28 November 2023

Trust me: these items never get returned!

Trust me: Sandro trench | 1.State sweater, on sale here | Ecru jeans | Gucci sandals | Gucci bucket bag

Trust me, these items never get returned!

The other day, I strolled into Nordstrom and noticed that one area that was crazy busy. Then it dawned on me … this happens every single year! Basically, the men’s department goes nuts! Everyone is searching for the right gifts for their guys, and — well — it can be 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 guy in your life. And trust me … these 10 items never get returned! They’re top sellers, get amazing reviews, and fit well. In other words, they’re “safe” 😂 I did a little “blog research” and confirmed my finds. It sure helps to have trusted resources in the men’s department who know exactly what I’m looking for! I’m excited to share my picks with you, and hope they make your gift-giving fun and easy. Cheers! 🥂

P.S. I’m doing a giveaway on Instagram! I’ve selected some of my favorite items that make great gifts and will be gifting them to one of you! Check out how to enter here. There will be more opportunities to enter in the coming days so keep an eye out. I’m so excited to give these items away, and thank you for following along. 


My boys 🖤


Jack and Jake

Both of my boys have made appearances on my Insta, which I absolutely love! I’m often asked if I pick out their clothes 🙂 Jack, my middle son, likes my selections, and this year has requested that my daughter Em and I pick cool clothes and possibly a jewelry-something for Christmas. (I’m sharing some options below. ) Jake, our youngest, thrifts everything and is not interested in anything from an actual store 😂 That said, both boys wear the David Yurman chain link bracelet, and Jake wears the chain link necklace every single day. As for my husband, he’s often behind the camera and doesn’t want to appear on my Insta (!!) but he does let me pick out some of his clothes, and I wrote this post about it a while back. Remember: your guys like gifts too!


#1 AG Everett: a true best seller

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. The “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. You can never go wrong with giving your guy a new pair of jeans!


Left: Jacket | Sweater | Jeans | Sneakers | Scarf | Bracelet | Sunglasses | Right: Shirt Jacket | Hoodie | Pants | Sneakers | Hat | Sunglasses


#2 Gadgets and accessories

Guys love their gadgets, and I found several I’m pretty sure they’ll like. Let’s start with the Theragun, which everyone is still talking about. And, it’s not just for athletes — anyone will benefit from the muscle relaxation and pain relief. It’s perfect for using while chilling in front of the TV, or after a workout. I bought my husband a Solo Stove last year, and we got a lot of use out of it during the summer 🙂 I have another friend whose husband is obsessed with Yeti anything! Below are a few more ideas for you.


#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 styles below are top sellers, and they’re also the perfect weight — warm but not too warm. Layer over a cashmere hoodie for extra warmth (and style). For a Moncler option, check this one out or this one — both fully in stock as of now. Your guys deserve these! If you don’t want to splurge, check this one out.


Left: Jacket | Flannel | Jeans | Sneakers | Beanie | Sunglasses | Right: Vest | Hoodie | Jeans | Boots | Bag | Beanie | Apple airtag


#4 Cologne: so your guy can smell good 😊

Most guys like to smell good, and Creed Aventus is super sexy. It’s a top-selling luxury fragrance, and it’s actually unisex, so anyone can wear it. Another popular fragrance for men is YSL Y — also a 5 star choice. And of course, there’s Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio, which is the most popular men’s fragrance and has over 1000+ almost 5-star reviews. If your guy hasn’t tried wearing cologne before, now is the time 🙂


#5 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 sons often wear shackets, and they look really nice when they do. These make perfect gifts because they’re comfy and they look great with jeans.


#6 The amazing Vuori jogger (you’ll never find a better one)

… basically anything Vuori is amazing

Yes, yes I know, I’ve talked about the Vuori jogger nonstop for the last couple of years. It’s my go-to comfy pant, and EVERYONE should own a pair or two — including the men in your lives. Last week, I zoomed into Nordstrom to bring home a few (four to be exact, lol) Vuori pieces for Jack . After he tried them on, I asked which items he wanted to return and he said “none!” He loves this zip jacket and wears it all the time. College-aged guys definitely wear joggers — I mean, how can you not love buttery soft pants that are also kinda cool? See this recent post with style boards for both men and women. Trust me – you can’t go wrong with anything from this brand!


LeftJacket | Joggers | Long-Sleeve | Sneakers | Beanie | SunglassesRight: Jacket | Flannel | Joggers | Hat | Scarf | Boots | Bracelet


#7 Ugg slippers: enough said

I give my boys an UGG slipper refresh every year. Since you can wear them everywhere (out in the dirt, to the mailbox, while running errands or just on a walk), after a year, they get a little ratty. This is why everyone loves new slippers 🙂 As matter of fact, I finally purchased these for myself (again). Don’t wait, because all sizes sell out every year, without fail!


#8 Vince sweaters

Vince sweaters are always a top item, and this wool/cashmere one is a best seller. 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!


#9 Sneakers

These are the sneakers every guy likes to wear, and they’ll never get returned. 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 😉


#10 Key layering items

The Good Man Brand hoodie is a go-to piece for everyone in the men’s department, as well as these henley shirts from Rag & Bone. They’re a little nicer than plain t-shirts, and both the hoodie and the henley work under most jackets.


Bonus: Em’s picks for the boys


Left: Shirt Jacket | Long-Sleeve | Pants | Sneakers | Hat | Sunglasses | Bracelet | Right: T-Shirt | Robe | Sweatpants | Stanley Cup | Slippers | Headphones



Thank you for reading xx

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