Men can either be really easy or super difficult to buy presents for. Our handpicked gift selections include good stuff like a badass backpack, sinful beard oil, cookwear for the rugged outdoorsman, a sock drawer makeover, a Christmas tree in a bottle and a few beer-themed items. Because who doesn’t like beer?
Juniper Ridge Christmas Fir Cabin Spray
Made from wild harvested northwest fir, cedar and pine, this cabin spray is a Christmas tree in a bottle! It’s crafted in one jolly holiday batch using steam-distillation, enfleurage, tincture and infusion, using only real plants and trees. This means the scent will never be overpowering or linger too long. It’s the perfect for spreading some extra holiday spirit around the house or for those of you who, ahem, have one of those faux trees and still want the smell.
$30, Juniper Ridge
Bare Slate Rolltop Backpack
Made with hemp twill canvas, leather straps lined with felt, and prominent brass hardware, this backpack from Bare’s Slate series is a perfect blend of sleek design and sustainable materials. The rolltop is perfect for bikers, hikers and anyone who often finds themselves lugging lots of stuff around.
Four Vices Beard Oil
This is for the bearded man in your life who likes to take care of himself (and his beard) while still feeling like a renegade. The base is a luxurious blend of jojoba and argan oil, accented with a meticulous blend of four unique scents — tobacco, coffee, hops and hemp cannabis (all his favorite things!). While this may seems like way too much good stuff packed into one small bottle, the scent is subtle, earthy and, of course, very manly.
Vagabond Campfire Pan
Light enough to take into the back country, and strong enough to withstand the heat of open fire cooking, Vagabond’s Campfire pans are the perfect gift for the outdoorsman who like to cook in the wild. Forged from carbon steel (an alloy of iron and carbon) in one of the country’s oldest steel factories, these pans come in four different sizes and contain at least 50% recycled metal. Even if it never leaves the house, it’s bound to be a favorite kitchen staple.
$28 – $48, Vagabond Mfg. Co.
Beer Soap Trio by Chivas Skin Care
Maybe soap is not the first thing you think about buying for a dude, but come on, these are made with beer! Made on Chivas’ family farm in Southern California using all natural ingredients, these soaps contain both beer — which happens to be really good for the skin and hair — and goat milk, which softens the skin and eliminates the need for girly lotions. The set includes Hefeweizen/Honey Citrus, Wild Billy/ Patchouli Cedar and Creamy Ale/Unscented beer soaps and comes in a nice burlap bag.
On sale for $26, Chivas Skin Care
Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Takeover
Socks is one of those things we tend to buy our dads because we can’t think of anything else, right? This is not that. Nice Laundry was launched with one mission — to give your sock drawer a makeover. Sign up for their quarterly subscription program and you (or your friend) will receive seven pairs of fresh, new, colorful socks every three months. The best part is that each shipment comes with a prepaid label for you to send back your old socks to be recycled.
$49/quarter, Nice Laundry
Retro Fit V-neck by RibbedTee
There’s nothing hotter than a guy in a pair of worn jeans and an undershirt, am I right, ladies? This limited-edition V-neck is made in the US, from a tri-blend fabric that feels buttery soft and fits really well, wash after wash. The fit is slim and the color is designed to keep if from showing through when worn under lighter colored shirts.
Sixpoint Global Warmer
Need to buy a last minute gift for a dude? Head to your nearest well-stocked liquor store and pick up a sixpack of Brooklyn-based Sixpoint Brewery’s Global Warmer. An “original Mad Scientists creation formulated in a garage laboratory,” it’s packed with hop character and enough rich red malt to warm you on a cold winter night. To be enjoyed in great company.
Prices vary, Sixpoint Brewery