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The Best Gifts For Men

Here are our favorite gifts for men, in varying price points (and from a variety of shops). We've also included a bunch of DIY gifts - cool ideas you can make yourself!

We know coming up with gift ideas for men can be tough. Lots of guys aren't willing (or able) to tell you what they really want. And thinking of a holiday or birthday gift that's really unique can feel overwhelming.

If you scroll down this page, you'll find we've done hours of research looking for the best holiday gifts, birthday gifts, and DIY ideas. Let's go!

 

10 Birthday Gifts for Men

Franklin Barbecue recipe and meat smoking book

1. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay: $17

This book is one of my favorite birthday gifts for men. Why? Because it teaches them about making great food, and it's an ideal coffee table book, at the same time!

 

Moscow mule cups

2. Moscow Mule Cups from West Elm: $24. Great for celebrating with his friends.

 

Cedar sage candle

3. Whiskey Glass Candle - Cedar Sage from Cool Material: $28

This gift is simple and restrained - could be just right for a co-worker, cousin, or even a father-in-law!

 

Buffalo check blanket - 10 gifts For The Guy In Your Life

4. Faribault Buffalo Check Blanket from Kaufmann Mercantile: $99 (simple accessories like this are always a safe bet)

 

Timex watch

5. Timex Weekender Oversized Chrono from Cool Material: $80 (Watches are perfect for the home, office, or anywhere in between.)

 

Oak night stand

6. Night Stand Oak Wood Valet from Paybacks A Beach: $40

 

Wood french press gift

7. Hario Olive Wood French Press from Kaufmann Mercantile: $95

 

Essential oils kit

8. Baxter of California Grooming Essentials Kit from Birchbox: $48

 

Stainless steel straws

9. Stainless Steel Straws - Set of 10 from Food 52: $32

 

Bike pack growler holder

10. Bicycle-Mounted Growler Holder and Stainless Steel Growler from Food 52: $90 (Guys love their gear. This one is definitely an attention grabber.)

 

 

Gift Guide: 10 Awesome Gifts For Men

 

 

25 Cool Christmas Gifts for Men

It's that time of year where you scour the shops both online and in store for the perfect gift for the guys in your life. You want something that will make him ooh and ahh, or smile and chuckle. We've taken out a lot of the work and rounded up 25 of the coolest gifts for men from around the web! From tools to gourmet food kits to wooden cuff links, there's something for every man on your list! 

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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1. Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder - This little tool is a must for any fixer upper. Repair toys, glasses, jewelry, and more! It can even fill in 3D sections and be sanded down! $24 

2. Baseball Bat Bottle Opener - For the guy who loves baseball as much as you, this little opener is handy enough to keep in a pocket, and looks great on any bar cart! $115

3. Set of Beer Jelly - If you know a guy who's into gourmet food, this set of beer jellies is a great option to gift! Comes with an oatmeal stout, pale ale, IPA, and porter! $30

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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4. Guitar Pick Punch - A great gift for a musician or guitarist. Turn old cards, hotel keys, and more into guitar picks! $23

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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5. Man Bucket - Customize and fill up a "Man Bucket" with all his favorite treats! Jerky, beer, meat, sausage, and cooking tools are a just a few options you can choose from! $60

6.  Campfire Cologne - If he could live outdoors, but is stuck in the office all day, this incense is the perfect gift to help him smell the mountain air indoors! $13

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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7. OrbitKey Leather Key Ring - Keep keys in a neat and tight bunch and pull them out one at a time pocket-knife style! $35

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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8. Rib-O-Lator BBQ Rotisserie Attachment - Rotisserie all his favorite foods at the same time without them burning or drying out! Fits most gas grills and smokers! $100

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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9. The John Lennon Letters - For the ultimate Beatles fan, a book compiled of letters written by John Lennon throughout his life! $20

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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10. Beard Grooming Kit - Complete with oil, soap, a comb, beard balm, and shampoo! It's the ultimate in grooming for beard. $65

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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11. Slim Wallet - For the card-carrying minimalist, these wallets are super thin and lightweight, and will help him carry only the necessities. $25

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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12. Ticket Stub Organizer - If he's nostalgic and has a collection of tickets from every concert and show he's ever been to, help him keep them safe and organized! $12

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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13. SteakChamp Steak Thermometer - Cook it right every time with the ultimate steak thermometer. Goes right into the steak and cooks with it. A light goes off when it's reached the desired temp! $45

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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14. BlueFire Pro Heat Resistant Gloves - If you have a firepit in your backyard, or just camp a lot, these heat resistant gloves will keep you out of the emergency room! $25

15.  Taco Tee - The perfect shirt to wear every Taco Tuesday! $25

16. Dollar Shave Club Membership - Have new razors and skincare products sent right to his door each month! The first month comes in a super stylish and sturdy wooden box! $100 for 12 months.

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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17. Drink Rocks Bundle - Keep beverages undiluted and chilled in style. Bonus: these rocks double as office art! $60

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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18. Concrete Desk Set - Organize odds & ends in the office with these concrete desk accessories! Comes with a pencil cup, tray, and tape dispenser! $50

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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19. LapPad Laptop Table & Mobile Workstation - Work anywhere in the house with this mobile workstation. We prefer the couch! $90

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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20. VonShef Defrosting Tray - Thaw meat FAST with this super magic tray! Takes only 30-60 minutes depending on thickness! $14

21. Bacon Making Kit - Bacon truly is an art form. Create the perfect recipe with this kit and transform how you view pork. $40

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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22.  Q Marshal Touchscreen Brown Leather Watch - This would look good on any wrist. The touch screen gives it that "apple watch" feel, but in a more stylish way! $295

23.  Wooden Cufflinks - Add these to your sleeves and look the Man's Man. $32 

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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24. Portable Golf Net - Hit anywhere with this portable net to perfect your drive and your game. $110

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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25. Headphone Organizer - Keep headphones tangle-free or from falling off during your daily jog! $9

Gift Guide: 25 Gifts For Guys That Will Rock Their World
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The Best DIY Gift Ideas for Guys

Here are some really thoughtful DIY gift ideas for the men in your life. I swear, guys always seem a little bit more tricky to make gifts for, but these homemade gift projects are too cool not to try. So, here are fourteen of my favorite awesome gifts to make for men this upcoming holiday season.  

1. DIY Manly Man's Cowl (check out some other options on Etsy)

 

2. DIY Electric Camp Lantern (here's another cool option)

3. DIY Shaving Cream 

4. DIY Leather Wrapped Flask (want one monogrammed? For $20 you can!)

5. DIY Personalized Tie Clip (there are tons of styles on Etsy for around $20)

6. DIY Leather Wallet for Guys (or get one monogrammed for around $20)

7. DIY Hair Pomade for Men 

8. DIY Geo Cufflinks 

9. DIY Skinny Tie

10. DIY Key Ring from a Swiss Army Knife (

11. DIY Beard Balm

12. DIY Zippered Travel Pouch

13. DIY Wooden Triangle Shelves

14. DIY Leather Travel Tag (There are tons of monogrammed and embossed options on Etsy as well)

If you are going to work on leather, a Revolving Leather Hole Punch can help enormously. Or just use it to loosen that belt after the holiday meals are over. 

 

 

14 Gifts for Men You Can Buy Or Make Yourself!

Every year, right around the holidays, I go into a (brief) panic about what kind of gift to buy or DIY for my husband, brother, dad, etc. I love making gifts for them whenever I can, but it can be difficult to come up with a super awesome DIY idea that men will actually like / want to use. So, I'm are 14 awesome DIY gifts for men this holiday season - along with alternatives if you're run out of time and just want to buy something similar.

 

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Photo: The Merrythought

Make it:  DIY Leather Key Cover

Buy It: Monogrammed Key Sleeve ($6)

 

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Photo: Nimi Design

 

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Photo: The Merrythought

Make It: DIY Leather Tool Grips

Buy It: Nope. Sorry, can't buy this one! But Revolving Leather Hole Punch will come in handy when making your DIY leather gifts

 

 

Photo: Oh Happy Day

 

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Buy It: Paracord Watch Band ($15 at Etsy)

 

Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

 

Buy It: Monogrammed Leather Cufflinks (starting at $9 at Etsy)

 

Have your own gift ideas for men? Share them in the comments below.

 

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