Let's face it, shopping for other people is difficult. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun when you get it right. But getting there is a struggle. Maybe the person you're shopping for insists that he doesn't want anything. Maybe he only wants what you can't give him. (A million dollars, a vacation, a job as the New England Patriots quarterback ...) Or maybe he simply doesn't know what he wants. Either way, it's a frustrating process. Trust me, I know. I don't make things any easier for my wife. So this year, I’m prepared to help you in your search for cool holiday gifts for guys.
This goes for all the guys in your life — boyfriends, husbands, brothers, fathers, first cousins, second cousins, and beyond. No matter who they are, they are often tough to shop for. After all, there are just so many options out there, and so many different styles and tastes. But the guide below was curated by me, a dude, who would love to get any of these gifts. So read below to figure out what to get the Don Draper wannabes, the Star Wars lovers, the tech junkies, and more. And the best part of it all? You don’t even have to leave your home to get any of these gifts. Happy shopping!
This stylish thermostat also comes with a personal concierge to help you install and fix the system. Whether or not that concierge can help fix arguments over the perfect temperature setting remains to be seen.
It’s stylish, it’s fun, and it’s always a conversation piece. So give him something to talk about these holidays.
These classic workbooks will go with any wardrobe and any terrain.
His big, burly briefcase is incredibly out of date. But if he's not getting the message, send him this messenger bag, which will make his life lighter, more compact, and a heck of a lot more stylish.
After Movember, he's going to need a strong shaver like this one.
I mean, who wouldn't want to Netflix and chill with this beauty?
Fast delivery and thousands of TV shows, movies, and songs year-round? Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.
This microphone is a simple plug-and-play, so there’s no learning curve. Who knows, maybe he’ll create the next Serial.
A state-of-the-art camera with an old-school look. Perfect for the stylish nostalgic who's still trying to bring back the three-piece suit.
No wires, no worries.
A speaker that can follow your voice, and which plays music and answers any question about news, the weather, and more, the Amazon Echo is basically R2-D2 on steroids. And without the annoying beeps.
With access to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, this is the scissor to officially cut the chord.
Go on. Allow him to show off.
Tap into his rock star dreams with this slick instrument. Private jet, swagger, and ability to actually play good music not included. Sorry.
A group gift that would be as satisfying — and celebrated — as a hole-in-one.
Need a way to add personality to his stale apartment? Bullseye.
A slick-looking watch that also tells you how awesome you are? Sign me up!
Surround sound without all the speakers. This one goes to 11.
Okay, come on. This is just too freaking awesome not to buy, right?
A warm hat that will keep him feeling cool this sure-to-be frigid winter.
This hilarious book from one of the funniest sites on the web is truly funnyman's best friend.
The perfect gift if you're needing some alone time. Because you might never see him again.
Like a Law & Order marathon, these headphones are reliable, lovable, and always on.
Because who wants to look at a laptop and think, "Why so serious"?
Because we shouldn't take Netflix and chill so literally.
I know. That price tag. But, hey, maybe you have 50 people in your family willing to go in for a group gift. No? Well, a guy can certainly dream.
And now he has no excuse not to shovel the sidewalk.
Because Star Wars: The Force Awakens simply wasn't enough Star Wars. Need more, you do.
These slippers might not be conventional, but they couldn’t be more comfortable.
A classic gift for a guy hoping to be literally and figuratively smooth.
These versatile shoes are made for walkin' ... and literally anything and everything else.
Nothing beats a great plaid shirt. Period.
Because backpacks aren't just for grade-schoolers anymore.
Get him a great gift and drop a hint that it's time for you both to book a vacation.
It's a gift you can enjoy too. Even if you enjoy it a little bit too much.
Who needs pricey coffee shops? He can learn how to be his own barista with this nifty machine. And he knows how to spell your name.
Seriously, has chemistry ever been so fun?
Carrie Brownstein changed the music landscape with Sleater-Kinney. If he’s a music junkie who knows that fact, then he'll devour Hunger.
Chili, pulled pork, jambalaya ... Be right back — grabbing a fork.
It's about time (heh) for a grown-up watch, isn't it?
A new Playstation and Call of Duty? Can you ask for anything more (besides more than 24 hours in a day to play)?
Because everyone benefits from a clean beard. Everyone.
He might have many leather-bound books, but does he have a leather-bound journal?
A classic pea coat for a classic dude.
So those new shoes will stay shiny, through rain, snow, or shine.
Make sure the force is with him during any fancy event.
If he isn’t an “over-the-shoulder” kind of guy, then he'll love this — a stylish old-school bag.
This handy piece of furniture also comes with game board to play Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps. A good bet he's gonna love it.
Any Don Draper lover will be eager to take this for a spin.
A casual button-up that will keep him from looking too buttoned-up.
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