Holiday Gift Guide 2017 | Gifts for Guys

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my Holiday Gift Guide series! Last week I posted my Gift Guide for Moms, which I hope you all enjoyed.

I tried to incorporate gifts for all men of varying interests. Of course, I am tainted by my own husband and his interests so I have included a lot of things that I think Daniel would like. For more inspiration check out last years Gift Guide for Dads.

I would love to hear your thoughts and hear about the gifts you are planning on giving your guys! Be sure to comment down below =)

Gift Guide for Men

1. Portable Wireless Speaker

The JBL portable Bluetooth speaker connects to up to three smartphones or tablets and has a battery life of 10 hours! We got one of these speakers for my father-in-law for his birthday and the sound is incredible!

2. Electric Shaver

The Braun Series 9 electric shaver is the best shaver on the market! It has two specialized trimmers and has been proven to be effective on even the scruffiest beards!

3. Ugly Christmas Sweater with smartphone Flame

This Christmas Sweater allows you to attach your smartphone inside the sweater and a real fire brings the sweater to life! Not to mention it is a great conversation starter and is sure to be a hit at every Christmas Party!

4. Mens Designer Briefcase

This is on my list for Daniel this year as he needs a nice bag to take to work with him (instead of just toting around his laptop around along with all of his chargers, phone, wallet, etc!) I think this case from Ted Baker looks modern and stylish without being too stuffy!

5. NFL Team Toaster

The ultimate gift for the ultimate NFL fan! This toaster toasts the symbol of any NFL right on your piece of toast!

6. Leatherman Multitool

Daniel has one of these and he is obsessed with it. He always has it in his pocket and he uses it for pretty much everything. Not only is it a pocket knife but it has 21 other tools including 2 screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, a metal file and so much more. It is the ultimate tool for any handyman!

7. Fun Socks

I get Daniel socks for every occasion! Chrismas, Fathers Day, His Birthday, he always gets socks and he loves it! I think no Chrismas is complete without the gift of socks!

8. Bluetooth Headphones

These noise-isolating headphones from Wearhous connect to any smartphone for great clear sound. I know Daniel will love these as he sometimes needs to concentrate on his work without hearing all of the noise from me and Fé around the house!

9. Master Bluetooth Padlock

This padlock is so cool! You can use an app on your smartphone to unlock this padlock! You can even add others to the lock temporarily so they can open it as well! No there is no need to remember a code or carry around a key!

10. Stanley 210-Piece Tool Set

No home is complete without a great tool set! This toolkit from Stanley has every piece you would ever need for fixing things around the house or DIY!

11. Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker

Every avid Barbequer will love this 30″ Electric smoker. Perfect for the seasoned pro or a smoking beginner. Guaranteed to have great results every time!

12. Cryptocurrency Gifts

Bitcoin T-shirt

If your guy is into anything related to cryptocurrencies or bitcoin get him one of these awesome Tshirts from a new women-owned webshop called

Other Gifts:


Gift Guide for Men
Gift Guide for Men

Friday Favorites #2

Welcome back to the blog for another Friday Favorites! I cannot believe it is Friday AGAIN. Time has been flying by the past few weeks since we have been back in The Netherlands.

I hope you all had a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving! Are you all stuffed? Have you recovered from your food comas? We will actually be celebrating our Thanksgiving on Saturday instead because nobody has the day off on Thanksgiving here in The Netherlands.

Thank you for taking the time to join me for another Friday Favorites! Today I will be including a little bit of what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Ps. The first of many Holiday Gift Guides came out on Wednesday! Be sure to check out my top picks for Gifts for Moms!

What I am Thankful for:

  • My Husband Daniel for being the best life partner and father I could have ever imagined. He is my rock and with him, I know that anything is possible!

Friday Favorites

  • Fé! Fé has taught me so much about what it means to be a mother and has taught me some important life lessons. When I look at her I see a world of endless possibilities and she is truly such an amazing little girl!


  • My parents for being so supportive of our family even though we are halfway across the world from each other. I have managed to see them about 4 times in the past year since Fé was born and they are always supporting and encouraging me to be a better person.

Friday Favorites

  • Daniels Famly. We have lived with Daniels Mother and Stepfather in their house in the UK for 9 months and we are so grateful for that opportunity. They opened up their home to us and I am so thankful. They are also truly wonderful grandparents to little Fé. Daniels father (in The Netherlands) has also supported us so much and is there for us for whatever we may need. Fé also has some pretty awesome aunts and uncles spread out throughout Europe and the USA (I am looking at you Paige in Minnesota!)

Friday Favorites #2

  • Our new bike with a baby seat!

Friday Favorites

I took Fé out for a spin on our new Gazelle Bike and she loved it! She even fell asleep on the way back!

  • Speculaas Cookies

Friday Favorites

These cookies are a typical Dutch winter cookie (normally served on December 5th- St. Nicolas Day) but I decided to try them out a little bit earlier this year. It was my first time making them and they turned out great! I followed this recipe here from The Dutch Baker. If you would like to get your hands on some real Dutch Speculaas Spice Boston Trade sells some on Amazon 😉

Every morning when I use my Bodum PEBO Coffee Maker I feel like I am conducting a science experiment! I love the cool way it brews coffee and it comes out great every time! I actually forgot we had this until I saw it packed away the other day. I was so excited to get it back out (I have grown a little tired of our Nespresso machine) and now I have been enjoying a big pot of freshly brewed coffee every morning!  

What are you loving this week? How were all your Thanksgivings? What are you all thankful for?