Guys can be so hard to buy for right? When they have a hobby, they usually buy whatever they need for themselves. Beyond that, they don’t often speak up about what they might want. So you end up winging it based on what you think they like and might actually use.
On that note, I usually go for practical gifts – but things that are a step up from what the guys in my life might actually buy for themselves. Plus, as always, I try to sneak in safe and sustainable too.
1. Leather Wallet
Made with sturdy Horween leather, this wallet is stitched by hand with the leather and thread colors of your choice. Two pockets hold cash and cards. Handmade in Massachusetts by artist Benjamin Bott. $45
2. EDC Tool Kit
All the practical tools he may need in one place – that’s the philosophy behind EDC or every day carry. This nifty ring includes a pry bar, precision tweezers, screwdriver keys (Phillips and flat) and a waterproof lighter. Made in USA. $54
3. Bar Soap Set
Handcrafted bar soaps with natural scents developed by wild fragrance experts at the Juniper Ridge company. The 4 natural aromatic blends come from real plants, bark, moss, mushrooms, and tree trimmings found hiking the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest. $45
BUY IT* (2015 update: these particular soaps are no longer available but check out this set/5 handmade soaps from Caru)
4. Hydro Flask
What guy couldn’t use a multi-tasking bottle to carry their beverage of choice? Double walled vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. Made with 18/8 food-grade stainless steel with a BPA-free polypropylene top. $26
5. Homemade Gin Kit
Everything you need to turn an ordinary bottle of vodka into flavorful gin. Kit includes 2 glass bottles, sieve, funnel, juniper and assorted botanicals including lavender, sandalwood and green cardamom. Cheers! $50
6. Citrus Facial Cleanser
Perfect for a guy who wants a simple cleanser without the gunk. No Bull cleanser is made with organic ingredients by a holistic beauty expert and is free of sulfates, surfactants and synthetics. $32
BUY IT* (2015 update: this particular cleanser is no longer available but check out this organic face wash that’s good for guys)
7. Weekend Bag
If your special guy deserves a extra special gift – this is it! Handmade in California out of premium leather and canvas, this carry on will be perfect for his next getaway – hopefully a tropical beach vacation with you! $198
8. Wool Slippers
Lined with 100% natural wool fleece, these slippers will keep your guy cozy all winter long. Wool tweed and suede upper. Natural rubber and handpressed jute outsole. Designed by US-based Acorn company. $99
Which gifts would you pick for the men in your life?
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