Every year for my husband’s birthday I start thinking about the gift months in advance. Buying for a guy you’ve been with for a while (which means a lot of gifts already given) or who doesn’t necessarily have an obvious hobby (looking at you, golf and music lovers) is HARD. And while experiences are always a solid option, what to do when you want to give a tangible gift? It causes more anxiety than it should. Well fear not my friends, I’ve compiled a curated list of things he’s sure to love. I’ve personally given each of these gifts to someone in my life, each very well-received.
- Overnight Bag: Every guy needs a great bag he can throw stuff into for 1-2 nights on the road. Now that’s he’s got a job and all that, the backpack from middle school should probably go. J. Crew has plenty of options, like this classic one in blue with brown leather. Or try this gray one from Herschel works if he’s more laid back. Herschel has sturdy duffle bags in tons of colors from funky floral to straight-up all black, so you can choose the one that bets fits his style. And some have a spot below just for shoes. Your bf more of a classic guy? This leather number from Barbour is a little pricier, but he’ll use it forever. Plus, you’ll get to admire your own great taste at every sleepover.