Post Series: Holiday Gift Guides
Father and son during the holidays

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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 the hardest 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 very specific interests and hobbies and want very specific things.

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

We found gifts for five 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 just running the trails than spending time indoors, these gifts are perfect! We’ve got practical gifts – like an Invisaband, a bracelet you wear to keep the bugs away, and a water bottle with a built-in purifier – as well as surprises like a subscription to Nomadik, a monthly subscription service that will send gifts to your outdoorsman. These gifts will make his adventures that much better.

Holiday gift guide for outdoorsmen

  1. e Nomadik Subscription Box $33
  2. LayBag Inflatable Air Lounge Sofa $79
  3. Invisaband $25
  4. Cotopaxi Chumpi Travel Duffel $120
  5. GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle $60

The Tech Savvy

Technology is constantly changing, which means there are always new gadgets out on the market, making 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 Amazon Echo Show and a floating Bluetooth speaker, as well as some practical gifts, like a set of cord tacos (yes, that’s a real thing), to keep the tech savvy guy in your life updated and stylish.

Holiday gift guide for the tech savvy


  1. Neiman Marcus Floating Bluetooth Speaker $100
  2. Native Union iPhone Case $50
  3. Amazon Echo Show $230
  4. Moto 360 Smart Watch $159
  5. Cord Tacos $29

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 want something particularly lavish, you could buy him a custom-made suit (literally – they’ll make it to fit his specific measurements) from Exotic Bespoke. If custom-made clothing 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.

Holiday gift guide for the style icon

  1. A Custom-Made Suit from Exotic Bespoke $399
  2. Three-Month Subcription to BirchboxMan $30
  3. Personalized Gold Cuff Links $40
  4. Replica “By the Fireplace” Fragrance $126
  5. Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner Brush and Solution $16

The Bartender

Does the fella on your list like to show off his at-home bartending skills? Or maybe he just likes to kick one back after a stressful day? These gifts are perfect for him. If he’s adventurous, get him the homemade gin kit or the scotch-infused toothpicks. For something a little more practical, go with the magnetic bottle opener he can put on his fridge.

Holiday gift guide for the bartender

  1. Magnetic Bottle Opener $39
  2. Homemade Gin Kit $48
  3. Scotch-Infused Toothpicks $36
  4. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge $18
  5. Glass Bottles with Wood Stoppers $29-$39

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 high-tech fitness tracker, like the Fitbit Alta HR, to something a little simpler, like a hydro flask he can take from the gym to the grocery store, these fitness gifts are sure to please any athlete.

Holiday gift guide for the athlete

  1. Nike Sport Backpack $85
  2. Hydro Flask $36
  3. Fitbit Alta HR $149
  4. BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones $109
  5. UA Protect Arsenal Case for iPhone 8/7 $40

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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