Gifts for the Guys: Holiday 2020 Gift Guide

It’s here!  THE most requested gift guide of the season! Gifts for guys!  Men tend to not shop much for themselves, or if they do they often already have what they need meaning you have to get creative.  And this post has all of the creative ideas you could possibly need this holiday season! 

a round up of holiday gifts for guys

1. OGIO Renegade Backpack // 2. Costa Del Mar Sunglasses // 3. Airpods  // 4. Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit // 5. Anova Sous Vide // 6. Lightweight Water Resistant Packable Jacket //  7.  Pelican Cooler // 8. Counterman by Beautycounter // 9. Wooden Cutting Board // 10. The Nintendo Switch // 11. Travel Toiletry Bag  // 12. Cast Iron Skillet // 13. Bose Soundlink Portable Speaker // 14. Personalized Wireless Charging Tray // 15. Meat Thermometer // 16. UGG Ascot Slippers // 17. UGG Tech Gloves // 18. Casual Chukka Boot // 19. Bombas Socks //20. Grilling Spice Set // 21. YETI 30oz Tumbler // 22. Patagonia Fleece Pullover // 23. Caraway Home Cookware // 24. Apple Watch // 25. 3 in 1 Charging Station // 26.  Carharrt Legacy Gear Bag // 27. Patagonia Beanie Hat // 28. Fleece Jogger Pants  // 29.  IPA Beer Glasses // 30. Solo Stove Bonfire Pit 

30-ish of the best gifts for dads, brothers, father in laws, grandpas etc all in one place!  I have broken the list down into a few categories to help you knock out all of your shopping.  Steve always helps me with this guide which I love because he has a ton of the items in the guide, and he is THE most thorough product researcher that I know.

Gifts for guys that like to cook + drink

This is probably where the majority of the gifts fall that Steve already owns.  He cooks with our cast iron skillet at least once a week.  One of our fave things to make in it is cast iron chicken. You can also use it to make an amazing chocolate chip cookie.

The sous vide is another one of Steve’s faves, and it has been featured in several of my past gift guides which you can read here. If you have a man in your life that loves to cook new things, the Anova Sous Vide is a great idea.  It’s a way to cook meat more thoroughly and evenly. You can also use your sous vide to make the famous Starbuck’s egg bites. We haven’t tried that yet, but it’s on our list!

Caraway Home non toxic ceramic cookware is our new (as of 6 months ago) cookware set.  We needed a new set of cookware because our old set was 12 years old.  We wanted something that was safe and wouldn’t flake off over time into whatever we were cooking so we landed on Caraway and we LOVE it!  It comes in a few fun colors too, and the pieces are a breeze to clean!  You can read more about it here in this post, plus if you purchase through my link you can save 10% off!  You can buy the full set or purchase the items a la carte.

non toxic cookware gift idea

This nice (+ super affordable) grilling spice set would make a great addition to any of the gifts mentioned so far.  You could also add in this tried and true meat thermometer too.

A super nice cutting board that doubles as a charcuterie board makes a really thoughtful gift too.

The Pelican Cooler is Steve’s fave.  He has had it for a few years now and prefers it over a Yeti. Trust me he tested both, and then sold the Yeti.

Another fave thing of Steve’s is trying new beers.  He’s not a part of any subscription clubs or anything.  He just has a few buddies that sort of all share different ones they like and such. If you have a beer lover on your list gift them a set of these nice beer glasses + a great new case of beer to try!  These glasses are meant for IPA’s, but if you have a stout drinker you could try these!  This variety pack of craft beer glasses are great for beer tasting!

Stylish Gifts for Guys

I don’t know about you, but my husband is not big on shopping for clothing for himself.  He has what he needs and that’s about it.  I tend to try and style him around the holidays with nice little gifts that fit well into his closet.  Here are some great options, some of which he owns and loves thanks to me!  🙂

A great pair of slippers are an obvious choice.  The UGG Ascot have been his faves for a few seasons now (exact color pictured above) and they have held up incredibly well.

Last year Steve got these UGG Tech Gloves and he loves them!  They come in black too.  And a nice hat is always a great gift too!  I love this one by Patagonia, tons of colors and free shipping!

During Prime Day, Steve snagged this navy blue waterproof packable coat and he is loving it.  Not super heavy, but warm enough for most days in the Midwest.

I’ve been eying these cozy fleece joggers for him this year (I can say that here b/c I know he’s not reading this full post) haha, plus this nice fleece Patagonia pullover.  Both are things I think he would use and will hold up for several seasons.

If the men in your life don’t yet own Bombas socks, add them to your cart now and gift them to every man on your list.  I promise they will LOVE THEM.  They don’t ride down in shoes, and they are soft and comfortable.  My kids love them too!

If you have a guy in your life that travels for work or just could use a little weekender bag, this Carhart Weekender Bag is a long time fave of Steve’s.  It was a top seller last year from my gift guides!  We also have the OGIO Renegade Backpack and it has come with us on numerous trips.  Great for holding electronics!

These casual UGG Chukka boots are great for a guy that needs something in addition to his standard “dad shoe” haha!  They come in a bunch of colors and are surprisingly very reasonably priced too.

Steve traded in his Rayban’s a few years ago for these Costa Del Mar sunnies, and he hasn’t looked back.  Lots of styles + shapes available!

Gifts for the Tech Guy

Tech gifts are always a great option for the men.  And there are tons of great ideas and various price points in this round up too!  Check out what I found below!

This fancy personalized charging station would like great on a bedside table, or you could go with this more affordable option.

Steve has been eyeing the Apple Watch.  He had one when they first came out and then got rid of it.  But he is wanting to get one again…

Air Pods are one of the gadgets that Steve uses each and every day too.

A portable speaker is a great for a guy that likes to golf and be outside.  This one by Bose gets great reviews!  And this one is super portable, could easily attach to a bag or cart.

Other Gifts for Guys

The final few ideas I have are a random assortment, but are either tried and true OR Steve himself has researched and approved these items haha!

The Fjallraven dopp kit toiletry bag is something Steve snagged on a biz trip overseas earlier this year.  It has quickly become a go to for weekend trips to the lake.

We literally saw 20 of these solo stoves on Halloween night this year.  Steve was geeking out over each one too.  These come in a few sizes, but it’s basically a portable bonfire without the bonfire smell.  Pretty great for 2020 if you ask me.

The Nintendo Switch is on our kids list this year so you will likely see it on my upcoming kids gift guides too, however I think this could make a great gift for some of the guys on your list too!

Another tried and true fave by a lot of men in my life are the Yeti Tumblers AND the Brumate coozies!  These are great year round, but a must for lake weekends in the summertime!

And last but not least, let’s talk skincare.  It’s not just for ladies.  Steve has recently jumped on the clean beauty bandwagon with me and is loving all of these great Beautycounter products for men!  His favorites are the cleanser and the daily moisturizer!  The Counterman Shave Regimen by Beautycounter would make a great gift set for any guys on your list with facial hair!

Counterman Shave Regimen gift set

BeautyCounter just launched their men’s gift set for the holidays too!  The Counterman Fresh Essentials is perfect for any guy on your list – dad, brother, husband etc!  It comes with a natural deodorant, shampoo, and a charcoal bodywash!  Grab it before it’s gone!

Counterman Fresh Essentials Holiday Set 2020

What are you snagging?  Let me know in the comments!  Anything the men in your lives love that I’m missing??

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  • I never know what to buy my husband! I’m thinking a nice pair of slippers (like you mentioned) would be a good start!

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