‘Tis the season. The TV ads are getting insufferable, there’s tinsel everywhere, and with the Christmas period bearing down, a familiar complaint rears its head: “You’re so difficult to buy for, you’ve got everything.” You’d swear that Christmas gifts for men were about as hard to find as the lost Ark of the Covenant.
We’re here to tell you that it’s just not true. Even in the age of click-and-collect and same-day delivery, when most men just buy what they want, there are countless Christmas gift ideas that will plant you firmly on the good list. With that in mind, we’ve collated the finest festive gifts for him.
Best Overall Christmas Gift for Men: Amazon Echo Speaker and Alexa Assistant
A tiny speaker that does just about everything but make your morning coffee. The Echo speaker delivers premium sound, voice controlled entertainment and smart home compatibility. He couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift for him – but if he does, don’t worry we have more options.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Like to Take Notes: Gartner Studios Notebook
This felt journal is the perfect place to jot down any work notes, create a To-Do list, or even take a few minutes to “doodle” out any stress. With a built in pen holder, this Christmas gift for him will take him from the office to journaling in the park, and anywhere in between.
Tropicfeel is a safe haven for worried buyers, as we all know gearheads can be some of the most nerve-wracking people to buy for. However, anyone with a love for outdoor garments will appreciate the tech and versatility of the NS40 Jacket.
This jacket includes two different pieces – a mid-layer which acts like a quater-zip hoodie with a pouch and a vest that can be layered on top. For those that like to spend time in the fickle-weathered outdoors, they’ll appreciate the warmth and protection variations that come with this set (we all know how hard it is to dress for the morning just to be in completely different conditions in the afternoon).
Made with 100% polyester these layers are waterproof, windproof, and extremely lightweight so they won’t take up much space in your pack. Ideal for the traveler and adventurer alike.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Love the Sun: Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Let’s face it – your man’s sunnies are probably not as cool as they can be. Spice up his eyewear this Christmas so that he’s ready when the sun starts to really shine. An edgier take on the classic Ray-Bans aviators, the round metal frames in gold will suit just about all faces and wardrobes.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Have Everything: Sock It To Me Subscription
Socks are a go-to stocking stuffer for men, but one many continue to get wrong. Step into the fun world of socks with a subscription. For under $25 a month, you can pay for a sock subscription for one month or a whole year at a time. It’s a gift that keeps on giving – and one the guarantees you’ll never run out of clean socks.
Best Christmas Gift for the Men Who Work From Home: The Nue Co. Stress-Free Room Spray
Is the work-from-home lifestyle actually leading to more stress? The Nue Co.’s signature room spray is formulated to lower stress levels with an intoxicating mix of calming notes like cardomom, palo santo, and cedarwood. With Q1 just around the corner, this Christmas gift for him working from home can’t come fast enough.
Best Funny Christmas Gift for Men: Boomer vs. Millennial Trivia Game
After the financial crush that is Christmas, booking a holiday may seem like a pipe-dream. Take a mental getaway with this funny gift, a card game that you can play with the family that finally distracts them from asking you why you don’t have a girlfriend yet. Plus, you can finally answer this looming question: are boomers better than millennials?
Best Alcoholic Christmas Gift for Men: Airsnigi Cocktail 16-Piece Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand
It makes little sense to spend more on the receptacle than the stuff that goes in it, which is the all-important booze. An affordable cocktail set is more than enough for the amateur barman, and with the change leftover from this example should allow you to buy a half-decent bottle of something strong; the perfect gift for him.
Best Unique Christmas Gift for Men: 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster
Grab the Christmas snacks and take a seat! With this move scratch-off post, no more wondering what to watch and spending more time on Netflix scrolling than watching something. A great gift for movie buffs and couch potatoes alike, you’ll never miss a cultural reference again. Also, this doubles as a conversation decoration; a sure hit at their next party.
Best Skincare Christmas Gift for Men: Danish Skin Care Kit
We know that skincare is not normally at the top of every man’s list, but it should be. And sometimes they need their Christmas gift to steer them in the right direction. The Skin Care Kit from Danish Skin Care comes with everything you need to fight acne, pimples and uneven skin using clinical data and science for the best results a.k.a beautiful skin.
Most Useful Christmas Gift for Men: Repel Compact Windproof Umbrella
Too many men take on the elements with a substandard umbrella, turned inside-out by a gust of wind as powerful as a five-year-old’s sneeze. Christmas is the perfect time for an upgrade. Not only is it a gift few men would think to purchase themselves, but it’ll also make for ideal battle armor in advance of the January gloom.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who are Discovering Self-Care: Honest Amish Beard Oil
Just like skin care, self care is not usually high on most men’s priority lists. Start them off small with something most men need, but don’t necessarily use: a beard oil. This classic beard oil from Honest Amish is full of nourishing ingredients made specifically for (you guessed it) beards, and enables the user a few minutes of “me time” to apply.
Nobody north of 18 should suffer a selection box. But sometimes you have no choice but to upgrade the worst Christmas consolation prize with a fun box of treats that’ll keep him half-full and satisfied. Also, with this mature candy selection, who wouldn’t be satisfied.
Best Quality Christmas Gift for Men: Closed Wool Scarf
A wool scarf is like a warm hug. A pure wool scarf is like a warm hug for the heart. This Christmas, give a gift that warms not only the body but the soul too. This Closed-brand Fisherman style scarf will be their most stylish winter accessory.
Most Creative Christmas Gift for Men: Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Whoever makes the sauce, grabs the naming rights. So, while you might end up with ‘Hot lips’, at least he might have fun playing ‘Ad Man’ for a day. Easy instructions to follow and a sense of pride that money can’t buy, this is a perfect gift for any heat chasing devil.
Best Fitness Christmas Gift for Men: Apple Watch
Is your man constantly in the gym? A gym bro? Or is he more of a sophisticated runner? Whatever type of fitness he enjoys, give him the best technology to help track his vitals at his wrist. The new series 8 Apple Watch monitors your blood oxygen levels as well as your ECG – everything you need to know.
Best Christmas Gift for the Photography pro: A Photography Coffee Table Book
If he loves photography and Wes Anderson (not a requirement), then this coffee table book is for him. A visual adventure authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself, this book of stunning photographs transport you to the “just-so” world of his films.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Always Drop their Phones:
Nudient Phone Case
New phone this Christmas? Keep your gift on the debt-free side and add the perfect hardworking accessory – a phone case. Simple colors and no noisy designs means this will pair with everything he own, keep his phone safe, and be a very valuable Christmas gift for him.
Best Comfy Christmas Gift for Men: CLDP Boxers Brief
No man undervalues his own crown jewels, so they deserve a home more akin to Buckingham Palace than Her Majesty’s prison service. A pair of premium boxer shorts is fit for a king, especially when crafted from soft, breathable cotton. A right royal treat.
Best Christmas Gift for Men With Refined Tastes: Hatozaki Blended Japanese Whisky
Whisky isn’t only for ruddy-cheeked old men swigging and spluttering … okay, so it kind of is. But at least there’s room for the younger (and cooler) to join the ranks thanks to hyped-up Japanese blends that are more silky-smooth hipster swag than grandad tipple.
Best Christmas Gift for Sneakerheads: Arigato x Sneaker
Lab Premium Cleaning Kit
Nobody will understand the quirks of a sneakerhead: that familiar beaded brow whenever box-fresh leather is threatened by a nearby puddle. Prevent any bouts of rain-induced PTSD with a shoe care kit – an essential gift for anyone with a bad habit for good shoes.
Best “Twist on a Classic” Christmas Gift for Men: Italian Silk Knit Tie
Getting a tie for Christmas is older than time itself – but when gifted with this Italian Silk Knit Tie from Todd Snyder, it will feel you got something fresh and new. Handmade in Italy, this tie is perfect for when you want to add a pop of texture to a classic suit and tie.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Like to Cook: Heritage Square Pizza and Bread Stone
Guaranteed to create a battle for the last piece, this pizza and bread stone adds something to home cooking that money can buy. Easy super crispy crusts and doughs can make any home kitchen chef feel like a three Michelin star chef – need we say more? Bon appetite.
Best Christmas Gift for the Men Behind the Lens: Fujifilm X100V
A bit pricier of a Christmas gift for him, but if he’s really serious about getting into the world of photography – without having to lug around all the equipment – then this is the camera for him.
This one might not fit into the stocking, but it will help with the Christmas stock. This beautiful cookbook is something nice to look and also a handy kitchen helper for those more oven-challenged. These international inspired recipies will also let anyone explore the mind-blowing deliciousness of food, even at a beginners level.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Want to Switch It Up: Jo Malone Cologne
A gift that keeps on giving, cologne is the perfect stocking stuffer for any man. Give the men in your life a whiff of something different with Jo Malone’s Jasmine Sambac & Marigold scent. The warm, fruity aroma will be absolutely thrilling.
Best Movie-Going Christmas Gift for Him: Home theater projector
This is truly a gift for everyone, but more so for that special man in your life who loves to watch movies, play games, and put on random powerpoint presentations. A home theater projector won’t be cheap, but think of the years of entertainment you will get out of it.
Best “Looking Ahead” Christmas Gift for Him: Stiksen Dad Cap
We know, we know – it’s beanie season. But that doesn’t mean your gift giving needs to be so cliche! Think ahead to the warmer months with the 100% organic dad caps from Swedish brand, Stiksen. The sleek design and comfortable fit will make any man (dad or not) happy.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Want A Little Bling: Molten Wave Ring
Rings are everyone’s best friend, and this Missoma design is no exception. More than just a pretty band, this golden stacking ring is defined by its single wave etched in recycled gold plated vermeil and sterling silver construction. And at this beautiful price point, what’s not to love.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Like to Snuggle: Brooklinen Waffle Robe
There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to take sleepwear seriously (do you really think Ryan Gosling hits the hay in a pizza-stained T-shirt?) Help him out with a nice men’s robe that’ll make reading the morning paper all the more enjoyable.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Are On the Go: The Art of Shaving Travel Shaving Kit
Those lucky enough to earn frequent flyer status shouldn’t neglect their skincare regime. A well-edited travel kit should be purpose-built for the rigors of city living, with all the products needed to combat smog and dehydration, whatever the continent.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Have Too Much to Carry:
A Day’s March Freeport Tote
The man bag is a tricky phenomenon: Too big, and it’s a weekend bag. Too small, and it’s definitely a handbag. And while backpacks are the go-to, they’re hardly that inventive – all of which makes a tote the perfect in-between, especially when it’s cut from a hardy material and in a simple color that’ll go with everything else in a man’s wardrobe.
Best “Not Your Granddad’s” Christmas Gift for Men: Duke + Dexter Slipper
Featuring a sneaker inspired sole, water-resistant panelling and a lining of pure shearling to keep your feet warm, these slippers are nothing like what Scrooge is rocking during his Christmas miracle. Update these home shoes for the man in your life.
Best Jet-Setting Christmas Gift for Men: NON Leather Toiletry Bag
Airport security sandwich bags are in no way worthy of a man’s toiletries. Instead, a leather dopp kit is a simple yet effective stowaway for all his grooming essentials, especially when built with multiple compartments to keep wet and dry items separate.
Best Closet Christmas Gift for Men: An Oxford Shirt
Many men fear color, though it needn’t be this way. By imbuing a wearable piece like an Oxford shirt with an enduring shade, there’s a guaranteed style win that’ll outlive any fleeting, ill-advised trend.
Best Master-Chef Inspired Christmas Gift for Men: Stainless Steel Knife
In a great line taken from Kill Bill: “You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least fry like a samurai”. Okay, so it was “die”. But presuming he’s more kitchen dojo than kung fu master, channel the Land Of The Rising Sun with a Japanese kitchen knife instead.
Best Christmas Gift for Men With Sagging Pants: A Sturdy Belt
Getting a belt feels like getting socks for Christmas; as a kid, you hated it. But now you love it. This simple yet sturdy belt from
Best Functional Christmas Gift for Men:
Mismo Card Slit
The advent of contactless payments means two things: brazen pint-buying come Friday, and little need for cold, hard cash. So, downsizing to a simple cardholder helps keep a man’s accessories game stripped back and stylish.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Are Fashion-Forward: Neem+ T-shirt
Neem+ London is on the forefront of recyclable and sustainable fashion, so this Christmas, gift your man with clothing that is not only super stylish and relevant, but will also do the world some good. This T-shirt is a carbon neutral product and is also made of ZQ Merino, which has odour repellent material that allows for more wears between washes.
Using beautiful organic cotton loopback fleece, this Isto Sweatshirt is made to last as a heavily used closet staple. Let the men in your life be cozy yet stylish with this tried-and-true Christmas gift for him.
Best Accessory Christmas Gift for Men: MVMT Chrono 45mm Watch
Somewhere along the line, the world of watches got really tricky to navigate; they don’t call them ‘complications’ for nothing. Take things back to basics with a minimalist timepiece that delivers on one thing: straight up style.
Most Stylish Christmas Gift for Men: Wellen Seawool Fisherman Sweater
Whether valedictorian or class clown, Ivy League threads are available to all. If the full sweater vest and tartan scarf look is just a little too out there, opt for a classic fisherman wool sweater instead. ‘A’ for effort and, better yet, an ‘A’ for style.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Love Literature: Kindle Paperwhite
Despite what modern society might say, reading is cool – especially when it’s on a slick E-Reader. With an insane battery life (up to six weeks) and the capacity to store thousands of books on something lighter than a paperback, every man can now boast a library in his own little apartment.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Never Buy Shoes:
Oliver Cabell Drivers
Although it started life as a shoe made for Norwegian farmers, the humble loafer and slightly more utilitarian driver has become a must-have footwear style – and with good reason. Simple details help nail that difficult smart-casual territory for any man.
Best Luxury Christmas Gift for Men: Dior Sauvage Cologne
Often labeled as one of the best men’s fragrances of all time, Dior’s Eau Sauvage is deserving of the praise. Long-lasting notes of citrus and wood are a classic combination designed to suit most tastes, while 200ml of the good stuff will keep him in stock for months, if not years, to come.
Best Winter Christmas Gift for Men: Give’r 4 Season Leather Gloves
There’s a reason people don’t wear flip-flops in winter. Aside from the fact they’d look like total tools, the cold weather is not kind on our extremities. The same goes for our hands, which makes a solid pair of gloves an absolute no-brainer.
Best DIY Christmas Gift for Men: Screen Printing Kit
The next time you think of an observation so witty it belongs on a T-shirt, make sure you have the tools to make it happen. Mess free with no need for electricity or heat, this is the perfect beginner kit to start your T-shirt or tote bag empire.
Best “Fancy” Christmas Gift for Men: Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven
This is fancy simply because its French – thats how it works right? A hard working and good-looking kitchen staple for the novice to expert at-home chef. Stove top and oven proof, the dutch oven is great for soups, breads, roasts, and just about anything else your personal chef can think of.
Best Minimalist Christmas Gift for Men: Uniform Standard Series 1 Sneakers
Nobody dislikes Stan Smiths. Nobody. And if there is an utterance of disappointment come Christmas Day, he’s frankly not deserving of top-shelf white leather minimalism that’ll pair with almost everything in his wardrobe.
Best Personal Grooming Christmas Gift for Men: Braun Electric Shaver
What’s worse than an unkempt beard? A badly-maintained one resplendent with scorched patches, uneven hairs, and unkempt stragglers. Granted, the model names usually sound like sports cars, but that’s because the electric shaver is the Aventador of the grooming world with a head that can flex in all different directions whether wet or dry, long or short.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Like to Party:
In this day and age, nobody can excuse tinny, crappy music at any type of party. Every man should aim to give guests a higher quality of sound, delivering crystal clear music that sets the mood or annoys the neighbours, however the user sees fit.
Best Christmas Gift for the Sophisticated Men: Smoked Cocktail Master Class + Smoking Cloche
Deliver an experience and a fun gift all in one. The master class, taught by mixologist extraordinaire Matt Levy, consists of one hour and two smoking cocktail recipes sure to turn your living room into the coolest bar in the neighborhood. With many times to choose from and a fun kit that comes with it, it’s a great gift for any prohibition-era enthusiast.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Need an Upgrade:
Asket Car Coat
No well-edited wardrobe is complete without an overcoat, but considering it’s an investment piece, it pays to get it right. Darker colors like black and navy skew smart, but neutrals such as camel and brown lend themselves to being dressed down with jeans and sweatshirts. Whichever you choose, opt for soft and insulating wool to beat low temperatures in high style.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Love Gaming: Nintendo Switch
Buy a console, lose a boyfriend/brother/husband – and depending on how you look at it, it’s no bad thing. The Nintendo Switch is the latest upgrade to the portable gaming family that 1) doesn’t look like a radiator from the Alien franchise, and 2) allows you to play from the couch to car. It was nice knowing you.
Smartest Christmas Gift for Men: Quip Smart Bundle
Unless you want to risk a mouth full of teeth that look like corn kernels, a state-of-the-art toothbrush is essential. Look for one that packs multiple functions (including smart technology to help you brush better) into a streamlined, easy-to-use design that wouldn’t look out of place in a man cave’s bathroom.
Best Christmas Gift for the Men with 50 Spotify playlists:
Bang & Olufsen Wireless Sport Earphones
Wireless headphones are the new MiniDisc. Except, they serve a purpose and people actually want them. This year, audiophile heavyweights, like
Best Quality Christmas Gift for Men:
Mismo Mega Tote
A good quality weekend bag is not to be sniffed at. Ideal for those in-between trips, where a backpack is too small and a suitcase too extreme, you’ll find yourself reaching for one more often than not. Take this
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Love Gadgets: Apple iPad Pro
Turns out all that glitters really is gold, especially when it’s a multi-functional iPad. This pocket rocket from Apple comes with full HD resolution, 11 hours of battery life and a 11 inch Liquid Retina touchscreen display that’s up there with the best. Try to take the shine off that.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Want to be Different: Graphic Denim Bomber Jacket
If he’s looking for a daring addition to his wardrobe, this is the perfect time to gift him with a funky blazer that will spark endless conversations. This fun denim bomber jacket comes from the minds at Scaglione and may be a pricey investment – but an investment that will reap great reward.
Best Christmas Gift for the Caffeine-Addict: Nitro Cold Brew Maker
It might be hard to break up with your local coffee shop but your wallet will be crying in relief when you do. Set up with everything you need to make a lip-smacking good cup of cold brew with this simple overnight brewer/dispenser. While it will most definitely be a savior in the warm summer months, this could also be a handy tool for those boozy espresso martini nights over the holidays.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who are Workaholics: CBD Gummies
Are the men you know always running around? Help them find some relief at the end of the day with some CBD gummies.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Love Seltzer: Soda water maker
Who doesn’t love seltzer/soda water? Exactly. Help the men you know save some money by gifting them with soda water whenever they want it, right at their fingertips. From just sipping on plain seltzer to using it in cocktails, the possibilities are within reach.
Best Christmas Gift For Men Who Need Support: Infinity Pillow
Finally – a multi-use pillow that actually works. Twist, wrap and bundle this versatile pillow to fit the needs of the space you’re in, from neck support on an airplane, support for your lower back while you work from home, and more. It even offers noise-cancelling effects!
Best Christmas Gift For Men Who Commute: Transit Backpack
This backpack is perfect for any situation. Traveling? It’s spacious enough to hold all your essentials. Commuting to work? The perfect amount of space for your laptop, lunch, and more. It’s also extremely stylish for the office, so make a great impression with an impressive backpack.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Keep Misplacing Things: Wireless Charging Station
Help him keep his life more organized (and well-charged) with this Courant wireless charging station. With space for all their small, yet important, things, this is the perfect bedside tray.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Love To Document: Mini Dash Cam
Perfect for keeping his car safe and taking travel/weather chasing documentary film takes? What a great Christmas gift for him. Also, since it’s so small, it won’t clutter his dashboard or interfere with his driving one bit.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Get Up Early: Smart Alarm Clock
This is definitely not your phone’s alarm clock. This sleek alarm clock features a two-phase alarm that mimics your body’s natural waking process so that you can wake up refreshed. It will also help you fall asleep at night – ensuring that you are getting the best sleep you can get so waking up isn’t hard.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Need Some Interior Design Help: Oppland Area Rug
The hand crafted rugs from Fells Andes are absolutely a must need for any household. Help the men in your life upgrade their homes by introducing them to the world of quality area rugs. Trust us, it will turn their bachelor pad into something they can be proud of.
Best Christmas Gift for Men Who Want to Cuddle: Big Blanket
He wants to cuddle under the blanket watching movies online but there’s one problem – his blankets are subpar. The Original Stretch Big Blanket is a best-selling 10′ x 10′ throw blanket that uses temperature regulating fabric so you don’t get too hot or cold. Perfect for all of the cuddling on the couch.
Best Boozy Christmas Gift for Men: Draft Pour Beer Dispenser
We all know a guy who LOVES beer. Help make his year with this perfect Christmas gift for him. Now he can give himself the perfect pour whenever he wants.
How To Choose The Best Christmas Gifts for Men
When it comes to choosing the best Christmas gift for him this year, you will have to look at a few things.
Who are you buying the gift for? Your boyfriend, best friend, husband, fiancée? Your father, brother, uncle, grandpa? The man who waters your plants when you’re on vacation? Depending on your relationship to the person, your gift will have to be appropriate.
While you can’t put a price tag on love (it’s the thought that counts right?), depending on what you want to give and your budget, you will have to make sure to look at prices before putting in your credit card details.
Likes and Dislikes
Finally, what does this man like and dislike? What do you know about them? What do they need in their lives? Where do they work? What do they do for fun? Once you have these answers, finding the perfect gift will be a no-brainer.
What is the best Christmas gift for a male friend?
The best Christmas gift for a male friend would be something that shows you know what they like, but isn’t reaching into the romantic or even familial landscape. Something unique, like a movie poster game, card game, beer dispenser, or even a how to make your own hot sauce, would be the perfect gift for a male friend.
What are the best Christmas gift ideas for men?
Some of our favorite picks from above include the Amazon Echo, the sock subscription, how to make your own hot sauce, the nitro cold brew kit, the