The Top Holiday Gifts for Every Guy on Your List
With the holidays fast approaching, the best favor you can do yourself right now is to get ahead of gift shopping. We’ve rounded up the top gifts for every guy on your list so that you can beat the November rush, and lock down the items he really wants before they undoubtedly sell out — we’re looking at you, Sony PlayStation Classic Edition.
Whether you’re in the market for a romantic gift for your better half, or a heartwarming gift for dad, we’ve found the perfect gift for him. Read on below to find our top holiday picks for every man in your life.
Best Gifts for Husband: Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife
This excellent kitchen tool has been dubbed the “Best Overall Chef’s Knife” by Food & Wine, and what better way to encourage a new, bonding activity like cooking than with a shiny new toy? If you’re at all superstitious, make sure to collect a penny from your husband when you give him this gift — that way, he’s technically ‘paying’ you for it, and you won’t ‘cut’ the relationship off.
Best Gifts for Husband: Linjer The Classic Watch
The makers behind the bag with a 3,000 person waitlist are actually better known for their watches. These classic, understated timepieces have the same Everlane-meets-Mansur Gavriel minimalist quality, so we obviously love them for him.
Best Gifts for Husband: Dave Matthews' The Dreaming Tree Cork Speaker & Crushed Red Blend Wine
This limited edition set from Dave Matthews' vineyard features a bluetooth cork speaker that will let you rock out and prevent your wine from spoiling. He'll love kicking back with a bottle of Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend and listening to "Crash into Me."
Best Gifts for Boyfriend: Everlane The Chore Jacket
It’s kind of impossible to go wrong with Everlane. Its Twill Weekender Bag ($98; everlane.com) has been a go-to men’s gift of ours for years, as have their reliable gift cards ($25-$200; everlane.com). This newly released jacket, though, is an instant favorite for its year-round wearability, style, and great value.
Best Gifts for Boyfriend: Krewe Breton Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
The sunglass market is predominantly filled with frames made by optics giants like Luxottica and Marcolin, so when you see a totally independent brand emerge making frames by hand — each pair can take up to two weeks to finish — in unique styles, it’s worth paying attention. Plus, many of Krewe’s frames (including these) are unisex, so when you forget your own pair at home, just steal his gift back for the afternoon, and you’ll look just as polished.
Best Gifts for Dad: Patagonia 'Better Sweater' Quarter Zip Pullover
If we know dads, we’re guessing yours doesn’t want to be flashy, but still cares about style (even if he won’t admit it.) This super comfortable layer will become the piece he reaches for all of the time, whether dressing it up with some nice slacks, or dressing down with an old pair of jeans.
Best Gifts for Dad: 23andMe DNA Test
It’s natural when you get older to invest more in your heritage and past. More than any other time before, we have tools available to us to learn about our ancestry. It doesn’t require a crystal ball or a pilgrimage to the Old Country (wherever that may be for you), just a simple, one-time kit that can tell you things you’d have no way of knowing otherwise.
Best Gifts for Brother: Nike Atmos Air Max 1
These sneakers speak a language everyone can understand. The retro colorway adds flair to an otherwise simple outfit, and whether your brother cares about style, and comfort is the added benefit, or he’s into comfort, and style is just a bonus, it’s a double win all around.
Best Gifts for Brother: Oars + Alps Hydrating Cedarwood Forest Beard Oil
Compared to all of the offerings on the market for women, men have surprisingly few grooming products to work with. A quality beard oil though, is something every facial hair-having man should keep in his medicine cabinet. This natural oil by Oars + Alps will keep his beard looking tidy and smelling great.
Best Gifts for Brother: Hill City Grid Fleece Hoodie
Men's athletic brand Hill City has the perfect fleece hoodie for winter sports. What makes it special? The ventilated hand pockets to help with temperature regulation and zipped storage to keep his essentials secure. It also looks great on.
Best Gifts for Son: VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Headphones
Once you experience the ease and comfort of wireless headphones, there’s really no going back. The only problem with the pod models is that they can so easily fall out and get lost. This set solves that problem with a helpful connecting cord between the two sides. These are also totally affordable at under $35, and have over 1,600 five-star reviews on Amazon.
Best Gifts for Son: Sony PlayStation Classic Edition Console
This miniature version of a '90s-era PS1 comes preloaded with 20 games, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. Whether you’re buying for an adolescent or someone who wants to relive adolescence, the PlayStation Classic will keep him entertained for hours on end.
Best Gifts for Male Friend: Trtl Travel Pillow
One of the best-selling travel pillows of 2017 and 2018, this packable pillow takes up significantly less space in your bag than its competitors, and makes flights and long car rides exponentially more comfortable.
Best Gifts for Male Friend: Instant Pot
This is the kitchen tool that gets home cooks and takeout junkies alike excited to make dinner. Not only does it make otherwise time-consuming recipes easy to whip up quickly, it gets the most out of the ingredients you throw in and always delivers the most flavorful dish.
Best Gifts for Male Coworker: Chemex Classic Series, Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
Everyone subscribes to a different coffee-making ideology, but there’s no denying the stylishness of an all-glass, classic Chemex. This brewing device has been made in Massachusetts since the early ‘40s and even holds a place at the Museum of Modern Art for its timeless design.
Best Gifts for Male Coworker: Four Roses Bourbon
Four Roses is considered by many spirits experts to be one of the best, most affordable bourbons on the market today. Good booze is an especially great gift when you need to break the ice — with a coworker you might not know so well yet, perhaps.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Men: Tile Mate Key Finder
Have you ever misplaced your keys and wished you could call them to find out where they were? Tile Mate solves this problem by allowing you to clip a small keychain to anything you’d like to be able to locate at a moment’s notice, through an app on your phone — be it keys, wallet, or even your pet.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Men: VIM & VIGR Compression Socks
Everyone loves tools that help them travel better, more comfortably, and with fewer hiccups. Compression socks are like a constant, low impact foot massage for the wearer, and can help alleviate unpleasant travel symptoms like restless leg syndrome and poor circulation.