Gifts for the Beau


Ian's birthday was over the weekend, and it had me thinking about gift-giving and how my dad, brothers and beau are usually the hardest ones on my list.

Here are a few things I have gifted him over the years:

1. Beer-of-the-Month subscription. Ian loves beer, and I don't mean Bud-light. I mean hop-y IPA. The excitement on his face when he received his six-pack of microbrews from around the country each month made this gift worth every penny.
2. The Surfer's Journal. No normal magazine, these bi-monthly magazines are more like books. Ian has saved every issue of his gift subscription.
3. J. Crew clothing. You can't go wrong with good ole J. Crew. And don't tell anyone, but I usually shop their sale section. Check it out now to get this shirt, this sweater, or this flannel for your beau (or dad or brother). They're all on sale!
4. Rip Curl wet suit. If you date a surfer, you'll score some major points by helping them pick out a new wet suit. Tip: try the outlet for a better price.
5. Wooden money clip. I found one on Etsy a few years ago but this is another option. Most guys have standard leather wallets or silver money clips so this is unexpected.  
6. Concert tickets. Ian and I have gifted each other many concert tickets over the years. (He wins for the Radiohead tickets he got me, or us rather, a few years ago.) If Deer Tick were coming to San Diego I would have gotten Ian tickets for Christmas. Hey, there's nothing wrong for getting a gift you can both enjoy!


Diana Mieczan said...

I love that clip. Its so stylish:) Great ideas, darling. Have a wonderful day. xo

Kristen said...

Guys are always the hardest; this year my dad, brother, and boyfriend all said.. 'don't get me anything'. Men... they are so hard-headed sometimes.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

The beer of the month is a great idea! My boyfriend loves to try new beers. I completely agree guys are the hardest to shop for!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Great gifts!! I'll have to look into concert tickets!

Susan said...

You are a very creative gift-giver!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I love the beer of the month club idea. It's so fun to get mail and for that mail to be beer...amazing :)

Rhiannon said...

Oh yes what a fabulous gift guide! I love guy's gifts :)

Punctuation Mark said...

would love surfer's journal but for eye candy purposes... haha!