60+ Best Christmas Gifts for Men in 2021 – Gift Ideas for Men – Popular Mechanics

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Your go-to list for the guy who says he has everything.
Guys can be hard to shop for, especially the rugged, flannel-wearing ones who spend more time tinkering with things in the garage than surfing the internet for a pair of new hiking boots. If that profile fits, his closet is likely long overdue for a major refresh. He refuses to buy himself a new backpack even though the one he has is held together with duct tape. And while he loves pizza and playing board games, he’d never treat himself to, say, an outdoor pizza oven or a handsome wooden backgammon set.
We’ve rounded up a list of 60-plus fantastic Christmas gifts for men that’ll delight the toughest recipients on your list, including everything from jackets and workout gear to headphones and tools he can use for his next DIY project around the house.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our guides on gifts for the DIYer, tool gifts, and gifts for woodworkers, too.
There will be no need to dig in the trunk looking for buried items with this best-selling organizer. It has tie-down straps and mesh pockets around the sides, plus dividers in the large main compartment. It’s perfect for storing everything from groceries to jumper cables.
This Shiatsu heated massager does more than relieve tension from your neck. You can wrap it around your lower back, knees, and other achy body parts. There are eight massage nodes to dig into sore muscles, and you can adjust the direction and speed, plus switch the heat on or off. It’s made of faux leather, with breathable mesh fabric on the inside. 
The temperature reaches a maximum of 113 degrees Fahrenheit and there’s a 15-minute auto-shutoff to prevent it from overheating.  
More than 18,000 customers give these gloves from Carhartt an average 4.6 stars. They have a durable shell that includes soft grips and a reinforced palm that bends with your hands, plus waterproof inserts and a hook and loop closure to keep them tight around your wrist. Another nifty feature: They attach with clasps to help prevent one from getting lost.
Although it may appear small, this deep organizer can accommodate larger tools along with a range of other items needed for a day’s work. It features heavy-duty latches and a handle with a comfortable grip, plus, at 6.5 pounds, it won’t add too much extra carrying weight.  
All adults grow to love practical gifts and every man deserves an upgraded toothbrush. For the friend who’s always smiling, this gift is quite a necessity. The rechargeable smart brush is designed to provide an efficient clean, looks great on the bathroom counter, and comes with a sleek-travel case.
This multipurpose LED and UV work light has 1,000 lumens of brightness and features magnets on the back plus swivel hooks on both ends for hands-free use.  There’s also a USB-C port for recharging the 4,000mAh lithium-ion battery with the included charging cable. 
Anyone who spends significant time in their car or truck can use a little extra back and leg support and comfort. These faux-leather seat covers will protect the interior upholstery and have a luxurious look—along with a reasonable price tag—plus a universal fit that works in most vehicles. 
Other highlights include a no-slip rubber backing and two pockets for a mobile phone and other slim items. The covers are available in multiple colors and come in a set of two.
These suede moccasins from Lands’ End make great Christmas gifts for men, designed to go from the bedroom to the driveway for the morning paper. They’re lined with soft faux-fur and feature treaded soles, structured backs to prevent heels from slipping out, and shock-absorbent footbeds that will keep feet comfortable on long dog walks. 
The slippers are also known for being lightweight, so they can be worn well into spring. You can also monogram them for an extra fee to add a personal touch. 
For those who love a wood-burning smell minus the smoke, the ever-popular Solo Stove is your best bet. They’re on the pricey side, but are a standout for efficient burn, minimalist style, and easy cleanup. They’re made of high-quality stainless steel, with holes at the bottom to feed the flames while hot air rises inside the double walls. 
The ash pan at the bottom does more than collect ashes—it acts as a barrier between the stove and the surface below, so it’s safe to use on a wood deck with a heat-resistant mat. 
Have a sleep-deprived friend in your life? Help improve the quality of their everyday life with these sleepbuds. Yes, earbuds meant for sleep. Clinically proven to help people fall asleep faster, these earbuds play noise-cancelling sounds and have a comfortable fit for even the most restless of sleepers. Don’t expect to hear from your friend after gifting them these, they’ll be busy counting sheep.
While we can’t recommend a full-fledged DIY grooming for everyone except the ultra-talented, it’s nice to have a high-quality professional cordless clipper on hand for neatening up before your next Zoom call. This lightweight five-speed option has a host of high-tech features and is said to last three hours on a single charge.
These frozen pint glasses are the best way to keep brewskies cold while watching the game. They feature double walls, insulated with cooling gel and made of BPA-free plastic. Simply pop the glasses in the freezer for two hours and they’ll be ready to go. They’re sold singly and in sets of two and four, and the grips come in a range of colors and patterns.
This versatile, relatively affordable projector boasts 1080p resolution, built-in stereo speakers, and a three-year warranty backing its 100,000 hours of lamp life. While it isn’t on par with high-end projectors that deliver a true home theater experience, for the price it’ll do the job if you want to gather the kids in the living room for family movie night. 
This heavy-duty waxed canvas apron has three main front pockets with large flaps, for easy access to tools while protecting them from construction dust. There are also three smaller pockets at the top for things like a mobile phone, pencils, and other small items to keep close by while working. Six colors are available. 
This is one of those no-fail Christmas gifts for men who love the outdoors—and we bet the hooded fleece flannel jacket will be among his most-worn items of the season. He’ll wear it for chopping firewood, car runs to the supermarket, and chilling out in front of the fireplace with a hot toddy. The jacket has a cozy quilted lining, with two front buttoned pockets and a drawstring hood, and comes in four handsome checked prints.
Garmin’s rugged GPS watches come in a range of styles, plus a slew of colors. The Instinct is their entry-level ultra-popular watch, with a three-axis compass and barometric altimeter for exceptional coverage, plus a trackback features and preloaded activity profiles to train with. 
Give someone a treat of happy feet with these slip-ons from OOFOS, a popular brand known for their line of recovery slides and sport sandals. The impact-absorbing, foam sole OOahhs are designed to reduce stress on the lower back and joints. They’re machine-washable—a major plus—and come in whole sizes, with a range of colors to choose from. 
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for men is a non-greasy everyday moisturizer that’s paraben- and sulfate-free, suited for all skin types. It contains vitamin C and caffeine to transform skin from dull and dry to refreshed. The moisturizer also works as an aftershave to prevent irritation and comes in a 2.5 fluid ounce size perfect for travel or a stocking stuffer, as well as 4.2 fluid ounce and 6.8 fluid ounce tubes.
A classic trapper hat is a practical Christmas gift for men that’s sure to put a smile on his face. It’s a must-have accessory for anyone living in colder climates for protection from the elements. This well-priced one from Levi’s is fleece-lined and features faux-fur lining, wide ear flaps, and a snap-buckle closure under the chin. It comes in multiple sizes, and ten solid colors and prints.
This kit includes more than three dozen must-haves if you have an emergency while on the road. There’s first aid essentials, a thermal blanket, a survival handbook, plus tools and devices including a window breaker and seat cutter. It also includes EMT sheers, a three-in-one penlight, tweezers, and a whistle. Everything packs into a red handheld case that’s easy to spot among other things in your trunk and it weighs less than 3 pounds
This wardrobe staple from Columbia is a best-seller, with more than 26,000 customers giving it an average 4.7 stars. The fleece jacket is lightweight but warm, with a slim fit for heat retention. It’s made of sueded polyester, with a collared neck that zips all the way up and two zippered side pockets. It also comes in at least a dozen solid and two-tone colors. 
This grill top pizza kit from Cuisinart is perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at homemade pies before investing in a pricier standalone pizza oven. It comes with a ceramic pizza stone, stainless steel pizza peel, and a stainless steel pizza cutter. The stone can reach up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and everything is dishwasher safe.
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t want a pair of these for the holidays? Trust us, you can go wrong with this Christmas gift for men (or anyone, really)—and it happens to be on sale for nearly 25 percent off at the time of this writing. The noise-cancelling pods are sweat- and water-resistant, and come with the mini charging case, which powers your pounds for more than 24 hours on a single charge.
When it comes to stellar sound, Sony is a leader in the industry. The company’s noise-cancelling technology has come a long way to rival Bose. The WH-1000XM4 is the next-gen of the brand’s ultra-popular WH-1000XM3 headphones, and while the newer model includes many of the same features, it adds AI technology for audio upscaling and offers multipoint pairing.
This gourmet hot sauce collection is perfect for the friend who loves to cook and can take the heat. With different levels of spice, each sauce can help elevate an entire meal with just a few drops, bringing a taste of Africa to each bite.
A multitool is brilliant to take on the road or for when you don’t feel like digging through your toolbox. This stainless steel heavy-duty one from Leatherman boasts 21 tools, all of which can be opened with one hand. The multitool features the brand’s largest pliers and longest blades, plus it comes with the Oregon-based company’s excellent 25-year warranty.
If you have a cheap backgammon set stashed somewhere in the basement with the rest of your kid’s old games and still love to play the game, upgrade to this handsome wooden set. Showcase it in the living room as an accent piece or for impromptu games. The set features hand-sanded hardwood and veneer inlay on the case and board, plus furniture-grade paint details.
He can practice his stroke in the comfort of your home with this three-par putting green, which has sand traps and cutouts to catch missed shots. The green features a nonslip backing and a smooth, high-quality putting surface. It gets high marks from customers, with an average 4.6 stars from more than 14,000 reviewers.
This foldable mini drone is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and weighs less than half pound, which makes it a smart choice for travel. It can handle moderate wind and has a max altitude of 4000 meters, plus its battery will last approximately 31 minutes after a full charge. The camera features 4x digital zoom and it’s easy to share content directly to social media. 
If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker to add a splash of retro style to your bookcase or media cabinet, Marshall is the brand to consider. They have an expansive line of speakers, but this one is among our favorites for price point, portability, good looks, and awesome battery life—promising up to 20 hours of tunes on a single charge. 
Other highlights include a water-resistant casing, Bluetooth 5.0 aptX technology with a range of roughly 30 feet, plus it weighs about 5.5 pounds.