Finding Christmas gifts for men can be tricky. After all, one guy can only use so many new neckties or pairs of socks in his lifetime. Luckily for you, we're here to help. Below we’ve compiled our list of top Christmas gift ideas for men – from once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the year’s top tech. Give him a day to remember with a skydiving experience or treat him to a little bit of TLC with a straight razor shave. Whether you’re shopping for your dad or grandad, your brother or boyfriend, we’ve got your back.
They used to say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And we’re pretty sure that even today a dining experience is one of the best gifts for men. This experience gift suits most people – the secret to getting it right is knowing what your dad, husband, or brother likes to eat and where. From soul food to Singapore noodles, find their perfect plate with Groupon.
Your partner talks often about how he’d love to do a skydive. Why not give him the chance to live out his dreams – or realize his worst nightmare – with a skydiving experience? Skydiving experience gifts are ideal for men who are adventurous adrenaline junkies. It’s worth remembering that skydiving centers put safety first – only those who are fit enough will be allowed to take the jump. Check this before reserving.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that when guys get together, they sometimes like to share a beer or two. Beer tasting experience gifts are a step up from the local bar, taking them behind the beer pumps or inside a brewery. Beer tasting makes an ideal gift for any man who enjoys a beer. However, for craft beer and ale lovers, it really is the jackpot when it comes to experience gifts for men.
With the rise of smartphones and music streaming apps, wireless headphones have become an essential part of our daily kit. They’re one of the best Christmas gifts for men, provided they enjoy music – but who doesn’t? To find someone the right headphones, think about their lifestyle. Over-ear cans are ideal for the daily commute, whereas waterproof in-ears are more suited to pounding the pavements or treadmill at the local gym.
Most men age like a fine wine – so what better way to show your appreciation than with a wine tour? He can dress up, relax, and indulge his inner connoisseur. Of course, wine tour experience gifts generally work best when bought for men who enjoy wine. Make sure you explore other gift options if they don’t know their shiraz from their sauvignon.
Experience gifts for men are a great alternative to books, tech, and clothes. With a ride-along experience, such as a river cruise, you can give your dad, partner, or close friend something to remember. This type of gift is ideally suited to men who like to get out of the house and experience life – the type of guy who loves trying new things, such as off-road racing or a skydive.
In the age of smartphones and streaming apps, Bluetooth speakers have become a fixture in many people’s homes. They make a great gift for someone – whether it’s their first speaker or their fifth. These speakers are a pretty safe bet for most men. Provided they’re into music (whether that’s classic rock or classical) and own a smartphone with streaming apps, you really can’t go wrong.
The traditional barbershop is back. Today, a bespoke barber’s haircut and shave has become part of many men’s grooming regimes. Show them you care about their appearance by reserving them a straight razor shave. Grooming-based experience gifts for men such as this are ideal for everyone from your husband to your best buddy. For a regular barbershop visitor, it saves them money. For others, it’s something new.
The woodsy scents of these Jo Malone colognes, which draw on sage, myrrh, English oak, and bergamot, can be worn alone or layered for a personalized effect. They’re presented in a signature box tied with a ribbon for easy gifting.
The Clubmaster sunglasses from Ray-Ban offer effortless style, with a classic design that becomes chic and modern with wood frames. Savings tip: Get 50% off select frames and free shipping for a limited time.
The vintage-looking Cruiser Deluxe Turntable from Crosley Radio has the best of both worlds. It plays 33 ½, 45, and 78 RPM records for a throwback feel, but it also has built-in bluetooth compatibility to stream music from the 6” full-range speaker.
These cozy moccasin slippers keep feet warm all winter long with a leather suede outer and plush, shearling-like liner. The rubber sole makes them sturdy enough to wear for short jaunts around the yard or to check the mail.
A minimalist watch face and thick leather strap lends a bold look to Movato’s classic timepiece. This simplicity makes the watch extremely versatile to wear, as it looks just as good with tracksuits as it does tuxedos.
This Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Wallet is a classic. It features richly dyed leather and a slim bifold design with plenty of pockets to keep credit cards, insurance cards, and cash within easy reach.
Cocktail hour just got a whole lot fancier. Rather than storing top-shelf liquor in the bottle it came in, pour it into this crystal decanter for a dazzling display (hot tip: it’ll even make low-shelf liquor look fancy). The set includes two matching old fashioned glasses for cheersing.
Grizzly beards are no match for the softening powers of Acqua di Parma Beard Serum. It draws on grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil to give beards a groomed look. The serum also receives rave reviews for leaving behind a heavenly scent.