As the holiday season rolls around, we can’t help it—we’re already starting to think about giving gifts to the people we love. For certain people in your life, like your best friend or your mom, you decided months ago what you wanted to give them. Sometimes you see something and you just know.
But what about the men in your life? Socks, underwear, tools and ties are always a good go-to, but why not switch it up this year with something extra thoughtful? Whether it’s your dad, brother, grandfather, significant other or the co-worker whose name you drew for the office gift exchange, we’ve got you covered.
1. Dollar Shave Club Subscription | $55 (for 3 months)
For the brother that thinks it’s a good idea to grow a mustache. Give the gift of a loving nudge in the right direction. They’ll get a monthly box of fresh razors for up to 12 months.
2. Sena Phone-Wallet Hybrid | $80
For the brother that loses everything. Give the gift of less to keep track of. (Bonus points for putting a couple bucks in the wallet, because, let’s face it, he probably needs it.)
3. Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine Hardwood Game | $120
For the dad who loves to spend family time in the backyard. Give the gift of quality time and something to do while whatever’s on the grill is cooking. (Bonus points for letting him win the first game.)
4. Warby Parker Frames | Starting at $145
For the dad who’s still wearing the readers he grabbed last minute at the grocery store checkout line. Give the gift of a fashionable upgrade. There’s even a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy.
5. Decaf Coffee Subscription to Crema.com or Bean Box | $68
For the grandfather who loves coffee, but past 3:00 p.m., coffee does not love him. Give the gift of a delicious brew and a good night’s sleep. (Bonus points for a mug to sip from.)
6. Tommy Bahama Hawaiian Shirt | $125
For the grandfather whose style knows no mute button; it’s always on loud. Give the gift of a muted color palette. This shirt is 100% silk with stylish coconut buttons—perfect for any grandfather with a flair for fashion.
7. Master of Malt Advent Whiskey Calendar | $153
For the explorative boyfriend in your life. Give the gift of knowing what you like before you invest in a whole bottle of it. Drinks by the Dram offers 24 different 3cl drams, one for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
8. Herschel Duffle Bag | $100
For the boyfriend who’s still using the duffel bag from his high school sports team. Give the gift of traveling minus the smell of sweaty uniforms. (Bonus points if you include tickets for a surprise planned trip in one of the pockets.)
9. 'Wilderness' Magazine Subscription | $45
For the outdoorsy husband. Or, give the gift of a unique Wilderness weekend adventure under the stars and a reminder of how intricate the world we live in is.
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Gift Guide for The Kiddo in Your Life
Gift Guide for The Pet in Your Life
Gift Guide for The Hostess in Your Life
Gift Guide for The New Mom in your Life
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