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Gifts For Men - Great Gift Ideas For The Man In Your Life

Updated on September 9, 2015

Decisions decisions...

I don't know about you, but any time a special day comes around, like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines Day, or Christmas, my mind starts working overtime. What to buy? What unique gift idea am I going to find that will top the gift I gave last year? What special men's gifts are out there that my man wants, or needs, that are in my budget?

I must confess, I go through this process every year! I know, it's much easier to buy ahead of time and squirrel my purchases away, but to be honest, I don't always have the finances to do that. I am again...faced with the same decisions I swore I wouldn't have this year!

After long deliberation, I finally came up with a few ideas for those personalized gifts that mean you spent time searching for the perfect fit. These are also very budget friendly, so your pocketbook won't feel pinched - leaving you a little left over to treat yourself for all that hard work you did selecting and deciding!


Unique Travel Accessories

If that special someone on your list travels a lot, then this little item might be right up your alley! It is always difficult to find just the right accessory bag to put your shaving gear and shampoo in. This one is too big, this one is too small - well maybe this one will be just right!

What about luggage? I can just bet your fella doesn't have this next little gem in his closet!

Now you might be thinking that men aren't into cats - but I can assure you, not only do real men like fuzzy little critters, your man would be the only one who wouldn't have to tie a ribbon around his suitcase so he could find it on the luggage carosel at the airport!


Thoughtful Gifts for Travelers

I have to say I got really lucky this year...there is no way I could come up with all these ideas on my own! I always have trouble thinking of new and unique gift ideas for the men in my life. Another big stumbling block for me are gifts for my parents, so I was thrilled when RedElf published a hub on great gifts for seniors, but I digress!

I would like to point out that even if your fella isn't a big travel buff, he will still enjoy getting a gift from these picks...I don't know any man who doesn't like to be prepared. My man isn't terribly happy about flying anywhere, but that doesn't mean he would turn his nose up at some of these great ideas. There is just something about knowing that the man in your life is ready for that impromptu trip and has everything under control.

BBQ Gift Baskets

Who says men don't like getting gift baskets? I have watched with anticipation while my fella opened a gift basket I made up for him, and he was really thrilled by the selection of goodies!

There are so many different types of baskets available, for the food critic or BBQ chef extraordinaire, or the closet wine connoisseur, or maybe something special you make up yourself for your movie or novel buff. Regardless of your man's interests, I'm sure a gift basket would be a great gift idea.

BBQ Tools For Guys

And of course, what goes well with BBQ gift baskets? BBQ utensils! Almost every man I have ever met has a fascination with grilling! I'm sorry ladies, but for me at least, this is a man's domain!

Fortunately, I have managed to find a wonderful selection of grilling implements that are just waiting to put a smile of joy on the BBQ specialist in your life.

Imagine his surprise when he opens his gift Christmas day, and sees one of these amazing sets...I would be careful though ladies, make sure the turkey is already in the oven, or you might be in for a new holiday dinner! BBQ turkey anyone?


Terrific Tool Sets

Now I know most men have a special rapport with their tool sets, but there is always room for one more! Or if there isn't room in his tool chest, then perhaps a larger one might be in order for the holidays?

After can't have enough tools!


Shaving & Toiletries Kits

Ok ladies, even men need to have stinkies! My favorite time in the morning is after my man has showered and is ready for the day - my goodness but he smells wonderful!

This year, my son is buying shower and shave gels for gift giving. Not only are they not overly expensive, they are practical and smell great!


Bath and Body

News Flash - Men have sensitive skin too! One of the most overlooked gifts for men is hair and body wash.

They make great stocking stuffers, or that all important gift from a son or daughter. I know my man always likes finding one in his stocking.


Sweets For Your Sweetie

I'm sorry - I had to add this selection. Being a chocoholic, no hub on gift giving is complete without some type of sinfully delicious confections!

After all, it is the season to be jolly...and what better way to share the joy than to give your sweetie something sweet?

I know I would be terribly disappointed if my Christmas stocking didn't have some type of melt in your mouth goodies to share. But this isn't about me...

So spread a little joy this season, and give the man in your life a reason to use that gym membership...besides, excercise is always best when shared!


Romantic Gifts For Him

Nothing says cuddle better than a nice, warm, cozy sweater or hoody. Once worn by that special person in your life, things will never be the same...the huggable, cuddle factor will shoot through the roof! So if your man doesn't always remember to instigate some snuggle time, this gift is a must have!


But It's An Unusual Tie!

I can remember my father opening his gifts from us, and every single year he was the lucky recipient of a wonderful new tie! I was always thrilled that he was so excited to receive such a thoughtful and much needed present.

However, I'm sure my father had other ideas about them.

This year I have opted for something different entirely. I'm not sure how practical the bow tie is, but I couldn't resist the idea!


Not Your Average Boxers

Something else that was always on the much appreciated and needed list was underwear.

Not that my father wore boxers, being a fruit of the loom man himself, but I know Santa is going to be leaving a couple of pairs of these in a stocking that's been hung by the chimney with care...

(...and the satin ones are also a great gift for the ladies...)


Not Your Average Black Socks

My dad was lucky to have three children - and every year, each one of us would gift him with a necessary article of clothing - shirt, socks, underwear or a tie, ensuring that he would be the best dressed dad in the New Year!

Every wife and mother knows that these gifts are always welcome under the tree.


Tools For The Outdoorsman

Not every tool is one that you hold in your hand. Take these hiking boots for example...

Any outdoors-man worth his salt needs to have at least two pairs of boots. Nothing makes you colder or more uncomfortable than wet feet, so it never hurts to be prepared.

And if you aren't sure of the proper sizing, you can always use a gift certificate so your man can find the perfect pair.

Not just those who enjoy hiking will find this next idea useful. Hunters, fishermen, campers...anyone who likes to enjoy the great outdoors would be thrilled to find these under their Christmas tree.

...And they are camouflage print...just in case they tear their pants no one will be able to see the difference! Of course I jest...

I can't say I own a pair of thermal drawers, but it might not be a bad idea...and I definitely like the last selection...sorry, that might just be the model I find attractive...


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  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Thanks for the addition :) I left the link in as well.

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    9 years ago

    We rounded up some fine American-made skin care products for men that make great gifts and additions for his mens toiletry bag

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    Neha Singh 

    9 years ago

    Finding the ideal New Year Gift for the loved ones can be stressful at this festive time of year and I would Like to thank the writer for making it easier for the readers like Me. I was looking for a new year present for my father, Thanks for sharing the gift ideas for all! I have just bought a Laptop as New year gift for my Dad from , a Photo frame and a Musical new year Greeting card with a Famous quote printed on It.

    Thanks again !

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    11 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    Hi Shalini - that sounds AWESOME! Thanks so much - I can hardly wait!

    Ah my Feline friend - I like your outlook...LOL

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    Feline Prophet 

    11 years ago

    I love the idea of a basket of goodies - that's something he has to share! :P

  • Shalini Kagal profile image

    Shalini Kagal 

    11 years ago from India

    Hi Enelle - thank you for this - it's always such a problem to think of gifts for the men in my life!

    btw, I've taken a few pics of jewellery stores - hope to click a few more and post them up - will send you the link in the new year :)

  • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

    Enelle Lamb 

    11 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    You're right dohn - at least I find it easier to shop for ladies - or my kids! So glad you enjoyed the hub :D

    Thanks poetlorraine - so glad you stopped by :D

    Ah RedElf - ya snooze...LOL but I'm glad you got a respectable third...

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    11 years ago from Canada

    Wow, that dohn is fast - guess I'll have to settle for third place ;)

    Another great hub, Enelle. Well-written as always and some great ideas. You have given this a lot of thought, and I will certainly be coming back for help as I go shopping!

    Thanks for the link, btw!

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    11 years ago

    well plenty there for every man, lovely hub too

  • dohn121 profile image


    11 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    I don't think I can ever have enough ties to be honest. I nice Breitling or Tag Heuer watch would be freakin' awesome as well! Thanks for all of the great ideas, Enelle. It's always easier to shop for the same sex, isn't it???


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