Northwest Arkansas Holiday Shopping Guide: Gifts for Him

divider-template2Guys can be notoriously hard to buy for sometimes, so here are some gift suggestions most guys would love to unwrap this year.

rock-city-gifts-for-him-collageRock City Outfitters

Left: This raglan t-shirt from Rock City Outfitters will bring back all the awesome feels he felt when Scott Thurman sank that incredible shot in the final moments of the 1994 game against Duke to bring home the National Championship title to the University of Arkansas. Many of us remember exactly where we were when that happened and just how good it felt. Cost is $26.99. Click here to see more or to order it.

Right: We love it when a Christmas gift makes him smile or laugh as soon as he opens the package, and this shirt definitely delivers on comedy. If your guy loves his favorite beer as much as his favorite team, he’s going to love this shirt. (By the way, Rock City Outfitters shirts are famous for being as soft as butter, so be aware that he might not ever want to take this one off.) Cost is $26.99. Click here to see more or to order it.

Where to shop: Rock City Outfitters is an Arkansas company founded in 2008, selling primarily through its online shop, at select retailers throughout the state and at regional events. (They also do custom orders for groups and organizations, and they’re the company we asked to produce our Mom Prom t-shirts for the past 3 years… because they’re awesome.)

How to contact: Visit the website; Follow on Twitter; Visit on Facebook; See more on Pinterest; Follow on Instagram; Watch the YouTube channel.

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divider-line NWA Naturals

Take your favorite guy out to the ballgame! Watching the Northwest Arkansas Naturals play ball has become a favorite pastime for thousands of men from all over the region. Here are some of the team’s special gift packages available now.

12-days-of-christmas-graphic-holiday-open-houseAbove: The Northwest Arkansas Naturals Team Store Holiday Open House will be on Saturday, December 10th. The store will be featuring discounted specials and other activities, including 40% off storewide. Be one of the first to get the new alternate team cap and wrap it up for your baseball lover this Christmas.

12-days-of-christmas-holiday-packsAbove: The Naturals Holiday Packs will be available for purchase from November 28 through December 22. Holiday Packs cost $25, $40, or $50 and contain a number of benefits including tickets, gift cards, and bobbleheads.

Where to shop: On December 10, 2016, shop during the Holiday Open House at the Naturals Team Store located at Arvest Ballpark, 3000 S. 56th Street in Springdale, Ark. Hours are Monday thru Friday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also order by phone by calling 479-927-4900.

How to contact: Visit the Naturals website; Check out the team’s Facebook page; See them on Instagram; Tweet at them on Twitter. Call 479-927-4900.


divider-linePetit Jean Meats

If your guy never met a piece of bacon he didn’t love, give him a gift that he can’t wait to smell cooking in the kitchen. Plus, he’ll love it that these meats are from an Arkansas-based company, Petit Jean Meats.


Left: The Petit Jean Breakfast Box has a little of everything. In fact, all you’d need to add is eggs and biscuits to round out this feast. The gift box includes 1 Cinnamon Coffee Cake, EZ Carve Smoked Ham Slices (16 oz), Peppered Bacon (12 oz), Thick-Sliced Bacon (16 oz), and Fresh Sausage (16 oz). One woman who has ordered this gift box repeatedly posted this online review about it: “I send the Petit Jean Breakfast Gift Box to my brother and his family in San Antonio, TX every year for Christmas. They tell me, with their three girls, two with husbands, and 3 grandchildren that they could not do without this box. They consider it tradition now, no matter where they end up for Christmas day, to spend the morning eating Petit Jean altogether where they grew up.” Cost is $55.99

Right: The Signature Gift Box from Petit Jean includes one-half of a spiral smoked ham, 24 oz. smoked bacon, and 24 oz. peppered bacon. These are three of the signature items Petit Jean has become famous for. Cost is $74.99

Where to shop: Skip the lines at stores and order directly from the company’s website. They’ll ship it to you or directly to your gift recipient. Click here to shop.

How to contact: We love how easy Petit Jean makes it to get in touch with them and ask questions. Call 1-800-264-2475. Or send an email to




Core Brewing Co.

Left: If you’ve got a beer lover to buy for, Core Brewing Co. has you covered. This year they have a Holiday Gift Basket for sale that contains a growler, a Core t-shirt (with the cute wiener dog on it!), a taster glass, 3 stickers and a koozie! All in a nice gift pack and it’s only $24.99. You can select to pick the gift baskets up rather than shipping to ensure the surprise isn’t spoiled.

Right: Or you can give the gift of a 64-oz growler by itself! They’re only $10. You choose your favorite tap beer and they’ll fill ‘er up! You can just bring the growler back anytime you need a refill. What’s not to love? Core: Take Pride.

Where to visit Core

  • Fayetteville Public House, 3671 N. Mall Ave, Fayetteville
  • Brewery Taproom, 2470 Lowell Rd., Springdale
  • Har-Ber Pub, 7702 W Sunset Ave., Suite 225, Springdale
  • Rogers Pub, 1800 Osage Springs Dr., Suite 225, Rogers
  • Fort Smith Pub, 701 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith

How to contact: Core can be reached at 479-372-4300 or you can stop by one of their various locations above.