Is it just me, or are men SO HARD to Christmas gift shop for? My dad, my husband, my brother, my father-in-law and both of my brothers-in-law are impossible to shop for. I can find a perfect present for any woman in my life, but men? I struggle. Also, they NEVER know what they want. They never ask for anything and always say “I don’t know” when asked what they’d like to receive. Is this just the men in my family?
Anyone else pulling their hair out trying to think of affordable, but great gift ideas for the men in their life?
Look no further. I spent hours browsing for you, and categorized my ideas by your “type of guy.”
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The Chef/Foodie Guy:
For the man that loves to cook and eat, it’s a nice treat to buy them something they wouldn’t typically buy themselves.
Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler
This is exactly that! Would your guy ever buy 16 fancy types of sea salt to try out? Probably not! He’ll find a new favorite, and feel super fancy using them.
Hot Sauce Making Kit
Does he like it hot? For the spice-lover, this could be so exciting. Switch it up from his typical sriracha & give him a fun activity to do!
Hot Sauce To-Go
Speaking of sriracha.. If your guy puts it on everything (like I do) he’d DIE over these individual sriracha to-go packets, OR this mini keychain Tabasco! Toss them in his lunch box & in his car, and he’ll never be without the heat! Not too expensive, and so worth the novelty.
Beer Infused Hot Sauce
If your guy loves beer and loves the heat, this would be such a fun gift!
A Knife Sharpening Stone
Instead of buying him a new knife, help bring his current favorite back to life with this super affordable Whetstone.
This Cast Iron Grill Pan
It’s cold, so your guy may not want to grill outside! But with this cast iron grill pan for less than $20, he can still get some gorgeous grill marks! Bonus: its pre-seasoned.
Brass Grill Scraper
If your guy is grilling outside, grab him this! Wire brush grill scrapers can be super dangerous. If he has one, its time to upgrade.
This Hilarious (But Vulgar) Cookbook
I have a few of this company’s cookbooks. Not only are the recipes amazing, but its SO fun to actually read.
These Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
He’ll feel super fancy using them! This would go great with the Sea Salt Sampler that topped our list.
The Eco-Conscious Guy
For the guy that’s trying to reduce his waste, recycle more or being generally more “green,” here’s a few things he will love!
Reusable Produce/Storage Bags
Instead of using single-use plastic and adding to the landfills, your guy can try out these reusable alternatives!
Glass Meal Containers
Perfect for his lunchbox, and for saving leftovers.
Bamboo Cutlery Set
This would be so cool for your guy that’s really serious about cutting down his plastic use. This set has everything he could possibly need.
Stainless Steel Straws
Save the turtles.
This 5 Pack of Biodegradable Toothbrushes
It never even occured to me that toothbrushes aren’t recyclable. And you’re supposed to replace those things so frequently. Wow.
Reusable K-Cup Filter
He can still use his Keurig, without throwing away a pod every single day! Guilt free coffee.
For the Ultimate “Dad” Kind of Guy
Whether he’s actually a dad or not.
This Stanley Tool Bag
For a new homeowner (like my husband) or a guy who just has his tools all over the place, this is perfect!
A Stud Finder
I’m sensing a good joke opportunity here.
This will save him plenty of time doing that thing where they knock on walls and pretend to know what they’re listening for before they just hang the photo wherever.
This Magnetic Wristband
For holding the screws when he’s hanging stuff (on the stud this time!!!) so he’s not sticking them in his mouth. Because 1: ew and 2: what if you fall?
Your State as a Beer Cap Map
My husband found this thing! If your guy is a craft beer drinker, he’d love this!
This Beer Bottle Puzzle
It literally locks up a beer bottle! This would be so fun to keep on your home bar, and could become a really fun drinking game if that’s what he’s into.
This Book of Dad Jokes
This is super cheap, and would make a great stocking stuffer type gift. You’re punishing yourself by having to hear the Dad Jokes, but he’ll have fun.
For the Well-Groomed Guy, or the Epic Beard Guy
We all know a guy that’s super serious about his beard, his hair, or his skin.
For keeping his beard soft and not itchy.
This Boar Bristle Brush
For distributing his new beard oil. I can only imagine how itchy beards have to be.
Man Lotion for Dry, Working Hands
Whether he needs literal Man Lotion, O’Keeffes, or just something not Brown Sugar Cinnamon scented from your purse.
This Jack Black stuff is the BEST. For men and women. Feel free to steal one from him.
My husband loves this line. He can style his hair super quickly with this product! It’s so much cheaper online. I think the salon sells it for 2x the price.
For the Outdoorsy Guy
Whether he likes camping, hiking or just being outside.
This humangear Utensil
For less than $5, he can have an actually functional fork + spoon for all of his eating needs. Read the description, this thing is so cool.
Emergency Escape Axe/Hammer
This thing has 16 functions, and could totally come in handy!
This Credit Card Sized Multi Tool
Any guy could benefit from having this in his wallet. You never know! This is a perfect stocking stuffer.
This Pocket Sized Blanket that Fits FOUR PEOPLE ON IT.
Literally, how!? This is perfect for the beach, camping, hiking or even at a music festival.
This Inflatable Couch/Raft
It doesn’t require a pump, the name is hilarious, and it would be so useful. And definitely is a conversation starter.
For the Techy Guy
This Wireless Charging Pad
Just make sure his phone is compatible!
Or this Portable Charging Bank
A Smart Plug
If he has a Google Home or Amazon Alexa, he can integrate any on/off powered device with this smart plug. Imagine: “Alexa, turn on the coffee pot.” The future is now.
For Literally Any Guy
These Vinyl Record Coasters
Cards Against Humanity
One of our favorite games!
This Cube Key Tracker
A literal lifesaver for the guy that’s always misplacing his keys!
“If You Can Read This” Socks
Bring him a coffee, beer, bacon, wine, whatever he’s into!
I can’t even hold my phone without one of these anymore. They come in tons of designs and are so cheap!
I don’t need to say anything. This is a gift for everyone in the house.
Front Pocket Wallet
Because it’s apparently bad for your spine to sit on your wallet all day!
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For all the guys out there: why are you so hard to shop for? And, what things on this list would you like to receive? Let me know!