Well, 2017 is about to end, which means there are many special occasions upcoming, including Christmas. It’s time to show some love to your family and friends so, choosing a meaningful and practical Christmas gift is important.
Thus, in this article, I will give you some gift ideas for men. Might this title be weird as I know this is a website where many boys and men visit so, you might think that I should write about Christmas gift ideas for girls or women, right? But, you know, I’m a man and I know exactly which things are the best for men us in such occasions. Besides, this is also a hint for women and girls or men we can find some interesting gift for our dad and friends, as well. Okay now, let’s get started!
This is one of the most creative Christmas present ideas as instead of buying a costly smart watch that might you not even know whether the receiver likes it or not, or if the watch fits their wrist well, a more affordable gift is watch bands.
Besides, it also shows how sophisticated you are to him. As you must care for him a lot to know his watch bands have already worn out or it’s time to refresh them.
I’ll give you some clues:
iStrap Calfskin Leather Watch Band
in terms of choosing present, durability and nice design are two foremost requirements. Based on such elements, I think about iStrap watch bands first.
They are made of imported Italian calf skin leather, which is luxury and has strong tension, characteristic soft and smooth of the real leather. Besides, it gets better with time. The buckle is also made of quality metal and smoothly polished to offer the highest durability.
Furthermore, these watch straps fit well with many kinds of common watch and they also enclose with two pieces spring bar for free, very convenient. They also come in five band sizes including 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm and 22mm to meet any taste. iStrap Calfskin Leather Watch Band has two color options: brown and black, which is suitable for men, as well.
Additionally, the time shipping is quite fast, just about three days to USA so feel no worry about the present arriving late.
BARTON Quick Release Silicone Watch Bands
A great choice if you are seeking for some rubber watch bands and they are compatible with a sea of smart watches like:
- Q, Q Tailor, Q Gazer
- Asus Zenwatch & Zenwatch 2
- LG Watch, Urbane G, Urbane R & Watch Style
- Withings Activite, Steel HR 36mm & Steel HR 40mm
- Huawei Watch, Watch 2 & Watch 2 Classic
- Samsung Gear S2 Classic, S3 Classic, S3 Frontier
- Moto360 Gen2 42mm Men’s & Women’s & Moto360 Gen2 46mm
- Pebble, Pebble 2, Pebble Round Large & most other Pebbles
BARTON watch bands have four sizes: 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 22mm with many color choices from the bright to the dark to surely fit any preference. This is a great Christmas gift for active lifestyle and fitness.
The material is made of skin-friendly silicone material to offer the most comfort on the wrist. Besides, it is also waterproof, slippery resistant and washable.
Lethnic Genuine Leather iwatch Strap Replacement Band
If the receiver is wearing an Apple Watch, I think this present is the best for him. Lethnic iWatch Bands are made to fit all watch editions (including 1, 2 and 3) in addition to good warranty so that you can buy confidently.
Besides, they are made completely from premium cowhide genuine leather with four trendy colors to give a luxury and fashionable look, very suitable for the expensive iWatch.
When it comes to the sizes of Lethnic watch bands, different from those watch bands above, they provide two sizes: 38mm and 42mm to look symmetrically with the iWatch design.
I also think that these are really ideal to be couple items, as well because the color options and band sizes are all suitable for both men and women.
Premium Canvas Fabric Watch Bands
I must say the design and color of these watch bands are excellent. They are my type, very dynamic and flexible. If you choose Styleover Watch Bands, they will also include free spring bar and spring bar tools as gift to conveniently change the original watch band.
About the band sizes, there are five choices: 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. Besides, the manufacturer offers 1-year warranty so you can confidently buy them with no risk. However, there is just one thing you should take notice is to know exactly the lug width as only error of 1mm can lead to inappropriate.
Talking about beard tools, there are many selections like trimmer, razor, shaver, etc. Each kind will be suitable for particular kind of beard so that you should understand the facial hair needs of that man.
Here, I’ll give you a quick guide:
Trimmers are used for tightening up the areas, removing unwanted hair and maintaining the uniform look on the face.
Electric shavers are, on the contrary, suitable for removing completely all facial hair in short order. However, shavers usually cause irritation so that you also should know whether the receiver has sensitive skin or not.
Razors have the same operation as electric shavers, which means it removes hair completely. The only difference is that razors are a mechanical device, they don’t use electricity and if you intend to buy razor as a gift, you should include a shaving cream or gel as well.
There are a bunch of selections on the market when it comes to men’s beard tools, but if you want the best, here are my recommendations:
Philips Norelco Electric shaver 3100, S3310/81 series 3000
This is the best choice if you tend to buy an electricity shaver for a man and I think he will give compliments on your knowledge as Philips is a brand famous for high-quality men’s products with good price, especially this Philips Norelco Electric shaver 3100.
It stays firmly on hand and lightweight. The cut blade system is advanced to offer smoothly and flexibly moves around the face, even the most difficult like jaw. Besides, it is quite easy to use, no matter he even is a newbie. And last but not least, it is quite easy to rinse with just one touch.
If you want to have more clues for electric shavers, consult here. I also wrote a particular article about it.
Remington PG525 Trimmer
This is a multi-functional trimmer as Remington PG525 Trimmer can remove cleanly hair in many different parts like head, facial hair and the whole body as it comes in a full kit including a nose, ear and detail trimmer; hair clipper comb with 8 length settings; a body hair trimmer; a foil shaver; a full- size trimmer; three beard and stubble combs; and a storage/charge stand, very convenient.
On the other hand, it is very convenient. Using Lithium Power battery as the major energy source, it just takes about 4 hours to full charge and can use continuously up to 70 minutes, which rarely any trimmers can do. It also has a quick charge feature, as well.
Remington trimmer is easy to rinse off hair and also arrives in good warranty and guarantee.
However, as I have just mentioned above, some men/boys might have sensitive skin so that you should choose the specific kinds of trimmer.
Merkur Futur Adjustable Safety Razor 700
Razor is different from shaver as it just can move back and forth on your face. Thus, when it comes to choosing a razor for men, you need to consider which one has the most flexible movement. Merkur’s is a typical example.
It allows the users to adjust its blade to fit every curve of the face as well as fit any beard type and preference. Besides, this razor offers fast, decent shave thanks to the double edge feature, very convenient.
When the blades get dull, they are easily replaced, as well. Talking about the design, Merkur razor is in the satin finish to give a beautiful and sleek look.
If you choose it as the Christmas gift for a man, show how thoughtful you are by enclosing a shaving cream or gel, as well. In terms of cream, in my experience, Cremo Original Shave Cream is a perfect choice. As it helps to give comfortable shave in addition to reduces optimally razor burn. Besides, the ingredient is quite friendly and natural with no paraben.
Talking about shaving gel, Gillette Series 3X Action is my recommendation. The gel helps to soften hair and make easier shave. Besides, it prevents irritation very well. It is good not only from ingredient, function but also to the smell, very refresh and pleasant.
This is a meaningful and practical Christmas gift idea for men as this accessory will stick to their daily life. To choose the best mens bag, there are many factors to consider. You should get his favorite hobbies or career or usual purpose when it comes to a bag.
For example, if he is an active man, you can choose a gym bag as a present. Or with a guy who loves outdoor activities like hunting, camping, hiking, travelling, etc., a backpack for such specific use is ideal.
You may concern:
- Best and cool travel bags for men
- Best Hunting Backpacks for Men 2017
- Best and Stylish Weekender Bag for Men
However, if he doesn’t have such hobbies or interest, you should base on his career to choose the right bag. For instance, if he is still a schoolboy, a bag for university is perfect. Or if he is already a worker now, let’s consider a laptop messenger bag.
Winter is coming so, give him a hat is a perfect present. There are many kinds of mens hat but to suit the best with cold weather and Christmas atmosphere, here are some of my picks for you:
Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat A18
I love their color options. There is a sea of choices from the bright shades like orange, lime to the dark like black, brown, grey, etc. Thus, you can choose the most suitable one. Besides, the hat is reasonably thick and durable, as well. I bought a Carhartt beanie three years ago and up to now, it still works well and looks good.
Besides, unlike most beanie, when wearing this Carhartt, it doesn’t cause any itchy or shrinking off my head at all.
NEFF Men’s Daily Beanie
This is suitable for those who love minimalist style as its design is really simple with just a small logo on the right corner of the hat. However, it looks good and also has a bunch of colors to meet any taste.
The color options of NEFF are even more than Carhartt with more bright shades so I think they are perfect as couple items. They are made completely of acrylic with no fur, keep heat well and provide a pleasant warm to head so you can use them in both warm and cold weather.
There’s just one thing you should notice is that because of being made from knit, you should limit stretching it as less as possible to maintain the form. I myself use it almost every day (as I’m obsessed with beanie, they look good on me) but it doesn’t stretch out much. Even if your beanie does, don’t fret, just thrown it in the washing machine, setting cool-warm cycle and then dry them in low heat. They will shrink back to the original form.
Loritta Mens Winter Warm Knitting Hats
When it comes to Loritta hats, I like their design, very fashionable and sleek with Criss-cross basket weave knit, a new trending fashion now. Like two beanies above, this one is also made from acrylic, but with higher quality with soft spun. These Loritta beanies are suitable for winter, only.
Though it just has one size, thanks to great stretchiness, it enables to fit most. There are many masculine colors like black, blue, deep grey, coffee and red combining with two styles to easily mix and match with various fashion styles.
Plus, it is lightweight and comfort to stay on head for long time without annoying or discomfort.
To save his hands from such cold weather or near freezing temperatures, let’s present him a pair of good gloves. Of course, there are some factors you should remember when choosing, especially the functionality of the gloves. Actually, there are two main things: types and function.
It’s not as what we usually think, men’s gloves come in various types including:
- Soft shell gloves
- Fleece gloves
- Insulated mittens
- Liner gloves
- Insulated gloves
- Touchscreen gloves
As winter will come up with diverse outdoor activities like mountain climbing, fishing, hiking, etc. there are many types of gloves to meet such specific requirements. Each will provide some pros and cons as well as particular level of warmth so that you should consider carefully before drop your money on them.
Besides, you should bear on mind the extra layer each pair of gloves has, the material as well as the purpose of use.
Below I will give you some recommended products and in each, I will mark which purpose they should be used for.
GLOUE Winter Gloves
In spite of limited colors (black, gray, brown and navy blue), the quality is great with softness and reasonable thickness to keep hands warm on the winter. The measurements are 12×26 centimeters, fit well about 6-8 inches, very flexible and comfortable.
In terms of the material, this pair of gloves is made completely from polyester with non- woven fabric lining for the highest durability. I think they are the best choice for some casual activities on winter like riding.
Timberland Men’s Magic Glove
These Timberland gloves are also my favorite based on their maximum convenience. The gloves are made of acrylic and measured with 4×0.5-inch size. The logo stays above cuff and there are totally 6 color options including black, navy, orange, charcoal, green and wheat. It is not only for men, but also for women as well.
But the interesting thing is that they have three-finger touchscreen conductivity to help you easily use your smart phone like gliding, pressing, etc. Besides, you can wash them by washing machine thanks to their great durability.
Black Men Gloves
Black Men Gloves are designed for winter and many outdoor activities like mountain climbing, hiking, snowboarding, etc. as they are made of nylon with PU coating and 40 g thinsulate and polyfill interlining to keep your hand warmth even in the hardest weather.
However, they are still breathable and waterproof and designed specially to offer comfortably grip and soft feeling.
Don’t worry about the slight tightness at the cuff, it won’t make your hands feel uncomfortable. They fit greatly and still keep my hand move freely and flexibly.
If you are considering a Christmas gift for a special man like your dad, brothers, loved ones or BFF and your budget isn’t tight, let’s consider a winter jacket for him. Bear on mind these three major elements while selecting: types, materials and features.
Talking about types, there are technical “puffy” winter jackets for various outdoor activities and the stylish insulated trenches for casual wear. While the technical ones are focus more on athletic movement, the casual is emphasis on comfort, styles, weather protection and warmth in addition to ignore mostly the weight and size.
In terms of quality or material, I think that no matter you use it as a casual jacket or for special activities, it must have a thin waterproof shell to protect both the coat and your body against getting wet caused by rain, snow and sleet. Besides, it must be insulted to not make you feel uncomfortable. There are two major materials including synthetic and pile fabric.
About the features, it is mainly for technical jackets. You should think about the interior water bottle pockets, climbing harness-compatible zippers or length, and helmet-compatible hoods. For example the Wantdo Men’s Mountain Waterproof Fleece Ski Jacket.
This winter jacket is specialized for outdoor activities like snowboarding, downhill skiing, snow sports, etc. Made of high-quality waterproof material with extra cotton pad inside, the jacket is not only quick dried, but also keep you warm optimally. It impressed me a lot when I once wore it walking under a bad rain when I joined a hiking trip. Amazingly, it still keeps my upper body dry and comfortable.
You want more? Well, here are some of my picks:
ZSHOW Men’s Winter Hooded Cotton Jacket.
Its material is quite durable. Made of polyester and nylon to offer great waterproof and ability to keep warmth well in the coldest weather. Zipper closure, tight seam, extra fur in addition to 4 pockets from both interior and exterior to keep keys, phone, wallet and some other stuffs. But importantly, they are soft and comfortable when wearing, breathable and flexible on every move. I think this jacket is not only suitable for outdoor activities, but also for daily life.
Caterpillar Men’s Heavy Insulated Parka
This is an ideal winter jacket for daily use as they are made completely of polyester for durability and great water resistance. Besides, the design is quite sleek and fashionable to easily show up your character. Good zipper, tight seam, adjustable cuffs, cord locks and draw cords for ultimate comfort and warmth. Besides, it is well insulated so you don’t have to worry about it making you annoying.
Here are the best Christmas gift ideas for men combining with some recommended products that I have picked carefully. Hope that you will pick the best present for your loved ones.