2011 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Boyz

I’m wrangling up a few unique gift ideas over here for family and friends and thought I’d share some of my favorites. Let’s start with the boys.

Husbands, boyfriends, brothers, dads, uncles… they’re hard to shop for. After several years of shopping for 7 brothers (that’s right, seven when you add Kevin’s and mine together) plus three dads, several Grandpas and quite a few friends and I still haven’t learned much. But every year I give it a shot again.

Here’s what I’m eying this Christmas:

I’m a huge fan of the retro style of this radio alarm clock. Bringing it back to basics with a sleek walnut finish and old fashioned functionality.

This multi-tool knife is perfect for camping, exploring, fishing and general boy stuff.

A vintage framed world map is ideal for an office, the den or even spray glued to a cork board as a learning tool for the little ones.

Dangerous Book for Boys. Enough said.

Table tennis on the go – for the guys that love a good bet and perhaps even a better impromptu drinking game.

Reusable soap stones that keep liquor chilled without diluting your drink – something every hubby (and his friends) can appreciate.

Equally cool coasters for your whiskey on the rocks.

These disposable flasks are perfect as creative stocking stuffers! Love that they will fit easily into the inside pocket of a ski jacket for some peppermint schnapps on the slopes.

This roll up travel charger is great for the globe trotter (I’d actually love one of these for Christmas – charge the electronics all at once while traveling!).

These mini walkie talkies are just cool. A friend mentioned finding these and I think they’re perfect for pint-sized fun on Christmas day for the little boys or boys at heart.

Out of print favorite novels can still be found in journal, t-shirt and even ereader jacket form here.

Our friends love a good game of poker and I’m sure they’d be keen on a traveling set so that different homes could host (the girls would be keen on that, too) ;).

This t-shirt sums up Kevin’s and his brothers’ life philosophy. Ha!

If your guy is a fix-it kind of guy (or a late-night road biker or even a climber) this headlamp is perfect. Kevin uses his ALL of the time! Even when grilling to check when the meat’s done after dark.

And a Hardy Boys set? Because every boy should read these!

The sea has stolen three cell phones from Kevin. Yes, three. If someone you’re shopping for this Christmas is a lover of water sports (or sailing, kayaking…) these are awesome.

Looking for a great gift for someone who’s crazy about fishing? This ultimate fishing tool claims to do everything but reel the fish in.

This is my staple shirt for Kevin. He’s tall (6’3″) so regular tees always fit too short and that’s a pet peeve for me. Banana makes these classics in both a standard and tall length and usually around this time of the year they’re on sale.

And this is my favorite quarter zip sweater. Perfect for casual or dressy events (pairs nicely with jeans or slacks) and Eddie Bauer also carries both regular and tall sizes with great deals.

If it weren’t quite so pricey I might splurge on this messenger bag as well.

Every guy needs a great pair of sandals and these are king. The whole family rotates through a new pair each once a year or so and these see every day use. Rainbows last and we love em.

I love this watch. It’s classy and handsome but would be a great everyday piece as well.

This key chain add on serves double duty as a bottle opener and a Swiss army knife. A convenient and practical stocking stuffer!

There you have it, my idea of a great Christmas for the boys in every price range. They’re hard to shop for and I hope this list makes it a bit easier!

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  1. says

    great classic gifts! i love the radio too… they have a similar one at restoration hardware (for only $29!) It’s a little smaller, but your ipod can plug into it and does all that kind of stuff.

  2. Kellie says

    Hey Morgan, have you seen Olukai flip flops? I love Rainbows too, but mine took along time to break in…even wearing them every day! Olukais are very comfy and durable flip flops and have some very cute styles too :)

    • Morgan says

      Olukai? Haven’t heard of them but will definitely look into them. Thanks for the recommendation, Kellie!


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