I don't know about you, but I've always had the hardest time shopping for the men in my life. I'm always asking my mom for gift ideas for my dad and most of the time she doesn't even have a clue of what he wants. Luckily, Brent has no problem letting me know gifts that he would like. Let's be real, his shopping addiction is a close second to mine! So, I thought it would be a good idea to get his input on a gift guide for men. Courtnee also asked Brandon (her husband, my brother) for some ideas and I think with both of their suggestions combined we have come up with a pretty good list!
What I love about this shirt is that you can dress it up with a collared button down underneath or you can wear it dressed down. It’s made of 100% organic cotton and has a removable collar to keep it nice and crisp. I recently bought Brent the short sleeve version of this shirt and it runs a little big, so you might consider sizing down. I’m sure all of the men in your life would look very dapper in this shirt ;)
Brent and Brandon both said that they would like sunglasses as a gift. This pair of sunglasses is a never fading classic style and comes in 5 color options. You really can’t go wrong gifting a pair of sunglasses because they are such a useful item that can be used year round!
Club Champion is a premium golf club fitting retailer that offers the finest brands and services for golf club fittings. They have locations all over the U.S. with 3 in Illinois and they can fit customers for all clubs from a wedge and a putter to a full bag fitting. This summer we went up to Chicago for Brent to get fitted for new clubs. Of course, he dropped me off at Nordstrom while he had his fitting, so I have no idea how it all works or what the experience was like. According to him, it was a very pleasant experience and you can test out any club on the market and use a launch monitor to determine the best club and shaft combination for your game. He also wanted me to ask that you please mention his name (Brent Mason) if you go to any Club Champion because he will get a discount on his next visit for the referral, which means more money for me to shop ;)
This long sleeve shirt is for all of the athletic men in your life. It’s made from sweat-wicking fabric to help him stay dry on or off the court. The graphic is also inspired by the Bull’s authentic practice gear, so it might even give your man a heads up on the competition ;)
A watch is another gift that both Brent and Brandon suggested. What I love so much about this Timex watch is how easily customizable it is. There are a couple different faces to choose from, along with multiple straps. You can also purchase an additional strap so your guy can switch it up to match different outfits! On top of this, you can get a customizable engraving on the back. Another thing that I love about this watch is the price tag…I think that $82 is a pretty great price for something so classic!
If you know a man who likes to pair fun socks with his outfits then these are the gift you need for his stocking! There are so many colorful options and they are all high quality. You can pick out a few fun pairs or even a small gift box that comes with multiple pairs already put together!
Brent has a pair of these moccasins and he wears them every day. I just asked him for a description and his exact response was “warm and cozy, retro-chic”...I’m not sure about “retro-chic”, but they certainly look warm and cozy! The sheepskin lining is meant to keep feet warm, but also wick away moisture from the skin to keep you dry (and hopefully prevent smelly slippers!) These moccasins run true to size.
This ½ zip is perfect for the man who loves sports. It stands out from the typical Bears ½ zip with a gradual color contrast at the bottom. The material is polyester, so it should wash up nicely and be something he can wear for a long time!
If none of these gifts seem perfect for the guy you’re buying for, Brent always says that you can’t go with with a nice bottle of bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark. Brandon suggests gifting tickets to the guy’s favorite sporting event or concert. It’s always nice to buy a fun experience rather than something material! Hopefully this guide gives you a better idea of what to shop for this year on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. If you have other suggests for Christmas gifts for men we would love to hear them in the comments section below!