Gifts for Guys
Guys can be notoriously difficult to shop for during the holidays. Whether he's your brother, father, or significant other, having a list of the top ideas can help you cross his name off your list.
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Note that the author received sample products of these items to review and based inclusion upon her positive experience with each product.
If the man in your life likes to receive toiletries for Christmas, up the ante with some organic, sustainably-sourced toiletry items from Celadon Road. Not only do these products smell great, but they are all produced in a socially-responsible way.
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Men who are constantly on-the-go will appreciate a sleek, lightweight laptop that can keep up with their hectic pace. The Chromebook 2 from Toshiba weighs in at only three pounds and features a battery life of 11 hours. The Chromebook 2 is also compatible with other devices, allowing for easy synching.
Available in Standard HD or Full HD, the Chromebook 2 starts at around $250.
Anthony Gallo Acoustics offers a variety of crisp, clear speaker systems that also look quite stylish and compact. This is a great gift idea for movie or music lovers because these speakers will intensify the listening experience.
Men will appreciate the excellent sound and futuristic look of these award-winning speakers. Systems start at around $1400.
Men who love to cook will enjoy receiving this festive basket filled with everything they need to create an Italian feast. Items included within Fairway's Buon Appetito Basket depend upon which basket you select, but can include food, preparation tools, presentation trays, and more.
Baskets start at around $55.
Some boys love their toys, even as adults. Give the man in your life a fast-paced system that syncs with his smartphone to create a racing game like nothing he's ever experienced.
The Anki Drive system allows users to use their compatible smartphones to maneuver miniature racecars. The starter kit, priced at around $150, includes two cars, a track, and all the accessories needed to get started.
Office professionals will appreciate a gift that helps them stabilize their core muscles while sitting at their desk. This Wobble Stool features a simple design that doesn't take up a lot of room. The ergonomic design is appropriate for a man's cubicle or office. It's a comfortable stool that forces the user to sit upright.
Available in three colors, the Wobble Stool retails for around $200.
Keurig's newest system offers users the opportunity to brew a full carafe of coffee in addition to the single cup pours this company made famous. Men who love coffee - and who want coffee fast - will appreciate the ease of use and the ability to brew more than one cup at once.
The Keurig 2.0 comes with a carafe and sample K-Cups for both the carafe and single brews. This unit is available for around $200.
Just in time for colder weather, Glove.ly gloves are touch-screen sensitive, allowing the wearer to keep his gloves on while navigating his smartphone or tablet. These warm gloves will keep his hands warm while also looking quite stylish.
Available in a wide range of styles and colors, these gloves make an excellent stocking stuffer. Prices start at around $20.
New to the Magellan line of products, the Echo Fit is a wearable activity tracker that pairs with compatible devices to monitor activity, calories and sleep. This sophisticated sports watch is well-suited for active men as it is designed to withstand rugged activity yet can also measure subtle activity.
Available in a variety of colors, this activity tracker retails for around $130.
For the Yogi
Gaiam offers a line of yoga mats and gear specifically made for men. The Athletic 2gripMat is a fantastic gift for men who enjoy yoga, but who don't seem to fit on traditionally sized mats.
These mats are made in masculine colors and are designed with men 5' 10" and taller in mind. Buy them for around $75.
Recently launched, Berentzen takes a sophisticated drink and adds a twist to it with their Bushel & Barrel. Straight Kentucky Bourbon is added to Berentzen liquor, resulting in a smooth, masculine flavor that hints at apple, vanilla, and oak. The man on your list will enjoy this refined beverage.
Purchase a bottle from a local retailer for around $20.
Some men have a tendency to overheat while they sleep, causing them to wake up sweating in the middle of the night. Solve this problem for the man in your life with a Therapedic Memory Foam Bed Pillow with Hydraluxe Gel.
Cool to the touch, this pillow conforms to a man's head and neck no matter what position he sleeps in. This pillow retails for around $50.
Gone are the days of the standard necktie Christmas gift for your father and husband! No matter what gift you choose for the man on your list, think about his interests and hobbies. The perfect gift will result in a grateful recipient.