Gift Guide // For the Dudes

Why is it that girls are so good at getting guys gifts that they also like?  It's a funny thing, I don't think my husband has ever gotten me a gift that he wants too, yet 99% of the presents he has opened benefit me somehow.  Anyway, here are five awesome ideas for your man, that you probably secretly want too. 

Dude Gift Guide

1. I think the gift to give your guy this year is a drone.  How 'bout one he can take cute selfies from above with? 

2. a retro record player for rocking out...to Taylor Swift.

3. A dude-friendly doormat

4. I've seen Not Your Father's Root Beer, but I'm not that into root beer, Not Your Father's Ginger Ale on the other hand... and it's brand new!  Hopefully hubby is nice enough to share. 

5. Always a great stocking stuffer, a multi-purpose tool, perfect for opening #4.

6. Maybe one day you'll come home from work and he'll have used this book to concoct a Mad-Men-type cocktail hour treat. 

Gift Guide // For the Bride-to-Be

I can't resist a gift guide.  This one is for all the pretties you couldn't quite squeeze on to the registry!

1. One can never have too many trinket dishes, mi amore. 

2. Presuming that the bride changed her name, she's going to need some new stationary.  Personally, I love this set from Minted

3. For all her travel trinkets, a monogramed make-up pouch

4. Every tree needs a "first Christmas" ornament. 

5. If this isn't the perfect wedding clutch, then I don't know what is!  

6. I love all the pretty cheese boards out there these days, maybe one didn't make it to the registry, there's still time and this marble and wood cutie from Target is perfection. 

7.  A Framebridge gift card, the perfect gift for a recent bride or a bride-to-be to help get those wedding photos on the walls


Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to put on your registry, your traditional Aunt might want to give you china, that you don't even want.  Your grandma may want to give you a fancy silver platter.  It's all so confusing, and there are so many options.  I think it's awesome that we now have the ability to ask for what we really want with sites like myregistry.com, where you can add items from anywhere on the internet, Etsy to Target.  Here are five adorable, unnecessary, personalized item ideas to confuse you further.  

This customized art print from Rifle Paper Co. would be so charming hung in your kitchen or on any gallery wall.

I gifted one of these cutting boards by AHeirloom, for a small cost you can add initials and a heart to take the personalization a step further.  All states and some countries and cities also available.

Another Etsy gem I found and have gifted is this charming cross-stitch couple by Sea Of Dream Crafts.

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This gift is something I would have loved to add to my registry, a custom honeymoon map.  This one by LindseyBee is an amazing keepsake of all your honeymoon memories.

and finally what bar is complete without a fancy copper tray?  You can find this and lots more personalized gift ideas at Mark & Graham.