I know Brian really well. In case you don’t know who he is, he’s my husband of 11 years (together for 17). He is the best dad in the world to our two kids (IMHO). He’s an amazing actor, a director and producer, he’s incredibly nice to me, and handsome AF. We really like each other and we try to be thoughtful and considerate but we aren’t big sentimental gift givers. And we are ok with that. I get my video montage of all of our iphone footage of the kids for Mothers Day (the most important holiday of the year) and that’s kinda all I need. But that doesn’t mean I don’t shop a ton for him online for Christmas. And even though I bought 1/10th of these things I figured it was worthy of a gift-guide post.
So what follows is what I love for him as a gift, both in reality and if I were allowed to spoil him. We included a product board and a gallery to accomodate all your viewing desires.
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I LOVE how lightweight, warm and flattering these jackets are so I bought one for Brian and he LOVES it.
Men Ultra Light Down Jacket by Uniqlo – $70
Stripes are the only pattern he will do, and this is a great classic one (and he loves that fit)
Fine-knit Cotton-blend Sweater by H&M – $40
Brian won’t splurge on shoes so these are perfect because they are classic and handsome but so affordable.
Men’s Jay Desert Chukka Boots – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $45
Buying from Parker Clay makes us all happy because they are such a great socially conscious company – this is so classic.
Axum Dopp Bay by Parker Clay – $68
We are from Oregon and have emotional ties to this iconic brand. This sweatshirt is classic.
Sportswear Legacy Men’s Hoodie by Nike – $90
Gift Card Bundle
This bundle is an insane deal that supports socially conscious brands that Brian and I both love. They also have a women’s version as well. Buy it before it sells out. Basically for $35 you get 5 $50 gift cards to 5 awesome retailers.
Men’s Gift Card Bundle by Nisolo – $35
He wants my eye cream enough to steal it everynight. Here is your own, love.
Rejuvenating Eye Cream by BeautyCounter – $58
A package that is so functional and handsome. I love that tie very much.
The Tie Bar Splattered Gingham Tie Set by East Dane – $31
Pin Dot Necktie
One of my favorite patterns (the dot) done in a subtle way.
Men’s Pin Dot Necktie – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $20
Because a skinny stripe is so classic, chic and timeless (fine, and hipster)
Men’s Necktie with Pencil Stripes – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $20
I just want him to wear this shirt. And not just to sleep. I love it.
Pajama T-shirt and Shorts by H&M – $20
Again with the classic navy stripe – Brian would be so happy to put this on his head.
Men’s Opposite Knit Classic Cuffed and Stripe Hat – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $7
We don’t ‘scarf’ a lot in SoCal but if we did this would be around our necks.
Howlin’ Bionic Dub Scarf by East Dane – $96
A good color and shape, but that wrist detail keeps it special.
Fine-knit Cotton Sweater by H&M – $25
I bought this for Brian last year and the patina is amazing ( it’s a great company). I personally endorse this wallet.
Henny Billfold Wallet by Parker Clay – $48
Brian always wants layering pieces that aren’t bulky. I trust this brand and how they design their mens clothes a lot.
Men Fleece Long-sleeve Full-zip Jacket by Uniqlo – $20
Brian (AND MOST MEN) look so hot in a brighter color like pink or coral. They often don’t buy it for themselves initially but man they look good in it.
Fine-knit Cotton Sweater by H&M – $25
This is what Brian wears 6 days a week and he needs a refresh often. The white V-neck is both of our favorite shirts on him.
Hanes Men’s 6-pk V-neck T-shirts with Fresh IQ by Target – $14
Brian gets in a V-neck rut, but a henley looks so good on him.
Men’s Standard Fit Long Sleeve Henley T-shirt – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $15
Living in SoCal we don’t need to splurge on cashmere gloves, so these are perfect for the few occasions he’d wear them.
Men’s Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $25
Brian wears the same sweatpants everyday and he is due for a new pair. I love this slimmer cut.
Men Dry Stretch Sweatpants by Uniqlo – $20
Everyday he accuses me of stealing his no-show socks. I don’t take them, but just in case I have …
Dri-Fit No-Show Training Socks 6 pair by Nike – $22
Blue 3/4 Sleeve
I love this retro tee and think it would be hot on my husband. That is all.
Jonah 3/4 Sleeve by Individual Medley – $42
A man typically doesn’t think to buy a brush for hair. This one is simple, classic and feels utilitarian which I think Brian would like.
Small Oval Wooden Bristle Hair Brush by Uncommon Goods – $35
He wants his own kit for secret grooming. I get it. This is a GREAT affordable one.
Buxton Men’s Large Grooming Kit by Target – $13
While I love the more splurge-y ones, this dopp kit is so classic, functional and more affordable.
Men’s Dopp Kit – Goodfellow & Co. by Target – $15
Brian asked for a good professional bag last year and this is what I got him (in brown). It’s AMAZING.
Parker Briefcase by Parker Clay – $498
I bought him a vest 2 years ago and was shocked how much he wore it (despite how resistant he was at the beginning). I love this one.
The Down Pilot’s Vest by Best Made Company – $218
Red Stripe Sweater
When a man wears a slightly risky sweater, I find it very attractive. this feels just edgy enough …
Fine-knit Cotton-blend Sweater by H&M – $40
Brian doesn’t like to splurge on shoes, but he has such great taste. He LOVES these.
Chunky-soled Boots by H&M – $60
This guide is making me want to spoil that man. Here are more that I know he would love.
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Brian loves golf. He loves darts. He’ll LOVE this.
Golf Game Dartboard by Uncommon Goods – $120
Even though we have no records I KNOW Brian would love a record player because its coooooolll.
Crosley Velvet Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player by Urban Outfitters – $99
This is one of those gifts that they don’t think they want or need but are proud that they have.
Leather Luggage Tag and Passport Holder Set – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia by Target – $20
If Brian lived in a different climate this would be a really classic (and classy) splurgey gift.
London Undercover Window Pane Umbrella by East Dane – $100
Beers fit in here and it looks like a yoga bag. THAT IS HILARIOUS
Sling Beverage Cooler by Uncommon Goods – $22
It looks like a tool box and yet it’s a BBQ. This is a GREAT gift.
BBQ Toolbox by Uncommon Goods – $99
Brian is really into popcorn, in a nostalgic way. This is VERY fun.
Popcorn On The Cob by Uncommon Goods – $16
Such a classic style with a modern function. I WANT THIS.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera by Target – $180
For those of you who need to don a fancy measuring tape …
Il Bussetto Leather Tape Measure by East Dane – $70
We like fancy drinks. I want these fancy round sphere ice cubes for said drinks.
Sphere Ice Cube Trays with Lid (Set of 3) by Food52 – $42
Brian (and I) love a group game. This one looks good on a credenza even when not in use ( our kids love this game)
Wooden Four-Across Game by Uncommon Goods – $60
I don’t know the function of this gift but I want it and it seems like a lovely gift to me.
Wooden Dice Set by Uncommon Goods – $15
I have a million notepads but Brian has none. He would love this for client meetings.
Delfonics Rollbahn Spiral Notebook by East Dane – $15
It’s a nice looking pen without the stupid price-tag.
Delfonics Wood Ballpoint Pen by East Dane – $13
THE BEST BROWNIE EDGES IN EVERY BITE. I know Brian would be PSYCHED about this.
Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan by Amazon – $36
He loves golf. And ice. And fancy drinks. Why not?
Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers (Set of 2) by Uncommon Goods – $25
The most beautiful dart board in the world. This is a no-brainer from a very lovely company.
The Monochrome Belgian Dart Set by Best Made Company – $148