The gifts are bought, the presents are wrapped and neatly stacked boxes are sitting beneath your Christmas tree. You’ve shopped for your entire family for the holidays, but you’ve still got one guy on your list you just have no idea what to get. He’s either picky or already has everything he wants, but you have to give him something for Christmas, right? But what could you possible buy for this person? Socks? T-shirts?
Think again. Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas that make perfect presents for any man. We’re sure you’ll find something on this list that hard-to-shop-for guy in your life is sure to adore.
1. Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is the devious adult version of Apples to Apples and proclaimed to be terrible people’s favorite game. Players use combinations of inappropriate and gross cards to make the most outlandish, ridiculous and offensive sentences and answers possible, which results in plenty of laughs for all. Not for the easily offended.
2. Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope
Human beings have an innate curiosity with outer space. On a clear night, you might find me in my backyard, staring up at the infinite expanse of stars twinkling in the Milky Way. It’s likely you know a guy who’s as obsessed with space as me. Why not buy them a powerful yet affordable telescope so they can observe heavens that much closer? The Celestron 21061 comes with an easy-to-use handle for pinpoint panning and accurate positioning, making it ideal for looking into space or even at far-off wildlife.
Price: $69.95 (53 percent off MSRP)
3. Assassin’s Creed Unity
Yeah, Assassin’s Creed Unity has its problems. Glitches run rampant, and the combat is a bit simple. But the truth is, Unity provides a refreshingly simple story compared to previous iterations, almost entirely doing away with the modern-day narrative. Furthermore, the addition of co-op is exciting, and it’s rewarding to customize your own assassin across both single- and multiplayer modes. Ubisoft is issuing patches that will take care of the bugs, but in the meantime, you can grab Unity at a quarter off, which is a great deal for such a new game.
Price: $42.95 (28 percent off MSRP)
4. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
The creator of the famous xkcd web comic series started a What If? series not too long ago where he took the time to explain hypothetical questions readers sent him. Questions like, what height would humans reach if we kept growing through our whole development period at the same pace as we do during our first month? or, if every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the Moon at the same time, would it change color? These questions demand answers! Luckily, there’s a book full of answers you can buy right now to stimulate the mind of that hard-to-shop-for guy in your life.
5. Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat
Do you know a guy who’s going to be spending a good amount of time outside this winter? Maybe he’ll be shoveling the walk, plowing the roads or his job demands outside labor. He’ll need to stay warm, right? The Carhartt acrylic hat will make sure he stays toasty for a dirt-cheap price. The stretchable, rib-knit fabric comes a huge variety of colors, from neutral grays and blues to more eye-catching reds and greens, and at only $7.99, it’s an affordable way to avoid a chill this winter.
Price: $7.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
6. Columbia Men’s Steens Mountain Full Zip 2.0 Fleece Jacket
If you buy the hat above, your man’s head and ears will undoubtedly stay warm, but what about his chest and torso? He’s got to keep that area snug, too! The Columbia Men’s Steens Mountain Full Zip 2.0 Fleece Jacket is perfect for such a task, with its polyester finish, standing collar and east-to-zip front and pockets. It comes in an assortment of colors as well, making it easy to match with the Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat.
7. Clocky Alarm Clock
Do you know a guy who has a hard time waking up in the morning? Does he sleep through his alarm clock after hitting that snooze button four times? Maybe this alarm clock is for him. When the alarm goes off, the clock jumps up to 3 feet in the air, hits the ground and starts rolling away, beeping like R2D2. If an annoying, mobile alarm clock doesn’t get someone jumping out of bed, I’m not sure anything will.
Price: $39.95 (10 percent off MSRP)
It’s sad to say that physical books are slowly going the way of the flip phone: They’ll always exist, somewhere, but that doesn’t mean they’re not outdated technology. As great as a physical book feels in one’s hands, it’s hard to beat the convenience of ebooks. One can hold literally thousands of them on a single Kindle, which is smaller and more lightweight than most books. And now that the Kindle is cheaper than ever, there’s no better time than now to grab one so that certain someone can actually follow through on their new year’s resolution to read more.
Price: $59 (25 percent off MSRP)
9. Automatic Smart Driving Assistant
The future is now. This inexpensive device syncs with cars and sends the vehicle’s analytics and data to smart devices in real time. Using Automatic, it’s possible to learn how to make small changes in driving habits to save hundreds of dollars in gas, notify appropriate people in the event of a crash, diagnose why the “Check Engine” light is on, remember where the car is parked and so much more. At only $80, this is a great deal for new and older drivers alike.
Price: $79.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
10. Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Dock
These powerful headphones might not utilize Bluetooth technology, but that doesn’t make them unworthy of your attention. This headset comes with a wireless transmitter that offers crystal-clear reception through walls and ceilings up to 300 feet, even out into yards. The transmitter acts as a charging dock, too, allowing one to charge the headset and give it free of annoying and limiting wires. Whether that guy in your life is using the Sennheiser headphones to listen to his TV or Hi-Fi Audio, it’s a convenient and affordable way to do it.
Price: $79 (39 percent off MSRP)
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