Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys | Rhyme & Reason
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys | Rhyme & Reason

Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys

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Today’s Gift Guide: Gifts for the Guys comes to you with a lot of help from Edwin! When I rounded up products for this gift guide, I consulted Edwin a lot on what he wants for Christmas and on past gifts he’s loved. This gift guide is coming to you on the perfect day because it’s Cyber Monday. Take advantage of the last major sale day of the season to snag gifts for your most loved guys including your grandfather, dad, father-in-law, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend, and co-worker. Some of these gift suggestions are up to 50% off today! I hope this gift guide gets your wheels turning and helps you find the perfect gift for all the men in your life!

Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys | Rhyme & Reason
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys | Rhyme & Reason

Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys

01AirPods with Charging Case

Edwin is an AirPod fanatic. These AirPods with the charging case are the perfect gift. AirPods are expensive so they a nice gift but they don’t absolutely break the bank. Edwin loves to wear these for work calls and on walks with our dogs while listening to podcasts!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - AirPods with Charging Case | Rhyme & Reason

02Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch

Edwin is often on the hunt for his chargers and has more than once found himself ready to go for a day of work or a workout only to find his apple watch not charged. That’s why I love this gift for men. It is highly practice and a gadget that men will actually use!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch | Rhyme & Reason

03Wireless Charging Pad

If the guy you’re gifting doesn’t have an Apple watch, then this charging pad is the gift for him. This iPhone charging pad is under $50 and looks so sleek on a bedside table. I’m calling this one of the absolute best stocking stuffers for men!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Wireless Charging Pad | Rhyme & Reason


Edwin has a bunch of Apple products but he doesn’t have an iPad so he’s asking for one this year. Edwin maintains that the iPad is the best Apple device for travel. P.S. if you work in an industry that requires skills like photo editing, then Edwin says to pick up the iPad Pro.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - iPad | Rhyme & Reason

05Sonos Speakers

A pair of powerful smart speakers for rich sound in up to two rooms… a perfect gift for guys. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are built right in so you can play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, completely hands free.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Sonos Speakers | Rhyme & Reason

06Three Speed City Cruiser

Edwin loves his Solé bike so much. They are designed in Venice beach and arrive at your doorstep 90% assembled so there is no hassle with these bikes. Solé bikes are a modern classic!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Sole Three Speed City Cruiser | Rhyme & Reason

07Audible Subscription

I can’t think of a better gift than an audible subscription! If you’re gifting a man who loves reading, is in the car a lot, or has a long commute, then this is the best gift! You can buy a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription. The production quality of audio books is so fantastic now so you can’t go wrong with this gift. It’s great for grandpa, dad, or your father-in-law.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Audible Subscription | Rhyme & Reason

08Delta Gift Card

We are extreme Delta loyalists. It’s the best airline! If you’re stumped on what to gift a man in your life this year, then I think a Delta gift card is a sure bet! You can purchase a gift card for anywhere between $50 – $500 so you can tailor it to your budget. I also love the idea of gifting a Delta gift card to a special someone you want to plan a trip with!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Delta Gift Card | Rhyme & Reason

09The Best Carry-on

Edwin is on the go constantly for work so great, durable, functional luggage is key. We both have this Away Luggage ‘Bigger Carry-on’ and love it. The ejectable phone charger comes in so handy. The layout of the suitcase is really amazing and helps packing stay so organized. I highly recommend this suitcase!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Away Luggage The Bigger Carry-on | Rhyme & Reason

10Rugged Twill Briefcase

Edwin is a big fan of Filson products. So, this fall, when he was in need of a new briefcase, he turned to Filson and found this versatile one. It comes in 5 colors and is highly recommended by Edwin!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Rugged Twill Briefcase | Rhyme & Reason

11Hydro Flask

A Hydro Flask is the perfect gift for any male. Edwin and my brother both take theirs with them to their office every single day. It is also the perfect companion for the trail, the beach, or other everyday use thanks to TempShield protection that keeps beverages the ideal temperature, hot or cold.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Hydro Flask | Rhyme & Reason

12Tenkara Fishing Rod

Edwin is pretty specific about his fly fishing rods but he likes and recommend the Tenkara fishing rod to anyone because it’s not a traditional fly fishing rod and more of a fun compact solution that doesn’t have a reel. The best part is that this set comes with everything you need to get fishing. Edwin thinks any guy would be excited to receive this gift!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Tenkara Fishing Rod | Rhyme & Reason


Admittedly, I had no idea what a Jetboil was until Edwin recommended I include one in this guide. According to Edwin, it’s the single best purchase he’s every made for camping and backpacking. What’s a Jetboil? It boils 16 oz. of water in 100 seconds and packs down into a small compact package. So, you don’t have to go without your hot coffee while camping.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Jetboil | Rhyme & Reason

14Jetboil Fuel

Jetboil fuel is sold separately so Edwin wanted to warn R&R readers that you must also buy the Jetboil fuel to make this nifty gadget work. According to Edwin, we won’t go camping without this pair!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Jetboil Fuel | Rhyme & Reason

15Roll-Up Backgammon Travel Game Set

We’re big game people so we always travel with a deck of cards, our roll-up travel backgammon game, or dominos. This leather roll-up travel backgammon board is handsome looking and not crazy expensive like some backgammon boards. I highly recommend games for gifts!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Travel Backgammon Game Set | Rhyme & Reason

16Personalized Domino Set

Recently, we’ve started to play more dominos and are having so much fun with it. This domino set is a fantastic stocking stuffer for males. I love that it can be personalized giving it an extra special touch.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Domino Set | Rhyme & Reason

17Cast Iron Skillet

My parents gifted Edwin and my brother cast iron skillets for Christmas two years ago and they both still count the gift as one of their most used. The Smithey cast iron skillets are the best on the market! It is perfect for pan-frying chicken, searing steaks on the range, roasting vegetables in the oven, and baking breads.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Cast Iron Skillet | Rhyme & Reason

18Crystal Fly Fishing Decanter

This is an amazing gift for your grandpa, dad, father-in-law, or husband. This is one of the most stunning decanters I’ve ever seen! I simple can’t get over the etched fly-fishing design.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Crystal Fly Fishing Decanter | Rhyme & Reason

19The History of Surfing Coffee Table Book

I have amassed quite a collection of coffee table books. I think it’s nice to have a more masculine coffee table book or two out on display as well. This book, The History of Surfing, is a classic and can be found in our house.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - The history of surfing book | Rhyme & Reason

20Simple Fly Fishing Coffee Table Book

I asked Edwin what book I should include in this gift guide and he immediately sent me the link to this book. It is from Patagonia’s publishing house so it is sure to be extremely well done. Edwin counts it as a favorite.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Simple Fly Fishing Book | Rhyme & Reason

21Leather Laptop Case

Made from soft leather in a beautiful shade of chocolate brown, this laptop case is perfect for travel and for carrying a laptop to and from work. You can also make it special by adding a personalized foil debossed monogram.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - leather laptop folio case | Rhyme & Reason

22Travel Pouch

I love this leather pouch for the traveling man. Stash toiletries and shaving gear, while traveling near and far. This structured, angular zippered leather pouch has a nylon lining and handy interior pocket. So, it’s super functional.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Travel Pouch | Rhyme & Reason

23Checked Oxford Shirt

Edwin’s go-to button-downs are the slim fit J.Crew oxford shirts. The J.Crew oxford button-down shirt is a quintessential wardrobe staple and a hallmark of old-school collegiate style. It’s beloved for its easy versatility: it can dress up chinos or make a suit feel more relaxed. I get Edwin one or two new oxford every Christmas!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Checked Oxford Shirt | Rhyme & Reason


These are Edwin’s favorite chinos. He wears them multiple times a week and says he can’t recommend them enough. If you’re gifting a male who needs a bit of a closet refresh, then add these to your cart!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Banana Republic Chinos | Rhyme & Reason

25Wax Jacket

As seen in a photo in this post, Edwin loves his waxed Barbour jacket. I got it for him last year for Christmas and it’s been a staple in his wardrobe ever since. Dress it up, dress it down… it’s perfect!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Barbour Wax Jacket | Rhyme & Reason

26Down Jacket

If you’re gifting a guy that doesn’t have this Patagonia jacket, then stop everything and buy it. There’s no better all wear sport jacket! I think Edwin has owned one for about two decades now.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Patagonia Down Jacket | Rhyme & Reason

27Patagonia Better Sweater Vest

The Patagonia Better Sweater Vest is Edwin’s favorite vest (as seen in the photos in this post). It is the perfect layer and goes with everything. If you gift this vest to your favorite guy, then it will become a staple in his wardrobe, I promise!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Patagonia Better Sweater Vest | Rhyme & Reason

28MegaFleece Snap Up

This fleece snap up comes highly recommended from my brother, Clarke! He recently got it for his birthday from my sister and he’s been wearing it non-stop. Clarke raves about the über soft material and the front kangaroo pocket. The perfect cozy gift for guys!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Outdoor Voices MegaFleece Snap Up | Rhyme & Reason

29CloudKnit Sweatpants

Edwin was never a sweatpant guy in his life until we got our dogs. Now, Edwin is often up super early outside with the dogs. He quickly discovered that cold winter mornings call for sweats. I got Edwin these awhile back and they are his go-to. Quite simply, they are the softest sweats your guy will ever wear. I’m a big fan of the relaxed tapered fit.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Sweatpants | Rhyme & Reason

30Sunday Shorts

These shorts are the best versatile short for everyday activity. The shorts have a classic fit and easy stretch so every guy will love them! Edwin loves clothing in the color ‘charcoal’ so I knew he’d love these when I picked them up for him. Outdoor Voices does charcoal so well!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Outdoor Voices Sunday Shorts | Rhyme & Reason

31Wool Runners

I got Edwin these wool runners last year for Christmas and they were a big hit! When Edwin is working on set, he is often on his feet for hours on end. These shoes have become one of his go-to’s because of this. They are understated, comfortable, and offer enough support. Again, he loves the charcoal color!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - All Birds Wool Runners | Rhyme & Reason

32Nike Sneakers

Edwin purchased himself these sneakers last spring and gets so much wear out of them! They are a one of Nike’s best-selling sneakers for a reason. The super-versatile, low-profile retro design looks good with everything from denim to chinos to suits.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Nike Sneakers | Rhyme & Reason

33Modern Leather Boots

These Tecovas boots are at the very top of Edwin’s Christmas wish list this year. I love that they are a classic cowboy style boot with a modern feel thanks to the side zipper. My brother has a different pair of Tecovas boots so I can vouch for the high quality of the leather of these boots and vouch for the long lasting comfort. They are a big hit in our family!
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Tecovas Boots The Dean | Rhyme & Reason

34Desert Boots

I got Edwin a pair of Clarks Desert Boots for Christmas in 2013 and they have been one of his most worn shoes ever since. Edwin wears these into the ground. That’s how much he loves them! Desert Boots are the best because you can easily dress them up or down so they are really all purpose. Any man with classic style will love these as a gift.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Clarks Desert Boots | Rhyme & Reason


These are the exact sunglasses Edwin wears every single day! If I had to suggest one pair of sunglasses for men, it would be these! You can’t beat the combination of the quality and the price either.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Warby Parker Sunglasses | Rhyme & Reason

36Cashmere Hat

This cashmere beanie is a wardrobe essential for man who lives anywhere remotely cold. It makes for a perfect stocking stuffer! Choose from 7 different colors to find the one best for your guy.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Cashmere Hat | Rhyme & Reason

37Cable-Knit Gloves

Gloves are one of those things that are totally necessary but not every guy’s favorite thing to spend money on. Edwin usually gets a new pair every year as one glove inevitable goes missing or gets eaten by one of our dogs. These cable-knit gloves are a cool classic and a great stocking stuffer.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Cable-Knit Gloves | Rhyme & Reason

38Crew Socks

I have the female version of these socks and kept finding them go missing. Well, Edwin was the culprit! So, I picked up a few pairs for him and he loves how warm they are. Think of them as similar to camp socks.
Gift Guide: Gifts For The Guys - Crew Socks | Rhyme & Reason

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