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9 Holiday Gift Guides for Every Guy

December 7, 2021


Erin Schrader

They continue to be one of the hardest people to shop for thanks to their favorite line of “I don’t need anything” when the question is asked what they want for gifts under the tree. Well, you may not NEED anything but you better believe your girl is going to buy you something. Have I ever mentioned how gifts are my love language and I believe strongly in showering those I love with all of the things? Thankfully, there’s power in numbers and the LIY Team hubbies are here to help! We recently asked the guys of LIY to share their holiday wishlists in order to help you find the perfect gift for your guy at home! Below you’ll find wishlists for each of the LIY guys and a quick snippet about their hobbies and interests. The Athletic type, the Outdoorsmen, the Golf Guy – whatever category your man falls under, we’ve got you covered with 9 holiday wishlists for Him!

Shawn’s Holiday Wishlist

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This year’s wishlist of mine (Shawn – Erin’s husband and prefer to remain behind the scenes guy of LIY) is a bit random. I’ve got everything from hot sauce, to attempting to be an outdoorsman with a sweater, coat, casual boot and smart travel mug and a few tech items in between… the list isn’t all too long, but there’s enough to keep this simple guy intrigued and entertained for a bit, all while looking stylish in some new threads!

Matt’s Holiday Wishlist

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Hi, I’m Matt, Becca’s husband. We bought a new house about a year ago, so on my wishlist you’ll find some home items like a snow blower and some smart lighting for our basement tv. I love anything competitive — whether it’s playing soccer, chess and everything in between, so there are a few items on my list for those hobbies. And lastly, I added a few things to help warm up the cold winter months. Whether it be warm socks, snow boots or a mug to hold a hot cup of coffee, I’ve got all the best winter gear covered.

Dave’s Holiday Wishlist

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I may live in Indiana now, but I will forever be a “Michigan Man” in my heart.  That means cheering for the Wolverines at the Collegiate level and Detroit Sports teams on the professional side of things.  Somewhere early in my life I became side-tracked and also became a fan of the Denver Broncos.  You’ll find a few items for these teams in my list and any number of things not listed that I’d love just as much.  When I’m not watching a game, I also enjoy playing tennis in my local USTA 40+ league.  While I will not beat Nadal or Federer ever in my life, I like to think that I might be able to rally with either one of them some day.  Aside from those things, I’m most comfortable spending time with my amazing family and friends.  When that happens, I need to be comfortable in whatever I’m wearing so I don’t like clothes that make me feel overly warm or too hot!

Logan’s Holiday Wishlist

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Hello everyone!  Hannah’s husband Logan again.  This year, my Christmas wish list was chocked full of random items from all of my hobbies.  One of my main “To-Do’s” on the daily is definitely working out and staying in shape.  As much as I love to hit the weights while I am training, an indoor bicycle from Echelon would be very convenient to have for those quick 30-minute cardio sessions.  It’s always nice to have a good, heavy kettlebell as well to increase your strength with that cardio!  As a part-time podcaster, the Rodecaster Pro mixing board was a MUST for my list.  This paired with a microphone isolation shield is a surefire way to get started!  And as someone who enjoys their coffee freshly ground, I had to include the Mr. Coffee coffee grinder. 

Hayden’s Holiday Wishlist

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Hey, hey! Hayden here – Claire’s not yet husband. While spending time away from the RV world (HMU if you need a new travel trailer, fifth wheel, or any service needs 😉 ) you will find me in the outdoors. This year, my wishlist is made up of my most-used items that could afford to be upgraded or replaced, along with a couple of splurges that I have had my eyes on lately. When I’m not on the lake or hitting the links, you can typically find me on the farm, grilling, or sipping my favorite brands of whiskey. During the colder months, I like to head up north to do some skiing and ice fishing, so you’ll also find some cold-weather gear on my list. There’s a little bit of everything here, so if your guy at home enjoys any of these hobbies, I hope you find a few ideas that are up his alley as well!

Logan’s Holiday Wishlist

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Hey hey, Logan here, Cassidy’s husband! This year my wishlist is centered around recreation! Cass and I love to go camping and take weekend adventures with our two dogs, Aspen and Banjo. When it comes to camping, we love to have all the newest gadgets and make primitive camping as comfortable as possible. We also just moved into a new home and we like the idea of adding a smokeless fire pit to our back patio. Typically I am a cyclist but during the off season, Cass and I joined Orange Theory, hence the much needed workout apparel!

Eric’s Holiday Wishlist

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What’s up everyone?! Lauren’s husband here! This year, my wish list is a snapshot of some of my favorite things – a mix between fitness / recovery items, athleisure work clothes, outdoor necessities, and one of my more satisfying hobbies of car detailing. As you may be able to tell from my list, I have a hard time sitting still :). If I’m not walking RV dealer lots or working shows, you can mostly find me with my family camping, bike riding, or otherwise spending time outdoors. When the weather turns cooler though, I enjoy training Jiu Jitsu and training inside so that I can keep up with my two young boys. For some reason, this doesn’t seem to get any easier as I get older! Anyways, hopefully some of these items chosen here will spark an idea for the guy in your life!

Zach’s Holiday Wishlist

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Hey y’all – this is Zach (Katy’s husband)! My wish list is a pretty random collection of things that I could use to make life a bit easier. We bought our first house recently, so a few must-haves on my list include a push lawn mower (electric, because we have a small yard), as well as a Dewalt screw gun. I love smoking meats (who doesn’t?), so a new smoker would be ideal, as well as a new freezer for our basement to help with meat storage (deer hunting and space for ¼ to ½ a cow). I’m pretty light on shoes currently, so I added a couple pairs of casual New Balance sneakers for everyday use, as well as a new pair of running shoes. I love to golf, so a pair of golf pants and Notre Dame polos and quarter zips can double for work and play. I also love to hike and am in need of a new pair of lightweight hiking pants for spring, summer, and fall hiking. It gets pretty cold in Northern Indiana during the winter, so I included some essentials for the cold weather – a new pair of snow boots, gloves, and ear muffs (would be really convenient to keep my ears warm, while not messing up my hair on my way to/from work). An Apple Watch and Apple TV are not essentials, but are a couple items that have been on my radar for a while. Finally, I’ve been reading and learning a lot about Stoicisim over the past couple years, so a leatherbound edition of The Daily Stoic would be a welcome addition to my library.

Garrett’s Holiday Wishlist

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Hey I’m Garett, Macy’s husband. If you take one look at my list I’m sure you’ll be able to tell that I enjoy being outdoors. When I’m not spending time with my family or working on different home projects (thanks to Macy ;)) I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and running. I also enjoy being in the kitchen or on the grill, specifically preparing wild game for my family. On my wishlist you’ll find hunting essentials, workout attire, cooking tools and various other items.

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