the one with a gift guide for him

My husband is the hardest person to buy a Christmas present for. If he wants something he just buys it himself . . . I could buy him things he needs, but what is the fun in that.
And to make it even better worse . . . he buys the best gifts. His gifts are gifts you don’t even know you want – like a sewing machine – or gifts you want but don’t expect – like a coach purse.
Seeing his face when he opens that perfect gift is my favorite time on Christmas morning. So here’s my gift guide for him . . .


tender belly :: a bacon of the month club. need I say more.

the art of shaving :: Most winters my husband grows a bear and then shaves it off in March. So last year I got him this shaving kit for when that time came. He LOVES it. 3 of his friends now use it because of his recommendation. As a grizzly, scruff loving wifey, that was the worst mistake I’ve ever made.

tacticle pen :: I don’t know why. Please don’t ask me to explain why men want them and they are cool. But every man in my family wants one.

ice balls :: Iron Man loves ice. So when our nephew saw these and said” Uncle Scott needs these ’cause he loves ice” It became Iron Man’s favorite gift ever. If the man in your life loves ice or any hard liquor these are a great stocking stuffer.

paddle your own canoe :: Nick Offerman, the man behind Ron Swanson, wrote a book and has a store that is all Ron Swansony. It’s a masculine, woodsy, libertarian man’s dream.

shawl collar sweater :: If your husband is anything like mine . . he won’t buy new clothes unless you tell him to or if he needs them. So Christmas is the perfect time to add a few things to his ol’ closet.

tie clip :: If you want to get him something sentimental a tie clip or cuff links with a symbol, engraving, or picture are the perfect option. He’ll wear it a lot, and no one will know but the two of you how sentimental it is.

What’s on your list for your husband?

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  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    My boyfriend is just like your husband when it comes to gifts! He just buys what he wants, so it can be really hard to make sure he doesn’t buy whatever I got him before I get a chance to give it to him. This year I bought his gift pretty far in advance, and I’ve been worried he is going to buy it himself!

    December 9, 2014 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Faith

    Yep! LG is just like Scott! Hard to buy for! Lol! I saw that sweater on old navy’s website and fell in love!! I think I might be getting it for LG too! Lol! That tie clip is nice and the bacon had me rolling but every man does like it. 🙂

    December 9, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven

    Ohhhh these are good, real good! My husband is also very difficult to buy for but I always manage to get him something he wants and surprise him with a bunch of awesome little things in his stocking! I love that pen (so would he) and those ice balls! Also–is it bad that I’m thinking I want to be a part of the bacon of the month club? 😉

    December 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      I think i’m gonna get the bacon of the month club for us as a family 😉

      December 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    I’m with Sarah–bacon sounds good to me. LOL

    December 10, 2014 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Eli@coachdaddy

    As a dude, I can find no objections to bacon. My list, though, is about experiences – gift cards, game tickets, stuff I can go and do with the kids. I have all the “stuff” I need, but who can have too much time with their family? (I know, that’s a loaded question!)

    Glad I found you through Hump Day Happenings.

    December 10, 2014 at 10:06 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      well the littles in the family one can never have enough time with 🙂

      December 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply amy s

    i just ordered TWO things off of this list for my brother!
    I COULD KISS YOU! hahaha thank youuuu
    boys are so hard to shop for!

    December 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      you’re so welcome! I’m so glad it was helpful!

      December 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

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