Christmas is a time to disconnect from work, catch up with family, sleep in, watch the season’s most anticipated movies and Netflix’s newest offerings (can you say, Maniac!), (over)eat good food and, yes, sleep it off. It’s also a great opportunity to hit the slopes or get out of town, if you can manage it. But despite these seemingly ideal conditions, the holidays are not all reindeer and fruitcake — the stress of holiday season gift shopping can take a serious toll. Never fear though, whether you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for men or need unique Christmas gift ideas, we’re here to help.
Even if you try to avoid last-minute gift shopping, the holidays always seem to bring out the worst in shoppers. People get competitive, impatient and it’s really no surprise when you consider the overall ambiance of the gifting season: dizzying lights, warbling choral music on repeat, fake Santas and bratty kids, packed parking lots and the pressure to please everyone — and then some. Hardly what you’d expect from a time touted as being reserved for charitable acts and peace on earth (OK, maybe that’s a little over the top).
But there is another way to win Christmas this year, if you’re open to ditching the frenzy and leaving the car at home. Shopping online can be your quick fix to getting all your shopping done with a little time leftover for pouring yourself a little rum and eggnog by the fire. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up this list of the perfect Christmas gift ideas for your husband, boyfriend, father, boss, brother, and more. All of which you can peruse and purchase from the comfort of your couch.From the latest tech gadgets to grooming essentials and drink accessories there’s something for every man on your list in this selection of gifts. Get ready to rule the gifting game this holiday season.
They say clothes make the man, but we’d argue that the power lies in the watch. Especially when said watch is a Vincero. From classic Italian leather banded timepieces to sleek, stainless steel chronographs there is a design fit for every man’s sense of style. Whether he’s a watch aficionado or new to the game, this gift is sure to be put to good use.
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The great thing about Bespoke Post is that you can offer him either a subscription or a gift card, so that he can pick exactly what he wants. Bespoke Post is a New York-based service that curates monthly theme-oriented boxes full of unique gifts collected from around the States and the world. Each box is geared to fine-tune an aspect of his lifestyle, which means this is not only a fun gift, but a useful one too.
Find out more at BespokePost.com
The Norlan Black Whiskey Glasses – Limited Edition
Ideal for the Scotch fan on your list, this limited edition Norlan Glass whiskey glasses set offers a unique alternative to the typical drinking glass. The Norlan Glass set includes two matte black, hand-blown Borosilicate glasses that will actually make his whiskey taste better. This work of engineering magic was crafted to enhance the flavor and aroma of his drink of choice, thanks to the unique shape of its inner bowl.
$58.00 at Huckberry.com
Philips Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer
If he has a beard, chances are that he’ll need to trim at least once in while. This Philips Norelco beard trimmer will be his go-to when it comes to keeping his look clean and polished. This handy model includes 20 built-in length settings and a vacuum feature — so the counters will remain as clean as his shave. Ideal stocking stuffer for him material.
$54.95 at Walmart.com
Holy Stone Drone
This small but mighty drone should not be dismissed as cute. Not only is it fun and easy to fly, he’ll actually be able to capture video thanks to the built-in VR capabilities, HD camera and Wi-Fi function. Great for drone beginners and flying experts alike, the 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity makes it easy to fly stable. Whether young or older, a drone is sure to evoke his inner kid on Christmas morning.
$119.95 at Amazon.com
It’s about time you’ve met MeUndies. This L.A. based company offers softer-than-soft underwear that comes in a variety of colors, designs and styles. Whether your man prefers an old-school boxer, a saucy trunk or the classic brief, it’s a breeze to pick the perfect pair and have them delivered straight to his door. P.S. If you’re looking for something a little festive don’t forget to check out MeUndies current plaid collection complete with onesies, lounge pants, socks, and undies — of course.
Find out more at MeUndies.com
Essential EDC Kit
A reliable everyday carry kit is essential in the modern man’s repertoire, but all too often kits wind up feeling aggressively heavy duty. I mean, who really needs a shank on their key ring? Luckily Huckberry kept real needs in mind when they curated this kit. From a lighter to a screw key (both Philips and flat head) to a woodchuck with fire steel, a wire saw, and a striker nameplate, it has all the go-to essentials. Hanging on a sturdy split key ring with a lightweight frame, it’s easy to tote around wherever the day takes him.
$35.98 at Huckberry.com
Ember Travel Mug
At first glance, $150 seems like a hefty price tag for a mug. But this mug is far more advanced than your run-of-the-mill travel mug. After downloading the app on his smartphone, he can plug in the desired temperature of his beverage in the app, and the mug will heat (or chill) his drink to the ideal temperature and keep it that way for hours. The app will also let him set and name different presets for different types of beverage. For the folks living in a colder climate (think New York City winters or Canadian cold fronts) the temperature control will keep coffee warm — even through a long commute.
Mizzen+Main Palmetto Navy Check Flannel
A button-up shirt is arguably the most versatile item in a man’s closet. While his white button-up looked fresh and crisp in the summer, his winter wardrobe requires something a little cozier. Enter the Mizzen+Main Palmetto Navy Check Flannel. With a style that feels at once rugged and contemporary, this shirt can take him from brunch to the boardroom without a hitch. Plus, thanks to super soft, moisture-wicking, two-way stretch fabric he will feel as good as he looks.
$145.00 at Mizzenandmain.com
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play – Kobe Bryant
We watch him sprint up the court, we wear his jersey. And finally, with Kobe Bryant’s new memoir, we can get inside the mind of the legendary “Black Mamba”. This lavish, analytical book takes a deep dive into how Bryant prepares for each game, including how he sizes up his opponents, how he gets through injuries, how he prepares each day both mentally and physically, and ultimately, how he has persevered and succeeded over his twenty-year career. For the true enthusiasts, beside each coffee table-worthy portrait is a breakdown of the play-by-play of his most historic court moments.
Carry On Cocktail Kit
Perfect for the guy heading home for the holidays — or the guy who’s second home is in the air, a Carry On Cocktail Kit includes everything he’ll need to make the perfect cocktail on a flight — available in flavors like hot toddy, Moscow mule, and even margarita.
$16.49 at Amazon.com
Apple AirPods Bluetooth Earbuds
Whether he’s tuning into an audiobook on the subway or lifting weights at the gym, there’s nothing more annoying than a dangling cord getting caught and tangled on everything within a foot radius. Enter the Apple AirPods. Sure, the price may seem a little steep at first, but when you factor in sound quality, durability, functionality and last, but not least, ease of use, these babies are worth every penny. Not only will the AirPods immediately connect to his Apple devices when removed from their charging case, but audio will automatically play when the buds are placed in his ears and pause when he takes them out.
$219.00 at Apple.com
If he’s constantly searching for his keys or wallet, he’ll get a kick out of the Tile. Easy to attach to just about any item, including his wallet or keys, the Tile works by tracking its own location through the included app. Not only is it durable enough to withstand whatever adventure his belongings take throughout the day, but the tracker functions within a 300 ft range, so he can recover his items from near and far.
$35.00 at TheTileApp.com
Harry’s The Winston Set
Quality, style and price reach a happy middle ground with Harry’s Winston Set. Equipped comes with a sleek five-blade ergonomically designed Winston razor handle, three German-engineered blade cartridges, a travel cover, and Harry’s stellar shave gel, this set will easily elevate his morning routine. Plus, if you’re looking for something extra special to take the gift to the next level, take advantage of Harry’s personalized engraving service and add a three character inscription to his razor.
$25.00 at Harrys.com
Allbirds Tree Runners
The functionality of a sneaker, but with the comfort of a slipper? Say no more. Allbirds’ best-selling sneaker is cozy enough to go sock-free, and surprisingly, all-weather-proof! On the inside, you have an uber-comfy insole that forms to your foot, and a lightweight sole that is completely machine washable. If that isn’t enticing enough, each sneaker is made of recyclable and renewable eucalyptus tree byproduct, making it environment-approved.
If the man on your list loves nothing more than a glass of vino at the end of a busy day, then Winc is the ideal gift idea. Winc pairs delicious wines with curated items that somehow make the wine taste even more delicious. Craft chocolates, hand-poured candles and wine accouterments arrive beautifully wrapped alongside limited edition vintages. Add a customized message for good measure and your giftee will be toasting you for holidays to come.
Find out more at Winc.com
Olivina Grooming Essentials Kit
Picking a grooming gift can be a feat — what if he doesn’t like the product? What if it doesn’t match his skin type? What if I only have the budget for only one full-sized product? With Olivina’s all-in-one-set, the all-natural brand packages up the best of their products in a try-em-all gift set that won’t shock a budget. Aluminum-free deodorant, 2-in-1 shave oil, all-in-one body wash, and a conditioning shave cream, all in Olivina’s best-selling bourbon cedar scent.
National Parks Gift Set
If your giftee is stuck in well, city slush, throughout the holiday season, bring the winter weather into their home with candles that exudes a snowscape. Each of these three different scents is inspired by three of Washington’s national parks. Olympic smells of woodsy red cedar and oakmoss, Rainier of pine needles with a hint of citrus, and North Cascades of season-appropriate peppermint and rosemary. The thoughtful candles are hand-poured in Washington with 100% vegan soy wax and perfume-quality oils.
Coach Zip Key Case
For the men on your list, keep them organized and looking great with the aid of a tasteful key case. The handy cross-grain leather compartment can store well, your keys, as well as two credit cards and whatever other small valuables that are prone to get lost in your pocket thanks to a sturdy zip closure.
Got a gamer on your list? Give him a taste of nostalgia with the Nintendo Switch. Designed with the portable gamer in mind, the Switch can seamlessly transition from TV-connected at-home play to hand-held on the go gaming. Whether he wants to play with the kids, with his buddies or solo, the selection of 1,000+ games is sure to keep him entertained.