The Ultimate Men's Gift Guide

Fashion & Lifestyle, Travel & Leisure

You would think it’s easier to shop for men. They’re supposedly more laid back and less complex. And yet, every year, I struggle to find the perfect holiday gift for my husband, Scott. Sometimes, we’ll joke around and I’ll remind him how easy it is to shop for me! “I would love anything from Nordstrom, Loft, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, Lagos, etc.” But, Scott is super picky and prefers to buy things himself. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of research on unique men’s gift ideas. I discovered a bunch of  things that have more originality. As of today, Scott does not own anything, on this list. But, I think he’d love anything that falls into his category. Therefore, I’m calling this The Ultimate Men’s Gift Guide. Because if Scott would love it, I’m sure your man will, too!

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

If I were to describe Scott’s personality, interests, livelihood, etc. It would be: Laid back. Music lover. Adventure/Travel Guru. Handy-man. Foodie. Always On-the-Go!

But, I’m going to add extra categories that may better describe the man in your life: Reader. Gym-goer/Fitness lover. Suit-wearer. Fun-loving. Nicely Groomed.

I find it most helpful to identify your man’s personality and interests. What kind of work does he do? How does he like to spend his evenings? What does he love to do most on the weekends? What would help his day go a little smoother? What would make him smile? etc.

Hopefully, some of these gift ideas will suit your man and make your life a little easier.

The Cook/Foodie:

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Meat Everything You Need to Know Book

Funny Men’s Apron

Wusthof Classic 8-inch Cooks Knife For the more serious cook (chef), I’d definitely recommend a good quality chef’s knife. This is actually one of my favorites. It’s a solid, well made German knife. With a sturdy handle. And, made to last! I think it’s worth the investment, as well. (PS If you’re significant other is a good cook, Congratulations! You hit the jackpot.) 

Other ideas:

How about a gift certificate to a few new places he can try?

A cooking class at The Culinary Institute. (I took this class on Knife-cutting skills and at the time it included a delicious sit-down meal!)

Or, a food tour in a nearby city? 

The Gym-Goer/Fitness Lover:

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Wireless earbuds

How about an app that tailors workouts, tracks progress, and motivates, as well? Consider Aaptiv! It’s only $80/year. 

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Double Layer Cooling Towel

Laid back/Comfort-Lover:Mens Gift GuideMens Gift Guide

A Barefoot Dreams Blanket (My favorite.) Or, a Christian Siriano Faux Fur Throw blanket. (Scott’s Favorite.)

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The All Day Every Day Pant from Public Rec. These pants are more stylish than sweatpants, yet more comfortable than jeans! They are typically not on sale, but worth every penny. Trust me!! This could be a favorite, here.  


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Legendary Whitetails Men’s Buck Camp Flannel Shirt ~ A Bestseller on Amazon! This shirt comes in over 20 different patterns! They are ultra warm. And, perfect for the outdoor adventurer. 

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Travel Luggage Tag & Passport Holder Set

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Mercer Overnighter Leather Weekend Bag I love these bags by Mark & Graham. They can be monogrammed for a reasonable fee, as well! 

The Most Scenic Drives in America Hardcover Book

The Nicely Groomed:Mens Gift Guide

The Art of Shaving 4 Elements Starter KitMens Gift GuideSephora’s Favorites ~ Cologne Sampler

A Pampered Day at a Barber Shop

A Spa Day – YES, a Spa Day!! 

Always-On-the-Go  Mens Gift Guide

Leather Charger Roll-up from Mark & Graham ~ For the tech-savy guy on the go, here is a classy (and organized) method for transporting his earbuds, phone chargers, and anything else with long chords that are prone to tangle!

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Cocktail Kit ~ Perfect for making a cocktail, on the go! In the air. On a train. Wherever!Mens Gift Guide

Mission Belts ~ These were originally on Shark Tank. They are the revolutionary belts that do not have holes! Reviews are incredible as they are made to last. Like, FOR-EVER!

Handy Man

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Rubbermaid Tool Tower ~ Scott has every tool and piece of machinery known to mankind. However, he does not have things organized. So, this year, he’ll be getting something that has to do with, “Hint. Hint. Time to organize your handy-man things, hun.” LOL 

Acro-Mils Steel Panel & Bins ~ Perfect for organizing tools, nails, etc!

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Professional Canvas Work Apron ~ Should make any job, a lot simpler!

All-Things-Fun Lover: 

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Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset.

Mens Gift GuideOutdoor Wool Socks – For Skiers and snowboarders. 

For the Music Lover:

Mens Gift guideSpontuneous Board Game

Other ideas may include: Tickets to a concert. A killer playlist downloaded on his phone. How about a soundtrack from his favorite movie? 

Rachel Scheyer





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