Guys, if you’d like to see what to get your lady for the holidays, check out my ladies’ gift guide -- but you know I couldn’t leave you hanging.
Considering many of my readers are women, here is my mens’ gift guide. And guys, feel free to add to the list in the comments below.
“Puppy Dog” Phase ( < 3 months)
Most guys don't properly use the right products when shaving and this kit will save his skin for years to come.
The package is perfect for traveling and includes: Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, a Badger Hair Shaving Brush, and After-Shave Balm. Once he uses this stuff, he won't want to use anything else.
And hopefully by Christmas, he’s already gotten rid of his No Shave November mustache and doesn't actually think it's cool.
If you’re going to buy him booze, at least make sure it’s good. And what man doesn’t love a good glass of scotch? The 12 year is a great starter’s scotch for the guy that wants to start building his whisky collection.
This clipper is perfect if your man frequently gets touchups on his ‘do -- because now he can do it himself. With a 180º rotating head, he can work his entire head without putting his arm in weird, painful positions. It’s rechargeable and you can wash it under the tap. Personally, I’ve used this for hairline touchups and it works like a pro.
Getting Serious ( < 1 year)
As the third grooming product on this list, if he already has grooming products, this would very well complete the collection. It has two heads -- one for clean shaving, the other for trimming, and both delicate to the touch. It too is rechargeable, can be used in the shower, and works on every part of the body. This gift might just be more for you than him.
Decent tickets to sporting event ($75-150)
Surprise him with tickets to see his favorite team. Ideally, you’d like to get anything better than balcony seats so it makes for a better experience. You may not like sports -- and you can opt to not go with him -- but you wanting to go with him might excite him more than the actual tickets.
Before, you'd get him a video game and he'd be thrilled. They're also $60-$70 and he'll probably beat the game in a couple weeks, leaving it in his useless library of games he'll never play again.
Gamefly is Netflix for video games. He'll get a game in the mail to play and when he's done, he can send it back, only to get another game in the mail to play. Simple, fun, and he'll love you for it.
PROTIP #3: Their current promo comes with a 1-month trial so technically, you'd be getting him 7 months, but paying for 6.
So Serious ( > 1 year)
These are the best headphones on the market that aren’t from Bose. If guy is an audiophile, not only will he love you forever, but he’ll be sure to wear it every chance he gets -- just as long as you don’t get him the pink one.
iPad mini ($329)
I’d say more but I’ve never come across a guy who wouldn’t accept an Apple product.
This is a great “win / win” gift where you can take yourself and him on an awesome vacation. Guys aren’t really the best at making time to get away so doing this will automatically be in his Top 5 Best Christmas Gifts list.