Even if you try to, you can’t ignore the fact that holidays are rapidly approaching.  As much as I love to partake in the holiday cheer, the holidays are also an unavoidably busy and stressful time.  One holiday stressor which rears it’s ugly head year after year is the question of what to buy for the men in my life.  Shopping for gifts for my mother, my sister-in-law or my best friend is simple.  The men, on the other hand… not as easy.  The decision of what to purchase my husband or father is never an easy one and most years I find myself stumped and scrambling for gift ideas at the very last minute.

Suffice to say, when Stanley Brand asked me to try out some of their best selling holiday gifts, I was thrilled.  By trying out the products, I was able to gauge firsthand which would be best for each of those “hard to buy for” guys in my life.  I knew Stanley Brand is known for making top-notch products for surviving a travel or outdoor adventure, but I didn’t realize that many of the company’s products are just as great for surviving tailgating season or a long day in the office.  No matter what type of “guy” is on your shopping list, I’ve got an idea for you.

Here is your Stanley Brand Holiday Gift Guide for the “Hard to Buy For” Guys in Your Life:

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Choose the… Classic Vacuum Pint.

This pint is a staple that I would think most every type of guy could use in his daily life.  A solid choice for iced coffee in the morning, soda in the afternoon or a frosty brew in the evening.

If you’re buying for…The Athletic Guy.


Or, the Guy Who Loves the Beach.


Why he’ll think it’s awesome…

The Classic Vacuum Pint keeps a beverage cold without ice (like beer!) for 4.5 hours, so whether he’s taking a break after trekking or soaking his toes in the water, his brew will still be frosty.

Choose the… Adventure Happy Hour 2x System.

The Adventure Happy Hour 2x System comes with a 20 ounce shaker, two rocks glasses, citrus reamer and jigger so your guy will be ready to whip up the perfect cocktails whatever the situation, either around the campfire or in his kitchen.

If you’re buying for…The Guy Who Loves to Entertain.


Or, the Health Conscious Guy.


The shaker makes multiple drinks at once for those who are willing to share or love to entertain.  The shaker is also a great choice if your guy has been cutting down on beer in an effort to slim down for the new year.

Why he’ll think it’s awesome…

The set is convenient and saves space.  The rocks glasses and citrus reamer nest inside the shaker meaning that the set can easily fit in his backpack or liquor cabinet.

Choose the… Classic 64 ounce Growler

The Classic 64 oz. Vacuum Growler lets your guy transport his favorite beer in a stylish (and by that I mean “manly”) functional container.  He’ll hear an audible “pop” when he opens the growler, so he knows that his beer is still carbonated.  Plus, this genius gift will keep his beer cold for up to 24 hours.

If you’re buying for… The Guy Who Loves to Tailgate.


Or, the Hiking & Camping Guy.


This growler is made to last, whether that means for years of hiking and camping or for seasons of tailgating (hopefully, for the “right” team – Go Pack Go)!

Why he’ll think it’s awesome…

The growler is made from 18/8 stainless steel which won’t rust and is dishwasher safe.

Choose the… Classic 8 oz. Flask

The Classic 8oz. Flask is the perfect size to for your guy to slip in his pocket, plus it has a wide mouth for easy filling.

If you’re buying for… The Outdoor Adventurer Guy.


Or, the Guy that Loves to Celebrate.

CELEBRATEOr, the Guy That Loves to Dress Up.


Why he’ll think it’s awesome…

The flask is leak proof, so there’s no need to be concerned about staining his daypack, wetsuit, fancy suit or pocket-square.

For more gift ideas for the “hard to buy for” guy in your life, check out Stanley’s website.

What type of guy are you buying for this holiday season?

*Many thanks to my handsome male friends for agreeing to be my muses for this blog post and to Stanley for sponsoring it!  Disclaimer: I was provided with the Stanley Brand products for free to try and was compensated for my time to write this post, but all opinions are my own.