40 Great Holiday Gifts for the Men in Your Life | Working Mother

40 Great Holiday Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Give the hubbie, dad, son, brother or uncle in your orbit one of these guy-approved presents.

Dad opening gift

You can't go wrong with any of these gifts this holiday season.

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It seems that every year the men in your life are the hardest to shop for during the holiday season. But it doesn't have to be that way this time! Here are 20 gifts that will impress your husband, father, brother or any other guy on your list.  

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Just in time for the release of The Last Jedi, this new augmented reality game from Lenovo and Disney features three separate game modes that can be played using a headset and a replica lightsaber. It's only single-player for now, but there is a chance for multiplayer updates down the road. Perfect for letting him finally live out his fantasy of beating a Sith Lord in a duel ($200, bestbuy.com).

Lightsaber duel

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Photo: Lenovo

Nintendo Super NES Classic

Take a trip down memory lane with this vintage console. The new version fits in the palm of his hand and comes with 20 of his favorite games already downloaded. It's also a great way for dad to introduce his kids to a childhood favorite ($80, nintendo.com).

Nintendo Super NES Classic

Nintendo Super NES Classic

Football Speaker Helmet

Give the football-fanatic in your life a helmet that doubles as a speaker. With bluetooth built in, this sporty gadget ensures some quality surround-sound jam-out sessions ($119.95, amazon.com).

speaker helmet

Football Speaker Helmet

Man Cave Man Candles

After a while, man caves can get a little stuffy. These handmade candles can freshen up his scent with a number of different options including Riding Mower and Lumber Yard ($8, etsy.com).

Candles

Man Cave Man Candles

Air Sofa

This air sofa is a comfy and convenient way for him lounge wherever and whenever he wants. Perfect for tailgating or camping, it's even waterproof and can be used for sleeping, too ($25.99, amazon.com).

air sofa

Air Sofa

Wooden Desk Organizer

Keep all of his essentials in order with this handmade wooden organizer. It has space for his phone, watch, wallet, keys, glasses and anything else he would like to keep handy. ($28, etsy.com)

Desk organizer

Wooden Desk Organizer

The Daily Knot

Is his work wardrobe getting a bit stale and boring? Then spice it up with a subscription service that sends a new tie every month ($12 per month, cratejoy.com ).

Tie subscription box

The Daily Knot

Beard Soap

His beard may look good, but it can get a little gross if he doesn't take care of it. This soap is handmade and contains natural ingredients for fresh and clean facial hair ($7, etsy.com).

Beard Soap

Beard Soap

Logitech G433 7.1 Gaming Headset

Upgrade his gaming experience with this new state-of-the-art headset from Logitech. It comes in four colors and can be used on PCs and most consoles
($90, amazon.com).

Headset

Logitech G433 7.1 Gaming Headset

SaloonBox DIY Cocktails

Help your aspiring bartender hone his skills with a subscription box that sends new recipes and ingredient every month. The best part? Each recipe includes enough for four cocktails, so he'll need somebody to help test them out ($37.50 per month, cratejoy.com).

SaloonBox

SaloonBox DIY Cocktails

Apelpi Bar 5200 Portable Battery Charger

Let him know he's golden by gifting him with the very portable pocket-size Apelpi Gold Charger. It'll add Add 16 hours talk time, 28 hours of video or 110 hours of music to his smartphone—just right for a techie guy on the go ($37, walmart.com).

Charger

Apelpi Bar 5200 Portable Battery Charger

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly is in: Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are all the rage, and you don't want to leave your guy without something so-tacky-it's-cool to wear. At uglychristmassweater.com, you can find everything from shirts and sweaters with basic (hideous) patterns to ones with Ninja Turtles, working Christmas lights, or (officially licensed!) NFL logos on them in patterns loud enough to make even Santa call them a bit much (starting at $15, uglychristmassweater.com).

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Rabbit Freezable Beer Glass

In the dead of winter you might not be thinking about sitting in the sunshine on the patio and drinking a cold beer, but summer will be here before you know it. The double-walled borosilicate glass used in Rabbit's Freezable Beer Glass is filled with food-safe chilling liquid, but it comes with a silicone base so your fingers don't have to get as frosty as the brew ($31 for set of 2, amazon.com).

Rabbit Freezable Beer Glass

Rabbit Freezable Beer Glass

iPhone Camera Lens and Smartphone Lens Kit by Pocket Lens

He may already be an Instagram genius, but every artist could use a little help. This lens kit attaches to his phone to let your favorite photographer snap pics with a variety of lenses for higher-quality phone photos—just make sure he limits the number of selfies, please ($15, amazon.com).

iPhone Camera Lens and Smartphone Lens Kit by Pocket Lens

iPhone Camera Lens and Smartphone Lens Kit by Pocket Lens

Allett Classic Leather Wallet

If there's one surefire turn-off, it's a guy's uncontrollable wallet bulge. Allett's Classic Wallet lets guys have a real leather wallet, but it still holds up to 24 cards without getting embarrassingly bulky ($35, amazon.com).

Allett Classic Leather Wallet

Allett Classic Leather Wallet

Working Man’s Hygiene Kit

Stop him from stealing your favorite bath products—he doesn't want to smell like lavender anyway. The Working Man’s Hygiene Kit by Uncommon Goods was developed by a mechanic looking for a manly cure to his very, very dry skin, so think of what it could do for your man's rough hands. The set includes a walnut scrub, soap, knuckle wax, after-shower oil, hand repair lotion, foot relief salve and lip balm ($36, uncommongoods.com).

Working Man’s Hygiene Kit

Working Man’s Hygiene Kit

Cooper and Kid Cooper Kit

There's no better gift than family time. The Cooper Kit, available as a one-time gift or quarterly subscription, comes with activities meant for dads and kids to do together, like making sky lanterns or exploring the world of butterflies. Each box comes with an activity, a bedtime story and a recipe for a dinner that fits the activity theme and resources ($65 for a one-time delivery or $260 for one year of quarterly deliveries, cooperandkid.com).

Cooper and Kid Cooper Kit

Cooper and Kid Cooper Kit

Snapback Cap

Old-school guys will love the classic look of these vintage-inspired ball caps. Available in the sports logos of almost any team, these affordable hats are sure to be a hit ($30, americanneedle.com).

cubs hat

Snapback Cap

Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt

Take those ratty old T-shirts that have been taking up space in the bottom of the dresser and upcycle them into a new, fleece-backed quilt. You just have to select the shirts, choose the fleece color and mail them in, and they'll return as something you'll actually want to snuggle up to ($75–$290 depending on blanket size, projectrepat.com).

Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt

Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt

American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie

If he lives in his hoodie, you might as well give him one that'll last. American Giant has no brick-and-mortar stores, rarely advertises beyond word-of-mouth and makes all of its clothes in the United States to ensure that all of the company's efforts are going to making the highest-quality garments possible. And they are—Slate's tech reporter once called this "the greatest hoodie ever made" ($89, american-giant.com).

American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie

American Giant Classic Full-Zip Hoodie

Crosley Cruiser Chalkboard Turntable

Vinyl is back, and your man can embrace the retro vibe with Crosley's Cruiser Chalkboard Turntable. The outer case is made of chalkboard, so he can scrawl his favorite lyrics or draw his favorite band logo, while the inside of the turntable features built-in stereo speakers, RCA outputs and headphone jack ($95, amazon.com).

Crosley Cruiser Chalkboard Turntable

Crosley Cruiser Chalkboard Turntable

Logitech G213 RGB Gaming Keyboard

For your high school- or college-age cousin, or the man who's a kid at heart (so many we know are!), here's a keyboard that let's him keep up with his most intense computer games ($70, amazon.com).

Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard

J. Crew Slim Marled Lambswool Half-Zip Sweater in Marled Indigo

Looking for a foolproof item to gift any man on your list? Check out this this cozy and warm sweater, which layers well and goes with everything. And yes, he will wear it ($75, jcrew.com).

J. Crew Slim

J. Crew Slim

Wacaco Minipresso Hand Espresso

DIY espresso doesn't have to be expensive. Case in point: this handy device, which can create a single shot with just a few pumps. Once he's done, he can sip right out of the integrated coffee cup ($60, amazon.com).

Wacaco Minipresso Hand Espresso

Wacaco Minipresso Hand Espresso

Adidas NMD_R2 Shoes in Grey

For the guy on your list who builds his style around his trendy footwear, this pair of statement sneaks is a welcome addition to his closet ($130, adidas.com).

adidas nmd r2 shoes

Adidas NMD_R2 Shoes

The Art of Shaving - The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave

He take pride in his stash and/or beard, and this kit, which features a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm and shaving brush, will help keep his looking perfectly trimmed and awesome ($120, amazon.com).

The Art of Shaving - The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave

The Art of Shaving - The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave

Land's End Men’s Classic Fit Flannel Pajama Pants in Rich Red Classic Plaid

Here's a heavier, more festive alternative to regular pajamas—and best of all, he can never have too many ($39, landsend.com).

lands end pajamas

Lands' End Pajamas

George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill

What is it with guys and grills? Whatever. This grill gives him a bunch of cooking options—burgers, hotdogs, paninis and quesadillas are just a few—while taking up minimal counter space ($20, amazon.com).

George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill

George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill

Lenovo Yoga Book

For the guy who's both old-school and high-tech: this 2-in-1, Intel-powered tablet, which has a Halo Keyboard that acts as a drawing/writing pad. Using the stylus, he can take notes or make sketches and then see his work appear instantly on screen. When it's time for him to type, however, he can easily switch his keyboard to Type Mode. Thin, light and with a 13-hour battery life, he can take it everywhere to create designs, jot down important memos, surf the net or even watch films. Whichever use he chooses, he can always comfortably view the screen, since the device bends a full 360 degrees. We think your tech-savvy, creative hubby or soon-to-be-in-college teen will be all over this ($500, shop.lenovo.com).

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book

Everlane Cashmere Beanie in Heather Grey

He may already have a ton of knit caps, but we assure you this luxurious cashmere one will be his new fave ($58, everlane.com).

everlane cashmere beanie

Everlane Cashmere Rib Beanie

Hugo Boss Ambassador Leather Strap Watch

For the man who's all about the details, this time piece adds extra polish to his overall attire ($175.50, amazon.com).

Hugo Boss Watch

Hugo Boss Watch

Monster® ClarityHD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Your favorite brother will never again waste another minute untangling his headphones. These do away with annoying cords all together by connecting with his phone via bluetooth, providing crystal clear sound quality for all his tunes ($149, amazon.com).

Monster® ClarityHD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Monster® ClarityHD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Conscious Collection Socks: Books, Water, Poverty

Let's face it: Corporate clothing can be boring. But he can easily spice up his suits (secretly) with these funky socks, which give back too; by purchasing this trio, you provide two school books to kids in need, 18 months of clean water and support the goal to end poverty by 2030 ($45, consciousstep.com).

Conscious Collection Socks

Conscious Collection Socks: Books, Water, Poverty

Solo Everyday Max Hybrid Backpack

For the student, athlete or city-slicker on your list, this backpack/duffel hybrid has a bunch of compartments to keep him organized, including a laptop pocket and a bottom compartment for his shoes ($70, amazon.com).

Solo Velocity Backpack

Solo Everyday Max Hybrid Backpack

Quip Electric Brush in Copper Metal

For the design-appreciative dude, this simple-looking toothbrush boasts some helpful features. Turn it on and it vibrates for two minutes, stopping 30 seconds at a time to let you know when you should be finished brushing each section ($45, getquip.com).

Quip Toothbrush

Quip Toothbrush

Phlur in Greylocke

Here's a fragrance that's outdoorsy, preppy and classic—just like him ($85, phlur.com).

phlur greylocke

Phlur in Greylocke

Coach Tech Nappa Glove in Dark Saddle

These sleek, sophisticated-looking leather gloves lined in lush cashmere are practical, too. On super cold days, he won't have to take these gloves off to check his phone or make calls, since each glove has a touch-sensitive pointer finger ($125, coach.com).

Coach Tech Nappa Glove in Saddle

Coach Tech Nappa Glove in Dark Saddle

Montez Renault Face Kit

Show him it's OK to give his skin some extra TLC with this trio of full-sized skincare products. The gentle cleanser is non-drying, the refreshing moisturizer softens but isn't heavy or greasy, and the face scrub smoothes for a closer shave ($63, belk.com).

Montez Renault Face Kit

Montez Renault Face Kit

Juiceman Express Whole Juicer

Vegetables, fruits and even ice are no match for the four-tip blending blade of this juicer. Whether he's creating his favorite protein shake, smoothie or green juice (this juicer can also blend, too—just remove the juicer attachment), here's a kitchen gadget that can handle it with ease. And on busy mornings he can easily bring his beverage wherever he goes, since the juicer comes with a travel lid ($60, amazon.com).

Juiceman

Juiceman Express Whole Juice

Personal Creations 4-Piece Beer Glass Set

Monograms make everything better—even his favorite beer ($40, personalcreations.com).

4 Piece Beer Sampler Glass Set

Personal Creations 4-Piece Beer Glass Set

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