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I don’t know if this is true for men in general or just the men in my life, but guys are hard to shop for. I can’t just buy them something cute. Sure, they’d be gracious and say thank you, but in reality, they have specific interests and hobbies and want specific things.

Plus, if the men I know really want something, they won’t wait for Christmas to get it. What do you buy for the guy who seemingly has everything?

We found gifts for seven different kinds of men, at different price points, to fit any budget.

The Outdoorsman

If you know a guy who would rather be outdoors hiking, camping or running the trails than spending time indoors, these gifts are perfect! We’ve got practical gifts – like a solar-charged battery pack – as well as surprises like an adventure experience, including skydiving, snorkeling or kayaking. These gifts will make his adventures that much better.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Adventure Experience $40 – $400
  2. Radiate Portable Campfire $28 – $100
  3. Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag $150 – $170
  4. BioLite SolarHome $150
  5. Brushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival $13

The Tech-Savvy Gentleman

Technology is constantly changing, which means there are always new gadgets out on the market. This makes gifting easy, unless it’s something way out of budget or your tech-savvy guy has already bought it. (Or is that just my luck?) We pulled some of the newest tech gadgets, like the Ring video doorbell and a temperature control mug, as well as some practical gifts, like a wireless charging pad, to keep the tech-savvy guy in your life updated and stylish.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Video Doorbell $100
  2. Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug $80
  3. Nomad Wireless Charing Pad $70
  4. CamKix Wireless Camera Shutter Remote Control for Smartphones $9
  5. Super NES Classic $80

The Style Icon

Do you know a man who looks like he walked off the pages of GQ? Get this fashionista (fashionisto?) something sleek, modern and fashion forward. If you’re looking for a gift that is particularly modern and stylish, opt for the Withings Nokia Smartwatch. If a fashion-forward smart watch is a little outside of your budget, give him the gift that keeps on giving: a subscription to BirchboxMan, a monthly subscription service that will send him the latest in skin care, grooming and fashion.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. The Cotton Bomber $88
  2. BirchboxMan Best-Sellers Gift Set (with 3-Month Subscription) $38
  3. Withings Nokia Smartwatch $220
  4. Accessory Boxes $20 – $40
  5. Burberry Men’s 4-pc. Coffret Gift Set $45

The Foodie

Are you shopping for someone who can’t watch enough MasterChef and loves trying the newest restaurants? He may be a foodie. Get him a gift that will feed his heart and stomach, like a pasta making kit or a book of crazy burger and shake recipes from Black Tap (if he’s into burgers and shakes, he’ll know what this place is).

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Mangia – Pasta Making Kit $55
  2. Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit $82
  3. Craft Burgers and Crazy Shakes from Black Tap $17
  4. Stainless Steel Bar Tools $49
  5. Press and Measure Herb Infuser $13

The Athlete

Whether he’s an actual athlete or he’s just killing it at the gym, get him something that’ll help with his training. From a post-workout muscle gel to something he can wear, like an Under Armour half zip, these fitness gifts are sure to please any athlete.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Packable MLB American League Duffel Bag $35
  2. Baseball Park Map Glasses – Set of 2 $35
  3. TriggerPoint GRID X Foam Roller $50
  4. Under Armour Storm Daytona 1/2 Zip $90
  5. Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel $39

The Creative

Sure, you could buy a creative guy something that isn’t related to his skills, but if you want to feed into his art, these are sure to be a hit. To get the most bang for your buck, get him a MasterClass package. He’ll get video tutorials from individuals who are the best at their craft, sharing best practices and insights with your creative guy.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. MasterClass All-Access Pass $180
  2. 1000 Record Covers $17
  3. Lomography Sprocket Rocket Panoramic 35mm Camera $89
  4. Bullet Journal $10
  5. 365 Studio Hinrichs Typography Calendar $49

The Handyman

Last but not least are gifts for the handyman. Whether he’s renovating a house, working on the car or doing some yard work, these gifts will make any work more enjoyable. To help him relax after a long day of work, there’s “Capital Gaines,” a book from everyone’s favorite demo specialist, Chip Gaines. For a more practical gift, opt for something like the extreme riggers bag. If you want to take it over the top, you can even fill it with tools they may need.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Men - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit $100
  2. DEWALT 2-Tool 20-Volt Max Power Tool Combo Kit $199
  3. Capital Gaines $19
  4. Extreme Riggers Bag $45
  5. Milwaukee Electric Tool Job Radio/Charger $220

From the outdoorsman to the tech-savvy gentleman and everyone in between, these gifts are sure to please. And when all else fails? There’s always an Amazon gift card.

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