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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: FOR HIM

If you’re looking for a treat for a special dude in your life, here are a few fun ideas…

If he loves hitting the town…

Burgundy Pants
$16 (on sale now!)





If he loves sipping tea…

Tea Nest
Modern Artisans

…because you love him to the MOON and back!






If he loves day-dreaming at his desk…

Chicago Print
Starting at $21





If he loves admiring his growing collection…

Vinyl Record Storage
Urban Outfitters





If he loves all things British…

Cadbury Selection Box 

…because British Cadbury is the BEST CADBURY!




If he loves making a statement…

Felt Letter Board





If he loves traveling the world…

Oxford Travel Backpack
Osaka Owl

…because it will become his TRUSTY SIDEKICK!




BONUS: Check out the awesome cards from Hello Lucky. …because doesn’t everyone want to receive a sweet note on Valentine’s Day? (I especially like this one and this one. And this one made me laugh!)

P.S. More gift ideas for guys!

Which would suit YOUR dude? (or which would you like to receive?) Do you and your partner swap gifts for Valentine’s Day? What are you getting them? Spill!! ❤ 


Gift Guide 2017: Brothers, boyfriends, best dudes, husbands and any other groovy guys!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to continue my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with the second of four installments. I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

A stack of gentlemanly stationery so he can fire off a quick note via the USPS instead of group-chat text messages. (Minted, $50)

Backgammon for those cozy evenings in when all you want to do is curl up by the fire and roll a set of dice. (Amazon, $33)

A cocktail grow kit so he can harvest happy hour fixin’s right on his own windowsill. (Uncommon Goods, $12)

A game to store in the trunk of his car for easy access during backyard parties and afternoons at the beach. (Dick’s, $50)

The complete series box-set of The West Wing so he can watch episodes whenever his heart desires. (Amazon, $130)

A Breakfast in Bed Gift Box to accommodate relaxing (and yummy) Sunday mornings. With a promise to prepare and serve on a platter, of course! (Taste Trunk, $49)

A classic pair of kicks to accommodate miles and miles of urban exploration. (Nike, $50)

Moisturizing skin cream invented by a Japanese pharmacist in 1957. (Yu-Be, $25)

A handmade wall clock to hang on his office wall and imagine sailing to distant lands. (Etsy, $37+)

Marble wine cooler to chill whites on the kitchen counter before dinner. (Crate & Barrel, $25)

These gray trousers, crafted from fast drying and breathable Japanese denim, would be the perfect pair of pants to bring on all his upcoming travels. (Banana Republic, $118)

P.S. Last year’s gift ideas for the guys in your life!

Gift Guide 2016: Brothers, boyfriends, best dudes, husbands and any other groovy guys!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to continue my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with the second of four installments. I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!


A tabletop foosball game because he would never buy it for himself but you know he’ll play it all winter long (and you wouldn’t mind being challenged to a match or two yourself). (Kohl’s, $37)


Having the right tool for the job is paramount to getting it done right. This notebook, from Code&Quill, promises to be just that. (Code&Quill, $20)


An illustrated history of the national parks to keep on your coffee table. Because he loves a good outdoor adventure. (National Geographic Store, $30)


Slouchy cashmere beanie, an iconic winter accessory. And such an adorable way to keep his noggin warm! (Saks Fifth Avenue, $40)


A bold spice blend to liven up dinners at home. (Farm to People, $7)


Hand-stamped money clip that you can customize with his initials (in sweet lowercase letters), a favorite quote, or inside joke. (Etsy, $25-35)


Bluetooth headphones so he can keep up with all his podcasts on nightly runs around the neighborhood. (Amazon, $36)


Wall mounts for his ever-growing collection of string instruments. (Etsy, $15 each)


A memoir that he won’t be able to put down. (Or this one if he would prefer something a bit more educational. Or this one if he wants a super gripping tale.) (Amazon, $10)


A bar cart that he can stock with all sorts of bottles and accessories (and really wow your guests when he saunters over to it and mixes them a slam-dunk cocktail). (Wayfair, $249)


This gorgeous print to transport him to a coastal highway while he’s tucked away in his office for hours at a time. (Plus! It will remind him of a really epic drone shot!) (Minted, $86)


A subscription to Audible for a way better commuting experience. (Audible, $15/month)

P.S. A gift guide for gals and all the Finding Delight gift guides.

Gift Guide 2015: Brothers, boyfriends, best dudes, husbands and any other groovy guys!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to continue my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide with the second of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk all at moderate price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!


A documentary about surfing’s “first family” that’s super intriguing and weird but will also leave him wanting to catch the next wave. ($9, Amazon)

Frankies Sputino

This cookbook will have him amping up pasta night in no time with an entire repertoire of dishes from the world-famous restaurant adapted for the home cook. ($17, Amazon)

herschel suitcase

Encourage stylish travel aboard everything from Amtrak to Southwest to his own decade’s old car. ($190, Herschel Supply Company

express espresso

Because he likes his coffee strong and manly. ($33, Kohl’s)

fitness tracker

He enjoys spending his free time at the gym hefting heavy things and generally getting sweaty and sore, so why not gift him a fitness tracker? ($100, Jawbone

penny board

While the thought of him zipping around traffic gives you nightmares, you would hand over one of these boards if he promises to only use it for playing around on lazy days at the park. ($100, Penny Skate Boards

gift certificate

You know what they say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so serve him up a gift certificate to his favorite haunt. Bonus points if they pull a decent pint, too. 

ulata body wash

Pair a new-to-him body wash with a pouf and give him the fresh and so clean (-clean) shower experience he’s after. ($10, Ulta

target desk lamp

Shine a little light on his home work-space situation. ($29, Target

lexon radio

He faithfully tunes in for his favorite NPR programming, might as well do so on the hippest device available. ($159, West Elm)

retrakt pen

Give him the gift of a go-to writing implement. ($55, Karas Kustoms)  Bonus: Budget pen options make great stocking-stuffers! 

minted stationery

Encourage the power of the written word (to say “thank you” or “i love you” or a simple “hi”) with a set of personalized stationery. ($50, Minted

P.S. More great gift ideas coming your way tomorrow!!!