33 Best Christmas Gifts for Men in 2018

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Buying Christmas gifts for men can be difficult at times. After all, they can only have so many pairs of jeans, sports apparel and candy. You know, those tried and true gifts he already loves and uses each Christmas.

Sure, he’ll be happy with these gifts. But you’re here because you are looking for something special. Not something that you’ve given in the past or he’ll buy for himself during the year.

Take a look at our list of 33 gifts for men. You may find that eye-catching, “gotta have it” item you are looking for this season.

Also, don’t forget to look at the best Christmas toys to complete your gift shopping this season.

Gadgets for Him

Technology constantly changes the way we live. Putting these gadgets and gizmos under the Christmas tree is sure to unleash the inner child within the man in your life.

1. Apple Watch Series 4

The new Apple Watch Series 4 is only a few months old. There are two models from which to choose. One is GPS only. But the other model has a cellular ability too. This is the largest Apple Watch to date. It has an OLED Retina display screen. The two screen sizes are either 40 mm or 44 mm. Plus, you can choose between stainless steel and aluminum finishes.

Some of the new features include an electrical heart sensor and fall detection. Also, there are updates to several tools and hardware.

2. Apple AirPods

Some of the best wireless earbuds are Apple AirPods. Several of my family members own AirPods and like them. They are comfortable and remain in the ear. Also, he can double-tap the pod to activate Siri. The AirPods work with any Apple device.

They have a 5-hour battery life between charges. And he can put them in the charging case for 15 minutes and get three more hours of use.

3. SENSO Bluetooth Headphones

Bluetooth technology is awesome because we can have wireless gadgets. It can be just as valuable as having the latest smartphone or tablet. After all, our phone is only as good as the quality of our accessories. SENSO Bluetooth Headphones are an excellent way for him to listen to music, podcasts or phone calls on the go.

They are waterproof and have up to 8 hours of active battery life. In standby mode, the battery lasts up to 240 hours. Finally, the headphones fully charge in only 90 minutes.

4. JBL Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth speakers are a fun option to play his favorite tunes at home or the pool. And he can stream the radio broadcast of the game too. The JBL Flip 4 Splashproof Speaker is water-resistant, but it can’t be submerged it in water. Plus it has a battery life of up to 10 hours. And he can connect up to three smartphones plus multiple JBL speakers. There are also nine different color choices.

5. Amazon Echo

If he appreciates a responsive wireless speaker, consider the Amazon Echo. Each Amazon Echo uses Dolby technology speakers to deliver crisp, clear sound. Amazon Echo with its Alexa technology is always getting smarter and learning new skills.

The newest Echo model for Christmas 2018 is the 3rd generation. If you give an Amazon Echo 3rd gen, you can pair it with another 3rd gen model to produce stereo sound. Also, it can connect to these devices via Bluetooth.

To have the Echo complete a task, here are a few commands to say:

  • “Alexa, play music on Spotify.”
  • “Alexa, order a pizza from Dominos.”

He can even make phone calls and send text messages using Amazon Echo.

If he’s an Amazon Prime customer, he can enjoy extra Echo skills. These include Amazon Music or reordering supplies with simple voice commands. And he can even control smart home devices.

The Echo Dot has a battery life up to 9 hours of active use. That’s ample time for home use. Or for when he travels and takes Echo Dot with him.

6. Mophie Power Reserve 1X

What can he do when his electronic devices run out of juice, and he can’t find a charging station? He can use the Mophie Power Reserve 1X, of course! He can simply connect his tech devices with a USB cable to begin recharging his device. Some users have been able to recharge their iPhone 6S twice before they needed to recharge the Mophie Power Reserve.

7. Roku Streaming Stick+

The great thing about canceling a cable TV subscription is saving lots of money. But he may not know how to continue watching his favorite shows. The Roku Streaming Stick+ can be the answer to his problem. For less than the cost of one cable bill, this stick lets him watch his favorite shows and movies. And he can stream 4K, HD and HDR video.

This USB stick plugs into just about any flat screen TV. Then he uses the remote to stream Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV or any other streaming app. Even if he doesn’t subscribe to a streaming service, he can still stream much of the content for free.

The Roku is also Wi-Fi compatible. He can take it with him when he travels if he plugs it into the hotel TV too!

8. TCL 32″ Roku Smart TV

The TCL 32″ Smart TV is an affordable flat screen TV with a crystal-clear picture. It has Roku TV built-in, so you don’t have to buy a standalone stick. As soon as he turns the TV on, he can connect it to his home Wi-Fi network. He can begin streaming over 4,000 channels on demand. It has 720p HD resolution and includes 3 HDMI ports. There’s also 1 USB RF, Composite, Headphone Jack and Optical Audio Out.

9. Pioneer Home Theater System

Regardless of which TV he owns, the Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater System provides ample sound. It has built-in Bluetooth, five speakers and one subwoofer. This system also has HD pass-through for 4K video. And he can also enjoy Dolby TrueHD sound quality. Plus, this system is 3D ready for Blu-ray, broadcasts and games.

10. PlayStation 4

One of the ultimate video game systems is the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB console. It comes with a matching wireless DualShock 4 controller. And if he likes a certain game, you can also give a themed package. Two of the most popular games this year are Call of Duty Black Ops IV and Spider-Man.

11. Xbox One X

Some gamers consider the Xbox One X to be the better platform. You can find many games for the Xbox and PlayStation. But the XBox One X has some exclusive options. Some of these exclusive titles include Halo and Forza Motorsport. He can stream and record clips in real-time with 4K resolution. Xbox also streams his favorite shows in 1080p resolution.

12. Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual reality is another growing trend. The Oculus Go doesn’t require a PC or video game system to work. He can stream his favorite movie apps like Hulu. And he can connect with friends or play VR games.

The Oculus Go comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB memory. With 32 GB memory, the Go stores three HD movies, ten games, and 20 apps at once. As you might guess, the 64 GB holds double the movies (7), games (20) and apps (10).

13. Kindle Paperwhite (Waterproof Edition)

The Kindle Paperwhite is the best-selling Kindle device. Now the Kindle is waterproof.  It can stay in the water for up to one hour without damage. This feature makes the Paperwhite a good idea for any guy who always finds a way to spill water on tech devices.

He can read any Kindle eBook from its no-glare screen. The adjustable light feature lets him read day or night without tiring his eyes. It’s so light, he can hold it with one hand. And the battery can last up to six weeks between charges.

This Kindle model also connects to Amazon Audible. And it has wifi and free cellular connectivity. You can also choose between an 8 GB and 32 GB storage model. The 32 GB model is better to store magazines, comics and audiobooks.

14. Holy Stone 1080P Drone

One of the best 2018 Christmas drones is the Holy Stone 1080P Drone. One of its impressive features is a 5G 1080P 110-degree field of vision camera. In layman terms, you get a wide panoramic view with fast stream times. Also, this drone uses GPS for better navigation. The GPS helps you plan custom routes. And you can have an auto return tool with GPS too.

The drone has a 20-minute flight time. It also has a brushless motor for a quiet noise. And quick-release propellers for easy assembly.

15. Canon SX530 Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera is an excellent camera for beginner photographers. It can record 1080p full HD video. Plus, it has 50x optical zoom and a 16 megapixels CMOS sensor to produce expert shots. This bundle also comes with two memory cards, a tripod, a carrying case and a battery pack with charger. So he will have all he needs to start taking great pictures right away.

Manly Tools

Men also like to occupy their time building things and working with their hands. These tools can help them complete their own HGTV-inspired DIY projects.

16. J5 Tactical LED Mini Flashlight

The mini J5 Tactical LED Flashlight is perfect for him to keep in the car or computer bag. Keeping one beside the nightstand is another good idea. You never know where he might need some extra light. This flashlight only needs a single AA battery. It’s LED light makes it brighter than larger flashlights.

In addition to its compact design and long battery life, the J5 has three different brightness levels. Plus, he can zoom in or zoom out by twisting the flashlight’s neck.

17. DeWalt Cordless Lithium-Ion Drill

This DeWalt cordless drill is one of the best entry-level drills available. It comes with two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a long battery life. Don’t forget to add a drill bit set if your man doesn’t already have one.

It also has two different speed settings (0-450 and 1,500 rpm) and a 1/2″ chuck that make it easy to complete any DIY project.

18. Black & Decker Workmate Workbench

This portable Black & Decker Workmate 425 Workbench is lightweight (40 pounds), yet strong. It fits inside a tiny corner of the garage. Or in another room in the house when you need extra garage storage.

The bench is waist-high and holds up to 550 pounds. Plus, it comes with four swivel pegs, an extra block and a vise-to-workbench converter set too.

19. Ambient Weather Professional Weather Station

Don’t make him wait for the local news to find out what the weather will do. Instead, he can use the home-based Ambient Weather Professional Weather Station. This weather station includes internet monitoring and is Alexa-friendly. So he can monitor the weather conditions from anywhere with the mobile app.

This weather station takes the following measurements:

  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Inches of rain
  • Outdoor temperature and humidity (dewpoint, wind chill, and heat index)
  • Solar radiation and UV

When at home, all of the information is available on an easy-to-read color display. It shows ten measurements at once!

20. Buy Them a Course to Make More Money

Christmas can be the perfect time to buy your aspiring entrepreneur the gift of a course. Maybe he can’t afford the course. But he knows he can make money from it. With the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner shares her tips on how she built a website. Today she earns over $1,000,000 a year from her blog. And she can show him how he can make money from his website.

Do you know a blooming freelance writer? Holly Johnson’s Earn More Writing course will teach him the same strategies she uses to make a six-figure writing business. Maybe he already earns a “decent” income from writing. But doesn’t know what it takes to jump to the next level. This course could be a good one to buy.

Does he want to brush up on his virtual assistant skills? Buy him Kayla Sloan’s $10K VA course. It will teach him all the skills and business know-how that she uses to earn $10,000 per month as a virtual assistant. Kayla is also Well Kept Wallet’s virtual assistant! 🙂

Health

These fitness gifts can help your man follow through on his New Year’s Resolutions this year to improve his health.

21. Fitbit Charge 3

The Fitbit Charge 3 wristband can track his heart rate 24/7 and record his daily exercise activity. It also syncs with most mobile devices to maximize his workout. Its touchscreen display helps him easily see his call, text and calendar alerts. And it also has built-in FitBit pay for quick mobile payments.

Another new improvement for the Charge 3 is that it is water-resistant up to 50 meters. The previous Charge 2 device is only splash-resistant.

He can wear the Fitbit all day. And it has a battery life of up to seven days. Also, it comes with switchable accessory bands and custom clock faces.

22. Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells

A tried-and-true exercise routine is using dumbbell weights. He can use them for any range of motion. Plus, they require less space-intensive than a weight machine.

The adjustable weight on the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 is what makes it better than a traditional dumbbell collection. One adjustable Bowflex dumbbell can weigh between 10 pounds and 90 pounds. He can adjust the weight in five-pound increments.

Instead of having an entire rack of dumbbells of various weights in his home gym, he only needs one (or two) dumbbells. With a simple twist of the dial, he can either add or reduce weight. These dumbbells are a perfect combination if he craves simplicity while saving space.

23. Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender

One of the best blenders for making smoothies, salsa or frozen desserts is the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender. These mixers are built to last a lifetime with a heavy-duty, variable speed motor.

Its blades are aircraft-grade steel and will remain sharp for a long time as well. We use a Vitamix at our home every day and absolutely love it.

Gifts for Around the House

These gifts can improve the quality of his life while also helping turn a house into a home.

24. Nest Learning Thermostat

He might already use his smartphone to do things he once needed a computer for. Now smart home technology can make it easy to monitor his house from anywhere too. The Nest Learning Thermostat connects to his home Wi-Fi network. So he can adjust the temperature from home. Or from the other side of the globe with his smartphone, Amazon Alexa or Google Home device.

After just one week, Nest learns his household behaviors. It can then heat and cool his home when he’s home. And when he is away, it cycles off to lower the electric bill.

25. Blink XT 5-Camera Home Security System

He can sleep peacefully at night or when he travels with the Blink XT 5-Camera Home Security System. These five cameras are waterproof. And they are safe for indoor and outdoor use. They can record HD video. Plus, they are motion-sensor activated and have free cloud video storage.

Blink cameras also sync with his Amazon Echo home device. He only has to download the Alexa Skill.

26. Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable Coffee Maker

The classic K55 Keurig Programmable Coffee Maker lets him brew one K-Cup at a time. It can brew 6, 8 or 10 oz. K-Cups. And has a 48-oz. reservoir that enables him to brew up to 6 cups (enough for the whole family) before he must add more water.

Since it’s programmable, he can choose which mug size he wants to brew with each cup.

He can even use the K55 to brew anything that comes in a K-Cup, even Campbell’s Soup! Many people prefer Keurig coffee to old-fashioned drip coffee because it has a much richer taste. He might not be able to stop at only one cup.

Tip: Since K-Cups can be expensive, save cash with reusable K Cups.

27. Mr. Beer Home Brewing Kit

Despite having more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S., making his own homespun brew at home can be fun as well. The Mr. Beer Craft Beer Kit lets him brew up to four gallons of his favorite brews:

  • Classic American Light
  • Octoberfest Lager
  • Czech Pilsner

The kit comes with all he needs to start brewing.

28. How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way

Unleash the inner artist with this book, How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way. This is a fun way to spend free time without having to use another tech gadget. With this book, he can learn how to draw and illustrate his own comics. The Marvel Way (of course) just like Stan Lee.

29. You Can Retire Early Book

Another gift any man might appreciate is You Can Retire Early written by our very own Deacon Hayes. This book may be the most valuable one to read in 2019. He will look at work and life in a different light. After all, who doesn’t want to retire early? If he wishes to work because he wants to, not because he has to, this book is for him.

It’s available in paperback or as a Kindle eBook. Regardless of which version you gift, you can receive a bonus Christmas gift. You get free access to Deacon’s Debt Free in 18 Months course!

Clothing and Fashion Accessories

You can also never go wrong with gifting clothing. Just make sure it’s not the pink Easter Bunny outfit like Ralphie gets in A Christmas Story.

30. Travelambo RFID-Blocking Slim Wallet

This sleek, leather Travelambo Slim Wallet fits in any pocket. It holds cash, photos and up to six credit cards. It has RFID-blocking technology. So he won’t have to worry about scammers wirelessly stealing his sensitive card details. Scammers are always looking to steal payment card and ID badge credentials.

31. Duluth Trading Company

The Duluth Trading Company has durable clothing that’s tougher than most brands. So he might prefer them to Carhartt or Dickies. Duluth sells t-shirts, work shirts, work pants and fashion accessories. For personal use, they are all tough and worth every penny. I can attest to their quality and wear their fleece-lined work pants when I am outside on a cold day. In short, they are warm, tough and comfortable.

32. Fossil Men’s Stainless Steel Watch

Smart watches are cool. But sometimes classy trumps trendy when he has a formal meeting or 5-star dinner reservations. The Fossil Men’s Stainless Steel Watch is one of the most-gifted watches. It has a 42-millimeter stainless steel case and a mineral dial window. And It’s water-resistant up to 165 feet and keeps time with quartz movement. Also, it has a date window at 6 o’clock.

33. Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor

The Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor is a 5-blade cordless shaver. It can detect different thicknesses in his beard. As a result, it adjusts the cutting power for the best trim. It’s also a wet/dry razor. So he can shave in the shower as well. And the pop-up trimmer can help him touch-up his mustache and sideburns quickly.

Summary

Surely, something on this list can be the perfect gift for the man in your life. Even if he seems to have everything, hopefully, you can find something on this list he has yet to receive.

What do you think is the “ultimate” man gift? Merry Christmas!

2 COMMENTS

2 responses to “33 Best Christmas Gifts for Men in 2018”

  1. Laurie Blank says:

    I LOVE the Duluth Trading company idea! They really do have great clothes. They have an item there called the Shirt Jac that is a flannel shirt with extra lining so it kind of doubles as a spring jacket. It’s awesome.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      The Shirt Jac sounds great too! I like that it’s dual season. I used to be a big Carhartt fan, but Duluth is way better in my opinion. It’s well worth the extra bucks if you plan to wear your clothes on a regular basis or just like that thick, yet soft, feel of quality.

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