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Gifts for men: what to get the guys on your list

Best Gifts for Men

When it comes to buying gifts for men, the rules are pretty simple. Unlike women, most guys like getting gifts that make their lives easier. If it means one less trip to the mall, all the better. If it entertains them, it’s a winner. While women like gifts that make them feel pampered, men like gifts that give them more time to do the things they like doing (i.e., having fun). So if you buy them a new work wardrobe, that means they can spend more time, you guessed it, having fun. Whether it’s enjoying their wine collection or playing video games.

Work clothes

If the guy on your list works in an office, work clothes make a great gift. You can help them improve their style or save a trip to the mall. Dress shirts, pants, shoes, sport coats, and velvet blazers are excellent choices.

David Donahue Formal Shirt - $155

Velvet Blazer, Indigo - $350

Theory 'Belvin - Headline' Pinstripe Wool Trousers - $225

Ted Baker Printed Lining Embossed Sole shoes - $220


Baby, it’s cold outside! For some reason, not all guys like to bundle up properly. Give them the goods to combat those gusting winds (in style of course). Winter coats, scarves, and gloves are perfect gifts and stocking stuffers.

Moschino Men’s Fitted Wool Coat - $1,140

B. Son Cashmere Stripe Scarf in Grey

Burberry Men's Black Leather Cashmere Gloves - $199.99

Super 200 Fleece Outerwear - $59-$69


If the guy on your list is always pulling up his pants or pulling crumpled up dollar bills out of his pocket, losing his keys, etc. and can’t seem to get anywhere on time, accessories are a no-brainer gift for guys. Tees, cufflinks, watches, wallets, belts, and messenger bags will help that guy on your list keep it all together, and look great to boot!

Jack Spade Nylon Canvas Bale Case - $148.95

Costume National belt

Emporio Armani Steel Chronograph Watch - $345

Burberry Square Cuff Links - $150

Rosebud Paisley tie

Casual Clothes

Guys need casual clothes too. Sweaters, tees, jeans, and casual buttondowns
will go over like a keg on Super Bowl Sunday (okay, maybe not that well).

Paul Smith PS tan scroll print French cuff shirt - $176

A cool t-shirt like these from Local Celebrity

William Rast jeans - $220

This new label created by Justin Timberlake and a friend is surprisingly fresh and really cool.

Nordstrom Shawl Collar Solid Velour Robe - $79.50

Believe it or not, guys like to wrap up in cozy robes fresh out of the shower too.

For the home cook

Longhorn 4-Burner stainless steel barbecue cart

Even if it's 5 below zero, he'll still be thrilled with a grill like this one.

La Pavoni 8-Cup Chrome Euro Espresso Maker

There's nothing like a shot of espresso on a cold morning to wake you up. Guys covet these, seriously!

Baratza Maestro Plus Coffee Grinder - $149

If you're going to go with the gourmet espresso machine, you gotta have a coffee grinder to grind those exotic coffee beans.

Wüsthof ® Culinar 7-Piece Knife Block Set - $499.95

For the gadget lover

Philips 50" Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV Flat screen TV - $1,499.99

Flat screen plasma high definition? Need I say more?

Gaming consoles and accessories, games

Nintendo Wii

The Nintendo Wii is hands-down the “it” gaming system. Get the guy on your list one of these interactive consoles and beat them at bowling, tennis or boxing. It’s a great workout!


And the winner of the most coveted gadget it the iPhone. It’s new enough that not every guy has one yet, but chances are he has his eye on one.


The Ooma lets you make free long-distance calls via a high speed internet connection. Perfect for guys who work from home or want to conserve their cell phone minutes. What’s more, Ashton Kutcher is the company’s creative director.

For the swinging bachelor

Padova Complete Travel Bar Set - $135

Every single guy needs a cocktail set, complete with a martini shaker and everything he needs to entertain in style.

Monogrammed Stainless Steel Beverage Bucket - $210

World’s Lightest Carry-on - $99

Single guys like to travel light, so this luggage is perfect for the unattached guy on your list. This suitcase is also great for guys on your list who travel frequently for work.

Jack Black The Core Collection Shave kit - $52

Gifts for active guys

Sports gear

If you have a sports fanatic on your list, and I’m talking about guys who actually get involved and don’t just watch from the sidelines, he probably has to replace some pricey equipment or has his eye on a nicer piece of equipment that he feels is too extravagent to buy for himself. Here’s where you come in.

Tournament Dartboard - $199

Air Hockey table - $349

Cobra Ufi 4-GW Iron Set with Graphite Shaft - $999

These ultra-game-improvements irons will bring a smile to the golfer on your list.

Trailblazer II Headlamp - $29.50

Gift certificate for Travel

Wrap up the world, give the gift of travel. WorldVacations Gift Cards are the perfect gift for just about anyone, especially those guys who can’t sit still.

For the sports fan

Surprise the sports fan with autographed sports memorabilia. 

2007 Boston Red Sox Autographed Jersey - $876.00

2007 Dallas Cowboys Autographed Helmet - $1,140.70

Sporting event tickets

No sportsfan will scoff at tickets to see his favorite team. Score him some great seats or buy him a season pass!

~A. Covington for Belisi Fashions

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  1. Replica Watch on Jan 30, 2009 12:49:01 AM:

    Well, when it comes to buying gift for my father and brother, I preferred classic, simple but decent watches design. I love giving them watches because it is very useful and you can wear it anytime.

  1. philippines flower on Aug 17, 2009 3:29:06 AM:

    Yeah, I could agree with you there. watches is one of the most valuable gift. because it's useful and easy to wear. anyways i like the way you collect those gift ideas. it helps me a lot. keep it up!


  1. gift to Philippines on Aug 17, 2009 3:30:10 AM:

    Yeah, I could agree with you there. watches is one of the most valuable gift. because it's useful and easy to wear. anyways i like the way you collect those gift ideas. it helps me a lot hope to see more!. keep it up!


  1. Gloves on Mar 23, 2010 7:53:28 AM:

    Leather gloves, a nice accessory (a thick colourful scarf) or any sporting outing would generally suffice as a gift for a man. Generally speaking, a man does like something useful, so get something practical and something they may need!

  1. Coco on Sep 7, 2010 9:59:19 PM:

    Great post!

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