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Don’t be fooled ladies, holiday shopping for men isn’t as complicated as you might think. If we can eat, drink, or play with the gift then it’s bound to be a winner. But take note: not every male bleeds football, and not every adult wants to be reminded of his nerdy childhood. To make it easier on you, we’ve broken down the male personality into a few simple categories for your shopping convenience. (Click the pictures to purchase or for more information about each gift.)

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For men who consume their masculinity:

Pizza Cone Maker, Amazon.com $19

Pizza Cone Maker, amazon.com $19

Although it’s convenient and delicious, the bragging rights alone make this a winner.

Whiskey Stones & Gift Set - uncommongoods.com $20-$60

Whiskey Stones & Gift Set, uncommongoods.com $20-$60

On a steady a path to take over ice cubes entirely, real men drink it on the rocks.

Luchador Bottle Openers, Amazon.com $6

Luchador Bottle Openers, amazon.com $10

Go ahead, ask any man if they’d prefer their beer opened by a tiny luchador wrestler.

Weston Original Jerky Gun, Amazon.com $33

Weston Original Jerky Gun, amazon.com $33

No really, the simplest and highest quality homemade beef jerky comes from a gun.

Bourbon & Guinness Marshmallows, coolmaterial.com $8

Bourbon & Guinness Marshmallows, coolmaterial.com $8

No longer reserved for hot cocoa and girl scouts.

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For the technologically inclined male

(and his inner-geek)

Wood Mini Speaker, coolmaterial.com $30

Wood Mini Speaker, coolmaterial.com $30

Experience the beauty, portability, and high fidelity audio that only wood can provide.

The Cult of LEGO, amazon.com $26

The Cult of LEGO, amazon.com $26

This is what happens to young boys who weren’t forced to throw away their LEGO collection.

Han Solo iPhone 4 Case, etsy.com $17

Han Solo iPhone 4 Case, etsy.com $17

Harrison Ford was frozen in his prime, now we can keep it that way.

Thermal Battery Mug, fab.com $19

Thermal Battery Mug, fab.com $19

Coffee temperature shall no longer be disputed.

Video Game Controller Soap, etsy.com $6-$20

Video Game Controller Soap, etsy.com $6+

Make that fantasy a reality: showering with his video games.

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For the sportsman who craves a little friendly competition:

ProToast Elite, pangeabrands.com $39

ProToast Elite, pangeabrands.com $39

Brand your bread and enjoy the sweet taste of victory… or defeat.

Custom Bobblehead, whoopassenterprises.com $75+

Custom Bobblehead, whoopassenterprises.com $75+

Inflate his ego AND shrink his head.

Stadium Seat Flask, papabert.com $35

Stadium Seat Flask, papabert.com $35

Add a little adventure and alcoholism to the next home game.

The Man Cave Book, amazon.com $10

The Man Cave Book, amazon.com $10

Need a little breathing room?  Encourage this exercise in freedom and masculinity.

Portable Ping-Pong Set, uncommongoods.com $40

Portable Ping-Pong Set, uncommongoods.com $40

The ultimate man cave proving grounds. Anytime, anywhere.

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For the alternative man with a knack for self-expression

(just don’t call him a hipster):

The Wooden Necktie, uncommongoods.com $36

The Wooden Necktie, uncommongoods.com $36

Nothing says fashion over function quite like a wooden necktie.

DIY Guitar Pick Punch, thinkgeek.com $25

DIY Guitar Pick Punch, thinkgeek.com $25

Turn those unused gym memberships into guitar picks.

Make Your Own Ukulele Kit, uncommongoods.com $40

Make Your Own Ukulele Kit, uncommongoods.com $40

Ukeleles are headed for a major comeback in 2013.  Make sure he’s prepared.

Zombie Family Car Decals, thinkgeek.com $10

Zombie Family Car Decals, thinkgeek.com $10

No real family to stick on your rear windshield? Oh well… these ones are dead anyway.

Beer Brew Shampoo, uncrate.com $16

Beer Brew Shampoo, uncrate.com $16

Now he can use all-natural ingredients and still feel cool.  Also great on beards.

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Haven’t found that special something yet? Are you sure he made Santa’s nice list?

Poor Man's iPad, thisiswhyimbroke.com $5

Poor Man’s iPad, thisiswhyimbroke.com $5

Sorry honey but they were sold out… maybe next year.

The Art of Fixing Things, uncrate.com $11

The Art of Fixing Things, uncrate.com $11

A not-so subliminal message for a not-so handy man.

Eat Like A Man, amazon.com $20

Eat Like A Man, amazon.com $20

Because the next time he cracks on your vegetable lasagna, he’ll have his own damn cookbook…

Still no luck?

When all else fails, etsy.com can provide a gift for any occasion.  Search his most obscure interests and you’re bound to find a unique gift.  Bonus points if you tell him you made it yourself.

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