Gifts for the Guys

Happy Tuesday,

Happy Thanksgiving week!  During this week of thanks I try and remember to take extra time to say "hello" and smile and say "Happy Thanksgiving" to strangers (as creepy as that sounds) because maybe they will pass along the gesture.  I love the saying, "it is not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy."

Today's gift guide is all about the guys in our life!  I am so incredibly thankful for all of the guys in mine.  I tried to keep them all in mind when putting this together.  Jonny actually had a say (or two) while I was picking things out in today's guide.

  1. Kiehl's Travel Ready Starter Kit $43
  2. Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Headphones $349.95 and Wool Smart Phone Gloves $49
  3. Monogrammed Wallet $80 Cozy Slippers $110
  4. Onsie Jammies $70 Robe $165
  5. Weekender $395 (Jonny uses this one! $129)
  6. Zip Front Jacket $139 Puffer Coat $900 (splurge!) love this one too and 40% off with code holiday
  7. Embossed tie case $149 Plaid Shirt $145

My dad and Jonny both travel quite a bit for work so last year they requested a nice weekender (like this one $395).  Previously, (for all of my dad's professional life) he used a backpack for short trips and he has loved his new bag.  Jonny has this one $129, and recommends it to everyone.  Our family does Christmas jammies every year and I am planning on getting these for Jonny, they crack me up and will actually be perfect and so cozy for after skiing (fingers crossed we get some snow!).  I think this tie case would make a wonderful gift and I love that it can be personalized.  

5 years ago I got Jonny his first pair of Uggs - sometimes we don't think of Ugg as a product for guys, but I think guys like soft, cozy things just as much as we do! He wears his boots to work during the winter, under jeans and after skiing (similar pair here).  I also love these slippers that I am planning to get him - I think the rubber sole will be nice for taking Stanley out in the morning.  As for whats on his wishlist for this year... he mentioned that how this jacket is (I also like this one that is 40% off with code holiday).  He has this one that he throws on for work, but this one would be nice for really cold days.  We will see ;).

I will be adding new things to my Holiday Shop all this week and will be doing my best to keep you all updated with the best sale info! So make sure to check back often this week for Black Friday sale tips and round-ups and please let me know if there is anything you have your eye on that I should be looking out for too!

Wish List Wednesday - Christmas Jammies

Growing up my mom had a field day dressing my sisters and me alike.  Her favorite time to do this, of course, was the holiday season.  She would often make giant bows for our hair, or matching dresses for us to wear on Christmas Eve.  My sisters were never thrilled about our coordinating ensembles... guess who was πŸ™‹  

Each year we were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve.... It was always jammies!  To this day,  this tradition holds true.  And it is the gift we each look forward to every year and joyfully parade around in our matching sets.

This adorable flannel set ($68) just arrived at my doorstep - I got it in red which has sold out, but there are a few sizes left in navy (more sizes available in this print $64.50)! I know mom has other plans in mind for this year's pajama look (there was talk of footed PJs like these ($29.99 - extra 25% off with code: Friend) for Jonny and Matt, we can't exclude the guys!  Last year we branched out from the traditional pant set and went with a nightshirt like this one ($68) or this one ($39.50) (I wear mine all the time!) (also like this one $17).  This set from J.Crew is also a gorgeous, classic option and love that they offer monogramming! You guys know how I feel about anything with a monogram... gets me every time.  

I always love cozying up Christmas morning in my new jammies... throwing on a cozy robe (I like this one $35.50!).... and slippers (like these $55!) and spending the day with my family by the tree drinking cocoa and eating leftover Christmas cookies.

What fun traditions do you have?  

(All of my favorites are linked below or click the picture above!)

Wish List Wednesday - Gifts for your Guys!

1. Buffalo Plaid Sweater // 2. Tie Bar Style Box // 3. Christmas Sweater Belt // 4. Activity Tracker // 5. Wayfarer Ray Bans// 6. Wool Jacket // 7.  Forester Pull on Boot // 8. Ski Tricks Needlepoint Wallet // 9. Flannel PJs // 10. Weekender // 11. Garment Bag // 12. Scuff Slippers

Good Wednesday Evening Friends!

Jonny and my dad are both pretty simple and similar in the things they like - Broncos, skiing, golf, done.  Anything that has to do with any of these things is a pretty safe bet that either or both of them will like!  

However, the last couple of years, I have had fun finding gifts that compliment the things they love, but may not obviously scream, "Go Broncos!".  For example, these Ugg Boots were not the first thing on Jonny's list when I got them for him a couple of years ago, but in the winter. he wears them more than any other shoe in his closet.  They are perfect for after skiing and even wears them on snowy/casual days to work.  I love the Smathers and Branson needlepoint pieces for gifts like this skier wallet... so fun! Jonny has a similar one with his college insignia that he loves.

My dad travels quite a bit for work and has always carried a backpack as his main form of luggage (he packs a little lighter than me :/).  Last year, Jonny and I got him this weekender from Pottery Barn that he now takes everywhere!  Dad's very favorite thing of all is his FitBit that he got himself years ago - he does not leave home without it... he can be found walking around the block before bed to insure he has gotten all his steps in for the day!

Other ideas:

  • I love this Tie Bar Style Box ($99) - which comes with 3-4 ties/ 3-4 pocket squares and matching socks.
  • If your guys need a nice jacket - this one is perfect for work or hanging with the guys (and on sale)
  • cozy jammies (30% off with code presents) and slippers are always awesome options!