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updated: December 21, 2023

Whether it's a significant other, family member, friend, or colleague, finding that ideal present that strikes the perfect balance between practicality and thoughtful consideration can be a delightful challenge. To make this task easier for you, I’ve curated an exclusive roundup of the finest gifts tailored for men, across a diverse range of interests, passions, and tastes. From tech gadgets to timeless accessories, delicious treats and of course some items for my fellow nerds. Here is my handpicked selection designed to bring joy to those special individuals this holiday season.

Our top picks for best gifts for men

Personalized Photo Hawaiian Shirt Customized with His Dog's or Cat's Face

Personally, I am more than ecstatic that we’ve come full circle on Hawaiian shirts or “party” shirts.  This top rated etsy store allows you to upload your photos after choosing from 50 awesome patterns.  I’m adding one to my wishlist this year, complete with photos of my labrador retriever.

Personalized Photo Hawaiian Shirt Custom Dog Cat Face Holiday Tropical Pattern For Men Women Birthday Bachelor Party Gift Summer

Personalized Photo Hawaiian Shirt Custom Dog Cat Face Holiday Tropical Pattern For Men Women Birthday Bachelor Party Gift Summer

Jason Kelce & Travis Kelce The Kelce Brothers T-Shirt

You don’t have to be an Eagles or Chiefs fan to know who the Kelce brothers are, and this t-shirt is sure to make its way into the rotation as soon as they see it. If he’s not a fan (especially if he’s in Dallas), 500 Level has endless options for every major sports team, including NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA—along with WWE, college teams, and golf-themed gifts. 

Jason Kelce & Travis Kelce The Kelce Brothers T-Shirt

Jason Kelce & Travis Kelce The Kelce Brothers T-Shirt

Original Grain Classic Whiskey Espresso Wood Watch

I think it’s time we rethink what a high end watch looks like and costs.  No matter the style, you’ll find a unique and gorgeous watch at the right price.  My personal favorite is from the Whiskey Collection, made from real whiskey barrel wood. 

Original Grain Classic Whiskey Espresso Wood Watch

Original Grain Classic Whiskey Espresso Wood Watch

LEGO Ideas Home Alone McCallisters’ House 21330 Building Set

We are very big into LEGO in our house, and there has been a recent surge in popularity for everyone’s favorite plastic brick-based hobby.  What better holiday gift for the brick-builder in your life than a nostalgic replica of the house from Home Alone, complete with your favorite scenes in every room.

LEGO Ideas Home Alone McCallisters’ House 21330 Building Set

LEGO Ideas Home Alone McCallisters’ House 21330 Building Set

Men's Philadelphia Eagles Starter Gray Thursday Night Gridiron Throwback Full-Zip Jacket

Keeping with the theme of nostalgia and throwbacks, starter jackets are back in style!  Pop by the NFL store to find the perfect jacket for dad, brother, hubby, or anybody who loves to show off their favorite team in style.

Men's Philadelphia Eagles Starter Gray Thursday Night Gridiron Throwback Full-Zip Jacket

Men's Philadelphia Eagles Starter Gray Thursday Night Gridiron Throwback Full-Zip Jacket

Adidas Rivalry 86 Low Simpsons

For the sneakerhead in your life, I present to you the Adidas Simpsons Collection.  A variety of styles for everyone, but for the guy who wants something stylish with a classic animation homage, I recommend the Rivalry 86 “Bart Simpson” model.

Dynamic Discs Trooper Disc Golf Backpack

With the popularity of disc golf on the rise and no signs of stopping, the disc golfer in your life is going to need a durable and reliable bag to help carry all of the new discs they’ll be getting.  I use this bag personally, and it’s a solid option to keep you organized on the course with plenty of storage.

Dynamic Discs Trooper Backpack

Dynamic Discs Trooper Backpack

Recess Pickleball Paddle Striped Set

Pickleball is an inescapable phenomenon for a good reason: it’s a game that’s easy to pick up, and virtually any age can enjoy. Because of it, you’ll find a huge selection of stylish pickleball paddles to fit any personality. Recess is one of the trendy names in the pickleball paddle realm, for a slightly premium paddle with lots of color and pattern offerings, all with a slight retro flair. I’ll have this striped pattern set, which comes with a carrying case and three pickleballs, on my Christmas list for sure. 

Recess Pickleball Paddle Striped Set

Recess Pickleball Paddle Striped Set

L.L. Bean Men's Original Baxter State Parka '82

If the guy you’re shopping for has been schlepping around in the same old winter jacket for years, you are in luck.  Part of the “warmer” collection, this jacket is also super stylish and doesn’t skimp on pockets.

Miyabi Black Rocking Santoku Knife, 7"

I love to cook, and I have some knives that sit idly in the drawer and only one or two that I use regularly.  This Santoku knife is a masterfully crafted blade that can take the place of nearly your entire knife arsenal.  For the guy who considers the grill his battlefield or the kitchen his domain, this will not disappoint.

Miyabi Black Rocking Santoku Knife, 7"

Miyabi Black Rocking Santoku Knife, 7"

Viking Revolution Ultimate Beard Grooming Set

There is a fine line between glorified stubble and a formidable beard.  The latter begins with the care you put into growing and maintaining your beard, and the tools you choose to use.  This affordable kit is a great way to keep things looking good and smelling even better.

Viking Revolution Beard Care Kit for Men - Kit includes 100% Boar Beard Brush, Wooden Comb, Beard Balm, Beard Oil, Beard & Mustache Scissors in a Metal Box

Viking Revolution Beard Care Kit for Men - Kit includes 100% Boar Beard Brush, Wooden Comb, Beard Balm, Beard Oil, Beard & Mustache Scissors in a Metal Box

LEATHERMAN Skeletool CX Lightweight Multitool with Pliers, Knife and Bottle Opener, Stainless Steel

For the handyman, outdoors enthusiast, and all around hands-on guy, nothing beats having a sturdy and reliable multi-tool on your side.  This multi-tool is durable, the knife stays sharp for a long time, and you can feel the quality from the minute you try it out.

Skeletool® CX

Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for a speakers that’ll last you longer than the bargain bluetooth speakers for $10-$20 at the department store, you’ll want to check out the Boom 3.  This speaker is loud and basically indestructible.  Oh yeah! And it floats, is waterproof, and comes in several cool colors

Elakai Social Scatter Game 

I am always on the lookout for fun, new, and unique games that can become a staple in the party routine.  This is perfect for the backyard, beach, and more with little to no learning curve necessary.

Elakai Crew Social Scatter

Elakai Crew Social Scatter

James Bentley STAR Crystal Whiskey Glasses Set

No better way to compliment that perfect bottle of bourbon with two gorgeous and unique whiskey glasses.  These look stunning and come with a special ice mold to fit the shape of the glass.

James Bentley STAR Crystal Whiskey Glasses Set

James Bentley STAR Crystal Whiskey Glasses Set

Core Fitness® Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set by Affordable Dumbbells 

With New Years and the impending resolutions around the corner, you can be sure to be ready to hit the ground running.  Or rather, lifting, with these space saving adjustable weight dumbbells.  They can be tucked away easily after use, but easy enough to get in a quick workout without all of the setup of a traditional dumbbell set.

Core Fitness® Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set by Affordable Dumbbells

Core Fitness® Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set by Affordable Dumbbells

Leder Games Root

Now comes the time to unleash the inner nerd!  Root is an all-time classic tabletop game that is great for 2-4 players. It’s easy enough for most anybody in the family to learn as well (approximate age 12 and up), and with the variety of “factions” you’ll never have the same game experience twice.  There are also tons of expansion packs to keep the game going for years to come.

Leder Games Root

Leder Games Root

World Tour Jerky Crate

The ideal gift for the guy who, for some inexplicable reason, always has a bag of jerky on them in any situation.  There are a variety of internationally inspired flavors and the packaging is as awesome as the selection.

World Tour Jerky Crate

World Tour Jerky Crate

Ninja OO101 Woodfire 8-in-1 Outdoor Oven

When I think about nice weather and cookouts, I can't help but think that outdoor pizza ovens need to be included. Ninja has the bases covered for the summer BBQ with the 8-in-1 Outdoor Oven that hits 700 degrees. This model also doubles as a smoker that takes wood pellets to give that extra smoky flavor to whatever you’re cooking for the party.

Ninja Woodfire™ Pizza Oven, 8-in-1 function, 5 pizza settings, 700°F, BBQ Smoker, Electric, OO101

Ninja Woodfire™ Pizza Oven, 8-in-1 function, 5 pizza settings, 700°F, BBQ Smoker, Electric, OO101

Mountain Voyage Minimalist Wallet for Men 

A stylish minimalist wallet perfect for holding your important cards and some cash with the attached money clip.  Sturdy build and keeps your card safe from RFID scanners.  If that doesn’t sell you on the value, there’s also 20 colors/patterns to choose from.

Mountain Voyage Minimalist Wallet for Men - Slim RFID Wallet, Scratch Resistant, Natural Walnut Wood Credit Card Holder & Money Clip, Easily Removable Money & Cards, Mens Wallets

Mountain Voyage Minimalist Wallet for Men - Slim RFID Wallet, Scratch Resistant, Natural Walnut Wood Credit Card Holder & Money Clip, Easily Removable Money & Cards, Mens Wallets

ARUOHHA D&D Metal Dice Set Dragon Design

The popularity of Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TTRPG) is on the rise, and one thing the games have in common is dice.  If you are shopping for a TTRPG player, they can never have enough dice.  This beautiful set intricately cut metal dice will stand out amongst the sea of plastic resin relics they have in their collection.

ARUOHHA DND Metal Dice Set Dragon Design D&D Dice Set with Gift Box, Antique Gold D+D Polyhedral Dice for Dungeons and Dragons RPG Role Playing Games 7pcs D and D Dice D20 D12 D10 D8 D6 D4

ARUOHHA DND Metal Dice Set Dragon Design D&D Dice Set with Gift Box, Antique Gold D+D Polyhedral Dice for Dungeons and Dragons RPG Role Playing Games 7pcs D and D Dice D20 D12 D10 D8 D6 D4

Secretlab TITAN™ Evo Gaming Chair

Nowadays, you’ll find many guys like to unwind after a long day by popping on a headset and spending some time gaming with friends.  And sometimes that turns into hours of online gaming, which means you’ll want to make sure they have a comfortable gaming chair so they aren’t creaking and cracking when they finally return to reality.

Secretlab TITAN™ Evo Gaming Chair

Secretlab TITAN™ Evo Gaming Chair

Arcade1UP - 14 Games in 1, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Legacy Video Game Arcade with Riser and Wi-Fi Live

The barstools, couch, flatscreen TV, dartboard, bar, and gaming table.  So many awesome items that can help round out your man cave.  But when is the last time you popped into somebody’s basement and saw a full functional arcade game complete with joysticks? There are a few models to choose from, but Street Fighter is my personal favorite. 

Arcade1UP - 14 Games in 1 Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Legacy Video Game Arcade with Riser and Wi-Fi Live

Arcade1UP - 14 Games in 1 Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Legacy Video Game Arcade with Riser and Wi-Fi Live

Happy Gilmore “IT’S ALL IN THE HIPS” RSVLTS Shirt

RSVLTS is known for fun pop-culture inspired designs from all of your favorite fandoms.  From Disney to Marvel, Goonies to Jurassic Park, you’re sure to find the perfect match for whoever you are buying for.  I am particularly drawn to this classic polo featuring Happy Gilmore.

Happy Gilmore “IT’S ALL IN THE HIPS” RSVLTS Shirt

Happy Gilmore “IT’S ALL IN THE HIPS” RSVLTS Shirt

ROKR 294 Pieces 3D Jigsaw Wooden Puzzle Marble Run Model Kit for Adults and Kids-Marble Night City

Searching for a fun gift for somebody who is hands-on and a bit of a hobbyist?  Check out this awesome marble run kit that you build on your own!  I’ve completed a few of these myself and it’s a great way to relax and test your skills at basic engineering.

ROKR 294 Pieces 3D Jigsaw Wooden Puzzle Marble Run Model Kit for Adults and Kids-Marble Night City

ROKR 294 Pieces 3D Jigsaw Wooden Puzzle Marble Run Model Kit for Adults and Kids-Marble Night City

Curiosity Box - Annual Plan

Ever since I saw the first ad for this somewhere in the wild west of the internet, I knew I needed to check it out.  This is a quarterly subscription that delivers incredible curiosities, kits, and other various imaginative gifts that are sure to please science-lovers of any age.

Curiosity Box - Annual Plan

Curiosity Box - Annual Plan

Ninja CFN601 Espresso & Coffee Barista System

Honestly, not much to say here aside from another home-run by Ninja.  This multi-functional barista system is a perfect holiday gift for the guy who doesn’t settle for the 1 dollar cup of coffee at the corner store.  Also comes with a 12-cup carafe for when it’s time to share.

Ninja Espresso & Coffee Barista System, Single-Serve Coffee & Nespresso Capsule Compatible, Multicolor

Ninja Espresso & Coffee Barista System, Single-Serve Coffee & Nespresso Capsule Compatible, Multicolor

RTIC 52 QT Ultra-Light Cooler

There are endless options to choose from when it comes to high quality coolers, and some that will break the bank.  This cooler retains temperature without being bulky and heavy, comes in a variety of unique color combinations, and there are awesome add-ons like a freezable divider.

RTIC 52 QT Ultra-Light Cooler

RTIC 52 QT Ultra-Light Cooler

HOT ONES 10 PACK - SEASON 22

We’ve all seen the clips of our favorite celebrities sweating as they are interviewed while chowing down on chicken wings covered in increasingly hotter and hotter sauces.  Surprise the spice lover in the family with this 10 pack of sauces that get hotter as you move down the line.

HOT ONES 10 PACK - SEASON 22

HOT ONES 10 PACK - SEASON 22

Sharper Image Smart Tracking Telescope

I recently got into stargazing and started off with an entry level telescope.  You can for sure get a clear view of the sky with varying levels of telescope.  But if you want to give a gift of the infinite universe, you’ll want a high-end model like this Sharper Image Smart Tracking Telescope that connects to your smartphone!

Sharper Image Smart Tracking Telescope

Sharper Image Smart Tracking Telescope

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