It's gift guide time!! Yeah! I know how hard buying the perfect gift for someone can be. My husband might be one of the hardest people, ever, to shop for. So I created this list of gift ideas for the guys in your life to hopefully make Christmas shopping a little easier this year.
I love to come up with gift ideas but what the heck do you get for the guy who has everything? That is totally my husband. He's worked in the action sports industry for years so he pretty much gets anything that he could possibly want from friends in the business. Every year I ask him to give me a list of things he would like and sometimes half the items on that list say “(I can probably get this for free)” making it the dumbest gift idea ever. Why would I have him work on getting his own holiday gift for himself through his contacts? So I buy the mundane items, like soccer shorts and socks and then have to try to come with all new ideas that he might like.
Hopefully, your husband is a little easier to shop for. But if he's not, one of my tricks is to give “experiences”. Often my mother-in-law and I will try to figure out fun activities for my husband and his dad to do together. One year they went and drove race cars. We've sent them to a flight simulator and I think we've purchased lift tickets for snowboarding (which he could have gotten himself, sheesh). And when in doubt, K-1 Speed or something similar is always fun for the guys in the family.
While I may not be able to get these things for my hubby (because these are his), I wanted to share these 2 great products with you. My husband recently got a Trace Surf Tracker for his surfboard and he's been having a blast with it. Trace basically records your performance during each surf session and lets you know how many waves you caught, how long you were on it, etc. It's like a FitBit for your board. Plus you can use it in conjunction with your GoPro and film your sessions. It's a great way to help you improve or just remember a super fun morning out on the water. It's also really fun to see some of the wipeouts. The kids really get a kick out of that. It works with skis too! These Yew Stuff coolers are so fun! They come in tons of fun prints and are on the smaller side making them perfect for picnics, beach days, etc. Fill one of these coolers with your husbands favorite beers and you've got the perfect gift idea! We sometimes take one when we go play tennis so we have cold drinks on hand.
Scroll all the way through this gift guide to get even more ideas!
Want more Christmas gift ideas? Check out these past holiday gift guides. Some of the links may be broken or the item sold out (some day I'll try to go through and update all of them) but hopefully they will get you thinking of some more great gift ideas for the men in your life!
2015 Holiday Gift Guide (yes, I know it says 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – I guess I was REALLY excited for this holiday season.)
Plus, I have a whole category called gift ideas for you to check out.
Don't miss my Holiday Gift Guide 2016 for the women in your life too!