Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Men: 20 Unique Ideas
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Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Men: 20 Unique Ideas

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Shopping for last minute Christmas gifts for men? Our gift guide is packed with last-minute gift ideas for every man on your Christmas list. Our guide is specifically focused on cool, interesting, or unique gifts that can be rush-shipped in time for Christmas Eve. Please be advised that you’ll want to consider expedited shipping for these items, depending on your holiday travel plans. If you need recommendations about what kind of shipping to select, check out this guide to Amazon’s cut-off deadlines for shipping by Christmas. Now read on to see our favorite last-minute gift picks for men of all ages.

Shopping for Christmas gifts at the very last minute? Check out our guide to the best last-minute Christmas gifts and get some great gift ideas. You should also check out the companion piece to this article, Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Women.


1. Marie Sharp’s 5 Ounce Sampler

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(Marie Sharp’s)

This gift set from Mari Sharp’s is a nice option for the person in your life who is always sprinkling hot sauce on his food. The set includes a variety of flavor profiles, making this perfect for those who like sweet heat or strong heat. Looking for more gift ideas like this? We’re also big fans of the truly excellent Dave’s Gourmet Naga Jholokia (Ghost Pepper) Hot Sauce, as well as Red Reaper Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce. If you need sauces with serious heat, either option should fit the bill for even the most aggressive hot head.

Shopping for someone who hates spicy food? Maybe they’d prefer one of the gifts from our guide to cool Christmas gifts.

Price: $30.95

Buy the Marie Sharp’s 5oz Sampler here.


2. BURBERRY Brit for Men Eau de Toilette

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(BURBERRY)

Cologne is a great Christmas gift idea, but only if you’re willing to spend a little extra. Nobody is happy when they open a cheap drugstore cologne on Christmas morning. We like BURBERRY Brit for Men Eau de Toilette because it’s a clean, versatile scent that’s not too overpowering. You’ll pick up on subtle notes of tonka, cedar wood, nutmeg, and wild rose. It’s a scent that’s masculine, but with a softness that women will find very appealing.

Want more Christmas gift ideas for men? Browse our top picks for the best smelling mens cologne, or read about our favorite cool mens wallets.

Price: $64

Buy the BURBERRY Brit for Men Eau de Toilette here.


3. Baxter of California Wet Shave Starter Kit

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(Baxter of California)

High-end shave kits are in high demand by hipsters, as well as older guys who appreciate an old-school shave experience. This kit includes a safety razor, badger shave brush, the company’s special “super close shave” formula, and after shave balm.

Too rich for your blood? Browse more men’s grooming gift sets here. You might also be interested in some of the gifts featured in our guide to the best thank you gifts, an article that focuses on small, inexpensive gifts that still manage to feel luxurious and thoughtful.

Price: $125

Buy the Baxter of California Wet Shave Starter Kit here.


4. SOG PowerAssist Multi-Tool

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(SOG Specialty Knives)

Shopping for a hunter, survivalist, or outdoorsman? This multi-tool is useful both indoors and out. This 16-tool gadget is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Want to see more gifts like this? Browse more multi-tools from SOG and other top brands here.

Want more gift ideas? Check out our new guide to awesome Christmas gifts, which focuses on last-minute gift ideas that will ship in time for Christmas.

Price: $60.43 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy the SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B66N-CP PowerAssist Multi-Tool here.


5. Philips Hue White Starter A19 Kit, 2nd Generation

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(Philips)

Shopping for someone who loves smart home gadgets? We just installed these cool lights in our place, and we’re really enjoying them. You can control them from a smartphone app (or just talk to Siri to change light settings). You can set timers and alarms, connect to a variety of apps, dim the lights, and much more. Having a light timer that simulates sunrise is particularly nice this time of year. The colorful Hue lights are especially fun. You can learn more about the Philips Hue lighting system here.

Want more gift ideas for the gadget-lover in your life? Shop unique Christmas gifts for dad here. You might also be interested in our new guide to the best last-minute Christmas gift ideas, which includes 10 more ideas for gifts that can be delivered before Christmas Eve.

Price: $79.99

Buy the Philips 455303 Hue White Starter A19 Kit, 2nd Generation here.


6. Baxter of California Pomade Mixer Kit

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(Baxter of California)

And you thought mixology was all about cocktails. This cool kit from Baxter of California lets you mix and match different hair products, creating a custom hair “cocktail” that gives you just the right look. The kit includes the following items: clay pomade (firm hold/matte finish), hard water pomade (firm hold/shine finish), cream pomade (light hold/natural finish), hard cream pomade (firm hold/natural finish).

Price: $28

Buy the Baxter of California Pomade Mixer Kit here.


7. Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Desert Boots

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(Clarks)

These men’s boots and comfortable, and great for both casual and office wear. They come in eight different colors, and select size/color combinations are on sale. If you’re shopping for a guy who loves cool shoes, these are a nice option to consider. Want more options? Browse more Clarks shoes here.

Price: $44.99 – $130.95, depending on size and color selected

Buy the Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Desert Boots here.


8. Faux Real Men’s Ugly Frisky Deer Sweater Long Sleeve Shirt

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(Faux Real)

Looking for a funny gag gift? This long-sleeve crew-neck shirt has a great ugly Christmas sweater costume print. Prefer a different style? Check out our guides to the best ugly Christmas sweaters for men, NFL ugly Christmas sweaters, and NHL ugly Christmas sweaters.

Price: $16.90 (47 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Faux Real Men’s Ugly Frisky Deer Sweater Long Sleeve Shirt here.


9. Timberland Men’s Magic Glove With Touchscreen Technology

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(Timberland)

Touchscreen gloves keep your hands warm, but still let you use a touchscreen device. These gloves are available in four fun colors, and at a price that’s low enough for you to buy multiple pairs. Want more gift suggestions? Browse our last minute Christmas gift guide.

Price: $8.99 (70 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Timberland Men’s Magic Glove with Touchscreen Technology here.


10. Bass Pro Shops Gift Card

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(Bass Pro Shops)

Shopping for someone who loves hunting, fishing, or exploring the great outdoors? Get them a Bass Pro Shops gift card, and take the guesswork out of gift-giving. Cards are available in amounts between $25 and $100. A Cabela’s gift card is also a nice option to consider.

Buy a Bass Pro Shops Gift Card here.

Browse more retailer gift cards here.


11. ‘The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs’

Check out the video above to see The Dogist author, Elias Weiss Friedman, give a talk at the Strand bookstore.

The Dogist is a great photography book filled with images of 1,000 dogs. This is a great gift for any dog lover on your Christmas list. If you want to see more gift ideas in this vein, check out our guide to the best Christmas gifts for dog lovers.

Price: $17.11 (31 percent off MSRP)

Buy The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs here.


12. Daniel Wellington Men’s Classic York Stainless Steel Watch With Brown Leather Band

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(Daniel Wellington)

Watches are always a thoughtful gift, and this style goes with pretty much anything. It’s also water resistant to 30 meters, so it should be fairly durable. Want more gift ideas? Browse more Daniel Wellington watches, our peruse our guide to cool gifts for men and women.

Price: $103.97 (55 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Daniel Wellington Men’s 0111DW Classic York Stainless Steel Watch With Brown Leather Band here.


13. Caveman Foods Primal Performance Caveman Bar (Variety Pack of 10)

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(Caveman Foods)

Shopping for a guy who’s trying to eat healthy? Help him shed some holiday pounds and make smarter eating choices in 2016. This variety pack of primal performance bars is gluten-free, but not strictly Paleo. Want more gluten-free gift ideas? Browse our guide to the best gluten free snacks.

Price: $24.95

Buy the Caveman Foods Primal Performance Caveman Bar (Variety Pack of 10) here.


14. Sports Illustrated

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(Sports Illustrated)

Sports fans of all ages love reading Sports Illustrated. While the first issue won’t arrive in time for Christmas, you can still print a gift notification card.

Shopping for someone who couldn’t care less about sports? Maybe a new pinball machine is more his speed. Browse pinball machines on sale.

Price: $39 for 56 issues (84 percent off MSRP)

Buy a subscription to Sports Illustrated here.


15. Timberland Men’s Heston Waterproof Boot

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(Timberland)

Every hardworking guy needs a new pair of boots for Christmas. These are a nice option because they are waterproof, but not so heavily insulated that your feet will sweat excessively on warmer winter days. If footwear is a little too pedestrian, consider one of the gifts we recommended in our post about the best anniversary gifts for men.

Price: $130.96 – $189, depending on size and color selected

Buy the Timberland Men’s Heston Waterproof Boot here.


16. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Soundtrack

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(Amazon)

You know you want this. Pick up this soundtrack now, and your lucky gift recipient will have the perfect background music for all of their epic Christmas morning lightsaber fights with their kids. Maybe throw in a Kylo Ren lightsaber for good measure, though fair warning: you’ll almost certainly need to pay for expedited shipping from a third-party seller on Amazon if you want to have it by Christmas Eve.

Price: $13.98

Buy the soundtrack to Star Wars: The Force Awakens here.


17. singlecue Gesture Control for Your TV & Entertainment Devices

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(eyeSight Technologies)

Just because you shop last minute, doesn’t mean your gifts have to feel last minute. It’s possible to grab a gift mere days before Christmas, and have it be high caliber. This cool gesture controller is the perfect gift for your dad, your boyfriend, or any other gadget-lover on your holiday gift list. Designed by eyeSight Technologies, the gesture-recognition system means you no longer have to juggle multiple remotes to control your TV. For example, you can just make a “shushing” gesture to mute, or create a “Watch TV” activity that can be set to include your TV, Cable, and AV Receiver, switching each device to the right input for your viewing pleasure.

Looking for more gifts like this? We also like the Myo Gesture Control Armband, a product we previously raved about in our guide to the best gifts for women.

Price: $169.99

Buy the singlecue Gesture Control for Your TV & Entertainment Devices here.


18. Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool Kit

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(Dremel)

Dremel tools are a great gift, with a variety of uses around the home. You can use these tools for cutting, grinding, sanding, as well as for creating decorative patterns in woodwork. Some people even use them for pet grooming. This particular set is lightweight (to reduce fatigue on longer jobs), and comes with 15 accessories. Not quite right for the person you’re shopping for? Browse more cool power tools here.

Price: $37.99 (51 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool Kit here.


19. Garden At Home – Italian Herb Trio

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(Garden At Home)

Shopping for a guy who loves to cook, or a man who just misses greenery during the coldest months of the year? This simple gardening kit lets him grow edible herbs on his countertop. The kit includes a planter, soil, and seeds for basil, oregano and chives. If he’s into a different type of herb, consider one of the gifts from our guide to the best gifts for stoners.

Price: $21.99

Buy the Garden At Home – Italian Herb Trio here.


20. Amazon Gift Cards

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(Amazon)

Tired of trying to guess the right color or size for a Christmas gift? Don’t have time to wait for a gift to be shipped from across the country? Consider a gift card delivered via email, which takes the stress out of holiday shopping. The gift codes never expire, and they are redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at Amazon.com or certain affiliated websites. Choose your amount, from a mere $0.50 to a very generous $2,000. If you were planning on spending around $100 on someone, another option to consider would be a $99 Amazon Prime gift membership. Members can enjoy the ability to watch movies and TV on Prime Instant Video without ads, including original programming you can only watch on Amazon. Members can also get free streaming music, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive, and access to free books through the Kindle lending library program. If the recipient is already a Prime member, the gift can be exchanged for an Amazon.com gift card, so you’re covered in case someone else also decides to get a Prime membership for the same person.

Not a huge fan of gift cards or digital services as a Christmas gift? Get more last-minute gift ideas from our guides to the best Christmas gifts and the most unique Christmas gifts.

Buy Amazon.com Gift Cards here.


Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women, Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.


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