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All the Gifts We're Buying the Guys in Our Lives This Holiday Season

Gift giving is an art form — some of us have the gift, others need a little guidance. We at like to think of ourselves as shopping experts, which is why we’re offering up our best gift ideas for the most tough-to-buy-for people in our lives: men. Whether you’re looking for gifts for your boyfriend, husband, brother, dad or best guy friend, we think these editors’ picks are guaranteed to please.

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot voice-controlled speaker

1 / 10


My dad is a big outdoorsman, and we have a tradition that each Christmas, I get him a handful of the most obnoxious fishing lures I can find. Aside from our joke, I make sure to get him something he’ll actually use. This year, I’m going with the new Amazon Echo Dot so he can turn off lights, answer phone calls and play music without having to leave his chair.—Carly Reiser, Shop Editor

Get It! Amazon Echo Dot, $50

Photo: Amazon

Carhartt Puffer Jacket

Hunter green men’s Carhartt puffer jacket

2 / 10


I am always on the hunt for fashionable yet functional outdoorswear for my dad. He's a handyman and loves the outdoors, so he needs something that will keep him warm while he's working outside. This Carhartt Gilliam Jacket is the perfect solution to cold weather and looking cool. Lightweight and water-repellent, it can stand up to rain and snow without taking up much room, while the quilted insulation will keep him nice and toasty at low temps. But the color selection is what really sold me on this trendy puffer, especially this gorgeous canopy green.— Taylor Borde, Editor

Get It! Carhartt Gilliam Jacket, $100

Photo: Zappos

Harry’s Razors

Harry’s shaving kit

3 / 10


My boyfriend is a very hairy man. And although I love his beard more than anything, I know he enjoys the feeling of a good, clean shave. That’s why I’m gifting him this luxurious Winter Winston Deluxe Gift shaving set by Harry’s. It comes with everything he could possibly need for a smooth shave: a high-quality German-engineered razor, extra blade cartridges, rich foaming shave gel, a travel blade cover and a razor stand for post-shave drying. He’s going to feel so refreshed and rejuvenated that I’m already giving myself a pat on the back for nailing this gift.— Sidney Burds, Editor

Get It! Winter Winston Deluxe Gift, $35

Photo: Harry’s

Barbour Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater

Barbour men’s fair Isle crewneck sweater

4 / 10


I bought myself an alpaca sweater from a local market two years ago, and my husband was so jealous. Every time I wear it, he drops a not-so-subtle hint that he wishes it were available in his size. While I haven't been able to find the exact one I originally purchased, this wool/alpaca-blend Fair Isle sweater from Barbour is pretty darn close. Merry Christmas, Tom! Thanks for not stealing my sweater and stretching it out—I know you wanted to.—Anna Knief, Product Marketing & Editorial Manager

Get It! Barbour Core Essentials Wetheral Wool Fair Isle Crewneck, $229

Photo: Lyst

iTouch Air 2 Smartwatch

iTouch Air 2 bluetooth smartwatch

5 / 10


I wanted to treat my brother to something nice before he goes off to college next year, but an Apple Watch isn't in my budget. Enter: the iTouch Air 2 Bluetooth smartwatch that looks the exact same at a fraction of the price. This smartwatch will help him keep everything in order and get to class on time with a digital touch screen clock, multiple alarms, calendar access, and text, call and email notifications. Features like a step tracker, distance monitor, calorie counter and sleep monitor are also always at hand to stay on top of all his fitness goals.—Taylor Borde, Editor

Get It! iTouch Unisex Air 2 Black Silicone Strap Bluetooth Smartwatch 45mm, $95

Photo: Macy’s

P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco

P.F. Candle Co double wick jar candle

6 / 10


My little brother is currently off at grad school getting his doctorate degree, and although he might be book smart, he knows nothing about how to create a homey ambience. To me, nothing can transform a living space faster than a great candle, so to cozy up his dorm-like living space, I’m gifting him one of my personal favorites. This soy candle by P.F. Candle Co. is a gorgeous 40-to-50-hour burn of a yummy scent dubbed Teakwood and Tobacco. The packaging is just masculine enough, and it’s musky scent with notes of leather, pepper and tobacco is a crowd pleaser.—Sidney Burds, Editor

Get It! P.F. Candle Co. Double Wick Jar Candle, $32

Photo: Urban Outfitters

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Sonos One voice controlled smart speaker

7 / 10


My dad is pretty much impossible to shop for—a fact that is apparent every year when he wears his heart, and disappointment, on his sleeve. This year, though, I’m gifting him something I know he’ll love: the Sonos One wireless speaker. He can connect this to his Sonos Beam Soundbar to mimic surround sound at home or use the wireless capabilities to bring this small but mighty speaker wherever life (or my mom) takes him.—Kate Kurka, Email Content Strategist

Get It! Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speaker, $200

Photo: Target

Nike Tech Fleece Jogger Pants

Grey and white two-tone Nike jogger pants

8 / 10


Call me crazy, but I think every guy looks good in a pair of joggers. They're the dress pant equivalent of sweatpants that let him look put together while still being comfortable. These Nike joggers have flattering panels all along the legs, on-trend banded cuffs at the bottom, and I love the color-blocked pattern of this gray-and-white pair for a little extra flair.—Taylor Borde, Editor

Get It! Nike Tech Fleece Jogger Pants, $100

Photo: Nordstrom

MOBOT Water Bottle and Foam Roller

MOBOT stainless steel water bottle and foam roller

9 / 10


Going to the gym is a daily ritual for my boyfriend. His poison of choice is CrossFit, and because of these intensive workouts, recovery for him is essential. He’s constantly drinking water, rolling out his sore muscles or asking me to massage out any kinks. So when I came across this MOBOT water bottle, I knew he would be obsessed. It’s a recycled stainless-steel water bottle and foam roller combined into one on-the-go tool. He’ll be able to take it everywhere with him and sooth his muscles at a moment’s notice.— Sidney Burds, Editor

Get It! MOBOT Grace Water Bottle and Foam Roller, $49

Photo: MOBOT

J.Crew Slippers

J.Crew shearling lined slippers

10 / 10


The thermostat is a battle zone in my family’s home, especially in the winter. Christmas morning can be a chilly affair if you forgot to put on an extra layer in the night, and rather than fight my father about turning on the heat, I’m gifting him a superwarm pair of Wallace & Barnes Shearling Chukka Slippers as a truce to his stubborn ways. He always says he doesn’t need anything, but I doubt he’ll be able to live without these cozy, fully lined chukkas once he slips them on.— Sidney Burds, Editor

Get It! Wallace & Barnes Shearling Chukka Slippers, $118

Photo: J.Crew

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