Whether he’s sporty, stylish, or geeky chic — guys are admittedly hard to shop for. So, you’re welcome.
On the plus side, though, gifts for men are pretty straightforward. They’re typically on the less-picky end of the spectrum and probably like more things than they hate.
For example: Most men like alcohol, dogs, and sports… And all men wear clothing. Unless your guy is a streaker, in which case, skip suggestions 3 and 4 (and maybe have a conversation post- presents).
He likes to drink
Amen and hallelujah! Because as we all know: Holidays = stress = extra thirsty.
With Cocktail Courier — one of our favorite gifts for literally anyone (over 21, of course) — he can learn how to make his favorite cocktail from that bar he always raves about when he gets back from his NYC work trips. And it doesn’t hurt that you’ll get to join in on the fun.
The Midnight Manhattan $6.49 per cocktail | A Better Place $12.99 per cocktail | Moscow Mule $8.99 per cocktail | Arturito $4.99 per cocktail
He likes his dog
When you simply can’t think of any unique gift ideas for men, why not give him a gift card for his best friend? Bitch New York has all the dog accessories his BFF needs to be the perfect wingman.
Read My Mind Dog Duvet $33 | Faux Fur Dog Blanket $45 | Recycled Acrylic Dog Sweater $34 | White Dog Scarf $18
He likes suits and ties
There’s nothing hotter than a guy all dappered up. And with a Christmas gift card to Q Clothier, he can get a custom suit, shirt, AND shoes made just for him. OK, so this one is more of a gift for you… Secret’s safe with us.
London Lager Pocket Square $55 | Safari Cufflinks $125 | Dubai Daydream Pocket Square $55 | Alex Day Bag $575 | Scarpe Di Bianco for Q – Reverse Seam Lace Up $895 | Scarpe Di Bianco for Q – Velour Loafer $895
He likes jeans and tees
And this one is actually a gift for him. But — we promise — RYE 51 is miles and miles better than his old frat tee and light-wash jeans with a wallet fade on the back pocket. We’re talking quality denim, hoodies you would actually let him go to brunch wearing, and leather wallets that won’t fall apart. Again, pinky swear.
Ringo Rise $146 | Rogers Sweater $178 | Blackbird Hallow Eau De Parfum $38 | Red Wing 875 Boots $250 |
Moore and Giles Alligator Compact Wallet $425 | KREWE Matte Osaka Tortoise Sunglasses $245
He likes adventure
If he’s a bit of a health nut and would rather sport a helmet than a new cashmere cardigan, a Christmas gift card to Live Grit is a great gift idea for men. Whether he needs a new wetsuit, a hat for his winter runs, or even a brand new bike, he’ll be ready for his next triathlon right after Christmas dinner. And if he asks you to join, well, just admit that you’ve eaten too many cookies. It’s the truth.
Shimano SH-R170W Men’s Cycling Shoe $199.99 | 2015 Catlike Whisper Helmet $224.99 | CW-X Men’s Pro Tight $109.99 | Sugoi Zap Run Jacket $144 | 2016 Cervelo P2 Series $2,800