It's the time of year for giving (and receiving, duh), but mostly giving (unless you're receiving). So it's probably time (OK, it's past time by now, but you're still good) to start getting on top of your shopping for the holiday season. Shopping, a normally fun activity, can get quite stressful around the holidays. There's SO much to do, and so little time to do it. And it's made all the more difficult because you have to make decisions on behalf of other people. If you're anything like me, you want to get everyone the best present they've ever received (because obviously the holidays are about being hyper-competitive), even better than what you got them last year. Shopping, like every other activity in your life, becomes an exercise in Being Ultimate.
If you're struggling to figure out what to get the men in your life—whether it's a dad, brother, uncle, cousin, grandpa, friend, husband, or boyfriend—I've got your back. This is the only guide you'll need for shopping for dudes this holiday season, because (I'm about to toot my own horn here so if you don't like gratuitous displays of self-confidence go straight to the gallery now instead) I have impeccable taste. And I'm a great gift giver. So get out your credit card and find something on this huge list of perfect presents for men I made for you.
This is a very adult kind of backpack for the man who likes to carry a backpack but is now an adult and should have something a little bit more grown up than whatever they’ve been using since they were 14.
Vintage Backgammon Set
A vintage backgammon board is actually something I would want for myself (my grandfather played regularly when I was a kid), but would make an equally great present for dads, uncles, grandpas or any young fellow who grew up watching the older generation play.
Practical but necessary
If his iPhone battery is constantly running out, the best present in the world is a portable power source. This could potentially be the best present on this whole list.
All The Greatest Anti-Heroes
Every man fancies himself a bit of an anti-hero these days, so get him a copy of Difficult Men so he can read about all his television anti-heroes (and you can “borrow” it when he’s done).
Portable Vinyl Record Player
If you know a man who loves records, get him a lovely new record player to play them on, because we all know there’s something magical about the sound of vinyl.
Heisenberg Cuff Links
Show me a man that doesn’t love Heisenberg and I’ll show you a man who hasn’t lived.