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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Men

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Men

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Men

Every year I have the hardest time shopping for my husband. He doesn’t give me many ideas and sometimes he just wants whatever new (pricey) electronic gadget is available. If you need help coming up with gift ideas for men, this list includes everything from a cozy new sweater or two, a few new books he might enjoy, as well as a few gift ideas for beer lovers.

Please click through for more details on these gifts for men.


Gift Idea: Game of Thrones Risk
1. Game of Thrones Risk • HBO Store • $74.99

Pretty much every guy I know loves the game of Risk and this new version featuring Westeros and Essos from Game of Thrones puts a new spin on it. The game comes with two game boards and 7 sets of 45 army pieces representing each House.

2. Leather Toiletry Kit • The Mr. Lentz Shop (Etsy) • $88

This is a gorgeous homemade toiletry kit that is perfect for any many who frequently travels.

Gift Idea: Leather Toiletry Kit
Gift Idea: Bernard Wooden Bow Tie
3. “Bernard” Wooden Bow Tie • Two Guys Bowties (Etsy) • $65

For the man who enjoys wearing a bow tie… with a twist!

4. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson • Amazon • $17.28

Synopsis: On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few—and Larson’s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. To his credit, he makes the task look easy. Focusing on the politics of WWI, on nautical craftsmanship and strategy, and on key players in the eventual attack and sinking of the “fast, comfortable, and beloved” Lusitania, Larson once again illustrates his gift for seducing us with history and giving it a human face. Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book’s final, breathless encounter. 

Dead Wake
Gift Idea: Lambswool Jacquard Sweater from J.Crew
5. Lambswool Jacquard Sweater • J.Crew • $98

6. Baseball Bat Bottle Opener • Uncommon Goods • $95-$125

The bats used to make these bottle openers were used in actual baseball games and you can choose which team you want. Some teams cost more than others.

Gift Idea: Baseball Bat Bottle Opener
Gift Idea: Personalized Whiskey Rock
7. SPARQ Personalized Whiskey Rock • Nordstrom • $16.95

A few years ago reusable whiskey rocks were all the rage. Now the whiskey rock can be personalized!

8. Emile Henry Pizza Stone • Williams-Sonoma • $55

A couple of years ago I got my husband a pizza stone and he absolutely loves it. If the man you’re shopping for enjoys cooking – or at least enjoys making pizza – this might be a great choice for him!

Gift Idea: Emile Henry Pizza Stone
Gift Idea: Homer Simpson Beer Poster
9. Homer Simpson Beer Poster • Steel Petal Press • $32

For the man who loves all things Simpsons-related… and all things beer-related.

10. The Wire • HBO Store • $199

Many men (and women?) consider The Wire to be one of the best television shows of all time. Earlier this year HBO remastered the show in digital HD, making this set a must-have for the guy that just can’t stop rewatching the show.

Gift Idea: The Wire
Gift Idea: SW&G Bar
11. SW&G Bar • Pure Swag • $14.99

This bar, which features a loofah encased in soap. The bar cleanses, exfoliates and disinfects skin all at the same time!

12. The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed by Shea Serrano • Amazon • $12.88

Synopsis: Complete with infographics, lyric maps, uproarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.

Gift Idea: The Rap Year Book
Gift Idea: Beer Cap Shadow Box
13. Beer Cap Shadow Box • Cheap Humidors (Etsy) • $49.99

Though I obviously chose the Michigan shadow box to feature here, boxes featuring beers from other states are also available.

14. Sofa Tray Table • Digital Handmade (Etsy) • $49.86

This table will fit over the arm of a couch and provide space to hold a beverage, phone, and other items.

Gift Idea: Sofa Tray Table
Gift Idea: Jalen Rose's Book
15. Got to Give the People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court by Jalen Rose • Amazon • $15.40

Synopsis: Jalen Rose has never been quiet.  Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the 70’s and 80’s.  Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan.  Not as the player under the stewardship of Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and others throughout his 13-year NBA career.  And certainly not as a commentator and analyst on ABC/ESPN and Grantland.

In Got to Give the People What They Want, no topic is off limits. 

16. Organic Man Hand Scrub • Badgerface Beauty Supply (Etsy) • $14.99

Note: This homemade hand scrub has an f-bomb on the label, so it may not be ideal for all recipients.

Gift Idea: Organic Man Hand Scrub
Gift Idea: Fallout 4
17. Fallout 4 • Amazon • $59.99

From what I hear, this is one of *the* game releases of the year. It is available for all gaming systems.

18. 1 Liter Oak Barrel Whiskey Making Kit • Top Shelf Barrels • $51.99+

If he loves whiskey, perhaps he would enjoy trying his hand at making his own?

Gift Idea: Whiskey Making Kit
Gift Idea: Wood Beer Carrier
19. Wood Beer Carrier • Freestyle Mom Designs (Etsy) • $45

I don’t know how often guys carry around beer, but if he’s going to then he should have a stylish holder that has a bottle opener attached!

20. Sherpa Fair Isle Zip Sweater Hoodie • Gap • $128
Gift Idea: Gap Fair Isle Hoodie


Be sure to check out our entire 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!

Don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

100+ Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $10 |
100+ Stocking Stuffers for Women Under $10

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