Unless you happen to be a mind reader, finding the best gifts for a man that’s providing little to no direction in the present department can be a real challenge. This year, there’s no need to hit the mall and wander aimlessly through stores, hoping for something to catch your eye. Instead, you can take a quick glance at our roundup to find just the thing for the special man in your life. Whether he’s outdoorsy, a more handy type, a true romantic, or all of the above, we’ve got something he’s sure to enjoy. Keep reading to find his perfect present.
How to Shop for Men
Answering this question is no easy feat, since every man is different, and will have different tastes. By following these three handy tips, however, you’re sure to find a gift that will put a smile on his face come Christmas morning.
Stick with the classics: Classic holiday gifts for men include things such as watches and grooming essentials. If your man is past due for a new timepiece, for instance, it’s a good idea to pick up a shiny one, like this find from Michael Kors. Alternately, if he’s someone who takes personal hygiene seriously, there’s a grooming set ($55, Bloomingdale’s) or a beard brush ($9.98, Amazon) out there with his name on it.
Think of his hobbies: Whether he likes to spend his time fishing or loves tinkering around with tools, taking his hobbies into consideration could be a great solution if you’re stuck on what to get your favorite fella. For the ultimate grill master, a personal brander ($14.99, Amazon) is sure to make his day. If you’ve got a man who’d rather sleep under the stars, however, a portable hammock ($34.99, Amazon) makes for the perfect pick.
Get sentimental: You’re giving your man a gift because you love him, so why not get a little sentimental? From books that are filled with sweet nothings ($20, Uncommon Goods) to new cologne ($65 ($110 value) that’s Sephora) that’s bound to make him think of you each time he spritzes it on, a pick that comes from the heart is a surefire way to gifting success.
Best Gifts for Men of 2019
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Best Watch for Men
Best Watch Gift for Men — Michael Kors Lexington Chronograph
Where to buy: $119.82 (Originally $141.18), Amazon
Know a man who's never on time? A gorgeous timepiece, like this Michael Kors Lexington Chronograph watch, is just the ticket. Featuring an analog quartz display, it comes equipped with a gold-plated, stainless-steel band that's complete with a fold-over clasp and a double push-button safety for a secure fit on any sized wrist. Water-resistant up to 100-meters, this watch also has three subdials that track lapsed seconds, minutes, and the hour and a date window for a high-tech pick that looks plenty classic.
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Best Home Bar Gift — Kollea Whiskey Stones Set
Where to buy: $29.99, Amazon
If your guy loves a good glass of whiskey, this Kollea whiskey stone set is the way to go. It comes with two gorgeous crystal-cut glasses and an array of whiskey stones made from food-grade stainless steel that will allow him to chill his drink without spoiling its taste. This set comes packaged in a gorgeous keepsake box to boot.
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Best Grooming Gift — Way of Will Shave Gift Kit
Where to buy: $55, Bloomingdale's
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For the guy who likes keeping his beard in tip-top shape, Way of Will's shave gift kit is a great gift set he's sure to cherish. Featuring a pre-shave oil, after-shave splash, and beard oil, it's jam-packed with essential-oil based products that are made with soothing ingredients, such as sweet almond, jojoba, eucalyptus, and black spruce oil, for a smoother, more comfortable shave.
Best Barbecue Gift — Barbecue Brander
Where to buy: $14.99, Amazon
If your man is the master of the grill, get him this J.CREATER BBQ branding Iron. Made from a durable aluminum alloy with an easy-to-grip wooden handle, this handy tool will allow him to personalize his meaty masterpieces with just about any saying he'd like thanks to this iron's 55 included letters and spaces. To use, simply slide the letters into place, heat the brander up on the grill, and take aim at your mark.
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Best Cologne Gift — Sephora Favorites Cologne Sampler
Where to buy: $65 ($110 value), Sephora
This Sephora Favorites holiday cologne sampler set is sure to bring you closer than ever, since it's chock-full of 11 sample-sized colognes of some of the most sought-after men’s fragrances around, including Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb (From $92, Sephora) and Giorgio Armani Code (From $70, Sephora). Best of all, if you (or your giftee) happen to fall in love with one of the scents found within, he'll also get a scent certificate that he can redeem for a full size bottle at no extra cost.
Best Men's Gift Outdoors — wolfyok Portable Hammock
Where to buy: $34.99, Amazon
A portable hammock, like this one from wolfyok, is a genius pick for a man who loves the great outdoors. Designed to be used wherever he may roam, be it a local park, a national reserve, or even his own backyard, this hammock is easy to set up and even easier to take down. It's made from durable, breathable nylon and can provide relaxing support for up to 660 pounds.
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Best Stocking Stuffer — How Do I Love Thee From A-Z Book
Where to buy: $20, Uncommon Goods
If you're shopping for a man who makes your heart go pitter-patter, let him know how you feel with this How Do I Love Thee From A-Z book. Coming with 26 prompts for you to fill out, this book of sweet nothings is a wonderful way to reminisce about your most romantic moments and inside jokes, making it the most special stocking stuffer ever.
Beard Brush Comb
Best Beard Gift — Beard Comb and Brush Set
Where to buy: $9.98, Amazon
This Grow a Beard set has quite the reputation for polishing and maintaining tough beard hair. Its boar bristle brush is made from a durable bamboo and massages facial hair to stimulate oil production as it simultaneously removes dirt. As for the comb, it's made from an anti-static wood that will detangle wet and dry beards with ease for top-to-bottom care. With this set, we have no doubt that your man will be able to achieve (and maintain!) the beard of his dreams.
Bring Me A Beer Socks
Best Novelty Gift — 'Bring Me A Beer' Socks
Where to buy: $5.80, Amazon
Allow him to kick back and relax with these punny "If You Can Read This, Bring Me a Beer" socks, which are sure to be a crowd-pleaser with the craft beer set. Made from a comfortable cotton blend, these foot warmers are soft, comfortable, stretchy, and, most importantly, breathable — no athlete's foot here!
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Best Fashion Gift — Fruit of the Loom Knit Sleep Pant
Where to buy: From $9.55, Amazon
For a man who values comfort above all else, these best-selling Fruit of the Loon's knit sleep pants are sure to delight. Made from a super soft cotton/poly blend that's easily machine washable, these comfy bottoms offer a relaxed fit with and an elastic waistband with a front-zip fly and a single button for 24/7 comfort.