If you need to find a creative gift for the man who has everything it requires just a little more thought. Fortunately, we’re here to help! Is there anything better than surprising someone we love with a gift they didn’t even know they wanted?
We know it can be a challenge finding holiday gifts for men in our lives who don’t ask for a heck of a lot. But, we’re up to the challenge! So check out these recommendations for creative gifts for the man who has everything — maybe our picks will inspire you to find a kind of a gift you hadn’t even considered.
But, hurry — we don’t need to tell you that Christmas is coming fast, and the one surprise we do not want is the one that says your holiday gifts will not be here on time.
We are so pleased that this guide is sponsored by one of our long-time favorite brands, Bombas. Their well-made, colorful, and super-comfy socks, slippers, and undergarments make such excellent gifts or stocking stuffers for anyone on your list who’s hard to shop for.
After all, Bombas socks don’t just keep your giftee comfortable; their buy one/donate one model means that for every item you purchase, one is donated to someone affected by homelessness. They’ve donated more than 50 million items to more than 3,500 giving partners around the world in just 8 years, specifically to address the need for socks and underwear among those without permanent homes or shelters.
Bombas men’s textured 4-pack, now on sale!
At prices starting under $20 and Christmas delivery is still within reach if you order by 12/14, making them a perfect gift for the man who has everything — plus those hard-to-shop-for grandparents, kids, toddlers and everyone in between.
12 creative gifts for the man who has everything
Of course it helps to know what kind of a guy you’re shopping for, so we’ve tried to offer you some creative holiday gift ideas based on his interests and personality. But you know him best right?
Below, you’ll find links to online retailers so you can just click and purchase, but if you’re nervous about shipping deadlines, you can also visit local shops to see what they have in stock or can even order for you. We love supporting our local retailers and independent businesses, and we’ll provide some options for you throughout this post.
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If he’s a rock star…or wishes he was
A gift for the man who has everything? How about something that’s so new there’s no way he’s gotten one yet like this LEGO Fender Stratocaster kit. Even if he’s more of an air guitarist, he’ll jam putting it together. Just remind him that if he gets carried away and smashes it at the end of his solo, he’s picking up all the pieces. ($99.99, may be available in store for pickup)
If he loves his coffee hot, hot, hot
Sleek and modern, the Asobu insulated pour-over coffee maker will allow him to make deep, rich coffee that stays hot for hours. Pair it with some delicious blends from Atlanta’s Dope Coffee so he can start brewing right away. ($49.95, Crate and Barrel, may be available in store for pickup)
If he enjoys booze…but just the good stuff
Don’t stress if you can’t remember whether he’s into whiskey or tequila, IPAs or stouts — just let him choose his favorite from the huge selection of amazing wines, spirits, brews, and even non-alcohol options with a Minibar Delivery gift card. They have so many creative gift ideas that he’ll have a blast picking out what he wants to try next. (Gift cards start at $25, Minibar Delivery)
Alternatively, if you’d like to give him splurgy, recurring gift of the finest spirits, check out Flaviar’s Annual Membership Subscriptions. In addition to curated tasting boxes, members will receive access to virtual tasting sessions and access to rare or speciality spirits. (from $159, Flaviar)
If he loves pulling out baseball stats at parties
Want a truly creative gift for a man who has everything? Find an entire collection of Negro Baseball League Legacy Caps honoring the teams from the five different leagues founded in 1920 as a response to the ban of Black players from the MLB. They eventually turned into what this shop calls “a great era of Black-owned sports franchises and entrepreneurship. The right cap may be really meaningful to him, whether it’s representing Pennsylvania’s Homestead Grays, Birmingham’s Black Barons, Baltimore’s Elite Giants, or NY’s Black Yankees. ($24.95 and up, It’s a Black Thang )
If he’s a gamer…the old school way
If his game stash could use some freshening up we bet he doesn’t have one of these yet: This gorgeous, handcrafted wooden 3-person chess set from the chess masters at Husaria is pretty incredible. Of course you could always get him one of their classic portable travel chess sets too, but learning a whole new game might be just his speed. And could be a fun way to bring the kids into it, as well. ($94, Amazon)
If he has a big heart (and cold toes)
Treat his feet with a collection of cozy, durable, and stylish Bombas socks that not only warm his feet, but also his heart as they donate a pair to someone in need for every one purchased. We especially love the assortment from their Black Hive Collection of socks which gives back to Black-run organizations all supporting homeless communities.
The designs and colors are so wonderful for a guy who wants to break away from all the basic socks in his drawer!
Depending on the guy on your list, Bombas also has heavy-duty socks made for hiking or lots of time spent on his feet. The lightweight performance running socks protect feet across the miles, whatever he’s into.
We’re also fans of the Bombas Pride Collection, which specifically supports those experiencing homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community.
These are all the kinds of gifts that give back that we’d recommend even if Bombas weren’t a sponsor — but we’re glad they are. Because we have always loved supporting them.
If he’s a super fan of any author
Even a bookwork who has seemingly has every book will be thrilled to find one autographed by a favorite author. We tracked down an autographed copy of the hot new Dave Growl memoir at Mercari if you act quick. Pretty cool, right? ($63)
Of course a brand-new, never-been-cracked book even without an autograph can be quite a treat all on its own.
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music is very affordable through Amazon or your local bookseller. Or maybe he’d prefer to read the words of Anthony Bourdain once more with World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, which also include essays from friends, colleagues, and family members. Sigh.
Other titles we’ve seen this year that might be the perfect gift for the man who has everything: How about Around the World in 80 Books by David Damrosch for your globetrotting bibliophile; the beautiful and illuminating African Artists: from 1882 to Now from Phaidon Publishing; and The Master Theorem by the mysterious “M” — a great gift for a guy who loves puzzles and “escape room” type conundrums. ($16 and up)
If he’s an outdoorsman who’s up for adventure
Photo by Clay Banks via Unsplash
A little something extra to go with those Bombas socks perhaps? Try A National Parks Pass, which gives him access to over 2,000 federal recreation sites in the United States — that’s llots of places to see and explore! It’s also a great way to help insure our parks around for the next generation since the annual fee also supports their upkeep. ($80)
If he’s always learning
We love experience gifts and just because the entire world isn’t open to us right now, doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of new experiences to be had. For a creative gift for the man who has everything, check out the ever-growing and wildly impressive collection of Masterclass online courses. There’s skateboarding with Tony Hawk, science with Bill Nye or Neil DeGrasse Tyson, drumming with Ringo Starr, poker with Daniel Negreanu, hiphop story telling with Nas, or Indian cooking with Madhur Jaffrey…it’s hard to pick!
Then again, with the limited 2-for-1 offer, it is a little easier. Plus, it will definitely arrive on time! (Starting $15/mo)
If he loves just hanging out by the fire
No fireplace? No problem. At least with this electric wall fireplace from Electactic that we also featured in our post 16 of our favorite hygge gifts for everyone who needs more comfort and coziness. (Clearly we love it!)
Not only does it look gorgeous on a wall, it doesn’t require any messy fuel refills or clean up. Also: No log cutting. Bonus! Talk about a seriously creative gift for the man who has everything. (from $249.99, Amazon)
Is he more of an outdoor fire pit kind of guy? Check out the Solo Stove fire pit also featured in our hygge gift roundup. It burns hot but doesn’t blow smoke everywhere due to its unique design, making it perfect for s’mores with the kids, or beers with friends. And, for some guys? Log cutting! Bonus! (from $179.99)
If he’s the chef of the family
As home cooks ourselves who believe you can never have too much spice in your life, we love the spice card decks from Occo. Each perfectly portioned half-teaspoon of spice in themes like The Meat Lover’s Adventure Set created to reduce the waste that comes from buying entire jars of a spice — and come in recyclable little aluminum pods too.
Grab one of their seasonal Holiday Spice Card Decks like the World Traveler Set for the man who is jonesing to try far-away cuisine, or the smaller BBQ-ready Burger Sampler, featuring four spice blends like Lebanese Kafta and Spicy Sichuan. It’ll elevate his cooking, one card deck at a time. (card decks start at $19)
If he’s the feminist ally of your dreams.
Not all dudes need “guy things,” you know. (Whatever that even means.) A great gift for our favorite male allies, this She Is Equal mug lets him proclaim his support every morning — and what a great thing for the kids too see. This mug benefits Global Citizens, a movement working to end extreme poverty around the world by working toward equality for all women. ($20, Social Goods)
Thanks so much to our amazing gift guide sponsor Bombas, for making gift-buying easier while doing lots of good for the world. We’re so happy to support them right back.