I love gifting to everyone, and for some reason, guys are some of my favorites to gift to! A lot of the reason is because they usually don’t buy themselves a lot of things, or they just keep putting off buying something for themselves until a birthday or holiday rolls around. Works out for me! It makes it to easy to shop for them. This list of gifts for him was done in collaboration with a good friend of mine (who happens to be male). I figured it would be great to get some holiday gift ideas for the men on your list, from a dude!

Also, side note, I always try to do my gift guides a little bit differently in that I find interesting or gifts that you might not have thought of, instead of doing a traditional gift guide.

And, if you have a guy in mind that is an athlete or big into exercise, stay tuned for the fitness lovers gift guide coming next week!

Need a something to buy for that guy on your list this holiday season? Check out this list of gifts for him, from accessories & clothing, to self care items

*Some products on this list were sent to me. There are also affiliate links in the list, which means I may make a small amount if you purchase products through my links:) Thank you for your continued support.

Holiday Gifts for Him (From a him)

Rugged Gifts

I absolutely love these as a unique gift idea for him. They are customizable, and come in a lot of different colors.

If the man in your life likes to be sentimental, but on the low, so he isn’t carrying around a huge plaque or wearing a chunky necklace from your kids, these are such a great option.

Personalized Socks:

First of all, socks are literally on the list of any guy I know. Fun socks are always a win! These personalized socks are the classier version of the socks with someones face all over them, and I am here for it.

Custom Made & Fitted Shirts From Q.Contrary

Q.Contrary is a custom tailor and clothing store in Phoenix, Mary the owner is amazing! She’s a NY trained personal stylist who has a wonderful selection of custom-fitted and tailor-made shirts. A lot of men find it to be a big challenge to buy a ready-to-wear shit, visit Q.Contrary in person or their website online to make sure the important guy in your life is in style and well fitted.

Solo Grand Travel TSA Backpack

If you have a man in your life that travels or goes around a lot for work, this is an amazing gift idea. These backpacks are equipped with tons of different compartments and storage pockets. It also has a specific laptop compartment, places for things like toiletries and clothing, as well as multiple was to carry it.

Couch Bowl:

Honestly, this is the best gift I have ever seen. Who has a guy in their life that loves to eat cereal at night? Hence, the need for a couch bowl. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this sooner!

Hipster Cut Tees:

If you know a guy who likes to look fashionable, but is more of a tee and jeans type, these hipster cut tees are perfect. They are inexpensive, can be layered, and look so much better than your typical flat cut men’s tee.

Hi all! I’m Nate. With Thanksgiving and Black Friday approaching, it can only mean that Christmas is right around the corner! As you can tell, Joanna and her Motherhood and Merlot updates are filled with all of the great ideas to usher in this season. While most of you who frequent her site are looking for great ideas for the girl friends in your life, I’m here to give you ladies a couple of gift ideas that would be excellent for that special man of yours. I have a few ideas that will be great for him, which could also be great for you!

Anova Culinary Sous Vide: 

So, what is a sous vide? A sous vide is a submersible wand that warms water up to a precise temperature and maintains that temperature. Therefore, it will cook meat to that precise temperature without drying it out. I own 3, use them weekly, and, after trying my recipes, 4 brothers, my parents, and 3 friends have also purchased one of these. It’s a time saver, a life saver, and money saver.

Make your own fancy restaurant steaks in your own kitchen with this device. Expect excellent deals this Black Friday on their website. This would have been great in the Kitchen Lovers Gift guide too!

My wife, and bank account, have recently discovered the Ulta Beauty website and all the perks that are associated. From what I understand, she spends enough to get free gifts all the time. I get to benefit from those free gifts as well. Here are two that I’ve come to enjoy:

Clinique For Men Anti-Age Moisturizer:

I use this under my eyes and over my nose. I use it every morning and evening. I like this product because it’s 100% fragrant free and doesn’t leave an oily, sticky feel on my face. “A hydrator to combat lines, wrinkles, dullness for a younger revitalized look.


Clinique For Men 2 in 1 skin hydrator + beard conditioner:

Same attributes as the moisturizer. I’ve noticed a thicker, softer beard and my face feels softer. You don’t have to have facial hair to use this product either. It’s great on the face either way. “Multi-benefit lotion instantly improves skin and softens beard. Applies easily over facial hair, from one-day stubble to a light beard to sooth the skin beneath.

Bose Soundsport Free Earbuds:

I picked up a pair of these earlier this year and they’re awesome for working out as well as day to day music use. Bose takes pride in their sound quality and it shows with these. The right earbud has a built-in microphone so you can take phone calls also.

They are not noise cancelling, but you really can’t hear ambient noise when your music is on. I am sure these will be on a black friday special as well!

Yeti Rambler Tumbler:

So, I really hate it when my coffee gets cold and my cold water gets lukewarm. I have made the switch to Yeti because when I make a cup of coffee at 5 AM, it’s still hot by 9—if I haven’t finished it! Same holds true with ice water. If you buy him one, buy yourself one! They come in pink too!

For more information on these products, check out these websites. Or, email me at nathanjamestravels@gmail.comand I will provide you with as much information as possible from a first-hand user. I have the sous vide dialed in so I can answer whatever questions you may have about that life changing device. When I decided to write about some things for men, these three things were the top of the list, by far. For more gift ideas or if you want to ask questions tailored to your relationship, send me an email and I will do my best to assist! I know a quite a bit about kitchen items, sporting goods, technology, men’s health and beauty, wine and travel! I hope this has helped on your journey of finding what’s right for the special guy and I look forward to answering any questions you may have. From San Diego, I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, the Merriest of Christmases and a prosperous, blessed New Years 2019.

//Nate Alexander

Email: nathanjamestravels@gmail.com

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Need more ideas? Check out past gift guides for men here🙂

*Happy Holidays to all of the guys on our list*