Does the dad, brother, husband, friend or uncle on your list already have the one thing he wants this holiday season? Don't fret—we've rounded up a list of random but excellent choices for every type of person, from the sports fan to the frequent traveler, to the stylish dude or laidback guy who just wants to have fun. And if he says he "doesn't want anything," these gifts will work, too.
Wolf & Shepherd Closer Cap Toe Shoes
These may look like your standard pair of dress shoes, but Wolf & Shepherd claims to make “the most comfortable dress shoe in the world”—to prove a point, they’ve even enlisted someone to run a half marathon while wearing them. The shoes have memory foam insoles, a shock-absorbent heel and ultra-soft sheepskin lining. We’re not telling you to run marathons in them, but for the guy with 10 pairs of dress shoes already in his closet, these are a solid addition.
Buy it: Wolf & Shepherd, $345
If he already has all of the gear for better training, here’s a gadget that can help him become a better athlete. Made for golf and baseball (and coming soon for soccer) this device provides data and tips on how to improve. Using the device and app, you can dial in distances, compete with friends and record swings to compare data.
Buy it: FlightScope, $499
Eagle 3 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Wi-Fi Camera
Here’s a fun toy he can fly around that’s affordable, too. This drone can zip around at high speeds and perform 360-degree flips and tricks, plus it has a built-in WiFi camera so he can share his flights with friends.
Buy it: Walmart, $25
Monopoly Cheaters Edition
Sure, it’s likely he has a dusty, old Monopoly game sitting in the garage. Why not get him an upgrade with a fun twist? This special edition comes with cheat cards that actually encourage players to cheat throughout the game, making it a fun and mischievous alternative to the original.
Buy it: Amazon, $16
’47 Global Artist Project Gear
If he already has all of the traditional sports gear for his favorite team, it’s time to snag a piece of the ’47 NBA Global Artist Project collection, which brings together artists from around the world with top teams’ logos and colors. The Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers are part of the collection.
Buy it: ’47, from $25
Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K
The name of this Nerf gun alone should be a good enough reason to gift it this holiday season. Sure, the tiny yellow foam bullet balls will definitely end up in every crevice of your house, but this fully motorized Nerf toy blaster will provide hours of fun for the whole family.
Buy it: Amazon, $150
Ticket Stub Diary
If you’re considering giving the gift of tickets to a game or concert—or if he already has season tickets to his favorite local team—this ticket stub diary is a great add-on present or stocking stuffer. Clear sleeves and acid-free pages are sure to preserve all of the memories.
Buy it: Uncommon Goods, $14
Hockey season is timed up perfectly with the holiday season, but there’s no denying that it can be difficult to watch your favorite team or a wide selection of games. For the hockey-obsessed cord-cutter or out-of-market fan, an NHL.TV all-access subscription (a feature within the free NHL app) allows you to watch multiple games at once. On the Apple watch, no-spoiler notifications will soon be available.
Buy it: NHL.TV, $100 for all-access
Go Travel Ultimate Memory Foam Pillow
For the man who is always traveling, a cushy neck pillow is a must-have. And if he already has one, it’s always good to have a back up since it’s so easy to misplace one while on the go. Bonus: This one comes with a clip and a storage bag.
Buy it: Macy’s, $35
If he already has everything, why not give him a new hobby? You can grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more in this countertop garden that’s LED-powered and easy to use.
Buy it: Amazon, $130
Milwaukee Tool Packout Modular Storage System
Sure, he already has a big collection of tools—but now he needs to get them to where he actually wants to use them. Milwaukee’s modular system combines rolling boxes, hard sided cases, organizers and soft totes to let you design a nearly-custom way to get your gear where you need it while keeping it well-organized and protected.
Buy it:Home Depot, $199
Hall Madden Suits and Shirts
If he needs to be in a suit every day, it shouldn’t be a chore—it should be the best-fitting piece in his wardrobe. Hall Madden crafts made-to-measure suits out of some of the best fabrics in the world to make his workday outfit a pleasure, and not a prison. Toss in some of their sharp dress shirts, and he'll be the envy of the cubicle dwellers.
Buy it: Hall Madden, prices vary