Looking for practical Christmas gift ideas for him that won’t end up in the dumpster? It can be difficult to find men a gift he’ll actually want to use. We researched thousands of ideas and identified 17 picks that stand out from the rest — with special attention to utility and value. Whether your seeking gifts for a pragmatic friend or family member, we have something he will love.
Does he leave his keys, wallet and other bits and pieces all about the house? Instead of nagging, consider this top-rated faux leather organizer. He’ll actually enjoy organizing his stuff with this. Looks classy atop a dresser or nightstand.
If you know a guy with a lot of keys, consider this ingenious key organizer. Turns a clanking mess of keys into a neat, organized bundle that will not erode pockets or create noise.
Whether he’s a seasoned cook or just getting started in the kitchen, a new quality set of knives is a good bet. We recommend this 15-piece set from Cruisinart, on par with sets two times as expensive or more. A practical idea that will last for years to come.
It’s time to throw out your flimsy grilling utensils and upgrade to these highly-rated, heavy-duty “Alpha Grillers.” Whether grilling indoors our outside, this quality set is build to last in all conditions and is backed with a lifetime guarantee.
Looking for a “wow” factor gift he’ll actually use? This fun set of socks are shaped into a pizza consisting of five toppings ranging from Italian to Hawaiian. Not only do they look cool, they’re well made and feel super comfortable.
Bamboo Cutting Board
A quality cutting board is the anchor of a good kitchen. This popular organic bamboo cutting board comes with a lifetime guarantee from the husband and wife team who manufacture it. Chemical free and 100% natural.
A great gift for beer lovers that doesn’t require enabling their alcohol habit, this set of six beer soaps covers flavors ranging from oatmeal stout to vanilla porter. The maker wants you to know “some stinky local artisan” beer soap, it actually smells wonderful.
A complete set to make your man’s beard look like a million bucks. Comes with scissors, a brush, comb, and moisturizer made from organic ingredients. All packed in a high quality gift box.
Rub your hands on this stainless steel “soap” bar to eliminate odors from the skin such as garlic, onion and more. While designed for kitchen use, can be used on the body as well. Makes a great stocking stuffer.
At the office, during commute or even at home noise can prevent us from relaxing and focusing. In recent years, noise cancelling technology has improved greatly — and also come down in price. Consider this set highly-rated pair from Hiearcool.
This intelligent assistant from Amazon will make anyone’s life easier. Functions include playing music from most major streaming services, reading audio books or news, ordering stuff, making phone calls, setting alarms, and even telling jokes. There’s a lot packed into this little device including quality Bluetooth speakers.
If there are phones, laptops and tablets laying around the house, it’s time to get them organized. This attractive wood station makes it easy to keep track of your devices while keeping them charged.
Nokia Steel Activity/Sleep Watch
Finally, a fitness tracker that’s also a smart-looking watch for men. This new model from Nokia tracks 10 different activities and monitors your sleep. What’s more, battery life is up to 8 months with no charging required. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, consider our list
of best fitness trackers under $50.
Travel Duffel w/ Shoe Pouch
This medium sized bag by Shacke makes the perfect carry on. Made with water resistant lining, it’s great for all activities. The pouch can accommodate up to size 13 shoes, keeping other items in the bag clean and separated.
This steel-bodied pen is was designed in partnership with law enforcement. Can be used for self defense, breaking a windshield and of course writing — even in the rain. Don’t be fooled by the cheap Chinese knock-offs, this is the real thing!
This Under Armour backpack is built tough, with water-resistant material and a bottom section that can withstand all kinds of battering. Great for workouts and more, it comes with two side pockets for water bottles.
65-Piece Homeowners Tool Set
This tool set from Stanley Black & Decker makes a perfect gift for a newer homeowner or someone with a rusty old set. Complete with all the required basics, buyers rave about the quality for the money. From fixing bikes to leveling picture frames, this set will let him do just about any DIY project.
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