There’s a myth that guys are hard to shop for, but Chris loves it when I play into his hobbies, make him look good, but prioritize comfort and quality. This guide is all of those things. Also, never forget an experience gift for your guy. Last year, I gifted Chris a week of cooking camp and “Barbecue University” in Palmetto Bluff, and I’m pretty sure he’ll talk about it for the rest of his life. Together we put together the perfect guide for any guy.
Sneakers are having a huge moment right now. We’re in the sneaker era. And chances are, you know someone that collects sneakers as a hobby. This is the book for them! With over 650 pages of insider knowledge and drool-worthy photos, this sneaker history will leave your sneaker-obsessed man entertained for hours on end.
This is the perfect gift for anybody who likes to stand in front of the grill for hours on end (aka Chris). The foodie. There are 8 different BBQ flavors, all vegan and vegetarian-friendly.
Chris isn’t a sneaker guy, but he is a TAFT guy. These are his ride-or-die shoes, and I’m pretty sure he plans more date nights for us so that he can wear his TAFT boots out.
This backpack has gone everywhere with us. We’ve worn it to St. Lucia, to Disneyworld… or just for bike rides to the park. It holds all the essentials and more and makes for the perfect carry-on. It’s packed with smart storage and isn’t bulky!
Funny story. Last year for Christmas, I bought this for Chris without realizing he had already bought it for himself! I guess that’s how you know it’s a good gift. This little gadget attaches to your phone, turning it into a gaming device! All of his friends will drool.
Get this massage cube full of tingling essential oils for post-workout recovery massages. Would be cute to gift with an at-home shoulder rub coupon to redeem as well.
This hat is inspired by the letterman jacket era, by one of our favorite men’s clothing brands cuts. I think the letter patch is so classy while also remaining sporty.
Chris got the new Apple Watch Ultra and cannot keep his mouth shut about it. It does everything you want it to do and more. A splurge gift, for sure, that would leave him speechless.
A recliner-camping chair in one is all I need to be convinced to go camping. He’ll take it camping, to the parade, perch it out by the driveway, or in the backyard to watch the stars with you.
He’s no fuss, so he’d love this leather charging dock to charge all of his gadgets–Phone, Airpods, watch–while he sleeps, and there’s even a catch-all for keys. It’s going to leave everything looking sharp and organized, which is a win for everyone!
These sweatpants are THE sweatpants. Chris has tried every brand, and these are the fit, the material, the comfort, and the quality he reaches for every time. I try to steal them from him constantly–so maybe they’re on my wish list now too.
He might not want a Stanley cup with a straw, but I bet he’d be more than happy with this insulated jug with a spout so he can easily get all of his water in for the day. It (no joke) holds 64 oz, and there are 9 colors to choose from.
This little impact driver has become our favorite tool, hands-down. It’s so intuitive to use and is activated by motion (spin it to start it). It’s a must-have tool that makes any job easier and more fun.
Every man needs a plaid overshirt this time of year. It won’t ever go out of style, and Lululemon does not mess around with their quality. This one is nice and stretchy and fits like a dream.
This is what the guys want but probably won’t ask for–a Manscaped kit! It comes with everything you need for their, ahem, shaving, trimming, and grooming needs!
This might be the coolest, coziest men’s down jacket I’ve ever seen. It’s got it all, great pockets, cozy soft lining, contrast trim, quilting!! I hope Chris doesn’t read this because I have to get him this for Christmas.
Need more ideas? Check out last year’s gift guide for men.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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