Gift Guide For the Guys in Your Life
I think some of the hardest gifts to buy are for the boys in your life! I always have a ton of ideas for my mom, sister-in-laws, niece, and female friends; but when it comes to the men, I’m often stumped. With two more boys on their way in to my life soon, I wanted to have everything ready before they arrive. I found some pretty awesome presents this year and thought I would share them with you if you’re still figuring out what to get your dad, brother, husband, etc.
Son–Depending on the age of your child, this gift could vary; but I’ve discovered that many boys, no matter what their age, are still very young at heart. You can never go wrong with things that can be built with their hands, which makes Duplos and Legos the perfect presents. I got Timothy a new Duplos set and I know he will love it. I also got a Lego set that he and his dad can do together so they both have a gift!
Brother–I have two brothers and we’ve always been super active and competitive. This year I decided to gift my bros with an adventure! Tough Mudder, the leader in obstacle racing mud run events will be touring the US with 10-12 mile Tough Mudder and the new Tough Mudder Half (a less intense 5 mile course challenge designed to test teamwork and grit). I figured this was the perfect gift for both of my brothers and they will have a blast. You can use ToughMudderGiftUS2016 for 15% off any US Tough Mudder event in 2017 for the adventure seeker or fitness lover on your XMAS list.
Husband–My husband commutes daily in nice suit in NYC and also travels for his job quite often. I came across the most beautiful rugged suede backpack made by FILSON and fell in love with it. I can’t wait to give him this special gift, it’s well worth the money, it will last forever, and I can sneak it on occasion and use it as the twins diaper bag. He can even use it as the twins diaper bag and look stylish while having his hands free!
Father–My father is a doctor and always on the run. He is still super active and he loves to take pictures of all of his kids and grandkids. As adept as he is with a scalpel, he always is dropping his phone. I got him an evo wallet active edition case for his iPhone. The case has advanced drop protection and is quite stylish. If your dad is a cyclist, runner, or could just use something that protects his phone and cards and keys, this is the perfect gift.
Father-in-Law–My husband’s father was just visiting us in town and he loves his seltzer. He could go through a case in one weekend! My husband is always at a loss for gifts for his dad so I suggested he get him a delivery gift from ReadyRefresh full of seltzers and teas. Men are not the best at grocery shopping for themselves, so it’s great to get them something that they really will use and not have to deal with the schlepping or shopping.
Nephew–My nephew is at that stage in his life where he’s very in to working out and all the latest, coolest gadgets. I got him a LG tone active wireless stereo headset. The LG headphones are so cool, hands free, water and sweat resistant, and have built in stereo speakers.
Grandpa–You could get an iHeart for your techy grandpa this holiday. The iHeart device shows you your internal age by measuring your heartrate. It’s super easy to put on your finger and get your pulse and you can sync it up to the app and monitor it over time. These days even grandparents are carrying around iPhones and I think it makes them feel super cool to stay up to date with current trends.
And for a brother-in-law, boyfriend, boss or anyone else you’re having a hard time coming up with an idea for, you could check out www.mantry.com a gift subscription box service for men. The guy in your life will get 6 full sized food products from America’s top artisan food makers shipped to their door in a handsome handmade wooden crate. 100% Made in the USA and a 1% of all sales goes to City Harvest. I LOVE this idea!!!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!