For whatever reason, trying to find the perfect gift for the man in your life can be difficult… how many ties, golf balls, and colognes can you give a person!? But, whether it’s your father, grandpa, husband, brother, son, or friend, we all have that special someone in our life who deserves something they’d love (and actually use).
As I mentioned last week in my Christmas Gift Guide for women, gift-giving should go beyond something you feel obligated to do into something you actually enjoy and put thought into!
Here are my top picks for the best gift for men for 2019:
Necktie Travel Roll
This is for the man in your life who is always wanting to look his best — but on the go. Eliminate wrinkles with this tie-carrying case that can easily be stashed into a weekend bag or suitcase.
These UGG slippers are made to last! For the guy who loves to relax at home, get cozy, and still look stylish all at the same time, these slippers are a great option.
Everlane ReCashmere Crew
Everlane is known for their quality garments, and this cashmere crewneck is no different. It looks flattering without being too expensive.
Nike Killshot 2 sneakers
I love this J Crew x Nike collab! This is the perfect sneaker for the stylish guy who needs a go-to pair of shoes for doing just about everything, from grabbing a coffee to going on a date night — these shoes are the perfect pair that can be dressed up or down.
Make his life easier with a portable campfire that is easy to ignite! Perfect for camping, the beach, or even the backyard, this gift is for the guy who loves being in the great outdoors.
Yeti Roadie Cooler
There’s been lots of buzz about Yeti over the past year or so, but that’s because their products are so amazing! This cooler is virtually indestructible and will keep your stuff cold for what seems like eternity — making it the perfect gift for the guy who’s always heading out on some type of adventure (even if it’s just on the weekend).
Swiss Pocket Knife
This pocket knife can basically do anything (open a bottle, scale a fish, cut cheese, or as a blade, knife, fork, or screwdriver). Great for the handy guy who’s always trying to fix things on the go!
French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
You don’t need a fancy coffee machine to make a good coffee! Return to the simple things with a french press, and easily make a cup of coffee or tea at the drop of a hat.
Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal
This amazing tequila was created by former Breaking Bad costars Brian Cranston and Aaron Paul. Made in Oaxaca, Dos Hombres has a rich, smooth taste that’s a must-try for anyone who loves tequila and Breaking Bad.
There is nothing more annoying than reheating your winter beverage 10x because it keeps cooling off too much! With this temperature-control mug, you can keep your coffee at the exact temperature you want, for up to one hour.
Sleep Aid Device
There is no better gift than the one that benefits you at the same time! If you have a man in your life who suffers from difficulty sleeping, this sleep device aid has a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally (and reduce snoring!).
Give a guy the gift of nostalgia this Christmas with the NES Classic Edition inspired by the 80s gaming system. The best part? It comes already loaded with Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and Zelda.
Smart Home Theater Projector
Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re at the movies without actually having to go to the movies? This theater projector is Smart TV enabled and is compatible with smartphones and tablets, meaning you can stream right from your phone. It’s on the pricey end, but would make a perfect gift for the homebody guy in your life if you’re looking to splurge.
Stance Monthly Sock and Underwear Subscription
Stance will send your man a monthly subscription of either socks and/or underwear, making this the perfect gift for the guy who needs a little encouragement in the undergarment area. Say goodbye to socks with holes in them and hello to quality pieces in fun patterns and colors.
The Tech Lover
Phone Camera Lens, 3 Pack
For the guy that loves to take photos, this pack of lenses attach onto your smartphone to expand the view or take dramatic fisheye photos.
Caseta Smart Start Kit
This is a super cool gift for the guy who wants to have a smart home. It connects to Amazon or Google, and allows you to control the lights in your home from the touch of a button on your phone (or by voice command). You can randomly turn your lights on and off to look like you’re home even if you’re away!
This cool technology allows you to listen to music and protect your eyes from the sun all at once! Bluetooth speakers are built in to these cool shades with an integrated microphone so that you can also answer calls too. Best of all? They have this technology that is basically noise-cancelling, so your man can rock out to their fave tunes without bothering you one bit.
VR Gaming Headset
Virtual reality seems to be the “it” thing these days, so any man with a love of futuristic tech will be obsessed with this VR gaming headset.
May your Christmas shopping begin! My recommendation is to enjoy this time of year as much as possible, and to give gifts that are thoughtful. You don’t need to break the bank to do this and people always appreciate when you get them something special.