Finding the best Christmas gifts for men can be challenging. You may have gotten lucky in the past with meaningful anniversary, birthday and Father’s Day gifts but getting it right year after year is a daunting task. Now that the holidays are approaching, there’s a solid chance you’re on the hunt for the year’s best gifts for men. So, what exactly do you give the man in your life (boyfriend, husband, father, or maybe even your boss) to show how much you appreciate him this holiday season? What exactly are the best Christmas gifts for men in 2021?
Fortunately for you, SPY editors spend all year long hunting down the best gift ideas for men, including plenty of options for those impossible to shop for men. In the past year, we’ve made a list of the best gadgets, grooming products, fashion essentials and more goodies. We also recently awarded the best men’s products of the year in The 2021 Man, our annual awards, to ensure you’re gifting the best items money can buy.
If he’s an undercover geek who loves gizmos, smart home devices could be just the ticket. He might be a spirits connoisseur whose bar could benefit from some fancy tequilas or glassware upgrades. He may be the simple type that values practical EDC accessories like Bluetooth trackers or noise-canceling headphones. Something else to consider is a stylish new travel bag perfect for business trips and weekend getaways. There are plenty of great Christmas gift ideas for men to look over, and we’ve got them all here.
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what he loves. And if you’re still not sure, check out our list of must-have gifts for men to help narrow down your selections. These men’s Christmas gift ideas span across every major category and price point, including gadgets, booze, cooking appliances, fashion essentials and numerous other cool finds.
Read on to find the best Christmas gifts for men in 2021.
Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
It’s hard not to love Marshall for its timeless looks and tremendous sound quality. This brand-new Bluetooth speaker is a tiny yet powerful must-have that can sit right on your bookshelf without taking up too much space. It’s super easy to connect and great to bring on the go. Trust us, this will quickly become his newest prized possession.
Vintage Soft Hoodie
A super-soft, super-cozy hoodie is pretty much the perfect Christmas gift in 2021, but especially for any guys on your shopping list. Winter is the time of year when many men live in their favorite hoodies, and we think we’ve found his new favorite hoodie. We chose this popular hoodie as one of the best Christmas gifts from the Gap this year because it’s soft, comes in 20 different colors, and is the perfect price for a Christmas gift — even when it’s not on sale. Of course, thanks to early Black Friday deals, this hoodie is on sale. Use the code “TREAT” to save 40% on this and other items from the Gap.
Anker Wireless PowerWave Pad & Stand Chargers Bundle
Tired of having your smartphone charger “borrowed” by that special someone? Well, now you can spoil them with not one, but two wireless charging solutions to calm their low-battery anxiety. This two-in-one Anker bundle is one of those sweet under-the-radar deals you’d be a fool to pass up on, giving you the company’s popular wireless charging stand and pad for only $26.
Both are powerful enough to juice up your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone quickly without having either device tethered to a charging cable. They’re also portable, so he’ll be able to carry them to the office and back home with ease. For the tech-obsessed man in your life, this Anker charging pad is one of the best men’s gift ideas of the year.
Does your guy love to make sure everyone’s having a good time at the party? Is he the master of tailgates or weekend camping trips? Then he’s sure to love the Brumate Backtap cooler. This is the world’s first backpack cooler that can double as a keg, and it’s every bit as awesome as it sounds. After testing it for ourselves, we think it’s one of the year’s best gift ideas for guys.
Fitbit Charge 5
BEST FITNESS TRACKER
The just-released Fitbit Charge 5 is an excellent fitness gift to get him if he’s committed to bettering his overall health in 2021. Not to mention, it is way cheaper than your average Apple Watch. It’s simple to operate, delivers accurate biometric data (heart rate, calories burned, steps taken) and comes programmed with intelligible features to optimize workouts.
He can access mobile notifications directly on the device, control Spotify playback via touchscreen and use the heat maps option to keep tabs on when and where he’s burned the most energy, making it really the best smartwatch gift for men. It’s also one of the simplest and most affordable options that Fitbit has to offer. Plus, it has a 7-day battery life. How’s that for a spotter?
Champion Powerblend Fleece Crew
You can’t go wrong with gifting a classic crew from Champion. Kids will like it, adults will like it, even elders will like it. It’s a multi-age must-have for any guy who likes to stay cozy but look good at the same time. These powerblend fleece crews are ideal for winter and come in a multitude of colors depending on your giftee’s taste.
Harry’s Truman Razor Set
FOR A CLOSE SHAVE
For the second year in a row, we’ve named the Harry’s Truman Razor the best men’s razor in the world. This set comes with the shave club’s weighted handle, replacement blades, and Harry’s award-winning shaving gel. Best of all, you can actually buy this gift set via Amazon Prime, which makes it one of the year’s best gifts for men under $25.
WOVTE Bear Claw Black Telescopic Back Scratcher
A back scratcher? A back scratcher. As one of the most random gifts on this list that he’ll actually use, an extendable back scratcher will hit all those spots he can’t reach when you’re not there. It’s not too sharp or too dull, so it will combat any back itches without leaving any marks. Year after year this has been one of the top Christmas gifts for men simply because of how useful it is. So, while you’re at it, maybe pick one up for yourself, too.
Sleep cool even on the hottest nights with Jambys. This is the best unisex loungewear option to rock at home in 2021 due to Jambys’ color range, size range and comfort level. Essentially think of these as boxers with pockets. They’re breathable like boxers, stretchy like boxers and soft like boxers, but you can actually wear them around other people.
Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet
BEST LEATHER WALLET
Leather wallets are one of the most handsome gifts to give men no matter the occasion. With that said, we absolutely suggest you replace whatever he’s using currently with this gorgeous leather Hide & Seek wallet from Bellroy. It’s got a number of spaces where you can store credit cards and cash with a slew of colors to choose from. Not only that, but the wallet is RFID-blocking and is backed by a three-year warranty.
The Complete Calvin & Hobbes Box Set
Is there a man in your life who has a soft spot for the “Calvin and Hobbes” comics? Then his heart will be filled when you buy him the complete box set featuring every volume and panel of this beloved comic strip by Bill Watterson. This collection includes three gorgeous hardcover books.
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Calvin Klein Underwear
No matter the occasion, new underwear makes for one of the best gifts for men. Calvin Klein is a great choice for replenishing because they come in an affordable, comfortable three-pack that the majority of us will instantly recognize. Packs come in all black, all white and a variety pack.
YETI Rambler 10 oz Stackable Mug
A mug under the tree? Sounds like one of the best Christmas gift ideas one could think of. No matter how many mugs someone has, there’s always room for new mugs. We don’t make the rules, it’s just the way the world works. The YETI Rambler Stackable mug makes for one of the best Christmas gifts for men this year because it’s so versatile. Not only will it keep liquids hot as hell, but also bone-chilling cold. Perfect for coffee to ice cream to stews to iced teas.
Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Nick Offerman Edition
If your man loves whiskey, bourbon or scotch then this is one of the best selections you can stock his bar cart with. Lagavulin 11 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Offerman Edition is one of the best new scotches your favorite brown drink lover is sure to fall in love with. This Scotch is an American/Scottish hybrid that reimagines the way scotch is made.
It’s an 11-year single malt scotch from an Islay distillery known for producing peated whisky that is later finished for four months in Guinness barrels outside Baltimore. It’s made in part with actor Nick Offerman and makes for one of the most interesting sippers we’ve ever seen. Hands down, it’s one of the best gifts for men in 2021.
Bose TV Speaker
When it comes to a solid, great-working soundbar, you simply can’t do better than Bose. Don’t be so shocked. Although this soundbar is tiny, it has the ability to fill an entire room with sound by delivering high-end audio your ears will love. You can connect it wired or wireless, too.
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
BEST WEEKEND BAG
Most guys have an old reliable gym bag that never gets replaced, even though it’s one tear away from retirement. Upgrade him with a new duffle bag from Herschel. This duffle design is the perfect size for a quick weekend getaway and even features an internal pocket just for muddy shoes to protect the rest of the nice clothes you’ve bought him.
Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpants
We named these our favorite sweatpants in The 2021 Man, our end-of-year awards, for a reason — they’re comfortable, long-lasting and on-trend. Whether he’s staying home, going on a walk or even heading to work, the Ace Sweatpants are a stylish yet cozy way to spice up his wardrobe. They’re made with micro-sanded french terry and have a tailored fit so they will never look baggy when on. Each pair is complete with a soft finish so he’ll be comfortable no matter what the day brings.
Crosley Voyager Bluetooth Record Player
BEST RECORD PLAYER
For any dude beginning a vinyl record collection, starting with a Crosley Cruiser is simply a must. This one comes in at a great price point and even has the ability to connect to Bluetooth. The sound quality is quite old-timey in the way you want it to be and transforms even modern-day songs into a sort of relic before its time. Looking for records to gift, too? Good, check Urban Outfitter’s awesome record collection for a number of great options.
Buck Mason Cascade Down Expedition Vest
Using a recycled nylon shell made with a durable, water-resistant coating, this brand-new puffer vest from Buck Mason is an article of clothing to rave over. It’s got a vintage look to it that’s deeply timeless and masculine. The vest is filled with 650 fill-power and is packed to provide a roomier chest and sleeve with a slimmed-down waist. To help your giftee keep warm this winter, it’s complete with hand-warming pockets, quilted channels and a flap/snap pockets throughout.
Our Place Always Pan
BEST FOR THE STOVETOP
Visually speaking, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Always Pan. But once you put it to the test, you’ll find it hard not to get down on one knee and propose to your piping hot pan of roasted veggies. The Always Pan is the pan that can do it all by working to replace eight different pieces of traditional cookware. You’ll replace your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest with this baby.
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro
As you all know (because it’s been everywhere), Apple recently released the newest edition to their line of iPhones: the iPhone 13. And, yeah, it’s already become one of the best Christmas gifts of the year. This smartphone comes in a few configurations, but our favorite of the bunch is the iPhone 13 Pro Max due to its screen size and responsiveness. The brand-new camera is game-changing with an all-new cinematic mode and 12MP telephoto, wide and ultra-wide cameras.
Stojo 24 oz Box
BEST FOR LUNCH
Have your man pack his lunch in these deliciously colorful to-go bowls from Stojo. Choose his favorite color, because we know they have it, and help him pack any leftovers from the night before or a fresh meal for his big day back again. Each plastic bowl is pretty durable and collapsible for easy storage. Also, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe for effortless reheating and cleaning.
NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football
BEST FOR SPORT LOVERS
This book was one of the top gifts for men among SPY readers in 2020, and we couldn’t resist naming it one of the top gifts for men this year, too. NFL 100 is a football memorabilia book that celebrates a century of the National Football League’s greatest moments in 286 pages. With insightful player profiles, historical stats from every decade, and stunning portrait photography, the book has more than enough content to hold over the big guy until the season ends.
Crocs Classic Clog
One of the best Christmas gifts for men? Crocs. Who would have thought that the world’s ugliest shoe would be one of the most popular brands of 2021? Definitely not us. Nonetheless, Crocs are some of the most comfortable, breathable and lightweight shoes your favorite guy will ever own. They come in almost every color under the sun and are available for purchase in a number of different styles.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
BEST FOR COZY MEN
Year after year, bathrobes are some of the most popular gift ideas for men and women alike. After all, the king of the house deserves a warm, comfy bathrobe. Our favorite bathrobe of all time? The Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe. This unisex robe is perfect for chilly mornings around the house or relaxing moments after the shower. It’s made with 100% Turkish cotton, too, so you already know this is going to be his go-to. His reaction when seeing this on the bathroom door after a strenuous workday will be that of a grateful husband.
Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag
BEST TOOL BAG
Does your man need a reliable tool bag to keep his equipment organized, stored, and easily portable? Enter the Carhart Legacy. This carrier bag has the brand’s signature aesthetics and logo patch, but it also has durable materials and lots of room, including a zippered main compartment, 17 exterior pockets and 10 interior pockets. It’s nearly indestructible with an abrasion-resistant base, sturdy haul handles, and triple needle-stitch construction.
It won’t transform the man of the house into Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, but it should encourage him to start those pet projects he promised years ago.
Hulu, Disney+ andESPN+ Subscription
Movies, shows and sports. Does it get any better than that? The Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ bundle covers all the TV bases. For just $7.99 a month (or $79.99 for the year), your man will get all of the TV he wants to watch. Plus, if you live with him, it’s a gift for you too. With thousands upon thousands of content available for streaming, this really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Review: Is Disney+ Worth the Price Tag?
Fresh Clean Tees Best Sellers 5-Pack
Just like underwear, your man can always use a pack of fresh, clean tees. Thankfully, there’s a brand specifically geared toward providing folks with the freshest, cleanest tees on the market. Who, you ask? Well, Fresh Clean Tees. This 5-pack is soft as hell and as good-looking as it gets. We’re always on the search for the best men’s t-shirts, and this year we absolutely fell in love with this brand’s soft and long-lasting tees.
Ring Video Doorbell
BEST SECURITY CAMERA
So, he still doesn’t have a security camera at his front door? What is this? 2008? At this point, everyone should have some sort of security at their front door in case of intruders, stolen items or just to see when the in-laws are dropping by. The Ring Video Doorbell is an affordable option that makes one of the best gifts for men this year. It sits right at the front door and can alert users on their smartphone or Alexa device who is at the door whenever someone is. He’s about to become the nosiest neighbor in the neighborhood.
Keurig K-Supreme Coffee Maker
BEST COFFEE MAKER
Can’t get him up without a cup of joe? Have him take the new Keurig K-Supreme Coffee Maker for a whirl. This single-cup coffee maker will get him a piping hot cup in just a few short minutes. It uses multistream technology which provides more flavor and scent than other coffee machines he might be used to. Have him customize each cup to his liking and lose minimal counter space when doing so. Talk about a stellar Christmas gift idea.
UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Parka
It’s getting colder out there, so get ready to bundle up. This puffy down parka is everything your man needs and more to stay warm chillier temps. It’s lightweight, packable and comes in a variety of colors depending on his favorite. It’s durable and water-repellent, making this an excellent choice to wear in wet weather, too.
Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
Fragrances have always been a gifting staple, especially between partners. If your man is still struggling to find his next signature scent, pause his Scentbird subscription and give him one of the best fragrances of 2021. Le Labo’s Santal 33 is the perfect unisex fragrance to snag your man due to its forward yet tame scent that will have heads turning. It’s got top notes of violet accord and cardamom, middle notes of iris and ambrox and a base of cedarwood, leather and sandalwood.
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit (4-Tools)
We know that your guy might prefer to pick out his own tools, but this set is too good to pass up. DEWALT is synonymous with high quality craftsmanship, and this 4-tool set comes with a cordless drill/driver, circular saw, LED work light and reciprocating saw for all manner of DIY jobs. Amazon customers have given this toolset a near-perfect rating, and it’s on sale as part of Amazon’s early Black Friday deals.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Starting a new hobby is never a bad idea, so help him discover a love for photography with this easy instant camera from Fujifilm. The best instant camera everyone needs to know about is this bad boy: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. It comes in a ton of cool colors and develops photos in a matter of minutes, making this not only one of the best Christmas gifts for men, but for a lot of people on your list this year.
The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
BEST FOR HISTORY BUFFS
For the kind of guy that loves a good historical read, this New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice is absolutely one to consider putting under the tree this year. This book ties together a number of unlikely individuals consisting of a Dutch genius with a homemade computer, a number of brothers from central Alabama, a psycho from across the pond and a few pyromaniacal chemists from Harvard to examine an intense moral challenge from American history. The book is a surefire hit for your history lover.
BEST MASSAGE GUN
If you’re an avid ready of SPY, there’s a solid chance you know about Theragun at this point. Theragun is the massage gun of all massage guns, but we’re not going to lie, they get pretty pricey. Their top-rated, best massage gun comes in at a staggering $600, which isn’t your average Christmas gift. Instead, we suggest snagging their more affordable option — Theragun Prime. At half the price, this massage gun is definitely more affordable and will feel excellent gliding over his sore muscles. Hey, maybe he will even let you use it a couple of times, so it’s a win-win.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane
If your man isn’t moisturizing his face in 2021, we’ve got some serious concerns. It’s time for him to start taking his skin seriously, so snag this moisturizer from one of the world’s best skincare brands, Kiehl’s. Even if his skin is looking perfect and he promises there’s nothing he has to do, don’t let him fool you. He needs some moisturizer. This moisturizer was also a winner in The 2021 Man, our end-of-year product awards.
SPY AWARD WINNER
Nintendo Switch OLED Model
BEST FOR GAMERS
New gaming consoles often top men’s gift lists, but if your man doesn’t already have a Switch, then this is actually our top gaming console recommendation. Get a jump on this year’s most coveted gaming machine: the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. The newest Switch has a gorgeous 7-inch OLED screen that maximizes video quality when playing your favorite games. Unfortunately, this in-demand console is a bit tricky to find, but you can always check out our guide on where to find a Nintendo Switch OLED online.
Kilne Essential Knife Set
BEST KITCHEN KNIFE
Every dude needs a knife set in the kitchen, and what better than one that takes up no counter space whatsoever? This knife set from Kilne uses sharp-as-hell blades made from high-grade chromium German steel that keep sharp mover consistent use. Handles are crafted for a grip unlike any other. Knives also come with an acacia wall-mounted magnetic strip for easy storing and good-looking decoration value.
L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
BEST COZY SLIPPERS
Slippers don’t come any cozier than the L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins. Slipping them on feels like running your toes through an expensive shearling rug, keeping his feet warm and relaxed when roaming around your castle. Color options include black, brown, chocolate, graphite and kelp. Think about it, who doesn’t love a cozy slipper? No one, so this slipper is seriously a great gift for men. We love it so much, we even named it our favorite slipper of 2020 in the SPY Man Awards.
Is he getting bored of his everyday cup of Folgers? Then spice up his morning brew with Trade Coffee. Trade is a personalized coffee subscription that saves you money and supports small roasters at the same time. All you have to do is take a small quiz answering a number of coffee-related questions and he will get bags personalized for him. It’s easily one of the best gifts for coffee lovers this year!
Bevel Beard Gang Bundle
BEST FOR BEARDS
Beards are everywhere in 2021, so it’s no surprise that some of the best gifts for men are grooming supplies like this beard bundle from SPY-favorite Bevel. If your bearded boy hasn’t had the chance to try any beard-related products out yet, now’s the best time to influence him. This set includes a conditioner, pomade and beard oil specifically made for the burly type who wants to keep his beard looking full, happy and healthy at all times. A little bit goes a long, long way — even if your guy’s rocking a beard that reaches his chest.
Fire TV Stick Lite
BEST FOR HIS TV
Is he still paying for cable? In… 2021? Why? What’s the point when we live in a world that makes streaming movies and television through the Fire TV Stick Lite completely effortless? He can watch and listen to just about anything he could ever want with the Amazon Fire Stick. Live TV, streaming platforms like Netflix, Paramount Plus and HBO Max, even services such as YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. For just $30, this no-brainer has been one of the top Christmas gifts for men year after year after year.
Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station
Jackery is the portable generator of all portable generators. It’s got tons of power and numerous ports for all charging and power-needing purposes. While there are some super expensive stations offered by Jackery that offer lots of power, there are also units that come on the more affordable side like the Explorer 240. This station is the perfect unit for bringing on camping trips because it can charge phones and laptops as well as power lights, fans and even cooking supplies.
eufy by Anker Robot Vacuum
Gifting a vacuum seems like a funny idea if we’re talking about 15 years ago, but it’s 2021, people. Vacuums have changed a ton since then. Everyone wants a robot vacuum that will do that tireless, annoying job for them, so snag the eufy by Anker for your favorite man to help him clean the house better. It’s one of the cheaper versions of this device and can clean carpets, wood floors and more. Hey, it might even be a gift for you in the long run.
BEST FOR DUDES THAT LOVE WINE
Got a wine lover on your hands? If he’s likely already anticipating a bottle or two of his go-to under the tree this year, surprise him with wine he’s not already expecting. Usual Wines has a number of single-glass bottles available in a range of classic wine flavors that are perfect for gifting. Each bottle looks like a little test tube and the wine is truly delicious. They even occasionally have seasonal specials and limited-time offers you can’t miss out on. We love Usual so much, we even wrote an entire piece detailing our experience with them which you can check out here.
BEST SCALP MASSAGER
If you’ve ever had the chance to get your scalp massaged by one of these bad boys, you’ll know damn well that this is the gift to give. It’s tremendously inexpensive yet still has the ability to bring you full-body chills due to how well it works. Since it comes with two, you should absolutely keep the other for yourself.
Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbell
BEST FOR FITNESS AT HOME
Help your man work out from home with this adjustable dumbbell set that will allow him to get in a good pump right in his living room. Instead of having numerous weights all over the house, this combines 15 different sets into one to make his life easier. Clutter? Never met her.
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife
Every guy needs a multitool that does it all. Though some are super expensive, the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife is priced accordingly for what it is and makes an excellent gift for men this year. It’s compact and ready for whatever the world throws at him. Aside from, like, a zombie apocalypse.
Nike Challenger OG
BEST SNEAKER GIFT
The Nike Challenger OG combines form, fashion, and function better than any other pair of running sneakers out there. These lightweight runners offer the right amount of support and breathability to keep you going throughout your day. Its clean design gives these sneakers a bit of monotone panache, so he’ll look stylish sporting these on outdoor runs or rooftop gatherings. Oh, and it’s also one of Nike’s highest-rated sneaks.
Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket
FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Rumpl’s cozy, insulated blankets have become a mainstay for adventurous outdoorsmen. Each blanket is designed from some of the industry’s most versatile materials, providing great comfort, warmth, and durability at a relatively low price. The fact that it’s so light and portable also makes it ideal for camping in the wilderness or the backyard. Choose from several colors and sizes.
Zulay Milk Frother
FOR HIS MORNING CUP
Whole? Skim? Almond? Soy? Oat? Macadamia? Whatever milk he’s pouring in his coffee in 2021, it’s time to amplify that morning cup of joe with a milk frother. In just seconds, he can use this frother from Zulay to create the creamiest froth the world has ever seen. Who needs Starbucks?
Brome Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
BEST FOR BIRD LOVERS
If you have a guy in your life that keeps a pair of binoculars by the window so he can look at the birds whenever he passes by, you have to get him a bird feeder for the holidays this year. This squirrel-proof bird feeder prioritizes our winged friends by closing the doors to food access once it detects too much weight. Because most birds are lighter than squirrels, birds will have no problem catching a quick snack so he can catch a few photos with his phone.
JUDY Mover Max
BEST SURVIVAL KIT
Given the past year, you really never know. If your guy enjoys a hike every once in a blue moon, make sure he packs this survival kit into his backpack. The kit is filled with anything needed during an emergency, including items for warmth, safety and first-aid. Not to mention, there are also a ton of tools as well as food and water. Because it’s both lightweight and durable, it won’t add any extra weight to what he’s carrying or make a mess on his trek. Honestly, maybe you should snag a second to keep in the trunk of his car — just in case.
We love this product so much, we even named this as our favorite emergency bag for two years running in our end-of-year awards.
SPY AWARD WINNER
Timex + Todd Snyder MK1 Bootcamp 40MM
Todd Snyder has become the standard for stylish men’s pieces ranging from clothes to accessories. That said, no SPY gift guide featuring the best gifts for men would be complete without something from the incredible Todd Snyder x Timex collection. We guarantee your beau will be thrilled to sport this handsome military-esque watch around his wrist. This is a collaboration with Timex that we’re simply obsessed with, so we know your man will be too.
50. Eir Muscle Rub
Got yourself a guy who constantly needs a little bit of relief to his muscles? Don’t worry, Eir muscle rub is here to help. It’s an excellent pre and post-workout rub that relieves any issues your muscles might give you when you strain them from hikes, lifts and other adventures. It’s weightless, non-greasy and uses some natural oils to get the job done.
Kabob Grilling Baskets
BEST FOR GRILL GEEKS
For any dude that can’t get himself off the grill, one of the top Christmas gifts for men are these kabob grilling baskets. It’s time to ditch point, uncomfortable and charred skewers for woodless kabobs the whole family will love. Have him throw in his favorite meat or seafood alongside onions and peppers for the perfect ready-to-grill treat he’ll obsess over.
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Thursday Boots Captain Boots
Every guy needs a pair of good-looking boots in their repertoire and we know first hand there is no better option than Thursday Boots. There are a number of handsome, affordable (for what they are) styles your man can rock when the weather calls for it. Most styles come in a slew of neutral leathers so he can plan his outfit accordingly.
SPY AWARD WINNER
Hammacher Schlemmer Ergonomic Head Shaver
BEST HEAD SHAVER
Is he losing his hair? Give him the motivation he needs and help him buzz the rest of his hair right off. The Hammacher Schlemmer Ergonomic Head Shaver is the best bald head shaver we have ever come to know. It’s been a reader favorite for quite some time now and has raving reviews all over the Hammacher Schlemmer website. Keep his head clean and pristine no matter the occasion!
LapGear Home Office Lap Desk
BEST FOR WORKING FROM HOME
It seems that the further along we’ve gotten into this “temporary” work-from-home world, it’s seeming a lot more permanent. Sure, lots of us are back in the office whether it’s full-time or just a couple of times a week, but working from home has become the norm for plenty of folks across the world. If this is the case with your giftee, snag them this lap desk for those times they get a little sick of their WFH desk.
ALBATROSS 6-in-1 Survival Pocket Knife
BEST SURVIVAL KNIFE
No gift guide for men is complete without a good-looking survival knife. You know, for when he needs to survive in situations he wasn’t anticipating, like when he has to do tragically important survival-like things like cut fishing line or something. You know, manly stuff. It’s even got an LED light!
If your giftee is an owner of a Google Home or Amazon Echo, he needs a smart plug. In this case, he needs four smart plugs. All of these smart plugs have the ability to turn multiple things in his home into smart objects by telling the device to turn things on or off. For example, if he has a lamp he wants to turn into a smart object, all he has to do is plug it into one of these smart plugs then into the wall, set it up and bam. He can say “Alexa, turn on my light” and the lamp will go on. It’s that simple.
Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
FOR GUYS WHO LOVE TO CUDDLE
Weighted blankets were one of the past year’s top gift ideas for men no matter the time of year. Getting under a gravity blanket is like going to therapy if therapy had the ability to snuggle and calm your entire body. Unlike other weighted blankets, the Bearaby Cotton Napper is built to be a more breathable alternative to the otherwise really claustrophobic choices on the internet. It’s made with heavy organic cotton instead of a filling, so you’ll never have to fear this thing busting open and spraying filling or beads all over your bed.
COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8 Quart
BEST AIR FRYER
If your guy is a nerd for kitchen gadgets, then an air fryer is one of the best gift ideas for men. COSORI sells an outstanding air fryer great for all kitchen sizes and crisping up some of his favorite meals minus the added fat. It achieves the same crispy fried finish you want with a ton less oil than traditional fryers and has a sleek, compact design that won’t take up too much room on your kitchen counter. The touchscreen controls both the temperature and timer and the whole machine is dishwasher safe so you won’t have to worry about it breaking whilst he tries to clean it.
Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds
He’s still using wired earbuds? What year is it, 2009? Change the way he listens to music with these earbuds from Sony with industry-leading noise-canceling technology. They can go a whole eight hours with noise-canceling power and are water-resistant, making them perfect for sweaty moments at the gym. Plus, no wires! In our testing, the new Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds exceeded our expectations in every way.
Brümate Hopsulator Duo 2-in-1
BEST GIFT FOR BEER-LOVING MEN
No man enjoys warm, flat beer. Spare him the inconvenience of schlepping to the cooler for a and preserve whatever he’s drinking in this Hopsulator DUO. It’s triple-insulated and made of stainless steel to ensure the frost remains on his brew even with hours outside of the fridge. It comes in a variety of colors and textures, including this manly walnut print, and includes a splash-proof lid so he won’t spill trying to make the island shot in beer pong. It also has a Coors Light Gasket Adapter so he can use this same tumbler with all of his favorite brews.
Apple M1 MacBook Air Laptop
There’s no doubt about it, the Apple M1 MacBook Air Laptop is the best laptop money can buy right now. Designed with an M1 chip, this machine takes a giant leap in performance in a way no other laptop computer has done before. It’s got an 18-hour battery life, delivers performance 3.5 times faster than other MacBooks and even loads graphics 5 times faster for graphic-intensive apps and games. With 8GB of memory, this baby is going to last your dude years upon years.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
BEST WATER BOTTLE
The most considerate present you can gift this V-Day isn’t a monogrammed coffee mug. It’s a water bottle. You know damn well at this point that the Hydro Flask is one of the most iconic water bottles of our time. It keeps your water iced cold for, like, ever. Plus, it comes in a number of gorgeous colors, so snag him his favorite.
Rustic Town Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag
BEST DOPP KIT
Every true gent keeps his toiletries in a nice Dopp kit. To prevent your man from stockpiling his shaving essentials atop the bathroom sink, leave this grooming organizer on the countertop. We’ve included this buffalo leather goodie in here because it’s a handsome, high-quality storage option any dude will love. This toiletry kit is hand-crafted the old-fashioned way by artisans in India with old-world tanning techniques.
Cotton Blues Sea-Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake
BEST FOR DESSERT LOVERS
Know a dude that’s obsessed with a good dessert? Look no further than a full 10″ cheesecake from Cotton Blues. Yeah, we’re being for real. Although a cheesecake seems like kind of a weird gift to give, take one bite of this cheesecake and you’ll understand why it’s one of the best gifts of the year. It’s delicious. There are really no other words to properly describe it — it’s a Christmas gift idea that will have the entire table talking.
Casetify Custom iPhone Case
BEST PHONE CASE
Oh, so he got the new iPhone 13? Lucky dog. Time to get him a phone case that will protect his new toy and make it look cool. Casetify’s new line of iPhone 13 cases are fully customizable and protective when it comes to any drops or dings. There are so many textures, patterns, protective additives, pictures and effects to choose from when designing his perfect case that it’s almost overwhelming. You can even write his name on the case so he’ll never mistake his phone for someone else’s. Because, you know, sometimes he’s a little dumb.
Read More: The Best Cases for the iPhone 13
The Couples Bucket List – 100 Date Night Idea Cards
BEST GIFT FOR MEN IN RELATIONSHIPS
At some point, every couple gets into a creative funk and starts running short on date night ideas. Struggle no more, as the Couples Bucket List has some fantastic recommendations. Basically, it’s a curated box with suggestions that are broken down into themes (life, love, laughter) to inspire fun and eventful dates. Each box comes filled with 100 printed idea cards, along with three dividers to keep tabs on what’s been done, what you’re doing, and what you plan on doing with your significant other. How thoughtful.
Here at SPY, we love adult card games, and this one of our favorites for couples, as well as a perfect gift for men who can use some fresh date night ideas.
Warby Parker Bergen Sunglasses
He knows ’em, he loves ’em, heck, he’s even had ’em — until they slipped off his head when you guys were on his bud’s boat over the summer. Since then, he’s gone sunglasses-free. Now’s the time to get him the pair he misses so dearly with the classics that won’t go out of style, Warby Parker’s Bergen sunglasses. These glasses feature one of the most timeless designs we’ve ever seen and are perfect for wearing all year long.
DJROLL Ear Wax Removal
BEST CLEANING TOOL
Everybody is obsessed with ear wax removing tools as of late and it’s no surprise as to why. Haven’t you seen those videos on TikTok and YouTube. They’re way too satisfying. The DJROLL Ear Wax Removal is just what your man needs for at-home ear wax removal. Each device uses a safe light system and cleaning tool so he doesn’t misoperate in his ear. Plus, he can watch the entire thing right on his smartphone. How fun is that?
P.F. Candle Co. Golden Coast Candle
BEST SCENTED CANDLE
We’re big P.F. Candle Co. advocates here at SPY, and if you’ve ever had the chance to give one of these babies a whiff for yourself, you’ll 100% know why. These candles smell absolutely incredible. While all of their scents are truly out of this world, right now we’re obsessed with the Golden Coast scent. It’s got Big Sur energy and a warm smell to it that will make your man’s home feel like summer all the time. The best part? P.F. Candle Co. candles are way less money than a ton of their competitors, so while it makes a great gift for men, it’ll also be a great gift in terms of your wallet.
MaaMgic Men’s Swim Trunks
BEST SWIM TRUNKS
Beach season is sadly over, but there’s never a bad time to snag someone a pair of trendy swim trunks. Right now, Amazon has plenty of swimwear options on sale, but the MaaMgic Men’s Swim Trunks remain our favorite. They feature a pink takeover with pineapple prints that are sure to draw attention when heading into the hot tub.
But these trunks are more than just a fashion statement. They feature quick-drying fabric, total moveability and complete breathability, making them one of the best gifts for men you can buy in 2021. Plus, for just $20? That’s something we can get behind.
Husky Mobile Tool Chest and Workbench
This finely crafted workbench and tool chest is definitely an investment, but for DIY-inclined men, it’s pretty much the perfect gift idea (although you may need his help putting the box under the Christmas tree). Husky has designed the perfect tool chest. The chest itself is made from powder-coated steel, and the chest is topped by a wood workbench that can be used for all manner of DIY projects. Best of all, there’s a built-in powerstrip on the side of the bench, giving you easy access to power outlets and USB ports.
BEST FOR TRAVELERS
If he needs a ready-to-go carry-on for all his upcoming trips, look no further than Monos Carry-On. We’ve fallen in love with Monos recently due to their line of luggage essentially built for 2021. These carry-ons have an award-winning design that can fit in the overhead of just about any flight. Not only that, but the carry-ons are equipped with a TSA-approved locking system, vegan leather details, quiet wheels and a telescopic handle.
Screw It, You Can’t Go Wrong With a Gift Card
IF ALL ELSE FAILS
We know that it’s kind of a cop-out, but it’s always a great last-minute gift to consider. If none of these options peak your fancy in the slightest, consider getting your favorite guy a gift card for the holidays this year. Amazon has just about any kind of gift card under the sun, so whether he loves Amazon, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Bass Pro Shops, Lowe’s or anything else, Amazon probably has a gift card for it.
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