A few favorite finds (Mr. Magpie, don’t look…) for the men in your life this holiday season:
+AMI SWEATSHIRT. Give your man street cred in the carpool dropoff line. I gave Mr. Magpie a sweatshirt from Maison Kitsune last year and he looked at me askance at first but then realized the value of a high-end sweatshirt: he often layered it over collared shirts for a polished but “trendier” vibe. These sweatshirts look so much more high-end because they are tailored/snug and well-constructed. I’m eyeing AMI this year — I like to find little ways to introduce some edge into his wardrobe.
+GROVEMADE MACBOOK STAND. This site has the handsomest desktop accessories, including the macbook stand above or this monitor stand. With so much WFH happening, these are chic and functional ways to elevate his workspace.
+AURELIEN DRIVING SHOES. I thought these were incredibly handsome. Come in other colors, too!
+SERIES 7 APPLE WATCH. This was at the top of my list for Mr. Magpie this year, but we went ahead and bought it for him already. I love (!) the exact combo shown above, which is what we selected for Mr. Magpie — the green watch trim with the green/brown leather band.
+PECAN SMOKING CHIPS. For the grilling/smoking enthusiast. Mr. Magpie just discovered these and was brimming with excitement when they arrived — he’d never used pecan to grill with before.
+ALEX MILL CASHMERE CABLEKNIT BEANIE. I always include a beanie on my shopping lists for dudes. Every man looks great in one! This specific one in the heathered olive would look so handsome on Mr. Magpie, who has hazel eyes.
+YETI BEER CAN INSULATOR. Can’t think of a man in my life who wouldn’t love this. Already dog-eared as part of a gift if I draw one of my brothers-in-law for our Secret Santa this year.
+SIMPLE HUMAN COMPOSTING BIN. We’ve been contemplating starting a composting bin in our new home — this one is sleek and compact.
+ULTIMATE EARS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER. I had been eyeing a less expensive bluetooth speaker for Mr. Magpie to take with him when he’s doing gardening/yardwork, but this one caught my eye — nearly 6,300 5 star reviews and under $100.
+BILLYKIRK LEATHER VALET. Does your man come home and empty his pockets onto the kitchen counter, or on top of his desk? I was just thinking this leather catchall would be so chic on Mr. Magpie’s desk as a place to store the wallet, keys, sunglasses, pocket knife he’s always divesting.
+WYZE SMART PLUGS. A good stocking stuffer, but this will sync with his smart home pod so he can say: “Siri, turn off the fan” or “Siri, turn off the Christmas tree lights” without leaving his perch.
+TRACKSMITH BASE LAYER. I have this exact style for running and it is THE BEST in cool weather. It somehow insulates but is also breathable? Mr. Magpie is not a runner but was thinking this would still be nice for outdoor activities — even walking the dog on chilly mornings. Love the colors it comes in, too.
+NIKE DRI FIT TENNIS SHORTS. Mr. Magpie’s favorite pair.
+OXO LAPTOP CLEANER. I’ll do a separate post on stocking stuffers, but this was too good not to include, especially if you’re gifting your man a piece of technology (iPad, the laptop stand above, etc).
+LEAF SCOOPS. Another good stocking stuffer. Mr. Magpie was thrilled when he discovered these little leaf gathering tools earlier this year. Great for the man who runs a tight ship in his front yard game.
+CUCKOO RICE COOKER. You’ll know if you’re a family that will value this tool. We use it constantly — probably once or twice a week — and this one is the BMW of rice cookers. We own this exact model and it makes the most delicious, fluffy rice with the press of a button.
Not seen above, but a few other fantastic buys…
MARINE LAYER CLAYTON PULLOVER — I LOVE THE WAY THIS IS STYLED ON TNUCK
MAGNETIC KNIFE RACK — MR. MAGPIE HAS ALWAYS WANTED ONE OF THESE…FUNCTIONAL AND MORE SANITARY THAN A KNIFE BLOCK
EERO WIFI EXTENDER — I THINK THIS WAS ON MY LIST LAST YEAR, BUT FOR ANY MAN WHO CONSISTENTLY COMPLAINS ABOUT THE WIFI SIGNAL…YOU’RE WELCOME! YOU WILL TOTALLY IMPRESS HIM WITH THIS
HEDLEY & BENNETT APRON — BOUGHT MR. MAGPIE ONE OF THESE LAST YEAR AND HE NEVER COOKS WITHOUT IT…THIS IS THE BRAND ENDORSED BY MICHELIN STARRED CHEFS
TRAVEL UNDERGARMENTS BAG — FOR THE ROAD WARRIOR
RIMOWA ROLL-A-BOARD — IF WE TRAVELED ENOUGH TO LEGITIMIZE, WOULD BUY HIM ONE OF THESE
RED CLAY HOT SAUCE TRIO — ANOTHER CROWD PLEASER
LEATHER CAR CARE SET — MR. MAGPIE BOUGHT THIS FOR OUR NEW CAR
ARAN KNIT SWEATER — AN ABSOLUTE CLASSIC
KULE RUGBY SHIRT — ALREADY BOUGHT MR. MAGPIE THIS
LEATHER DOPP KIT — IN CASE HE NEEDS AN UPGRADE FROM THE GALLON ZIPLOC HE USUALLY USES
HAWS WATERING CAN — FINALLY BACK IN STOCK
BARBOUR QUILTED VEST — EVERY MAN LOOKS SPORTING IN THIS
You might also find inspiration in this post on gifts that was geared more towards women!
P.S. On finding “an easy kind of love.”
P.P.S. On my poor behavior the summer before Mr. Magpie proposed to me. (Gulp.)