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Holiday Gifts for Men

It’s that time of year!! This week I will be rolling out the holiday gift guides! I plan to share every gift guide this week and then update them throughout the coming weeks as we get closer to the Christmas holiday. I figure this will help those who like to get their shopping done early and help eliminate stress for those who wait until the last minute (like yours truly, haha!).

Next week, I’ll be sharing holiday outfit inspiration (with both casual and dressier options) as well as home decor. I’ll keep all of the gift guides + outfit posts under the “holiday” tab at the top of the screen so you can access them easily! I recommend bookmarking the holiday tab so you can easily refer back to it when you’re ready to shop or need inspo!

Today, I’m sharing my gift guide for him. When I polled you guys finding a gift for your husband/boyfriend, dad/FIL and brother were some of the top requests. I mean, aren’t they the hardest people to shop for?! Not only do they rarely give you suggestions, but when they want something they usually just go out and buy it themselves – so frustrating! I’ve spent some time digging and researching to compile a huge list of the best gifts for him. Most of these are under $75 so will keep you in budget while still providing a thoughtful gift! And, because most of you said you do your shopping at Nordstrom, Target and Amazon you’ll find that most of these gift suggestions are from those retailers!

I’m sharing some top picks in the graphic below as well as my full round up at the bottom! My top gift recommendations are this beer cap map (click on the Etsy store to find your state!) and this pair of slippers that Kevin loves + ship prime!

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Gift Guide: 15+ Gifts for Him Under $50

Popular Style Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares Gift Guide: Gifts for Him Under $50, Affordable Gifts for Him


Happy Tuesday everyone! As promised, LOTS of holiday content this week. Starting with my round up of gifts for him under $50 today!

I think we can all agree that men are the hardest to shop for, right?! If they want something, they just buy it. And, even if you manage to get them something they don’t have, it takes a bit of creativity to make it special (a pair of socks just isn’t that exciting, sorry!). Today, I’m sharing over 15 gifts for him that won’t break the bank and are sure to be a hit!

I’ve compiled them all in the collage below and detailed my top 3 picks!

Before we begin, however, have you seen all the good sales already happening? It’s like Black Friday’s on steroids this year! LOFT is 40% off your purchase with code “BESTWEEK” (see my top picks here), American Eagle is 40% off + Free Ship & Express is 50% off + Free Ship to name a few! Don’t hesitate to shop the sales now, it’ll save you time and stress later in the week when everyone’s shopping and sizes are going quickly!

Remember that I’ll be sharing more gift guides, Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales guides, holiday party attire, makeup looks in the coming weeks! You can find it all under the “holiday” tab in the upper right hand corner of your page. Be sure to subscribe to my blog to stay updated on new post notifications. And bookmark my holiday tab so you have easy access once the sales start on Turkey Day! You can expect a sales roundup post from me that morning so you can shop the posts while recovering from your Turkey Coma 😋.

Gifts for Him Under $50

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Beer Map | Pint Set | Flask | Growler | Slippers | Fleece Pants | Training Pants | Fleece Pullover | Beard Comb | Beard Balm | Kiehl’s Gift Set | Carhartt Hat | Echo Dot | Yeti | Wallet

Beer Lover’s Set: Any combo of this Beer Map, Pint Set, Flask and Growler would be great for your favorite Beer or Spirit lover! We gave a similar Beer Map to my dad a few years back, and he loved it! This Etsy shop has most every state and country! Such a fun and personalized gift.

Cozy Gift: This cozy pullover (on sale for $45) + pair of slippers would make the perfect gift for your favorite homebody! Totaling under $90 together, this could easily knock out one whole person on your list!

Echo Dot: The gift that’s good for any guy of any age! From playing music to checking weather, the Echo Dot with Alexa does it all and for only $40! It’s really a no brainer! We got an Echo for Christmas a few years back and use it almost every day. We also got our nephews Echo Dots for Christmas last year, and they use theirs all the time. It’s a fool-proof gift!

For more gifts for him & for every other person on your list, you can find the rest of my gift guides here! These will be updated throughout the coming weeks! And, my gift guide for the outdoorsmen from last year is here.



Father’s Day Gifts Under $100

Popular Minneapolis Lifestyle Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog Shares Father's Day Gifts Under $100

It’s Friday!!

I hope you all have a fun weekend planned! Kev & I are getting ready to head out of town to go camping for the weekend (hopefully I survive, lol!). We both actually love to go camping, Kevin more so than me. But, I do have fond memories of camping with my family when I was young, so it’s always fun to go back out. We’ve got the tent packed, the best IPAs we could find and our air mattress. Fingers crossed Frank didn’t scratch any holes in it this time! lol!

Today, I’m sharing a few ideas for Father’s day gifts under $100 since the holiday is literally right around the corner! A ton of these have Prime Shipping or Free shipping/returns and will arrive before the holiday. I’m sharing two of my top picks for gifts below and have rounded up a ton of others!

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Beer Lovers Gift Pack

Maybe it’s because I’m from Wisconsin (the drunkest state in the Union), but I know more than a few Dads who would love a Beer Gift Pack. If your Dad is the more refined type, consider buying this beer carrier from Nordstrom or this decanter set from Crate & Barrel. Or, if your dad is game day or outdoors type, consider picking up this Coleman Cooler from Amazon. We got one of these for our wedding and use it constantly!  Pair either with a custom pilsner glass just for him and a wall bottle opener.

Amazon Kindle Fire

A Kindle Fire is actually a great gift for anyone. Surprisingly affordable and super useful, a Kindle Fire is a perfect gift for Dad! My sister and I got one for my Mom a few Christmases ago, and she uses it on all of their trips. It’s perfect for email, social media, catching up on the news and reading. I personally use mine every night before going to bed.  For only $50, you can’t beat the price for what you get! And, if you’re looking spend a little more, the Kindle 8 is HD and is $79.99.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

I’ll be updating my stories regularly so make sure to stay tuned! You may also get a glimpse of the overalls featured in my last post. & Wish me luck warding off the ticks and mosquitos 😋



Gift Guide for the Outdoorsman

Lifestyle blogger Lauren Meyer of Lo Meyer | Life With Lo Gift Guide for the OutdoorsmanBringing you the second gift guide in my holiday series! Today we’ll be discussing my gift guide for the outdoorsman in your life. I know I’m not the only one who finds men hard to shop for! And, I also know I can’t be the only one who finds their apathetic answers to what they want infuriating – just tell me what you want for Christmas! LOL! Last year, my sister and I got together to get my dad a new grill for Christmas. It was portable so he could take it to games at Lambeau and also use it at home. It really got me thinking of out-of-the-box ideas for the men in my life besides the standard books and gift cards!

Kevin is very into the outdoors. He’s an avid hiker and landscape photographer so spends a lot of time outside in the winter (even in freezing cold temps)! And, in my area of the country, hunting is also really big with a lot of people going out this time of year and throughout the winter. Even in the warmer months, hiking state trails and tailgating are pretty big. So, if you’re trying to think of gifts for an avid outdoorsman you’re in luck! I’ve gotten Kevin’s input on the must-haves for any outdoorsman for all seasons and listed them below. He even clued me in on his top must-haves 😉.

Disclaimer: this is just a FEW items that any outdoorsman could need in his arsenal. Kev repeatedly reminded me that I was “mixing” too many categories (tailgater, hiker, hunter) together and needed separate gift guides for each (someone is very detail-oriented). We’ll keep it simple for now and just include the top picks for this guide!

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Backpack | Tent | Boots | Grill | Flashlight | Carhartt Hat | Portable Charger | Cooler | Sleeping Bag | Pocket Knife | Thermos

North Face Boots 

If your outdoorsman likes to be outside in cooler temps, consider some North Face boots like these ones. Kevin had his North Face boots for 10 years (literally) before they fell apart. He said these are a close comparison.

Carhartt Hat

This gift extends beyond your outdoorsman’s hobbies because Kevin wears his beanie all the time. Coming in at around $10, this is a very affordable gift for any guy on your list!

YETI Cooler

Don’t let this price tag scare you! It certainly scared me upon first sight, but Kev assures me these are the BEST coolers out there. They keep your contents cold for days. If your outdoorsman is out for multiple days or likes to camp in warmer weather, this may be just the thing to keep his brews (and all the other essentials) cool.

Portable Flashlight

At first, I didn’t think of even including this on the gift guide. But Kev reminded me how important it is to have a portable, yet powerful flashlight when you’re outside for long periods of time!

Pocket Knife

I kind of feel like this one doesn’t need explanation. If your outdoorsman doesn’t have one or is in need of a new one, this is a very similar model to the ones Kevin has. It’s foldable and very portable. From basic necessities to emergency situations, a basic pocket knife is an essential for any outdoorsman.

I hope this gift guide for the outdoorsman in your life gave you some ideas of what to get! As I said, there were many other things I could list, but this is a good start!

A few blog updates

I did not publish a post Monday because there will be multiple posts this week in honor of it being CYBER WEEK (WOOO!!!). In case you live under a rock, Cyber Week is the week of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday when the best sales of the year happen! If you look at the top bar on my site, you’ll see a category labeled “Holiday Shop & Sales”. Here you’ll find my gift guides, holiday wishlist, and my sale guides. The sales are already starting to roll out! However, the best sales will for sure be happening Thanksgiving-Cyber Monday. Stay tuned tomorrow morning for an update on the sales happening Thanksgiving day along with my top picks. I’ll also update that tab with top picks/sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Lastly, my tech team was able to change all of my site colors to better fit my branding!! The site now has an overall neutral grey look with pops of lighter pink (instead of light pink everywhere). I’m sure we’re all well aware of my love for neutrals given I discuss it in multiple posts – LOL. Right now, the drop down links appear very light when you hover over them. This should be fixed soon! Other than that, let me know what you think!


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