Every year I find that the guys in my life (even though I really only buy for 3!) are always the last to get crossed off the Christmas shopping list. Sure, they may float an occasional idea my way, but usually I’m pretty much on my own. Do any of you have a challenge finding unique gifts for men? I’ve been scouring the internet to come up with ideas and I’m pretty excited about the great gifts I’ve found for the fellas this year! Whether you’re shopping for a friend, dad, husband, brother or new boyfriend, this comprehensive list of gifts for men will have you covered!
Unique Gifts for Men on Your Shopping List
For the gamer and sports enthusiast
For his man cave, check out this awesome Dart board I found on Imgur. It is QUITE the DIY project and would require a life time supply of wine corks, but what a cool way to protect the surrounding wall area for the target challenged! 😉
For the #1 fan, get him tickets for him to see his favorite team on eBay or Ticketmaster.
The good seats to see his favorite team might exceed the shopping budget so these binoculars with Case($30.21) will help him to see all of the detail that he could miss from the nosebleeds (hey, it’s about the experience, not just where the seats are, right?!)
These padded bleacher seats ($36.39) will keep him comfy at the game.
Hand Warmers ($7.90) are a great invention for a cold football game, and they WORK! These make great stocking stuffers.
For the techie
I think guys look at headphones the way we look at shoes or handbags. These Ibeats headphones with control talk ($71.00) with hands free talking would be a great accessory for him to sport at the gym.
For as small as they make these speakers, these SHARKK® Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers Mini Portable Speaker ($26.99) puts out great sound!
We all get stuck with a dead phone now and then, this Poweradd Portable Dual USB Charger with Quick Charge ($19.99) will charge both his cell and another device such as a tablet or alternate cell simultaneously!
A 6′ iPhone lightning charging cable ($13.99) stretches far enough so that he can still play chess or make his fantasy football picks while his phone charges on the wall.
the gifts that keep on giving
Give him a digital magazine subscription from nextissue.com so that he can keep up on his favorite reads while on the go.
The Dollar Shave Club has 3 membership options, ranging from $1 – $9/monthly. Ryan says he saves at least $100 a year on razor blades since he joined. They sell gift cards that can be applied towards memberships.
For your special guy, the 12 Daytz of Christmas is like a date “subscription” for next year! So cute! You can find the printables on The Dating Divas, and you have a monthly date night planned out for every month in the New Year!
For the socially conscious, gift him a Conscious Box subscription. The monthly box contains environmentally and socially responsible products and food items which are all natural and healthy. Retail Me Not is currently running a couple of promos, the regular price the boxes range from $6.95 – $19.95/monthly.
A subscription to Birchbox Man is another great gift to get in the mail each month ($20/monthly, but if you buy a year subscription he will get 2 months free). The products in this monthly treat range anywhere from headphones to grooming products. You can gift a single box, or memberships in 3, 6 and 12 month increments. There are a variety of promo codes running for Birchbox on Retail Me Not.
Beer hipsters rejoice, enter the Craft Beer of the Month Club ($39/monthly). They have a couple promos going on right now through Retail Me Not, the best savings being $25 off for a 1 year subscription.
Ryan has a couple Page-A-Day calendars ($8.81 for this fun Amazing Mindbenders version) on his night stand and enjoys learning a new bit of trivia or reading an inspiring thought at the beginning of each day.
Give the Gift of Amazon Prime. This is a great gift for ANYONE! The yearly cost is $99, which gets you sooo much! I get the most bang for my prime buck through the music service and free 2 day shipping on all Amazon Prime purchases. Other benefits are unlimited photo storage in the Amazon cloud, tons of free Amazon Instant Video movies to watch free, and many many more perks and freebies. You could also give him a sample of the program, click here to get a special 30 day trial for only $3!
The gift of an experience
Sometimes the best gift you can give is one that creates a special memory. These gift options are meant to do just that.
How about the gift of travel? From most parts of the country, there are countless amazing options for a quick weekend get-away. A weekend in Chicago, at a charming bed & breakfast, or at a ski lodge make great trips.
Many cities offer Dinner cruises (I was shocked to discover they even have them in Columbus, considering we are not near any major body of water!) which are really fun! Maybe this could be one of the 12 Dates of Christmas?!
Whether they choose to admit it or not, men love to be pampered too!
Treat your hubby or boyfriend (and yourself while you’re at it!) to a relaxing Couples Massage. Its a rare moment for you to both be completely, and SIMULTANEOUSLY relaxed.
Has he ever been treated to an old school Barber shop style straight edge razor shave? Give him a gift certificate to enjoy one before a special event.
If he’s a thrill chaser, how about a Flight lesson? These pop up on Amazon Local, Groupon and Living Social all the time. It may involve a little bit of a trip to get there depending on where he lives, but how amazing to give the gift of a checkmark next to something on his bucket list!
For the Foodie & Drinkie
A yummy homemade spice rub will bring praise to the Grill Master for his grilling talents; this is like telling a girl she’s pretty! Make him this Magic BBQ rub from Stone Gable Blog.
No one likes the chore of cleaning the grill. The Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush ($19.98) makes easy work of this task, blasting off the cooked on mess with high power steam and metal bristles.
Another fun DIY, stock his bar with a bottle of one of these yummy flavors of Infused flavored vodka from My Baking Addiction.
Does he have aspirations of becoming a Master Brewer of beer? Get him 1 step closer to his dream with this super official looking Craft a Brew Beer Making Kit ($44.95) from Williams-Sonoma.
He will need something to pour his beer creations in to, so craft him his own set of DIY etched glass monogram beer glasses. Check out the step by step tutorial here from Thistlewood Farms.
What ideas do you have for gifts for the men in your life this year? I would love to add to this list for next year!
Good luck with your holiday shopping, I hope these ideas helped you to cross a few people off of your list! 🙂