We all have at least one on our list – that guy who seems to have everything. Don’t fear though – I’ve went straight to the source (men) and compiled a list of gifts for the impossible man. That’s right – here are over 25 gifts for hard to buy for men.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you may know that holiday gift giving is one of my favorite things in the world. I really love to pick out thoughtful, meaningful gifts for every person on my list and I relish in watching their faces when they open their gifts. Even us snarky gals have a soft side very now and then.
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In preparation for the gift giving season, I’ll be sharing my favorite gift ideas for everyone on your list. I’ve got ideas for the saracastic beings such as myself, music lovers, people who already have everything, adventurers and more.
For this gift guide for men who you never really have any idea of what to get them, I went straight to the source – Grunt Labor.
I made him tell me the best gifts he’d received that he always uses over and over again, what items he’s putting on his list this year and what things he finds just really useful in life.
Gifts for Men Who Are Hard To Buy For
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Gifts for Men Under $30
A Really Cool Bottle Opener
This is one of my favorite gifts for guys I’ve found this year. These are actual bullets that were discharged by the military and then made into bottle openers. You can get them engraved as well. I opted to just have my gift recipient’s initials put on the one I got, but you can do their name, commemorate a special event, or whatever else you can dream up. Find the bullet bottle openers here and use code LIFESTYLE to get 10% off the bottle openers or anything else in this Etsy shop.
Cigar Related Gifts
Both my man of questionable honor and Grunt Labor love a good cigar every now and then. If my education of cigars serves me correctly, a key to keeping cigars fresh is a humidor. Here’s a nice humidor for doing just that.
Sports Related Grilling Items
For the man in your life that has an undying love for his sports team, I’m sure he would appreciate any of these sports team grilling accessories. They’ll literally be able to serve up their team spirit using the meat brander and/or hot dog brander. Then let them show their team spirit and throw in another manly grunt as well when they fully clad their grill with their beloved sports team on the team logo grill cover.
Personalized Collar Stays
Both Grunt and my father-in-law have a set of these and both love them. My father-in-law has a set that says “I love you Pa” on one and my daughter’s name and birthdate on the other. Grunt Labor has one like that as well, but with Daddy. He also has one that says “Kick Ass.” You can seriously have loads of fun customizing these collar stays.
A Great Watch Case
If your guy is like mine and has to have a watch for various occasions (sporty, dressy, fun, etc.) then get him this watch case – it holds 12 watches and they can gaze at their lovelies through the glass top.
Favorite Show Gear
Chances are, a few of the guys on your holiday gift list probably have a favorite TV show they never get tired of watching. If that’s the case, then you can’t go wrong with getting them something commemorating that love. I found this Breaking Bad shirt at Cafe Press, however they have a slew of different types of products for just about every television show. Find all their TV show selections here.
An Out of This World Phone Stand
This is another one of those little gems from The Apollo Box. I think this little guy is so cute, but useful too. While he’s getting ready, shaving or just sitting at the table, he can easily watch ESPN, the news or a crazy cat video without ever actually holding his phone. Find the astronaut phone stand here.
Make him bulletproof.
It’s literally bulletproof glass. This was another find by Grunt Labor on Apollo Box and we’ve ordered two for people on our gift list. You can get them in a shot glass size and rocks glass size.
Give them a home base.
For their bachelor pad, man cave or workshop, get them a home base – doormat style. This one is especially great for those baseball fans on your list!
Make ’em snazzy.
For the more dapper fellow in your life, get them a bow tie in fun colors! This one comes in over 15 different colors.
When they know best…
When they’re the best one for figuring out what they need, get them a Happy Guy gift card. You can get these in amounts as little as $20 and they can be used at multiple different retailers!
Gifts for Men Under $50
If your guy has yet to jump on the Yeti train, then here is the perfect gift for him. These are the real deal at keeping things cold. Both Grunt and I swear by them. The coozie is of course perfect for keeping cans cold. The lowball is great for cocktails on the deck. If you’re looking for a bigger ticket item, the Yeti Tundra Cooler will literally hold ice for days without melting.
So they like beer?
If they are really into craft beer and trying new kinds, then they might love you extra for signing them up for a monthly craft beer club. This craft beer club will send twelve beers a month in four different styles. It’s a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.
A great knife.
I grew up with men who always carried a pocket knife on them. They used it to cut pears straight from the tree, clean their fingernails and often as a tool. The value of a good pocket knife should never be underestimated. This zebra wood pocket knife can also be personalized.
Personalized Cooler Bag
If they are heading out to go fishing, golfing or any other outdoor adventure, I’m sure they would appreciate a good cooler bag to take along with them. You can get this one in three different colors.
A wallet and a phone case
If they seem to often lose their phone and/or wallet, then this is the perfect gift for them. It puts the two into one and you can personalize it on top of that! Find this little gem right here!
Happy feet = happy guy.
Any of these slipper options are under $50 and are sure to make the fella’s feet on your list happy and comfortable for years to come. The warmest and softest are going to be the pile lined hardsole or softsole. If they tend to be tougher on shoes or like to walk the dog in their slippers, go for the hardsole for longer durability. The Double Bottle Fleece Slippers are going to be a bit lighter and flexible. More slipper options can also be found here.
Leather Travel Tool Set
This is the perfect little travel tool set for the guy on your list to stick in his car so he’ll always be prepared. It comes with assorted screwdriver bits, hexagon keys, a tape measure and more. You can also get the set personalized with a special message on the front cover.
For the baseball enthusiast…
For those guys on your list who love baseball and feel it their life’s mission to visit every MLB stadium, get them this baseball stadium map.
Gifts for Men Under $75
A Good Set of Sawhorses
There are few things worse than rickety sawhorses. Grunt Labor and I have had our share of them. Finally getting good solid sawhorses that wouldn’t buckle when something was put on them was one of the best investments we made. This set of two sawhorses includes a cool clamping feature.
A Great Turntable
As we’ve previously discussed, vinyl is back. I’ve already bought myself this Crosley turntable – and it hasn’t stopped playing since I got it – except when I’m sleeping. This is perfect for those guys on your list who love vinyl.
A Manly Toiletry Bag
Every man needs a good travel bag – preferably a pretty leather one with their monogram on it. This is a great gift for guys who travel a lot!
Personalized Wallet with Hidden Message
This wallet is one of my favorite finds this holiday season. First off, it’s leather. I’ve never met a man who didn’t appreciate something leather. Secondly, you can have their initials put on the outside of it, but then also a special message on the inside. Think outside the box for the special message – I had song lyrics put on the wallet I got. Find this wallet here!
Cream of the Crop Shaving Products
Shaving has become a big deal. At the same time, beards have become a big deal. Pamper your man a little bit with some great shaving and/or beard products. While most men won’t admit it, they love to be pampered. Start them off with this Sandalwood Shaving Kit. If they are working on fine-tuning that beard, go with this beard maintenance set.
Gifts for Men Under $100
A Good Pair of Wireless Earphones
Grunt Labor is a runner and wanted new earphones for a really long time. He got these Beats headphones earlier this year and uses them non-stop. He says they of course have great sound, but are really comfortable as well, which many in-ear headphones aren’t.
A Great Weekender Bag
Every guy needs a good weekender bag. One that’s durable, but not too “pretty” looking. Grunt Labor has one and as I’ve said before, he uses it all the time. These bags are the perfect size for weekend trips.
Gifts for Men Under $125
Real Leather Padfolio
Grunt Labor requested a nice portfolio for Christmas as well. He’s tired of taking blah notebooks to meetings. This personalized leather portfolio is a little more pricey, but it will last forever. There are lots of options on Etsy though for leather portfolios.
If you really want to surprise them…
If you really want to wow your guy this Christmas, then take them on an adventure. Giving an experience is always one of the best gifts to give! Atlantis Bahamas has lots of special offers available this holiday season!
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