Christmas is a time when we all come together to celebrate with our loved ones. It's also the perfect opportunity to get your buddies something special!
If you're stuck on what to buy your pals this festive season, don't worry – I've got you covered. In today's article, I'm breaking out the best gifts for men this Christmas.
Whether you're looking for a gift for your dad, son or friend, you're sure to find something they'll love.
A Personalized Coffee Cup
Nothing says ‘we're friends' like a coffee cup with something insulting written across the side.
Personalized coffee cups have been around for years, and they're a great gift for your friends who have been in your life for a while now.
In reality, you don't have to get them one that's insulting. There are plenty of personalization out there that could work for you and your friends. From coffee cups designed with their favorite sports team colors to ones with their initials, there's plenty of room for personalization.
Plus, you can get them a gift card to their favorite coffee shop to go along with it!
However, if you're looking for something a bit more comical, then maybe an insulting coffee cup could be the way to go. I won't go into too much detail, but there are plenty of designs that are sure to get a laugh out of your friends.
Do the research and get on google – you'll see what I mean in no time, trust me.
Tickets To Their Favorite Ball Game
Is your friend a big sports fan? If so, then tickets to their favorite ball game would make an excellent Christmas gift! No matter what sport they're into – football, basketball, baseball or even hockey – you can find tickets to games happening all across the country.
If you're not sure which team they support, then you can always get them tickets to a game that's happening in their city. If you can't find out their team from loved ones, then their local team is always a good bet.
Not only will they love getting to see their team play live, but they'll also appreciate the fact that you took the time to find out their favorite team and get them tickets.
Regardless of which team is playing, they're sure to enjoy the experience. Plus, it's a great opportunity for you to bond with them over something you both love – sports!
Novelty Car Ornaments
These make great stocking stuffers and are always a hit with the guys. You can find car ornaments that look like tools, sports equipment, or even their favorite food.
There are plenty of options out there, so take your time and find one that's perfect for your friend.
Be warned – while some are innocent and harmless, some car ornaments can be pretty raunchy, so only buy them for your friends who you know can take a joke.
To be honest, I'd stick to something safe. Think about the sort of person your buddy is and go from there.
A Memory From Their Childhood
One of the best gifts you can give your friends this Christmas is a memory from their childhood. It could be something as simple as an old toy they used to play with or a photo album full of pictures from when they were younger.
This style of gift is reserved for the friends that you've had for a long time – ideally those who you grew up with. After all, when you've known someone for years, you've been through a lot with them and can likely find some gifts that will remind them of good times gone by.
If you're feeling really generous, you could even put together a scrapbook filled with memories of your time together. This is sure to be a gift that they'll cherish for years to come.
A Family Heirloom
Now this Christmas gift for men is limited to those of you who have sons.
You might have the best friends a man could ask for, but passing on a family heirloom to someone outside the family is never a good move. After all, it's a FAMILY heirloom.
So if you've got a son, this Christmas could be a great time to give him a family heirloom that's been passed down for generations.
Typically, family heirlooms come in the form of jewellery. It could be an old watch that's been in the family for generations or something more specific, like a Masonic ring that every man in your family has worn for the past 100 years.
Whatever the heirloom, it's important that you communicate the importance of it to your son. After all, he's going to be the one responsible for keeping it in the family and passing it down to future generations.
A Lifesize Action Figure
This one sounds a little crazy right?
Sure, but for the right guy, this could be the perfect gift as it's something they'd NEVER think to buy themselves.
If you've got buddies who are into video games or movies, then buying a lifesize action figure statue of their favorite character could be a whacky but awesome way to show them you care this Christmas!
Characters like Master Chief or Batman are readily available to buy, so do some research and see which one your friend would love the most. Just be prepared to help them carry it into the house when you give it to them!
Let's get real – every guy wants to be a Jedi.
Don't kid yourself, I know you've made humming noises while swinging around a stick at some point in your life.
And what better way to show your friends that you care this Christmas than by getting them their very own lightsaber? Not only will they love reliving their childhood fantasies, but it's also a great way for you to bond with them over your shared love of all things Star Wars.
There are plenty of companies that produce lifelike lightsabers for very reasonable prices. I mean, they don't ACTUALLY work as real lightsabers, but they look pretty darn convincing and even make noises when hit against things!
If you want to spend a bit more cash, you can even personalize the hilt of the lightsaber with your friend's name or a special message… “Use the force, Dave!”
Subscription To Their Favorite Service
This Christmas gift is a bit more low-key but it's still sure to be appreciated.
If your friend is always raving about how much they love Netflix, Spotify or any other service, why not get them a subscription for Christmas? This way, they can continue using and enjoying the service without having to worry about the cost.
It's a simple yet thoughtful present that shows you know and care about what they like. And who knows, maybe they'll even invite you over to enjoy it with them!
Remember, subscription services don't just come from media companies. There are plenty of other options like skincare brands or food delivery services. Just think about what your friend enjoys and do some research to find the perfect subscription for them.
A Trip To The Tailor
This one is a bit more of an investment, but it's definitely worth it if you want to get your friend something truly special.
Every man should have at least one well-tailored suit and this Christmas could be the perfect time to help your friend get theirs.
Take them to a reputable tailor and get measured up for a custom-made suit. This way, they'll always have something amazing to wear for special occasions – and they'll think of you every time they put it on.
It's a gift that keeps on giving!
If you're not in the financial position to buy your buddy/son a fully tailored suit, then why not treat them to some alterations instead? Chances are they've got a suit or two that they never wear because it doesn't quite fit right.
Get it altered and they'll be able to enjoy wearing it for years to come.
A High-End Meal
Sometimes the best gifts are the simplest.
You know as well as I do that most red-blooded guys love food. So why not just take your son or buddy to a nice meal for two? It doesn't have to be anything fancy – just some good quality food and drink that you can enjoy together.
It's a great way to catch up with each other and the best part is that you don't have to spend hours trawling through shops looking for the perfect gift. Just make a reservation at a nice restaurant and enjoy!
The most important thing to consider when giving this gift is to know what your guy likes to eat. You don't want to take them to a sushi restaurant if they're a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
Do your research, find out what they like and book accordingly. They'll definitely appreciate the effort you've gone to!
When in doubt – opt for a steakhouse. Even if you're buddy doesn't like red meat, chances are there'll be something on the menu he'll be into.
Looking for more festive inspiration? Check out my guide on what to buy your partner this Christmas!