03 December 2009

For simple men

I notice that a lot of gift guides for men are nice and all...but what about guys who don't wear cufflinks? Or ties? Or cowls for crying out loud? You know, simple guys who wear jeans and t-shirts and sneakers most days...guys like the one I'm married to. It's so incredibly hard to buy for him, and the gift guides simply don't cater to that breed of man. So, here's a sneak peak at what he'll find under the tree this holiday.
A high quality hard bound sketchbook by marquandeditions. The spine is green, the cover black. Very plain and simple goodness :)

A belt buckle (hand cut leather belt included!!) by fosterweld. He uses only American metal to create his buckles. This particular buckle is smaller and very simple - perfect!

A wooden comb by pieceofpeace. Handcrafted in Montreal, this comb is a nice natural wood with a beeswax finish.

Beowulf! This soap has a rich musky scent, with some dragon's blood (one of my fave's!!) Handcrafted by HeathensHearth, this soap definitely smells like a tough guy, even on a 2 year old!

And, this isn't for Rob, but I bought these for his brother - he's single, and tough to buy for. He just moved into a new house, so I thought these, along with his own Beowulf soap, would make a nice gift. They're recycled soda bottles - made into super cool 8oz glasses by YavaGlass.

Do you have any gift ideas for men? They are so much more difficult to buy for than women, so share your tips!
Happy Holidays :^)


  1. Great selections! I too have found the "for men" gift guides kind of unhelpful. These simple gifts are great though.

  2. I swear, every year I struggle with ideas...etsy helps though!