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Holiday Gift Guide: For Guys

Do you and the man in your life agree to give each other some piece of household minutiae for every holiday? “Merry Christmas! Enjoy the new shelves in the laundry room!” “Happy Birthday! Hope you like the new bathroom rugs!”


I can say that because I’m guilty of doing it. Let’s stop it.

Here’s our holiday gift guide for guys— a few great ideas for the man in your life, hand-picked by the Today’s Mama staff.

Keen Timmons Slip On

Hand-picked by Rachael’s husband, Mark. He likes the slim toe, comfortable sole and the handsome red stripe around the bottom. See, even guys like a little pop of color.


Remember the rage surrounding that first Tickle-Me-Elmo doll? Buckyballs are like that, but for grownups. Finally a way to waste time at your desk without firing up Angry Birds.

Ryobi 10 in. Portable Table Saw with Stand

If your man is handy with a hammer and you’d like to get him something special, consider a saw. This is on “his” special request list at our house. Meaning, it’s been emailed to me, put in a Christmas powerpoint, and hinted at loudly in public conversations.

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket

Got an outdoorsy man in your life in need of a good mid-layer insulation piece? Well, look no further!

FIFA Soccer 12

Is he a soccer fan? Does he also enjoy a gaming in the cozy comfort of home? Then this is the game for him—and it’s available on just about every system imaginable.

Steve Job’s by Walter Isaacson

It’s on everyone’s list – especially HIS.

Gladiator Garage Works

Because it says “I love you and support your need for a man-cave” while hinting, “get your crap off the floor so I don’t have to park in the driveway anymore”. Merry Christmas, everyone wins.

Patagonia Half Mass Bag

Remember when we used to envy that men could carry everything they needed in their pockets? Well, along came the iPad and now even minimalist men (I’m looking at YOU Mr. Oltmanns) need a good bag in their arsenal.


Sony a390 DSLR Camera and Lens

He wants a grown up camera too. Added bonus—you’d get to actually appear in photos in 2012.

Ugmonk T’s

Because your both sick of his old T-shirts. (Thanks to @JeffLind for this tip!)

King Cube Silicone Ice Cube Trays

Put the kids to bed and have a cocktail with your man. Since you’re parents now, you’re probably out of practice and you’re childless friends refer to you as “lightweights”. Sip slowly and don’t worry about your drink getting watered down.

Swiss Army Original Watch

Nothing says “badass” like an old-school watch in Army green.

Other gift guides you might enjoy…

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Mail Order Gift Guide

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  3. Christina D. 12/05/2011 at 2:05 pm

    We have five children spread from elementary school to college so finding time for just the two of us is extremely difficult. Last year whenever my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, my reply was, “Time with just you!” He would get so discouraged because it is sooo much easier to BUY something. Well, he totally floored me and after almost 30 years together, that is difficult to do. He made a tiny envelope (about 1″x1.5″) and inside he wrote a note that I could choose to go anywhere with him for a week! The note was at the bottom of my stocking. We love to travel so it was a great gift for BOTH of us! (We went to Hawaii and did what WE wanted – never even put on our swimsuits.)

  4. stephanie peterson 12/04/2011 at 6:09 pm

    Add a GoPro to the list. My man would LOVE to take it skiing!!

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