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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Updated on November 14, 2015

When it comes to gift-giving, what do you get that hard-to-get man in your life? What could you get him that would be unique and really appreciated?

I actually think men are easy to buy for if you just give it a little thought. What does he gaze at longingly in the store? What brings out the little boy in him?

Fundamentally, men want the same thing as women; just to be acknowledged, appreciated, and pampered just a little. Find a way to package that and you've won their heart.

Below you'll find a list of a few gift ideas for the man on your list. The items below are in no particular order. Be sure to check out the links below for more ideas.

 

Gadgets and More Gadgets

Men absolutely love gadgets! A good rule of thumb is if it has “cordless” in the description he’ll probably love it!

  • Car cleaning gadgets and accessories
  • BBQ Grill gadgetry
  • Specialty tools for the handyman
  • Specialty flashlights
  • Fishing gadgets and lures

Jewelry, Watches, Knives & Swords

Some men like jewelry more than others. If you're planning to buy him jewelry make sure you have a pretty good idea of his likes and dislikes.

  • Chains (be careful of the length) Men have larger necks.

  • Watches (Check for the latest styles and trends). Wrist watches and pocket watches

Pocket knives and specialty knives and swords

Yes, Men Like Massages Too

Spa treatments and massages are popular indulgences these days and they’re not just for women.  There are a variety of places that offer spa or massage services for men.  Shop around and customize a package just right for the man in your life.   

Mowing or Lawn Services

Some people love doing yard work, but for the man who doesn’t., consider hiring a lawn service to do the work for him.  They are cheaper than you think.  I took bids and the most expense one was almost three times the cost of the cheapest one, so they do vary greatly. 

DVDs

  • "How To" or instructional videos on all sorts of home improvement projects, auto restoration, fishing, hunting, etc.

 

  • Boxed sets of his favorite TV programs or classic movies

Music

 

There are so many options available today for giving the gift of music. You have:

  • IPods (and ITunes gift cards)
  • Satellite radio subscriptions
  • CDs of his favortie artists
  • Check to see if his favorite artist(s) has a music DVD out
  • Check to see if his favorite artist is touring and buy tickets. Even if you're not interested in going with him, you can give him two tickets so that he can take his brother or best friend for a guys night out.

Entertainment Events

Every man has something he would enjoy to see or do 'live'. See if any of these options sound like 'him'. Buy him tickets.

  • Texas Hold'em or Poker Tournament
  • Golf Tournament
  • Casino gambling trip
  • Nascar or drag racing
  • Tractor Pull
  • Monster Truck Rally
  • Custom Car Show
  • Wrestling Match
  • Comedy tour
  • Rodeo
  • Sporting events (basketball, baseball, football, soccer, tennis, archery, etc)
  • Hunting Expedition
  • Fishing Tournament
  • Driving Experience

 

Small Items for Him

Restaurant gift cards: For those days when she doesn't feel like cooking, or maybe she's busy running errands, give her a variety of restaurant gift cards.

Specialty store gift cards: Give him gift cards to book stores, coffee houses, fishing stores, gas stations, sporting goods stores, etc.

Small items: Key chains, picture frames, cell phone case, cologne/aftershave samples, scratch-off lottery tickets, etc.

Magazine subscriptions: There are a variety of magazines that would be of interest to men such as hunting, fishing, camping, hobby crafts, wood crafting, classic auto restoration, etc.

Gifts of Encouragement

Chances are, he has revealed some secret ambition to you. Encourage him. Some examples are:

  • Maybe he's mentioned going back to school. Get the class schedule from the local colleges; offer to pay for a few classes.
  • Maybe he's always wanted to write. Introduce him to HubPages. It's a great place to practice and get feedback. Encourage him to take a Creative Writing course.
  • There are tons of hobbies he may be interested in. Look for classes for him to take. Hobbies such as photography, archery, fly fishing; fly-tying, gun safety, etc. can be found at almost every junior college.

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you Pascal!

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      Pascal 8 years ago

      Here is another great gift idea for the men. A sock subscription with Esocksonline.com

      Super service and the quality is excellent. Great gift idea for any occasion. Esocksonline.com Check it out!

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      increase vertical 9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the ideas..Its really a pertinent info..Thanks for the great Hub!Such a cool and nice to glance up this site

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