun and festive, and something any guy will appreciate.

Note: All of these gifts can be found at Nordstrom. I highly recommend Nordstrom for easy holiday shopping with free shipping and free returns. (Not sponsored. Just sharing my love for the store.) You could easily accomplish all of your holiday shopping at one place.

I’m very excited to share that I’m kicking off Scarlett’s Wishlist Wednesday series. Head over to The Trendy Chick to check out my gifts for girlfriends (all at really great prices)!

  • Beth Jenkins
    November 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Great choice with the Fossil watch! I gave my bf one 3 years ago and it has held up through all of his adventures! Great brand! I am also loving that sweatshirt, it looks super cozy!

    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      I gave my boyfriend a leather Fossil one last year that he still wears. They are a great quality. Thanks for stopping by!

  • KP
    November 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Great list! My man loves herschel anything! I should get him some more!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Anna Baun
    November 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Love everything on this list, but particularly love that Fossil watch! XO


    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Me too! Thanks for stopping by, Anna.

  • Rebecca
    November 20, 2014 at 3:22 am

    A guy is such a hard person to buy for so these are great ideas! I am sure every guy would love that watch and the belt is lovely!


    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! I appreciate you stopping by.

  • Michaela Fisch
    November 20, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Loving the wallet! That's definitely a must get!

    I'm giving away an Ace & Ivy monogrammed rain jacket! Enter here!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks, Michaela! xo

  • Brooke Anderson
    November 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Gosh I have the hardest time shopping for my husband, it's like pulling teeth to get any sort of wish list out of it! The reindeer beers are adorable! I may have to give that a try this year. Thanks for the tips!


    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      You're welcome, Brooke! My boyfriend is the same way. He never wants to tell me what he wants. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Laura
    November 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Men are SO hard to buy for! Definitely going to give the reinbeers a go for my Dad haha!

    Laura |

    • Ellen Borza
      November 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Good luck, Laura! Hope they turn out well. Thanks for stopping by.