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The holidays are right around the corner, and oftentimes, the most difficult people to shop for are the men in our lives! I don’t know why it’s always a challenge for me to find that perfect gift for him, but year after year I’ve realized that sticking to the basics and buying presents that men won’t typically buy for themselves is the best way to go.

I’ve compiled a list of items to buy for the men in your life which have always been a success for me. I hope that this guide is helpful to you this holiday season!

*I have included affiliate links in this post. The cost of each item will be the same for you, but if you shop through these links I will receive a small commission off of your purchase. 🙂 Thank you!*

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1. Armani Exchange Hybrid Smart Watch

Armani Exchange has created a classy watch with purpose! I already gave this to my husband as a pre-Christmas gift thanks to Armani Exchange (I have a little bit of trouble with surprises 😉 ) and it’s really amazing!

This watch is the Armani Exchange Men’s Connected Brown Leather Strap Hybrid Smart Watch 44mm and includes calorie tracking, smart notification, music control, sleep tracking and step tracking. It’s compatible with iPhones and Androids and uses an app to keep track of everything that a Smart Watch does! And because your watch does connect to your phone, it will automatically adjust the time on your watch.

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2. Personalized Watch Case 

I purchased this for my husband a few Christmases ago and he still uses it daily and considers it one of his favorite gifts ever. The best part about it? It’s under $30!

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3. Driftaway Coffee Subscription

This one is for the caffeine-addicted man in your life. What self-made barista wouldn’t love freshly roasted coffee delivered to their door all year long?!

All of Driftaway’s subscriptions begin with a tasting kit: a collection of four 2 oz. bags of fresh, whole coffee beans. After tasting each coffee, your man can pick his favorites and they will match future shipments to his taste. You can sign up to have the coffee delivered weekly, every two weeks or monthly – whatever works best for you. One pound per month comes out to only $132 for a 6-month time period!

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4. Hydroflask

This Hydroflask is a great gift option for anyone who loves the outdoors, fitness, or basically just consumes water at any point in their day. 😉 This isn’t any ordinary water bottle – the Hydroflask is made with professional-grade stainless steel and keeps your hot water hot for up to 12 hours or ice water ice cold for up to 24 hours. They come in a variety of colors too, so you can personalize it for the man in your life.

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5. Power Tools

For the handyman in your life: This highly-desired Dewalt Lithium Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit is under $150, compact and lightweight. It is one of the most popular options on Amazon and provides incredible quality at a great price!

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6. Personalized Phone Charging Wallet

When I first saw this, my initial thought was, “I want it for myself!” – and then I thought about how much my husband would love it! This slim, leather wallet is perfect for every man. Not only does it look sharp with its leather, four card slots and one cash slot – it also charges your cell phone to a full charge during travel or busy days!

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7. Beard Grooming & Trimming Kit

One of the best kits ever for the man who cherishes his beard more than life itself. This beard kid has all-natural ingredients and comes with 5 different pieces. Both the leave-in conditioner Beard Oil and the Beard Balm Wax will keep your man’s beard and skin hydrated and smooth, reducing itching or beard dandruff. It also comes with stainless steel barber scissors, a beard comb and the 100% boar bristle brush.

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8. Man Crate

Man Crates are absolutely genius. It will be entertaining to the family to watch your man try to open this box – it takes an average of about 15 minutes. You can even get it wrapped in duct tape to add some extra fun. You’ll also guarantee that it’s full of stuff he will actually love!

Each crate is filled with snacks, gadgets and gear to match the theme of your choice and will keep your husband completely satisfied long after he opens his gift. Just figure out what he loves – grilling, beards, knives, meat, whiskey, sports, fishing, you name it – they have it for you! (They even have stocking stuffers!)

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9. Super Cozy Slippers

Because who doesn’t love slipping into something cozy after (or before) a long day of work?! These slippers are made with sheepskin and lined with fleece – allowing your man’s feet to stay warm on cold winter mornings and nights.

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10. Apple Airpods

I bought these for my husband last year for Christmas and he has used them every single day since. The quality is incredible and he doesn’t ever have issues with losing connectivity. The Airpods can be used while driving, running/working out, working on the yard, etc. and he’ll never have to worry about the pesky wire getting in his way!

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11. Armani Exchange Fashion Watch

We were gifted this watch (thanks Armani Exchange!) and my husband was extremely happy with it as soon as he opened the case. Not only is it incredibly stylish and on point with current trends, a huge bonus is that it’s also water resistant.

This is the Men’s Black Ion Plated Stainless Steel Bracelet 46mm watch which has a larger face that my husband loves! It is sleek, manly and affordable; any guy in your life would totally light up if he pulled this out of his stocking!

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12. Rad Socks

Target’s Pair of Thieves socks are rad, unique and colorful. This is one of my husband’s favorite sock brands, so I am always sure to stuff a few pairs in his stocking. Whether your man prefers ankle, casual, athletic or business socks – Thieves has a perfect pair for him.

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13. Monogrammed Cuff Links

For the working man in your life (or just for the man who loves his suits), these monogrammed cuff links are a unique and personalized idea that will make him feel extra professional. This is one of those awesome gifts that he will wear often but likely wouldn’t purchase them for himself.

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14. Nike Gym Bag Backpack with Shoe Storage

This roomy Nike gym bag offers an extendable zippered shoe compartment to separate your man’s sweaty sneakers from his other gym clothes. It’s convenient, easy to carry and even bigger than it looks. Multiple accessory pockets make space for his phone, wallet and keys. Not to mention how attractive of a bag it is!

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15. Best Buy Gift Card

And for the man who has it all…gift cards always do the trick!

With Grace,



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Lindsey Maestas is a Christian based out of Albuquerque, NM. She is a wife to a loving husband and a stay-at-home-mom to a sweet little boy & another little baby on the way. She received her degree in Journalism and is a writer for the faith-based lifestyle blog, sparrowsandlily.com. She loves Jesus, event planning, reading, baking and binge-watching Netflix with her husband. Find her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.