The Best Gifts for the Man In Your Life That Aren’t Socks

The Best Gifts for the Man In Your Life That Aren’t Socks

These unique gifts are perfect for even the hardest-to-shop-for guys.

If you happen to have a man in your life—a brother, a cousin, your sister's boyfriend you pulled in the family White Elephant—maybe you're stymied for what to buy.  Look no further, for we're here to help. Pamper the lounger, the budding home chef, the candle hoarder, and others on your list with these heartfelt gifts. No matter what their interests are, our curated guide will take the guesswork out of finding the perfect presents for the men in your life.

For keeping their dome cozy.  

Howlin' King Jammy Hat
Howlin’s Jimmy hat is a classic and ultimate winter-ready basic.

Cooler than an actual cactus.

DOIY Long Drink Glasses
Trendy long drink glasses shaped as a cacti, that suit perfectly to beverages such as water, soft drinks or even cocktails.  ...

A fresh scent, and an even fresher look.

Boy Smells Cowboy Kush Candle
A richly scented, all-natural candle that's developed, mixed and hand poured in the founders' home in Los Angeles. Akin to having a smoke at a rousing rodeo, this tumbleweed of a scent is a dusty accumulation of suede and saffron, with puffs of pot leaf and patchouli floating through.

We can’t wash your worries away, but we can recommend this reset button in a bottle.

Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
A gentle foaming gel cleanser to purify + balance skin with amino acid cleansers. Our gentle foaming cleansing gel balances skin with natural grapefruit extract and amino acid-based cleansing agents. This hydrating formula gently but thoroughly cleanses skin of dirt, oil and makeup.

A well-designed home for their winged friends. 

Loll Designs Pitch Birdhouse
Designed by humans with birds in mind. The simple architectural design of the Loll Designs Pitch Birdhouse includes a sharply pitched roof and sleek living quarters. The entire structure slides on and off a fixed mounting plate for easy cleaning.

Back at the office? Double down on at-home comfort.

Parachute Soft Rib Robe
Rejuvenate “me time” with this modern, cozy and supersoft robe. Made of 100% long-staple Turkish cotton in a sculpted rib design – it features a clean flat collar, side seam pockets and a waist tie.

The hot-sauce boss in your life needs a new thrill.

TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce
Truffle twist.

Everyone could use a new set of sheets. This one will have him comfy and covered.

Buffy Soft Hemp Linen Sheets
Ease into ZZZ’s with effortlessly comfy 100% hemp. Our 100% Soft Hemp sheets are beautiful, breathable, and designed to get softer with every wash.

The alarm clock that turns waking up into a total dream.

Loftie is a thoughtfully connected alarm clock designed to help you break up with your smartphone alarms and get more sleep.

A grab-and-go wine pack with notes of let’s get this party started.

Parcelle Vacation Wines 3-Pack
Can a bottle of wine make your apartment feel like a beachside cabana in Santorini or the Italian Riviera? No, it can not.

A classic set for the modern cheese whiz. 

Snowe Walnut Cheese Board Set
Our American-made walnut Cheese Board and classic Italian stainless steel Cheese Knives were made for each other, kind of like wine and cheese, beer and cheese, water and cheese... ok, really, anything and cheese.

The elegance of a dinner candle, but none of the beeswax.

Graypants Wick Brass
Wick is designed with the belief that light is meant to be shared: it is the connecting tool that humanizes moments of our lives. Creating a place to gather, Wick is designed to be a companion, to join in adventures and create togetherness and ambiance every time.

A wavy, welcome addition to any bar cart.

Georg Jensen Two-Pack Transparent Cobra Tall Tumblers
Pack of two sculptural mouth-blown glass tumblers.

For the French New Wave disciple who likes to keep it comfy: 

Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley
Classic fit long sleeve henley with our signature curved hem in 140 GSM pima cotton jersey. ...

Give the gift of self-care.

Theragun Elite
A smart, ultra-quiet percussive therapy device that works deep to relieve muscle tension, soreness and pain and speed recovery. Our powerful deep muscle treatment, in an ultra-quiet smart percussive therapy device with advanced sound insulation.

A holiday blend for the coffee snob. 

Equator Coffees Holiday Blend
In what is becoming an Equator tradition, our roasters tried to outdo each other in friendly competition to develop this year's Holiday Blend.

Yeah, the AirPods Max exist, but be an iconoclast and go for a classic. 

Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones
You feel it the minute you put them on. The soft, plush cushions seal you in. Then you flip the switch and whoosh—the world fades. The music starts, and it’s love at first listen.

Help him find his moment of zen.

Walden Meditation Cushion
Developed in collaboration with a team of yoga and meditation experts, our Original and Travel Meditation Cushions have an all-natural, hypoallergenic buckwheat hull fill that perfectly conforms to each individual user’s shape, and a layer of gel-infused memory foam on top of that for added comfort.

Everyone deserves the experience of good cashmere.

Naadam Mens Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater
Entering beast mode. Improved with a true men's fit, expanded sizes and new colors, the men's $75 sweater is made from 100% sustainable and ultra-soft cashmere. A classic wardrobe staple, this best seller looks as good over a button-down as it does on its own.

For the forager, the foodie, or the fun-guy in your life.

New York Puzzle Company Mushrooms 100 Piece Puzzle
Portabello, shiitake, crimini or chanterelle.

Anything other than Drakkar Noir, thanks!  

Abbott Montecito Eau de Parfum
Abbott Montecito Eau de Parfum is citrus and floral unisex fragrance, with hints of tart fruit and wood, inspired by road trips along California’s Central Coast. This eau de parfum has been blended by Abbott's Master Perfumers and has notes of grapefruit, jasmine, and vetiver.

Like a Swiss Army Knife, but for home audio.

Victrola The Empire Bluetooth Record Player and Radio
We love the analog accents on this midcentury record player—most notably its manual tuner. A console with subtle metallic accents will compliment this unique feature for a match made in heaven.

A basic that’s anything but.

Richer Poorer Men's Thermal Slub Cotton Long Sleeve Henley
Classic Fit Exceptional durability over traditional cotton Softer hand feel with smoother yarns Vivid colors Resistant to pilling Hypoallergenic and perfect for sensitive skin Workwear style pocket at chest...

Cool, collected, caffeinated.

Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker
Start your day with a cup of coffee/espresso brewed in this stunning-elegant-looking espresso maker, and you can bet that you’ll have completely good and romantic vibes all throughout the day! Designed with heavy stainless steel, Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker is created to last longer.

A casual pack that’s perfect for a park day.

Kolo Derby Sling Bag
Kolo's Derby Sling Bag is lightweight, made of 100% organic cotton, and designed to contour around your body while in motion. Features a zippered, quick-access front pocket, large main compartment, and interior laptop sleeve that can hold up to a 13” laptop.

The official dress code of the home office.

Wellen Quilted Sweatpants
Endlessly comfortable and effortlessly cool—these are lightweight sweats for staying stylish and comfortable at the same time. The Quilted Sweats are designed with a dialed-in fit that never sags, and their breathable, lightweight build is perfectly suited for year-round lounging.

No green thumbs required.

LSA Canopy Recycled Glass Vase Collection
Come into bloom. Leave it to these vessels to put a little spring in your step—or, well, on your table. They’re tailor-made for your tulips and hyacinths: Just fill the lower section with water, pop a bulb into the neck, then watch those roots grow, grow, grow. Wanna stick a few fresh sprigs inside?

Inspiration for surfers and couch surfers alike.

Surf Shacks Volume 2
Surfing is a way of life, one that defines not only where we live, but how we live. Surf Shacks Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, exploring homes of surfers, which range from improvised cabins by the beach to penthouse apartments in big coastal cities.

It’s scarf season!

Organic Basics Recycled Cashmere Scarf
Recycled cashmere scarf created from well-worn cashmere garments that would otherwise go to landfill.

This weighted blanket is the one thing they didn’t know they needed.

Bearaby Cotton Napper
A cool and cozy, highly breathable knitted weighted blanket made heavy with nothing but layer upon layer of natural, organic cotton.

Like walking on a cloud.

Greys The Outdoor Slipper Boot
Sliding into a pair of Greys slippers gives you the same satisfying feeling as a nice, steep pour of bourbon after a long day.

Science-fiction short stories for a long weekend.

Exhalation: Stories
In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity's oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.

Wine needs to breathe. Make the process elegant.

Riedel Decanter Ultra
The design of the Ultra is a nod to tradition with its swooping curves and wide base.

Pair this with the Moon Pod for the next best thing to a sensory deprivation tank.

Moon Pod Crescent
Crescent is an ergonomic backrest thats elevates your relaxation on Moon Pod, or anywhere else in your home.

Wine glasses have a funny habit of walking off at a party, but no longer.

Graf Lantz Wine-O's (Set of 24)
True colors shining through. You'll never lose track of your glass again thanks to these functional felt “labels.” A minimalist approach to staying abreast of your wine glass's location at a party, these colorful circles wrap around the stem, allowing for easy identification in a crowd.

A does-it-all kitchen essential that can inspire anyone to expand their culinary repertoire beyond grilled cheese and omelets.

Our Place Always Pan
Meet the cult-favorite, best-selling Always Pan. This do-it-all wonder is designed to replace 8 traditional pieces of cookware. Plus, it looks pretty good too.

Help them ditch umbrellas forever with a high-quality raincoat.

Rains Long Jacket
This waterproof jacket is cut from Rains’ signature PU fabric and features ultrasonically welded seams. The finish is lightweight with a soft feel and elegant drape.

Brighten up their bedside table.

Gantri Drops Table Lamp
It’s no accident that Drops Collection evokes the protective air of an umbrella. Always motivated by the natural world around her, Silvia Ceñal delivers a new collection inspired by water.

For the proud dog dad.

Wild One Dog Toy Kit
Tug, toss, and chew your heart out. Upgrade playtime by bundling our bestselling Triangle Tug, Twist Toss, and Bolt Bite. Each toy is made of natural, pet-safe rubber and features a reinforced core for added strength.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

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