Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy Men

No matter what else goes on in our lives, we can be sure that we’ll always need to buy presents for a guy in our life. No matter that guy is your husband, your adult child, your parents, one of your best friends, one of your mentors, a co-worker, or more, there will always be times where you’ll need to come up with gifts for guys. Figuring out what to buy men doesn’t have to be difficult, though. With a bit of creativity (and my help!), we’ll get it nailed down for the holiday season.

So what are good gifts for men? Mostly, while there are some gifts for men that tend to stick out above others, it’s up to you to have a basic knowledge about what your recipient likes. While many men may love Whiskey Ice Cubes, if you know your recipient doesn’t drink whiskey, a different gift may be in order. Here are some of the best gifts for men that I recommend, though.

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First, I want to recommend any of the new R. Scott line from Ame & Lulu. Completely fashionable and extremely functional, the line includes passport covers, commuter bags, shoe bags, and a personal hygiene bag. I’ve had an Ame & Lulu bag for awhile, and they aren’t kidding when it comes to quality. These bags are going to last forever, and they look super fashionable in the meantime. If your guy enjoys a professional, sleek look, any of the R. Scott bags from the Ame & Lulu line are going to please him.

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A lot of guys enjoy working on their cars (and some women too!), so why not get him something that makes it easier to take care of his car? Cars need to be waxed regularly to preserve their finish, but it sometimes can take awhile to do. That’s where the Velocity Waxer comes in. Designed to make the process super-simple, it reduces the time it takes a car down to less than 30 minutes. The Velocity Waxer has a built-in 5 ounce liquid wax reservoir and pump for automatic application, and it’s fully rechargeable which means no hassle with cords while waxing. Plus, it can also wax RVs, boats, airplanes, and more! Go straight to the AutoRight site to purchase it.

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Is he a sucker for socks – especially in the chilling nights of winter? You don’t have to look any further for a present than the Heat Holders. Designed as the warmest thermal socks possible, the Heat Holders come in a multitude of colors and are thick and comfortable for long-term wear. You can read my Heat Holders review or just go purchase some of the comfortable Heat Holders.

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You could always go the “weird” route and buy him an ugly sweater, but ugly sweaters just aren’t that cool. But with the temperature dropping, something for warm is definitely recommended and that’s where the Fruit of the Loom collection can come in. Available from Wal-Mart, Fruit of the Loom now has the BEST collection which has made fit and comfort improvements to their sweatpants and sweatshirts. Why not get him something that he’ll enjoy wearing while also staying warm and snug for the winter weather? Plus, they’re super affordable, and you can get him some basic colors so he can mix-and-match as need be with his clothes. You can read my Fruit of the Loom clothing review or go to your local Wal-Mart to purchase them! (They also can be purchased at the Fruit of the Loom website)

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No matter their gender, anyone who regularly gets mail could use a safe mail box. For one, you help the recipient’s mailbox be safer. Who wants their entire mailbox to be destroyed by some rowdy teenagers – or a driver who hits it in the winter ice? For another, with bad economic times, you never know who is scavenging through your mail. The holiday season (and then tax-season in the Spring) are huge times for mail theft – and it’s not going to be fun for your gift recipient if all of their holiday cards and gifts go missing because they give off the “obvious” look of a holiday gift. (And c’mon, holiday cards always look like holiday cards which is why they get us so excited!) So think of your gift recipient’s personal safety (help prevent identity theft!) as well as their future mail safety by getting them a Mail Boss mailbox. (Plus, if you happen to be gifting for one of those “I only want practical gifts” kind of guy, this is PERFECT) You can read my Mail Boss Mailbox review as well as go straight to the Mail Boss website to buy one for that special person in your life.

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A lot of people are concerned about getting sick and trying to stay healthy during the colder months (and during the warmer ones too!) Why not help them fight the bacteria and infections in one of their most-personal products: their toothbrush! Violife offers toothbrush sanitizers, and no matter the household or the preference, they sell something that works. If your recipient has a full family, you may want to look into their Countertop products that can sanitize up to 4 toothbrushes at once. For the woman always on-the-go, they offer single-size toothbrush carrier sanitizers. For those who love fun, Violife offers cute “Zapi” single-toothbrush sanitizers that are available in fun colors and fun animal designs. You can read my Violife Toothbrush Sanitizer review or go straight to the Violife¬†website to buy this fantastic gift!

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Nobody likes to be all hot and sweaty at night. That’s why the Polar Pillow makes such a great gift. Designed as a special pillow that always stays cool, the Polar Pillow is perfect for those who’d like more restful sleep. Featuring a small, “Turbo Cooling Pack” that goes in the freezer to cool before you insert it into the pillow, once the cooling pack is inserted, the pillow stays cool for much, much longer than it will take you to fall asleep. The body naturally slows down for better sleep with cooler temperatures, and the Polar Pillow is designed to make that process even easier – to help with your gift recipient’s health! Plus, the pillow is designed for all types of sleepers with its soft surface and semi-firm design. You can go straight to my Polar Pillow review or go to the Polar Pillow website to purchase one for you or the men in your life.

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The holiday season is plopped right down in the middle of winter, and that means that it works wonderfully for giving gifts that will keep your recipient warm. You could just get them a standard blanket, but when you know he enjoys playing his video games while curled up in a blanket, getting a blanket that can CLEAN his gadgets and keep him warm at the same time seems so much more personalized. The geeks at Berkshire Blanket have made it simple for your gadget-loving male to easily stay warm AND keep their device clean. The BB Tech Screen Cleaning Throw has a special screen-cleaning edge built right into the blanket that wipes the smudges right off the device. Plus, you can usually assume that most people own some sort of gadget, and you can always assume that someone uses a blanket, so if you’re buying for a male you don’t know too well, this blanket works perfectly while still standing out as a very unique gift. You can read my BB Tech Screen Cleaning Throw review or go directly to the Berkshire Blanket website to purchase this electronic cleaning blanket.

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Showers are boring – but you have to take one almost every day. There are so many other things you could be doing – watching a movie, studying for an exam, looking over spreadsheets, or more. That’s why the iPad Musical Shower Curtain makes such an amazing gift (or a “present” for yourself; I won’t tell!). This shower curtain has built-in speakers along with a waterproof pocket that fits your device and keeps it safe to allow you to easily watch AND control the device while in the shower. The integrated audio cable connects to an iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, MP3 Player, or other touch device to allow you to listen to music/movies/whatever while showering. Plus, the pocket that holds your device is see-through and made from a touch-enabled material that allows to easily control the device too. What else could you ask for? You can read my iPad Musical Shower Curtain review or go straight to Hammacher Schlemmer to buy this music shower curtain for yourself.

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If you know someone who loves doing yoga or regular fitness activities, you can’t go wrong by improving their current gym equipment. With the Sol Dry Grip Yoga Mat from Gaiam, your recipient will stay secure and slip-free as they go about their workout. Designed for heavy sweating and hot environments, the Sol Dry Grip Yoga Mat wicks away the moisture to provide an even better grip the hotter they get. Plus, it comes in a stunning, black material that features a beautiful design. Plus, with its simple black design, it works fantastic as a male yoga mat. No matter their preference, Gaiam provides a huge selection of healthy living and fitness items. This way, you can make sure that your recipient has the perfect gift for this holiday season. You can read my Sol Dry Grip Yoga Mat review or go straight to the Gaiam website to purchase any of their fantastic fitness items.

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Know someone who loves to accessorize? Or are you just thinking for a more romantic gift to give? Look no further than Blue Steel. Made of fantastic metals that are designed to last a long, long time, Blue Steel offers a huge selection of stunning jewelry – each that comes packaged in a small box that’s great for gift-giving. They sell jewelry for both men and women, and they even sell wedding rings! Their whole selection is extremely affordable as well, so you can rest easy knowing you’re buying an affordable gift that’s going to last a long, long time. Before you buy, you can opt into the Blue Steel e-mail – this will get you a free catalog with $200 worth of jewelry freebies and discounts as well as it enters you to win a $300 gift card! Plus, if you have something in mind that you want, you can follow Blue Steel on Facebook for their daily giveaways, specials, and new product updates. You can read my Starfire Wedding Band review or go straight to the Buy Blue Steel website to purchase their great jewelry.

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Keeping your face and body clean is pretty important, but it can be hard to do with just a washcloth and soap. It works for some, but many find that their skin never responds well with just the gentle washcloth. That’s where the Professional Skin Care System from ToiletTree Products comes in. Available in both masculine and feminine colors (men need this too!), this system helps to keep your skin looking as good as possible. ToiletTree also offers one of the few skin cleansers that’s available in more masculine colors. It cleans deep to help remove make-up, removes dead skin cells for healthier skin, leaves skin soft and radiant, and more! The rotations of the brush help for deep cleansing and exfoliating, and with the included large body-size brush, this set can also be used on the body during showering – which is unlike most facial care brushes out there. To learn more, read my Professional Skin Care System review. You can pick up the Professional Skin Care System as a gift for someone straight from the ToiletTree Products website.

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If you want to continue with getting high-quality, great personal care products, continue looking at ToiletTree products. Their Heavy Duty Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer allows for easy hair trim-ups. Unlike most hair trimmers, this one has a lot of Amazon reviews that boast about how much better it is than other hair trimmers. (I can’t say I’ve tried a ton to give a great comparison). You can read my Heavy Duty Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer review or go straight to ToiletTree Products website to buy it.

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Personal grooming for guys can be a stressful process – or it can be a lot easier when he has the right tools. The Virtually Indestructible Barbershop Clipper is designed to be one of the best clippers ever. Engineered to last a lifetime, this clipper comes in a high-impact poly carbonate case that can hold up to most of life’s accidents – including running over it with a car. With a super magnet motor and precision ground blades, this barbershop clipper has 2x the cutting performance of other clippers. Plus, your gift recipient will be set for life with this barbershop clipper’s lifetime warranty! You should go straight to the Remington site to buy the Virtually Indestructible Barbershop Clipper.

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Shaving can be a regular part of most guy’s daily routines, so why wouldn’t you want it be as simple as possible? The new Remington Hyper Series XR1330 Rotary Shaver makes the daily shaving routine as easy as possible. With HyperFlex Technology, your guy can get less skin irritation as the entire head of the razor adjusts to any angle on the face to reduce irritation. The long-lasting battery provides 40 minutes of shaving time while the wetTech wet/dry technology allows for shaving dry or wet. It even comes with a travel-friendly charge stand to secure the shaver for when your guy wants to travel. Head right on over to the Remington site to buy the Hyper Series XR1330 Rotary Shaver.

Buy Fantastic Holiday Gifts with A Gift Personalized

Whether you’re buying for your boss, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your parents, or even a co-worker, everyone loves a personalized gift. Not only does it show that you took time to think of something that would be unique for them, but it also allows them to show off their own unique personality when they use your gift! Luckily, A Gift Personalized offers a huge selection of great gifts that you can easily personalized for your gift recipient. Including things like drinking glasses, personal grooming items, jewelry, household items and more, you can simply add in the personalization information when you check out for simple and effortless personalization. Plus, they put a lot of time and effort into quality personalization, so you never have to worry about them skimping on your items! You can read my A Gift Personalized review or go straight to A Gift Personalized to start personalizing fantastic gifts for your loved ones.

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If your recipient spends a lot of time out in the sun, did you know that it’s important to help them protect their eyes? And who doesn’t want to have sunglasses that let them have that protection in style? Luckily, it’s easy to achieve when you give a pair of Hobie Polarized Sunglasses. Featuring both men’s and women’s sunglass styles, Hobie Polarized makes durable and stylish polarized sunglasses designed to hold up to an active lifestyle. You can read my Mayport Hobie Polarized Sunglasses review or go straight to the Hobie Polarized website to purchase some of these great sunglasses.

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The holidays wouldn’t be complete without some alcoholic drinks! Whether you’re sharing those drinks with your best friend or your parents, alcohol tends to go hand-in-hand with the holidays. When you’re looking to buy a hosting gift or present for one of your close friends, though, you can’t go wrong with the Twisted Shotz. Available in a ton of various flavors to make sure you can always get their favorites, these shots are small, disposable alcoholic shots that feature a twist: the two different parts of alcohol are “divided” inside the cup! This means you get to mix them exactly while you drink them for a more fun and more entertaining experience than regular shots. You can read my Twisted Shotz review or go straight to the Twisted Shotz website to learn where to purchase this fun, alcoholic drink.

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