Since T will likely be too focused on his obsession with ipad games and Call of Duty to read my blog this week, I thought I'd share a few items that might be on his list this year for Christmas...
Like myself, T has a number one item (#2 below) that he has been wanting for quite some time now. Explanation: he finally did buy himself a straight blade razor over the summer, and he now wants to upgrade his starter shaving brush to match the cocobolo wood on his razor. Very particular I know. The other items on the list are in no particular order, and he isn't aware that I'm sharing, so will be pleasantly surprised by any of these gems if they were to show up under the Christmas tree this year.
1 - Squire Shoppe dress pants (size 34) - flat front, NO pleats. T could use dark gray and a new pair of black pants. Maybe a gift card so he could try them on first and get them hemmed?
2 - Thater Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush with Cocobolo Wood Handle & stand - #1 on T's list this year
3 - New Workout Clothes - t-shirts & shorts. T is seriously lacking in this department and relies on white undershirts and hideous light blue & gold basketball shorts that weigh about 20lbs, have pockets, and are likely at least 8 years old. These UnderArmour brand workout clothes might be just the thing to get him up-to-date.
4 - Gap black belt - (size 36)
5 - Holiday socks - As long as they have that ski-lodge feel, he'd probably like these from anywhere
6 - Pottery Barn Saddle Leather Lidded Ice Bucket & Tongs with 'W' monogram in double-stroke square - style 397. T's mancave wetbar does not have an ice maker, so this would be a nice addition.
7 - Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5in Smoker - a new hobby T has been interested in after tasting some delicious home-smoked meats over the summer and tailgating season.
8 - JCrew fleece-lined lodge moccasins in navy (size 12)
9 - Pottery Barn Saddle Leather Toiletry Case with 'TWJ' monogram in traditional block - style 11. T doesn't have anything to keep all of his bathroom gear together when we travel. This case is so nice he would likely deem it worthy of his many prized items currently stored all over the counter.
10 - Leather gloves - black (the pictured gloves are Calvin Klein brand from Younkers - no particular style)
11 - (1) The Balvenie or (2) Dalwhinnie Single Malt Scotch Aged 15 Years - T's favorites available at most liquor stores
12 - Iowa Hawkeye Robe - T spotted this super soft Hawkeye robe over the weekend and is practically begging me to get it for him.
T has been so wonderful this year, that I would love to surprise him with all of these items. Unfortunately, my bank account doesn't agree, so I'll be choosing maybe just a couple of these items on his list. Anyone worried about doubling up, call/text/email me. I've already done some Christmas shopping for T (things I did not list here), so can be flexible if there is something here that you would just love to surprise him with. We're only a month away now! Crazy how fast the holiday season can sneak up on us!
Do you have any good ideas for manly Christmas gifts this year?