Whether he’s your father, brother, son, or significant other, the last thing you want to give him is yet another tie — and it’s almost certainly the last thing he wants to receive, too. This year, get him something awesome that he can wear often, use regularly, or even decorate with so he sees it every day. Here are 50 creative gifts dudes actually want.
If he’s been talking about getting back in shape or wants to reduce his carbon footprint, this is the bike to buy. The rider can switch back and forth between fixed gear and single speed, and the bike comes 90 percent assembled so you won’t be up until 2 am on Christmas Eve. Feel-good bonus: the manufacturer, Pure Fix, donates a portion of its profits to charity.
Everyman Skinny Tie
If you must
buy a man in your life a tie, let it be this can’t-go-wrong one. Dude is bookish? The houndstooth feels professorial. Preppy?
It’ll look good with a navy sport coat. Too cool for school? The skinny silhouette
says Williamsburg/Omaha/Portland. And the style-conscious guy will love the
bright blue twill facing.
A Man Bracelet for the Guy Who Likes Man Bracelets
So he enjoys braided jewelry. Giving is about him, not you, right? This one’s classic, made from exceptional materials, and won’t stand out too much. Wrap it up and remind yourself that at least now there is (probably) no danger of him wearing a hemp necklace ever again.
Leather iPad Sleeve
Soft, strong and renewable, felt is the ideal material for housing his tablet. This sleeve’s separate compartment for documents and earplugs makes it extra functional, and the leather detailing (hand-dyed with earth-friendly dyes) makes it a case he’ll want to show off.
If he loved Fight Club enough to read the book, he’s likely a Chuck Palahniuk fan for life. Palahniuk’s 2012 novel Damned was acclaimed for its hilarious depiction of Hell. With Doomed, the author takes on Purgatory. It’s exactly the kind of holiday reading that makes a few days with the fam bearable.
Tarantino Movie Collection
In this writer’s humble opinion, Tarantino is a god. He creates big-budget features without sacrificing his art house influences, usually to huge critical acclaim. Give the gift of eight bloody, sexy and irreverent films from the master.
Microsoft Lumia 640 Phone
Some people are iPhone people and some people are foolish. Just kidding, but if you happen to be anti-Apple, this is a phone worth looking into. Designed for those who want an upgraded camera, this phone takes crystal clear photos, and it’s ideal for folks who prefer a Windows operating system.
Since the Voltaggio faced off on Top Chef , they’ve been on a straight path to culinary domination. For the chef who likes pushing his own limits, this cookbook offers a wealth information about specific foods and ingredients – buckwheat, citrus, mollusks — and how and why the Brothers do what they do.
Are these not the most gorgeous headphones you’ve ever laid eyes on? But don’t give them for their looks, do it for the craftsmanship and superb sound. This foldable pair features a rechargable battery and a comfy, lightweight feel he’ll love.
Stance Guadalupe Socks
Exotic Car Club Membership
These speakers are gorgeous, but that’s just the beginning. Made from simple materials — porcelain, cork, birch, sheet metal — they deliver nuanced sound, whether he listens to mp3s or is a vinyl geek. If you don’t want to spring for the whole system, you can purchase just the speakers and amp or just the subwoofer.
Beer and Cheese Class
Bacon of the Month
Round of Golf at Pebble Beach
Bombfell won’t just send him designer duds every month, although that in itself is cool. Based on his answers to a few questions and his social media activity, the startup’s algorithm chooses clothes tailored to his body, taste and lifestyle. Then a personal stylist makes the final selection. And if he doesn’t like it, he can send it back.
The Perfect Pushup makes a great gift for fitness enthusiasts of any level. This tool will help them maintain proper form and engage more muscle groups to get the most out of their pushups.
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