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25 Holiday Gifts Husbands Really Want

Forget the Santa sweater and never-used bottle of beard oil, we searched high, low, and everywhere in between, to find your hubby the BEST.PRESENTS.EVER.

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The most challenging person on your list

Husbands are notoriously hard to shop for: they don’t like change much yet still want to be wowed and remembered. Easy right? Not to worry, we rounded up the coolest, yet still practical gifts they’ll actually love and use. Here are 101 Christmas gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for.

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MagnaReady Shirts

The entire line of MagnaReady magnetic-button dress shirts are not only uber-stylish but are also life-changing for people who have difficulty buttoning shirts, whether because they’re time-pressed or have a disability. We love the varied styles, flattering fits, and amazing backstory—the founder created the company after her husband, who suffers from Parkinson’s, couldn’t button his shirt. Not wanting others to start their day frustrated, MagnaReady was born. Don’t miss our genius ideas for experience gifts.

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Mark & Graham Monogrammed Overnight Bag

This practically posh weekend bag comes in three chic colors and is monogrammable for a personalized touch. Made of canvas and leather, with many compartments for storage and metal feet for anti-scuffing, this is a durable splurge that will last a lifetime. Here are more of our favorite gift ideas for world travelers!

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Bespoke Speakeasy Gift Box

This bespoke gift box has everything you need to make the perfect classic martini including glasses, a chrome serving tray, brined olives, and the best recipe ever. This is one of those gifts for husbands they call a boomerang present—one you both can enjoy! It’s one of the best subscription boxes to add to your list.

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The Grommet Custom Hometown Map Puzzle

You can memorialize your family home with a custom map puzzle! Made by two cartographers in the English countryside of Devon, this unique gift is a sentimental, yet fun way to celebrate your residence. Check out 26 more handmade gifts for everyone on your list.

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Workman Escape Page-A-Week Gallery Wall Calendar 2020

Your man can escape to a new locale every single week next year with this adventurous calendar from Workman. Featuring 52 different stunning destinations from Icelandic Fjords to soaring Redwoods, the majestic Rockies and more, this is one of those simple gifts for husbands that he will adore. Need more inspo? Here are 23 inspiring travel quotes that will feed your wanderlust.

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Native Natural Deodorant Set

This gift set from Native will turn your hubby into a natural deodorant convert. Made in the United States—without harmful ingredients or toxins—the gift set includes normal and travel-sized deodorants, body wash, and soaps. They come in eight lovely scents, like Cucumber and Mint and Pumpkin Spiced Latte, as well as unscented or charcoal if that’s more his jam. Want to shop local(ish)? Here are 100 more amazing products made in the U.S.A.

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Le Labo Santal 33

Worn by Justin Bieber, and scores of cool kids, this sandalwood fragrance will soon be your hubby’s signature scent. Added bonus: Santal 33 is unisex, so you can steal a spray, too! Find out what your favorite perfume reveals about your personality.

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Michael Kors Parka

How do we love this parka? Let us count the ways. It comes in nine cool colors—orange, olive, navy, and camo to name a few; it’s the perfect length; it’s super warm and water-resistant; it’s machine washable. In short: yes, yes, and YES! Check out these most popular holiday gifts on Amazon while you’re at it.

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J.Crew Cashmere Blend Sweater

This simply chic sweater will be his winter go-to. The cashmere/cotton fabric is cozy as heck, and can be worn with jeans—or dressed up at the Christmas party. It comes in seven flattering colors (like redwood, bone, and Jersey blue) so you may want to grab two. While you’re feeling festive, check out these 12 fun Christmas party themes you never thought of until now.

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Vans “Forgotten Bones” Slip Ons

You can make dad cool again, with these skull-printed kicks from Vans. Perfect for the hubby who’s in the local “dad band,” the slip-on sneaks are easy to put on and give dad some instant rad factor. Learn the tricks behind giving truly thoughtful gifts.

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Pantone Reading Glasses

Light up your hubby’s face, with these vibrant glasses from Pantone. The bright and fun-colored glasses—based on actual Pantone colors—come in a variety of frames, shades, and purposes, making them one of the best-loved and least-expected gifts for husbands. Skip on those forgettable, cheapie readers and give your spouse a pair he’ll never want to lose. Check out what your glasses are secretly revealing about your personality.

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Dopp Wallet in Gold

Small things can make a big splash—like this Dopp wallet in Gold. We love the color because it’s both sophisticated and eye-catching, and he’ll love it because it can hold all his money, cards, and pics, in one easy and elegant place. Don’t miss these 30 gifts for men that’ll make you look like a hero.

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TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller

This trigger-point foam roller is great for post-exercise or just getting the kinks out of his body after a long day at the office. It comes in five colors, is small enough to easily store, and comes with free access to instructional videos so daddy will know what he’s doing. You can never go wrong with these top 60 Amazon Prime gifts.

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Bottisia Pocket Hip Flask

This smart rose-gold pocket flask is a stunning gift for husbands that will be an heirloom piece. The 3oz. flask comes with a leather pouch housed in a gorgeous gift box ready to place under the tree. Done and done. Find out 17 uses for alcohol (besides drinking it).

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PWR+ Adjustable Laptop Stand

We have all heard that sitting is the new smoking, so why not give your hardworking man the gift of health this holiday season? This easy-to-use laptop stand can be adjusted to lift your laptop so you don’t have to scrunch your neck, and can also be used while standing when raised to a higher level. It’s also easy to collapse and transport for use while traveling or on-the-go. Pair it with one of these 21 fun office supplies for a can’t miss gift.

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Apollo 161-Piece Home Tool Kit

This 161-piece tool set is all your hubby really wants. It contains everything you need for household repairs and installations in one nifty carrying case. Suggest he break it in with one of these 10 easy DIY projects around the house.

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Butcher Box Meat Delivery

Did you know less than one percent of beef consumed in America is 100 percent grass-fed? Butcher Box is trying to change that. They bill themselves as the “neighborhood butcher” delivered right to your door and sell only 100 percent grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork. You can choose from a variety of boxes, types, and cuts of meat. Don’t miss these 22 all-American holiday gifts, either.

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How to Stay Alive in the Woods

Written by a pioneering survivalist, he’ll learn which plants to eat in the wild, how to catch game without a weapon, how to stay warm, and even how to make clothes. Even if your hubby is not the camping kind, How to Stay Alive in the Woods, is a fascinating read and fun gift for husbands—whether he’s outdoorsy or just hoping to be. Find out 100 more of our favorite stocking stuffers.

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Bose Waterproof Speakers

This small but mighty portable Bose speaker has amazing sound at an amazing price—it plays for six hours on just one charge. Wrapped in tear-resistant silicone, you can take anywhere and it’s totally waterproof. Plus, it comes in three poppy colors for extra fun vibes. These are more of the coolest tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.

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L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins

There is a reason L.L Bean has sold over 4 million pairs of these slippers over the last five years! These sheepskin slippers are like clouds on his feet and they last season after season for extended wear and enjoyment. All in all, a must-have gift for husbands. Here are 9 little fashion rules for winter you need for staying warm and stylish.

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Leather Head Sports Old Fashioned Football

Leather Head Sports specializes in heirloom-quality sporting goods and this football is the ideal sporty gift for husbands. This retro ball is made from teak cowhide for a gorgeous look and a solid grip. They also sell baseballs, rugby balls, soccer balls, basketballs, and medicine balls, so whatever your passion, you’re covered in style. Snuggle in for the night and watch one of these 10 best football movies of all time.

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Orca Liddup Light Up Cooler

You may remember these Liddup coolers on Shark Tank? These light-up LED coolers are just growing in popularity, and we can see why. Outfitted with LED lights, you’ll never have to fumble for a beer at your tailgate party, backyard bash, or camping outing again. The Orca Liddup comes in seven colors and can hold up to 56 cans of continuously cold beer. Find out 15 more of the best as-seen-on-TV products available on Amazon.

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Pier1 Retro Record Player

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We are over the moon with this one! Made from Victrola, the classic record company, this groovy, throwback turntable allows playing from your vintage vinyl and recording to Mp3. Plus, it looks quite dashing on display. Dad more of a modern guy? Check out these tech gifts your dad would love.

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Pendelton Legendary Ceramic Coffee Cup

Replace that “Dear ol’ Dad” mug with this cowboy chic mug from Pendelton. At just $20 bucks with ten Southwestern styles to choose from, this is a gift for husbands you’ll give every year. Make sure he knows these tips for making the perfect cup of coffee.

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Personalized Swiss Army Knife

At only $14 with 13 different uses (corkscrew, scissors, nail file, saw!) this little gift packs a big punch. We love that it ships quickly and you can engrave up to 20 characters. Ideal for a stocking stuffer, or just another way to say “I love you.” Still looking? Check out our top picks for guys who are impossible to shop for.

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Robyn Moreno
As a storyteller, leader, and Emmy-nominated TV host, I've learned that "You can't be what you can't see." That's why I have worked tirelessly to stand up, speak out, and share the inspiring stories of women via my work at prestigious publications like Glamour, InStyle, and Woman's Day, as well by serving as the Founding Hamptons Editor for PureWow; the Founding Contributing Editor for Cosmo for Latinas; Editor-In-Chief of; and most recently, the Editor-In-Chief and Co-President of Latina Media Ventures. Latina Media Ventures is the #1 brand for Latinas in the United States with three signature properties: the flagship Latina Magazine;, and ​ As Editor-In-Chief and President of Latina, I revitalized a legacy brand into a digital powerhouse and launched our first ever digital magazine issues. In addition, I launched our profitable ecommerce site, our popular influencer program, and our empowering event series: LatiNXT. As a regular contributor to Today for more than 10 years and brand personality with two other books around lifestyle themes and identity for women under my belt—Borderline Personalities (Harper Collins;) Practically Posh (Harper Collins)— I've become adept at harnessing the power of voice and personality on every major media platform from TV to online. ​ I have been invited to the Whitehouse, the Sundance Film Festival, and SXSW Interactive; and have interviewed powerhouse women from Rihanna to Latina activist Dolores Huerta, Jennifer Lopez to Hillary Clinton, and beyond. As a popular keynote speaker, I've presented at Hispanicize, The Omega Institute, BlogHer, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Texas Conference for Women, and Yale University among others. ​ I'm currently writing a new book, Finding My Magic, which is a journey of re-discovery and reclamation of both my culture and myself. I am certified yoga teacher and life coach and I live in Cold Spring, New York with my two spirited daughters and my supportive hubby, Sven. ​ Sign up to receive inspiring newsletters and notes from me, and to get updates on my new podcast, "Finding Your Magic" at

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