Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Hey guys! Carl here. I put together a gift guide of things that I am currently loving. Hopefully this helps give you some gift ideas for the men in your life, whether it's your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, son or even for yourself! I've included all of the product links below and they are ordered from least expensive to most expensive. If you order something, comment and let me know what you ordered! Would love to hear what you liked.

Some of them have killer deals today for Cyber Monday so it's worth taking a peek today.

Blender Bottle: I use this all the time for protein drinks and all of the other powder drink mixes that I love. Plus it's inexpensive and easy to wash! Definitely a must-have.

The 10x Rule Book: This book was written by Grant Cardone, who is a business and real estate and sales guru and he is all about living your life 10x and taking massive action. I follow him on Instagram and Facebook and he's a smart dude. Any of Grant Cardone's book are great!

Shoe Dog Book: Another great book that I have and love. This is about Phil Knight, the founder of Nike and it is excellent. I'm trying to read more and everyone told me this is one I definitely need to add to my collection, so I did!

Compression Pants: Lately I have been playing flag football with some guys in the neighborhood and I wanted some compression pants to wear under my shorts but didn't want to spend a lot. I found these on Amazon and they are super comfortable and have held up really well and they come in several different prints. Not name brand like Nike, but the price can't be beat!

Dry Bag: I bought this before a fishing trip to Alaska this summer and I loved it! I put all of my camera gear in there and still had room for other stuff. Keeps all of your valuables perfectly dry and was actually really comfortable to wear. I would say this is a must-have for any trips involving water.

Lightweight Backpack: We did a Disneyland trip this year with the kids and I wanted a lightweight backpack that I could carry all of our stuff in and this backpack was perfect. Definitely lightweight and I absolutely loved it. It's not a popular name brand bag but I'm totally fine with that for the functionality and price! Great for day trips, hikes, theme parks, etc.

Amazon Fire Stick: We have two of these already and just purchased a third for our guest room in the basement. Since we only use our guest room like 10 days a year when family is in town, we are turning it into more of a hangout/workout room and the Fire Stick is perfect for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime shows/movies and streaming workout videos. These are priced really well for what they offer and make a great gift!

TV Mount: We have been in our house for over 3 years now and decided it's finally time to hide those annoying TV cables! I just ordered a couple of these TV mounts and they arrive tomorrow. I got the Amazon Basics brand because they were less expensive than other brands and I have been really impressed with Amazon Basics products in the past. This is a quick way to clean up the look of your TV area, especially if your guy has a man cave!

Amazon Dot: We have had one of these for a while now and have loved it! We bought another one on Black Friday and just received it yesterday and we are going to put that one down in the basement. We have Amazon Music Unlimited and love having the Amazon Dots around the house to stream music. The voice commands with Alexa are great. Our son Hudson loves asking her to tell jokes and I use it to ask about things like weather or sports and use the voice commands to adjust the temperature in the house (it links to your Nest thermostat). Great for your family room, bedroom or an office!

Door Basketball Hoop: Most guys would love a little basketball hoop for their office or man cave door. Nothing better than taking a break from work to try some trick shots!

Sound Machine: We have been using sound machines in our boys rooms for years now and got one for our room several months ago when both of our boys decided to sleep terribly for months on end. The Dohm sound machine has been my favorite so far and looks nice even if it's sitting out on your nightstand. I sleep like a rock even without a sound machine, but the sound machine is still nice and has helped Emily a lot! If you or anyone in your family is a light sleeper and could use some white noise, this is the way to go!

Hydro Flask: Who doesn't love to stay hydrated?! The hydro flask is the perfect size and comes in several cool colors. Not ideal for bike rides or other outdoor activities due to its weight, but perfect for around the house, running errands or at the office.

XBOX Live: I'm not a big-time gamer, but my brother-in-laws and I will occasionally play together at night because we can all be on the same team and talk while we play so it's cool! We always get dominated but it's still fun for the bonding. This is a good gift if you have an XBOX so he can play online with others.

Nike Free Running Shoes: I have a pair of Nike Free shoes that I wear all the time and they are super lightweight and comfortable. I love the black and white because it's classic and plain so it goes with almost any outfit. Definitely a staple item for the closet. 

Ring Video Doorbell: I don't have this doorbell yet, but my sister does and has loved it! It's on my list for Christmas and seems super cool for a decent price. The video doorbell let's you see who is at the door whether you're home or not, looks really modern and clean and is a nice little upgrade for the home. 

FitBit Ionic: I bought this during Black Friday and Emily has it hiding in our closet somewhere as a Christmas present for me. I'm still hoping she may let me use it before then :) I currently have a Garmin smartwatch but had a FitBit before and am excited to switch back to FitBit. This Ionic watch comes in a cool charcoal color that I'm excited about. I'm a numbers guy so I love tracking steps and other activity metrics so this watch is right down my alley. You can also connect with friends and do group challenges, which the competitive side of me loves! Great gift for anyone who wants to be more active.

Nest Thermostat: We bought this thermostat last Black Friday and have really liked it! It's easy to install and looks great mounted on the wall. It's nice to be able to control the thermostat from your phone, especially when you're in bed and don't want to walk out and change the temperature or when you're out of town. The thermostat has helped us reduce our utility bills and you get a monthly report summarizing your usage. Plus, most utility companies offer a rebate for installing one. Our rebate was $100! Another great gift, especially if your guy is into electronics.

Bose Wireless Headphones: These were another Black Friday score for me this year. They arrive tomorrow so I haven't tried them out yet, but I have had Bose speakers before and they are amazing. I'm excited to use these wireless headphones at work and on the treadmill at our house since the cord on my current headphones sometimes get annoying. They may be slightly less sexy than the Beats by Dre headphones, but I'm okay with that if I get better sound and save some money.

Drone: The drone has been one of my favorite purchases within the last year! Hands down. I am way into photography so I knew I would get a lot of use out of it and it was definitely worth the larger price tag. If he has mentioned he wants a drone, I would definitely go with a DJI drone. I have the Mavic Pro and it's incredible. The drone is perfect for trips and I'm wishing I had purchased it sooner. If you want to see some drone shots, a few of my shots are posted here. This is a pricey gift but can be a really fun hobby.


Carl Fillerup

Husband to Emily and father of two adorable boys, Hudson and Riley. I'm the financial analyst for the Department of Surgery at a hospital in Utah. I enjoy drone photography, sports, travel, finance, meeting new people and managing our online company, Slouch Headwear.