Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-for Man

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Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-for Man

Best Gifts for the Hard-to-Buy-for Man

It seems every year, there’s at least one on my gift list: the man that’s hard to buy for. You know who I’m talking about – you ask him, “what do you want this year?” and he shrugs and says “I dunno” or worse, something totally unrealistic like a journey into space. If you’ve got one of these gems on your shopping list this year, we’ve got you covered with a collection of interesting and delightful ideas. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Mr Beer Premium Craft Beer Making Kit

Mr Beer Beer Making Kit: ~ $45

This best selling home brewing craft beer kit is sure to make him smile. This kit includes everything he needs to brew 2 batches (4 gallons) of beer. It also comes with easy-to-follow directions and a DVD. This kit has an average 4-star rating after 900+ customer reviews on Amazon.

Bounty Hunter Metal Detector

Bounty Hunter Metal Detector: ~ $54

This Bounty Hunter Metal Detector should keep him occupied. It can identify metal objects (the size of a coin) up to 6″ deep. He can take it to the beach, the park, or even head outdoors to his own backyard for treasures.

James Bond: Complete Collection on BluRay

Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection (includes Skyfall): ~ $240

Complete collection of the James Bond films, on Blu-Ray. Set has an average 4.5-star rating after 800+ reviews on Amazon.

Pull Up Bar

Pull-up Bar: ~ $24

This handy-dandy device fits in a doorway so you can do pull-ups – and there are no screws or hardware needed and no damage to your door frame, either. This Iron Gym pull-up bar is a best seller and currently has an average rating of 4.2 stars after over 3,200 customer reviews.

Van der Hagen premium Shave Set

Van der Hagen Premium Shave Kit: ~ $9, Add-on Item (Amazon)

Set includes hypo-allergenic soap, ceramic bowl, and handmade brushes. This set received an average 4.2-star rating after 1700+ customer reviews.

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men: ~ $15

This book is all about resurrecting your “manly” self. It also has an average 4.7-star rating after 200+ customer reviews on Amazon.

Esquire Eat like a Man: The only cookbook a man will ever need

Eat Like a Man: The Only Cookbook a Man will Ever Need: ~ $20

This cookbook contains 75 recipes from chefs including Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Bryan Voltaggio, and more. Recipes cover a wide-range of social situations including a date night meal to poker night with the guys. This cookbook has an average 4.5-star rating after 75+ customer reviews.

Manly Man Soap & Tin

Manly Man Soap in Gift Tin: ~ $9

Made from premium ingredients and essential oils, this manly man soap comes in a recyclable gift tin, perfect for travel.

Swiss Tech Pocket Tool

Swiss Tech 19-in-1 Pocket Tool: ~ $9

This handy dandy tool provides a lot of bang for the buck. It’s only about $8-9 and it has 19 functions including pliers, bottle opener, screwdrivers, 2 rulers, wire cutter, hand drill and more.

Brookstone Sandbox

Sandbox: ~ $20

Chances are, he’s really just a big kit at heart. Now he can have his own sandbox to enjoy during a stressful day at work or when he’s home, unwinding after a long day. (Please note that this sandbox is only 9.5″ x 9.5″ – so it’s more suited to go on a table than a backyard patio.)

Mr Coffee Mug Warmer

Mr Coffee Mug Warmer: ~ $8

This would make a handy, inexpensive gift for a coworker. This Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer will keep his coffee warm while he works. On/off switch and light indicator. Best seller and highly rated!

Check out more Gift Ideas for Men on Amazon.

Note: prices and availability can change on Amazon at any time, without warning. 

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  1. I can attest the Mr Beer kit is awesome (Mr Rootbeer isn’t bad either; completely different kit). The ongoing cost per batch is about $20, there’s refills on Amazon for a bit less, and there’s forums all about making popular flavors even better. My husband geeks out about new recipes people post (i.e. adding cherries or vanilla pods to the keg) and he loves bragging to his friends “yeah- I made that.” 🙂

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