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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: For Him (Under $100)




1. “Whatever, I’m late anyway” watch – $50 — I just like the wit and whimsy of this. Perfect for the person who is ALWAYS late, no matter how hard they seem to try.

There is also a stainless steel version, and I particularly like this one for math geeks as well.

2. Urbanears Washable Headphones – $49 — WASHABLE. HEADPHONES. Need I say more?

3. Moleskine 6-Pocket Accordion Folio Portfolio – $30 — Every time I bring this little portfolio out, guys gasp. I don’t know what it is about men and sleek, minimalist portfolios, but it does it for them in ways I don’t understand.

I own the large and small sizes (one for the purse, the other just for documents on the go).

4. Star Wars 9″ Figurines – $20 — For ages 3 and up, or for his inner child. No seriously. I really like Darth Vader and Yoda.

5. Travel Scratch Map – $26.95 — For the voyageur!

6. BookBook Travel Journal iPad Case – $100 — For the guy that basically lives with his iPad and needs something to hold everything, while looking very cool.

7. Camera Lens Mug – $16 — Just a cool mug for the photographer in your life.

8. Hobo Eat Kit – $18 — Seriously as it says. It could be fabulous for the eco-friendly, McGuyver-type of guy in your life, because they’re eating utensils on the go!

9. Cordito Cord Wrap – $40 — Manly yet practical. It’s way more practical than my other methods (stuffing it into a mesh bag!), and it holds 3 cords, which for me would be perfect, as there is also a little pouch to hold the charger for your laptop.

I liked it so much, I bought it in Gold (it was $10 more..), and I put my iPod/iPhone Charger, Camera cable cord, Macbook Air charger and my headphones in there.

10. Starbucks Travel Mug – $20 — They’re made in China, but before I went on my No China kick, I basically lived on this mug. This double-walled insulated mug is one of the best mugs on the market. It doesn’t spill, keeps your drinks cold or warm and are fantastic.

Not only that, you get $0.10 off at Starbucks on every drink you order with your own mug because it’s great for the environment.

11. Flint & Tinder 10-Year Hoodie – $89 — A hoodie guaranteed for 10 years. 10 YEARS! For the guy that hates to shop, this would be perfect. It was a project on Kickstarter which is even cooler.

It is the perfect, most durable hoodie you can buy. The price isn’t so bad either.

12. Everlane Reverse-Denim Snap Backpack – $65 — A simple, minimalist, great backpack for the guy on the go. He’ll finally be able to replace that ratty, hole-y, torn, dirty sack he calls a bag.


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  1. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life

    Tickets to a concert or a day on the golf course is always a good one.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Ooo yes. If they like concerts and golfing 🙂 Even to the movies if they’re into that.

  2. PK

    #4 – Ask me about my lego Star Wars collection.
    For #7 make sure he shoots the system of the cup you’re buying, haha. Your Nikon-using friend might laugh at a Canon mug.

    Solid list!

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I almost don’t want to ask you about your Lego collection.. But I think Yoda would like a home there. 🙂

      TRUE! I own both Nikon and Canon, I love them both equally, so I am less brand-loyal I suppose.

  3. anna

    That hoodie looks so comfy, and the watches are hilarious! Great list, I might have to look into the hoodie idea and pawn the idea off as my own. 😉

  4. Cassie

    I’ve never heard of the 10 year hoodie before! I’m going to have to look into that one for my boyfriend.He lives in hoodies!

  5. Kiss & Make-up

    I know someone who would looooove number four 😀 Great list, thanks for the tips.

  6. matthewchat

    Hey! You forgot the sandwiches! 😉

    300 is for an engagement ring, but 50 or so would be a good xmas present, and probably be $100 or under 🙂

    For a mechanically minded guy a swiss army knife or some other type of pocket tool would be thoughtful – I usually lose mine once or twice a year, and they really come in handy.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      @matthewchat: Funny you should say that, I put it on my list to buy for myself..!

  7. cj

    If anyone bought me any of this rubbish, I’d ask why not cash or gift card for something I actually like. I guess some guys like gadgets, but I don’t get it.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      @cj: You have to assume that people in your life know what you like and don’t like.

    2. save. spend. splurge.

      @cj: Also, if you could in the future not be so rude as to call it “rubbish” as I did put a lot of thought and effort into creating such a list, that’d be appreciated.

      It might be better not to say anything at all if you don’t like a post.

  8. Erin @ Red Debted Stepchild

    I love how I found something that I want in this. I am getting one of those hoodies for sure!

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      @Erin @ Red Debted Stepchild: In the end it’s more girl than guy.. seeing as I bought myself something off that list.

      1. Erin @ Red Debted Stepchild

        @save. spend. splurge.: It’s just for the most fashionable of guys. All these items are super cool. My husband approves 🙂

        1. save. spend. splurge.

          Oo good to know 🙂

  9. Clarisse @MakeMoney Your Way

    Oh yes, watch is my number one plan gift for my husband. Recently I’ve been searching what brand of watch I’m going to buy and of course the design and quality that matters most.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      @Clarisse @MakeMoney Your Way: It depends on if he likes really high-end watches or not. I personally just like one or two watches (one brown, one black), rather than a whole range.. but I’m not a guy so I have more range in my accessories.

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