50 Things We Want From Santa Claus For Christmas (A Holiday Gift Guide For Every Man)
Well, bros, it’s that time of the year when you need to quit procrastinating and make some decisions on what you want to ask Santa Claus for this Christmas. Just like I did last year, I’m doing you bros a solid today and giving you an extensive list of Christmas gift ideas. If you don’t know what to get yourself or someone in your family for Christmas this year you can just consult this epic list of gifts for men, or not, it’s your choice.
My family typically has a lot of trouble buying Christmas gifts for me and that’s why I take a lot of joy in putting together the BroBible Holiday Gift Guide each year. Because this all-encompassing gift guide for men is proof that it’s really not that hard to pick out a gift for someone if you just do enough research.
I’ve been passively compiling this list for months, and while I’ve actually bought some of the stuff on this list already many of the things below are items I’ve got my eyes on, gift ideas I think you bros will dig. Now without further ado, let’s get shopping!
The 2016 BroBible Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Things We Want For Christmas
Traeger Tailgater Wood-Fire Pellet Grill/Smoker
In the past month, the Tailgater from Traeger Grills has become my favorite item on the planet. This wood-fire grill/smoker is fed by wood pellets, features an electric temperature dial, and cooks the most delicious smoked bourbon maple BBQ chicken wings you’ve ever seen. I would rank this #1 on any man’s Christmas Wish List for 2016, it’s simply a ‘must have’ for every guy.
Grenade Grips — Unique Dumbell/Barbell Fat Grips
This is a perfect holiday gift for any man who loves working out. These unique fat grips for a barbell/dumbell will lead to HUGE gains in the gym.
Cole Haan GrandPrø Tennis Sneaker
If Cole Haan shoes aren’t always on your radar you need to rectify that ASAP, because the GrandPrø Tennis Sneaker is probably the most stylish leather sneaker in the world right now. You can dress these up or down, wear them with just about any outfit, and this particular shoe comes in a variety of color options.
The MVMT Watches Modern Sport Collection
Dare I say that MVMT Watches are manufacturing perfect watches these days? They’re affordable, stylish, and timelessly classic in design.
Matador FreeRain24 Waterproof Backpack (Stuffs Into Tiny Carry Pouch!)
The FreeRain24 Waterproof Backpack/Daypack from Matador is the most portable dry bag on the market. It stuffs into a tiny carryable pouch that’s small enough to fit into your pocket, but when it’s unfolded this dry bag is big enough to hold all of your daily essentials. I’ve shown this to several people and it always blows their mind, it’s definitely a perfect holiday gift.
Mophie Powerstation — The Best External Battery On The Market
It’s been almost two years since the last time I traveled without my Mophie, and in the last year I’ve been more hooked on my Mophie Powerstation than ever. I simply cannot say enough good things about this and I believe, in earnest, that every man alive should own one.
House Of Marley Voyage BT In-Ear Headphones
These in-ear Bluetooth headphones from the House of Marley are sweatproof, making them an ideal set of earbuds for the gym. The House of Marley have built a strong reputation for putting out quality headphones and the Voyage BT are proof that they continue to make great products.
Xbox One S — Battlefield 1 Special Edition
The Xbox One S is the newest and slimmest Xbox ever built, it’s the future. For only $336 you’ll be getting the limited edition Battlefield 1 Editiion with a 1TB harddrive.
Oars + Alps — Powerful Skincare For Men
Over the past few years, I’ve made it my mission to find the best skincare products for men. Believe me when I tell you Oars + Alps will enrich and invigorate your skin, and you’ll smell great in the process (I love the deodorant too!!!).
Pyle USA HD Mini Adventure/Action Camera
There’s absolutely no reason to shell out hundreds of dollars on an overly complicated camera when you can purchase this INCREDIBLE HD Actoin cam from Pyle USA for only $79. It films in 1080p and will take still images using the 20 mega pixel camera. This is definitely a ‘BEST BUY’ gift because every man alive will be happy to receive this.
Cannondale Cujo 1 — The Perfect All Around Mountain Bike
Cannondale is world renowned for making the best mountain bikes on the market, and the Cannondale Cujo 1 is proof that the reputation is well deserved. This is a mountain bike that can accommodate any and every size of human being, and a bike that’s perfect for tackling the trails.
Stance Socks — Men Love Fresh Socks, Why Not Make Those Socks Fun?
Fact 1: I love new socks. Fact 2: I hate buying new socks because it feels like a chore. Fact 3: I absolutely loved when I received Stance Socks as a gift because (1) I had some pairs of fresh and fun socks on my feet and (2) it’s something I use every single day and always need.
The Dollar Shave Club ‘Traveler’ — All Your Grooming Needs In One Place
The DSC Traveler from Dollar Shave Club features a top-open construction with pocked designed specifically for your razor, as well as dimensions built to hold all Dollar Shave Club products neatly. The water-resistant waxed canvas will keep everything dry in your back, and at $25 this might be the best dopp kit ever built.
Man Crates — The Best Gift Set A Man Can Receive
For Father’s Day this year I purchased Man Crates for my my father and father-in-law. If you’re looking for a safe bet, a guaranteed hit, then this is a gift you need to purchase for Christmas. There are tons of different crate options, from whiskey tasting to grilling, and everything in between.
Mack Weldon’s Holiday Gift Packs (Shirts + Socks + Underwear In One Gift Pack)
I absolutely swear by Mack Weldon’s no-show socks, their undershirts/t-shirts are the only v-neck tees I’ll wear, and their boxer briefs are a godsend. This is a company you bros need to get on board with because they make amazing products, and there’s no better place to start than a holiday gift set.
The Motionize Paddle Tracker For Kayaking
If you or someone you know is serious about kayaking (or fitness in general) the Motionize Paddle Tracker is a must have. It tracks distance per stroke, strokes per minute, number of strokes per session, stroke length, and your heart rate. With this data you’ll be able to get the most out of your kayak outings.
Southern Tide Tibetan Pile Fleece Vest
Every man needs a good vest for Fall and Spring weather. It’s the perfect look with jeans, and you won’t find a more perfect vest than this one.
The Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank
Come on, you KNOW I had to include at least one outrageously expensive (and awesome) item on this list. The Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank can accommodate a crew of up to five grown men, has a plush interior and it reaches a top speed of 40mph.
Ball and Buck x New Balance Sporting Gentleman 585’s
This might be my favorite sneaker ever built. The Sporting Gentleman collaboration between Ball and Buck x New Balance has gifted the world the most stylish 585 ever constructed. Every man will look good wearing this shoe.
The Yeti Tundra Cooler (35QT)
The Yeti Tundra is the perfect cooler, and the 35 QT Tundra is the perfect size of this cooler. I know this because I own one and absolutely love it. If you buy this for someone for Christmas this year it will make not only their year, it will be the best gift they receive this decade.
Bird Dogs Shorts — The Perfect Gym Short For Bros
I’ve been hooked on Bird Dogs Shorts for over two years now. I don’t care what you say, there’s simply not a better workout short on the market than these and you won’t convince me otherwise. They’re that legit.
Oboz Footwear Hiking Boots — Serious Boots For Serious Men
Featured above is the Oboz Footwear Bridger Mid BDry, one of the premiere hiking boots in the world. This will last you a lifetime if you treat them right. The waterproofing will ensure a dry foot throughout Winter or during wettest of camping conditions. This a hiking boot you’ll immediately fall in love with and begin to question how you ever lived without them.
The RTIC Tumbler — Keep Your Drinks Cold For Up To 24 Hours
There’s absolutely no reason to shell out $50 for the Yeti Rambler Tumbler when you can get the same quality tumbler from RTIC for just $11.99. This will keep your drinks chilly, with your ice frozen for up to 24 hours.
The Bulleit x Noble Denim Jacket
So, this Bulleit Bourbon x Noble Denim Jacket isn’t actually available for purchase until December 6th, which may or may not mean it’s currently on sale depending upon when you’re reading this. What’s the deal? It’s 13.5 oz denim from Cone Mills White Oak, and then it is washed to for a perfect vintage look/feel.
Victorinox Lexicon 24 Dual-Caster — The Perfect Carry On Bag
One item every man alive needs is a quality carry-on luggage piece. Unless you’re traveling for 7+ days or traveling abroad there’s absolutely no reason to check a bag. This piece from Victorinox is the best around.
The New Line Of Wally Wallets From Distil Union
Distil Union has put out a new line of ‘Wally’ wallets to complement their best-selling/flagship slim wallet. I’m a huge fan of the Wally Bifold (pictured above, link below), but you can check out all of the new Wally Wallets in last week’s edition of the ‘Things We Want‘.
The MINUS-8 Diver Watch
The MINUS-8 Diver Watch is being heralded as the world’s most affordable high-end luxury watch, and I have to agree. With this exquisite time piece you’re getting the quality of a watch that would typically retail for 5x this amount.
JackThreads x Burton Backhill Duffle Bag
This Jackthreads x Burton Backhill Duffle Bag is the perfect weekender. The price point of $99 makes it a perfect gift for someone special in your life this Christmas.
Nomad’s ‘NomadKey’ Lightning Cable Keychain
Charge your phone on the go, anytime, with the NomadKey. At just $19.99 this is the perfect filler gift that won’t be forgotten (because it’ll get used constantly).
Basil Hayden Bourbon’s 2016 Holiday Companion Collection
Available exclusively on Huckberry.com, the 2016 Basil Hayden Bourbon’s Holiday Companion Collection is the perfect gift for any bourbon lover seeking to fill out his man cave. The bar cart is cool, the candle set is neat, but I LOVE the Whiskey Wheel.
Design Your Own Xbox Controller
With Microsoft’s new Xbox Design Labs you can completely personalize an Xbox One controller, designing it from scratch for only $79.
Maverick Long Range Wireless Dual Probe BBQ Thermometer
I spend A LOT of time grilling these days. I live in Florida and it’s BBQ season all year long. I don’t know where I’d be without my Maverick Long range BBQ thermometer.
Buffalo Check Flannel Shirt From The Gap
Tis the season to be rocking a fresh flannel shirt. The Buffalo check flannel is a 3-season button down and it comes in 4 distinct colors (though I prefer the red/black pictured above).
40-Inch Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
If you’re not watching football (College and NFL) in 4K then you’re not living life to its fullest potential. This 4K Ultra HD Smart TV from Samsung is the end-all-be-all of high definition.
JBL Pulse 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker With Interactive Light Show
The JBL Pulse 2 portable Bluetooth speaker features an interactive light show to go along with your music. You can connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to this speaker and it features 10-hour playback time from the 6000mAH rechargeable battery.
Everyday Carry Kershaw Cryo SpeedSafe Folding Knife
I’ve owned the Cryo SpeedSafe from Kershaw for over two years now and I have to say I love everything about it. It’s the perfect everyday carry blade/tool, and it retails for only $22 on Amazon. Men love knives, this is the perfect gift.
Pax 3 — The Best Vaporizer Ever Built By Man
Pax continues to set the standard for excellence in the vaporizer world, and the Pax 3 is proof of that. This futuristic vaporizer works with both ‘dry leaf’ herbals and concentrated waxes, and it pulles like a dream.
House Of Marley Riddim BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The House of Marley Riddim BT portable Bluetooth speaker is, in my humble opinion, the best looking option on the market. It’s not just looks though, this portable Bluetooth speaker from House of Marley puts out incredible sound thanks to the dual passive bass radiators.
The Flux Portable Charger — A Pocket-Sized Powerful Portable Charger
I love the Flux charger. I’ve owned many external batteries over the years and what I love the most about the Flux is the charging cables are built right into the battery, so you don’t have to carry chords everywhere with you.
NuForce BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
Long before Apple did away with the headphone jack on their new iPhone the industry has been moving towards wireless Bluetooth innovation, and the NuForce BE6i earbuds are proof that engineers have made some incredible breakthroughs in sound quality.
BOOKS: A Brief History of Seven Killings — The Bloody Tale Of An Attempted Bob Marley Assassination
‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ was winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015, and this gruesomely fascinating book tells the bloody tale of an assassination attempt on reggae artist Bob Marley’s life. Men (and women) love this book.
Mizuno Wave Rider 20 Running Shoes
If you’re serious about running (or know someone who is) then you already know that the Mizuno Wave Rider running shoes are the best around. The Wave Rider 20s are the premiere running shoe of 2016-2017, and they’ll make the perfect gift for that special runner in your life.
Anthony (For Men) Glycolic Exfoliating Face Wipes — Face Wipes Built For Men
I’ve been using the Glycolic Face Wipes from Anthony for several years now, and I firmly believe every man needs to try these out. The exfoliating surface of the wipes keep your face feeling fresh and rejuvenated without having to go through the process of an entire face wash.
Grovemade Walnut iPhone Case
I can’t explain why but I’m firm in my belief that all iPhone cases should be made out of wood. Grovemade is the industry best at making wooden iPhone cases (and other wood tech products), and the Walnut iPhone case is truly gorgeous.
Tentsile T-Mini 2 Person Hammock
Tentsile specializes in making both camping hammocks and hammock-style tents. I first took notice of their awesome hammock/camping tents a year ago and I’ve been enamored with their products ever since. This is an incredible gift for any man who likes to spend time outdoors.
VIDEO GAMES: ‘Dead Rising 4’ For Xbox One
If you have an Xbox One gamer in your life (or are one yourself) then ‘Dead Rising 4’ is a MUST HAVE for Christmas. It’s the hottest holiday video game release.
The ‘Jesus Board’ All Clear Surfboard — It’s Like Walking On Water
Want to walk on water just like Jesus Christ? Well, I can’t offer you that option but I can point you in the direction of the 90% transparent Jesus Board, and all clear surfboard which retails for only 10% more than the average cost of a surfboard.
SPRI Heavy Jump Ropes (From 2 to 5lb Ropes)
This is another gift that’s perfect for any man serious about fitness. These SPRI Heavy Jump Ropes come in four sizes: 2-pound rope, 4-pound, 5-pound, and 6-pound. This is certain to be a well-received gift on Christmas morning.
Apple iPad Mini 4 (16GB, Wi-Fi Enabled, Gold)
My iPad Mini is one of the things I use the most in life. On a daily basis I touch my iPad constantly, and if you don’t have a tablet in your life you’d be hard-pressed to find a better gift than this.
Bespoke Leather Gloves By FitzGerald Morrell
Gloves are a necessary accessory for many men during the Winter but most men don’t take enough pride in the quality of the gloves they wear. These bespoke leather gloves from FitzGerald Morell are simply gorgeous, and as a bonus they even make a bespoke men’s golf glove!
Well, bros, that wraps up this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. I’ll have a few more gear roundups and gift guides for you in the coming days, but they’ll be more specific than this catch all feature.
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