The 150+ Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Men
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
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
Sustainable comfort at an affordable price.
Away Expandable Carry-On
Need more space? This bag can expand.
Frye Chris Venetian Loafers
The simple shape really lets the leather shine.
Warby Parker Edgemont Sunglasses
For the holidays? Why not. Sunglasses are never out of season.
Wahl Beard Trimmer
There are beard trimmers, and then there is the best beard trimmer.
Freemans Sporting Club Cap
Every man should have an unbranded ball cap in their collection.
Gear Patrol Magazine Subscription
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
Cashmere headwear is a next-level sensation.
Outerknown Camp Socks
If you’re going to give socks as a gift, you might as well give some of the best.
J.Crew Classic Leather Belt
A stylish everyday essential that’ll last.
American Bench Craft Leather Dog Leash
Tanned leather makes your dog look even cuter.
Lotuff Zipper Backpack
The simple backpack you know and love, but given a distinctly elevated look, feel and construction.
Feeling like splurging a bit? These timeless sunglasses from Persol are not a bad way to go.
Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs
If you’re going to give boxers as a gift, give some of the best.
Caputo & Co. Chain Rope Necklace
A simple but effective statement for any outfit.
Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club Fragrance
Give the gift of smelling great year-round.
Naadam Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater
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
Gloves so nice you’ll think twice about gifting them.
Lee Denim Jacket
Who can deny a denim jacket?
Cause and Effect Thin Copper Cuff
A simple, affordable accessory that can be worn both on and off the clock.
Filson Original Briefcase
This handsome briefcase was built to last for their entire career.
J.Crew Navy Knit Tie
One can never have too many ties, and this one from J.Crew is affordable and handsome.
Craighill Closed Helix Ring
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
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
Give a gift that’ll outlast either of you.
Coway Airmega Purifier
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
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
A simple but significant upgrade to any kitchen is a great set of flatware.
For those who want to push their limits in the kitchen.
Because keeping a good home often means busting out a hammer, some nails and using a bit of elbow grease.
ThermoWorks Thermapen IR
Precision cooking and baking has never been so easy or accurate.
‘South’ by Sean Brock
Incredible recipes from one of the best working chefs out there today.
Muji Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
A room isn’t finished until it smells as good as it looks.
Whiskey Peaks Mt. Rainier — Set of Two
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
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
An easy upgrade for the friend you’re trying to coax away from the bottom shelf.
Don’t compromise on the essentials while abroad.
New Riff Straight Rye
This is damn good rye from one of the most exciting distilleries in the world.
Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon
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
A 12-year old whiskey bottled at barrel proof? Count us in.
Trade Coffee Custom Subsription
Price: $15+ per bag
Great coffee from the best roasters delivered right to your door.
SCA Coffee Flavor Wheel Poster
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
Just because you’re on the go doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your coffee.
Heath Ceramics Large Mug
A classic coffee mug made by the storied Bay Area-based ceramic company.
This simple tool chills hot coffee in seconds for a perfect iced coffee.
Stanley Classic Flask
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
Flex your audiophile knowledge with one of the best compact speakers out there.
The most advanced features you’ll find in such a lightweight design.
The powerful addition to an already impressive sound system.
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
It’s pretty amazing what this tablet can do for just $40.
AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt
If you listen to Spotify on your phone, you aren’t getting the best quality sound without this.
KMA Elder Bluetooth Speaker Kit
Building your own speaker makes the audio sound that much better. Scientific evidence to come.
Find headphones under $100 that have this kind of bass power and minimal distortion. We dare you.
Echo Dot With a Clock
Let someone wake up to your gift every morning.
Awair Glow C
This is a small price to pay to make sure their air quality is up to par.
Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation)
Live comfortably and cut your energy bill in half.
Fyrtur Power Blinds
Protect your giftee from Peeping Toms and unwanted sun.
Google WiFi System
Price: $244 (3-pack)
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
Give someone the gift of power, and their electronic devices will surely thank you.
Native Union Belt Watch 4-ft. Charging Cable
No one should have to be stuck with the charging cable that came with their devices.
No one likes a scratched Apple Watch.
Auto Sleep Tracker App
The gift you don’t have to be awake to use!
HeartWatch Heart and Activity
Apple’s own Health app is primitive to what HeartWatch can do.
Vanja Type C Card Reader
The photographer in your life has too many memory cards and not enough of these card readers.
Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable
Three cables in one are like three gifts in one.
Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C
Chargers are the underrated gifts that no one asks for but everyone needs.
Qisan Mechanical Keyboard
Replacing a crappy keyboard can be the difference between a bad draft and the next great American novel.
Lutron Aurora Smart Dimmer
One gadget to solve the biggest problem with smart home light switches.
Audible Gift Card
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
With speeds up to 24 mph and range of 22 miles, this thing can be a real game changer in certain cities.
Once you’re used to it, you won’t know how you held a phone without one.
Manfrotto Tripod with Universal Smartphone Clamp
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
Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing these days, but these lenses take them to a completely new level.
Polaroid Lab Digital Photo Printer
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
Besides being ridiculously fun to fly around, this drone can also capture some pretty incredible footage.
The Ridge Slim Minimalist RFID Wallet
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: $36 for 6
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)
A yearly membership is a gift that keeps on giving.
Leatherman Free T2
The best multi-tool out there has eight functions and can be operated with one hand.
National Parks Annual Pass
Who knows, maybe they’ll take you with them.
Arc’teryx Elaho Shirt
You don’t have to be an outdoorsman to appreciate the quality and functionality of this shirt.
Outdoor Research Tundra Aerogel Booties
Arctic explorers don’t have to be the only people with cozy feet.
SnoWander PoleClinometer Sticker
For backcountry riders, it’s the lightest and fastest slope meter for assessing avalanche threats.
Price: $21 (40 pair)
Everyone can use hand warmers.
Ruffwear Vert Jacket
Because pups deserve to be warm in the snow, too.
Lowa Renegade Evo Ice GTX Boot
The Gore-Tex membrane will keep out any snow and slush all winter long.
Flylow Maine Line Glove
Lobster claw-style gloves are far superior to both mittens and regular gloves.
Vermont Smoke and Cure Beef and Pork Sticks
The ultimate portable snack always makes for a good gift.
Kuat Grip 4 Ski/Snowboard Rack
Save cargo space on group trips and get peace-of-mind since they’re fully locking.
Sweet Protection Grimnir II MIPS Helmet
Saving their dome on the slopes is the number one gift of all.
Burton Covert Jacket
This jacket makes it easy to stay warm and look good on the slopes.
Patagonia Woolie Chore Coat
There are chore coats and then there’s this recycled wool one from Patagonia.
Non-toxic and reusable, these silicone food bags are a great way to gift green.
One of the simplest paths to a good cup of joe wherever they trek.
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Hiker Med Kit
Being prepared is the first step to heading into the backcountry.
ClimbOn Ridiculous! Muscle Paste
Sore muscles, tendons and joints are no match for this pain reliever.
SOG Knives Twitch II
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
These pants are a great technical upgrade for your buddy that is still wearing jeans on your weekend backpacking trips.
Bullbird BR2 Travel Pillow
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
A hybrid backpack that is just at home in the gym as it is in the office.
Adidas Ultraboost 19
A superb all-around fitness sneaker for whatever their healthy habits are.
Nike Training Club
For the yogis to the weightlifters and everyone in between.
Trigger Point Grid Vibe Plus Vibrating Foam Roller
What better gift to give than relaxed, pain-free muscles?
Hill City Train Half-Zip
The first trait of a fitness garment should be offering comfort.
Tangram Smart Rope
For those who like to work (out) smarter.
Garmin Running Dynamics Pod
Being a better runner means knowing all your running data points.
Quad Lock Run Kit
This makes running with a smartphone as easy as possible.
Ozmo Active Smart Bottle
Tracking how much they drink helps with always staying properly hydrated.
If they’re a Spotify Premium Subscriber, this is the ultimate running companion.
Miir 27 oz Water Bottle
Having a nice water bottle truly can make the difference between being hydrated or dehydrated.
Darn Tough Tab No Show Light Cushion Socks
These socks are half merino wool making them antibacterial and antimicrobial; that’s a great feature for socks they’ll be working out in.
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
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
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
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
This Hamilton is a replica of the watch in the movie Interstellar.
Stowa Flieger Verus 40
A wonderfully minimal pilot’s watch.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
Beautiful, rugged and waterproof down to 200 meters.
Rolex Datejust 36
A classic that never goes out of style.
Baltic HMS001 Automatic Watch
Watches don’t get much more handsome than this.
Analog/Shift Watch Straps
An instant upgrade to just about any watch.
TAG Heuer Monaco “Caliber 11”
A watch as elegant as the city it’s named after.
Seiko 5 Field Watch
Sometimes the best field watches are also the most paired down.
Swatch Sistem 51 Col-ora
It’s hard to beat something as classic as a Swatch.
Orient Kano Dive Watch
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
For those who want a solid everyday wear with a beating mechanical heart.
Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPD37
Because dress watches don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Polywatch Crystal Scratch Remover
Help to keep their watches looking as fresh as the day they got them.
Watch Repair for Beginners
Having a watch break isn’t fun, but learning how to fix it can be.
Crown & Buckle Keyring Spring Bar Tool
This handy tool lets you easily change your watch straps as often as you’d like.
A Man & His Watch
This book is beautiful enough for your coffee table, and the content will keep you interested.
Hub City Vintage Deluxe 5-Slot Watch Roll
A safe and reliable storage solution for a true watch collector will never go unused or unappreciated.
One Eleven SWII
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
They’ll never go back to a regular jack again.
Sylvania 10″ LED Off-Road Lightbar
For when mere headlights just don’t cut it.
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
Go play in the mud.
These making getting unstuck almost as much fun as getting stuck.
Trail Tech Voyager Pro
If they like going off the beaten path, this is the GPS for them.
Tire Rack Tire Garage
Get their winter or spare tires protected and organized.
Meguiar’s Essential All in One Car Care Kit
The best possible way to say “you need to wash your car”.
PowerSmith PWL2100TS LED Dual Head Work Light
Whatever they need to light up, light it up bright.
Workpro 408-Piece Mechanic’s Tool Set
Noo matter how many tools he has, he can always have more.
Suncast Tall Garage or Utility Storage Cabinet
Who doesn’t need extra storage?
Diptyque Car Diffuser Set
This is a major upgrade from a little tree you hang from the rear-view mirror.
Foval 200W Power Inverter 3-Prong Outlet
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
If you can’t buy a GT40, getting a beautiful framed photo of one is almost as good.
Eluto Waterproof / Scratch-Proof Car Cover
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
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
It’s a shame that driving gloves fell out of vogue, because nothing makes you feel cooler than wearing a pair.