20 Unique Gift Ideas Guys Will Love

Image: (clockwise from top left) The North Face, FlipBelt, bespokepost, Cacoon, CB2, Nordstrom, Leatherman, Malin+Goetz

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(clockwise from top left) The North Face, FlipBelt, bespokepost, Cacoon, CB2, Nordstrom, Leatherman, Malin+Goetz

If you've got guys on your list this holiday season (and who doesn't?), we've got you covered. We've rounded up some of the coolest gifts -- gifts they'll actually want.

From your grandpa to your boyfriend or boss, there's something here for every man in your life. Yes, you still have time to buy them. (Just hurry a bit.)

  • Bubble Wrap Calendar

    Uncommon Goods

    Let him pop his way through the new year with this clever bubble wrap calendar.

    Bubble Wrap Calendar, $27; Uncommon Goods

  • Manly Candle


    Candles are an easy gift for women, but they're not usually on a man's wish list. This dark rum candle on the other hand will melt any liquor lover. 

    Dark Rum Votive, $16; Malin+Goetz

  • Star Wars Whiskey Decanter

    Engraved Boutique/Etsy

    Whiskey plus Star Wars equals a match made in heaven for fans of the movies.

    Star Wars Gift Glass Whiskey Decanter, $29.99; Engraved Boutique/Etsy

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  • Retro Gamer Crate

    Man Crates

    Man Crates creates cool boxes for men that cater to all sorts of interests. For example, this Retro Gamer Man Crate is for the guy who doesn't ever want to grow up. 

    Retro Gamer Man Crate, $99.99; Man Crates 

  • FlipBelt

    Image via FlipBelt

    For the guy on the run (literally), this FlipBelt athletic pack will change his game. It stores keys, a phone, nutrition, and more with zero bounce. Great for runners, hikers, bikers, and anyone who wants to carry their stuff without the hassle of a bag. 

    FlipBelt Classic Running Belt, $28.99; FlipBelt

  • LP and Cassette Converter

    Hammacher Schlemmer

    If he has a bunch of old albums and cassettes collecting dust, this converter is for him. It takes vinyl records and cassette tapes and turns them into CDs or MP3s for modern play. 

    The LP and Cassette to CD/Digital Converter, $399.95; Hammacher Schlemmer

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  • Text-Friendly Gloves

    The North Face

    His fingers can stay warm and toasty while he texts or takes care of business with these special gloves. Equipped with the North Face's ETIP technology, they have touchscreen conductive fibers built into the palms and on all five fingers. 

    Men's Thermoball ETIP Glove, $50; The North Face

  • Minimergency Kit

    Pinch Provisions

    Just the size of a deck of cards, this emergency kit is designed specifically for men. It includes things like breath freshener, a deodorant wipe, and nail clippers -- and is a perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift. 

    Minimergency Kit for Him, $14; Pinch Provisions

  • Spicebomb

    Viktor & Rolf

    This cologne by Viktor & Rolf is the bomb. Not only does it smell dynamite, but it also comes in cool, grenade-shaped bottles. 

    Viktor & Rolf "Spicebomb" Eau de Toilette, $55-150; Nordstrom

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  • Duffel Bag


    For the gym or weekend getaways, a durable duffel from Lululemon has a ton of uses. Plus, it's a handy size -- roomy but not overwhelming -- and has lots of compartments for a water bottle, shoes, and more.

    In Your Element Duffel, $148; Lululemon

  • Modern Hammock


    This modern take on the hammock is a swinging man cave of relaxation. You'll know where to find him. 

    Single Cacoon, $336; Cacoon

  • Copper Cocktail Shaker

    Bespoke Post

    He'll be making cocktails in style with this gorgeous copper shaker. 

    Heavyweght Cocktail Shaker, Copper, $34.99; Bespoke Post

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  • Stand-Up Knife

    The Grommet

    He'll wonder how he ever lived without this clever knife before. No more peanut butter all over the counter or on his plate -- brilliant!

    Tirso Stand-Up Knife, $19,95; The Grommet 

  • Shave Set

    Ursa Major

    Pamper him with this super natural shave set by Ursa Major. It comes complete with shave cream and face balm in gorgeous packaging. 

    The Fresh Tracks Shave Set, $54; Ursa Major

  • Wearable Tools


    This manly bracelet doesn't just look cool; it's also made of out of tools like wrenches and screwdrivers he can actually use. When the need arises, his tools will be right at hand. 

    Leatherman Tread, $165; Leatherman

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  • Journal


    Help him start the new year off right with this American-made 2017 planner. With a linen hard cover, it's as durable as it is stylish. 

    12-Month Runwell Planner, $20; Shinola

  • Beeropoly

    Uncommon Goods

    A fun game for parties, Beeropoly is sort of like Monopoly, but with a buzz factor. 

    Beeropoly, $32; Uncommon Goods

  • Brass Bottle Opener


    This brass bottle opener will have him poppin' tops with flare. Its gorgeous design looks great displayed on a bar or open shelving. Not like those other bottle openers he has at home.

    Eclipse Bottle Opener, $40; OK

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  • Cord Tacos


    From headphones to chargers, these clever little Cord Tacos keep them all tangle free. 

    Set of 5 Cord Tacos, $29.95; CB2

  • Survival Gear


    This water-resistant flashlight contains more than meets the eye. Inside is loads of survival gear including waterproof matches, fishing gar, a signaling mirror, and much more. He'll be prepared no matter what. 

    VSSL Supplies, $99.50; VSSL

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