Few things make us laugh as much as the “him” in the online “gifts for him” edits and shopping guides when holiday season rolls around. According to these curated lists of coveted items, this caricature of masculinity smells only of musk and seven different kinds of wood, wears leather ties, and has 10 stainless steel watches on each wrist. His beard is lathered with so much oil, that the US wants to invade it. Meanwhile, the grill is his only refuge. And, don’t you dare offer him a glass of water— he only drinks whiskey. But, this leads us to genuinely wonder, what on earth do men want for Christmas? Whether you’re shopping for your father, brother, son, or partner, below, we round up 10 holiday gift ideas for the men in your life that they will actually want. Swiss Army knife not included.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
These sleek headphones have excellent noise cancelling and also work exceptionally well for making calls for those who work from home.
Native Union Fast Charge Travel Bundle
Few things are worse than having a dead phone. This charging kit comes equipped with wireless charging for a host of devices including AirPods, iPhones, and other USB and Qi-compatible technology that can be tucked neatly into an accompanying pouch.
LEGO Bird of Paradise
Instead of a bunch of roses, gift the special man in your life a Lego flower bouquet for flowers that will last a lifetime and also liven up his living space.
Casablanca Striped Ribbed Merino Wool and Cotton-Blend Zip-Up Sweater
The best thing about gifting your man a sweater? It will eventually end up in your closet.
Loewe Home Scents Honeysuckle Candle
Opt for a soothing candle that he might be hesitant to buy for himself. Loewe’s candle comes in a gorgeous terracotta vessel that can be used long after the candle burns out (approximately 80 hours, BTW).
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
We don’t know a single person in the world who wouldn’t be over the moon to receive a brand new iPhone. Surprise your loved one this holiday season with Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro, which comes in a variety of sleek colors to pick and choose from.
adidas Al Rihla Training Ball
Inspired by the look of the FIFA World Cup official match ball, this adidas Al Rihla Training ball is ideal for the football addict in your life.
Oakley Blue EVZero Blade Sunglasses
He can never have too many sunglasses, especially the perennially cool Oakley shades.
Marine Serre Logo Print Water Bottle
Ensure every detail in his life feels luxurious, even his water bottles. This one comes with a bottle bag that features the brand’s signature crescent moon embroidered motif.
Nike x CDG Air Foamposite One sneakers
A highly-sought-after pair of sneakers courtesy of Nike and Commes des Garcons will certainly help you win the best gift giver award.