Let’s face it: not everyone on your Christmas list is going to make the cut for getting a big-ticket item. For everyone else, here are some useful and fun gifts that are every bit as thoughtful.
1. Skullcandy JIB Earbuds
Are they the best earbuds in the world? No. Are they the best for the price? Almost certainly.
2. Stance Socks
Once you’re no longer a kid, you start really appreciating getting socks for Christmas.
3. Double L Pocket Knife
Simple design, solid construction, and eternally useful.
4. Carhartt Watch Hat
If there were one beanie everyone could agree on, we think it would be this one.
5. Uniqlo x Engineered Garments Fleece Pullover
This fleece is absolutely as cozy as it looks.
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6. Oxford Pennant
Everyone could use a little more decoration, and a tasteful Oxford Pennant is the perfect touch.
Crown & Buckle Spring Bar Tool
A reliable spring bar tool is essential for changing watch straps. This sleek tool is no bigger than a standard pen, but packs both a fork and pin end to help with any kind of strap change.
7. Zippo Lighter
Even if they don’t have a reason to use it, you can’t deny that Zippos are cool as hell.
8. Yeti Rambler Mug
Normal mugs make good gifts, but mugs that keep drinks hot for 5 to 6 hours make great gifts.
9. Sgt. Pepper’s Vinyl
Rolling Stone called it the most important album of all time, so even if they don’t collect vinyl, this is a good place to start.
10. Uppercut Pomade
Pomade works pretty well with all hairstyles, and this one is about as good as they come.
11. Duke Cannon Cologne
Don’t let the low price fool you; this cologne has a really nice leathery musk.
12. Red Wing Leather Cream
If you’re not buying them boots, buy them something that they can use to protect and care for the boots they have.
13. Old Forester Rye Whiskey
This 100 proof whiskey is much better than the price tag would have you believe.
14. Target Project 62 Wall Clock
Target’s Project 62 line continues to impress with its mid-century offerings, and this clock is a solid addition for any wall.
15. ’47 Brand Clean Up Cap
There’s no better baseball cap than an actual baseball cap. Just make sure to choose a team they like.
16. Stanley Flask
Everyone with an appreciation for spirits should have a flask, and it’s pretty fun to drink from one that looks like an old jerry can.
17. Nalgene Water Bottle
This water bottle is a classic for a reason. Easy to use, easy to clean, and it’s pretty much indestructible.
18. Casio F91W-1
If you’re going to buy a watch for less than $25, it should be this one.
19. Edgar Allen Poe Collection
Receiving a novel can feel like a school assignment. Give a book that can be picked up whenever they’re feeling macabre.
20. Field Notes
Field Notes makes great pads that can just sit in a pocket until inspiration strikes.
21. Ritche NATO Strap
It’s always good to have options, and a NATO strap is a solid choice for a huge variety of watches.
22. Ikea Johanne Blanket
This blanket’s pattern makes it as good an accent piece as it is a blanket.
23. INIU Portable Charger
It might not seem like the most personal or warm gift, but we promise they’ll use it.
24. Plated Chain Necklace
If he doesn’t seem like much of a jewelry guy, this is a good simple piece to start with.
25. Whiskey Glasses
If they don’t have any, they need some. And if they have them already, they can probably use more.