Happy Saturday! So excited that the weekend is finally here, we've had a busy last few days with Thanksgiving and then my husband's first black Friday working in retail (was that ever crazy). The kids and I went to the mall to see him and also see what black Friday was all about (because I had never been out on black Friday) and it was both my first AND my last time ever going out on black Friday haha (didn't even end up buying anything at the mall except food lol). Yesterday I shared the first installment in my 2021 Holiday Gift Guide series (find that one HERE) and today I am so excited to share my second gift guide in the series, my Holiday Gift Guide for Men! I'm sharing some brands that are some of our absolute favorites and some products we really love, all perfect gift ideas for the men on your gifting list (because we all know men are notoriously difficult to buy for). Find them all below!

We first came across the brand Olukai a few years ago at our favorite surf shop (that is now local to us) and my husband really liked their shoes. I remembered them recently and thought they would make the perfect Christmas gift for him! I mean, everyone loves shoes, and they are a really great and practical gift that can be used over and over again, so I'm stoked for him to find some new shoes from Olukai under the tree this holiday season. I chose the Nohea Moku in "sharkskin" (the pair he originally saw and loved at Surf City Surf Shop), the color is so great and they look like they're going to go so well with all of his clothing. The Nohea Moku are created to be an elevated no-tie boat shoe, made for land or on the water, the Nohea Moku is ready for every adventure you might throw its way. The second pair of chose for him is the new Moloā Slippers in "Toffee/Dark Wood", I literally cannot describe how soft these are, they are so perfect for they are going to be perfect for mornings on the patio in our new home while he drinks his coffee, grilling out on our patio in the evening, tinkering in the garage; I have a feeling he's going to get A LOT of use out of these cozy slippers. The Moloā Slipper is made for relaxation, made with premium nubuck leather and soft shearling, these slippers are the perfect slipper no matter what time of year it is. Both shoes feature removeable and washable footbeds with gel inserts so your feet will be happy all day long. Shop all of Olukai's footwear HERE!

Shark Tank is one of our favorite shows, we've found so many great brands we love through that show and Wanna Date is definitely a favorite! My husband loves dates, and I love all of the health benefits of them, so this brand is perfect for us! Not only does Wanna Date spread taste delicious (my husband really loves it on toast) but it's packed full of nutritious vitamins and minerals! I mean, I'm not a doctor, but eating Wanna Date spread could possibly double as a daily multivitamin (only kinda joking lol). Dates are filled with vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, and also contain riboflavin, calcium ,thiamin, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, niacin, manganese, copper, organic Sulphur and potassium. Dates are heart healthy food, with a low glycemic index, full of fiber, and are a great "natural energy" food! With Wanna Date spread you can get all of the health benefits of dates without chewing on an actual date, put some on toast, with your ice cream, on an acai bowl, in a smoothie, the possibilities are endless! Wanna Date has a ton of great flavors from their original flavor to chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin spice, and even plant based date-dough bites like chocolate brownie dough, birthday cake date dough, snickerdoodle date dough and more... a flavor for every palate. AND Wanna Date spreads are paleo, gluten free, dairy free, fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, soy free, vegan, kosher, non-GMO, no added sugar, and only 25 calories per serving! It doesn't get much better than that! Find your perfect "date" HERE!

One of my favorite new places to shop for my husband here in Myrtle Beach is Rambler! They are what I like to call a "manly man" store, they are a "moto-outdoors" inspired specialty shop for men with a focus on quality, American made, goods ready for whatever adventure you might throw their way. Men are notoriously difficult to buy gift for, but Rambler makes it so easy to find the perfect gift. Their entire store is filled with nothing but the coolest items, things made in the USA, high quality products made to last for years, and everything that your man needs... or didn't know he needed... until now, that is. This Pendleton Burnside Flannel in "Slate Multi Plaid" is a shirt they carry in stock at their location here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (they also have another location in Peoria, Illinois, as well as a website that ships anywhere) and it is a real winner. My husband tried it on at the Rambler store and sent me a picture... and I was just over here like "wowee, is there a summer heat wave because I need a tall glass of water right now" hahaha. Seriously though, it is such a nice looking shirt, so flattering, and I'm honestly in awe at the craftsmanship of this flannel shirt. It's so thick and cozy and soft, definitely one that will last him for years to come. The colors are perfect for autumn and winter, this plaid cotton shirt is brushed on both sides for extra soft comfort, features two button through chest pockets (with a pen slot, locker loop and twill tape placket). It's a rugged, dependable shirt perfect for every adventure, whether that adventure is a hike through the forests up a mountain, a day on rough winter seas, or just grilling some steaks on the back patio! Head to Rambler online HERE to shop for the men in your life, or if you're local to Peoria or Myrtle Beach, find all their goods in store!

Protein bars and smoothies are one of my husband's favorite grab and go breakfast options, and I'm stoked that he'll be finding some products from ALOHA Protein under the tree this year. We are newer to their brand but so far I've been really impressed with all of their products we've tried. All of their products are plant based, organic, non-gmo, vegan, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, and contain no stevia. The ingredients in their ALOHA Organic Chocolate Protein Powder are minimal and are all ingredients you can actually read the names of, no crazy words you can't pronounce and no unnecessary fillers, added sugars or artificial ingredients. Each serving contains 18 grams of protein and only 130 calories! If it's stocking stuffers you need, ALOHA's plant based protein bars are what you need. they are USDA certified organic, vegan, no artificial ingredients, and they are gluten free... as well as being delicious! Coconut Chocolate Almond has definitely been my favorite flavor so far (like an instant island getaway at first bite), but they sell 8 different flavors (plus a limited edition flavor right now, Peppermint White Chocolate). They have something for every set of taste buds! Find all of ALOHA's plant based protein products HERE!

One of my favorite stocking stuffers for my husband is soap and most recently, hair and body care products. I came across this brand Byrd Hairdo Products completely by accident over on Instagram one day and knew instantly that their products would make perfect gifts for Frank. I'm so excited for him to find these products under the tree that are cruelty free, vegan, mineral oil free, paraben free, phthalate free AND sulfate Free... talk about good stuff. I chose Byrd's Texturizing Surfspray for him which is awesome for getting that perfect beachy look to your hair. It's made with sea salt, coconut water, quinoa proteins, vitamin B5, and sea buckthorn extract to help nourish your hair but also keep it light and weightless, plus it smells amazing (definitely a fan of their trademark salty coconut scent)! Also love absolutely their Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Bar Soap! It detoxifies impurities in the skin while gently exfoliating with natural microbeads and hydrating with shea butter and shea butter. Another favorite product of mine if their Surfside Air Freshener, and it is going to make a perfect stocking stuffer! Shop all of their rad products HERE!

Pan's Mushroom Jerky is another brand we found thanks to Shark Tank. We are huge fans of all kinds of jerky, and when we first heard of mushroom jerky, we knew we had to try it! It looked good, it sounded good, and finally when it arrived it smelled good AND tasted good! Hurray! Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods, so I was stoked to find something else made from them. Pan's jerky is made from shiitake mushrooms with a delicious umami taste and a meaty texture (which is from the fibrous texture of the shiitake mushrooms). While Pan's jerky doesn't contain any any animal products, even the biggest meat lovers will enjoy the flavor and texture of this mushroom jerky. In case you need some more reasons to love Pan's Mushroom Jerky (or even if you already love them and didn't need more reasons, Pan's Mushroom Jerky is vegan certified, gluten free, soy free, certified paleo, certified plant based, certified kosher, high in fiber, rich in vitamin D, cholesterol free, AND made with organic ingredients! Pan's offers a variety of flavors including original, zesty thai, applewood bbq, salt and pepper, teriyaki, and curry, and they even offer a variety pack which comes with 4 different flavors in case you can't make up your mind on what flavor to try first (plus a tiny bit of savings by purchasing the 4 pack). Shop all of Pan's Mushroom Jerky HERE!

I purchased our first Takeya water bottle about 4 years ago and we have been big fans ever since! The quality of their water bottles is amazing and we love that they keep our water cold for so long. My husband just recently got rid of his old (original) one that I for him years ago because it had finally seen it's better days, so with the start of a new job, he needed a new water bottle, so it was the perfect time to get him this 32oz Actives Insulated Water Bottle With Spout Lid one (pictured in Cobalt). He absolutely loves it (I may have given this gift to him a little early because he needed it now instead of having to wait until Christmas), he loves how cold it keeps his water, the handle that makes it easier to carry, and the color (I'm sure it will be covered in music stickers pretty soon). I'm also going to be gifting him this 64oz Actives Insulated Water Bottle With Spout Lid (pictured in Onyx) on Christmas morning that will be perfect for all of our family beach trips this upcoming summer. These Takeya bottles are double-wall insulated and keep things cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours, are sweat free (which men's no water rings on your furniture or moisture in your bag), it's made from food grade stainless steel and won't transfer or hold on to flavors, they're BPA-free so no worries about toxins in your drink, AND they are better for the environment! We love how eco friendly these water bottles are because we can refill them over and over again and fill them with water purified in our Berkey water filter, instead of having to buy plastic water bottles (with chemicals filled water) that will end up in land fills or the ocean. Find your perfect Takeya reusable water bottle HERE!

Coffee is by far my absolute favorite thing to gift to my husband, it's also the easiest go-to gift because it's something I know he'll enjoy and it's useful since he'll drink it every single morning to start his day off right! This year I am gifting him this organic roasted coffee from the coolest coffee shop, Hi-Fi Coffee Bar, that is local to us here in Myrtle Beach! I chose their Locally Roasted Organic Sumatra Coffee in store for his Christmas gift (it's delicious, and I highly suggest grabbing it if you're local). Hi-Fi Coffee also sells Locally Roasted Whole Bean Guatemalan coffee that is considered their Hi-Fi "House Coffee" which can be purchased on their website and shipped anywhere! Their Guatemalan coffee can be purchased as a half pound or a whole pound and is known for its exceptional body, snappy aroma and amazing flavor... delicious to the last drop! Hi-Fi Coffee Bar is the coolest spot to grab a coffee (hot or iced), a quick sweet bite to eat, or to just hang out! Their atmosphere is awesome and has so much character, and the employees are friendly and helpful! Head HERE to grab your own locally roasted H-Fi coffee to out under the tree for all your coffee loving friends and family!

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