What to buy your midlife man for Christmas? Whether it is for your husband, brother or good guyfriend, it’s always hard to find a good Christmas gift for that guy who already buys everything he wants. I end up buying him a bottle of bourbon and any last minute Amazon prime item so he has some packages to open. Not much of a Christmas morning surprise. This year I am going to be more proactive and look for some gifts he will use and love! No gift cards here — because you are better than that!
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For the Traveling Salesman
Are you married to a weekly road warrior? Go for items that make his trip more comfortable and convenient. My husband is off to remote jobs at least every other week — often last minute. He throws two days worth of clothes in a carry-on, grabs his computer bag and off he goes. A few great options at various price point to give you a few ideas.
For the Amateur Chef
If you are lucky enough to have that guy who loves to cook for you — get him some fabulous cooking tools. My husband is really good at grilling — but I have exhausted his back deck grill with all the accoutrements already. Here are some ideas for your Kitchen Chef – Yum!
For the Gym Rat
He loves to work out — you are a lucky lady! On the other hand, that laundry is super smelly, am I right? He will need a good duffle to carry around all those workout clothes and shoes. Just make sure to grab that bag on his way back to properly care for those shorts.
For the Outdoorsman
Your guy likes to go hunting or hiking — he needs some basics for out in the forest. These types of items are easy to find at his favorite outdoor shop — that way if they aren’t perfect for him — he can exchange for what he really wants. OR there is always Amazon Prime — returns are super easy!
For the Snappy Dresser
For the Homebody
Sometimes a guy just needs to hang at home — especially a traveling salesman. My husband gets back from a long road trip for work and all he wants to do is hang low at the house. Here are a few things to make staying home a little more fun.
For the Meat-Eater
Back to the grillmaster again. When my husband does cook — it is usually some type of meat. We are a low-carb family so lots of proteins are cooked in the kitchen and the grill. I bought this super cool meat thermometer for my husband last year. He loves it so much that we ended up buying them to give out to our man-friends last year for Christmas. Trust me, this thing works super well on the grill and IN the oven.
For his Undies
If you are going to fall back on “he always needs underwear” – at least get some good quality briefs that he will love. While you are at it — throw in some sexy stuff for yourself — that will really make his underwear gift more fun.
Speaking of Underwear
How about throwing some romantic fun into the mix? As an empowered, sexy wife or girlfriend you should look into setting up a Boudoir photography session for his eyes only. Boudoir photography has been around for a while and is no longer a seedy session.
Take Action Early
Christmas shopping early is much more organized then the last minute crazy or even the Black Friday hype. Don’t get me wrong — if you have an annual lady’s shopping event on that Friday — Enjoy! I always ended up buying items that were not really on my list — but they were on sale! So I skip that wild day — too cold!
Put your midlife-man list together and hold off for Cyber Monday at Amazon. As long as you don’t share an account with your partner, you can just keep a running cart. Hook up with Honey and you can set up an Amazon “drop list” — join (here). You put items in your “save for later” cart and Honey lets you know when the prices drop. Rakuten also gives you cash back at all of these sites — join (here). If you have the patience, it is a big money saver.
Have fun shopping for your midlife man — and always remember ladies — Midlife is only a Crisis if You Are!