Gift Guide: For the Guys

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

With Christmas around the corner, gifting-giving and merriment are too. Over the next few weeks, Never Fully Dressed will be hosting several great guest posters who are here to share some gift guides for the loved ones in your life. To find out what guys wanted for Christmas, I went to the source and asked Amos (a.k.a. "The Boy"). Though his presence is often felt on the blog, since he's the man behind the camera, this is his first time writing! So, here he is to present to you:

What Guys Want for Christmas

Are you a blogger who is stumped trying to think of gift ideas for your man? Here are some thoughts from a guy's perspective as requested by the lovely Kristian here at Never Fully Dressed. This is my first time venturing from behind the camera to the keyboard... I hope these insider tips help inspire you to find the perfect thing-a-ma-jig for your beau!

Something to Show Off

We'd never admit it, but us guys enjoy being able to show off sometimes. Give us an easy trick and we'll confidently dazzle friends, family, and random passerby whenever the opportunity arises. Just be aware you might get to see the same trick a few times; pretend it's the first time every time, ok?

Something to Look Forward To

Subscription Boxes aren't just for fashion-forward blogger gals anymore... hurrah! There are at least a few companies out there catering to us big apes, so set us up with some man stuff on a regular basis. Of course you'll get to share in the bounty!

Something to Make

Us guys are a restless bunch. We need something to do, especially if it results in something useful or interesting or delicious. Be aware that there will probably be a big mess and plenty of missfires, but in the end your guy will produce something great and unique (and it will probably be dedicated to you).

Something Fun

If your man is doing things right, then you know only that he's mature and suave and sophisticated, oozing with wordly charm and bursting with deep literary wit. That will make this next fact hard to believe: us guys are still silly little boys at heart. Give your man the right toy and his eyes will sparkle like a 5 year old. Warning: if you get him a toy he WILL play with it and it WILL be annoying, but he will totally love you for it.

Something Personal

You know your man better than anyone else does, so why not use your insider knowledge to get him the perfect heartfelt gift? He might SEEM emotionally clueless at times, but he'll love anything that reminds him of your relationship or anything that shows you know his inner boy brain.

Slim Down His Pocket Book

...just in size, not in cash! We love taking care of our ladies, but we might need help doing so in style. Many of us are still trying to sit on a 3 inch thick wallet full of cards that we haven't used in years. My first slim wallet was a life changer and I reccomend it for any guy. Figure out what he really needs to carry everywhere and give him a fashion nudge with a slim new wallet or even a wallet replacement.

All He Really Wants

Of course all he really wants is you. No matter how cliche that sounds, it's true and you KNOW it's true. Is that a gift? It can be... and since you're a blogger, you care as much about a gift's presentation as the gift itself. So why not splurge in some great gift wrap? Trust me: this is one package he'll like opening, admiring, and opening again on a regualr basis :)


  1. Kristian, this is an adorable post, I was laughing the whole way through! What a team you guys are :)

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  2. Wonderful post! It has given me a lot of ideas.

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  3. This is so great that you got Amos to do this! Definitely gave some ideas. The last one cracked me up haha. I'm so excited to do my post, I keep getting ideas for it!

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  5. great gift guide, it was actually helpful to me!

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  6. I love that you got your beau to help you out with this. So many clever ideas here that I would never even have thought of. I can totally see my Mr. loving that magic wand controller amongst all the other fun gizmos and gadgets :)

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  7. I love that you got a guy's perspective for this list! I always read lists written by girls and I can never find a really great idea. I might have to try that 3-month beer of the month subscription for my boyfriend! :)


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  8. Kristian, it's nice to get some impression for men's christmas gifts, usually its the other way around. Great post :-)

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  9. oh you really got me a good laugh w/ that last one! that's def all J really wants for xmas haha.

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