Can’t celebrate with family and friends in person? Let us do the heavy lifting. Browse Secret Santa gifts for a far-away special someone, or pick out fun stocking stuffers and a great Christmas present for the college student that can’t make it home for the holidays. From personalized Christmas ornaments to beautiful jewelry, you’ll find the perfect fit for anyone on your list.
With so many men with different personalities in your life, you’re going to need to think of some fun and memorable gifts that will show them how much you care. Throughout the year, you’ll notice you need gifts for a variety of occasions. Is your boyfriend celebrating another year around the sun? If so, our selection of birthday gifts for him has presents that match any interest or personality. Or is Christmas just around the corner? Our presents for Dad will light up his heart! We also have gift ideas for men for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, weddings, and so much more.
This Braun No Touch Thermometer is quickly becoming one of this year’s most sought-after household essentials, and its popularity probably won’t be slowing anytime soon due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It offers non-invasive comfort that’s easy to use, safe, hygienic, and ideal for contactless forehead measurements. Pair it with one of the best neck gaiters for coronavirus protection to create a whole kit to get them through the next wave.
This Colleen Rothschild Beauty Discovery Kit has everything she’ll need to start a skin-care routine, healthy habits, or just take her elegant show on the road. It’s great for all skin types and includes best-sellers like the brand’s Radiant Cleansing Balm, Clarifying Detox Mask, Face Oil No. 9, Sheer Renewal Cream, Dual Enzyme Polish, and Extreme Recovery Cream, along with a muslin cleansing cloth—all neatly packed in a travel-ready bag.
Here’s the thing: Anyone might be hesitant to drop big bucks for an impossibly cozy luxury blanket for themselves, but anyone would also be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Available in a variety of colors, this weighted, chunky-braided blanket provides the coziest cocoonlike feel, void of artificial colors and synthetic beads. She’ll be thanking you all winter long.
If you’re buying a laptop for a student (or anyone who needs a great laptop), the HP Envy x360 is just about the best all-around option for the money. Its performance is good enough for everyday tasks like surfing the web and checking email, and its long eight-hour battery life means your giftee can use it all day long. But perhaps what we like best is its 2-in-1 form function that allows you to use the Envy as a tablet, too.
These cozy slippers by Staheekum are a well-made marvel he’ll use every day. They’re lined with country flannel to be warm, durable, and indoor-outdoor friendly, since they’re paired with a hearty synthetic sole. He’ll kick back by the fireplace, run for the paper at the end of the driveway, or tinker around the garage on a chilly day. Bonus: They’re true to size, which makes gift shopping a cinch. Looking for something more unusual? These unique gifts for him should do the trick!
The WIRED Gear team has taken turns sporting the Trtl around the office (we’re cool like that), and we’ve determined that the makers have come up with a better alternative to the standard neck cushion. The Trtl is an adjustable, flexible neck brace with a super-soft fleece coating and a scarf that wraps around so it doesn’t look like, well, like you’re wearing a neck brace. You can wedge the curved side of it along your jawline and sleep with your head tilted to the side, or put it behind your head for extra cushioning. If Dad's a frequent flyer and regularly dozes off on flights, this will give him a little more comfort.
Facial hair may not be the only hair your dad wants to be rid of. (We don’t judge, and neither should you—he changed your diapers, after all.) In this case, we recommend the Panasonic Electric Body Hair Trimmer and Groomer. The Panasonic is vertically oriented (unlike other trimmers that work horizontally), water resistant, and extremely powerful, so your dad can easily cut through any annoying body hair in a single pass. Fully charged, the Panasonic’s battery lasts 40 minutes—more than enough time to get the job done.
Sweatshirts from Hanes don’t only look good, but they feel extra comfortable as well. True to size, the Hanes Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt is an ideal gift for your favourite man this Christmas. This sweatshirt keeps you warm with its cotton-blend fleece that doesn’t weigh you down. With well-done stitching and bright prints, the Hanes sweatshirt has its label printed on the sweater itself, preventing that annoying itch that comes with collar tags. Spice up his Christmas with sweatshirts that have exciting and hilarious holiday graphics from Hanes. Our handy guide to the best Christmas jumpers features more great products like this.
At Reviewed, we love voice-controlled smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, but the diminutive (and affordable) Echo Dot is a perfect way to bring that functionality to other rooms in your house. It's our top pick if you're a beginner looking for an entry-level Echo. I use mine in the kitchen, where it’s perfect for streaming music while I cook, setting timers, or entertaining my kids.
A genuine fashion miracle is happening here—cashmere basics at affordable prices, like this Quince Mongolian Cashmere Tee ringing in well under $50. Before you run off thinking that it’s a blended fabric and not fully cashmere, think again. The brand uses 100 percent grade-A Mongolian cashmere at a 15.1-micron thickness sourced from Hircus goats in Inner Mongolia. It comes in a variety of colors and only requires a modest amount of extra laundry care. But don’t worry: Here’s how you can unshrink a sweater if you forget to read the label.
Another item from the Stanley brand that makes the ‘nice’ list this Christmas is the Stanley Adventure Flask. Responsible for many shared family memories and adventures of friends, the all-steel vacuum bottle invented by William Stanley in 1913 is a prized possession that is often passed on from generation to generation, for camping trips and hikes. All Stanley vacuum bottles are easy to clean and are made to last a lifetime by using rustproof, food-grade stainless steel covered with a hammertone powder coat that can stand the test of time. You can enjoy your swig of beer without fear of rust being a part of the mixture. This flask can fit into anything and any occasion. Carry this flask it in your pocket while you have fun at a music festival or keep it in your hiking bag as you get closer to your campsite.
Founded in a garage by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt 25 years ago, the Timbuk2 is an original San Francisco brand known for the design of quality accessories, bags and packs that last for a lifetime. All products created by Timbuk2 are made with style and a passion for durability and functionality. The Timbuk2 Q Laptop Backpack is an original backpack that comes complete with a padded laptop compartment secure enough to fit a 17” Macbook. Keep yourself hydrated and your laptop safe with a side pocket that can contain your water bottle. The Timbuk2 Q also comes with the industry-leading brand’s legendary lifetime warranty. Be sure to also check out our list of the best laptop bags for more great items like this.
Danish brewery Mikkeller is renowned not only for its beer, but also for art director Keith Shore’s distinctly funky label design. If your dad misses cracking a beer with friends and playing cards, he might take some delight in Mikkeller’s Henry & Sally Playing Cards featuring Shore’s unique art. Pair a deck with a few cans of Mikkeller beer (we’re partial to its stouts) for all of the brownie points.
These JLab Audio Go Air True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are a great budget-friendly gift for smartphone users. The charging case is included, and a sweat-resistant design makes them the perfect choice for active types, those living in warm climates, and anyone prone to keeping their earbuds in for long periods of time. They’re surprisingly high-end for the price, offering bass boost, sound balance, and a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Here are another 15 cell phone accessories you’ll end up using every day.
Experts are predicting it's going to be colder than usual this winter. Help him stay warm with a knit beanie from Carhartt. According to its nearly 24,000 (!!) reviews on Amazon, this stretchy one-size-fits-all hat is equal parts comfy and cozy and has the durable quality that Carhartt is so famous for. Some of the colors will still arrive before Christmas, so browse around before buying.
If your dad routinely unwinds after work with a bottle glass of merlot, we bet he would appreciate a gift card from your local wine shop. If you don’t have one, we recommend Astor Wines & Spirits, which has a collection that spans the globe and often runs sales on already affordable wine. Astor Wines & Spirits is based in New York City, but it ships nationally (check its website for state-based restrictions). It also has a great selection of wines, sake, and spirits for the dad who lives more than a few blocks from a good wine shop. If his tastes are evolved enough that he knows exactly what he likes, he can search the Astor site by name, country, region, or grape.
The perfect tech gift all depends on who you're thinking of gifts for — boyfriend, husband, dad, etc. Is he someone who loves using tech to explore and see things in new ways? Introduce him to the aerial photography craze with our huge selection of drones. Maybe he's more of a hands-on adventurer who'd enjoy capturing his exploits on an action cam. Or perhaps he's a pragmatist who likes to have information at his fingertips, in which case wearables like smartwatches and activity trackers could be right up his alley. While we can show you the best gifts for men based on our expertise, you're the one who knows the guy you're shopping for and what will make him happy.
If you’re shopping for a lady who seems to have everything, a gift subscription to GlobeIn is the pick for you. Every month she’ll get a box filled with handcrafted, artisanal goods from around the world. Everything from beautifully woven baskets and hand-blown glasses to tea kits and pottery is up for grabs in GlobeIn’s wonderful variety of products.
Another unique gift that you probably haven't thought about since the late 80s or early 90s is a Polaroid camera. Now a regular digital camera isn't really a unique gift in the 21st century but a Polaroid camera is insanely unique nowadays. This is a gift that will make him feel all sorts of nostalgic and a gift that he will have a ton of fun using over and over again. He will love having the power to take and then hold a picture in his hand and will cover the refrigerator and his workspace with pics of this family.
Please note that while many of these gifts will still ship before Christmas with free shipping (we even updated links for select gifts that sold out on Amazon that are still available from other retailers!), you may have to pay for expedited shipping for certain gifts. Be sure to read the fine print before purchasing as shipping times are changing each day.