2017 HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Best Men’s Gifts by Hampton Rhodes

2017 HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Best Men’s Gifts

No matter whether you are a guy or a gal, shopping for men’s gifts during the holiday can be a struggle. Whether it’s for your Dad, brother, son, nephew, grandson, granddaddy or a friend (special friends included), it can be really hard to find the right gift based on their interests, not on your own needs to ‘just get it done.’

This week, we’re going to help you by pointing you to some great resources to help you find that perfect gift for the men in your life, so that you come off as the Holiday Hero. And no, we’re not talking about the ugliest tie on the picked-over clearance rack! We’ve found some truly unique things from some truly unique resources.

Bestproducts.com just released an article titled “170+ Must-Have Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List,” and in it are some pretty wonderful ideas in the classic sense.

If your man (even your little man) is interested in movies and entertainment, consider the Roku Express+ Streaming Stick for only $25. This streaming service is easy to set up, and it provides access to 350,000+ shows and movies across paid and free channels like Hulu, Netflix and PBS Kids.

If your man is fresh to establishing his own independence, consider the Blue Apron Meal Delivery for $60 per two-person plan. Is your guy pinched for time during the week but still loves to be the chef of the home? This is for him! Portioned for three healthy and delicious meals a week, these handy kits arrive at his doorstep with all the ingredients and instructions he’ll need to get cooking. And they also supply a series of how-to videos on their blog to cover basic skills.

Suppose that guy is a techie gamer that has everything. We bet he doesn’t have the latest Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality System. On sale here for $399 is the ultimate virtual reality headset on the market featuring six free games including Robo Recall, Lucky’s Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried and Toybox.

What about that hipster young man on your list that is discovering the world of tasty libations? May we suggest the Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Set for $27 that contains a pair of copper mugs with brass handles, two copper straws, a matching shot glass and engraved wooden coasters. Also included is a classic Moscow mule cocktail recipe book.

Another gift for the emerging techie is the Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) that is compact, incredibly smart (powered by the retail giant’s excellent Alexa smart home platform) and comes in really attractive wood finishes and fabrics to fit within any decor. At $100, this 2nd generation gadget is designed to connect to your favorite speakers, and take voice commands ranging from ordering more detergent, playing music, calling Uber, and so much more.

For the adventurous guy, consider the ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2-Person Tent. At a modest $130, this convertible tent is a quality addition to the outdoors lover and is lightweight and easily portable.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones are the ultimate in the gold standard for noise-canceling headphones. Its over-ear design features a superb fit, sleek design and long battery life. At $330 they are a bit pricey, but they’re will worth if for the best of it’s kind.

Still need more ideas for your guys on your shopping list? Here are a few recommendations to help you find that really cool gift that will be cherished for years to come:

For the U.S. male, visit brostrick.com. Here you’ll find their Top 50 Christmas gifts for Men this 2017 Holiday Season. We love their Whiskey Stones for $20, their Cohiba Dominican Robusto Cigars for $277, and their Ultimate Beard Haircare Pack for $40.

If your guy is more international than continental, mirror.co.uk offers some pretty unique ideas for the well-traveled and more sophisticated man on your list. Check out their Monkey Shoulder Whisky, their Salmon Curing Kit, or you can even treat your favorite Brit to Afternoon Tea at Lord’s.

Even more techie suggestions come from style icon Esquire Magazine, who always knows about the latest fashion and gadgets of particular interest to men. Their Top Ten Techie Gift ideas include the Nintendo Switch at amazon.com for $300, The Meccano M.A.X. Robot at amazon.com for $140, and the LifeStraw Water Filter for the outdoors adventurer that filters 1,000 litres of water for bacteria and chemicals and exceeds EPA Standards at amazon.com for $17.

And our ultimate unique resource for the uncommon gifts for men is the website uncommongoods.com, where you can find over 1,400 truly unique gifts. How unique, you ask? How about some men’s Taco Socks for $10. Or how about an Oktoberfest Ale Beer Brewing Kit for $45. But my favorite from this collection is the Breck Armstrong glass topped Film Reel Table for $850.

So, no matter what you decide to give the men on your list for a holiday gift – there are no excuses for presenting him with a boring gift, much less the cliché of a neck tie!


Bestproducts.com – Best Christmas Gifts for Men

Brostrick.com – Best Christmas Gifts for Men

Mirror.co.uk – Best Christmas Gifts for Him

Esquire.com – Electronic Gift Ideas

Jenraly.com – For Foodies

Jenraly.com – For What Women Want Men to Have

Uncommongoods.com – Gifts for Men

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