Best Christmas gifts for him
Give your cocktail connoisseur everything he needs to make his own artisanal spirits: an infusing bottle, specially crafted blends (mint, chili, citrus, floral, smoke, chocolate), apothecary-style bottles and sleek brassy-gold tools (jigger, measuring spoons, zester, funnel). Pair this kit with a bottle of his favorite booze—that way he can master the bar and whip up a glass for you, too.
$68 from Food52
Every man needs a sturdy dopp kit to keep all his toiletries organized when he travels. This soft leather option will last for decades—and if it doesn’t, he can always take advantage of L.L. Bean’s renowned satisfaction guarantee.
$99 from L.L. Bean
Spice up his apartment decor with a tongue-in-cheek art print like this George Dawe–style portrait of the one and only Bill Murray. It looks classy at first glance, but makes you chuckle on the second.
$52.99 from Society6
Sleek and effortlessly cool, this charcoal grey Dieter Rams-designed watch is much less expensive than it looks. Get one for the man who appreciates wearable design, or simply prefers polishing up for the office.
$109 from Amazon
Bossing around Alexa, Amazon’s electronic personal assistant, is always fun. Asking her to turn on the TV, tell you a joke, play your favorite tunes on Spotify, give you the weather forecast or get current traffic reports is the next best thing to having a real-life butler.
$99.99 from Amazon
For the voracious reader in your life, this book-gifting subscription will score him a new hardcover book of his choice (from a range of genres in both fiction and nonfiction) every month, with the option to add more titles for just $10 each.
$45 for threee months at Book Club of the Month
No need to search through the junk drawer for your bottle opener: Just crack open a cold beer using this wall-mounted opener. Getting it monogrammed adds an extra veneer of class Putting a bucket below it to catch all the caps? Not so much. But we're not above convenience.
$45 from Nordstrom
It’s never too early to start planning next summer’s backyard barbecues, Central Park picnics, and garden parties. You could even team up for rounds of this backyard classic on Christmas day—we bet it'd be fun to play in the snow, too!
$99 from L.L. Bean
Any guy’s style will get an instant boost from the navy polka dot tie, matching pocket square and brushed silver tie bar in this set. Good looks have to be one of the hottest Christmas gifts for him.
$39 from The Tie Bar
Two Coloradans who founded their own coffee and spice shop crafted this coffee infused with hops, barley and other beer ingredients. What better Christmas gift for him than one that combines his two favorite things?
$26 from Uncommon Goods
No one’s too manly to enjoy a good candle. The Beaver Creek Candle Company makes these handcrafted candles in sleek tin cans with scents like smoky campfire, fresh cut grass, greasy bacon and even cheesy New York pizza.
$21.99 from Houzz
Your grandmother’s handknit jumper, this ain’t—though the '90s are back, and arguably bolder than ever. Give your mans some extra pizzazz with this confidently cool sweater with a clasic crew neck cut and
$65 from Topman
The guy who needs his caffeine will become totally dependent on this handheld espresso maker you can take on the go. Since it doesn’t require electricity, it’s perfect for camping trips, late nights and the afternoon slump at work.
$50 from Amazon
If he has more Instagram followers than a reality TV contestant, he’ll kill at What Do You Meme?, a game that’s best described as Cards Against Humanity meets Pictionary. And hey, if you come up with a really great meme, maybe it'll even go viral.
$30 from Amazon
Every guy looks great in these understated leather boots—perhaps that’s why you’ll see them everywhere this fall and winter. Durable and chic at the same time, they’re undoubtedly one of the best Christmas gift ideas for him.
$99.97 from Nordstrom Rack
Beer and sports make the perfect duo. (Add some wings or nachos to the mix and you have yourself a party). For the diehard sports fan who enjoys sampling various brews, this craft beer flight has their name on it. (Actually, this one has the Philadelphia Eagles’ name on it, but you get the gist.) If beer isn’t his first drink of choice, the NFL shop offers a range of other excellent football-themed gifts from a branded moscow mule mug to hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts. No matter which item you choose, you’ll win the gift-giving game as long as you pick the right team, of course.
Writers, doodlers and stylish dudes of all kinds can appreciate a high-quality leather-bound notebook. This one comes with three paper packs (unlined, lined, graph), zippered pouch for business cards or travel tickets, a gold page clip, and pen to help him jot down some initial thoughts.
$25.50 from Amazon
These tumblers etched with your neighborhood grid are a stylish way to show off city pride. Available in 24 cities including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, they make a gorgeous addition to any guy’s bar.
$16 each from Uncommon Goods
He’ll have no choice but to get rid of those purloined hotel soaps once you give him this travel set of ultra luxe Kiehl’s body scrub, shave soap, hand salve, facial moisturizer and cleanser that will leave his cheeks baby-soft. If you're lucky he'll fall in love with it and stock up at home, too.
$48 from Kiehl's
As if R2-D2 wasn’t already helpful enough, the sassy little robot can now brew your coffee and even pour it, too. This is the droid you’re looking for... to help wake you up from the Dark Side.
$39.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer
This six-inch pocket knife combines a whopping 10 kitchen tools: a cheese grater, zester, garlic crusher, peeler, carving fork, stirring spoon, corkscrew, bottle opener, channel knife, serrated knife, small paring knife and can opener.
$32 from Uncommon Goods
Here's a camera any traveler, outdoorsman or adventure seeker will love. THETA SC allows you to capture stunning 360-degree, high-resolution photographs and videos. Give the gift that will help him relive his greatest memories—and with the device's 1.5-second, quick-response lens, he'll never miss a single one.
$200 from theta360.com
Music lovers and eighties babies alike will enjoy this clock that pays homage to the good ol' cassette and all the mix tapes of yesteryear. And the graphic black-and-white print goes with any style of decor.
$30.99 from Society6
Mack Weldon's athleisure and everyday goods are beloved by style-savvy men. Give your well-dressed fella something luxurious to keep him warm through the cold winter months. This package has every cold-weather protector he could need: Cashmere gloves, hat and scarf. We're feeling warm and toasty just thinking about it.
$278 from mackweldon.com