Let's be honest shopping for the guys can be so hard. If they want something, they already got it for themselves. And if not, then really we just turn around and buy them what we want them to have. They are so simple but why does buying them gifts always have to be so complicated?
Not this year, I have the perfect list of 5 things you need to buy for the men in your life. And even better, it can all be found at your local mall!
1. Puffy and Plaid
This year, puffy/quilted vests are all the rage and with the incredible options for plaid you are sure to mix and match his perfect colors. Whether is flannel, a dress shirt, cotton or a henley, he needs a couple options to piece together and mix and match. Casual & comfy or pretty & profesh, this is THE MUST HAVE for this Christmas. There will be many under the tree at our house!
2. Help him cheer on his Razorbacks (or favorite team)!
You just can't live in Northwest Arkansas and not cheer on those HOGS. Whether it just finding the perfect combination of white and cardinal red. Locating a coffee mug, dress shirt or tail gate gadgets, every guy needs something that makes him feel like a fan. At the Northwest Arkansas Mall, you are set because the Razorback Shop is a one stop place. But, don't be fooled, JC Penny had their own special section and the Houndstooth Co. has the perfect t-shirts for your college guy. And, if you have a serious sports fanatic, the All American Classics shop has paintings, pictures and sports memorabilia for the guy who already has a drawer full of red shirts!
3. An excuse to use bluetooth
An Apple Watch was on my guys list and I told him he would have to call his other girlfriend to get that! But seriously, they think of everything and all guys love techy treats. From accessories for his bike to the GIANT home entertainment speaker, there were gadgets galore (at many stores)!
4. Something for date night
I mean you can't completely forget about yourself. Its chilly in Northwest Arkansas and with all the fun things to do outside, he needs a coat to bundle up with. Layered with those things mentioned above he will be stylin for sure. And you won't complain about being the woman on his arm!
5. Make him feel like a man
You can almost smell the testosterone when you walk into the tool section. Growing up, we always called the tool store "Dad's Toy Shop." And I get it. Men drool over tools and gadgets like we drool over shoes and purses. Its something we may never understand but when our necklace breaks or we need a light bulb changed, we sure are glad he has them all around. Now....if you can just figure out how to get him to use them....
BONUS: Stocking Stuffers
Stockings are my favorite. And, every store has "that section." Whether its the funny, or should I say pun-ny, guy only gifts, the retro games, the gadgets that seem to make sense but you would never have thought of or the very practical...any of it will work. And, don't forget to look around while you are standing in line or waiting by the register. If I've learned anything this year its that good things come in small packages!
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