Shop local with the Esther & Elsa 2018 Gift Guide- For Him
Guys can be some of the hardest people to buy for… Or is it just us…
When you ask what they want, they give a sweet, yet irritating response about how they have everything they need because they have you… Guys! That doesn’t cut it!
Luckily we have rounded up 12 incredible ideas for the favorite guys in our lives.
Here we go!
Raw Watches The Emerald: This watch has a marble stone face and it’s awesome! Most of their watches have wood grain faces, but this one is pure luxury. If you don’t know, RAW Watches are wood watches, and are highly customizable. They have a variety of finishes, watch face size, and band choices. The coolest part though is that they with work one-on-one with you to find the perfect engraving for the back. They sky’s the limit to what they can do. Find more styles on their website, HERE.
Glory Days Apparel Panther Hoodie: We selected the hoodie because it’s cold outside and it’s football season, but we are HUGE fans of the work done by our friends at Glory Days. If your guy is any kind of Charlotte sports fan, or even just a fan of the Queen City, we’re sure you’ll find something for him from Glory Days.
Rhino’s Exotic Wood Pipes: These pipes are exquisite! Each pipe is a work of art and is made out of exotic woods from around the world. You’ve got to see them for yourself in person, or through Instagram at @Rhinosexoticwoodenpipes. This gift will blow your guy away!
Artisanal Lab’s laptop case bag: Get ready to be amazed with Artisanal Lab’s hand crafted leather products. The leather is high quality and the craftsmanship is beautiful. We love this particular laptop back because of the sleek design and the front pocket which is perfect for storing a notebook and charging cords. Find more Artisanal Lab products and laptop bag sizes on their Etsy page.
Shave soap kit sold by CLT Find: This shave kit is the perfect stocking-stuffer! Santa loves the soothing shea and cocoa butter to combat the brisk North Pole air (probably). There are three natural scents to choose from and we absolutely love that each soap comes with a hardwood handle boar bristle brush and a small glass bowl. CLT Find has tons of fun stocking-stuffer options. When you shop with them you’re supporting TONS of local entrepreneurs, and you know how we love that!
Public Interest Vintage gear: We don’t know how Public Interest finds all of their Ts and jerseys, but we are so glad they do! This pick is for the avid sports fan who would flip over a vintage jersey or tear up at the thought of owning a National Championship shirt from the 90s. We love unique gifts and there is no shortage where Public Interest is concerned.
E.D.I.A.’s NC Beer Map: We hope you like road trips because once your guy gets a look at this craft beer map, he’s going to want to do some taste testing. E.D.I.A has other great map options for NC and SC, like adventure maps, fried chicken maps, and BBQ maps. Each map is beautifully designed and can even be framed. If that’s the route you think you want to go, get some flag pins to make the maps interactive.
Artisanal Lab’s Apple Watch bands: If your guy is getting an Apple Watch for Christmas, or even if he already has one, a custom leather watch band is a great companion. You can even customize the finish and material to his style. If you like this idea but want to see what else is out there, you’ll find more Artisanal Lab products and tech accessories on their Etsy page.
Westwood Crafts wood burned bowls and cutting boards: These are for the high-voltage chef. Westwood Crafts makes some of the most eye catching wood products that we have ever seen. He uses a technique that burns wood using high voltage electricity. It creates these organic lines and designs that are burned into the wood. It’s very cool and it’s one of those one-of-a-kind gifts that we love giving.
Created Beautifully’s Leather Dopp Kit: Created Beautifully uses salvaged cowhide and leather on their producs and gives them a new home with their captivating and functional designs. The dopp kits are great toiletry travel bags. Take your gift to the next level by stocking it with his favorite travel size products. He’ll thank you when it’s time to pack. They have a bunch of travel bag options, so check their website for what they have in stock.
Spicin’ and Dicin’s Sampler Set: Spicin’ and Dicin’ makes gifting so easy! This gift is for the man who 1, loves to cook or 2, needs some help in the kitchen. Whether you visit their truck or their website, you will be able to find spices that fit his taste preference and skill level. The Grilling/ Steak blends are a great place to start!
Queen City Growler’s The King: Do you have a guy on your list who loves beer, Queen City Growler is here for you! Queen City Growlers has created a product that is cool to look and extremely functional. They love craft beer, so that have created a product that extends the life of your beer by keeping it colder and darker. PRO TIP: Fill the growler with his favorite Charlotte beer and call it a day… You just put together the perfect gift!
For anyone else on your list, check out our other 2018 gift guides below: