[For the Husband] Christmas Wish List + a Giveaway!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I don't know about you, but I find it EXTREMELY hard to shop for my husband. I don't know why... you'd think it would be easy given the fact that we're married and live together. It should be easy, right? No. I feel like when you become an adult, you kind of just buy what you want/need when you want/need it, so when it comes to birthdays and holidays, I am stumped on what to buy him. Along with every other blogger in the universe (I know, I know), I've come up with some pretty good go-to's that I know he will always like.

Beer - Pretty self explanatory. At our local Total Wine and More store they have a pretty huge beer section. I've been known to make "beer reindeers" in the past and just make a mix and match 6 pack for several birthdays and Father's Days. But this year I decided to try something new... I made a beer advent calendar! So far Seth is LOVING it. You can find details on how it's made : here.

Baseball - Tickets to an Angels game or a gift card to get new softball stuff (I don't know the proper lingo lol) are always on the list of things that make him happy. Since it's probably better to wait until they release the schedule to buy tickets (always a good idea!), the Angels ticket buying will probably come more around his birthday in March, though the guys always like to go on a guys weekend to Arizona for spring training so some money set aside for that is a good idea too. However, this Christmas he actually asked for a gift card to a local sports store that sells softball stuff in order to get some new cleats and other stuff for his Tuesday night softball league.

Clothes - Seth rarely, if ever, buys clothes for himself. If I drag him to the store for something for me or for Mason, he usually looks around, but other than that, it's up to me. I love to use Christmas as an excuse to replenish and replace his black work undershirts and when I found them on sale after Thanksgiving at Old Navy, I scooped them up. Seth pretty much only wears his work polos to work during the week and just a regular ol t-shirt on the weekends, but I like to get him a new button down shirt every once in a while for holidays/special occasions/dinners out.

Coffee/Coffee Mug - Seth drinks at least one cup of coffee a day, usually more. And in the morning, the very last thing that he does before he leaves for work is fills up his travel mug with coffee. He's pretty easy going on what kind of coffee he has though he is partial to the McCafe one. It comes pre-ground and in a giant bag at Costco and whenever we can find it, we snatch one up. They also have a bag of the Major Dickason's from Pete's Coffee that he's been eyeing and I plan to grab one of those for him for Christmas. He's also been known to leave his coffee mug at work a time or two and then is upset come the morning (though not TOO upset since he then has to go to Starbucks) so I've been on the look out for a good deal on another travel mug for him as well.

Phone Case - We were at Costco the other day when we happened to stop by the phone kiosk. We ALWAYS walk by it without a second thought, but this time we happened to stop since a sign about iPhone 6s's happened to catch my eye. Long story short, they had an amazing deal on a new iPhone 6s for me so we bought it. So for Christmas I'm upgrading my phone (woohoo!) and Seth is getting my old one.... which brings us to a problem of a case. I swear finding a case is one of the hardest things for me. I have no clue why, but I always have a hard time. So, now that Seth is going to have a new (to him) iPhone 6, I was on the hunt for a new case for him. Then, (as if they knew!), the wonderful people at jimmyCASE reached out to me and the problem was solved! Upon glancing at their website, I knew Seth would love a case like this. I actually spoiled the surprise a little and had Seth choose which case he wanted, but it's no surprise to me that he chose this case in the black/blue stripe. Seth likes non flashy and subdued colors so the black/blue stripe is perfect for him. The pocket holds up to 6 cards as well as cash (perfect for your credit or debit card, your license, and a couple other essentials). It comes with full frame protection and a silicone bumper that comes in your color choice of either white or black. It also comes with lay-on-the-table screen protection, which I don't know about you, but is perfect for us with little grabby hands always wanting to play on our phones. And best of all? They are handmade in the USA! This phone is perfect for the man in your life as men put all their essentials in their pockets - phone, wallet, keys, etc - and this case is skinny enough to fit perfectly without being too bulky but still providing great protection. Though we haven't gotten my new phone yet and therefore Seth can't use his new case yet, we tried it on my current phone and it fits perfectly. I love the wooden touches of their signature real genuine mahogany and the pocket has just the right amount of stretch while still being snug enough on the phone case to keep your cards and money from falling out. And I also love the grip on the silicone bumper that helps keep your phone from slipping out of your hand while walking (or running) after your kid trying to take a picture. The people at jimmyCASE have thought of everything!

And I'm excited to announce that I get to giveaway one of these fabulous cases to one of you! Choose one to give to your husband for Christmas or even choose one for yourself! The color options are limitless and there's sure to be one to make everyone happy.

The giveaway runs from Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at midnight PST to Thursday, December 24, 2015 at midnight PST. Giveaway is open to US residents and Canada residents only. Winner will be verified and will be notified by me.

I was given a free cell phone case from Jimmy Case in exchange for this review and giveaway; however, all opinions expressed are strictly my own.

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  1. As you know, I love your beer advent! I also love that case for Chris too! He's a simple guy too so I'd choose either the black or brown tweedy one!

  2. All great things! And men are impossible to shop for - alcohol is always a safe bet with Chris, but he isn't into sports so that takes out that whole category. Then people ask me what he wants for Christmas and I'm like beats me!!!

  3. Husbands are the worst to shop for! Mike stumps me year after year. But next year? BEER COUNTDOWN!!

  4. Wow, that case is so cool. The orange and grey stripe is my pick - for myself of course!

  5. This is a great list I always struggle too!!

    Black Bumper
    Mahogany (Dark Wood)
    Brown Tweedy

  6. That phone case is pretty cool & I still love the beer advent calendar - so cool! :)

  7. Beer and baseball! Yep! My husband too.

  8. Great ideas!!! I would choose the wallet case in pink and gray!!

  9. Beer, coffee and plaid shirts. Ah the way to a mans heart is so easy sometimes. I still wish I had joined in the beer advent fun, next year I suppose.

  10. YES, love all of these ideas!! Baseball tickets are definitely the way to my guy's heart too!


  11. Ugh! I think GUYS in general are just difficult to shop for! Scott is like Seth, clothes, beer, sporting events. I just never know exactly which ones to get for him though! You'd think with his small wardrobe he wouldn't be as picky as he is.
    I'd totally get a custom wood/credit card holder case for Scott. He just got a new iPhone and a new case with a credit card holder would be right up his alley!

  12. Why is it so hard to shop for the hubby?! I get practical gifts and though they get lots of use, they can seem "boring", oops.

  13. Beer, always beer on Dan's wish list. He would love the wood grain on that phone case, cool!! :) He'd probably pick brown tweedy or black.

  14. Great ideas! I too have problems coming up with ideas for my hubby, but he's a big beer lover, so I got him some beer-themed gifts this year. I love that advent calendar idea - so clever!


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