Father’s Day Gifts to Help Dad Relax

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How does your dad like to relax? Is he a “gotta keep moving” kind of guy, or a sit back with a good book sort of man? Whatever helps the dads in your life unplug and recharge, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show them just how much you appreciate all that they do (and also a good time to gently suggest he replace those raggedy pair of shoes worn for the last decade with a new – yet classic – style bound to be loved just as much).

For the seafaring dude, and even for the guys who would prefer to stay on land, boat shoes are a must-have, especially for the warmer weather. This iconic style from Sperry is a summer staple, and makes for a polished yet casual look when paired with airy linen pants or shorts.  

For the man who’s constantly moving, whether he’s packing up the car for a weekend at the beach or running to the grocery store for a second package of hot dogs, freshen up his go-to look with a crisp Lacoste polo and a new pair of Converse sneakers.

For the sand castle king, ensure hours of ocean fun with the only two things that he’ll need: swim trunks and a great pair of Reef flip-flop sandals with its signature, hidden church key to open his beverage of choice.  

For the guy who would rather be home, nothing says “thank you” quite like moccasin slippers that he’ll wear for years to come. And for those lazy days when real pants aren’t quite required, a pair of jogger sweatpants provides just enough style without sacrificing any comfort.

For the golfing gent, a snazzy pair of golf shoes might just be what he needs to break par, while a handy golf cooler keep drinks cool or food warm during those long days on the links.  

For the athletic fella, gear for his goals is always a welcome gift. And since equipment like running shoes need to be replaced regularly, it’s a great idea to return to year after year!

 

Browse our full collection of Father’s Day gift inspiration to show dad just how much he means to you – however he kicks back!

10 Gifts for Mom

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Here at ShoeBuy, we love moms. We love the moms that shop with us everyday, we love the moms we work alongside and of course, we love OUR own moms!

As close as you may be with your mom (or grandma, sister, aunt, or another exceptional lady in your life), it can be tricky to find a Mother’s Day gift that shows you care and that she’ll actually like and use. Whether she’s the active type, fashion-forward, or maybe a new mommy, somehow that person who we think we know so well suddenly becomes puzzling when it comes to gift buying.

Never fear! We asked several ShoeMoms what’s on their Mother’s Day wish list and put together the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide to take the guessing out of shopping.

For the Mom with a Little Prep in Her Step…

Go for a classic look with a bit of a modern flair. These slip-ons from Clarks are the perfect transition shoe for the warmer months and would look chic paired with an easy-to-wear skirt like this seersucker number from Toad&Co. Plus, we know mom will appreciate it’s made from 100% organic cotton!

 

For the New Mama, a Little Stylish Comfort!

If she’s celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year, nothing beats a gift that makes her day a little easier – and more comfortable! The ultimate in organization, this Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag holds everything for both mom and baby in a backpack design that’s practical without sacrificing style. And for her feet? These Birkenstocks offer serious support for every stride, and the studded detailing shows mama’s still “got it.”

For the Easy Breezy Mom Who Goes with the Flow

Help her relax with laid-back pieces that are bound to become her weekend go-to’s this summer. A casual top made with breathable materials like this Prana shirt with flutter sleeves is the perfect alternative to a basic tee for running errands around town. And instead of just throwing on shabby sneakers, she’ll actually be excited to wear these fun leather sandals from Vionic, scientifically proven to alleviate heel pain.

 

For the On-the-Move Mama

Whether headed to the market or grabbing a coffee with some friends after yoga class, every woman needs a lightweight jacket that’s easy to wear and looks great on the fly. The “Do Everything” woven jacket from lucy lives up to its name, and works as a stand-alone coat or as part of a layered look. And for those days when it seems like she can’t find a minute to sit down, she’ll be singing your praises for adding these Dansko dreams to her closet.

For the Always-in-Style Mom

Feed her fashion addiction with leather lovelies that she’ll rock both for work and play. A hobo bag like this relaxed yet structured silhouette from Lodis stays on-trend and offers ample room for all the necessities without becoming bulky. And when paired with an equally luxurious pair of strappy sandals like these Cole Haan beauties, this duo goes from boardroom to PTA meeting to date night without missing a step.

Public Service Announcement: Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Moms deserve a day of pampering, so save yourself the stress of running around the night before – or forking over a TON of cash for an overpriced bouquet of flowers the day-of – by putting a little thought into what your mom would really appreciate.

Need more inspiration? These picks are sure to become some of mom’s new favorites.

Valentine’s Day Guide: What to Wear and Share

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love: love for a significant other, love for your family, and love for your friends. So no matter whom you’re celebrating with, have a little fun and dress up for the occasion!

For a fun night celebrating with the girls, you can be comfy and cute with a Henley dress paired with low-heel booties. Add a red bag for a festive punch.

 

Celebrate with the guys with a casual outfit that shows you have your own style and are down for a good time.

This cozy Woolrich sweater is the perfect choice for a hiking date. Pair it with skinny jeans, a warm beanie, and boots for a cute and practical look.

Warm red layers show you’re thoughtful and put effort in for V-day (major points). Neutral accessories and jeans make the outfit timelessly trendy and wearable for an outdoor adventure.

 

You just can’t go wrong with a classic LBD. Add this great Nina clutch and strappy heels and you’re sure to feel confident and ready for a romantic evening.

 

This Pendleton button-up has a little more flair than the standard solid colored options. The subtle red hue feels right for the holiday, but not over-the-top. A solid colored scarf and polished Red Wings elevate this look for a date to remember.

So now that you know what you’re wearing, let’s focus on what you’re giving. We’ve got everything you need to make sure your loved ones are taken care of this Valentine’s Day. 

A classic leather wallet is always a great gift for your guy, especially because he’s probably used his old one to death. A belt is also a staple that gives the perfect finishing touch to any look.  Or, keep him warm with a thick pullover or durable slippers. Spring is still a long way off so he’ll be sure to get a lot of wear out of them (and think of you every time).    

Jewelry shows you care because it can be so personalized. Heart shapes clearly say “love,” but does she prefer silver or gold? Jewel encrusted? We’ve got you covered. This frosted pearl bracelet has personality and beautiful detail, so it’s perfect for special occasions all year round. You can’t go wrong with some snuggly layers either. These pullovers work great in and out of the house, so she’ll be warm and toasty wherever she goes.

 

However you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we know you’ll be well-dressed and well-prepared. And hey, who says you can’t get something for yourself too?

GIFT GUIDE: Last Minute Gifts

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Are you starting to stress about the amount of holiday shopping you have left to do? Don’t. Though the clock is ticking, there’s still time to score awesome presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve rounded up the best last minute gifts to ease your procrastination woes, just be sure to select expedited shipping at checkout!

Canvas kicks are a classic gift that simply never go out of style. Opt for the traditional, or add a little flair with one of our favorites picks for the season:

When it comes to a quintessential holiday gift, get lazy: cozy slippers will warm their hearts (and of course, their toes, too), and something to warm up in is always a welcome surprise.

Whether the guy or girl on your list is a budding fashionista, city slicker or seasoned suburbanite, the gift of great style will happily be put to good use this holiday season and beyond.

From classic loafers and sheepskin favorites to edgier looks that are bound to excite, a new pair of shoes is a definite crowd pleaser.

Or, go big with a fluffy number that will provide stylish insulation all winter long.

And when in doubt, a leather tote, crossover bag, or chic duffel is the savvy choice for her.

What are you waiting for!? Christmas… it’s practically here!! For more last minute gift ideas, we’ve compiled a list of items that ship same day to make your shopping even easier.

GIFT GUIDE: Stocking Stuffers

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While waking up to a large, wrapped package under the tree is certainly exciting, we think one of the most magical parts of Christmas morning is opening stockings. Hanging peacefully from the mantle, the little surprises inside bring so much glee to kids from one to ninety-two. In addition to the usual suspects – chocolates, an orange, hopefully no coal – it’s always fun to find an unexpected present or two. Spice up the stockings hung by your fireplace with care with one of these trinkets, and you’ll be guaranteed to make your family’s nice list this year.

Hers

Sneak a new accessory into her stocking like a trendy fringe scarf, knit winter hat, pretty bracelet, small purse, or cute knee socks that she’ll love to show off all winter long.

His 

Warm his heart with wooly accessories, or make him shine with a pair of snazzy cufflinks that are sure to get everyone’s attention back in the office.

Theirs

Whether they’re waiting for the bus, playing in the snow, or cozied up at home, make sure their little fingers and toes stay toasty with the coolest winter accessories they won’t want to take off. And for hours of indoor fun, a small toy like a magic set or puzzle is something the whole family can enjoy.

The season of giving is here! Be sure to check out all of our guides – for her, for him, for the traveler, and for the athleisure enthusiast – to get gifting inspiration for everyone on your list.

GIFT GUIDE: For Him

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Are you finalizing your gift list and noticing a few guys for whom you have no idea what to get? Don’t fret; up next in our series of gift guides is a roundup of the top presents for him! From fathers to husbands to boyfriends to brothers and more, our experts are weighing in on what they really want this year.

Go-Getter Gifts

Whether your guy is a golfer, hiker, gym rat, or snow adventurer, accessories tailored to his favorite hobby are always a welcomed addition under the tree – and will keep him moving into the New Year!

Boot Bounty

No matter if they’re for work or play, a great pair of boots will come in handy all year long. Replace his tried-and-trues or add new style to his closet with a trendy pair that he’s sure to rock.

Knit Novelties

Even the toughest guys get a little chilly in the wintertime; help keep him warm and stylish with a new sweater, vest, or jacket to replace last year’s tattered hoody.

Parcels of Leisure

After a long day of work or entertaining friends and family (or for hours spent parked in front of the television watching football), he’s going to want to get comfortable. A new pair of slippers is an easy gift for those guys that are hard to buy for, and a robe is one of those things he may not realize he wants, until he puts it on for the first time – we’re speaking from experience, here.

Leather Luxuries

Bring his style up a notch with a great belt (HINT: also makes for an easy stocking stuffer!). Not sure of his size? Play it safe with a wallet or money clip instead.

So now that he’s covered, let us help you find the perfect gift for all the special ladies in your life!

6 Splurge-Worthy Gift Ideas for Him & Her

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We all have that special someone on our holiday shopping list – whether it’s a significant other, best friend, or a close family member. And for this person, giving an awesome present is even more exciting than getting one. So if you’re looking to splurge a little this season, check out these ideas that are sure to get a gasp on Christmas morning. And remember, we’ve put together gift guides for every budget that are full of ideas that they’re bound to love!

1. BOOTS

You just can’t go wrong with a pair of well-made boots. In fact, they’re scientifically proven to never go out of style (okay, we may be using the term “scientifically” loosely here, but we believe it!). Whether for fashion or function, leather boots are a must-have in every closet, so spruce up theirs with a luxurious pair that promises to last.

2. WINTER JACKET

 Understandably, a lot of us find ourselves skipping out on that amazing parka that may last a lifetime and opting for a less expensive coat that needs replacing every season, so this year, consider giving them the gift of a warm investment. Look for classic silhouettes in neutral tones that they’ll never get bored of – a great winter jacket is the gift that keeps on giving year after year.

3. BLING

Show them just how special they are to you with a little extra something that sparkles. As the saying goes, good things come in small packages, and they won’t be able to contain their excitement as they tear this one open.

4. FRESH KICKS

We’re not playing around here; a cool pair of sneakers may just be the most coveted present under the tree. So run, don’t walk, to get some for the flyest on your list. This year, materials like suede and leather are all the rage, quite possibly making their feet the most fashionable part of an ensemble.

5. BAG

Whether for work or play, a nice bag makes travel or an everyday commute easier, not to mention, more fashionable. For the trendsetter, spring for a hot style – like canvas or fringe – or keep it classic with an essential leather tote or duffel.

6. House Warmers

Don’t see something that quite fits? A thoughtful gift for the home will help to make memories for holidays and years to come, and is a great option for the couples on your list.

Keep an eye out for more great gift ideas throughout the month of December!

GIFT GUIDE: For Her

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Whether you’re shopping for your sister, mom, girlfriend, wife, or another special lady in your life, the holidays are the perfect excuse to give her a little token of your affection. While some women can be tricky to buy for, there are a few foolproof gifts that she’s sure to appreciate. From athletic apparel and shoes to boots, jewelry and accessories, our ShoeBuy Gift Guide for Her is sure to spark an idea for every gal on your list this year.

Active Mama:

A girl can never have enough active wear, no matter if she’s an avid athlete or just likes to look the part. A pair of walking or running shoes will be put to good use in the New Year, and with fun apparel and extras, she’ll be ready to go in style!

Featured Products: Sherpani Spree Yoga Mat Holder | Prana Roxanne Capri | lucy Sexy Sweat Half Zip | Skechers GOwalk 3 Slip-on | New Balance WRC 1400v3 Running Shoe

Boot Maven:

Knee high boots, ankle boots, wide calf boots, duck boots, Chelsea boots… the list goes on. Find the style that fits her personality best, or help keep her favorites looking like new with a boot care kit or supports.

Featured Products: Blondo Vassa Wide Calf | UGG Classic Short Boot | Steve Madden Troopa 2 | Tommy Hilfiger Dita Bootie | Tamaris Tora Studded Ankle Boot | Blundstone Dress Series Boot | Sperry Top-Sider White Water Boot | Dr. Martens 1460 8-Eye Boot | Shape It! JY2219 Extra Large | UGG Sheepskin Care Kit

Lazy Susan:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, anyone? After all the hullabaloo of the holidays, she’ll be ready to sit back and relax. Bonus gift idea: pair a massage or pedicure from her favorite nearby salon with new slippers or a robe so she can decompress in style.

Featured Products: Toad&Co Swifty Hoodie | Acorn Novella Scuff | UGG Dakota | Tempur-Pedic Conduction | Minnetonka Sheepskin Ankle Boot | UGG Lindley Robe

Bag Lady: 

Whether she’s like type who likes to throw it all in or keep things succinct, to be fashionably organized is truly a gift; a new bag, clutch or wallet will keep her thankful all year long.

Featured Products: Frye Melissa Wallet | baggallini KEN869 Gold Kensington Mini Crossbody | Lodis Audrey Lily Phone Wallet | Frye Melissa Hobo | Vince Camuto Julie Clutch | Lacoste Izzie Medium Carry All Bag

Festive Fixins': 

Add a little glitz to her holiday party outfit lineup. It can be something she’s coveted but won’t splurge on for herself, or maybe it’s the gift she never knew she needed – until now!

Featured Products: Bertha Charlotte BR3105 | San Diego Hat Company Plaid Paneled Infinity Scarf BSS1419 | HEET Smooth Bracelet Molten Silver Shadow | Daniel Green Meg | Lodis Audrey Skinny Bow High Waist Belt

Winter Warmers:

Show your love with the gift of warmth! It’s the next best thing to a hug. Whether you’re looking for something to fill her stocking with or that main “wow” item for under the tree, our team pulled together the perfect gift ideas.

Featured Products: Patagonia Better Sweater Vest 25886 | Smartwool Rocking Rhombus Mid Calf Sock | UGG Classic Shearling Wired Earmuff | The North Face Caroluna Jacket 2015 | Manzella Tahoe Ultra Touchtip | UGG Grand Meadow Novelty Beanie w/ Fur Pom

Still can’t decide? A gift certificate to her favorite store (ShoeBuy, perhaps?) gets her the perfect present, every time.

GIFT GUIDE: Stylish Comfort (How to do Athleisure Right)

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Everyone loves to be comfortable. But (thankfully) gone are the days of jogging suits and baggy sweats and hoodies that made you feel like you could only ever wear your comfortable clothes within the confines of your home – or on a college campus. Thanks to a magnificent trend known as “athleisure” there are options out there for you to wear whether you’re on your way to the gym, or whether you’re headed out to meet up with friends for brunch.

So, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite looks so you can help those you love look great while being comfortable. In fact, we’re pretty sure, these picks will make even the choosiest happy and cozy.

For Her:

Keep in mind that you don’t have to work out to rock a great pair of yoga pants or leggings; these are great wardrobe staples that can just as easily pair well with a wrap or tunic when she’s heading to run errands or to class, as they can with a workout tank for her next hot yoga session. So whether the woman on your gift list is an athlete or just likes to look great, don’t shy away from these styles.

Featured Products: lucy Everyday Pant | Icebreaker Bliss Wrap | lucy Crossback Tank | Skechers GOwalk 3 Strike Walking Shoe | Sherpani Force Yoga Gym Duffel 

Featured Products: Prana Prism Capri | Be Up Freestyle Jacket | THE SAK Pack Gym Duffel | Manduka PROlite 71

For Him

Keeping things simple is a great way to go, but a few tailored accents can elevate the t-shirt and sweatpants look to something he can wear out and about, even after he hits the gym (or just aspires to!).  A well-made t-shirt will stand the test of time and many wash cycles, so look for great quality shirts that also bring a little personality to the table. As for tailoring, we’re not suggesting you need to pair with a suit jacket – but rather, look for jersey and materials with style details like great pockets or a zip-up sweater that is just as comfortable as his old favorite hoodie. He’ll look great when he’s lounging – or on the go, and any of these items will be a welcome gift under the tree – after all, he likely has all the ties he’ll ever need.

Featured Products: Prana Sutra Pant | New Balance MT53081 Short Sleeve Heather Tech Tee | Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip | OGIO Flex Form F3 | Saucony Jazz Original Sneaker  

So whether you’re out taking a stroll this winter, or just relaxing in your home, remember that comfort is always a must!

GIFT GUIDE: For the Traveler

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When it comes to the holidays, luggage may not always be on the top of your checklist. But with the coming weeks being among the heaviest for travel – from grandma’s or the in-laws to a family getaway someplace warmer – maybe it should be. Luggage is also a great gift idea: for the college student who may be getting ready to graduate, for the business traveler in your life, for the trendsetting teen who needs a go-to weekend bag, and even for the kiddos. We’ve rounded up some of our team’s favorite picks to help inspire a great gift for someone on your gift list or to help you pack up in style for your next getaway.

For the Light Packer

We all know (and likely envy) this traveler. They can fit what they’ll need for days in their carryon and not think twice about waiting at the baggage carousel. For this person, or for the person you want to give a great, smaller bag to so they are more organized on their next adventure, daytrip or cross country, a backpack or lightweight rolling bag will fit their travel style. Look for bags with enough compartments so they can easily access a few key essentials, like a water bottle or sunglasses. And be sure to look at bag measurements: you want to pick a bag that can indeed fly as a carry-on.

For the Busy Traveler

Whether on the go for work or play, this person needs function and durability. If you or the traveler on your gift list is more work-centric, a bag that is designed to carry a suit or business clothes will help keep their business clothes in the best shape so they may actually have a few minutes to enjoy the view, rather than having to iron on their next trip. If your busy wayfarer is on the go for leisure, look for features like expandability (so they have room to pick up a souvenir or two) and portability – a lightweight, easily-wheelable bag is key.

For Weekend Getaways

You’ve booked that perfect weekend trip or your plan to and you just can’t wait to go. Armed with a great bag, packing doesn’t have to be a chore. Pick a bag that helps show your personality and is big enough for what you really need – you don’t want to have to lug around a giant suitcase if you’re off on a quick trip. And since everyone could use a great bag like this for quick trips, it really works for so many people on your list – and with tons of options in style and color to choose from, you can really make this a personal present.

For Teens, Tweens, and Little Ones

Every traveler needs a bag of their own, no matter how old they are (even if just to go to Grandma’s once in a while), to make their trip feel special. Teens and tweens are notoriously tricky to pick out gifts for, but a great bag is something they can likely use – for slumber parties at a friend’s house to a family vacation, and even for those gearing up for college tours. Fun patterns and fresh styles will make packing much smoother if they have a bag they actually want to be seen in public with. For the little ones, know they’ll get excited to pack their stuff into a bag that shows off one of their favorite movies or characters.

For the Trendsetting Teen or Tween:

Accessorize Your Travel Style

Travel is easier when you’re prepared, so don’t forget to think about the little things – which by the way, make for great (easily wrapped) gifts and stocking stuffers. From cosmetic bags and pouches to keep what’s inside your bag in order, to colorful luggage that will make their suitcase recognizable, we’ve pulled a few of our favorites together to make your holiday travel and gifting a little easier.