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We have 3 precious holiday shopping days left and today, it’s all about our main men. After 15+ years together, gift shopping for my husband can feel like the biggest head scratcher. I’ve given him so many types of gifts over the years and he’s a confident, savvy shopper for his clothes, tech, and everything in between.

For me, the secret in finding the gifts Rob wants lies in the small moments. Moments where he lingers too long in front of a storefront, comments about something he sees, the sheer bliss after an awesome afternoon surf, his obsession with personal care and rad packaging, and the tireless dedication to his craft. The best gifts live in our better half’s passions. Add and enhance these treasured corners of their lives this holiday with a few of the cool picks from the last minute Christmas gifts for guys.

sylvie in the sky // last minute holiday gift guide for husbands


Nixon Supertide Black Dial Silicone Strap Watch

If your main squeeze is a salty dog like mine, he’ll love Nixon’s Supertide Surf Watch. He can wear it while he paddles out at 6AM and use it to track the golden hour to shred. A few of my surf pals swear by this watch, aka surfer approved.

Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine

I’ve gotta give my man some credit for putting up with my mile high stacks of fashion filled coffee table books. And this breathtaking surf photography book is the perfect love letter to the sport.

Mansai Rope & Anchor Bracelet

Rob and I collect bracelets throughout our travel adventures and over time, this tradition has evolved into his only acceptable form of jewelry wearing. Mansai’s bracelets are the perfect mix of rugged and cool….and their combos are so amazing, I picked up a navy leather and rose gold anchor version for myself!

Ebbets Field Flannels Adjustable Vintage Cap

No matter how old he gets, he’ll always be the ultimate baseball fan. Ebbet’s Field Flannels is famous for their throwback vintage caps from every city and era. And the adjustable leather strap makes them a little more grown up.

Patagonia Better Sweater Hoodie

Post surf, ride, ski, hike, or freezing dog walk, Patagonia’s Better Sweater Hoodie is the next level hoodie answer for every guy. The heavyweight knitted fleece is a sturdy barrier to the winter chill. And it’s Patagonia, my favorite outdoor brand ever.

Filson Tablet Briefcase

Have you ever observed what men carry on their way to work? In most cases, it’s not a pretty sight. Men always vote function over fashion, but the good news is there are brands like Filson who strike the perfect balance of both.

Aesop Perseus Grooming Kit

Over time, Rob has upped his skincare and grooming game. He’s graduated from the drugstore brands and prefers products rooted in natural ingredients and clean scents. Aesop’s cult following items keep our skin happy, healthy, and smelling like a dream.

Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses

If your guy is on the hunt for a new pair of shades, Oakley Frogskins are the only answer. The famous wayfare style from the 80’s, the Frogskin offers an epic flash lens and important UV barrier. And the classic wayfare shape looks cool on any face.

Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Water Bottle

There are water bottles….and there is Hydro Flask. Hydro Flask is the most hardcore of all water bottles…double insulated to the point that there is a testimonial of a family visiting the Grand Canyon who left the Hydro Flask in the car. When they came back, the bottle still had ice in it and was freezing cold – #TRUTH. Trust me when I tell you this is the water bottle your husband will go bananas over.

What sweet gifts are on your husband’s wish list this season? Is he dreaming of the outdoors, new threads, tech gems, or a great new read?

Shopping for the kiddos? Find our Last Minute Gift Guide for Littles here!

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  1. Frida wrote:

    Lovely blog!
    Great gift guide!

    Posted 1.8.16 Reply
  2. Mimi Rose wrote:

    Such a great guide, thanks for sharing! I’ve heard such great things about the Hydro Flask Water Bottle and that would be a great gift for my partner who loves everything outdoor-related. 🙂

    Posted 12.25.15 Reply
  3. Some great ideas here – my favorite of all is the hydro flask – my friend got my one for my bday and it’s the best water bottle EVER!

    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  4. OMG that photo is AWESOME! I think my husband would like every one of these things!

    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  5. Great roundup of last minute gifts, lots of neat ideas. Love that Filson tablet briefcase.

    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  6. Claire wrote:

    Great ideas! My husband is pretty impossible to shop for!

    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  7. Love the briefcase, it is so hard to buy bags for guys!

    Posted 12.24.15 Reply
  8. Sue Allen wrote:

    This list is so helpful! I am always looking and pondering things to buy for my hubby. Thank you!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  9. These are good tips, I can see my husband using the water bottle at the gym. I’m off tomorrow and will (shamefully) be stuck at Target finding my hubby some last minute gifts.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  10. I could go for all of these, especially that grooming kit! I have a growler size hydro flask and love it! Perfect for the beach, picnic or movies.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  11. jennifer wrote:

    this is a great compilation of gifts–lucky man!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  12. Lisa wrote:

    This list is on point. I stuck with stuff my husband needed” a new teapot and jacket.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  13. This is a great gift guide! I always struggle with what to get for my boyfriend, and love the tablet briefcase idea!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  14. Willow wrote:

    I love the grooming kit! I bought my husband an intense salve for hard working hands. His hands are always cracking this time of the year.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  15. My husband is a total nerd, so I can’t get him any things like this. But I am always observing him to see an expressed interest in board games, t-shirts, Star Trek ornaments (that was a gift this year), etc!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  16. Such great gift ideas! 🙂 I’ll be looking into some of these! -Cianna (

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  17. Hil wrote:

    MY hubby is all about prepping and being prepared. He wants a generator and a water purifier lol!

    You should come link up at the Bloggers Spotlight party, all links get posted to our group board. We have two parties in one, one section to link up posts and another section to link up pins.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  18. Shannon wrote:

    I swear shopping for my husband is the worst! I will say though, he received that water bottle from someone as a gift and he was so excited about it, so that definitely a good option! Just wish I would have thought about it 🙂

    Clothes & Quotes

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  19. What a fabulous list – some really cool stuff there! Thanks alot and wonderful blog you have here!!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  20. Kari wrote:

    Love that nautical bracelet!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  21. kristen wrote:

    these are great suggestions! I actually got my husband the steal water bottle for a stocking stuffer! thanks for sharing these!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  22. Candy wrote:

    Great ideas. Your correct it is little moments when they are looking at something or in a conversation.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply
  23. Nice curation. Love the bag. Ok, and the surfing photo. Super cool.

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply