10 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
The man in your life might tell you that he’s “not all that bothered about Christmas presents,” and be vague about what he wants. It’s sometimes difficult, therefore, to find Christmas gifts for him.
Don’t despair: there are plenty of ideas out there. Here are some of the top gifts for men this holiday season.
- Christmas Beer Selection Hamper
The craft beer scene has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years, with more and more men wanting to get involved.
Heard of it, but not sure where to begin? Don’t worry: you can provide the man in your life with a portal into this world by giving them a Christmas beer selection.
Christmas beer selections, as you might expect, come with a variety of different beers for the man in your life to try, from the latest lager brews to more traditional stout. What’s more, many of these selections also come with foods that pair well with certain types of beer, like cheese. Some even come with special beer-drinking glasses, all designed to enhance the experience.
- A New Coffee Machine
Today’s kitchen counter coffee machines are a world away from those of yesteryear. Gone are the bits of filter paper and giant jugs that used to sit under a spout. Today, you can get a beautiful coffee that tastes similar to the one that your local barista would make from a machine no bigger than a kettle.
Coffee machines are a money saver. Men who buy their coffee daily from Starbucks can get through hundreds of dollars per year. A coffee machine is a fraction of the price and can pay for itself in a matter of weeks. Plus, many now come with accessories, like milk steamers, that allow users to make more exotic drinks, not just Americanos.
- Tool Sets
Men love DIY. For this reason, they’re in constant need of tools.
Tools can be quite costly, so you want to be careful about what you buy. If possible, subtly get into a conversation about the DIY projects that the man in your life wants to carry out in the new year. Then, if possible, find out what’s holding them back. Sometimes you’ll find that it’s a lack of one kind of tool or another.
If they have no tools whatsoever but want to give the house a makeover, then you’re in luck. Practically any standard toolset will come in handy. Gift ideas for him include things like a drill and bit set, an electric sander, a paint tray with a roller brush and a toolbox complete with spanners and wrenches.
- Meat Rubs
Does the man in your life love his steaks? If so, then you might want to buy a selection of “meat rubs.” While the name might be a little unfortunate, these condiments can add an enormous amount of flavor to meat, totally transforming the experience.
Most meat rubs are made of oil, salt, and spices. All you do is pour or sprinkle them over the meat, massage them into the cut, and then wait for a few hours for the flavors to absorb. Then you simply put them on the grill to cook. Meat rubs come in all kinds of varieties, like Cajun, Italian, and BBQ.
- A Magazine Subscription
While most men get their information from the internet, there’s nothing quite like curling up on the sofa with a magazine and peeling through the pages.
Think about the kind of magazine that the man in your life would love to read. Is he interested in health and fitness? If so, there are plenty of fitness and bodybuilding magazines out there.
What about cars? There are lots of them too. You can also find magazines that cater to specific hobbies like golf, skiing, cycling, and gardening.
- A Ranger Pocket Knife
A lot of men love to be outdoors, hiking, and camping. Going out into the wilderness, however, requires the right tools. Top of the list are pocket knives: small knives that you fold out when you need them, and then fold away when you don’t.
Most pocket knives come with additional tools, like screwdrivers, saws, bottle openers, and corkscrews. They’re the perfect accessory for sharpening a spear or unpopping a bottle of beer around a campfire.
- A Retro Gaming Console
Many men grew up playing video games on consoles that connect to the TV. A lot still do!
While modern video games are visually stunning, many men are nostalgic about their early gaming experience. The cartridges, controllers, and old-fashioned pixellated games are, for many, what it was all about. It is, therefore, a great Christmas gift idea for him.
Today, you can buy mock-ups of the original retro gaming consoles. Yes, they’re slightly different, but the vibe is so similar. It’s bound to be a hit!
- Ski Wear
Skiing is a heck of a lot of fun and something that a lot of men would do more if they had the time.
The great thing about skiing (for gift-givers, at least), is that its a potentially bottomless pit. There’s always something that you could buy the man in your life. Ideas include gloves, snoods, jackets, ski poles, special goggles that block UV, and even energy gels to keep blood sugar levels high on the piste.
- Personalized Hats
Today you no longer have to put up with generic clothing. You can get a personalized gift for him in practically any way that you want.
The fact is if you want to give the man in your life something funny or personalized there are hundreds of options. You could get him a hat with his initials, a special message, or even an image you drew. But there are many options like his favourite song as a personalized print, a customized wallet or a water bottle for example.
- Birchwood Coaster Set
Traditional coasters are pretty uninspiring. They’re mostly a plastic top with a grippy, felt-like bottom. Yes, you can get them with exciting patterns, but they’re not exactly rugged and masculine.
Enter birchwood coasters. These coasters are different from the run of the mill. They’re essentially just rounded sections of wood and perfect for the men in your life who like their homes to have a rugged appearance. What’s more, they ideal for protecting delicate surfaces from hot and cold drinks alike.
So, what are you waiting for? Now you’ve read our gift ideas for him, go out and start shopping!