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Gift Ideas For the Men in Your Life

It’s my husband’s birthday today! Happy, happy birthday Josh Ryan. Twenty-seven is going to be quite a year–I just know it!

I don’t know about y’all, but usually my husband is the hardest person to buy for second only to my dad. What is it with the men in my life? Even when we were dating, Josh was hard to buy for–and it hasn’t gotten much easier. Gifts for men are typically hard to buy when they claim “they don’t need anything.” Am I right?

This year, we agreed that his “present” would be an upgrade to his truck. However, I’m not one to NOT have an actual present to open on the big day itself. Not to give anything away, but I can’t wait to celebrate tonight and have him open his gift.

Below I’ve rounded up a few picks that are my go to present ideas for Josh (and even my dad). Note: I’ve totally bought my dad underwear before–and socks. No shame y’all–our family is very close!

 What are some of your go-to gifts for the men in your life?
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  • Happy birthday to your husband! I’ll usually let my husband pick out something from Proper Cloth or get him something for travel. This year I took him on a surprise trip to Victoria B.C. by seaplane!

  • Whitney H

    I love that backpack! That is a great alternative to something that looks a little too “kiddish.” I’ll keep it on my list for my husband!

  • Great ideas!! My husband is terrible for letting me know things he wants. He always says oh I’ll have a think and let you know lol. I always want to give him something other than PS1 games haha!

  • Donnica Smalls

    These are great ideas. I’m also a huge Steelers fan so I appreciated seeing my team there lol. I’ve gifted the Birchbox for Men and other subscription boxes for men.

  • These are great ideas! Andrew loves hockey so I always get him something from his team. He also keeps amazon wishlist which makes shopping easy.

  • Backpacks and watches are my go to ideas. A man can never have enough watches, haha.

    Cristina | *janded

  • Kristine Circenis

    Hats, watches and alcohol or cooking related gifts are staples for the men in my life!

  • Love this! My hubby’s birthday is next week and I definitely needed this for some inspiration haha.

  • The Herschel pack looks great! Definitely keeping these in mind for gift inspiration

  • Happy birthday to your husband! My boyfriend is so hard to shop for as well but that backpack is a great idea that my bf would like too! Definitely going to keep it in mind for Christmas haha!

  • Happy birthday to your hubby! Gifts for boyfriends/husbands are so difficult. We do the 4-gift rule for Christmas – something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read. It has made things a lot easier for us, because instead of one PERFECT gift, I have four things that I know will matter to him/be used.

  • Sydney Power

    Oh I am totally saving this post! So helpful!!