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The 150+ Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Men


November 19, 2019 Buying Guides By

Whether you need something cheap for your outdoorsy nephew or a solid bottle of brown for your boozy uncle — or both — our guide to the best holiday gift ideas for men has you covered. Bookmark this page and check back frequently. Our editors will be adding even more gift recommendations to this list throughout the gift-giving season.

Filson Leather Card Case

Price: $75
From: filson.com

There are many benchmarks of a great gift, but you can truly tell if a person loves your present if they use it every single day. For such an effect, there might be no better choice than the Filson Leather Card Case. Its simple design is made from vegetable tanned bridle leather, offers three compartments for reliable storage for cards and cash, and like all Filson products, it’s guaranteed for life.

Best Style Gifts

Everlane ReCashmere Sweater

Price: $98
From: everlane.com

Sustainable comfort at an affordable price.

Away Expandable Carry-On

Price: $275
From: awaytravel.com

Need more space? This bag can expand.

Frye Chris Venetian Loafers

Price: $228
From: thefryecompany.com

The simple shape really lets the leather shine.

Warby Parker Edgemont Sunglasses

Price: $95
From: warbyparker.com

For the holidays? Why not. Sunglasses are never out of season.

Wahl Beard Trimmer

Price: $71
From: amazon.com

There are beard trimmers, and then there is the best beard trimmer.

Freemans Sporting Club Cap

Price: $45
From: mrporter.com

Every man should have an unbranded ball cap in their collection.

Gear Patrol Magazine Subscription

Price: $39
From: store.gearpatrol.com

Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside each issue, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. Get four print magazines — delivered quarterly — with an annual subscription.

Alex Mill Cashmere Beanie

Price: $95
From: Alexmill.com

Cashmere headwear is a next-level sensation.

Outerknown Camp Socks

Price: $18
From: outerknown.com

If you’re going to give socks as a gift, you might as well give some of the best.

J.Crew Classic Leather Belt

Price: $65
From: jcrew.com

A stylish everyday essential that’ll last.

American Bench Craft Leather Dog Leash

Price: $55
From: store.gearpatrol.com

Tanned leather makes your dog look even cuter.

Lotuff Zipper Backpack

Price: $1100
From: store.gearpatrol.com

The simple backpack you know and love, but given a distinctly elevated look, feel and construction.

Persol Sunglasses

Price: $146
From: amazon.com

Feeling like splurging a bit? These timeless sunglasses from Persol are not a bad way to go.

Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs

Price: $25
From: amazon.com

If you’re going to give boxers as a gift, give some of the best.

Caputo & Co. Chain Rope Necklace

Price: $265
From: blueowl.us

A simple but effective statement for any outfit.

Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Fragrance

Price: $126
From: nordstrom.com

Give the gift of smelling great year-round.

Naadam Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater

Price: $75
From: naadam.com

Flex like you got it like that. They don’t have to know it only cost $75…and they likely won’t notice.

Howlin’ Mr. No Fingers Gloves

Price: $42
From: eastdane.com

Gloves so nice you’ll think twice about gifting them.

Lee Denim Jacket

Price: $37+
From: amazon.com

Who can deny a denim jacket?

Cause and Effect Thin Copper Cuff

Price: $40
From: needsupply.com

A simple, affordable accessory that can be worn both on and off the clock.

Filson Original Briefcase

Price: $325
From: eastdane.com

This handsome briefcase was built to last for their entire career.

J.Crew Navy Knit Tie

Price: $40
From: JCrew.com

One can never have too many ties, and this one from J.Crew is affordable and handsome.

Craighill Closed Helix Ring

Price: $30
From: Store.GearPatrol.com

This helix-shaped brass keyring is cool, durable and affordable; a true triple-threat.

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Best Home Gifts

Oxo Good Grips Container Set

Price: $60
From: amazon.com

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a set of really well-designed containers and he’ll actually use those oats he bought a few months ago instead of just letting them sit in a jar in the cupboard.

SolidTeknics Wrought-Iron Skillet

Price: $89
From: amazon.com

Give a gift that’ll outlast either of you.

Coway Airmega Purifier

Price: $299
From: amazon.com

More than an air purifier, this gadget hooks up to Alexa for real-time tracking of the air quality in your home.

Herman Miller: A Way of Living

Price: $60
From: amazon.com

You don’t need to have the funds to gift a Hans Wegner chair in order to give a great gift to furniture nerd.

Snowe Flatware Set

Price: $152
From: snowehome.com

A simple but significant upgrade to any kitchen is a great set of flatware.

Bernzomatic TS8000

Price: $45
From: amazon.com

For those who want to push their limits in the kitchen.

Trusco Toolbox

Price: $50
From: amazon.com

Because keeping a good home often means busting out a hammer, some nails and using a bit of elbow grease.

ThermoWorks Thermapen IR

Price: $139
From: thermoworks.com

Precision cooking and baking has never been so easy or accurate.

‘South’ by Sean Brock

Price: $32
From: amazon.com

Incredible recipes from one of the best working chefs out there today.

Muji Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

Price: $54
From: amazon.com

A room isn’t finished until it smells as good as it looks.

Whiskey Peaks Mt. Rainier — Set of Two

Price: $30
From: huckberry.com

These handblown whiskey glasses feature an inspiring topographic impression of Mt. Ranier that you can gaze at while sipping your favorite whiskey.

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Best Whiskey Gifts

Four Roses Small Batch Select

Price: ~$55
From: fourrosesbourbon.com

Dubbed ‘one of the biggest bourbon releases of the year’ by our own home editor, this is undoubtedly the gift to get the whiskey snob in your life.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon

Price: ~$45
From: knobcreek.com

An easy upgrade for the friend you’re trying to coax away from the bottom shelf.

Aesop Departure

Price: $49
From: endclothing.com

Don’t compromise on the essentials while abroad.

New Riff Straight Rye

Price: ~$45
From: newriffdistilling.com

This is damn good rye from one of the most exciting distilleries in the world.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon

Price: ~$50
From: heavenhilldistillery.com

This year’s winner of one of the most prestigious awards in whiskey. If you find it at a good price, you may just want to hold on to it.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon

Price: ~$65
From: elijahcraig.com

A 12-year old whiskey bottled at barrel proof? Count us in.

Trade Coffee Custom Subsription

Price: $15+ per bag
From: drinktrade.com

Great coffee from the best roasters delivered right to your door.

SCA Coffee Flavor Wheel Poster

Price: $20
From: store.sca.coffee

Have a hard time putting your finger on what exactly it is you’re tasting in that single-origin you’re drinking? This will help you identify the flavor.

Aeropress Go Travel Coffee Brewer

Price: $32
From: aeropress.com

Just because you’re on the go doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your coffee.

Heath Ceramics Large Mug

Price: $37
From: heathceramics.com

A classic coffee mug made by the storied Bay Area-based ceramic company.

Coldwave Chiller

Price: $40
From: amazon.com

This simple tool chills hot coffee in seconds for a perfect iced coffee.

Stanley Classic Flask

Price: $15
From: Amazon.com

Whiskey is always more enjoyable when you’re drinking it out of something fun, like this classic Stanley flask.

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Best Tech and Audio Gifts

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex

Price: $450
From: bestbuy.com

Flex your audiophile knowledge with one of the best compact speakers out there.

Fujifilm X-T30

Price: $1199
From: amazon.com

The most advanced features you’ll find in such a lightweight design.

Sonos Amp

Price: $599
From: sonos.com

The powerful addition to an already impressive sound system.

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

Price: $50
From: Amazon.com

It’s pretty amazing what this tablet can do for just $50.

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

Price: $300
From: bhphotovideo.com

If you listen to Spotify on your phone, you aren’t getting the best quality sound without this.

KMA Elder Bluetooth Speaker Kit

Price: $249
From: kmakits.com

Building your own speaker makes the audio sound that much better. Scientific evidence to come.

Grado SR60e

Price: $79
From: amazon.com

Find headphones under $100 that have this kind of bass power and minimal distortion. We dare you.

Echo Dot With a Clock

Price: $60
From: amazon.com

Let someone wake up to your gift every morning.

Awair Glow C

Price: $89
From: amazon.com

This is a small price to pay to make sure their air quality is up to par.

Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation)

Price: $199
From: google.com

Live comfortably and cut your energy bill in half.

Fyrtur Power Blinds

Price: $149+
From: ikea.com

Protect your giftee from Peeping Toms and unwanted sun.

Google WiFi System

Price: $256 (3-pack)
From: Amazon.com

No one wants “dead spots” in their home, and no one will if they have the Google WiFi system.

Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad

Price: $140
From: Mophie.com

Give someone the gift of power, and their electronic devices will surely thank you.

Native Union Belt Watch 4-ft. Charging Cable

Price: $50
From: Nativeunion.com

No one should have to be stuck with the charging cable that came with their devices.

iBlason Case

Price: $10
From: Amazon.com

No one likes a scratched Apple Watch.

Auto Sleep Tracker App

Price: $3
From: Apple.com

The gift you don’t have to be awake to use!

HeartWatch Heart and Activity

Price: $3
From: Apple.com

Apple’s own Health app is primitive to what HeartWatch can do.

Vanja Type C Card Reader

Price: $8
From: amazon.com

The photographer in your life has too many memory cards and not enough of these card readers.

Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable

Price: $18
From: amazon.com

Three cables in one are like three gifts in one.

Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C

Price: $26
From: amazon.com

Chargers are the underrated gifts that no one asks for but everyone needs.

Qisan Mechanical Keyboard

Price: $40
From: amazon.com

Replacing a crappy keyboard can be the difference between a bad draft and the next great American novel.

Lutron Aurora Smart Dimmer

Price: $40
From: meethue.com

One gadget to solve the biggest problem with smart home light switches.

Audible Gift Card

Price: $30
From: amazon.com

You’d be amazed at how many books you get through when you start listening to them rather than just reading.

Boosted Boards Rev Electric Scooter

Price: $1,599
From: boostedboards.com

With speeds up to 24 mph and range of 22 miles, this thing can be a real game changer in certain cities.

PopSockets

Price: $10+
From: amazon.com

Once you’re used to it, you won’t know how you held a phone without one.

Manfrotto Tripod with Universal Smartphone Clamp

Price: $24
From: amazon.com

If they like taking photos with their phone, this is a really great tripod that can make it a little easier.

XP PhotoGear Smartphone Cinema Mount

Price: $90
From: bhphotovideo.com

Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing these days, but these lenses take them to a completely new level.

Polaroid Lab Digital Photo Printer

Price: $130
From: amazon.com

Having physical prints of your photos is mostly a thing of the past, but it doesn’t have to be with this fun printer.

DJI Mavic Mini

Price: $399
From: dji.com

Besides being ridiculously fun to fly around, this drone can also capture some pretty incredible footage.

The Ridge Slim Minimalist RFID Wallet

Price: $75
From: Amazon.com

This wallet blocks any RFID chip readers trying to steal your card’s information, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

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Best Outdoors Gifts

Mountain House Simple Sensations Chicken Fajita Bowl

Price: $24 for 6
From: amazon.com

These are so good you’ll be bringing them to work to eat for lunch.

Gaia GPS Premium Membership

Price: $36 for the first year (renews annually at $40)
From: gaiagps.com

A yearly membership is a gift that keeps on giving.

Leatherman Free T2

Price: $40
From: amazon.com

The best multi-tool out there has eight functions and can be operated with one hand.

National Parks Annual Pass

Price: $80
From: store.usgs.gov

Who knows, maybe they’ll take you with them.

Arc’teryx Elaho Shirt

Price: $99
From: amazon.com

You don’t have to be an outdoorsman to appreciate the quality and functionality of this shirt.

Outdoor Research Tundra Aerogel Booties

Price: $89
From: rei.com

Arctic explorers don’t have to be the only people with cozy feet.

SnoWander PoleClinometer Sticker

Price: $15
From: garagegrowngear.com

For backcountry riders, it’s the lightest and fastest slope meter for assessing avalanche threats.

Hand Warmers

Price: $29 (40 pair)
From: amazon.com

Everyone can use hand warmers.

Ruffwear Vert Jacket

Price: $80
From: amazon.com

Because pups deserve to be warm in the snow, too.

Lowa Renegade Evo Ice GTX Boot

Price: $300
From: backcountry.com

The Gore-Tex membrane will keep out any snow and slush all winter long.

Flylow Maine Line Glove

Price: $65
From: backcountry.com

Lobster claw-style gloves are far superior to both mittens and regular gloves.

Vermont Smoke and Cure Beef and Pork Sticks

Price: $34/18-pack
From: amazon.com

The ultimate portable snack always makes for a good gift.

Kuat Grip 4 Ski/Snowboard Rack

Price: $349
From: amazon.com

Save cargo space on group trips and get peace-of-mind since they’re fully locking.

Sweet Protection Grimnir II MIPS Helmet

Price: $350
From: backcountry.com

Saving their dome on the slopes is the number one gift of all.

Burton Covert Jacket

Price: $200
From: backcountry.com

This jacket makes it easy to stay warm and look good on the slopes.

Patagonia Woolie Chore Coat

Price: $199
From: patagonia.com

There are chore coats and then there’s this recycled wool one from Patagonia.

Stasher Bags

Price: $10+
From: amazon.com

Non-toxic and reusable, these silicone food bags are a great way to gift green.

Kuju Coffee

Price: $22
From: amazon.com

One of the simplest paths to a good cup of joe wherever they trek.

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Hiker Med Kit

Price: $25
From: backcountry.com

Being prepared is the first step to heading into the backcountry.

ClimbOn Ridiculous! Muscle Paste

Price: $25
From: blackdiamond.com

Sore muscles, tendons and joints are no match for this pain reliever.

SOG Knives Twitch II

Price: $60
From: huckberry.com

Knives are just about the coolest gift you can give, and this one from SOG is a solid addition to any EDC.

Proof Nomad Pants

Price: $98
From: huckberry.com

These pants are a great technical upgrade for your buddy that is still wearing jeans on your weekend backpacking trips.

Bullbird BR2 Travel Pillow

Price: $60
From: huckberry.com

This is one of the best travel pillows available, and a great thing to pack on your next excursion that involves going airborne.

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Best Fitness Gifts

Aer Duffel Pack 2

Price: $170
From: store.gearpatrol.com

A hybrid backpack that is just at home in the gym as it is in the office.

Adidas Ultraboost 19

Price: $126
From: Amazon.com

A superb all-around fitness sneaker for whatever their healthy habits are.

Nike Training Club

Price: $120/annually
From: Nike.com

For the yogis to the weightlifters and everyone in between.

Trigger Point Grid Vibe Plus Vibrating Foam Roller

Price: $99
From: Amazon.com

What better gift to give than relaxed, pain-free muscles?

Hill City Train Half-Zip

Price: $88
From: Hillcity.com

The first trait of a fitness garment should be offering comfort.

Tangram Smart Rope

Price: $40
From: tangramfactory.com

For those who like to work (out) smarter.

Garmin Running Dynamics Pod

Price: $58
From: amazon.com

Being a better runner means knowing all your running data points.

Quad Lock Run Kit

Price: $60
From: quadlockcase.com

This makes running with a smartphone as easy as possible.

Ozmo Active Smart Bottle

Price: $60
From: amazon.com

Tracking how much they drink helps with always staying properly hydrated.

Mighty Vibe

Price: $83
From: amazon.com

If they’re a Spotify Premium Subscriber, this is the ultimate running companion.

Miir 27 oz Water Bottle

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Having a nice water bottle truly can make the difference between being hydrated or dehydrated.

Darn Tough Tab No Show Light Cushion Socks

Price: $17
From: amazon.com

These socks are half merino wool making them antibacterial and antimicrobial; that’s a great feature for socks they’ll be working out in.

ShakeSphere

Price: $21
From: amazon.com

Any person who has achieved the ever-elusive “gains” knows that protein shakes and smoothies are the name of the game, and the ShakeSphere make them easier and more flavorful than ever.

Osprey Daylight Waistpack

Price: $28
From: amazon.com

Make fun of it if you want, but fanny packs are great for taking on a run or going to the gym.

Perfect Fitness Pull-Up Bar

Price: $35
From: amazon.com

For when going to the gym just isn’t going to happen, it’s always nice to have the option to bust out a few pullups and call it a day.

Apex Adjustable Kettlebell

Price: $62
From: amazon.com

Complete their home workout routine with these adjustable kettlebells that range from 20 pounds all the way up to 50.

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Best Watch Gifts

Hamilton Khaki Field Murph Auto

Price: $995
From: hamiltonwatch.com

This Hamilton is a replica of the watch in the movie Interstellar.

Stowa Flieger Verus 40

Price: ~$640
From: stowa.de

A wonderfully minimal pilot’s watch.

Tudor Black Bay GMT

Price: $3,950
From: tudorwatch.com

Beautiful, rugged and waterproof down to 200 meters.

Rolex Datejust 36

Price: $8,200
From: rolex.com

A classic that never goes out of style.

Baltic HMS001 Automatic Watch

Price: ~$366
From: Baltic-watches.com

Watches don’t get much more handsome than this.

Analog/Shift Watch Straps

Price: $75+
From: Analogshift.com

An instant upgrade to just about any watch.

TAG Heuer Monaco “Caliber 11”

Price: $5,900
From: tagheuer.com

A watch as elegant as the city it’s named after.

Seiko 5 Field Watch

Price: $80
From: Amazon.com

Sometimes the best field watches are also the most paired down.

Swatch Sistem 51 Col-ora

Price: $150
From: Swatch.com

It’s hard to beat something as classic as a Swatch.

Orient Kano Dive Watch

Price: $239
From: Amazon.com

This dive watch from orient is tough enough to wear on the regular but affordable enough not to worry about banging around.

Timex Waterbury Traditional Automatic

Price: $249
From: Amazon.com

For those who want a solid everyday wear with a beating mechanical heart.

Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPD37

Price: $287
From: Macys.com

Because dress watches don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Polywatch Crystal Scratch Remover

Price: $8
From: Amazon.com

Help to keep their watches looking as fresh as the day they got them.

Watch Repair for Beginners

Price: $13
From: Amazon.com

Having a watch break isn’t fun, but learning how to fix it can be.

Crown & Buckle Keyring Spring Bar Tool

Price: $16
From: Crownandbuckle.com

This handy tool lets you easily change your watch straps as often as you’d like.

A Man & His Watch

Price: $19
From: Amazon.com

This book is beautiful enough for your coffee table, and the content will keep you interested.

Hub City Vintage Deluxe 5-Slot Watch Roll

Price: $45
From: Hubcityvintage.com

A safe and reliable storage solution for a true watch collector will never go unused or unappreciated.

One Eleven SWII

Price: $75
From: huckberry.com

Solar powered watches are great for keeping batteries out of landfills, and this one from One Eleven is beautifully minimal and quite inexpensive.

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Best Car Gifts

Hi-Lift Jack X-Treme

Price: $112
From: amazon.com

They’ll never go back to a regular jack again.

Sylvania 10″ LED Off-Road Lightbar

Price: $130
From: advanceautoparts.com

For when mere headlights just don’t cut it.

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3

Price: $172+
From: tirerack.com

Go play in the mud.

MaxTrax

Price: $325
From: amazon.com

These making getting unstuck almost as much fun as getting stuck.

Trail Tech Voyager Pro

Price: $600
From: amazon.com

If they like going off the beaten path, this is the GPS for them.

Tire Rack Tire Garage

Price: $53
From: tirerack.com

Get their winter or spare tires protected and organized.

Meguiar’s Essential All in One Car Care Kit

Price: $55
From: amazon.com

The best possible way to say “you need to wash your car”.

PowerSmith PWL2100TS LED Dual Head Work Light

Price: $130
From: amazon.com

Whatever they need to light up, light it up bright.

Workpro 408-Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set

Price: $200
From: amazon.com

Noo matter how many tools he has, he can always have more.

Suncast Tall Garage or Utility Storage Cabinet

Price: $199
From: target.com

Who doesn’t need extra storage?

Diptyque Car Diffuser Set

Price: $240
From: diptyqueparis.com

This is a major upgrade from a little tree you hang from the rear-view mirror.

Foval 200W Power Inverter 3-Prong Outlet

Price: $21
From: amazon.com

You never know when you’ll need to power something on the road, so this converter is a handy thing to keep in the glove box.

Ford GT40 11″ x 14″ Photograph

Price: $29
From: store.gearpatrol.com

If you can’t buy a GT40, getting a beautiful framed photo of one is almost as good.

Eluto Waterproof / Scratch-Proof Car Cover

Price: $38
From: amazon.com

Anyone who loves their car knows the stress that comes with occasionally keeping it outside, but this car cover will help to keep it in good shape.

Pruveeo D30H Dash Cam

Price: $80
From: amazon.com

A dash cam is a great thing to have in case of an accident, and this one automatically records over old footage so that you can set it up and forget about it until you need it.

Dents Silverstone Touchscreen Leather Driving Gloves

Price: $90
From: mrporter.com

It’s a shame that driving gloves fell out of vogue, because nothing makes you feel cooler than wearing a pair.

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