Original Holiday Gift Ideas for Men

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and with the season comes the need to find an original gift for the men in your life. Fear not, as we have curated a carefully hand-picked selection of wonderful holiday gifts for men that they will want to use. Did we mention we have gifting ideas for every single budget?

Holiday gift ideas for men 2018

1. Vigor and Stress Relief Natural Essential Oil Roll-On by Source Vital Apothecary ($12.95/ea.): Portable aromatherapy is the new yoga. These two wonderful blends offer a quick and discreet pick-me-up in between stressful commutes, meetings, and marathon training. Vigor is designed to refresh and revive the spirit with a lively fresh scent that equals a healthy shot of energy. With natural essential oils of eucalyptus, pine, rosemary, peppermint, juniper and sage, it is the perfect companion for those who want to fight the late afternoon slump naturally. On the other hand, Stress Relief works to decrease physical feelings of overwork and exhaustion. With essential oils of melissa, lavender, petitgrain, basil, marjoram and pine, this wonder in bottle doubles as a green, natural cologne. {Made in the USA. This product is 100% natural.}

2. SE215 Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones with Bluetooth by Shure ($149): If you are looking to gift the best of the best wireless earphones, look no more. Shure’s latest SE215 model will delight the pickiest of music lovers with hour after hour of rich, detailed sound with enhanced bass paired with the freedom of wireless and the simplicity of Bluetooth. With a three-button remote with mic, this beauty offers audio for phone calls, voice commands and other voice-activated features for the discerning consumer. Plus, the beautiful winter ice blue makes it the perfect memento of the season in a discreet and fashion-forward way.

3. Hexed Rx complete glasses by eyebobs ($199): Is your better half a bit on the short-sighted side? That’s no excuse to wear dingy glasses. Eyebobs, the house of trendy readers, has just launched its first Rx collection for men and women. Hexed is a funky, geometric frame that compliments most face shapes and puts a bit of fun in the glass department. Just find a copy of the right prescription and the gnomes at eyebobs will take care of the rest; in a few days, you will receive a shiny new pair of frames with Rx glasses already installed with anti-reflective coating. One of the most hassle-free experiences in the eye department I have ever seen.

4. Atari Joystick Plug and Play TV Game by Basic Fun ($19.99): An ideal gift for the retro video-game lover, this plug and play joystick is based on the iconic Atari 2600 gaming console. It plugs directly into your TV for a portable and fun experience featuring such arcade classics as Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Missile Command and many others without the hassle of the cartridges. With authentic ’80s graphics and sounds, it will take the recipient back to the golden age of video games without the horrible clothes. In my book, this is a perfect gift for men (and ladies) of all ages. Also available at Target.

5. Men’s Leather Bifold Wallet by Clava ($50): If you are gifting a contemporary man with a taste for the past, this beautiful leather bifold wallet by Clava is the answer to your holiday woes. With a beautiful timeless design using soft brown leather, it has a space for it all: Coins, bills, credit cards, and business cards. Worry not; the snap-in feature will prevent those coins from roaming free in your beau’s pocket, and the double billfold pockets will be most helpful when he takes you to Paris for the weekend and needs to keep Euros and Dollars organized in the same place. Did I mention that monogramming is also available? You can thank us later!

6. Beard Care Kit by Bulldog ($15): This gift set is a wonderful idea for the guy that takes pride in his beard but needs a bit of help to keep a perfect profile. With natural ingredients to soften and condition facial hair, this kit contains the original Bulldog Beard Oil in 1 oz., the original Bulldog Beard Shampoo and Conditioner in 6.4 oz. (and believe me, beards do get dingy and stinky), and a limited-edition Bulldog beard comb.

Holiday gift ideas for men 2018

7. L.12.12 Pique Boxer Brief by Lacoste ($28): Nothing screams holiday season like a green present. Artfully created blending pima cotton with a savvy touch of elastane, these super-comfy briefs are a luxurious gift that can be worn all year round. With the signature crocodile logo on the leg, a contoured pouch and a seamless waistband for extra comfort, these briefs in Lacoste Green will be a constant reminder of the holiday season in good taste. An ideal gift for those men who value quality and comfort.

8. Reindeer Flying Bullet Space Pen by Fisher Space Pen ($31): Do you know anyone who could use the same pen that has been taken to several NASA missions in outer space? Look no more. An ideal gift for space geeks, the 1948 Space Pen is an evenly balanced writing instrument that has been exhibited for years at the New York MOMA. This contemporary version made with brass and a chrome finish features a laser-engraved reindeer and comes nested in a cool lunar landscape. Engraving is free, and as with all Fisher Space Pens, this beauty is handcrafted and able to write underwater, over
grease, at any angle, upside down, 3-times longer than the average pen,
in extreme temperatures ranging from (-30°F to +250°F), and in zero
gravity. {Made in the USA.}

9. Stripe Trio of Touchscreen Gloves by Verloop ($24.50): Raise your hand if you have ever lost a glove and tried unsuccessfully to replace it. Well, you are not alone. Verloop, aware that there are one too many orphaned gloves in the world, has launched the perfect gift for that guy that comes back home complaining that he can’t find his other glove. With complimentary stripes and shades of black and grey, this stylish pair of gloves (plus a courtesy spare) will delight those men who keep finding their coats stuffed with orphaned gloves in the midst of a winter storm in New York City. Been there, seen that. Believe me when I say that this is a great gift and a genius idea.

10. Men’s Signature Print Woven Pants by Lacoste ($42): Comfortable, soft, and adjustable, these wonderful lounge pants are the ideal gift for that man who loves to Netflix and chill during the cold winter nights. Made with 100% cotton with a touch of extra softness, these lounge pants are ideal to relax and sleep in the signature comfort of the Lacoste brand. With a cute signature print featuring white crocodiles on a soft blue fabric, it is an elegant gift idea that will make someone happy for years to come.

11. Batman Fidget Cube Spinner by Zuru DC Comics ($12.99): Know a guy who loves comic books and fidget spinners? This fun cube spinner is an ideal gift that combines the best of both worlds with a twist. Each side represents a new way to Fidget: spin, flip, breathe, roll, click and glide. Makes an excellent stocking stuffer and doesn’t take too much space in your teeny tiny New York apartment. In my book, that is a winner!

12. Handy Man Large Gift Set by Kikkerland ($40): Kikkerland, the official home of quirky and intelligent gadgets, has launched this amazing gift set for the guy in your life. In a cute reusable box, it packs a Handy Hammer Multi Tool (because we all need to make some small repairs in our cozy New York pads from time to time!), a Writersblok notebook (in case the inspiration strikes in the subway, who knows?), a wooden folding ruler (because old school rules!), a couple of bug pliers (so he won’t have any excuses playing the handyman in your apartment) and a set of three super cute retro pens. And that is how, my friends, you make the most comprehensive gift to a guy without breaking the bank or losing your mind.

13. Uomo Eau de Toilette Gift Set by Salvatore Ferragamo ($89): Made in Italy, this fragrance speaks of timeless elegance. An ideal present for the discerning gentleman in your life, the Uomo gift set packs a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette, a 3.4 oz shampoo and shower gel, and a 3.4 oz after shave balm. With a savvy mix of mysterious top notes of black pepper and cardamom, middle notes of  tiramisu and base notes of cashmere, Salvatore Ferragamo celebrates the contemporary man with a timeless iconic sense of style.

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  1. Shondra
    November 19, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Girl I love your selection! Thanks for the ideas, I will def look into the Kikkerland set and the glove trio 🙂

    • New York For Beginners
      November 21, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Awww thank you! I am glad you liked it. I hope this solves a bit of your holiday gifting woes!

  2. Tamara
    November 20, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Muy buena guia de regalos para hombre!!

    • New York For Beginners
      November 21, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Me alegro de que te guste Tamara! Espero que os ayude a encontrar el regalo perfecto 🙂

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      November 21, 2017 / 11:59 am

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