Holiday Gifts for Him
This holiday season, give the main men in your life the gifts that matter. Picking out Christmas gifts for him can be difficult—unlike picking out Christmas gifts for her, you can’t just grab a patterned scarf, or pick out a pair of pretty earrings. When it comes to buying Christmas gifts for men, the more useful the find, the better. Men loves gadgets and tools, but you shouldn’t underestimate the power of comfortable socks or a quality shirt—as long as it makes his life easier, he will love it. These cool gifts for guys are unique, thoughtful, and bound to bring him joy. Whether you’re looking for a gift for dad, a gift for brother, a gift for your husband, or a gift for your boyfriend, these Christmas presents cover all the bases and are within all price ranges. Featuring everything from conversation-starting coffee table books for guys to practical cooking tools, this gift guide for him gives plenty of options for the best gifts for men. Handcrafted items, Bluetooth speakers, and so much more—you’re bound to find the perfect gift for your man.
Buckskin Leather Gloves
BUY IT: $89; nordstrom.com
Keep his hands warm with this thoughtful and slightly luxe gift.
Beer Chilling Coaster Set
BUY IT: $68; uncommongoods.com
Store these handmade New Hampshire granite coasters in the fridge or freezer to keep beers cold, tables unscratched, and everyone happy. Plus, they’re quite pretty.
A Southern Gentleman's Kitchen: Adventures in Cooking, Eating, and Living in the New South
Buy It: $22.12; amazon.com
From gumbo to greens, a 150-recipe cookbook is perfect for the bachelor looking to retire his take-out routine.
Tattersall Non-Iron Shirts
BUY IT: $55; thetiebar.com
The newest addition to Chicago-based brand The Tie Bar’s ever-growing clothing line, these affordable high-quality shirts are comfortable, 100% cotton, and the perfect staple clothing gift for any guy.
Beer Cap State Map
Buy It: $89.99; amazon.com
The modern fisherman has found a new first mate. This fishfinder connects with his smart phone to deliver information on fish depth, water temperature, and waterbed contour to 135 feet.
Radio Cruiser Turntable
Buy It: $64.99; bloomingdales.com
Whether it's Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, or Ray Charles you're spinning, this vintage-inspired turn table makes your vinyl look almost as good as it sounds.
Tote+Able Canvas Flask
Buy It: $16-24; amazon.com
We're not suggesting he drink on the go, but this canvas thermos is great for the guy who likes to carry his own supply. Holds 25 or 4 ounces.
The Open Road
Buy It: $43.85; amazon.com
For the person who is forever planning his next adventure, a 336-page photographic journey of American road trips that dates back to 1906.
Carry On Cocktail Kit
Buy It: $24; uncommongoods.com
Frequent flyers, rest assured: Dealing with delays will be much easier when you can mix your own cocktail. Kit includes ginger syrup, jigger, bar spoon, linen coaster, and recipe card.
My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Buy It: $18.99; amazon.com
An heirloom-worthy collection of essays from celebrated author and Southern Living Editor-at-Large Rick Bragg.
Broties Pocket Squares
BUY IT: $20; etsy.com
100% cotton, handmade in the Music City, and available in dozens of prints to suite any style. Add monogram for $5.
Stainless Steel Whiskey Flask
BUY IT: $9.99; etsy.com
A custom engraved 1 oz. flask for moments when just a sip will do.
Razor Pit Sharpener
BUY IT: $25; uncommongoods.com
Give the gift that keeps on giving – this razor sharpener uses friction to sharpen and clean razor blades, saving an estimated $235 in the first year of use alone. Don’t you think you deserve an equally lavish gift in return?
New York Times Customized Football Book
BUY IT: $72; uncommongoods.com
This customizable bound book traces the history of his favorite NFL team through a collection of New York Times articles. Available for every NFL team, including the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers/Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tennessee Titans.
Breakfast Sandwich Maker
BUY IT: $24; amazon.com
This easy-to-use gadget makes hot breakfast sandwiches in 5 minutes. It’s the kitchen essential you never knew you needed—and who knows, maybe it will encourage someone to start making you breakfast every now and again.
Travel Pro Power Bank
BUY IT: $22.99; amazon.com
For the world traveler, the avid snap-chatter, or simply the man who forgets his phone charger everywhere he goes. This ultra-high density power charger can charge a phone from 0 to 100% four times on one battery, and works on tablets, too.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe
BUY IT: $14.59; amazon.com
For the man who enjoys pulling random facts out of the woodworks to spark conversation. The author ran computer simulations, poured over military research, and solved equations to solve life’s strangest questions like “how fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live?”
Wooden iPhone Docking Station
BUY IT: $39.95; amazon.com
Handcrafted in South Carolina, this beautiful birch wood organizer holds a phone, charger, wallet, a watch, and keys.
Pro Ceramic Pizza Stone
BUY IT: $39.98; surlatable.com
If you’ve ever had to choke down a grilled pizza that’s somehow burnt and gooey at the same time because your dad/husband/brother wanted to try out the trend, gift this pizza stone that promises perfectly crispy crusts.
Timebox Portable Bluetooth LED Speaker
BUY IT: $60; walmart.com
Even the techiest guy hasn’t seen a speaker like this before. This wireless Bluetooth® “smart” speaker is loud, but more importantly, allows users to create personalized LED designs, see Facebook notifications, receive call alerts, set alarms, and check the temperature.
Southern Bourbon Stout Beer Brewing Kit
BUY IT: $20.00-45.00; uncommongoods.com
Give yourself a gift by giving him a project (fingers crossed it turns into a hobby). This beer brewing kit received high reviews from users, which probably has something to do with the Bulleit Bourbon-soaked oat chips and the rich vanilla taste they provide.
Bluetooth Key Tracking Tag
BUY IT: $40; uncommongoods.com
For the absent-minded man who frequently is more-than-fashionably late, this attractive rosewood tracking tag uses a cellphone app to keep tabs on keys at all times. Just make sure he doesn’t lose his phone.
Cotton Ragg Camp Socks
BUY IT: $19.95; llbean.com
When all else fails, socks don’t. This sturdy, comfortable wool sock pack is tested, tried, and true.
DIY Guitar Pick Punch and Leather Key Pick Holder
BUY IT: $25; amazon.com
This guitar pick punch allows users to make a guitar pick on the go, out of on-hand materials like credit cards and gift cards. The gift set comes with 25 pick strips and a leather pick-holding key chain.
Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
BUY IT: $49.95; amazon.com
For the coffee aficionado who wakes up an hour before everyone else to make his morning espresso shots, this cold brew machine seeps coffee grinds over night for smooth, flavorful fresh coffee.
Kelvin.23, the 23-in-one Multitool
BUY IT: $29.99; amazon.com
This useful gadget includes a hammer, a light, a 6-foot tape measure, a level, a magnetized screwdriver, and 16 screw and socket bits. Basically, it’s 23 gifts in one.
Buy It: $109.99; wayfair.com
Let the good times roll with a game the entire family can enjoy.
Made South Gift Subscription
BUY IT: $39/month; madesouth.com
Choose a single, quarterly, or full year subscription and let someone you love enjoy a carefully curated collection of some of the South's best artisan goods each month.