15 Last-Minute Gifts Guys Will Actually Like

Dec 18, 2017 at 11:38 a.m. ET
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Shopping for men can be rough. On the one hand, you don't want to stereotype and assume they want a bunch of manly gifts. On the other hand, they can be darn hard to get any gift ideas from, especially if they're not willing to just hand over a list of what they'd like for the holidays (and where's the fun in that, anyway?)

Knowing everybody is different, we did our best to think of cool holiday gifts that guys would be happy to unwrap, even if they didn't exactly tell you they wanted it.

1. A record player

Last minute gifts for guys: A record player
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Crosley Nomad portable turntable in green, $180 at Bed Bath & Beyond

2. Soothing lip balm

Last minute gifts for guys: Lip balm
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Brickell men’s no-shine lip balm, $8 at Amazon

3. A fancy chess set

Last minute gifts for guys: Chess set
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RADICALn handmade chess set, $149 at Amazon

4. A streaming device

Last minute gifts for guys: Roku
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Roku Express, $30 at Amazon

5. A nice razor

Last minute gifts for guys: Razors
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Rockwell 6S adjustable stainless steel safety razor, $100 at Rockwell Razors

6. A telephoto phone lens

Last minute gifts for guys: Telephoto phone lens
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Moment telephoto lens, $96 at Amazon

7. A camping hammock

Last minute gifts for guys: Camping hammock
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ENO National Park Foundation DoubleNest hammock, $70 at REI

8. A subscription box

Last minute gifts for guys: A subscription box
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Three months of Birchbox for men, $30 at Birchbox

9. A knife set

Last minute gifts for guys: A knife block
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Knife block, $65 at Amazon

10. Natural cologne

Last minute gifts for guys: Natural cologne
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O'Douds all-natural solid cologne (Bay Rum), $22 at Amazon

11. A fire-making kit

Last minute gifts for guys: A fire making kit
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Fire-making kit, $62 at Bush Smarts

12. A cool clock

Last minute gifts for guys: A cool clock
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Record clock, $38 at UncommonGoods

13. Soap that will speak to them

Last minute gifts for guys: Beer soap
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Handbrewed all-natural beer soap in IPA, $6 at KegWorks

14. A gentleman's grooming kit

Last minute gifts for guys: A grooming kit
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Mr Porter Dapper Gentleman grooming kit, $150 at Mr Porter

15. Comfy undies

Last minute gifts for guys: Comfy undies
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Buck Naked boxer briefs, $14 at Duluth Trading

A version of this article was originally published in December 2014.

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