Updated on December 1st, 2014
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Do you have a dad, brother, uncle, spouse, boyfriend, friend that’s a guy… then, you know how hard they can be to shop for! Here’s my top 10 perfect gift ideas that will make a great gift for any man this holiday season.
If he has to travel for work or just loves to travel, get a gift that’s practical and just plain cool like the eBags Packing Cubes. They come in a set of three and help to organize your suitcase making it so much easier to pack and unpack as well as find that one thing you were looking for without having to dig through the suitcase. We love our packing cubes, they were a huge help on our recent trip and truly made unpacking at our destination as easy as pulling out a packing cube and placing it into the dresser drawer! There truly couldn’t be an easier way to pack and keep your luggage organized, too. You can pick up a set of Packing Cubes at ebags.com. The three set pack that includes a small, medium, and large packing cube retails for $24.99. You can also see their other holiday packing essentials!
For the man that just likes to look good, an electric razor like Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D will give him a clean and close shave wherever he goes. He will be able to charge up the razor and take it along with him on trips, in the car, or wherever he may need it. Plus, he can use it wet or dry letting him even get a close shave in the shower. No matter how he likes to shave, with or without shaving cream, this razor will have him covered. The Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D razor is designed with GyroFlex technology that makes it easier to get a close shave with fewer strokes. The razor even comes equipped with a high-tech LED touch screen. It’s the ultimate razor for your man. Find it at your favorite local retailer and on Amazon.
The techy will be amazed as they get their hands on an Eye-Fi wirless SD card. Just insert the memory card into your camera and your images can be automatically transfer to your phone or device. You won’t need a cable or any syncing. Best of all, no WiFi network is necessary! The card makes it’s own WiFi network and lets you connect your files directly to your smartphone, tablet or computer. The mobi card uses the free app available for iOS, Android and Kindle. Delivering you images that are ready for sharing to your favorite platforms! Their Prox2 line delivers ultra-fast speed class and can sync automatically to your home WiFi network within 90ft indoors or 45ft outdoors. No fear, if you’re out of range the card can make it’s own WiFi spot just like the Mobi version and your images can upload to your smartphone or device. Nee more ways to store? You can have your images automatically backup all your images to a secure cloud storage for a low annual fee. Eye-Fi cards are available with 8, 16, or 32 GB of storage space.
The handyman will love a Keter 3-drawer Tool Box that keeps all of his tools secure and easy to find. This tool box has a slightly deeper top section that can fit a cordless drill and other bigger tools. The additional three sliding drawers can make room to accommodate screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, nails and screws, or whatever you’re looking to store. This is a very well made toolbox that is larger than it looks and can hold a ton of tools. I was surprised by how much it could hold and still be portable, though heavy, when full. The drawers slide really well and don’t sag at all when filled up with hammers, wrenches and more. It has a heavy duty handle on the top that makes the toolbox portable for the jobs at hand. You can find this tool box on Amazon and Home Depot.
The business man with a sense of style will appreciate the gift of a Big Skinny Leather Hybrid Compact Sport Bifold. It is slim and compact without sacrificing on quality. Give him the world’s thinest leather hybrid bifold wallet! The slim design will be great on his pocket will still giving him enough space for the important cards and cash he needs to have on hand. It has one extra-wide credit card pocket and one extra-wide ID pocket that can each hold 4 cars. The full-sized billfold area can hold his bills and receipts. Also included are two oversized hidden storage pockets that can hold another 4 cards each. While the wallet looks thin, it can hold a ton! It’s 50-75% thinner and lighter than a traditional wallet but still built to last. The durable design is made with a top grain cowhide leather exterior and lined with a water resistant nylon microfiber interior. You can pick up a Leather Bifold ($26.95) at your local Staples or at Staples.com.
The foodie will appreciate one of the high quality ceramic knives by Kyocera Advanced Ceramics. They offer ultra-sharp blades that will never brown your foods. Kyocera’s proprietary ceramic retains its sharpness 10 to 15 times longer than premium steel blades. Plus, they offer free sharpening for life. A 5″ serrated tomato knife is great for preparing fruits, vegetables and boneless meats. This is a great sized knife and design and a size that isn’t in most standard knife blocks. For something more traditional, go for a pairing knife that can assist him in trimming, peeling and mincing, or choose a knife block set.
For the guys that love music, nothing will be better than a pair of Beats Solo HD Headphones! These powerful headphones will deliver clearer sound and deeper bass. The Beats Solo are the only Beats by Dr. Dre headphones that come with two speakers inside each can to give you that crystal clear highs and deep rumbling lows in full high definition. The headphones are made with a super-durable and flexible material with a reinforced metal strip to give it the strength they need to never come apart. The Beats Solo HD will take you from music to phone or skype calls and in game chats with a built-in mic. Now, you can easily switch between your songs and incoming calls – no need to remove your headphones or keep talking into the end of your phone like a walkie talking. There is a controller built onto the cord that lets you navigate between calls, skipping songs, and adjusting the volume level so you don’t have to search for your mp3 player or phone. The Beats Solo HD Headphones ($199) are available at Staples in-stores and online. Staples has other hot sales happening for Black Friday including a Kindle Fire with Special Offers for just $79, half price and a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone for just 1 cent!
Headphones are not the only way to listen to your favorite tunes, think about a BlueTooth speaker. The Mira speaker by Braven is the perfect gift for any music loving man in your life. It comes with a handy hook so it can hang anywhere you might want to listen, including the shower. It is IPX5 water resistant, so feel free to take it to the beach or enjoy your tunes while you get ready in the morning. Worried about missing a phone call, don’t be! By using the Braven App you can answer phone calls with a built in speaker phone. The app also let’s you manage your custom playlists, choose a designated stop time for your playing music, search for new music, and customize your listening experience based on the size and type of room you are in. Your Mira speaker can be controlled by the buttons conveniently located on the speakers face, or wirelessly through the app. With your choice of 5 colors and an amazing price point less than $100, you really can’t go wrong! Anybody would love to find one of these beneath their tree this year! Grab one here.
For the man that knows how to take care of himself, a thoughtful gift is a rechargeable toothbrush that helps him achieve a better clean more efficiently. The Oral-B Professional Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 has wide sweeping angle of motion that allows the Deep Sweep to cover more surface area than a regular manual brush. This allows it to remove up to 100% more plaque vs a regular manual toothbrush. The angled tip easily cleans the hard-to-reach areas and the bristles fade to indicate it’s time for a replacement head following the national recommendation to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. A signal will let you know every 30 seconds to help you track how long you’ve brushed as you move from the different areas in your mouth with a longer signal indicating the dental professional recommended 2 minute mark. With all it’s smart features, all you’ve got to do is brush! You can find the Oral-B Deep Sweep toothbrush at your local department and retail stores and on Amazon.
Give the family man something he can cherish for years to come and that is personalized with what that matter most to him. You can create your own personalized HP photo gifts with a range of options to suit him. Choose from gifts like a Premium Canvas, Wall Mounted Photo, or even a Photo Book. Add in your own pictures to tell your story and let him relive those memories over again. Photo gifts can be made online and picked up the same-day or next-day at your local Walmart or Meijer locations. Photo gifts start as low as $3.86 and a 16×20 photo canvas is $35.
If the man in your life is interested in photography like mine is, a LightScoop Deluxe should definitely be on your shopping list! The Lightscoop is a smart low-tech device that creates soft, flattering light by redirecting your camera’s built-in flash to a ceiling or wall. It attaches right onto your regular flash and gets rid of your red eye, blurry movements, hot spots, and other problems typically associated with your harsh built in flash. I recently got to try out the Lightscoop Deluxe and it has earned a permanent spot in my camera bag. The Lightscoop Deluxe and other models can be found here. It retails for $36.95.