2014 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – 15 Gifts for Men

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide - Men

The holidays are right around the corner. Today, I’m sharing a few of my top picks for this Holiday season for the man in your life. Katie always ask me to compile a list each year and today I’m compiling a list for our readers. Even better, you will have the chance to win a few of the items I’ve chosen (just scroll to the bottom). There are also 21 other bloggers participating to give you gift ideas for all budgets and people on your list.

the ultimate gift guide for men

1. 6 Gallon Vertical Pancake Compressor & 3 Tool Combo Kit – perfect for the every day DIYer in your life. This is a NEW 6 gallon compressor from RYOBI and includes 16-gauge finish, nailer, 18-gauge brad nailer, and 18-gauge narrow crown stapler. 

2. Engraving SEA WAVE case by Etsy seller PrettyWooden – I love a good handmade case –especially made out of wood!

3. DMI Sports Expert Bocce Ball Set with Easy Carry Nylon Case (9-Piece), 107mm – we love playing bocce ball on the beach. Sadly, I still don’t own my own set. So this is a must on the holiday gift guide list (and my Christmas list).

4. Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K6) with 6 Gallon Glass Carboy – I love to brew beer at home. I wish I would have had bought a set like this when I started. For that matter, I wish someone would have bought this set for me!

5. STOK® GRIDIRON™ portable gas grill – perfect portable grill for the camper or tailgater in your life. We own a STOK® grill and absolutely LOVE it.

6. 1 Person Deluxe Survival Kit Perfect for Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home – this is good for the outdoors man. Or maybe the person who might be peeping for the end of the world. Either way… an emergency kit could make the perfect gift for someone in your life.

7.The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]: In 2012 we got to go to a few spots where the Godfather was filmed while visiting Sicily. This is one of my favorite movies, so naturally it had to make the list.

8. Carved Wood iPhone Speaker from Etsy seller EOSDesigns – I’ve been wanting one these (and wanting to make my own) for a while now. This one is pretty cool (and affordable) off Etsy.

9. Isotoner Men’s Smartouch Tech Stretch Gloves, Black, Large – If you live up north (or in the South) these gloves are a must. No need to pull of your gloves to check your phone.

10. ParkZone U2400 Ultra-Micro P-51D Mustang RTF with AS3X – prior to having a baby I loved flying micro planes. I have a little collection (something you might not know about me). I would love to add this plane to my collection.

11. Capresso CoffeeTEAM PRO Glass: If you are a coffee drinker then you will LOVE this coffee pot. Years of research and design have culminated in the all-new CoffeeTEAM PRO Glass by Capresso. The CoffeeTEAM PRO Glass is the most fully featured 12-cup glass carafe coffee maker / conical burr grinder combination on the market!

12. Yeti 20oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Rambler w/ Lid – I drink coffee each and every day and am always looking for a good travel coffee mug. I’m also currently in need of a new one, so I’ve done extensive research and this is the coffee mug I’m going for so I think the coffee drinker in your life will be happy with it too.

13. RYOBI Phone Works – this new product is revolutionary. 8 different attachments that you use exclusively with your phone and the free RYOBI app. I’ve had the chance to play around with it and really like it. I love all the attachments but I think I like the inspection scope the best.

14. Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 – We started watching Game of Thrones on the way to Europe in 2012 and have been hooked since. We even got to see part of season 3 being filmed while vacationing in Dubrovnec, Croatia.

15. The Man Can All Natural Bath and Body Gift Set for Men – I’ve never used this but I like the packaging and the concept. 100% all natural skin care set for men. Cleverly packaged in a paint can. Includes soap, shave gel, bay rum oil, hand butter, and body mitt. Fresh, manly scents.

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Now for the giveaway. ONE reader will win some of my favorite gift ideas this holiday season. If you win you can choose to keep them for yourself or give them as a gift to the man of your choice! Must reside in the USA and be 18+. Must enter the mandatory entry to qualify to win. One winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends 11/9/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

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Disclaimer: We did not receive any compensation to create this gift guide. All prizes are donated from our favorite brands that we love. As always all opinions are our own. There are affiliate links in this post, if you buy from the links we will receive a percentage of the sale. 


  1. Dana Everett says:

    My go to gift for my man is a trendy new piece of clothing!!

  2. Great ideas!

  3. Anything GOLF!

  4. A go to gift each year for my husband is a new pair of outdoor work gloves.

  5. I’ts really hard to find a great gift for the hubby, he’s got so much stuff.

  6. Those tech gloves would have come in handy this weekend for my hubby! I have to say he would probably love anything on this list. Good job!

  7. For my husband, my go-to gift is anything Army, or woodworking. Though I would love to win him that air compressor. His holiday would be made with that! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. My go-to stocking stuffer is fancy and/or flavored salt, and my go-to gift is the newest Walking Dead hardcover.
    Great choices on the list — thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  9. Computer parts and/or games

  10. As boring as it sounds, ties are my go-to gifts for my guy. He loves them so go figure!

  11. This is so helpful! its seems like my man has everything he needs and can be hard to shop for!

  12. I always give my husband, brother and nephews itunes gift cards. It isn’t very original but they all appreciate it.

  13. My go to gift for my husband is Blu Rays, Records or Tools

  14. jen keough says:

    would love to win this!

  15. Thanks for all of the ideas! I have a few hard to buy for guys in my life!

  16. Totally love all of these for me! The Ryobi Compressor and Nailers would be awesome for my shop! Are they strong enough to upholster?! The ryobi phone gadgets would be super fun and who doesn’t want an awesome and beautiful coffee maker?!

    • Lindsey–yes you can definitely upholster with these; however, it’s better to get a cordless (pneumatic) stapler so you aren’t restricted by the cords! We have one by RYOBI that we love! 😉

  17. My go to gift is a Jeep shirt or hat and always a new wallet.

  18. Usually a magazine subscription (woodworking related!) and a tool of his choice!

  19. Betsy Barnes says:

    My hubby is very difficult to buy gifts, my go to is always thermal underwear and thermal socks because he works outdoors year round 🙂

  20. Mackenzie Welker says:

    I usually try to find something he wants/needs that he wouldn’t usually get for himself… like maybe a grill or an i phone speaker.

  21. Mary Eileen says:

    I love having these suggestions from the masculine pov!

  22. Erin McSweeney says:

    movies are always my go to gift for the men

  23. Valerie N. says:

    It is usually a nice shirt – lol!

  24. Rebecca White says:

    Fantastic ideas- I love the tool set and the texting gloves.

  25. Sadly, it’s a gift card. He is really hard to shop for!

  26. My husband’s favorite is homemade fudge

  27. Jessica Beard says:

    My husband likes fishing equipment.

  28. Lisa Brown says:

    I give my husband tools for his work

  29. Cailey Barton says:

    The survival bag and bbq grill would be just the right fit for my man!

  30. I never know what to get the guys in my life!!

  31. Love the creative and practical ideas for my husband, since he usually gets the same few things, books, clothes, and maybe a silly gadget.

  32. Elizabeth C. says:

    Home Depot Gift Card. They can buy any toy they choose 🙂

  33. Usually, anything to do with grilling and BBQing.

  34. my husband will love the Man Can….but generally speaking any kind of tool is my go-to!

  35. Amy M. C. says:

    I like to buy card wash gift cards for all the men in my life.

  36. M. Anderson says:

    Handy tools he might not have yet…

  37. The go-to gift for my husband is anything that has to do with shaving. He’s recently really gotten into it, so he’s quite happy with anything to do with that.

  38. For my husband my go to gifts are either tools or iTunes gift cards!

  39. Anything hunting or outdoor related is always a winner

  40. stephanie says:

    My go to gift for my husband is camo clothes for hunting. He wears them out pretty regularly so I don’t even have to worry if I get him the same thing more than once 😉

  41. Nicole Dz says:

    My go-to gift for the man in my life, which is my husband is usually some cologne or a gift card to his favorite store.

  42. My hubby likes to get new shirts and ties for work. And candy!

  43. Melissa M says:

    A new wallet or razor.

  44. I like to get shirts and sweaters for my husband

  45. Cassandra says:

    Great List! Just so happens that my husband needs a compressor! I’ll have to check it out!

  46. Most generally it is clothes!

  47. Lisa Mothersead says:

    Love the portable grill!

  48. Tabitha Klucking says:

    My husband has started bee keeping, so anything for that is my go-to

  49. Bethany M says:

    Um. My go to gift for my husband is something you probably wouldn’t write about on a DIY blog. :} But he likes it.

  50. Jeannie Garcia-Buechele says:

    The Ryobi Airstrike Stapler would be the go to gift for my husband who loves to make frames 🙂

    • Jeannie Garcia-Buechele says:

      And of course If I won, I might have to steal the Ryobi set away from my husband for myself..lol..

  51. Ross Bray says:

    Any of those would be fantastic.

  52. Melanie F says:

    Oh this is pure AMAZING! My hubs is always so super thoughtful with his gifts, but is the hardest person I know to buy for. My go to is (sadly) usually gift cards… BUT this gave me some fab ideas! Thanks for the sweet chance!

  53. iTunes gift card or clothes.

  54. I usually give my husband clothing.

  55. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I always get my dad chocolate

  56. Abi Strock says:

    My go to gift for my man is to replace tools, or anything that he has mentioned in the past as something he would like (and has not bought for himself lol)

  57. Lisha Henry says:

    Love this list! So helpful, thank you!

  58. DAWN RENEE' says:

    My go to is any new tool or gadget for the man cave. This list was very helpful, thank you!

  59. Let’s see – a ginormous screen TV, a new computer, power tools, anything for baking, a month’s membership to TechShop, subscription to Make magazine, model train track – yup, my guy is pretty easy to gift!

  60. My go-to gift for my husband is a Lowes gift card. Then he get whatever he wants 😉

  61. My go to gift for my hubs is concert/sporting event tickets!

  62. Skittles. That all my husband ever wants. And books for my dad.

  63. My hubby is all over the place but my go to gifts for him are Cigars, Coffee and Scotch!

  64. My go to gift is t-shirts.

  65. My go to gift is always some wonderful new cologne.

  66. My husband always loves moleskine journals

  67. Food!

  68. Sadly … my go to gift has become gift cards. I have to get back into finding the perfect gift … like the Ryobi compressor. 😉

  69. New lounge pants.

  70. Kathy Lowy says:

    Slippers 🙂

  71. Catherine says:

    My hubby likes to try new beer.

  72. Anything COFFEE!!!!!! Thankfully, I love it as much as he does so we can share.

  73. Stacie Aho says:

    My go to gift (at least for my hubby) is anything Star Wars or Star Trek related. But that Ryobi smartphone thing looks fun!

  74. Teresa Berry says:

    thanks for the ideas, I never have any clue as to what to get the men in my life.

  75. Thomas Murphy says:

    My go to gift is electronics.

  76. My husband is so hard to buy for but my go to gift is t-shirts with funny sayings on them, anything to do with Star Wars, Jiu Jitsu or 80’s he loves.

  77. The air compressor set is a great idea, def. thinking of getting that and the beer kit for my husband for Christmas.

  78. Any items having to do with grilling makes him super happy!

  79. My go-to gift for my boyfriend is new clothing and something gaming related.

  80. Sarah Page says:

    I don’t really have a go-to gift for my husband. But I always try and find something to make him laugh!

  81. I always end up buyng him a shirt, but I like the idea of something RC.

  82. Gabrielle Dennison says:

    My husband is super hard to buy for, so I tend to rely on gift cards for him. I’m always looking for more ideas!

  83. Great idea list! My husband loves gift cards to home improvement stores–that’s the only time he takes his time and actually enjoys shopping!

  84. Melissa Lynch says:


  85. It’s usually a gift card to Lowe’s or similar place.

  86. My husband’s favorite candy- See’s milk chocolate bordeaux!

  87. He likes these robes we found at one of our favorite resorts and I sourced them online from the manufacturer. The sell them in different weights – he can always use a new robe, slippers, and wallet.

  88. Books, my husband loves books!

  89. I default to anything running related because he runs ultras.

  90. My favorite gif(s) for my husband was a prepaid monthly date for him and I to enjoy for the year! I can’t wait to do it again this year!

  91. Books, iTunes gift cards, and video games are all pretty safe bets for the man in my life, but I’m sure he would love these gift ideas too!

  92. love these ideas!

  93. Great list– my hubby would love the portable gas grill!

  94. Because my hubby is a home improvement contractor, I try to get him anything BUT tools! Although, of course, he’s always appreciative of anything.

  95. Laurie Cordeniz says:

    My go to gift for my man has always been cologne…he loves it and I love it! But your gift ideas might be a change up for us!

  96. My husband loves coffee so anything related to that is a winner!

  97. As silly as it is, new socks!

  98. I’ve got my eye on that carved wood iPhone speaker. My hubby would love that

  99. tools!

  100. Gourmet food gifts – he is a real foodie. And any new running gear is always a hit.

  101. Victoria S. says:

    My husband loves games, so my go to gift for him is a fun new game!

  102. My go-to gift is a book, since all of the men in my life like to read!

  103. ellen casper says:

    Cologne is my go to gift for my husband

  104. Dawn Jones says:

    Fishing gear is my go to gift for my man.

  105. Lisa Keeney says:

    Chocolate and tools!

  106. Looks like a bunch of great gifts to check out!

  107. Rebecca Brewer says:

    For my dad and my husband, it’s anything beer related.

  108. beverly e says:

    Not very original, but usually a gift card and it’s for buying tools or electronics 🙂

  109. I usually like to get my boyfriend beer and other alcohol related items. He loves to enjoy craft beers and bourbon.

  110. Beer!

  111. I think anything grilling or movie related would make my hubby happy!

  112. Ashley Outland says:

    Anything to do with hunting, fishing, or grilling!

  113. Casi Selph says:

    My go to for my hubby is anything he can use to do work around the house or anything for his vintage car that he is building!!

  114. Something for woodworking is my go-to for my husband.

  115. homemade beef jerky! In fact, every time I ask him what he wants for birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or even Valentines, homemade jerky is always his first response!

  116. My go-to gift is video games!

  117. Adriana A. says:

    video games

  118. Adriana A. says:

    And tools!

  119. Jaye Lorton says:

    The only man in my life is my brother. I always try to find a seriously funny and/or nerdy t-shirt for him. He loooves them.

  120. gift cards & books

  121. Socks! So boring, but he ALWAYS needs new socks.

  122. Nicole Hulst says:

    Mine loves anything geeky and humorous. So usually funny books and little nerdy knick knacks.

  123. Nicole Hulst says:

    Wonderful giveaway.

    Mine loves anything geeky and humorous. So usually funny books and little nerdy knick knacks.

  124. a suit for church

  125. clothing

  126. This may sound crazy, but he loves Legos! Any Lego set is my go to gift!

  127. My go to gifts are tools or stuff for the grill.

  128. Melissa W. says:

    He loves to receive new music, books and movies.

  129. shanna Uptergrove says:

    ALWAYS his favorite candy!!

  130. My go to gifts for my hubby are clothes and anything to do with a truck.

  131. Diana Cote says:

    There’s 4 things my husband likes, Games, Working out/sports, grilling and tools. I think my go to thing is a video game or workout gear just because its easy. hahaha

  132. That RYOBI compressor would be the coolest gift for my husband!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  133. Would love to win this for my husband!

  134. ebay card

  135. Elizabeth Smillie says:

    a big tin of homemade goodies, and if I’m feeling super generous, a “cookie of the month” club (where I’m making the cookies each month) – like I said, only if I’m feeling SUPER generous 🙂

  136. Jennifer L. says:

    A gift card. He always wants to pick it out himself anyway. Lol

  137. Brenda Haines says:

    Tools are the go to gift!! Especially Ryobi tools.

  138. I always get my man fancy bourbon.

  139. Sharon McIntyre says:

    My go-to gifts for my man is his favorite cologne and finding something unique that he will truly love!

  140. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    My go to gift for the men in my life is either a gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s.

  141. Michele P says:

    my go-to gift for hubby is new work boots, he needs a new pair every year or so and I know that it is definitely something he can use.

  142. Michele P says:

    my go-to gift for my husband is work boots, he needs a new pair every year and I know it is something he can definitely use.

  143. Ruth Willson says:

    Socks. He can always use socks!

  144. Beer and beef jerky

  145. I can usually find good stuff for my hubby, but it’s near impossible to find a gift for my dad! If all else fails I make him cookies and peppermint bark to stash in his desk at work.

  146. Deanie Coleman says:


  147. Hannah R. says:

    I love getting him something that is an inside joke between us or holds a special meaning.

  148. Great Ideas, Thanks for sharing!

  149. Lauren Becker says:

    My brother loves movies and my dad likes cologne!

  150. My go-to gift is cheese and sausage since he’s a meat and potatoes kinda guy.

  151. My go-to gifts are Field Notes and shoes from Merrell.

  152. Giftcards

  153. My go-to gifts for my hubby would be tools or some type of electronics.

  154. My go to gifts are candy and power tools. Ha!

  155. My fiance and I don’t actually usually exchange gifts! But if we did, I’d get him video games 😉

  156. Hats and wool socks

  157. The way to his heart is through his stomach! I always make him one of his favorite treats!

  158. a watch!

  159. Movies are my go to gift for my husband.

  160. iTunes gift card

  161. Tiffany Jeremay says:

    My husband is really hard to buy for. He always says he doesn’t want or need anything, so he usually ends up getting gift cards. 🙁

  162. Tools and fishing gear are the go to gifts that are great gifts.

  163. My go-to gift is anything police related (for work). He is always wanting the latest and greatest new gear.

  164. sadie Michelle says:

    Love that pancake compressor, great space saver!

  165. I always like getting tools for a present. One year for a Secret Santa at the place I was working at, I wi=on the Bah-Humbug prize which was suppose to be something un-Christmas like. It was a small level and I liked this present much better than any of the others that were given out.

  166. terri Baker says:

    His fave sports team clothing!

  167. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Socks…he always needs them lol!

  168. Darcy Hoskins says:

    Anything soccer or U of U related! & of course tools since he has only just started collecting them!

  169. My go to gift is a new shirt. Or gift cards to his favorite lunch places he can use during the week while he is at work.

  170. Delaney Langston says:

    I always try to include some sort of experience & something handmade for my husband.

  171. I almost always get my husband some sort of cologne. His (and let’s not kid ourselves…also my) favorite is L’Homme, so when I notice his bottle is running low, I make sure he gets a new one. 😛

  172. Linda Harris says:

    My go to gift is always it seems Flannel shirts LOL Or Gloves.

  173. Hoodies and gift cards are my go to gifts for the men in my life.

  174. joanna reed says:

    My go to gift is a Blu Ray DVD he wants or likes.

  175. My go to gift is nice warm clothing which he won’t buy for himself.

  176. Chantel W. says:

    Any tools that he might not already have.

  177. i really excited about RYOBI 6 Gallon Vertical Pancake Compressor & 3 Tool Combo Kit

  178. anything golf related

  179. Shirts and sweaters are usually my go to gift for men, but to tell you the truth, I think I’m stuck in a rut and I know my husband doesn’t need another one. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  180. My husband is bald so he loves it when I make beanie hat to keep his head warm 🙂

  181. Darci White says:

    Clothes, gift cards, golf, beer, and cigar accessories.

  182. alicia szemon says:

    My go to gift for my man is tools or clothes. He is really happy with anything i get him, but these are his two favorite things(:

  183. My go to gift is hooded sweatshirts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. power tools

  185. The man can.. HA. Love it!

  186. My go to gift for my man is usually anything concert related- tickets, shirts, etc. 🙂

  187. Anything having to do with hunting/fishing 🙂

  188. Fishing gear – my husband loves the outdoors.

  189. In the past, I’ve made shutterfly books and calendars… not sure what I’m going to do this year.


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