Let's be real—even if you have the most easygoing man in your life, it's often SUPER hard to pinpoint the perfect holiday gift ideas for your husband, boyfriend, or fiancé. It can be tempting to go in the tried-and-true socks/tie/watch route for your gift of choice, but why be boring if you don't have to!? What about a set of glasses to sample his favorite alcoholic beverages? What about a sick pair of sneakers that will make him the coolest dude on the block? What about pizza? That's right...good old 'za (scroll down, you'll get it).
Whether you're in need of gift ideas for the holidays, a birthday, an anniversary, or just because, we've gathered 34 awesome products and experiences that will wow everyone from your husband (or boyfriend, or fiancé) to your dad (or his dad!). Is he a total techie? Oh-so fashion-forward? A world traveler? Deep breaths, no matter what castle he is king of, we've got you. Consider this your ultimate husband gift idea cheat sheet!
Native Union Marble iPhone Dock
If keeping track of iPhone chargers has never been his strong suit, let a sleek dock come to the rescue. Plus, with a marble finish, the charging station undoubtedly makes for a much more aesthetically pleasing nightstand addition than a tangle of phone chords.
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $130
J. Crew Heathered Flannel Pajama Set
Matching Christmas pajamas may not be a holiday tradition he's on board with (yet), but that doesn't mean you can't still contribute to his nightwear collection for your husband's holiday gift (just steer clear of snowflake motifs). Made from cozy cotton, chilly winter nights will be no match against this sharp set.
SHOP NOW: J. Crew, $89.50
Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer
Does he geek out over the latest iPhone update a little too much? Does he also revel in the finer things in life—i.e. a well-cooked piece of meat? If this sounds like your guy to a T, gift him the best of the tech and grilling worlds with the first fully wireless meat thermometer. The device connects to his phone and provides instruction while he cooks, meaning the grilling gods will forever be smiling down on his masterful creations.
SHOP NOW: Huckberry, $69
Gentlemen's Hardware Anatomy of a Bike Kit
A gift idea for your husband that won't grind his gears (biking pun very much intended)—tools every active cyclist should have on hand. Your ride or die will make good use out of a few screwdrivers, a T25 torque head driver, and 4, 5, and 6mm hex keys, all neatly packaged in a wooden box printed with a bicycle diagram.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $65
Iittala Essence Beer Glass Set
Is your husband's go-to party trick spitting facts about and/or whipping out his new favorite craft beers, much to your chagrin? If he's anything close to a beer connoisseur, he'll get giddy over these thin-lip, lead-free glasses, exclusively for his brew enjoyment.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $40
Kiehl's Men's Heavy Lifters Set
Proof that even he can hop on the anti-aging bandwagon: a pairing of exceptional products to facilitate younger looking skin from one of our favorite brands, Kiehl's. A two-in-one cleanser deeply exfoliates for a fresher complexion, and a serum lifts and strengthens his skin to prevent wrinkles. An eye cream also works to erase unwanted dark circles, and an age-defying moisturizer rounds out the set. Packaged in the perfect holiday box, this is one husband gift you can't pass up.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $68
Sanders Snuff Suede Chelsea Boot
Stemming from the Sanders & Sanders Ltd. collection, which has been producing handmade shoes in England since 1873, these suede, leather-lined boots actually were made for walking...anywhere and everywhere. It's the luxe gift that keeps on giving, all season long.
SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $395
Izola Supplies Zipper Pouch
Time to ditch that beat-up dopp kit your dude's been holding onto since college (ick). Upgrade his toiletry storage situation with an aptly labeled "supplies" pouch—made from 100 percent cotton and lined with PEVA to protect the goods inside.
SHOP NOW: Izola, $30
Snowe Whiskey Set
Does your husband relish in the art of the sip? Win the holiday gifting game through Italian crystallized whiskey glasses and decanter. Bonus: they're dishwasher-friendly and lead-free, and the price alone truly can't be beat.
SHOP NOW: J.Crew, $98
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
In a world full of black cylinder speakers, differentiate his from the norm. At only 3.87" x 3.87, it's way more compact than you might expect, yet still packs a loud punch in terms of carrying sound. It's also waterproof and scratch-resistant, meaning the speaker can handle whatever he throws at it (quite literally).
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $99
F. Hammann for Todd Snyder
Few things are more admirable than a man who's willing to get down and dirty...in the garden. Rethink the standard tool kit in favor of a set that's much more green thumb-friendly, thanks to F. Hammann's exclusive collection through menswear maven Todd Snyder.
SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $598
Red Wing Leather Card Holder in London Tan
For the guy who insists he doesn't need a new wallet (no matter how many times you suggest otherwise), surprise him with a four-card, leather holder that's perfectly pocket-sized.
SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $85
Space Invaders Retro Arcade Game
Is your guy a lover of all things retro (ahem, classic)? Well, this handheld Space Invaders is for him. Original sound effects ands joystick for up to two players included. 'Nuf said.
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $25
Kinto Travel Tumbler 16.9oz in Khaki
Now that you've locked down your travel partner for the long haul, gift him something in the gear department. A stainless steel tumbler can see you both through everything from hiking adventures to road trips. Perhaps this gift will inspire your latest impromptu getaway.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $36
Good Man Brand Slim Fit Henley
Classic meets comfort meets style in this staple tee. We're loving everything from the wine color to the slim, ideal-for-layering fit to the barely-there texture. Plus, backed by a label deemed the "Good Man Brand," the proof is in the panoply that this needs to be wrapped under the tree for your husband.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98
Herschel Supply Co. NEED Winlaw Backpack
Ratty briefcase or duffel—be gone. Keep your guy stylin' on the streets, whether commuting to work or headed to the gym, and invest in the byproduct of Herschel Supply Co.'s exclusive collab with NEED. Spacious storage leaves room for his laptop, water bottle, and plenty of other must-haves.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $80
Phaidon Where To Eat Pizza
Pizza lovers, rejoice—this is one holiday gift idea you can both take full advantage of. When the craving for a piece of 'za inevitably hits, crack open this book and read up on insider info from over 1,000 chefs and food critics discussing everyone's favorite guilty fare. It's also chock full of city guides and feedback of over 1,700 pizza establishments worldwide. Any way you slice it, you can't find a better gift idea for your husband than this.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $17.15
Acne Studios Pass Denim Jacket in Black
Every man needs a signature jacket, and there's no better time than Christmas to splurge on a cool-guy version for your S.O.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $360
Timex + Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS1 Watch in Silver
OK, so if you're going to go in the tried-and-true gifting direction of a watch, look no further than the Timex and Todd Snyder collaboration. The MS1 Maritime Sport fuses nautical design and modern technology for an unbeatably classic look.
SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $158
Aesop Montreal Nine-Piece Travel Grooming Set
Whether he frequently jetsets for work or play, your partner can make good use out of a mini grooming set. Especially on par with fighting off blistering winter temps, the nine-piece kit of hair, oral, and body products is made with dry skin in mind. He'll be well-stocked with shampoo, conditioner, face and body cleanser, toner, body balm, lip cream, and more no matter where his travels take him.
SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $75
Crosley Radio T300A Bluetooth Turntable
Vinyl lovers, whip out your favorite records and gather round. A 21st century spin on the standard record player is just what your guy never knew he needed on his wishlist, Bluetooth connectivity and all. And, get this—USB ports mean he can convert his favorite tunes into digital files for listening on the go. Dance party for two, anyone?
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $199
Miansai Hooked Rope Wrap Bracelet
If your guy thinks finding accessories for you is a challenge, just wait until the tables turn (he does have engagement ring shopping experience under his belt, after all). Luckily, a nautical-inspired bracelet means you don't have to stress too much, especially if your seafaring spouse loves nothing more than spending time on the water. Navy and red rope come together with a silver hook clasp for a unique piece of arm candy.
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $55
Best Made Co. Lumberlander Blanket
It's safe to assume you've accumulated a fair amount of shared blankets over the course of your relationship. This Christmas, though, pull out alllll the stops with...drum roll, please....his very own blanket. Only rule of the gift: he always gets first dibs, despite its inherent coziness. And, with a wool-cotton blend and a leather sling for easy transport, we're not gonna lie...this will be hard to not keep for yourself.
SHOP NOW: J. Crew, $198
Corgi Robins, Holly & Skiing Bear Cotton 3 Sock Gift Box
Everyone needs a pair of favorite socks (it's the little things...). Present three potential contenders: sets with birds wearing Santa hats, pieces of holly, and—best of all—a bear casually skiing.
SHOP NOW: Todd Snyder, $60
J.Crew Mercantile Walker Jacket
A quilted jacket is that one cold-weather staple that always seems to be in style, year after year. Moral of the story: expect to see your gift put to good use for many, many future winters. The coat also comes in a cool graphite hue, if that's more his speed.
SHOP NOW: J. Crew, $138
Men's Society Ski Survival Kit
The one thing your husband should never hit the slopes without (aside from, you know, skis and gear and all that): this must-have kit for snow bunnies. A sunglasses chord and hip flask come to the rescue while he tears it up, then sun lip oil and an after-sun moisturizer combat any damage once he retires for the day.
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $35
W&P Bauhaus Puzzle
Be it a snow storm, rainy day, or lazy Sunday afternoon, you both can stay occupied and put your puzzle skills to the test. The 500-piece set draws inspiration from the Bauhaus movement, a German school of art, design, and architecture founded in the early 1900s that heavily influenced modern culture. Hint: the arts aficionado will get a kick out of this.
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $20
Yield Design Ceramic French Press in Black
Meet the Rolls-Royce of French presses. Not only does it earn five stars in the design department, but the ceramic body holds in heat from start to finish for that just-right cup of coffee.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $120