28 best Christmas gifts for men—unusual and practical gifts for him

Finding Christmas gifts for men can be a tricky task, but we’ve got you covered with a fabulous selection of presents for him, whatever their taste

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Finding Christmas gifts for men that they will really love is probably one of the most difficult parts of Christmas shopping - which is where our curated selection of gift ideas for 2021 comes in.

From practical gifts he'll use long after Boxing Day, to presents that he would probably never buy for himself but that will prove irreplaceable once he receives it—there's something in our list of buys that any man in your life is sure to love.

Our tempting selection of Christmas gifts for men is brimming with thoughtful, practical and unusual ideas to match all budgets. Taking care of any man on your shopping list, we've got you covered whether you're shopping for Christmas gifts for dads and sons, or Christmas gifts for husbands, grandads, brothers, or friends.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Men

Among our list of presents, these are the ones that really stand out to us in terms of quality and value offered as the best Christmas gifts for him this year:

  1. Ted Baker Brock Ls Textured Crew Neck: at Ted Baker for $175/£99
  2. Aspinal Of London 8 Card Billfold Wallet: at Aspinal Of London for $125/£85
  3. Louis Vuitton Nuit De Feu Eau De Parfum: at Louis Vuitton for $360/£275
  4. Oral B Io8 Electric Toothbrush: at Oral-B for $299.99/£450
  5. Apple Watch Series 6: at Apple for $399/£379
  6. Ooni Frya Pizza Oven: at Ooni for $299/£249
  7. Smeg Wok: at Smeg for $179.99/£139
  8. Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine: at Breville from $699.95/£349
  9. New York City Poster: at Desenio for $21.95/£12.95
  10. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1: at Amazon for $250/£200

Best Christmas gifts for men for 2021

While everyone loves a good pair of socks, why not think outside the box this year? Here's our roundup of the best gifts for him which he'll love to find under the tree this Christmas. 

Fashion gifts

Tommy Hilfiger Recycled Polyester 48-Hour Bag

Tommy Hilfiger Recycled Polyester 48-Hour Bag, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $169.50/£160 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 120-day return policy | Region: US and UK

The eco-conscious will love the sustainable story behind this duffel bag. An ideal sustainable Christmas gift idea, this bag is made from recycled polyester that turns used textiles, manufacturing waste and plastic bottles into this luxe-look fabric. 

For those seeking something more practical than environmental, the built-in laptop sleeve, zipped pocket and optional shoulder strap, should win them over. 


Scotch & Soda Rib knit beanie

Scotch & Soda Rib Knit Beanie

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RRP: $59/£50 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 60-day return policy | Region: US and UK

This hat is strictly for colour-lovers. Finish any outdoor look with this striped rib-knit beanie for a pop of cosy colour. Made with an alpaca-blend wool, it’s super soft and great for retaining heat on chilly winter days.


Williams Handmade Personalised Glasses Case

Williams Handmade Personalised Glasses Case, one of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

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RRP: $46.78/£33 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 14-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Men can be tricky to choose for, so sometimes it’s best to opt for items they can make use of. If they’re a glasses wearer, then this personalised case will be a win-win. Not only will it keep specs safe, the sleek leather design comes in nine different colours and you can also get them embossed with your loved ones initials. A lovely personalized present if you're looking for Christmas gifts for friends or family this year. 


Boden Moccasin Slippers - London Grey

Boden Moccasin Slippers

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RRP: $75/£50 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 365-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Everyone wants to get comfy when they’re at home no matter what time of year it is. Get these cosy but smart-looking slippers and it’ll be the present they use every day, forever. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with a Boden buy - and they wouldn't look shabby with these matching Christmas pyjamas either. 


Ted Baker Brock Ls Textured Crew Neck

Ted Baker Brock Ls Textured Crew Neck, one of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

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RRP: $175/£99 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If in doubt, get a classic knit. This is the fail-safe Christmas rule that happens each and every year—this time, our focus is on Ted Baker. The woody khaki hue, timeless textured design and universally flattering round-neck of this jumper will be perfect for all the men in your life.


Aspinal of London 8 Card Billfold Wallet

Aspinal Of London 8 Card Billfold Wallet

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RRP: $125/£85 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Suave gents will know the Aspinal of London brand well—their bags, wallets and accessories make an iconic British addition to any wardrobe. For the man that has it all, a card wallet is the way to go. Hand-crafted in the finest Italian leather, there’s a range of colours and finishes to choose from to suit his style.


Casetify Customisable Apple Watch Leather Initial Watch Strap

Casetify customisable Apple Watch Leather Initial Watch Strap, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $36/£36 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 10-day return policy for full refund, 30-day return policy for store credit | Region: US and UK

Apple Watch wearers can update their series 6-1 and SE styles with these customisable straps from Casetify. Choose the colour of the base and the stripes (this is the fun part) and add initials for a thoughtful present that is particularly good if you're struggling to find great Christmas gifts for teenagers

It’s also made from cruelty-free leather and it’s water and sweat resistant—there will be no returns needed with this one. 


Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Plaid Twill Workshirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Plaid Twill Workshirt

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RRP: $148/£155 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

From teens to grandpas, there isn’t a man in the family that won’t appreciate a great shirt. Look to this classic Ralph Lauren checked number to update the wardrobes of all your favourite people. You can get it in sizes XS-XXL so you’re bound to find one to suit most of your loved ones.


Books gifts

Limitless: The Autobiography By Tim Peake

The Autobiography By Tim Peake

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RRP: $12.30/£8.99 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Imagine looking out of your window and seeing Australia flashing by. This is just one of the incredible experiences that British astronaut Tim Peake describes in his fascinating autobiography. One of the best non-fiction books to gift anyone interested in space or adventure, it tells of Tim's road to becoming an astronaut – from flying-obsessed boy to being chosen from 8,000 candidates to go into space. 

This is also a great present if you're looking for cheap Christmas gifts for men this year as it's one of the most affordable ideas on our list.


Morgan Howell At 45 RPM With Dominic Mohan

Morgan Howell At 45 Rpm With Dominic Mohan, one of the best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $54.65/£39.95 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Take a trip down memory lane with artist Morgan Howell. Painting original 7” classic singles larger than life with every crease, tear and mark, these nostalgic bits of artwork are truly magnificent. Attracting a cult following of art collectors, Howell has been commissioned by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Neil Diamond and Ian Brown to name a few. Accompanying each piece of artwork in this collection is an evocative story from their owners. Perfect for any music lover.


Grooming gifts

Louis Vuitton Nuit De Feu Eau De Parfum

Louis Vuitton Nuit De Feu Eau De Parfum

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RRP: $360/£275 for 100ml | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

There's no denying that luxe price point, but this is no ordinary fragrance. A huge 100ml bottle of highly concentrated scent, created by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, this fragrance is smoky and sexy with leather, musk and oud.

It's unisex too, so you can gift it to your other half, then steal it any time you wish.


Oral B iO8 Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B iO8 Electric Toothbrush, one of the best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $299.99/£450 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Give the gift of his best ever smile with this super high-tech toothbrush. One of the best electric toothbrushes, it says a cheery good morning every day (polite), it uses a unique combination of vibrations that give teeth that silky post-hygienist feel (minus the post-dentist trauma) and it uses artificial intelligence to track the shape of the teeth to help you become a better brusher. 

It’s also quiet, quick to charge and pretty darn sexy-looking too—for a toothbrush.


Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

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RRP: $399.99/£299.99 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

If you’re buying for someone who likes his fancy gadgets (and you’ve got a bit of cash to splash) this bestselling hairdryer is ideal for the man who takes hair styling seriously. Powered by lots of high tech innovation—including the patented Dyson digital motor V9 - this dryer is sure to impress.


The Beard Mate Beard Shaping Tool

The Beard Mate Beard Shaping Tool

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RRP: $14.95/£6.95 | Delivery: Next-day available | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

There’s more beards around than usual this year due to the inability to get a professional trim so easily. This clever tool allows him to tidy things up at home—styling and shaping his hairy addition whenever he pleases. The ergonomic design makes it easy to get to grips with, whilst giving him full control. 


Aesop Post-Poo Drops

Aesop Post-Poo Drops from a list of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

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RRP: $29/£20 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

They say ‘a botanical bathroom deodoriser that effectively neutralises disagreeable smells with crisp notes of citrus peel and discreet florals.’ We say ‘nothing gets a giggle more than opening Post-Poo Drops on Christmas day.’ Amusing, yet practical, the now classic stocking filler will instil his bathroom with a subtle neutralising smell to disguise ‘other’ odours. Plus, it looks aesthetically pleasing on the side of the sink, too. 


Health & fitness gifts

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $399/£379 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer| Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

More than just decoration, this smart watch is like having your iPhone attached to your wrist—with a few added extras. As well as being able to make phone calls, send text messages, use Apple pay and control various apps like Maps and Spotify, the Series 6 is a step up from Apple's previous models with the addition of a blood oxygen sensor that captures readings in the background to indicate wellness. And in the spirit of all the best fitness trackers, it also monitors your sleep, heart rate and workouts so you can stay on top of your wellbeing.


Garmin Edge 830

Garmin Edge 830, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $349.99/£329.99 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

It might set you back a bit ,but this contraption is ideal for those with a passion for cycling. It features a ‘Trendline’ popularity routing, showing the best on-and off-road routes, and the touchscreen bike computer comes fully complete with comprehensive navigation, performance and cycling awareness features. It’s also preloaded with Garmin Cycle Maps and 20 hours of average battery life!


Wolfyok Dumbbells set

Wolfyok Dumbbells Set, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $89.99/£161.98 | Delivery: Next dat available | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Upgrade his home gym with these adjustable dumbbells. Their octagonal shape will stop them from rolling around on the floor, protecting him and enabling him to change plates with ease. They can be adjusted from 12.8 to 44lbs, helping him to progress, whatever his fitness level. 


Everlast Powercore Freestanding Heavy Bag

Everlast Powercore Freestanding Heavy Bag, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $179.99/£199.99 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Boxing is a great way to lose weight and tone-up the upper body—and walloping a punch bag has plenty of stress-relieving benefits too. The Powercore bag is a free-standing punching bag that can withstand an intense cardio session at home. It’s height adjustable, allows for quick-succession punching and has a super-sturdy base that’s easily filled with sand or water.


Food & drink gifts

Ooni Frya Pizza Oven

Ooni Frya Pizza Oven, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $299/£249 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

If your dad or other half loves to take any opportunity to get the BBQ going in the summer, then he'll love a new outdoor cooking gadget in the form of a snazzy pizza oven. This will make stonebaked pizzas with that traditional woody flavor in just seconds—and the pizza making process is a lovely opportunity for some fun but practical quality time.


Smeg Wok

Smeg Wok, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $179.99/£139 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

For any keen cooks out there, this Smeg wok will be a real treat. Make delicious stir-frys, sizzling fajitas or even creamy curries with this big capacity stainless-steel and aluminium wok. The non-stick pan is dishwasher-safe, has a non-stick coating and has a high 250°C/480°F temperature limit. It can even be used on induction cookers if he's looking for the best induction pans to add to his collection. 


Breville Barista Express espresso machine

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: from $699.95/£349 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

As one of the best coffee machines on the market, this Breville espresso machine will be a memorable gift for any coffee lover in your life. With a spectacular this will make the art of espresso approachable and fun in a relatively compact (for an espresso maker) size. You can also take advantage of bonus settings like adjustable grind sizing and temperature control.


Smeg Retro Style Food Blender

Smeg Retro Style Food Blender, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $259.95/£179 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Everyone wants a bit of Smeg in their kitchen, don't they? This ultra stylish bender is one of the best Christmas food gifts for foodie friends or health-conscious chaps who love to whip up fresh smoothies, soups and salsas.  It also makes a mean frozen margarita—just saying. 


Home and tech gifts

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Candle

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Candle, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: from $70/£50 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

While some men don't love to use scented candles, this a real winner for anyone who's a fan—especially for any men who live alone, as it's a lovely way to create a subtle background scent without any hard work. The unisex Pomegranate Noir scent is one of the most popular Jo Malone London fragrances, with its dark but slightly fruity scent that most men will love.


City Print

Desenio New York City Print, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $21.95/£12.95 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 90-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If your loved one is missing a favoured destination this Christmas or is just excited to get back there, give them their favourite city or country in print. Choose from dream destinations all over the world, like New York, Havana, Tokyo and many more.


Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $250/£200 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Music isn’t made to be played through a phone, tinny earphones or a boxy sounding-speaker. Audiophiles (that’s sound snobs to you and me) who like to listen to their music the right way, will be gagging for this speaker. It boasts a long list of capabilities, mainly an impressive battery life, and the fact it’s splash- and dust-resistant.


Panasonic Lumix G100

Panasonic Lumix G100, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $749.99/£519 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

For photography and filmmaker enthusiasts, the Panasonic Lumix G100 is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s easy to capture high-quality stills and video with the simplistic design and set-up of this camera. So even if your man isn’t tech-savvy, he can still get creative with this bit of kit.


Beats Powerbeats Pro

Beats Powerbeats Pro, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $249.95/£219.95 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: US and UK

Is he a running man or gym junkie? These sweat-resistant and wireless headphones are the go-to listening device for sporty types. They look good too, coming in a range of stand-out colours and fitting snugly to any size or shape of ear with a flexi-frame and interchangeable buds. 


What do you buy for the man that has everything?

To find the perfect Christmas gifts for men, especially if he's someone who tends to buy what he wants when he wants, think about what that man you're buying for likes to do, what he likes to wear and his favourite hobbies. 

To help give you an idea of what to buy the man or men in your life, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Think about his passions—Is he really enthusiastic about a certain type of alcohol (think specialist whiskeys, fancy gins and well-blended IPAs) or a particular genre of music?
  2. Consider his fashion sense—Is he into practical clothes and accessories or luxury and designer pieces?
  3. Pay attention to what he buys for himself—What were the last few things he treated himself to? Are there any similar buys you can gift him?
  4. Think about his hobbies—Does he like to cook and spend lots of time in kitchen or in the garden? Does he watch or play any sports?
  5. Make a list throughout the year—Another way to ensure you give a thoughtful gift is to keep a list throughout the year. Then you can add to it any time your partner mentions something he liked, or your dad drops a new model of BBQ into the conversation. Note down anything that the men in your life mention they like the look of so that when Christmas (and even other events like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day or Father's Day) roll around, you'll have a whole arsenal of ideas at your disposal.