29 November 2021

Trust me … these 10 items never get returned!

Grey coat, similar | Frame camel sweater | Frame coated denim | Gucci sandals | Chloe tote

Trust me … these 10 items never get returned!

The other day, I strolled into Nordstrom and noticed one area that was crazy busy, and it dawned on me … this happens every single year. Basically, the men’s department is nuts! Everyone is searching for the right gifts for their guys, and … it’s just tricky. Not sure why they’re so hard to buy for, but trust me — they are. We don’t want the same old standards (socks, anyone?), we want things they’ll be psyched to get. After all, if we’re looking good, so should the men in our lives!

So, today’s post is about gifts that work for every single guy. Trust me … these 10 items never get returned! They’re top sellers, get amazing reviews, and fit almost everyone. In other words, they’re safe 😂 I did a little “blog reasearch” the other day (it sure helps to have trusted resources in the men’s department who know exactly what I’m looking for) and I’m excited to share my picks with you!

P.S. The So Susie website has gotten a big update! First, Em’s picks is back. Emily is my 24 year old daughter who started blogging last year — click here to take a look. There’s a new style boards section to make it a little easier to shop, click here to see them. We also have a “Shop my Instagram” section – check it out. And, if you’re new to So Susie and want to stay up to date on all things stylish, subscribe now and never miss a post! 


#1 The amazing Vuori jogger

Yes, yes I know, I’ve talked about the Vuori jogger nonstop for the last year! It’s my go-to comfy pant, and EVERYONE should own a pair or two — including the men in your lives. College-aged guys wear them too — I mean, how can you not love buttery soft jogger pants that are also kinda cool? Since many of us are working on gift giving (or just want to be cozy while lounging or running errands), I decided to share this one item that is the perfect gift for both women AND men. See the recent post here with style boards for both. Trust me – you can’t go wrong with this one!

 North Face vest | Joggers| White long sleeve tee | Sneakers | Chanel Bleu | Scarf



#2 Vince wool/cashmere sweater

This wool/cashmere sweater is a top selling item that everyone loves. The bird’s eye weave is subtle but interesting, and it’s luxurious. The perfect gift, this is an item that doesn’t last long on the shelves, so don’t wait!



#3 Canada goose puffer — the best out there

Canada Goose puffer coats are the hot item every year, and they sell out quickly. Same with Moncler. Why? Because they’re the best puffers out there! The style below is a top seller, and it’s also the perfect weight — warm but not too warm. Layer over a cashmere hoodie, like this one, for extra warmth. For a Moncler option, check this one out or this one — both fully in stock as of now. Your guys deserve these!

Puffer jacket | Sneaker | Coffee mug | Paige jeans | Scarf | Rag & Bone henley | Beanie hat



#4 Cologne — so your guy can smell good 😊

Most guys like to smell good, and Creed Aventus is SO sexy and SO good! It’s a top selling fragrance, and it’s actually unisex, so anyone can wear it. Creed is a luxury fragrance based in Paris, and it is loved by many. I also really appreciate Royal Princess Oud, which was given to me as a gift. Another popular fragrance for men is Chanel Bleu — also a 5 star choice, and of course there’s Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio, which is the most popular men’s fragrance and gets over 1k almost 5-star reviews! Trust me, you can’t go wrong with any of these.



#5 AG Everett — a true bestseller

Hands down, this is the top selling jean/pant in the entire men’s department — and has been for several years. It’s a slim, straight jean, and looks good on most every guy who walks in. This “SUD” fabric is a softly sueded stretch twill, and the classic 5 pocket pant will be appreciated by everyone. Then, of course, there’s all the other denim — see all the washes here.

AG Everett black jeans | Sneakers | Candle | UGG blanket | Vince overshirt | Gray hoodie | Sunglasses



#6 UGG slippers — the best

I give my boys an UGG slipper refresh every year! Since they’re worn everywhere, out in the dirt, to the mailbox and even to the grocery store, after a year, they get a little ratty. This is why everyone loves new slippers 🙂 As matter of fact, I finally just purchased these for myself (again). Don’t wait, because all sizes sell out every single year!



#7 Shirt jacket – aka “shacket”

Casual shirt jackets are a real thing for guys too! Simple, stylish and easy to wear, a shirt jacket works for all ages. My husband and two boys wear shirt jackets often, and they look really really nice when they do! These make perfect gifts because they’re easy, comfy, and look great with jeans. The best ones are this and this from Good Man Brand, and this one from Vince.

Good Man shirt jacket | Good Life t-shirt | Converse sneakers | Scarf | Green jeans | Kiehls



#8 Theragun

Everyone is talking about this device, and it’s definitely a hot item. Even my friend who doesn’t typically buy gadgets or the “it thing” is getting one this year. It’s also a great gift since many of us haven’t gone back to get massages. And, it’s not just for the athlete — anyone will benefit from the muscle relaxation and pain relief. Perfect for chilling in front of the TV!

Elite & Pro


#9 Key layering items

The Good Man brand hoodie is a go-to piece for everyone in the men’s department, as well as this henley shirt from Rag & Bone. They’re a little nicer than plain t-shirts, and the hoodie works under many jackets — same goes for the Rag & Bone henley. It’s just a cool guy’s t-shirt, and super comfy too.

Hoodie | Veja sneakers | Paige denim | Rails plaid shirt | Ray Ban sunglasses | Hydroflask | Shinola watch



#10 Good Man sneakers

These are the sneakers every guy likes … trust me on this one! They’re clean and classic, which makes them pair nicely with most anything they already have in their closet. They’re just a little more polished, that’s all 🙂



Gift Ideas for the boys – Em’s picks

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Last year, the Nintendo Switch was the most searched for product on Black Friday, with 3 million searches … my company was telling me about this. It really does make a great gift for any guys in your life or the perfect gift for the family on game night!

These black and gray sweatpants come in a pack of two and are on sale for only $23.40! Trust me, they’re perfect for your boys who want to lounge around the house.

This cozy plush robe is a great idea for Christmas Eve pajamas and can be thrown over these sweatpants to stay extra cozy. Take it a step further with these warm UGG slippers that will be sure to get some good use this winter.

Hopefully this gives you some good ideas for what to gift your boys this Christmas!

Happy holiday shopping 🙂 – Em


Thank you for reading xx

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