Here are a few gifts for men ideas for those hard-to-buy-for-guys who don’t need any more socks.
Personalized Growler Cooler/Carrier
Odds are, one of the men in your life likes craft beer, because let’s face it, craft beer is cool now. Get them this growler carrier. When they are complaining about having to lug a growler full of beer somewhere they can take this instead, making it easy to carry and also keeping the growler cool. Then everyone can enjoy 64 oz of cold, probably locally made beer. Also the monogram makes it *fancy*. Get it here!
Smash & Grab Gift Card
If you don’t know what to get your man, but you do know he loves smashing things, this is the gift for you. Within the concrete block is a gift card that can be redeemed at 1 of 12 stores (Home Depot, Nike, Bass Pro Shop, ya know, ~man stores~). It comes with a hammer and safety glasses so he can just go to town and see what’s inside. That way, it feels like more than just a gift card…but in reality, it’s just a gift card.
Bonus: you can make a great Boomarang out of your dude striking that hammer.
Pick your gift card amount from Man Crate here.
Nomatic Travel Bag
My boyfriend bought this bag back when it was just a concept through Kickstarter. It’s his go-to bag for all his travel, and it has gotten him through more than the 3-7 days they claim it’s for. It comes PACKED with features like a laundry bag for his smelly things, a shoe compartment, room for his laptop, a spot for his undies, cord management, a water-bottle holder and MORE.
It’s the perfect gift for the traveler in your life or that brother in law you don’t know how to buy for. (If you have slightly higher secret santa budgets in your house!) Check out the Nomatic Travel Bag Here.
BONUS: Nomatic has these GREAT Slim wallets that are perfect stocking stuffers for the men in your life. AND they’re on sale! Nomatic Wallets.
Parks and Rec Mug
What man doesn’t want to learn the pyramid of greatness of Ron Swanson? Get it here.
This might be the one gift you need (unless your friend isn’t a nerd and in that case why keep them?) Loot Crate has 15 options – no hyperbole.
I get that some people don’t like sending what is especially the 2018 version of a gift certificate but as demonstrated by this Reddit thread, it hard to shop for someone’s hobby/obsession. Maybe you dig Marvel but have that friend who likes it almost in a weird way. You might think a special edition Funko of his/her fav character is niche and cute but they pre-ordered that shit back in 2017 and now you spent $35 on a boxed toy that shall sit in their closet.
Ultimately, Loot Crate is a good gift for friendship points. Not exactly cheap but I don’t know your life.
(I’m not sponsored by Loot Crate but if they wanted to sponsor me then call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.)
Take your pick – there are a lot of price points here. My fiancé (she’s a she so I’m saying it’s fine for whatever gender) was gifted a portable waterproof speaker last year and it was the dark horse of Christmas.
(I didn’t know how badly I needed to shower with the dulce tones of Queen every morning. How naive I was.)
One with a clip is a solid gift for any outdoorsy friend who wants to attach that bad boy onto a pack and bring some music to their camping HQ. It’s pretty handy for apartments too because unless you’re in a penthouse, there’s usually not tons of room for a huge system. Try these on Amazon.
Does your dude want a way to drink a titch bit of booze in the morning? Feed their budding alcoholism with whiskey infused coffee! Get him this from World Market.
All jokes aside, not everyone is willing to splurge on themselves so this could be a fun way to treat your friend/boyfriend/whatever to a funky new roast.
You can also go the travel mug route. I picked up one of these for a best guy friend of mine last Christmas and he acted like I bought him a PS4. Go figure.
The feelings gift
If it’s a guy you really care about this might be a winner.
Ask his mom or grandma what cologne is dad or grandpa wore. You know your guy but chances are if he was close to one of those men this will mean a lot.
(Disclaimer: this should probably go without saying but if the guy hated his dad or grandpa then maybe don’t buy him a trigger of his fury.)