You’ve gotten all the kids enough presents to last all of 2018. At least you hope so. And you’ve even gotten your sisters or brothers gifts. Mom was taken care of a few months back with a spa certificate. But you’re still looking for that special gift for the man in your life. Whether he’s your dad or your boyfriend, here is the 2017 holiday season best gifts guide that will help you find the perfect thing just for him.
He could use some updated clothing
Is your dad still wearing those cargo shorts, t-shirts, and socks with Birkenstocks? Does your boyfriend complain because he only has Star Wars t-shirts and torn jeans? Then consider buying him a new wardrobe for the holiday. Whether it’s getting a gift certificate for Neiman Marcus or buying him an Eton Shirt here, he will appreciate the care you’ve taken in helping him to update his wardrobe. Men’s fashion has come a long way from the days of wearing only tailored suits. Today’s man has just as many fashion options and today’s woman.
Millennial? Think Beard Trimmer
Most millennial men have beards these days. It’s what defines them and their particular fashion style. So why not help your man create a well maintained beard by buying him a good electric beard trimmer. There are as many varieties of beards as there are of trimmers, so do your research before purchasing one. Make sure it will fit your millennial’s needs and be easy to use. Whether he likes to keep it close trimmed or at the maximum length, a quality beard trimmer will enable him to keep it well maintained.
Help him keep powered up
In this tech device age, the biggest complaint is keeping batteries powered. Why not buy him a great battery charger for his favorite devices? Don’t forget to make it portable and something that is easy to use. A USB battery pack is perfect for his travel needs. And what about at home? Does he need an update on his charging cords? One of the least remembered accessory is the charging cord. They are used extensively and tend to break after a while. Help him keep things charging well by buying him another charging cord for his device.
Help him stay hydrated
Sustainable, reusable water bottles not only help your man stay hydrated, but they are a great way to reduce your plastic footprint and keep the environment from gaining more trash. This year is all about global warming and if you’re like most people, you care about the environment more than you did even five years ago. So help your man keep the environment clean and keep him healthy and hydrated by gifting him with a quality, long lasting water bottle.
Help him carry his stuff
Man bags are in fashion right now and with all the things men have to carry, you might want to consider getting him something he’ll be proud to put on his shoulder and lug around. Messenger bags have made a real impact lately with men and they are much more fashionable and utilitarian. Their multiple use pockets as well as deep sections to carry laptops or tablets make them versatile enough for any man. If your man is more of the classic briefcase type, then consider getting him an updated one. Whether he’s the outdoors type of an urban jungle warrior, there are plenty of newer options out there to help you decide. Just do your research before you buy to make sure it fits your man’s needs and desires.
Help him keep track of his stuff
Is your man one of those who spends at least 15 minutes trying to find his keys? Does he get frustrated and irritable when he can’t find them? Then consider getting him a bluetooth tracker to help. These little gadgets are great because they attach to your key fob just like the old key fob bottle openers. And, in fact, fit nicely right next to his REO Speedwagon bottle opener he still carries. They are connected to an app that you can download on your phone or device and easily tell you where you’ve left your keys. The range isn’t great and they can only be a certain distance from the tracking device, but if his keys are in the house, then these little gadgets will help him locate them much faster and he won’t be as grouchy.
Is he an outdoor barbeque man? Get him a cookbook
Cookbooks aren’t just for women these days. Especially for the man who loves to barbeque outdoors. There’s nothing like getting new recipes to try in the smoker. You can find a great barbeque cookbook at Barnes and Noble or on Amazon. They even come in e-book version so he can reference it through his smartphone. He’ll love the thought and probably enjoy this long after the holiday season is over. He may even want to pull out his barbeque early to give a few of the recipes a try.
If you’re looking for a great gift for the man in your life, this list will put you well on the way of getting something he’ll enjoy for a long time. Whether it’s a new beard trimmer or an eight hour battery pack, he’ll surely say, “Thanks, honey! This is a great gift!”