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PopSugar Picks: The Best Gifts For Guys This Holiday Season

Dec 21 2012 - 1:34am

'Tis the season to be giving gifts! We often find ourselves looking for the perfect present to give guys this time of year, so we've rounded up almost 60 items that will bring a smile to someone special this season. Whether you're being generous to your fashionable brother, sporty co-worker, or significant other, we've found something for every guy. Make sure to check out our 100 top gifts for women [1] too! Click through to see our top picks for men this year.

Also make sure to check out all of our Best of 2012 [2] content across the network as we wrap up an exciting year!

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Surprise the movie lover in your life with the Dark Knight trilogy [3] ($53). You can settle in for a movie marathon with your favorite caped crusader.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Malin + Goetz Razor

I love how clean and minimalistic this Malin + Goetz Logo Shaving Razor [4] ($90) is; it's a great buy for the grooming purist who doesn't want a lot of bells and whistles.

— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

Trek District Bike

The Trek District bicycle [5] ($1,100) is the ultimate bike for any urban cycler. Instead of a chain, this model has a belt drive, which means your guy won't need to roll up the pant leg of his suit on the daily commute to work — or worry about grease streaks on his favorite jeans. Given the hefty price tag, just make sure not to gift this to a man who might have plans to ride off into the sunset anytime soon!

— Lindsay Miller, editor

Titanium Gold and Oak Pen

Gump's Titanium Gold and Oak Pen [6] ($180) is so sleek and modern — perfect for the sharp, tailored guy in your life. Take your gifting one step further by pairing it with a crisp set of monogrammed note cards.

— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

Lululemon Athletica Post Surf Pant

He doesn't have to be a yogi to enjoy the Lululemon Athletica Post Surf Pant [7] ($108), which will surely be a step up from his old college sweatpants.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Table Lamp With Wire-Free Charging Station

This lamp with a wire-free charging station [8] ($1,365) mixes form and function. Any guy with an eye for design — or who hates the disorganization that cords bring — will love this.

— Kimberly Timlick, entertainment director

Audi Sportscar Experience

Let's face it: a sports car is probably not a realistic gift for most of us to give. That said, there's still a way to give your speed-obsessed father or brother a joyride in a world-class car — and for a much lower price. Audi's Sportscar Experience [9] ($495-$2,995) is a perfect present for the wannabe F1 racer. The company's pro team will instruct your man in the basics and let him hit its track in Sonoma, CA, in an Audi TTS or R8, depending on your budget.

— Lindsay Miller, editor

Izola Stainless Steel Flask

Every guy worth his weight in whiskey deserves to have a nice flask, and luckily this Izola "To My Health" Flask [10] ($30) won't set you back too much. It also makes a great stocking stuffer, especially when it's already filled with your guy's favorite liquor.

— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

City Boy Grill

If your man has serious barbecuing skills but is short on space, then the compact City Boy picnic grill [11] ($229) is the perfect gift. The handle and gas cartridges make it easily portable, and the stainless-steel exterior keeps it sleek.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Unionmade Harris Tweed and Crescent Down Vest

This Unionmade harris tweed and crescent down vest [12] ($440) is a perfect pick for any guy with classic preppy taste.

— Kimberly Timlick, entertainment director

Ben Sherman Hoodie

You can't go wrong with a basic essential like this Ben Sherman Fleece Back Hoodie [13] ($125).

— Michelle Manning, editorial assistant

A pair of Tiffany's engine-turned cufflinks [14] ($225) are great for the guy in your life who loves to dress up. They're a keepsake for life — and can be engraved too!

— Allie Merriam, editor

Indochino Gift Card

There's nothing quite like a perfectly tailored suit, so treat your guy to the magic of bespoke fashion with an Indochino gift card [15] (prices vary). With Indochino, he can take his measurements at home, customize things how he wants, and get it delivered to his door. If it doesn't fit, then he can send it right back to try again.

— Molly Goodson, vice president of content

GAM Combination Tool

Even if the guy in your life isn't that handy, make him feel useful around the house with this six-in-one hammer and screwdriver combination tool [16] ($20). There are half a dozen different tools in the compact design.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Saturdays Surf NYC Towel

This Saturdays Surf NYC bar towel [17] ($55) comes from a very cool surf shop in the heart of NYC. The beach may seem far away this Winter, but remind the guy in your life that another Summer is just around the corner.

— Molly Goodson, vice president of content

Forgetful Gentleman Letterpress Thank You Kit

Make it easy for him to mind his manners with the Forgetful Gentleman Letterpress Thank You Kit [18] ($50). The contents of the sleek cigar box will get him through any occasion gracefully.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Band of Outsiders Varsity Jacket

A varsity-style jacket has the ability to make even the most sartorially challenged guy look impossibly cool, and this Band of Outsiders Baseball Jacket [19] ($1,510) will look sporty and on-trend with dark denim jeans and a worn-in white tee.

— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

The Nest

The Nest thermostat [20] ($250) learns your heating and cooling patterns, saving you money and making your home more comfortable. Better yet, you can control it from your phone and even install it yourself!

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Perpetually Rotating Glass Mova Globe

The Perpetually Rotating Glass Mova World Globe [21] ($270) is powered by light and the Earth's magnetic field. It will mesmerize your man while adding a sophisticated touch to his desk.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Miansai Clip

This Miansai hook [22] ($95) does double duty as a tie bar and a money clip. Sweeten the gift by slipping in some cash or a new necktie before wrapping.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Bond 50: The Complete Blu-Ray Set

Whether you have a James Bond aficionado in your life or just want to get up to speed on Agent 007's antics, Bond 50: The Complete James Bond DVD Gift Set [23] ($300) is the perfect collector's item. Pop some popcorn, and don't forget the "shaken, not stirred" martinis.

— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

Custom Playing Cards

I love holiday gifts with a personal twist, and these Custom playing cards [24] ($20) will please anyone who loves getting family together to play games.

— Allie Merriam, editor

Moleskine Beer Journal

If you've got a guy in your life with a passion for beer, then he needs this Moleskine beer journal [25] ($20). It comes complete with a glossary, pouring tips, and room for tasting notes.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Tovolo King Cube Ice Trays

Every man seems like an at-home mixologist these days, and no bar is complete without a set of these Tovolo King Cube Ice Trays [26] ($9). The big cubes look great in your cocktail and melt slowly so they don't water it down.

— Molly Goodson, vice president of content

TOD'S Small Leather Bracelet

Ladies love an arm party, so why not invite your guy to join in the mix? Brighten up his wrist with a TOD'S small leather bracelet [27] ($225); it's a luxury design that will add character to any look.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Happy Socks

Inspire your guy to kick up his heels and party throughout the holidays with a pair of smile-inducing Happy Socks [28] ($16).

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Chubbies Shorts

Thighs are back in style! If your guy is daring and adventurous in the wardrobe department, then why not let him show some skin in a pair of Chubbies shorts [29] ($50)? They're the perfect last-minute gift if you're planning a tropical vacation together.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Nike Dunk Low NFL iD

Help your guy show his team spirit with these Nike Dunk Low NFL iD [30] ($135). The holidays are just in time for the playoffs too.

— Molly Goodson, vice president of content

Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte Soap For Men

If man musk isn't your thing, then give your guy the gift of Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte Soap [31] ($30). The subtle but pleasant scent will have him smelling sweet for your next date night.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

The Art of Fixing Things

Sometimes even guys need a little help when it comes to repairs, and The Art of Fixing Things [32] ($13) has over 150 tips and tricks to help get the job done — a must have for any handy or not-so-handy man!

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Roots Leather Duffle

If you're in need of a gift for a traveling man, then this Roots leather duffle [33] ($418) is a solid choice. How could he not look like a seasoned traveler when he steps off a plane carrying this?

— Michelle Manning, editorial assistant

Plaid Robe

No man's life is complete without a perfect Ralph Lauren flannel robe [34] ($65). What else would he wear while drinking Bailey's by the fire this holiday season?

— Allie Merriam, editor

Menscience Face Buff Brush

Men are generally less complexion-obsessed than their female counterparts, but instead of nagging your guy to take care of his rough Winter skin, slip this Menscience Face Buff Brush [35] ($13) into his stocking. It looks utilitarian enough to proudly display in his medicine cabinet but packs enough skin-sloughing power to make his face much more kissable during the cold months.

— Lindsay Miller, editor

Krups Heineken Beertender

You'll have your closest beer lover smiling ear to ear when he unwraps the Krups Heineken BeerTender [36] ($150), which will keep his brew fresh up to 30 days after tapping.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Jack Spade Dopp Kit

Plan a getaway with your guy so he can carry his essentials in style with this Jack Spade Dipped Travel Kit [37] ($165). Everyone needs one, so why not make sure it looks cool too?

— Molly Goodson, vice president of content

Jil Sander Dinosaur Skinny Tie

If the man in your life suits up on a daily basis, then mix up his routine with a Jil Sander dinosaur skinny tie [38] ($150). Dinosaurs may be extinct, but your guy's style doesn't have to be.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Beats by Dr. Dre Executive Headphones

The Beats by Dr. Dre Executive headphones [39] ($300) make a great gift for the traveling man. Lightweight and comfortable, they are also powerful enough to turn a jet engine into a whisper.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Marine Layer Men's Lined Henley

Keep your guy cozy in a Marine Layer Men's Lined Henley [40] ($58). He'll look hot while staying warm, a gift that benefits both you and him.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer

Pump up the jam. If that special guy in your life has kept himself off the naughty list this year, then you might want to reward him with the gift of some booming bass. Sonos SUB wireless subwoofer [41] ($699) is sure to put a big smile on his face, though his neighbors may be less enthusiastic.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Darth Vader Cuff Links

Surprise the Star Wars lover in your life with an unexpected and kitschy accessory. The Force will be with your guy when he's sporting these Darth Vader cuff links [42] ($125).

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Rdio Gift Card

If you're looking for a gift to keep your guy on the cutting edge of music, then try a Rdio gift card [43] (prices vary). This up-and-coming music service lets you discover new artists, songs, and playlists by following friends, family, and music influencers.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Love Letters of Great Men

Yes, this is the book that Carrie and Mr. Big read together in bed in the Sex and the City movie — and while it may not be on your man's reading list, Love Letters of Great Men [44] ($30) is a sweet, romantic buy that doubles as great decor. Don't be surprised if he copies some of the letters and tries to pass them off as his own.

— Brittney Stephens, assistant editor

Cooperstown Snapback Baseball Cap

I've never met a guy who didn't love a baseball cap. Dad, brother, third cousin on your mother's side: they'll all be happy to unwrap a Cooperstown Snapback Baseball Cap [45] ($27).

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Hot Sauce of the Month Club

Give him a kick in the taste buds with a subscription to the Hot Sauce of the Month Club [46] ($36 for three-month subscription). He'll find a new favorite hot sauce — and you might too.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker

Looking for a fitness gift for the tech lover in your life? Look no further than the Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker [47] ($100). If he's not keen to wearing a fitness tracker on his wrist, like Nike [48]'s Fuelband, then opt for Fitbit's discreet monitoring device.

— Katie Henry, associate editor

Mark McNairy Backpack

The Mark McNairy for Herschel Supply Co. backpack [49] ($150) is not only stylish, but also superfunctional. The camo lining, inner media pocket and key ring, and padded straps make it perfect for any guy on the go.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Spot Satellite Tracker

Your wandering hiker will never go missing again when he heads out with the Spot satellite tracker [50] ($150). It's a perfect pick for outward-bound types.

— Kimberly Timlick, entertainment director

Dodocase iPad Cover

Guys love their gadgets so what better gift than something to put them in? The Dodocase durables sleeve iPad case [51] ($65) is rugged and stylish, perfect for the techy man in your life.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Burton Leather Tech Glove

Burton's leather tech gloves [52] ($75) are perfect for the guy in your life who doesn't like to be restricted by the weather. They're guaranteed to keep him warm, no matter what he's up to outside.

— Kimberly Timlick, entertainment director

Leather Head Football

For the sporting fanatic, why not purchase a Leather Head football [53] ($120)? Its classic design may have him thinking of good old days on the field.

— Kimberly Timlick, entertainment director

TOMS Sunglasses

The holiday season is all about giving, so why not a give a gift that gives back? For every one pair of TOMS sunglasses [54] ($119) purchased, TOMS will provide eyeglasses to someone in need.

— Michelle Manning, editorial assistant

Würkin Stiffs Power Stays

Collar stays are not something I know a ton about, but a very stylish guy friend recently gushed about the amazing quality of these Würkin Stiffs Power Stays [55] ($40). I trust him!

— Molly Goodson, vice president of content

Unionmade Standard Belt

Unionmade's standard belt [56] ($88) is one gift your man is guaranteed to love for its simplicity and durability. As a bonus, it'll only look cooler the more he wears it.

— Kimberly Timlick, entertainment director

Intelligentsia Roaster's Choice Subscription

Coffee is a necessity for several of the guys I know, so I have the Intelligentsia Roaster's Choice Subscription [57] ($195 for three months) on my gift-giving shortlist. The famous Chicago-based coffee company will send along three pounds of hand-selected beans each month to your lucky — and highly caffeinated — recipient of choice.

— Lindsay Miller, editor

The Eiger Field Jacket

An updated and stylish take on the military jacket, The Eiger Waterproof Field Jacket [58] ($695) is waterproof and made of heat-reactive material. If this thing can't keep your man warm, then I don't know what will.

— Lauren Turner, associate editor

Big Green Egg

The barbecue aficionado in your life will flip his lip when you gift him a Big Green Egg [59] (prices vary). These grills, made of ceramic and renowned for making food extradelicious, are not cheap — or easy to carry — but your loved one will thank you for years to come.

— Allie Merriam, editor

Cuppow Lid For Mason Jars

Help your brother, father, or co-worker with his dry-cleaning bill by gifting him with the Cuppow Lid [60] ($8) for mason jars. Not only will you save his shirts from spills, but the reusable lid is eco-friendly too.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Holga Plastic Camera

The Holga 120N Plastic Camera [61] ($37) is the perfect gift for your shutterbug. This camera will have your guy snapping in style.

— Meg Rooney, editorial assistant

Flannel Button-Down

A lucky someone I know is getting American Apparel's flannel button-down [62] ($62) this year. It's a simple shirt that any guy who doesn't like to think too hard about putting an outfit together will love. Bonus — who doesn't like a holiday gift made in America?

— Allie Merriam, editor

Nixon S.A.M. Watch

True fact: guys are picky about their watches. This Nixon's S.A.M. timepiece [63] ($250) has a casual sensibility with a refined, classic face. Dare him not to love it.

— Katie Henry, associate editor