Gift Guide: For the Guy in Your Life - Cupcakes & Cashmere

Gift Guide: For the Guy in Your Life

What to buy for your husband, brother, dad, or boyfriend.
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Once a year I tap Geoffrey's expertise for authentic dude-approved gift ideas to share what the guy in your life is actually eyeing this season. Here are his picks for the father/brother/husband in your life:

1. Joule: I’ve been using a sous vide for a couple of years and if you’re new to the device, or a seasoned pro, this model from Chef Steps is the best version I’ve used. With a built-in library of recipes, sleek design, and voice control, this is an essential gadget for your kitchen.

2. Baratza Virtuoso: We’ve owned this grinder for years and I’ve probably featured it in a previous gift guide, but it deserves another mention. We use it daily, it grinds everything perfectly, it's simple to clean and will outlive pretty much every other kitchen appliance you own. If you make coffee at home, do yourself (and your beans) a favor and get this grinder. 

3. Adidas Iniki Runner: Whether for working out or recreation, you can't go wrong with a good pair of classic sneakers. This new style from Adidas is functional and comfortable, with a design that looks cool, too. 

4. Outdoor Voices New Running Man Sweats: I live in these pants on the weekend (and some weekdays), which doesn’t always go over well with Em. However, of all the casual clothing I wear, these are her favorite because of the tailored fit and styling. They are a mix of polyester and spandex but are breathable and moisture wicking, so you never feel stuffy or overheated.

5. Everlane Cashmere Hoodie: Ever since Everlane released its line of sustainably sourced and made cashmere clothes last year, it's somehow gotten even more affordable. This hoodie is incredibly comfortable, but will only set you back $140. 

6. Goodr Running Glasses: If you’re not down with wearing blade style glasses while enjoying some outdoor exercises, this brand provides a more traditional option. Showcasing dozens of color/lens combinations, all priced at $25, you can can stock up on a couple of pairs to suit your mood. 

7. Byrd Texturizing Surfspray: Growing up in LA, I spent many summer days in the ocean, often getting too much sun and collecting sand and salt in my hair. I didn’t appreciate the effect it had then, but the styling benefits of the ocean and warm air is something that’s hard to replicate, but this product does a great job. Use it on wet or dry hair to create a full-bodied, surf look, minus the grit and various pollution that floats around the coast.

8. Aervana One-Touch Wine Aerator: We decant wine when we have dinner parties, but this aerator eliminates the need for a large glass container and allows everyone to dispense a perfectly “opened” glass of wine. It’s easier to clean than a glass decanter, won’t chip or shatter, and will keep sediment at the bottom of the bottle, which is always nice.

9. AER Travel Pack: I’ve been using AER bags for a while and this travel pack is one of the most versatile pieces I own. It’s the perfect weekender/business commuting bag, with clever storage compartments for everything from shoes and laptops, to passports and phones, while still providing enough room for a few changes of clothes.

10. Native Union Dock Marble Collection: Many people plug their phones/tablets/watches into an octopus of cables that gathers on their nightstand. When I say many, I’m speaking for myself, but I have a feeling I’m not alone. This luxe, marble stand allows you to charge and display your tech with a bit more style and organization.

11. Goby All Black Toothbrush: Toothbrushes aren’t a fun gift, but this model from Goby might be an exception. With its matte black finish and refill subscription, this is one of the best looking and most affordable products on the market.

12. Runner Box: I’ve tested almost every brand of sports drinks, snack, and energy gels and love discovering new products. This subscription service sources great options for Runners, Cyclists and Triathletes and you can select how often you receive deliveries. I'm testing out the products this winter, but am pretty confident it’s going to become a go-to service.