Holiday Gift Guide: for Him

So we've got all the important gals in your life covered. Now for the boys! I've learned over the years that the best gifts for the guys are practical, durable, and don't make too loud of a statement. 

I've rounded up some of the top picks for the guys in your life.

First up is The Boyfriend. The best policy is not necessarily to overspend, but to invest in a piece that he'll appreciate and use for years to come. A backpack is one accessory that your guy has to express himself. This fold-over backpack makes just enough of a statement while serving as the perfect all-use carry-on, transitioning easily from work to play, featuring comfort fit straps with leather detail and exterior zip pocket.

About the brand: The Brooklyn- based couple creators of STATE, Scot and Jacq, have always had a heart for kids growing up in America's most underfunded neighborhoods. For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack - packed with essential tools for success - to a child in need.

Treat your Dad to a fresh take on men's skincare and upgrade his morning routine. This bundle includes Boyd's best-selling luxurious organic soaps and serums Rosemary & Eucalyptus Soap, Cedar & Fir Facial Oil Serum, Wild Vetiver Soap, and Wild Vetiver Facial Oil Serum. 

About the brand: Boyd’s Farm creates handmade, farm-crafted organic bath and beauty products made in San Antonio, Texas. Boyd's is committed to taking care of their community in a sustainable, non-toxic way by using organic based oils and recyclable packaging.

Boyd's Farm | Soap and Serum Bundle $48

Next up, your brother! If he's a music lover (who isn't?!) he'll totally dig these bluetooth matte maple wood Troubadour headphones. They're super lightweight, block out noise, and last all day on one charge.  

About the brand: LSTN believes in premium headphones with a purpose. That's why every LSTN purchase helps give hearing aids to someone in need through the Starkley Hearing Foundation. In the last 2 years LSTN has been able to help over 20,000 people around the world!

Krochet Kids | The Drifter $30

So what about your other brother who's not quite as easy to shop for? A nice warm beanie is a winter staple for any guy. Krochet Kids ‘The Drifter’ is a super comfy waffle knit beanie with an embroidered “Hand-Signed Products Made By People Around the Globe” logo tag. 

About the brand: Krochet Kids specialize in knit and crochet hats, and have created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment. KK has a team of over 150 people in Uganda and Peru who are working, receiving education, and being mentored towards a brighter future in creating gifts that give back. 

Another great option for the guys in your life? This unique hand-crafted leather wallet! Featuring a main compartment and eight card slots, this wallet has all the makings for a timeless gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

About the brand: STRAW began with the mission to produce beautiful and useful products while at the same time starting a conversation about lessening the industry’s impact on the environment. By using surplus material STRAW is lessening the environmental impact caused by the leather tannery process. All of STRAW products are designed and manufactured in Bali. 

This one is for the kiddos. Whether it's your nephew, younger brother, or cousin, this super cozy pom pom beanie is guaranteed to be a hit with your lil guy.

About the brand: Debrosse NYC partners with two orphanages in Haiti to donate 15% of each purchase towards things like sponsoring a child through a year of school, ensuring a newborn has access to nutritional formula, and providing a young reader a book in his native language.

Now for the ultimate stocking stuffer: a S'well water canteen. This sleek matte black bottle in Onyx is a true classic. You might wanna grab one for yourself too while you're at it; These things are amazing and keep your water cold all day while saving you those countless trips to the water cooler. 

About the brand: S'well is not only a super cool brand, they give back in a big way!  S’well is a proud supporter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, helping provide clean water to the world’s most vulnerable children.