Why are men so difficult to shop for? What makes it so mind-bogglingly arduous to purchase presents for them? Christmas season is upon us so I consulted with my boyfriend on presents & gifts to give the men in your life. Father, brother, husband, fiancé, boyfriend, friend, best friend, cousin, it doesn't matter. These are some tried & true Christmas gift ideas for men.

christmas gift ideas for men

Here's the thing: there are gifts men want & gifts they need. Sometimes men express items they desire so open your eyes & ears; be receptive. But then sometimes you have to figure it out yourself. Does anybody want socks? I don't know, maybe. Does anybody need socks? Definitely. Keep that in mind.

x-files t-shirt

Pop Culture T-Shirt - Whether it's your dad, grandpa, boyfriend, roommate, best friend, he has a passion. There is some sort of television show, film, band that he adores. If you know him well enough you may already have something in mind. However, if you're not sure what to get him simply ask what's his favorite movie, artist, performer, etc. For example, this X-Files "I Want to Believe" tee may be the perfect Christmas gift idea for men! My boyfriend says, "As an X-Files fan, I always wanted Mulder's poster, but it's even better in t-shirt form."

wash for men body wash

Wash for Men Body Wash* - This hefty 16 oz. bottle of  natural body wash for men will satisfy his showering needs for at least a couple months. Wash for Men is sustainably produced & made in the USA. The smell is refreshing & the lather is magnificent. My boyfriend says, “I really enjoyed the invigorating scent of citrus. The soap foamed up really well leaving me clean & smelling good.”

acure day cream

Acure Day Cream* -  No matter your age, no matter your gender you should always take care of your skin. The day cream is small but packs a mean punch. It's supposed to firm skin & help fight environmental damage. It smells good & works effectively.  My boyfriend says, "The Acure Day Cream left my skin feeling moisturized all day without leaving my face too oily or dry."

dr. squatch pine tar

Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Exfoliating Bar* - For the men who like bar soaps, the natural soaps from Dr. Squatch smell so bomb. They are handmade in the USA & lather luxuriously. Oh the lather. It makes the whole bathroom smell delightful after a shower, so it doubles as a room aroma. This Pine Tar Exfoliating Bar with sand & oatmeal is my boyfriend's favorite from the range. He says, "I'm a sucker for anything that comes in black. The soap smells great & I really appreciated that it could be used as a scrub by itself."

wireless headphones

Headphones - My friend is a musician. He's been on the market for new headphones for a while now. How do I know? He's mentioned it, researched it, & talked about it some more. Opt for headphones that are padded & comfortable. The iHome Freedom Arc wireless headphones might be the way to go. He can jam out & be on the go without being bogged down by wires.

Would any of the men in your life appreciate these presents? Which one do you think is the most relevant? Do you have any Christmas gift ideas for men? :]

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