Jimi’s Gift Guide For Men: Build-Your-Own Gift Box

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Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to get creative for your dad, husband, boyfriend, son, or any other man in your life.

Stop with the same old, back-to-the-well gifts, and give them something that shows you put in some effort.

Build them a personalized gift box!

Take one of their hobbies or give them a new hobby and put it all in one ready-made package. Maybe the box is a little nudge to say “hey, it’s time to trim that beard.”

You can customize these in SO many ways. I enjoy pairing up smaller gifts that go together to create something unique.

If you don’t already have the wheels turning, here are a few to help spark some inspiration.

A Holiday Shave Box

Do you know someone who probably let No-Shave November go just a little too long?

Get them everything they need to get a clean shave.

Cocktail Kit Box

A bottle of their favorite spirit might be a go-to, but this is a way to shake that up!

Put together all of the ingredients he needs to create his fave cocktail at home! Plus, don’t forget the proper glasses and ice.

Psst … Midstate Distillery takes a lot of the work out of this with a curated list of Gift Boxes. Get a Bloody Mary, Gin Gimlet, Cold Brew Coffee, or Cinnamon Rum Infusion box set.

A Made-For-Him Box

I did something like this for the boss a few years back, and I think (read: hoped) she like the thought behind it.

Take a bunch of small items to make one big box catered to him.

Sara’s was a combo of Elementary Coffee Co. coffee beans, popcorn, some candy, an Eva.nilla gift card, and maybe one other item.

Pick his favorite snack or get him a book of crossword puzzles or similar. Throw in a small gift card to his favorite brewery or bar. Movie tix always work, too.

#drinklocal Box

If your dad is like mine, he loves himself some craft beer.

This is like a good old standby. You KNOW that he’s never going to be upset about his fave beer, but this is a way to take it to the next level.

  • Swag swag swag — hats, shirts, hoodies, glasses, etc.
  • Growler + fill — let him take his beer home
  • Limited bottle — something for the two of you to share
  • 12-pack of his favorite (I wear a size 12-pack of Blizzard)
  • Troegs Tour — Tröegs has a few different options, see if you can nab one of those coveted Splinter Tour spots!

What’s in your Build-Your-Own-Box creation?

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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