With the holidays quickly approaching (yes, Christmas is just two months away), it’s perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed with the bare idea of having to pick out gifts that don’t suck for men who appear to have everything they need: One for dad who doesn’t use much, one for your partner who’s picky, one for the father-in-law you’re trying to impress, one for the coworker you don’t know all too well and even one for yourself (this one’s easy). Finding the best gifts for men, whether it’s an anniversary gift, a graduation present or a little something that shows you care, can de a daunting experience. But there’s no need to worry: we’re here to help.
We’ve compiled a list of ten gift ideas that every man will absolutely love. From accessories to electronics, this is a must-read for anyone who’s struggling in the shopping department.1. The Carry-On Cocktail Kit - $24 - $90 on their website
2. The Cut Buddy - $14.99 on their website
Hear us out: Everyone likes to look polished. Everyone with a beard likes it to be well-trimmed, symmetrical and clean. The Cut Buddy makes the job much easier. This handheld plastic device helps men keep their facial hair in place in between visits to the barber shop. According to its creator Joshua Esnard, the idea for The Cut Buddy was born because “the best solutions are often the simplest”. We agree.
3. Mount Davis Timeless Waxed Chore Coat - $198 at Timberland
Being outdoors can look good with this waxed chore coat. Timberland has mastered the art of work clothes, and this season’s collection is no different. With a casual but polished look, take it from ranch roads to city streets in this coat – all while beating the cold winter months. It’s the perfect addition to ant workman’s wardrobe.
4. My Life Story (So Far) - $30 at Uncommon Goods
Journals aren’t just for teenagers anymore. This leather-bound book will give you several different prompts that’ll inspire you to record life experiences, important relationships and hard-earned wisdom. The rest is history. This gift won’t just inspire the receiver to write, it will become a treasured item for many years to come.
5. HyperX Cloud Stinger Headphones - $49.99 at Amazon
Your little brother will absolutely love you for these. Trust us. Created by the Kingston Technology Company, these extra light headphones (275 grams) are specially designed for gamers who want to step up their game. The ear cups rotate in a 90º angle, providing extra comfort and a customized fit, and are also built with memory foam – which guarantees comfortable and prolonged gaming sessions. With their “lightweight comfort and heavyweight sound”, the HyperX Cloud Stinger headphones are guaranteed to make any console-addict happy. Just don’t expect to see him at the dinner table anymore.
6. Beer Making Kit - $40 - $75 on their website
It’s common knowledge that people enjoy beer. The guys over at the Brooklyn Brew Shop have made a life out of people’s love for a good IPA, and now they’re sharing the possibility of making your own. From a black IPA to their brown chestnut ale, experience the excitement of brewing your own jug at home. And then drinking it, of course.
7. Walker Macbook Case - $75 on their website
From the office to the streets, this handmade leather case will keep your computer safe while remaining stylish. The outside handle guarantees an easy grasp, and its sharp angles make for an elegant and put together look. Made from real grain leather and entirely hand stitched, the case is available in different colors with the possibility of customized engraving. It’s the ideal personalized gift for him.
8. Distressed Leather Boots - $675 at Mr. Porter
Designed by the folks over at Officine Creative, these boots will slide right into any man’s core wardrobe, and are ideal for the dropping temperatures that are headed towards us. With leather that’s been hand-treated and given the perfect worn-in look, these boots are the perfect gift for a man who loves comfort, style and practicality.
9. BBQ Briefcase - $83.50 at Uncommon Goods
Calling all grill masters: your new best friend has arrived. This case of 20 stainless steel utensils, with heat resistant handles, are the perfect companion to take barbequing to the next level. Whether on a camping trip, park excursion or a backyard bash, the BBQ briefcase is ready for anything. You’ll always have the right tool for the job.
10. The Amazon Echo - $179.99 at Amazon
Siri who? Amazon’s gadget puts Apple’s assistant to shame with its ability to play music, provide information, breaking news, traffic reports and much more all through voice control. With seven built-in microphones, the Echo can hear you from across the room (even when music is playing) and will fill any room with 360º immersive sound technology. Just call out for “Alexa” and it will immediately respond.
Your wallet is more than just a place to store your cash and cards. With shopping season just about to start, we believe it’s time to spoil yourself.