Every year, we put together our favorite gift ideas for the man who has everything and while last year’s picks are still pretty awesome, we thought we’d share some new ideas too.

I get it — it’s hard! But I hope this list helps you pick the perfect gift ideas for guys in your life, or act least gives you a jumping off point to find your very own. From books to food to experience, gifts, there’s got to be something out there he’ll love. Especially if it comes from you.

And check out our gift guides on Cool Mom Tech and Cool Mom Eats for even more 2022 holiday gift ideas. We’ve got you covered in so many ways!

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15 gift ideas for the guy who’s hard to shop for

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 as always, please visit local shops and browse. We love supporting our local retailers and independent businesses, online and off.

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15 holiday gifts for the guy who's hard to shop for 2022 | from original rock photos to the official Ted Lasso pint glass
1. Signed Archival Print of His Favorite Band (Prices vary, Transparent Clinch Gallery)
Danny Clinch’s rock photography is absolutely iconic. If you want an incredible splurge gift for the guy who has everything, look at options including Beastie Boys, JayZ, Foo FightersPearl Jam, Tupac, Run DMC, and tons from his close friend and fellow Jersey boy, Bruce Springsteen.

(Psst… if they’re steep for your budget, check out a signed copy of his book Still Moving, which is packed with photos from all of them.)

2.Official AFC Richmond Pint Glass($15.95, WB Shop)
Whether he uses it for cold brew, milkshakes, or a pint of whatever’s on tap, if he’s a Ted Lasso fan, he’ll love it.

3. Japanese Style Steel Nata Blade and Sheath ($66, Barebones Amazon Shop)
If he wants to clear brush, strip bark, plank wood, make kindling, or whittle something — you’ve found the perfect gift for him.

4. Personalized Dopp Kit ($52, Minted; matching weekender available)
If he travels, it’s a thoughtful gift. Feel free to include a pair of tickets inside to somewhere wonderful.

5. His Favorite Booze (Varies, Minibar Delivery)
From bourbon to champagne to this Hibiki Japanese Harmony Suntory Whiskey, you’ll find something here for any guy who’s hard to shop for, provided he’s a drinkers.

 

15 holiday gifts for the guy who's hard to shop for 2022 | From luxurious accessories to books to gifts that help de-stress
6. Fleur Marché CBD Wellness Patches ($22/set, Nordstrom)
Men need self-care gifts too! Each of the four patches here are tailored to a different issue that ails him — though you can also get a set of 4 of the same CBD patches, should you only want to give him Sex Plz — or maybe anything but?

7. Theragun Elite or Theragun Mini ($137 and up for a limited time, Amazon)
Also included in my list of favorite gifts from Oprah’s favorite things, the Mini is the smaller, more portable, more affordable variation of the original which is absolutely the best thing ever. Hurry and grab it on sale! And if you do want to splurge, the Theragun Elite is extraordinary, and also on sale right now. There’s a reason the pros use it.

8. All Saints Merino Beanie ($59, Nordstrom)
You can never have too many toasty caps for the cold weather. This one is a great deal too — but hey, if that Canada Goose wool beanie is in your budget go for it!

9. The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book ($26, Amazon)
I don’t know a guy in my life who wouldn’t love this. Besides, how ironic that the guy starring the show with an episode about a coffee table book about coffee tables — has an actual coffee table book now about coffee.

10.Masterclass Online Course(Starts at $15/mo, MasterClass)
We love experience gifts, and some can be had online. Check out the impressive collection of nearly 200 courses like science with Bill Nye, music curation +DJ’ing with QuestLove (shown), The Athlete’s Mindset with Wayne Gretzky — and if you want to be super timely, learn Business Strategy with Bob Iger.

15 holiday gifts for the guy who's hard to shop for 2022 | from top-tier chocolates to the hottest games of the year
11. 8 Bars of Top-Tier Chocolates ($49 with subscription to BeSpoke Post, or $70 without)
One of our favorite subscription gifts for men for years has been BeSpoke Post, but you can also browse their incredibly curated items individually for gifts for men who are hard to shop for. This chocolate set is outrageous.

12. The Official Wordle Party Game ($16.19 on sale, Amazon)
Um, yes. Give us all the Wordle.

13. Grilled Personal Pizza Maker ($40, Uncommon Goods)
While I love the fancy pizza maker on Oprah’s favorite things list, this is a much more affordable gift for a guy who’s hard to shop for. Besides, is there any guy out there who doesn’t love both pizza and grilling?

14. God of War: Ragnarock or Elden Ring ($54.99+ for PS5, XBox, Steam)
If you need a gift for a guy who’s hard to shop for and he’s a gamer, God of War: Ragnarock is brand new and topping every critic’s list. Also be sure to check out EldenRing. It’s a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin (what a team!) and is also a critic fave of 2022.

15. Andrew Stewart Double Face Cashmere Scarf ($165, Nordstrom)
You can borrow it, right?

Bonus Idea: A Tribute Donation in His Name
If he’s a guy who’s hard to shop for, maybe it’s because he already has everything he needs? In that case, consider a gift card to his favorite charity or non-profit, whatever that may be. We’re always fans of Donors Choose, which lets him support a public school classroom project based on his own interests. But if he loves supporting social justice, animals, global peacekeepers, medical research, veterans…. find a charity he loves and make a donation in his honor.

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