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Sorry, men—for whatever reason, we often get your gifts last. Whether it’s because we’re afraid of our in-laws or simply know that women are often pickier, guys get pushed to the end of the Christmas list. That doesn’t mean you must get him a tie and call it day. There is still time to get your guy something he loves. Looking for last-minute Christmas gift ideas that men will actually want and use? Read on for some spectacular suggestions.
Opening gifts under the tree is nice, but often what a guy would really love is a weekend (or even just a night) away with you. Give your guy the gift of experience. Whether it’s tickets to his favorite sporting team, a play, or a concert, this is something he’ll treasure forever. If you’re confident enough that you know his schedule, think about booking a relaxing trip away for the two of you. He’ll be so impressed that you went to the effort to arrange this for him. Bonus: You’ll benefit from this one, too.
When we think of accessories, our mind often goes right to women. From hats and jewelry to purses and scarves, accessories do tend to be their jam. What men don’t realize, though, is how often their style can go from good to great with the addition of a few simple accessories. They don’t seem to see how legit they look in scarves (thank you, Lenny Kravitz), so get him a nice, warm one to wear with his long or leather coat. Men’s watches by MVMT are classic and elegant, and no proper dude should be telling time from his cell phone. Hats are another option. Whether it’s a ski hat for his next day on the slopes, a beanie for lounging on the weekends, or a hat that sports the name of his favorite team, he’ll love that you thought outside the tie box.
Perhaps this is a rather caveman-esque notion, but it does seem to be true that many guys love to grill. If his tools have gotten a bit overused, consider getting him a new grill set. Some Bluetooth speakers for him to play while he’s outside manning it would be great, too. A variety of spice rubs for him to use on his favorite things to grill could make for great stocking stuffers. Or how about these super unique pulled pork shredder claws from Bear Paw? Roar!
Games for Your Gaming Guy
Many guys are kids at heart and love the spirit of competition, so channel this with a fun gift like a piece of sporting equipment, a mobile game device (great for train commutes), or a new video game for his PS4. If your guy loves the great outdoors, think about something like personalized cornhole boxes for football tailgating, a ping pong table, or a bocce ball set he can keep in his car for a game on the fly. Whatever you choose, he’ll love that you’re allowing to set free his more carefree side.
Many guys love gadgets, so appeal to his inner tech nerd with something he can fiddle with for days at a time. Whether it’s a voice controlled speaker for the home, an upgraded phone or accessories for the one he already has, a portable charger (ahem—so you can always reach him!), or a Garmin, he’ll love geeking out with you by his side.
Gear for Your Outdoorsman
If your man loves nothing more than sleeping under the stars, consider getting some camping gear he doesn’t have. From camping stoves and headlamps to zero degree sleeping bags for frigid nights and tents, the possibilities are endless. If he likes to hike or fish while away, an upgrade on fishing equipment or new hiking gear will always be appreciated. And if he’s a beer aficionado, he’d love an uber sweet Yeti cooler to pack to the gills with his faves. There are plenty of options but the 8-sided flip Yeti is pretty much the Cadillac of coolers.
The Christmas countdown is on but there’s no need to panic. Choose anything off this list of holiday gifts for guys and you’ll hit a ho-ho-home run.