Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List
I don’t know about you, but buying gifts for a guy is H.A.R.D- hard! Especially when the guys in your life aren’t necessarily excited about all the latest fads and newest gadgets. The men I know are farmers, ranchers, mechanics, and just good ‘ol country boys. Over the years I’ve kept tract of some of the best gifts for these hard to buy for men. Here is my Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List.
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- Chain Hoist
Alright, I’ll be honest here, I had to look up this tool to remember what it’s called. And the reason I never remember what this tool is called is because around our farm it has the term, “The Son-In-Law”. The son-in-law? Yes, the son-in-law.
This all came about one day when I was helping my dad fix something in our machine shed and he asked me to hand him this chain hoist. I had no clue what tool he was talking about so he replied to my blank expression. “That one over there,” as he pointed to the bench, “it’s the son-in-law. Because that tool will be more useful to me than any future son-in-law would be!”. Have I mentioned, I am an only child and obviously my father has no faith that my future husband would be any help to him on our farm.
Anyway, let’s just say that my dad (and other family members) use this chain hoist all of the time. For mechanic repairs, fence fixing, etc. I really should just follow him around with a camera one day and document all of the different ways he uses “The Son-In-Law”. Stay tuned for that future blog post. Just kidding.
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- Leather Gloves
In the Midwest, winter gets cold; really cold. And a great usable gift, is a pair of insulated leather work gloves. Practical, but thoughtful (I mean who wants to send a loved one outside in the cold without a great pair of gloves?).
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- Metal Storage Shelves
Let’s all agree, most of the guys I know have a lot of big, bulky, and heavy tools, gadgets, etc. My dad found these metal storage shelves a few years ago and keeps going back for more. They are set up everywhere: our basement, the garage, and in our machine shed.
The shelves are heavy duty, easy to set up, and can hold a ton of sh.. I mean stuff. They can hold a lot of stuff.
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- LED Lights
I don’t know about your guys, but mine always are in need of lights. They can never have enough flashlights, floodlights, etc. Last year for Christmas I gave dad this LED floodlight. It was originally supposed to replace an old light on our grain bin, but instead dad installed it in our machine shed. It is bright! Lights up the entire inside of the building and much cheaper than actually installing lighting. Don’t discount a man’s love of LED flashlights as well.
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- Carhartt Jacket
Almost any guy I know in these parts loves a good Carhartt coat. They are heavy duty, come in a variety of colors and are proven to keep everyone warm and toasty. A good Carhartt jacket will last a long time and be a winter clothing staple.
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- Customized Metal Signs
I love gifting these customized metal signs for Christmas, birthdays, and even weddings. They make a great present that can be designed to fit your hobbies or farm/ranch. You can choose from a variety of sizes and designs, even a mailbox topper!
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List- Traeger Grill
Men in general love to grill. I’m guessing it has to do with the meat and fire combo. This beautiful grill is what he has been missing. I love my Traeger Grill and have used it for over 3 years! No worries about propane tanks or flare ups. Just plug it in, fill with flavored pellets, and you are on your way to some of the best steaks and burgers imaginable! Seriously the best grill you will ever find!
Guy’s Guide: His Christmas List
So what are some items on your Christmas Wish-lists? Who is the hardest person in your family to buy for? Are you on Santa’s Naughty or Nice List? Let me know in the comments below!
Don’t forget to check out the guide I put together of My Favorite Things: Lady’s Christmas Buying Guide!