Part two of my gift guides are here, and they’re all about finding gifts for the guys and kids (re: toddlers) in your life. If you missed part one, you can find another ten guides here! I hope these help you tackle your holiday shopping, and I tried really hard to get these up so you could still enjoy those cyber Monday sales!
I based these guides on things I would buy for Robert or my son. Robert helped by giving me ideas for things he has and loves, as well as items he’s been coveting. But rest assured that every item found here is something we either have and love, or really, really want.
- Gifts for Guys, generally
You’ll see as this post goes on that I break these ideas down into more specific catagories like accessories and luxury items, but I thought this guide is a great place to start if you don’t have a certain idea already in mind. I should also remind you that everything can also be found on my LTK page, and I’ve saved a highlight with every guide on Instagram too.
Robert really loves his Lululemon workout shorts, but he has trouble shopping for himself, so I tend to buy them as gifts when given the opportunity. I also like to update his slippers this time of year, and I usually go for a new pair of Uggs, but these J.Crew slippers are so attractive I might have to switch up my plan!
2. Men’s accessories
Accessories make such great gifts. They just do. A nice card case (Robert prefers one with a money clip over a bulky wallet) is a good idea for any guy in your life, and I included a bunch at different price points. I also bought a Daniel Wellington watch for Robert for Christmas a couple of years ago, and he loves it (and so do I; it’s classic and sleek). Hats and gloves make good small gifts for anyone, too.
3. Men’s Sweaters
When in doubt, buy him a sweater. I’m a sucker for a grandpa cardigan, and Robert can rock one nicely, tbh. A festive sweater is always fun, too. Robert wore this one for our family photos recently, and it’s surprisingly pretty neutral.
4. Cozy and athletic gifts
I think we can all agree that over the past two years, we’ve learned the best ways to get cozy at home. Robert loves these joggers, and I’ve recently turned him on to the “sweat suit.” (Of which I own many myself.) But in my opinion, nothing is cozier (while still being attractive) than Abercrombie sweat sets. (Top. Bottom.) A great gift for a husband, son, or even brother/relative. (But maybe don’t buy the underwear set seen here for your brother.)
5. Luxury men’s gifts
For the high(er)-end shopper. Robert has been wanting a Tumi weekender bag for years, but truthfully we don’t own one yet only because we’ve had nowhere to go…but maybe this is the year Santa comes through! He also absolutely loves his Patagonia parka; a necessity for our Cleveland winters. Finally, he truly does love his pair of Golden Goose sneakers, and I think they’re such a fun gift!
6. Kids’ gifts
We already own most of these items, and it’s difficult to narrow down which toys we (aka our son) loves most. The manga tiles are a current favorite here (our son will be three in march, by the way), and the stomp rocket has strangely been a fun winter toy (we use it in our foyer, which as an open ceiling to a second floor landing). I also just bought this large plush dinosaur (not pictured because I forgot to include it!) which is sure to be a hit and is currently under $25!! Finally, I have my eye on a new train set for this Christmas, but one of these cool fort/couch toys is intriguing too!
7. The BEST kids’ books (toddler/baby edition)
Finally, I try to buy books as gifts for kids at every turn. From baby showers to birthdays, I can only hope to help promote the joy of reading to the little people in my life. So I compiled my very favorites here for you–each one is one we have and love. Some also look really great on a display bookshelf, like this one. But Love is a Truck is one of my lesser-known go-to’s, as is Giraffes Can’t Dance. And in this house, we’re currently reading the big dinosaur book on repeat.
I hope between the two posts this covers all of your shopping needs! But if not, let me know what else you’re looking for in the comments!
NEW GIFT GUIDES (as of November 28th, 2021).