Looking for the perfect gift for your special guy? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve chatted up our most trustworthy co-workers, friends, boyfriends, husbands, trainers, butchers and UPS delivery guys to get the scoop on what gifts guys really want to find under the tree this holiday season. Check out our list below for the best gifts for guys.
Keep them stylish and comfortable in Merino Wool. This fabric is a favorite of both men and women because it’s breathable, water resistant and will keep you warm or cool depending on your body’s temperature. Add some color and pattern to his wardrobe with the Lucas Slim-Fit Striped 100% Merino Wool T-Shirt by Orlebar Brown. The Italian Merino Wool Crewneck Sweater from J. Crew can easily dress up denim, while the Basecamp Merino-Blend Pocket Tee works for casual weekends.
Give a gift that gives back to you. Let him show off his new kitchen tools by cooking you a few meals. Lodge makes solid cast iron skillets that come in different shapes and sizes. Pair one with the Lodge Cast Iron Nation Cookbook and the Cuisinart Triple Rivet 15-Piece Cutlery Block Set that will last for years.
If your guy spends his mornings taking the train or biking to work, give him some clever items that will make him look forward to his commute. A Pocket Bike Pump from CB2 will keep him moving despite flats and the Herschel Supply Co. Dawson Backpack will keep his laptop safe during the ride. The Bose Soundlink Around-Ear Bluetooth Headphones will block out any noise on the train so he can catch up on his favorite podcasts.
Help him take care of that pretty face with a grooming tool or product. The Men’s Starter Kit from Kiehl’s will introduce him to a few new skincare favorites with a body scrub soap, shave cream, hand salve, energizing moisture treatment and face wash. The Norelco OneBlade Electric Trimmer is a fan favorite for quickly trimming, edging or shaving any length of hair, whether he has a beard or prefers a clean shave. If he does sport a beard, treat him to the nourishing Cedar + Bergamot Beard Tonic by Herbivore.
If your man likes to entertain, barware is the way to go. He’ll be thinking of you every time he pours a glass. Gift him a City Map Glass from his favorite city or hometown. The Barbell Barware Set designed by Jonathan Adler will add modern glam to his bar cart or sideboard. The Southern-inspired Mason Shaker Barware Set comes with a 4-piece Mason jar cocktail shaker, jigger, muddler and 30 cocktail recipes.
We saved the best for last. Trust us, if you gift Sonos, your man will be thanking you well into 2018. Sonos gives you hands-free control of your music, movies and more. You can play different songs in different rooms of your house at the same time or sync them to play the same tunes throughout the house. Don’t feel like you have to buy the whole set up though. Start with the Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speaker that provides rich sound to a kitchen, bathroom or bookcase. It also connects with Amazon Alexa over Wi-Fi. The Sonos Playbar Speaker will bring movies to life and the Sonos Play:3 Speaker will add style (and more sound) to the rest of the house.
Melody Lowe is the Director of Content & Strategy for Blender Networks, Inc. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s rearranging her bookcase at home in Culver City, CA, getting her fix of breakfast tacos and Topo Chicos in her hometown of Austin, TX with her fiancé and rescue dog or managing her own blog, Mustache Melrose.