Love or hate how fast the Christmas season tends to arrive in stores, I would argue that preparation is the key to saving money.
Yes, you read that right, all of that crazy early introduction to Christmas displays and shopping can actually SAVE you money!
I’m always on the lookout for a few things when finding the perfect Christmas gifts for the hubs:
- Practicality: Even though it’s Christmas, I’m not really into buying frivolous gifts that look cool but that can’t be used, which is why practicality is such a big deal.
- Price: We’re working on a budget, and you probably are too, so price is incredibly important. This list has gifts ranging from $10 to over $100, so no matter your budget, you can get your guys something cool for Christmas.
- Ingenuity: We’ve all given socks and ties, maybe even pocket knives, but these gifts will appeal to your guy on a whole different level as well as look good and do what they’re meant to do.
Some of these are cheap gifts, starting at about $10, while others are more expensive gifts. Make sure that before you buy a single gift you have decided on your budget and you’re sticking to it!
Besides that, have fun! Christmas is such a fun time of year!
An ultra-cool and very chill water bottles, the 40 oz Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is double wall vacuum sealed stainless steel that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6. The matte finish (in all 6 colors) never sweats, and any guy would feel proud to carry it!
As a bonus, you can feel good about giving it because 5% of every Hydro Flask purchase is donated back to a charity of your choice.
The Bottle Cap Map is probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen here to date! Actually I might want it for myself, which makes it the perfect gift to give the hubs, right?
This map lets your guy remember the fun beers he has drank is different parts of the country, or in the local bar and a really amazing wall display. It holds more than 100 beer caps, is made in the USA and has hooks that make it easy to hang.
You can also get bottle cap maps in the shape of different states or portions of the country.
These very manly-looking Wooden Bottle Openers are made of solid rubber wood and have contoured handles, making them the perfect addition to any bar. Thy are all identical and have a smooth, sanded handle that makes opening bottle after bottle a breeze!
The bottle openers are designed to not only let you easily open bottles without any slippage and plenty of leverage, but they are eco-friendly as well! Rubberwood is the wood of the rubber tree, which is grown as a source for natural rubber. When the trunks of rubber trees are cut, they exude a milky liquid – latex – that is collected and processed to make rubber. After the trees reach about 30 year of age, latex production declines and the tree is replaced with a new one. It used to be that the rubber trees would be cut clear and burnt to make way for the new ones. However, the lumber is no longer burnt, but it is used to make furniture and kitchen woodware. (cutting boards, knife blocks, etc.) The recycled cardboard box contains three identical hand bottle openers with rubber wood handles and high-grade hardened steel hardware.
These bottle openers also come with a lifetime guarantee!
This Jackery Mini Portable Charger is a repeat on my Christmas gift list because of how well received it was last year – and because it’s super practical! This particular model charges iPhone 5, 6, 6s and 6 Plus, as well as iPads, and Samsung Galaxy’s and more, but there are other models in the “Related Items” section that will charge nearly every phone!
The charger is the size of a tube of lipsticks, perfect for when he’s on the go, and when fully charged has the power to add one full charge to most phones. You can get 500 or more full charges out of this particular model before it’s usable life is up – and at a price of $10.99, there’s almost no way you can go wrong with this gift!
The new Kindle Fire, 7″ was just released, and it is being sold at the unbeatable price of $49.99. For a 7″ tablet, that’s unbelievable, but when you hear all of the extra features that come with it you’ll want to run out and get one for each family member! It comes with 8GB of internal storage, access to Amazon Underground, which gives you more than $10,000 worth of apps for free.
My favorite feature by far is the ability to download movies and TV episodes available for free with Aamzon prime to the tablet and then watch them when you don’t have an internet connection! It’s ground-breaking technology and a huge convenience for road trips, plane rides, and other time when he might want to watch an episode of his favorite Prime show but doesn’t have an internet connection.
The new MacBook is a work of art, quite literally, and if you guy has one, then he absolutely NEEDS this.
What happens when he tries to connect his iPhone, iPod, external hard drive, and camera all at once?
He runs out of USB ports.
That where the Satechi® Type-c USB 3.0 3-Port comes in. He can connect all of those things and more with this cool little device, and it will blend in perfectly with the precision that is his MacBook. It gives you access to 3 USB ports and SD / Micro SD card slots.
No matter your guy’s hobbies, I think we all can agree that they like good music, and they like to hear it in high quality. The Beats By Dr. Dre Monster iBeats In-Ear Earphones not only give you some of the best bang-for-your-buck for sound quality, they looks great too!
Not only do they deliver balanced sound with refined bass because of the incorporated driver pumps, they cancel external noise so anyone can enjoy great sound on the go.
Perfect for grilling or seasoning in the kitchen, the 3-Tiered Salt Cellar not only looks great, its functional too! The pivoting 3 sections, can hold different salts, spices, or rubs, comes in 11 different wood finishes, and has a weighted base to keep it stabilized when opened.
Plus, it’s made of bamboo, which is a renewable resource.
For the guy who wants a hardcore fitness tracker, but who doesn’t want it to look like a fitness tracker.
Or a bracelet.
Or like it belongs to his wife.
The grey color + activity and sleep traker + personalized guidance from Smart Coach makes this fitness tracker an easy, functional gift for the guy in your life. The UP2 by Jawbone Activity + Sleep Tracker, Gunmetal Hex (Dark Gray), Lightweight Thin Straps can store up to 10 days of data, and also has a silent wake alarm that will wake him at the optimal time in his sleep cycle so he wakes feeling refreshed and energized for the day.
Have a guy who loves to game? Appeal to his fun side with this Miniature Retro Arcade with 230 Games. It’s only $29.99 with free shipping, has a 2.4″ full color display, can play up to 4 hours on the battery, and has 230 of his favorite childhood games on it without any extra accessories or controllers needed.
Oh my, this is cool, and maybe another gift that I want for myself.
The Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge is a Whiskey glass with a slanted silicone ice form that allows him (or you!) to enjoy her favorite drink slightly chilled without watering it down. To use it, just freeze water in the glass with the silicone mold inserted. Ice will form in the shape of a wedge on one side of the glass!
The perfect gift for whiskey lovers!
Christmas isn’t all about the gifts, believe me.
For our family, and hopefully yours, Christmas is more about family, traditions, and relaxing, than about gifts.
But I admit I love shopping for, finding, and giving the perfect gift. I love seeing my family’s faces light up when they open it, and I love it when they’re able to use that gift year round!
Do you feel the same way?
How do you find the perfect gift?
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