Does anyone else feel like guys can be really hard to shop for when you don’t want to just give him another sweater he may or may not wear? Well I did some brainstorming for you and came up with some pretty cool gifts for him he will actually use (and love.)
If you are looking for gifts for her as well, check out last week’s post! I’ve got ya covered.
I tried to come up with practical gifts, interesting gifts, unique gifts, a little bit of a variety to give you some solid options to choose from. So let’s check them out.
Gifts for Him He Will Actually Use
Let’s start this off with some shoes, because everyone needs shoes. And lots of guys like shoes. Especially cool ones. These leather sneakers from Sperry are the perfect mix of style and comfort. I love the patterned fabric on the heel. Totally adds to the overall look of the shoe.
I love that these can be worn casually or even dressed up a little. I know that is something a guy looks for in a shoe, versatility.
They also have tons of other styles as well such as boots, boat shoes, loafers, oxfords, and more. Be sure to head on over and check out their other styles and pick up a pair for the guy you are shopping for. I promise, these won’t disappoint.
This next Christmas gift idea is perfect for the type of lifestyle many of us have adopted during this crazy year. Leisurewear. Something comfortable but still kind of stylish is the perfect thing to gift. Grab a band t-shirt and some cool joggers. Maybe even add in a fitted hoodie. Something he can be comfortable in and still feel confident in.
Maybe the guy you are shopping for still needs to go to the office, or is in constant zoom meetings. Grab him some cool accessories to spice up his usual workwear. You could get him a great gift set that has a few new ties, some cufflinks and tie clips. You could get fun patterned socks, or even a nice watch. Or maybe a combination of the 3!
If your guy is a sports fan, I found this really really cool custom football book. You can pick his favorite sports team and it gives you basically the history of the team through reprinted copies of the New York Times. How cool is that?! They also have ones for baseball and basketball.
Ok can you ever go wrong with a cooler? Especially a Yeti cooler? I think not. This thing is not messing around when it comes to keeping things cold. There are a few different styles you can choose from too. They are pricey, but they are worth it. Especially great for camping, going to the beach, outdoor activities, and parties (when we are able to have those again.)
A great looking weekender bag makes such a great gift. It’s something that a guy might not necessarily buy for himself, but would really enjoy having. Perfect for quick weekends away or a short business trip.
You could even add some travel necessities like a classy toiletry bag, a travel sized grooming kit, and some shoe bags so he can pack an extra pair of shoes without worrying about getting his clothes dirty.
For your beer drinking dudes, gift him this really awesome uKeg carbonated growler that keeps beer fresh for weeks! It also keeps it cold so he basically has his own personal keg to enjoy both at home and on the go.
Can you imagine this for tailgating? It would be great for outdoor parties too! It also has an interchangeable tap so he can switch it out for his favorite brand of beer. This thing is cool.
Barbecuing is many men’s favorite way to cook food. Especially meat. Gift him this wireless smart meat thermometer. He can keep an eye on his meat temperature on his phone while watching the game.
This thing walks you through every step of the cooking process plus it can estimate how long it will take to cook and rest your food so you can plan your meal prep. How cool is that?
For the gift that keeps giving, I always think it’s a fun idea to gift a subscription box. They can get a fun surprise periodically through the year and it’s like Christmas all over again each time.
There are a wide variety of subscription boxes that have different frequencies, different costs, etc. But a few notable ones are man crates, bespoke post, dollar shave club, sprezzaBox, GQ best stuff box.
Man crates are not exactly subscription boxes because they are a one time thing, but they kind of have the same idea behind them in that it is a box full of cool stuff from a specific category.
For example, they have a personalized hunting crate, a lure making crate, alcoholic crates, food crates, etc. Plus they come in these actual wood crates that he has to break into to get to the gift. Pretty awesome.
Bespoke Post boxes are themed boxes that come every month. He does have the option to customize, switch, or skip boxes which is nice. Some examples include a cigar box, a box to stock your at home bar, a cured meats box, and a shaving box.
Speaking of shaving, the Dollar Shave Club is a membership you can gift where you purchase a gift card for the club and then he can use it to join as a member. He will receive a starter kit, which he selects, of different grooming products.
If he decides he likes the products, they will send him the full sized products and then restock them at the frequency he chooses. Membership is free, you only pay for the products you order.
They also sell gift sets, which are a one time gift you can purchase and give to him. They are sets of their most popular products which you can get for him to be able to try some new products.
If you think you know him well enough (and his grooming habits,) sign up for the club membership for him and then wrap up a photo of the starter kit you selected for him.
SprezzaBox is a monthly curated goods box. These are fashion, lifestyle, and grooming boxes which are curated by their team and he gets to choose which one he would like to receive each month. This is $28 per month and each box is guaranteed to have over $100 retail value. That’s pretty sweet!
Last one is the GQ Best Stuff Box. This is a quarterly box that is full of a variety of products for men ranging from grooming and skin care to clothing pieces and accessories and also can include items for the home or other useful things. Each box is $50 and is valued at over $200. Gift him his first 2 boxes or a whole year!
These gifts for him are sure to be a hit. They are useful, unique, and cool! Let’s chat about which ones you like best down in the comments or find me on social media by clicking the buttons below. See you next time.