Men are hard to shop for, and they often get the short end of the gift stick. They have no idea what they want, so you’ve got to be a little more creative than usual.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your husband or boyfriend, brother or best friend – there are some things that we all could use from time to time, and these are things that most men would appreciate. If you think about it for a second, guys don’t usually like to talk a lot about “emotional stuff” or anything having to do with their feelings. However, if you can find something that they actually need, then they will love it!
Here is our list of top 10 gift ideas for men in 2018. These are things that most men would truly appreciate, and even though they may not seem like the obvious choice, these are some great ideas that should make it on your list this year.
Gift #1: A Bluetooth speaker
If you live in an apartment building, then the chances are pretty good that someone has already bought you a nice Bluetooth speaker for Christmas. You probably just put it under the tree without thinking twice about it because it was there. But if that’s not true, then you might as well get one of those speakers now. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer!
One thing that all guys like is music, be it rock or country or hip hop. And when it comes to music, the quality of sound really matters. With a Bluetooth speaker, you can stream whatever type of music you want, and the sound quality is excellent. There are also plenty of models that can hold up to six hours of battery life, which means you won’t have to worry about going through batteries every hour or two.
Gift #2: A new pair of shoes
This is another gift that most men will absolutely love, especially since they will never ever wear them. They’re comfortable enough that they feel like slippers, but classy enough that they look great. They’ll be able to go out at night and still look great while doing it! Plus, most guys get into one bad habit over the holidays, and that is wearing the same pair of shoes day after day. These are the kind of shoes that you can throw on and go wherever, whenever, without feeling self-conscious.
And since they’re so comfortable, you can wear them around the house too. Most people tend to wear sneakers around the house, but if you give him a pair of comfortable walking shoes, he’ll be happy to wear them anywhere. When you buy him a new pair, make sure that they fit his feet correctly before you send them off. He’ll thank you for it later!
Gift #3: A portable charger
The worst part about working in tech is that you can lose track of your smartphone. You can leave home without it, and suddenly you realize that you left it somewhere in a cab or at a restaurant where it had been sitting next to your laptop. And once you lose your phone, you can’t text anyone or call them back. This is why you should always keep a backup charger handy. You never know when you’re going to have to use it.
Most smartphones come with built-in battery packs, but those aren’t very big, and they only last for a couple of days. So, if you want to be prepared for any emergency, you should invest in a portable charger. The ones that come with phones are small, but they’re still much better than nothing. And if you buy him a larger model, he can use it to charge other devices too, such as tablets, laptops, cameras, or anything else that uses USB power.
Gift #4: A bottle opener
Another item that many guys will love is a bottle opener. The first time I opened a beer was with my dad, and it was the most awkward thing ever. He didn’t know how to open a beer, and he kept trying to twist the cap in weird directions, and I was too embarrassed to tell him to stop. This is why a bottle opener is a must-have gadget. It makes opening bottles a whole lot easier, plus it looks cool too!
Gift #5: An electric razor
You may not think of razors as “Christmas gifts,” but there’s no question that many guys will appreciate one. Electric razors are usually sold by companies like Braun and Philips, and they offer a variety of different options depending on what type of beard grooming you prefer. Some come with a bunch of attachments, so you can shave in multiple places, and others simply provide a smooth shave every single time. Either way, they’re easy to use, and they help you save money on shaving cream.
Gift #6: A pair of jeans
This gift is pretty personal, but if you’re buying it for your husband or boyfriend, then you should consider giving him a new pair of jeans. Guys rarely buy clothes for themselves, and a pair of jeans is one of the few items that men will wear regularly. Whether they’re dress pants or casual wear, a pair of jeans will be a welcome addition to his wardrobe. He’ll look great in them, and you’ll be happy that you gave him a present that he actually wants!
Gift #7: A travel mug
This gift is a bit unusual, but it’s also very practical. Travel mugs are available everywhere, and they’re usually made by coffee makers like Keurig. While they’re not cheap, they’re worth the investment because they’re great for traveling. You can easily carry your drink with you in a bag or purse, which means that you can enjoy your favorite beverage anywhere. Plus, using a travel mug keeps your drinks cold, and it also keeps the glass clean (which is important if you drink a lot).
Gift #8: A quality tool set
A quality tool set is always a great gift, and it’s something that almost everyone gets. It includes everything from pliers to screwdrivers and wrenches. Of course, the quality of the tools isn’t the most important thing, but the fact that he can use them properly is. That’s what counts. This kind of gift can cost hundreds of dollars, but if you’re looking for something that’s inexpensive, he’ll be happy to receive it. Just make sure that it’s sturdy and durable.
Gift #9: A quality book
Books are a fantastic gift for any man. It’s an activity that almost everybody enjoys, and books are a great way to pass a quiet afternoon. You can choose from fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and it doesn’t matter what genre you choose, because he’ll appreciate either one. Books can be expensive, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t splurge a little bit. It’s your holiday gift to him, and you should treat yourself too!