gift guide for the guy under $50

I think all, or at least most, of us can agree that men can be some of the hardest on our list to shop for. I never know what to get my brothers, Dad, grandpas, or even Zach! This year, I had Z help me compile a list of great gifts under $50 that any guy is sure to love; I hope this helps some of you as much as it has helped me!


1. I had never seen a tie case before and now I'm convinced that every man on our list needs one (especially for $49). This one is monogramed, adding a nice personal touch, and is great for the guy who travels. 
2. If your guy loves beef jerky as much as mine does, this beef jerky sampler pack will be his favorite gift of all. You can't go wrong with a food gift and this one comes with fire, honey, and smoke flavored jerky all for just $21 (free shipping with Amazon Prime). 
3. Hurry and grab this awesome fox print tie while you can- it's on sale for only $5 and your guy is sure to get a kick out of it! 
4. If you're wondering if your guy (or any guy) would enjoy a neck massager, the answer is most definitely yes. I didn't think Zach would but I bought him one three or four years ago and he uses it all the time. This one is great quality for the price!
5. Every guy needs a pair of great, quality moccasins for those cold winter mornings and this pair by Minnetonka is great quality that will last for years to come. 
6. Because a wireless charger is just cool. 
7. I gifted some of these bluetooth beanies last year and the guys loved them- I was so excited to see they're currently on sale for $25 (reg. $40) so grab some at this price! They work for 8 hours between charges and have amazing reviews.
8. For the whiskey lover in the family, grab one of these Bar Cart Bibles for under $15 that's sure to get it's use and is perfect for displaying on a bar cart. 
9. If you grew up in the nineties, you will remember the beloved TV show, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Now in game form, this is such a great gift for your guy that's currently on sale for under $10! Makes a great stocking stuffer, too. I love gifting games at the holidays because then it's something we can all sit around and play instead of just watching football. :)
10. It's been proven time and time again that aviators are universally flattering on all face shapes, so snag your man a nice pair (that's just $25 with free shipping) to put under the tree. This style comes in seven different color options but Zach's favorite is the silver/black. 
11. Okay so I may have fibbed a little here because this adidas duffel bag is technically $50 on the dot and not under $50, but it's just too cool to leave off the list. Such a great weekend or gym bag that also comes in solid black (but I love the pattern above!).
12. Everyone needs a back-up charger (you can never have too many) and this one is functional yet manly enough for any dude.
13. A shaving set is a practical gift that will be appreciated as well as used; unless your guy doesn't believe in shaving like my husband during the holidays (come January, he'll bust the razor back out- thank goodness!).

I apologize in advance because I'm going to be a little MIA next week while we're in Paris- chances are I'll be too busy eating all the crepes to do much blogging :). But I'll post when I can and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! Thank you for stopping by!
xo, Britt

black friday sales & stocking stuffers for him

Happy almost Thanksgiving!!!
I am so excited, I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight. Between the turkey and dressing, corn casserole, and pecan pie- my stomach is already growling. And we just had a huge supper.

The next best thing about Thanksgiving behind the food (and being with loved ones, of course) is the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales! Many stores have already begun their sales so it's time to grab whatever it is you're wanting before it's all gone. I'm sharing some of the best current sales below:

GAP50% off everything with code TGIF50 
50% off everything + free shipping
J.CREW: 40% off everything in stores and online with code HOLIDAY 
J.CREW FACTORY: 50-60% off everything, prices as marked
KATE SPADE: Surprise sale, up to 75% off
OLD NAVY: 50% off everything-ish
FRANCESCAS- 30% off everything & 40% off boots
BAUBLEBAR: 30% off everything
CHICWISH: 25% off entire store
KENDRA SCOTT: 20% off entire store
MACY'S: Extra 20% off and free shipping with $50 purchase, use code THANKS
MADEWELL: 25% off your entire purchase with code THATSALE
50% off select styles
ASOS: 20% off your purchase
BANANA REPUBLIC: 50% off entire store
NORDSTROM:  Up to 40% off men's, women's and children's, no code needed
OLD NAVY50% off almost everything, discount applied at checkout
SHOPBOP: Use code GOBIG16 for 15% off orders of $200, 20% off orders of $500 and 25% off orders of $800+
TORY BURCH: 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS

I think it's universally known that men are the most difficult beings to shop for. Kids love toys, teenagers love cash, women love everything. But men, men are tough. I enlisted the help of Zach to find some of the best stocking stuffers for under $50 that are sure to impress those special (picky) guys in your life.

1. 1901 Suede Belt ($49)- Just a classic belt for the classic guy.
2. HEX Solo iPhone 7 Plus Case ($49)- This phone case holds cards and cash in a handy outside pocket!
3. Bluetooth Shower Speaker ($20)- What guy doesn't love to sing in the shower? Drown out those less than stellar tunes with a waterproof shower speaker. Definitely getting Z this one.
4. Monogram Cuff Links ($44)- For the classy gentleman.
5. The North Face 'eTip' Gloves ($31)- Regular gloves just won't cut it anymore; people need to text! Texting is made easy with these finger friendly gloves.
6. The Tie Bar Brass Tie Bar 3 Pack ($45)- Hold those ties in place with this sleek gift for the dapper fellow.
7. Wooden Phone Docking Station ($39)- This docking station is every guys' dream- it has a perfect charging set up, a watch holder, and a place of keys. 
8. Bluetooth Smart Watch ($40)- This smart watch can do all the functions, and for a quarter of the price of most. Plus it's sharp looking!
9. Potomac Moccasin Slippers ($39)- Fiance got cold feet? Warm them up with these cozy slippers.
10. FarmSteady Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit ($25)- For the foodie/entertainer.
11. Bluetooth Knit Hat with Stereo Headphones & Microphone ($19)- Anticipated to be THE GIFT of Christmas 2016, this beanie has a built in bluetooth for hands free jam sessions. Also comes in gray and maroon.
12. Jack Black 'The Jack Pack' Set ($49)- Because every man needs to clean up once in a while.

I'm currently helping my Mom cook and get ready for tomorrow's festivities and there's nowhere I'd rather be. My little brother should get in any minute and Bear is anxiously awaiting Uncle Ryan's arrival. There's a Christmas movie on TV, my Dad is snoozing in his chair, and Zach & Bear are putting together Lego sets. It's good to be home.
Hope your holiday is filled with the love of family and friends. And some great online shopping.
xo, Britt