To help you in your gift giving this year, we wanted to share some of the newest and most innovative gift ideas out there to help you find an affordable and thoughtful gift for the men on your list.
We’ve shared the popular “for him gifts” this year along with Alex’s personal favorite gifts throughout the years. Also check out our Black Friday sales and ad match deals along with other handmade and top selling for less gift idea lists. You can’t go wrong with any of these and there are things for every budget!
But FIRST….we are giving many of the items on this list away in our Grand Christmas Gift Giveaway. Enter the Giveaway on the form HERE and have your Christmas paid for!
Flip Pillow by Contour – So your friend just isn’t comfortable. From a aching back to falling asleep at night the Flip Pillow may just be for him. The Flip Pillow is essentially 10 pillows in 1. With multiple positions this pillow supports the entire body. | Purchase now for $42
Dollar Shave Club Service – DSC began in March 2012 with a simple offering: deliver high-quality razors for a couple bucks a month. The Club has since launched a lineup of additional products on its march towards owning the men’s bathroom. | Purchase now for as low as $3 a month
ToiletTree Products Travel Bag – If you need to purchase a gift for someone who travels a lot you may want to consider this Travel Bag with Accessories from ToiletTree Products. The bag not only hangs, but, contains 3 TSA approved sized bottles & contains storage for any additional toiletries. Help stay organized while traveling with this bag! | Purchase now for $24.95
Fold-up Crossbody Carryall Totes – This chic reusable bag seamlessly mixes high fashion with an everyday carryall that’s perfect for the grocery store, travel, yoga, a laptop and more. The inside pocket offers a way to stash cell phone, keys, wallet etc. and can be worn over the shoulder or crossbody messenger style. Folds up into it’s own pocket for easy stashing. This tote holds up to 60lbs, is machine washable and made right here in the USA. Not to mention it stores beautifully as it folders up into it’s own pocket for storage! Purchase Now for $19.99 with code HOLIDAYTOTE (Retails $65)
YourCover – Not sure what Dad wants? I am sure that he would love to receive a photo of him on the front of a magazine cover. Whether he’s the best day, want to be featured for a sports award or on a image for the love that he has for his family you can feature him on the front of his own magazine cover. | Purchase now for as low as $12.95
PortaPocket – The man in your life who hates to carry a wallet, often finds himself putting him wallet in your purse because he doesn’t have pockets, for the kids while they are running with their friends or for the traveler who is afraid of loosing his id, passport and cashiers checks the PortaPocket makes a great gift for anyone on your list. | Purchase now for $29.95
ACEL Compression Socks – These socks can take what you dish out on the trail, the road, or the slopes and are great when recovering after periods of intense activity. Although ACEL was developed as an activity sock, many have found the all-around comfort and support these socks provide also helps to support circulation and restore tired legs during prolonged periods of sitting or standing, the cushioned sole absorbs the impact, the material is breathable and aids in shin splints, cramps and overall circulation.| Purchase now for $34.95 (share a sale link)
York Nordic Shock Absorbing Walking/Hiking Poles – the York Nordic Shock Absorbing Walking poles are the newest model trekking poles that are a perfect gift for someone looking for more comfort while walking or hiking. The shock absorbing technology lets the pole compress a full 8 inches from start to finish. Offers the softest pole plant even on the hardest road or trail surfaces. 9.9 pounds of resistance during compression makes for a better workout with up to 70% more calorie burn than walking alone. | Purchase now for $69.95
Design a Tea – I love to give a personalized gift when I can. It shows that there was a lot of thought put into a gift rather than a gift card tossed in a card. Design a Tea is a creative online business that allows you to give 100% organic, natural and gluten free teas along side a personalized label. You can create your own tea package to give. | Purchase now for as low as $4.95
AquaNotes Waterproof Notepad – Do you know someone who is CONSTANTLY thinking? You may consider giving a AquaNotes Waterproof Notepad. This is a great way to leave reminders for the children in the bathroom, college students to leave a in the dorm shower or leave the day’s agenda in the kitchen. You don’t have to worry about your note getting washed down the drain! This product is made in the USA on recyclable & waterproof paper. | Purchase now for $7.95
Go Ape Adventures – Give an experience with a Go Ape Adventure! Go Ape is a treetop adventure where participants are challenged with rope ladders, bridges, obstacles swings and zip lines. With 12 locations around the country (and more opening up in 2016), Go Ape gift certificates make great gift for anyone who wants to get outdoors and do something a little adventurous. This would also be a great gift to go along side a vacation! | Purchase now for $25-$57
Flannel John Cookbooks for Guys – Tim Murphy has over 42 cookbooks that are dedicated to simple recipes guys can make fast – “because we’re lazy and we’re hungry”. Whether the man in your life is looking to host a Superbowl Party, host a dinner for friends or just looking for inspiration to feed his family, these cookbooks are great! | Purchase now for $9.95
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life – Jason Janson, A former CIA Officer reveals safety and survival techniques to keep you and your family protected. In this essential and engaging guide, Hanson shares the counterintelligence and self-defense tactics he learned that are essential to everyday civilian life, including how to avoid and escape from kidnappings, carjackings, and muggings, Survive a natural disaster, a plane crash, a terrorist attack, or a school shooting, prepare for safe travel abroad, deter home invasions with psychological and physical tricks and how to disappear off the grid. | Purchase now for $13.99
VersaVia Seat Cover – Is Dad always cleaning out the van or car? Are the kids dropping their snacks and drinks while in the car? I’ve got a great gift idea for families traveling with small children — VersaVia Seat Cover. VersaVia is premium, heavy-duty cover that will protect your seats from spilled crackers, sippy cups, or anything else life throws it’s way. The covers even have openings for seatbelts as well as openings for child car seat LATCH anchors and the newest split cover is one of the only covers on the market that allows access to the middle seat belt. They install in under 1 minute, are easy to clean, and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. | Purchase now for $79.90
Alex’s Personal Picks
JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones – One of my favorite gifts is getting something that I would use every day and getting a nicer version of it. As one of my hobbies is running and everything else sport related, I would love a new set of headphones – wireless and Bluetooth at that – to use on my runs and workouts. Not to mention, these headphones work for phone calls and more which frees up my hands even more throughout the day. | Purchase now for $89.99
Garmin eTrex 20x – For a dad that loves to find active play with his family, this handheld GPS is definitely on my Christmas list this year. What I truly love is how easy this is to carry with us on our hike, gives us 25 hours of battery life and shows a beautiful map of our position. This is truly perfect for hiking, geocaching and more! | Purchase now for $163.00
Survival Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter – Like father like son. On a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park our son bought a paracord survival bracelet that he wore every day – that is until the dog chewed it. So we bought this pack of two to replace it plus give dad a matching set. Its honestly perfect for hiking and outdoors activities. And yes, fires have been started with the fire starter – unbelievable! | Purchase now 2 for $8.99
Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Travel Mug – As mentioned above, some of my favorite gifts are nice versions of items I use every day. And this Contigo mug is a great example of exactly that. For a mug that has almost 5,000 reviews with a 4.4 (out of 5) star rating you just can’t miss with this gift. | Purchase now for $16.39
Polar M400 GPS Sports Watch – This is truly one of my favorite – and most depended on – items! If you’ve been shopping for a GPS watch you know that comparable items (with GPS, heart rate monitor, fitness tracker, location/distance/elevation tracker, calorie tracker, multi-sport display, compatible with stride tracker [sold separately]) can set you back a pretty penny. This watch delivers, is dependable and gives me everything just listed (and more) for a much lower price tag. | Purchase now for $182.51
Hilarious and Sarcastic Men’s T-Shirts – My wife knows my sense of humor a bit too well – which means that I usually get a few of these t-shirts each Christmas! And that’s a good thing because I’ve usually worn out my last set from overuse. Yes, that’s just how much I love them. | Purchase now for $16.39
GoPro HERO – What better way to store memories of your active lifestyle and with a GoPro. You can’t go to a race, pass many hikers on a trail or float down a river without seeing a few GoPro’s. And why not? This is a great way to preserve those memories and share them with the world – all with a camcorder that promises to stand up to those rough conditions that you subject yourself to. This is the one I own and its served me well. | Purchase now for $118.99
2016 Entertainment Book – Finally, one of my all-time favorite gifts is the annual Entertainment Book. There’s always a great deal and it gives me and my family a 50% discount on eating out, entertainment and more all year long! It’s a valuable and great gift! | See the current specials on the 2016 Entertainment Book
What things on this list do you like or would you buy for the men on your list? Do you have any other ideas to add? We’d love to hear and share more ideas.