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2019 CLJ Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Him

November 20, 2019

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Chris here. It’s time to buy a gift for that guy. You know the one. The one who shrugs his shoulders whenever you ask what he wants for Christmas, and says something helpful like, “I can’t really think of anything.” My wife knows that guy all too well, because I am that guy! But never you worry, I pulled together a bunch of things I’d actually be super happy to see on the other side of that thin Santa-clad paper on Christmas morning. Several of these I even currently own and can attest to how amazing they are — laser measure, mesh wi-fi, 3M headphones, heated vest – winners! But honestly, they’re all winners and you’ll finally have picked out the perfect gift for your silently selective man.

1. Carhartt Men’s Flip-It Gloves to keep his hands warm but the digits free, for projects or finally returning that text. $19

2. 3M™ WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector to protect his ears during loud projects, with the option of taking a call or listening to his favorite jams (spoiler, everyone in our office has been wearing these for a month to get through all the construction and they. are. amazing!). $52

3. “One Year On a Bike” by Martijn Doolaard to inspire him to dream big — 2020 will be his most adventurous year yet. $40

4. A Bosch Blaze Pro Laser Distance Measure: For any guy who likes to plan and knock out DIY projects, a laser measure is a total win.  $67

5. The AmpliFi Mesh Wifi System so he can stop griping about the wi-fi signal and finally stay connected in every corner of the house. $499

6. A Custom Engraved Guitar Pick to keep those skills fresh (and to create the ultimate memorabilia for when he’s famous). $8.50

7. The Propel Star Wars Quadcopter: a Star Wars-themed drone?! Your rebel fighter will rejoice! $37

8. Air Force 1 Lows: Shoes stylish enough for date night and casual enough for hibernating. $150

9. The DJI Osmo Pocket Camera: the new “it” camera that will help him shoot high-quality, edit in-camera, and upload directly to his phone. $369

10. & 11. The L.L.Bean Classic Ragg Wool Sweater and the Katahdin Iron Works Waffle Fleece–two cozy classics that I can’t and won’t quit. These will keep him put together (but secretly comfy) all season long. $69 ea.

12. A Jaxon Lane Bro Mask: Because guys actually do care. $28

13. Sports Joggers to wear every day of his life. Seriously. $55

14. A Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat that he won’t take off (promise). Perfect for snowmobiling, hiking, or just a quick fix for bed head. $16

15. The ORORO heated vest for all of his outdoor projects — or when he gets roped into 3 hours of sledding. $129

16. A Hall of Games Official Size Table Tennis Table for a more fun way of letting him embrace that competitive nature. $659

17. A Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch so he can track activity, receive notifications, control his music, and find his phone before he has to admit that he lost it. (Don’t think there’s a more stylish smart watch) $155


Need more ideas? We got you covered check out more gifts for guys here, here, here, here, and here!  

And check out our Gifts Under $20 for Anybody and The Best Gifts We’ve Ever Given gift guides.

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  1. Alyssa says:

    Hello! In one of your videos, I believe Chris was using an all-in-one laser level and stud finder. He seemed to really like it. If I am remembering correctly, can you please share what/where you got this? I think it will make an excellent Christmas gift for my handy husband.

  2. Alison says:

    Does Chris own the joggers or recommend brands? My hubs is pretty tall and I really struggle to find athletic wear that doesn’t look like he’s preparing for a flood. Thanks so much!

  3. Mandy says:

    Just got my husband one of the hybrid watches! He has a subscription box for watches but doesn’t have any smart ones – this is perfect! Thanks!

  4. Sarah says:

    Nothing has ever described my husband more accurately than “silently selective”. Ha!

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