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16 Dec 2019

A Millennial Voice: Gift ideas for the men you love

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December 16, 2019 Category: Commentary Posted by:

Finding the perfect gift for the men in my life has always been a difficult task. Year after year, I ask them what they want for Christmas, after which I always get the same frustrating “I don’t know” response.

Through conversations with friends, I’ve found that this is a fairly common dilemma, so I took it upon myself to ask a few random men what they’d want for Christmas.

Here is  a comprehensive list of the most popular responses I received. Whether it’s for your brother, your significant other or husband, your male family members, or your best friend, I have a list of gift ideas that they’d absolutely love.

1. Gift cards 

Gift cards are always the perfect gift for someone who has no idea what they want. Find out what their favorite store is, and viola! Let THEM pick out a gift that they love and they’ll love you even more for it. 

2. A snazzy tie

Working men always need new ties, but he’d love it even more because it came from you!

Amazon: 6 pack of classic men’s ties for $19.99   

  3.  A nice, warm sweater

If your guy is anything like my dad, that new sweater will be the perfect flex for the Christmas dinner with your family!

L.L. Bean washable lambswool sweater, button mock ($139.00) 

4. Slippers,socks,pajamas or robes (comfy clothes) 

Cozy wear is always great for him to lounge around in when he wants to chill out and watch his favorite team play on Football Sundays! — Cozy Wear for Men

5. Razors   

If he likes to trim on his own, this is perfect for him.

Gillette Fusion5 Men’s Razor Handle + 4 Blade Refills ($19.94)

6. A gym membership

Mental and physical health have reached the top of our priority lists! Help him get a head start with his annual New Year resolution with this uber thoughtful gift.

ClassPass Gift Cards

7. A framed picture of the two of you

Because why wouldn’t he want a constant reminder of how beautiful and awesome you are! 

Gold Wooden Picture Frame, San Marino By Aaron Brothers ($34.99) 

8. Wireless earphones

Wireless earphones are all the rage right now. If he loves music, he’ll love these!

Apple Airpods with Charging Case ($159.00)–product-MV7N2AM/A

10. Tickets to see his favorite team play/to see his favorite music artist

Who doesn’t love live events? He’ll love this one!

11. A key finder

Sometimes men, like everyone, have a tendency to be a bit forgetful; help them evade the annoying hassle of frantically looking for keys in the morning by getting them this key finder which can be found on Amazon.

Tile Mate 2020 -1 Pack ($19.99)

12. Wallets


Wallets are men’s equivalent to a purse, right? Need I say more?

Elgin Traveler Wallet (48.00) 

13. Watches

A timepiece is always a great accessory. Make his wrist shine with this gift!

MICHAEL – Michael Kors Men’s Penn Bracelet Watch, 52mm (on sale for $99.97) 

14. Phone cases

An Otter-box is a great present for anyone who drops their phone or gets their phone wet often. Make sure you know what type of phone they have before purchasing! 

Otter-box Phone Cases 

15. Shot glasses 

If he likes to drink or party, customized shot glasses may be the best go-to! 


16. A Netflix/Hulu Subscription

If you’re tired of him hogging all of your watch time, you may as well get him his own account to binge watch his favorite shows or movies.

Best Buy Gift Cards (Netflix and Hulu subscriptions)

17. Car accessories 

Who doesn’t love an extra car charger or a phone holder? I know I do! — Car Accessories 

18. Duffle bags

A nice-sized duffle bag is always great for long weekends away or as carry-on luggage.

Canway 65L Travel Duffel Bag, Foldable Weekender Bag with Shoes Compartment for Men Women Water-proof & Tear Resistant ($22.99)

19. Passport holder

 Travel,travel, travel! 

RFID Blocking Passport Holder – Genuine Leather RFID Passport Holder – Slim Passport Wallet Cover Case ($16.99)

20. Laptop: MacBook PRO  

For the man who likes to work on the go, having a reliable laptop is important. If his current one is looking a beat up, investing in a new one for him might not be that bad of an idea! 

Best of luck and Happy Holidays! 


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