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The Very Best Gift Ideas For Men (From Around The Web) by Larissa

by Larissa, posted to Gifts

Here's the ultimate Holidaygift guide for the man in your life with top picks from around the web. Find the best Christmas gifts for men - your husband, brother, boyfriend or dad handpicked by editors of Men's Health, Esquire, GQ, Boingboing and more...


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The BMW Book

amazon.com

Its perfect synthesis of technology and design has made BMW one of the...more

The 'ultimate' coffee table for him.

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Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones

amazon.com

QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in...more

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The Tarantino Collection

amazon.com

Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate...more

"...superfans will also appreciate the 5 hours of additional features, especially interviews with the auteur himself and his longtime collaborator, the late Sally Menke."

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Flight 001 | F1 FLYER SERIES WEEKEND BAG

flight001.com

Flight 001’s exclusive Weekend from our Flyer Series. Lightweight...more

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AmazingRCstore.com

Remote Control cars, buggies and monster trucks, a great gift idea for...more

Suggested by Alexandra87

Drive them on-road, off-road, race them, bash them, jump them… this is what they have been built for! Every part that composes these cars is sold separately so no matter how tough you play with your RC, any damage can be easily repaired to get you back on the road in no time.

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Smartwool Men 'City Slicker' Dress Socks

amazon.com

A basic necessity for your work week, the Smartwool City Slicker Socks...more

My husband is a big fan of Smartwool socks and I had no idea they make dress socks -- they fit great, keep his feet warm, aren't too thick and last longer than his other socks. Score!!

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Merino V-neck Sweater

jcrew.com

A wear-anywhere piece no guy should be without—lightweight, warm and...more

This versatile, classic piece is a must-have, he can dress it up or down with a button down or tshirt.

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Libbey Craft Brew Sampler Clear Beer Glass Set - $20

amazon.com

This set includes one 15.25 ounce classic pilsner glass, one 20 ounce...more

"After all these years as a reliable drinking buddy, he deserves a proper set of glassware" - via Esquire's Best gifts for under $100

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Esquire Magazine: 20 Bottles to Buy the Boss, Regardless of Inclination

esquire.com

There are two kinds of boss: bosses who drink whiskey, and bosses who...more

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Filson Travel Kit

filson.com

Sized to carry all your personal travel items. It has two handy open...more

Another classic every man needs...

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Bar10der Ten-in-One Ultimate Bartending Tool

amazon.com

The Bar10der is the first and only 10-in-1 bartending tool that allows...more

The perfect stocking stuffer, as featured in Men's Health Coolest Gifts for Men.

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Helo TC iOS Helicopter - $50

amazon.com

It’s hardly the most productive use of your iPhone, but it might be...more

A top pick from Men's Health 2012 Gift Guide!

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Roku LT Streaming Player - $50

amazon.com

The Roku LT delivers all the streaming entertainment choices, HD video...more

As recommended by Boingboing.net: "Hits all the basics of streaming TV, including NetFlix and Amazon Prime streaming, for less than $50--and use your iOS or Android gadget as the remote."

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Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Tech Top

amazon.com

A zip neck collar, thumb loops, a dropped tail and raglan sleeves are...more

Great fit and fabric (doesn't pill), is the perfect active wear for cool conditions. I love this New Zealand brand!

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Breville Panini Duo Panini Press

amazon.com

In keeping with its heritage of creating the world's first domestic...more

My co-worker's husband is obsessed with their panini maker and turns everything into a sandwich.

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REI QuickDry Towel

rei.com

The large-size REI MultiTowel Lite is soft, highly absorbent, quick...more

$19.50 - One of the best gifts I've ever given, my husband his light and super absorbant towels on most trips -- perfect for wet adventures.

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MORE: Men's Health's Best Gifts for Men

menshealth.com

Create the ultimate holiday wish list with the best sports, style, and...more

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Bucky Balls - The Amazing Magnetic Desktoy

amazon.com

Bucky Balls are the must-have desktop toy for the curious and...more

These Bucky Balls are featured on everyone's gift guides this year (People, Maxim, and Esquire Magazine, etc) - so I jumped on the bandwagon and got them for a friend - they're actually pretty fun and ADDICTING. Great last minute gift!

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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food via Boingboing

amazon.com

Jeff Potter has done the cubicle thing, the startup thing, and the...more

$22 - This one's getting glowing reviews on Amazon: This isn't your ordinary cookbook. Sure, there are recipes--good ones, too--but the author presents a wealth of information about the science of cooking, cooking techniques, and even the psychology of cooking.

Eden Godsoe: Just bought for my brother-in-law whom I drew in our family's secret santa. He loves to cook but is also a bit of a geek at heart. He'll love it!

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Crosley Keepsake USB Turntable via Boingboing

amazon.com

Can't bear to live without your vinyl albums, yet can't seem to find...more

$123 - A USB turntable in an old-fashioned style for digitizing vinyl collections to computer.

Glenn Smith: That case really makes it!

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Men's Health Holiday Gift Guide: What Men Want

menshealth.com

We've never heard a man brag about a fruit basket or a sweater vest...more

One of the best gift guides I've come across, the gifts are a tad pricey, but ones they'll surely love. Especially these goggles, equipped with a 136-degree, full field of view wide angle lens that capture true POV, HD video - how cool is that??

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Hello My Name Is Inigo Montoya Shirt

amazon.com

The Curse of Nametags We hate going to events that require nametags....more

My colleague's husband loves his Inigo Montoya shirt

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iPhone 4 Luxe Plates

luxeplates.com

Customize and protect your device with this precision etched stainless...more

$26 - How badass are these plates, check out all their fabulous designs - this is one of my top picks, how can it only be $26. Most plastic cases cost more!

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Macro Cell Lens Band via Uncrate

photojojo.com

We thought that all rubber bands were good for was launching at your...more

Uncrate says: We've seen all sorts of elaborate ways to add extra optics to a phone's camera, so the Macro Lens Phone Band ($15) isn't just clever — it's refreshingly simple.

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The Walking Dead: Season One [Blu-ray]

amazon.com

After waking from a coma in an abandoned hospital, police officer Rick...more

Suggested by Alyssa F.

My husband never misses an episode. He also loves the graphic novel.

Eden Godsoe: I am so excited that you add this. I couldn't agree more - I love this show. I am also personally pleased since Laurie Holden (Andrea on the show) is one of my best friends in the world. She also happens to be a SkinnyScoop Tastemaker - http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/SkinnyScoop_Staff/...

Larissa: Excellent gift idea, Alyssa - he'll love a DVD set of his favorite show. I need to add the Downton Abbey DVD set to my wish list.

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LEGO Architecture White House

amazon.com

Buy LEGO Architecture White House (560 pcs) at YoYo.COM - BEST 24/7...more

$47 - Winter days are short on sunlight and big on chill. This is a fun indoor activity for dad and his biggest fans.

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Incase Sonic Over Ear Headphones via Wired Magazine

wired.com

Sonic over-ear headphones combine high performance acoustics, sound...more

$200 - A top staff pick: Masters of cool-guy backpacks and Apple accessories, Incase have introduced an audio line that is calling my name. The over-ear model is gorgeous, and with 40-mm titanium drivers, it sounds like gangbusters. Check out more great picks at the link.

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Hamburger Wrapping Paper

joshspear.com

Scouring the globe for the next great thing. Reviewing design, art,...more

To pay hommage to my husband's love of burgers.

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Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer via Gizmodo

gizmodo.com

This is brilliant. The Hermetus Bottle Opener and Resealer belongs in...more

$10 Perfect stocking stuffer for any beer aficionado.

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Zippo Hand Warmer via Art of Manliness

amazon.com

Stay comfortable with the Zippo hand warmer, the perfect accessory to...more

$12.75 - PERFECT stocking stuffer and one of Art of Manliness' most popular picks (based on the comments!): Perfect for the skier or ice fisher or any man who spends a lot of time outside in the coldest climes, the Zippo hand warmer can keep your hands toasty for 12 hours or more.

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Ticket Stub Diary via Primer Magazine

amazon.com

This handy journal is just the ticket for preserving and showing off...more

I absolutely LOVE this gift, one of my top picks this holiday. I'm pretty sentimental and never have the heart to throw out my concert, show, train tickets when I travel and it ends up in a junk drawer, this is great a better way to preserve memories.

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Joby Gorillapod Flexible Tripod

amazon.com

The Joby Gorillapod makes taking digital photos more fun than ever....more

$15 - Perfect for the amateur photographer, attaches to just about anything. No more one-armed shots!

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A Cool Mug

amazon.com

Nice ceramic mug from Forme of Italy with the classic and highly...more

$15 - Find a mug that he'll drink with pride with a cool logo, quote, favorite super hero or from a museum.

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The Dangerous Book for Boys

amazon.com

The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering...more

Suggested by Penelope Poet

One year I bought each of the guys in the family this book and wrote a little note inside. It went over well!

Glenn Smith: that looks cool. i want that.

Larissa: Woo hoo Joanne, this book is a hit! We just noticed that several people have bought this book. Thanks so much for the awesome recommendation.

Gracie: i want it, too!

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Brooklyn Brew Beer Making Kit

amazon.com

As tempting for hop-heads as for the ones who love them. Instead of a...more

The Brooklyn Brew Shop's ingenious beer making kit includes all the tools to start a craft brewery right on your kitchen table.

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iMainGo Portable Speakers

amzn.to

Suggested by Alex Winter

The iMainGo X (compatible with most phones/mp3 players including iPhone, Kindle and notebooks) is available for less than $50 and iMainGo XP (for iPad) is just over $100. Both are great deals, really solid speaker systems with big sound, and also protect your device. I work with them and their products are pretty impressive!

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Table Tennis Set via Men's Health

getmonsterpong.com

Regular old ping-pong is still one of the greatest indoor games ever....more

$99 - What a fun gift and sure beats having a ginormous ping pong table taking up previous living space.

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Personalized Beer Pouch Hoodie

whatonearthcatalog.co...

A pocket worth picking. A classic gray match-anything, go-anywhere...more

A fun gag gift for dad.

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The Tech Traveler's Organization Toolbox

unplggd.com

It doesn't matter if you're a neat freak or a bit messy, nobody likes...more

There are some great options for that person in your life that travels with a lot of techie gadgets. These organizers are nice gift for keeping everything they will need together.

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Money Crasher's Best Gifts for Men Under $100

moneycrashers.com

Suggested by Money Crashers

This is an awesome list of the top 10 gifts for under $100 for men, from high-tech shavers to flying lessons. Everyone needs some unique ideas!

Larissa: Why didn't I think of Amazon Prime, this is the best gift ever! Free shipping, movie streaming AND you can add 5 family members (not many people know this!) - definitely the gift that keeps on giving. Nice one, Andrew.

Krista: Fabulous idea!

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Vibram Fivefingers via Boingboing

amazon.com

Designed on a revised platform specifically for running, this shoe has...more

$100 - I personally think these are heinous but guys I know swear by them and say they're super comfortable.

Jackie: I agree! Both brothers got these and a few guy friends...they love them.

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Moleskine Folio Cover for Apple iPad via Gizmodo

amazon.com

I bought one of these for my father, who is still easing in to the...more

$89 - Get him an old school Moleskin for his iPad.

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Quentin Tarantino-Inspired Limited Edition Prints via GQ

etsy.com

Set of 3 Quentin Tarantinos limited edition prints. This set includes...more

$10 - As recommended by GQ: These prints are associated with two words that make any gift great: Limited edition. Not to mention they celebrate one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

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Oprah's Pick: Murray's Cheese Cheese and Salami Gift Pack

oprah.com

Courtesy of Murray's, a lovely assortment of artisanal American-made...more

$70 - I recently received Creminelli salami as a hostess gift and it's hands-down the best I've had!! I'm not much of a salami connoisseur, but you can tell this stuff is top-notch. Thank you for the awesome gift Brian and Molly!!

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robots

store.irobot.com

Get thorough vacuuming when you want it with the iRobot Roomba 560...more

Suggested by Glenn Smith

Guys like robots. They also like making machines do work for them.

Larissa: Excellent pick Glenn, I want an iRobot TOO!!!

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The Beertender™

amazon.com

BeerTender, from Heineken and Krups, serves up the ultimate at home...more

$123 - Fully automated, this great looking piece more than holds its own with the wine rack! This is the gift many guys dream about...

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Digital Golf Glove via Men's Health

menshealth.com

Golf gloves are usually just protection, but these can help him fix...more

A fun gadgety gift for the golf lover, only $89

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Giant Flying R/C Clown Fish

allthosethingsilove.c...

Suggested by Gracie Frick

Because all men are still boys that need a toy for Christmas

Gracie: and he'll use it to annoy the dogs!

Larissa: Love this toy...too bad it has so many negative reviews on Amazon, this reviewer sums it up: Extremely cheaply made, fragile, and most importantly - does not look like advertised.

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Bottle Opening Thongs

amazon.com

What more is there to say? Its a bottle opening flip flop, slipper, thong or whatever you want to call it. A great novelty gift he'll love, should get a couple of great laughs out of it too!

Jackie: My cousin had a pair of these awhile ago and all the guys in my family thought they were awesome.

Glenn Smith: I dunno, these are the same sandals that just walked out of the men's room at the stadium. Not sure if I want them opening my bottle. :p

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Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speakers

amazon.com

JAMBOX, the biggest sound. The smallest package. More Jam less Box:...more

I love this portable bluetooth speaker, I stream music from my iPad and iPhone, and use it throughout the house or backyard. It's a must-have gadget gift.

amzn.to

Suggested by Gracie Frick

It's useful, something he wouldn't get for himself, but would use all the time.

Larissa: How did you find this, it's hilarious - I'm giggling to myself imagining my husband with a bunch of tools attached to his arm.

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Lands' End Canvas Canvas Travel Kit via GQ

canvas.landsend.com

From a night away from home to a month touring Europe. Your most...more

$30 - As recommended by GQ Magazine: No traveling man is set without a dopp kit. This simple, but sturdy version from Lands' End will have you moving in style.

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Be Thoughtful (A Gifting Guide For Humans)

thewirecutter.com

Additional research by Bryan Gardiner One night, a friend visiting...more

A cool list with lots of unique picks, don't miss: Secret Passageway Book Switch and Pocket Piano.

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BEST GUIDE FOR MEN: The Primer Gift Guide for Guys

primermagazine.com

Coming up with gift ideas in realistic price ranges is surprisingly...more

I've researched dozens of gift guides for guys and Primer Magazines guide is BY FAR and hands-down the best one I've come across - really great selection of ideas in different price ranges. Do not miss this one!

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GQ Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Gadgets and Toys for Men

gq.com

Tech, tunes, and a touch of Zack Morris--what more could a man want...more

Don't miss GQ's Gift Guides: Splurge, Toys, Steals, Booze, Eats and Weapons.

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The Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2011

artofmanliness.com

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time...more

Art of Manliness always has the best and most manly gift picks, they didn't do me wrong for Father's Days.

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M-Clip Ultralight V Series Anodized Black Money Clip

amazon.com

Beautiful and distinctive, our online store proudly brings you yet...more

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

If you husband or partner is like mine, he doesn't carry a wallet so a cool and functionality money clip like this one is a great idea.

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GiveAshare.com

It takes just 2 minutes and a credit card to make him a real...more

Suggested by leslie

Totally unique, real, and fun!

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Kindle Touch 3G

amazon.com

The new Kindle Touch 3G e-reader from $149 features a touchscreen and...more

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

I just bought this for my husband. He is a big reader and always has a bunch of books he is midway through. He also reads a number of newspapers and magazines so I plan to preload the Kindle with those.

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Cooling Laptop Fan

amzn.to

Suggested by Gracie Frick

It's functional, usueful, inexpensive and the cool blue lights scream computer geek!

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Recycled Tanqueray Gin Tumblers

amazon.com

BottleHood reclaimed, recycled, repurposed glass products;...more

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

I am loving this company - Bottlehood. They recycle beer, wine and alcohol bottles into glasses and vases. Most men aren't yearning over glassware for a present but these ones are very cool.

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Lafitte 1815 - Gentlemen's Olive Oil Soap with Cocoa Butter & Activated Charcoal

shopmissmalaprop.com

With a reputation like a black stain complimented by the unsavory...more

Suggested by Mallory

Your dude will smell good.

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Perfect for Big and Tall Men

wellhunghangers.com

Suggested by robinmp33

This is the perfect accessory for a Big and Tall guy. These luxury lacquered wooden hangers eliminate "shoulder bumps". This wider hanger will showcase your clothing the best way! And, who wouldn't want to be known as a "Well Hung Hanger" man?!

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On the ROCK Glass with Ice Ball Maker

brookstone.com

Brings out the full aromas and flavors in your scotch, whiskey or...more

Suggested by Jamie Callihan

Best part is that you can get awesome deals when you order online if you use a code from the Brookstone coupon page! http://www.brookstone.com/brookstone-coupons

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bevmo.com

Beautiful decanter, glassware and premium whiskey and bourbon makes a...more

Suggested by Kris Mulkey

Such a glassy gift!!!

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Blind Surprise

blindsurprise.com

Get a unique, new product in the mail every month with the Blind...more

Suggested by Josh Ludin

Blind Surprise is an awesome gift idea for men! You pick the recipient's interests and they receive a monthly surprise gift that fits. Awesome service!

Larissa: Cool suggestion, thanks for adding

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