Is it just us, or are guys notoriously hard to shop for? What do you get your dad, husband, brother or buddy who already has it all? What do you give a partner if the relationship is still new? What if someone on your list is just really picky? These are all great questions and we’re here to help you. Scroll on for some gift-giving inspo to make this season merry and bright for the dude(s) in your life.
Barrel Of Fun
This fun 12 oz. Barrel from ORCA is perfect for keeping his favorite whiskey, bourbon, scotch, or preferred beverage cold and fresh. It features an easy screwtop lid. Refilling for a second round is a barrel of fun. Looks cool and it’s spill-proof, $25.
Pair the barrel with a bottle of Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey, $54.95, or new in 2022, this year’s release of a Straight 100% Rye Whiskey Finished in Ruby Port Casks from Woodinville Whiskey, $69.95. This is a distillery-only exclusive for the holiday season. Just sip and enjoy!
Keep things spicy with the artisan-crafted Hot Sauce Flight, $50, from Made In Washington. Whether hot sauces are essential pantry items or he’s still a one-drop-at-a-time kinda guy, look no further. The flight collection includes:
- Funky’s Hot Sauce Factory – Wild Child, 5 oz
- Bonache – Socorro, 6 oz
- Local Goods – Orcas Chili Sauce, 5 oz
- Murder Hornet – Honey Bourbon, 5 oz
- El Fuego – Roasted Garlic Habanero, 8 oz
For the ultimate loungewear, shop all things Linksoul. This collection features so many must-haves, like this double-knit full-zip hoodie, $98, easy to wear with just enough comfort and performance to dress it up or down. This heathered beanie, $38, is a perfect addition for those PNW chilly days. The Wyeth Shirt Jacket, $128, is the ultimate layering piece for the changing seasons. This shirt is not quite a sweater, not quite an overshirt, but provides just the right amount of coziness and stretch for transitioning from day to night, summer to winter and back.
Tech It or Leave It
For the tech-obsessed dude, go for these Dime 2 True Wireless Earbuds by Skullcandy, $19.99. These buds have a small, efficient battery that cuts its carbon footprint to less than half of other earbuds. It delivers 3.5 hours of listening time in the bud and 2 full charges in the case for a full 12 hours of battery life. Plus, there are cool color options. Another bonus is that these bad boys can handle rain and sweat, ideal for those outdoor excursions.
If the man in your life likes to brag about his chef skills, consider gifting the MEATER Plus with Bluetooth Repeater, $79-$110. MEATER is the first truly wireless smart meat thermometer. Along with the MEATER app, it will help you cook the juiciest steak, chicken, turkey, fish or other meats perfectly every time for every occasion. Plus, you’ll benefit with a delish meal.
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For the workout fanatic, help him reach those New Year’s resolutions with the TRX HOME2 System, $229.95. Consider this a full gym experience powered by his own bodyweight. It’s a packable workout so it doesn’t make the house look messy and it’s good for all levels and goals.
For the campers and tailgaters, opt for comfort and convenience all-in-one! Part camping chair, part rocking chair, the Kickback Rocker, $65, from GCI Outdoor is the lightest and most compact rocking camp chair. This mid-size chair packs a big punch, featuring a slightly lower seat, smooth rocking, and quick set-up. It can hold up to 250 pounds. If you’re in need of a larger option, the Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table, $95, can hold up to 400 pounds.
Go all in on the camping gift-giving theme and include this Horizon Travel Blanket from Klymit, $34.99. The Navigator Collection is a limited-edition series of products infused with bright colors and prints to capture the vibrance of summer in the Wasatch Mountains. Five percent of proceeds from purchases of the Navigator Collection will be donated directly to Camping to Connect. We love a gift that gives back!
Adventure Is Out There
These next gift ideas go out to the dudes that love adventure. Encourage him to bring his kayak and/or paddleboard along on his next road trip with the Universal Paddlesports Carrier, $69.95, by Rightline Gear. This is the first universal design to attach to all vehicles with or without side rails, enabling seamless transport of kayaks, standup paddle boards and canoes. Adjustable car clips offer added convenience, eliminating the need for a strap placement through a vehicle’s interior. Insider tip, add the Rightline Gear Moki Door Step, $49.95. Use it to load and strap down car top cargo bags and boxes; canoes, kayaks, and SUPs; skis and snowboards; and bikes if you need a lift ahead of that road trip. Speaking of road trip, shop Cascadia Vehicle Tents for a variety of vehicle tents to offer a place to store extra stuff while on the road and options for elevated car camping, because as they say, “Camp is where you park it!”
Fore The Love
If your guy is less about the stuff and more about the experience, consider booking a golf weekend at Semiahmoo Resort. There’s a Roaring 20s-themed New Year’s Eve Gala featuring a grand buffet dinner, live music, dancing, and hosted champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. The package includes two tickets to the gala. Or keep it close to home and book a round at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
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Kate Neidigh is a freelance lifestyle writer for Seattle Refined. See more of her work on Instagram here.