Tuesday, December 20, 2011

last-minute gifts for guys under $25

If your guy is anything like Shawn, then his wardrobe consists of varying shades of the same four colors, he hates v-necks, all sports apparel must be official team gear, the size of the stripe on a shirt matters, the way pants fall over the top of shoes is very important, and he better not look like a douche in anything he wears (this includes hats and sunglasses).

This either makes him really easy or really hard to shop for during the holidays.
Easy in that he is consistent and you know what he likes.
Hard in that it's next to impossible difficult to come up with new gift ideas to surprise him.

This year, I was so excited because there was a pair of shoes he wanted. Yay, something different to buy him! Don't worry, no spoiling the surprise here. He already opened them. And the box came in the mail screaming hints at him. Oy. He loves them by the way. Score one for the wife!

This year, Shawn and I also challenged ourselves to purchase gifts for each other on a budget of $50. Who does that?! A couple on a mission to buy a house in the upcoming year, that's who. 
In the past, we have easily shelled out hundreds of moolah on each other. 

If you follow me on Twitter (which I know you all do...right?! :)), then I know what you're thinking...
"But he bought you an iPad and an iPhone!" 
He said those weren't Christmas presents (and he uses the iPad just as much as I do), so they don't count, or else he completely blew the budget! Naughty boy.

So if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping, like me, then you might find this helpful.
Remember, my husband (and my dad for that matter) is kinda picky, so I picked a lot of these things with him in mind. 

Gifts for Guys Under $25
{note: some of these gifts are currently on sale, which puts them under the $25 mark, but the majority are normally under $25}

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: lids.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest




Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest


Source: target.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest




Source: amazon.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: kohls.com via Holly on Pinterest

Source: target.com via Holly on Pinterest




Wow. 
There's a lot of stuff under $25! 
And hopefully something that will suit the taste of the guy on your list. 
 
Everything, except the hat (Lids.com) and cologne (Amazon.com), came from Kohls, Old Navy or Target.
In my humble opinion, these stores provide just as nice of items as a Banana Republic or J.Crew, but for a lot less.

Now, I know some people may think that paying higher prices means better quality. And in some cases that may be true. But definitely not in all.
At least if when Shawn spills coffee, ketchup, cheese, mustard, pizza sauce (I could go on) on his clothes, I know that we didn't overpay, and actually, his clothes clean up nicely from said dribbles.
 
Remember, this is just my opinion.
And we are by no means wealthy - don't let the electronics fool you - so we love a good deal!
 
Woah, sorry for the post detour.
Hope you made it through the whole thing. 
Though if you're still reading this, I'll assume you did :)

Happy 5 days til Christmas, love bugs!

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34 comments:

Arielle said...

great gift ideas! :) happy holidays!

Ashley B. said...

Love all those gifts... been looking for a OSU bball shirt so this totally paid off!!! Thanks lady!!

krys said...

i definitely bought a few gifts from old navy this year :) and that's partly because they have coupons and i like feeling like i saved money, haha.

KRISTIN said...

Pretty sure you are describing my husband in that first paragraph! These are all great ideas! He is getting movies from me this year...we used wedding money on a new TV as our christmas gift, so it's small stuff only this year!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love that flannel and I love when Lee wears flannels!! Great finds/picks! You're right, you don't have to go broke!

Heather said...

agreed! all of these stores are JUST as good!

Mateya said...

Your husband sounds just like mine! THe pants have to fall over the shoes the right way, the neck can't be too tight on his shirts, no v-necks, etc . Wow! So picky haha!

Erin said...

What a great post...thank you so much for all of the ideas. Seriously, I loved this :)

Jamie said...

Great ideas!

Ashley said...

I got Rick a similar pair of slippers like the first ones you posted ... also love that old navy fleece :)
hope all is well with you girl xoxox0

cmisch said...

Yay I am so glad to find another Columbus/Ohio blogger! Nice to "meet" you :)

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