Word Notebooks make 3.5" by 5.5" 3-pack notebooks much akin to Field Notes. While I thought I enjoyed Field Notes, I actually enjoy Word a lot more. The paper quality seems to be a bit better and their pages have a bullet point layout. Also, have you seen their Adventure Logs? I really want a few of those!
I saw the Standard Memorandum earlier this year (but they've been around since 2014) and thought it'd be cool to try for 2016. My original plan was to get one for Ryan (the photos are taken with his traveler's notebook that I made for him) but I got myself one too. I'm not sure what Ryan is going to use it for but I plan on keeping track of what I eat with mine. The Standard Memorandum measures 2.35" by 5.25" so it's essentially half the size of the original Word Notebook.
I like the simple masculine quality of the Standard Memorandum. I think it's a great gift for the guys in your life. But as a girl, I totally appreciate it as well because not everyone enjoys pink and overly decorated planners.
There's a video I recommend watching that is about the inspiration for the Standard Memorandum starring the artist who designs the covers.
Is this something you'd consider using?