Best Gifts For Guys 2018


Best Gifts For Guys 2018

 

 

Oh, the men in our lives.

 

We love them so much, but they can be so darn hard to shop for!  My husband is a techy guy.  I am not a techy gal.  So usually when I’m trying to get him a gift, he ends up with a generic gift card to somewhere he could shop anytime he wants.  I don’t think he minds, but sometimes I want to give him a more personal gift that shows how well I know him.

 

With the holidays approaching, I asked my husband (and a few other men), what would be on their holiday wish list.  The best advice is to first think about his interests and hobbies.  Think of things he wants but wouldn’t buy for himself.  It helps to always be listening for clues and keep notes as you think of ideas.  If you’re out somewhere and he comments on a book he’d like to read, jot it down in your phone to refer back to later.

 

But if you haven’t been keeping track (raising my hand), here’s some ideas that are sure to please those glorious guys on your shopping list.

Fire TV Stick 4K

Why he’ll love it:

The all new upgraded Amazon Fire Stick stores all his favorite media including TV shows, movies, music, photos and games.  It includes favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, YouTube and more.  The Fire Stick plugs into an HDMI port and has a Wi-Fi antenna optimized for 4k Ultra HD streaming.  It includes a voice-controlled remote that will operate his other smart home devices also.  This is a great addition if he’s already got an Amazon Echo.

 

Cost: $49.99 on Amazon, of course.

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Google Chromecast 3rd Gen

Why he’ll love it:

Chromecast plugs into the TV and allows him to stream from a mobile device including his phone, laptop and tablet to the TV.  He’ll have access to over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW.  Chromecast works with Google Home to control your TV with just your voice and is very affordable.

 

Cost: $35 at Walmart

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Bluetooth Speaker or Headphones 

Why he’ll love it:

Bluetooth speakers have been gaining popularity over the last several years.  These devices are usually small and wireless which makes them perfectly portable.  He can take them outside, the garage or wherever he wants to listen to music, radio or podcasts.  Bluetooth headphones come in an over-the-ear version or earbuds.  I recommend looking for a pair that comes with a carrying case so they are less likely to get lost.  Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.  There are even cute animal versions that would be great in kids’ rooms.  With so many options to choose from, I highly recommend reading reviews specifically about quality.

 

Cost: There is a huge variation in price but you can get a high-quality Bluetooth Speaker or set of headphones under $30.  If you prefer a name brand such as Bose or Beats, it could run you $100 plus.

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Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker

Why he’ll love it:

This is Fitbit’s most advanced tracker yet.  It has all the classic fitness tracker capabilities like counting steps, but also includes 24/7 heart rate tracking and 15+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim and circuit training.  He can set a  fitness goal and get real-time updates during workouts to keep him motivated.  It also tracks his sleep so he can see how much time is spent in light, deep and REM sleep.  It connects to smartphone GPS, everyday apps and he can see text and smartphone notifications.  With a battery life of 7 days, it is made to keep up with him.  This Fitbit has so many awesome features, I’ve even put one on my own wish list!

 

Cost: $149.95

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GoPro HERO5 Session

Why he’ll love it:

The GoPro HERO5 is a great gift for the active guy who loves to capture his adventures on camera.  It’s durable and waterproof to 33 ft.  It takes 4k video and starts with a single push of a button or voice command.  He can upload the video to his GoPro cloud account for editing and sharing.

 

Cost: $225.00

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Kindle E-reader

Why he’ll love it:

The Kindle is a lightweight e-reader that gives him access to thousands of books!  He can read, without a glare like a tablet or phone, and can switch to audio at any time using Audible.  The kindle includes many, many features including Page Flip which allows him to easily find notes, highlights, pictures and charts, and automatically saves the page he’s reading.  Smart Lookup gives him access to definitions, characters and settings without losing his place.  Kindle includes WiFi connectivity and a battery that lasts for weeks!

 

Cost: $79.99

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Audible Subscription

Why he’ll love it:

If he loves books but has more time to listen than to sit down and read, an Audible subscription may be the perfect gift for him.  Audible is an app that gives him access to thousands of audio books.  He can listen in the car, at the gym and on multiple devices without losing his place.

 

Cost: $14.95 per month with free 30-day trial

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Denim Apron

Why he’ll love it:

The guy who loves to cook and grill, needs a good sturdy apron.  There no better option than denim.  It’s very durable but lightweight and easy to clean.  This one includes grommets for the straps to prevent fraying, is adjustable in size and has a quick release buckle.  Not to mention 4 pockets and a towel loop for all his cooking tools.

 

Cost: $39.95

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Outdoor Pizza Oven

Why he’ll love it:

Who doesn’t love crisp pizza from a pizza oven?  If the guy on your list has been looking for an outdoor pizza oven, but doesn’t want to spend thousands to get one, this pizza oven may be the answer.  It is lightweight, portable and safe on any surface.  It uses propane and heats up in 15 minutes.  He’ll have delicious crispy pizza in only 6 minutes.  It’s perfect to use at home, camping or for tailgating.

 

Cost: $123.98′

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Coffee Tasting Kit or Subscription

Why he’ll love it:

There’s always new coffee flavors to try.  If the guy on your list is a coffee connoisseur, consider giving him a coffee tasting kit or subscription like this one.  They can often be customized to the recipient’s tastes and can be sent as a one-time tasting kit or monthly/quarterly subscription.

 

Cost: $23.99 for one-time tasting kit, subscription prices will vary

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Craft Beer Kit or Subscription

Why he’ll love it:

If the guy on your list is more of a beer fan, a Craft Beer Tasting Kit or a monthly subscription is the perfect gift.  I found one from Craft Beer Club that had a lot of options to choose from and great reviews.  He’ll be able to try a variety of craft beers from some of the best breweries around the country.  As with coffee subscriptions, beer subscriptions are customizable for flavors and frequency.

 

Cost: Subscriptions are usually priced per shipment and typically run under $45 each

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Home Brewing Kit

Why he’ll love it:

If he’s more of a DIY kind of guy, a home brewing kit might be a good option for him.  There are so many available but here is a good one to check out.  I like this one because it comes with all the essential equipment as well as a recipe and fresh ingredients.

 

Cost: Starter kits run around $50 and go up to $200 or more

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Novelty Socks, T-shirt, Underwear, Coffee Mug

Why he’ll love it:

I’m a huge fan of fun novelty gifts for guys.  Socks, t-shirts, underwear, cups/mugs are all good ideas for the guy with a great sense of humor.  Check out the links for some ideas I found on Amazon.

 

Cost: With so many options out there, you can easily grab a gift under $10.

Cards Against Humanity

Why he’ll love it:

Cards Against Humanity is described as a party game for horrible people.  This game has been an Amazon best seller pretty much since it came out and still has a 5 star rating.  There is a new 2.0 version and expansion sets so there’s no repeats on the cards.

 

Cost: $25.00

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BirchboxMan

Why he’ll love it:

If the guy on your list takes grooming seriously (or doesn’t and needs a little help), Birchbox has him covered.  This is a monthly subscription of grooming products for haircare, skincare and bodycare from top-notch brands.  You can choose 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions to gift to your favorite guy.  They offer an upgraded version called BirchboxMan Plus which also includes a monthly lifestyle product such as a gadget, accessory or tool.

 

Cost: $10 per month (add $10 for BirchboxMan Plus), free shipping

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Dollar Shave Club Subscription

Why he’ll love it:

No more running out of fresh razor blades and no more dull razors.  The best part?  It gets delivered to him every month (or whenever he chooses) so he never has to think about buying razors.  And Dollar Shave Club is not just for razors anymore.  They have a wide variety of super high-quality products available for men and women both.  You choose the gift set and the length of time for the subscription.

 

Cost: Starts at $55 for a 3 month gift subscription

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Experiences

Why he’ll love it:

If he’s a guy who prefers to “do” things rather than “get” things, think about some experiences that would be fun for you both to share.  Is there something he’s been wanting to learn?  A cooking class, golf lessons, fishing lessons or an art class are great gifts and if you choose to go with him, you’ll get some quality time in with him also.  If he’s a fun-loving guy, you could take him out for a day of go-carting, mini golfing or to an amusement park.  If you’re on a super tight budget, a homemade coupon to wash his car, cook him dinner or mow the lawn are excellent choices and cost you nothing other than a couple hours of your time.

 

The ulitmate list of Christmas gift ideas for all the men in your life! Perfect for dads, husbands and boyfriends.

 

There are so many great gift ideas out there, each as unique as those awesome guys on our lists.  I hope these ideas inspire you to find a great personalized gift for the holidays or any occasion.  If you have some ideas of your own, please post in the comments below.  The more ideas the better!  Happy shopping!!

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    • Thanks William! I’m glad it was helpful for you. 🙂

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