Updated on November 26th, 2014
Shopping for men seems to me like the hardest part of holiday shopping. We want to get them something they’ll use year around, but still fun and exciting Christmas morning, too. Here are great ideas for gifts the men in your life are sure to love!
We received a variety of samples for inclusion in this gift guide. All opinions are our own.
For the Music Lover
My husband is always listening to music or zoning out while playing video games – and good headphones are an essential! Flips Audio has taken a new approach to headphones and created headphones that work for listening on your own and using your headphones as speakers! This creates a really neat dual-purpose headphone that works for every scenario. No more trying to pull your headphones apart or sharing a bud just to watch a movie with a friend. Just flip the ear cup and it becomes a quality speaker immediately! Take the Flips Challenge and try the headphones for 30-days.
For the Hard Worker
For those with a desk job or a strenuous out in the field job, give him a way to relax and unwind! The HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Cushion with Heat can turn his office chair into a relaxing massage! This chair cushion features a brand new 3D-Massage technology that closely mirrors an authentic Shiatsu massage. It uses both the traditional up and down movement as well as in and out movements to soothe out those deep muscle aches. Plus, you can activate the heat setting to help him further relax those tense muscles. You can find the HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Cushion at Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s, Kohl’s and HoMedics.com.
For the Fitness Enthusiast
For the fitness guru, or the man hoping to make 2015 the year to get in shape, pick up a Jawbone UP24 Wireless Activity and Sleep tracker! It will help him monitor his fitness, calories, sleep, and more. It syncs wirelessly to the UP app where you can add in your personal goals and see how your daily choices help you reach those goals. You can also track food and calories for a more complete picture. Then, share or compete to finish your goals with friends and family. ATT has a limited time promotional offer on the Jawbone UP24 tracker for just $99!
For the Techie
Does he love technology? Get him a sleek Galaxy Tab S 10.5″ tablet. This beautiful and fast tablet by Samsung is their thinnest and lightest tablet yet at just .26″ and 1.02 lbs! He’ll be able to watch his favorite movies and shows on the vivid Super AMOLED 1600 x 2560 display, play games and load apps, stay productive with Multi-window display and more! Samsung has designed their device to give you everything you need. They have teamed up with over 30 leading mobile content providers to connect you to the content you crave. Like the ability to watch Netflix in high definition. Or complimentary gifts to get you started with Google Play including access to the award-winning movie “Gravity” and other books, magazines and movies. Samsung customers can enjoy a free Kindle book each month through Samsung Book Deals. He will be able to switch the tablet into ‘Multi User Mode’ to let other family members or friends use his device with their own secure login or use ‘Kids Mode’ to keep his children safe. The tablet can run for up to 9 hours, and even more with ultra power saving mode so you can always have your tablet ready to use! Find more details on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5″ Tablet here.
For the Handyman
The handyman can get more done with a BladeRunner X2 by Rockwell Tools. It is a lightweight, portable table saw that he can take on-the-go. This saw sets up in just seconds and can be used to cut wood, metal, tile, aluminum or plastic. It weights under 15 lbs and comes with all he needs to get started. Store all the included accessories on board including the miter gauge, rip fence and blades. Since both hands are left free to control the cuts, the possibilities for projects to complete around the home are endless from trimming miter corner edges to finishing a backsplash or cutting out letters for your next project.
For a little Relaxing
A perfect gift for any guy is a gift card to Netflix! My husband is always turning to Netflix to find a fun family movie to watch on a weekend with a bowl of popcorn or a TV show to unwind to after a long day of work. Your recipient will be able to watch their favorite movies and shows by streaming or with a Blu-ray or DVD subscription. Best of all, as they start to watch movies, Netflix will become the auto-personalized gift serving up recommendations for movies to try based on what you already enjoy. The gift card can apply to the service they already have or let them start-up service, so you don’t have to worry if they are already a Netflix subscriber. Netflix gift cards are available for purchase at a variety of major retailers including Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, and major grocery stores in $30 and $60 increments.
For the Foodie
Spoil his tastebuds with something sweet or something savory. Hickory Farms is offering a variety of gifts perfect for the men on your list this year. Whether he loves their Signature Beef Summer Sausage or has a sweet tooth for chocolate, they will have you covered. One of their great gifts is the Signature Party Planner basket which includes three types of summer sausage, four cheese varieties, two mixed nuts, and two types of mustard perfect for a variety of sampling! New this year is their Signature Chocolate Collection with a pound of delicious chocolate treats! It includes decadent flavors like Raspberry Sorbet Heart, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, and more! Visit Hickory Farms website to see all of their gift ideas for this holiday season.