It won't be long before we all start "decking the halls" and hanging mistletoe. Yes, the holiday season is upon us. And with supply chain issues likely playing a role in everyone's shopping plans this year, now is the time to start making your list and checking it twice. That being said, there's a good chance that one of the more difficult people on your shopping list is the husband, boyfriend, uncle, father, grandfather or male mentor in your life.
Can't think of any great gift ideas for him? Don't fret - we have you covered! Here's a look at some great holiday 2021 gift ideas to nestle underneath the tree this holiday season:
Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Him if...
He Lives an Active Lifestyle: Keen Footwear
There's nothing more frustrating than going for a hike or taking a long walk and not having the foot support that you want or need to sustain these activities. And that's why you should never underestimate the importance of properly-fitted and quality-made footwear. That's where a gift from Keen Footwear can come in handy. These shoes are designed to have the comfort, protection and stability of a hiking boot with the look and flexibility of your favorite sneakers. Keen also makes camping shoes, everyday-use shoes, boots, sandals and more. Finally, Keen is offering a promotion: spend $125 on a purchase, get a bonus $25 for the holidays.
He Loves Listening to Music & Podcasts: ISOtunes Gift Card
If he’s always wearing his headphones, listening to his favorite podcasts, music, or radio stations, a new pair of headphones could make for a great gift idea. And when it comes to quality-made headphones that can stand up to demanding environments like the workshop, garage, construction site and more, ISOtunes is the brand for the man on your shopping list. ISOtunes headphones aren't just durable and stylish, but they also offer certified hearing protection for loud environments. Noting this, you can rest assured that his ears will be protected from the buzz of a circular saw, the roar of the mower engine, or any other loud noise he encounters at work or around the house. Browse from one of ISOtunes' many models of OSHA-compliant hearing protector headphones or just purchase him a gift card to let him to decide for himself.
He Loves Working Out: Home Gym Equipment
With how busy we all are, it can be hard to get to the gym to regularly work out. And if he's always talking about how he wants to get back into working out, instead of having him go to the gym, why not ensure that the gym comes to him? From free weights to cardio equipment to bench presses and more, there's likely some space to carve out in the garage or the basement for him to create a little home workout room of sorts. Some of our favorite brands include BowFlex, Octane and ProForm. Or you could always give him a gift card to a sporting goods store to let him shop for the equipment himself.
He Loves Working in the Yard: Outdoor Power Equipment
Is he obsessed with making sure his house has some major curb appeal? That the lawn is in immaculate condition? That any trees and shrubs are well manicured? That any flowers are in tip-top shape? Then it sounds like some great items to put in your personal gift guide are none other than some outdoor yard equipment - and there's no shortage of brands or options to choose from. From edgers to trimmers, lawn mowers to leaf blowers, chainsaws to hedging tools, there are plenty of items to help fill up his backyard shed. Do a quick check of his tool collection to see if he favors any specific brand and then prepare to do your shopping. Some good brands for both electric and gas-powered outdoor yard equipment include the likes of Craftsman, Stihl, Greenworks, Honda, Toro and John Deere.
He Needs New Clothes: Carhartt Attire
We all need new clothes from time to time to refresh our wardrobe, and it's no surprise that men are less likely to make the effort to do this than women are. Maybe it's because they don't like heading out to the department store or the mall. More likely, it's just because they have a particular preference that fits their lifestyle - and there's perhaps no better brand than Carhartt. A hat, hoodie, shirt or pair of pants by the popular workwear and outdoor apparel clothes maker could make for the perfect gift to put under the tree this holiday season. Carhartt offers free returns and shipping throughout the United States to make it easy to get the items you want and easily return them if he would prefer something else.
He Loves Working in his Home Workshop: Power Tools
If he's often spending free time working in the basement or garage workshop, then an easy go-to gift could be some new power tools. The next time he's not home, take a visit to his workshop to get an idea of what his favorite tool brands are and what tools he might need to support his collection. If he doesn't seem loyal to one particular brand, consider taking a look at leading brands like Craftsman, Festool, Makita, Kobalt and DeWalt to have him grunting for joy similar to Tim "the Toolman" Taylor from the classic sitcom "Home Improvement." Even a gift card to a local or big box hardware store to do some shopping on his own can make for the perfect stocking stuffer.
He Loves Working on His Car: Automotive Toolsets
If you're buying for a man who scoffs at taking his car into the shop for something like an oil change or tire rotation because he'd simply rather perform that sort of maintenance himself, then you've certainly got an automotive junkie on your hands. And while the likes of air compressors, oil pans and jack stands, and more can help ensure he has the total package to work on his car, there's nothing quite like a new automotive toolset. We tend to prefer the brands that they have in stock at a store like Harbor Freight. If you don't know what particular brand he prefers, consider purchasing him a membership to Harbor Freight. This will ensure he's eligible for exclusive deals and value-added member-only benefits.
He Loves Cooking at the Barbecue: A New Grill or Accessories
While the Christmas season may not be synonymous with cooking on the grill, there are just some things that you can't keep from a man - regardless of what time of year it is. For many men, the grill just so happens to be one of those things. So whether he's looking for a new grill or you want to pick him up a smoker, outdoor pizza oven or gas griddle to complement his cooking collection, you can't go wrong with the options from BBQGuys. With just about any type of grill imaginable for sale and lots of accessories - from cookware to thermometers to tools and utensils to boot - you're sure to find something for the man you just can't keep away from the grill. What's more is BBQGuys is running a holiday sales promotion of 0 percent APR financing for 12 months when you spend at least $1,000 on a purchase.
He Loves Entertaining in His Man Cave: A New Beer Fridge
Is the man you're shopping for always having his buddies over to watch the big game at his basement bar? There's nothing quite like friends, sports and... beer. Yes, you can't enjoy the big game without some cold brews. One brand we tend to like is EdgeStar, and part of the reason we like it is because of the wide range of options they sell. From kegerators to wine refrigerators to spacious beverage refrigerators and ice makers, you're sure to be able to find a cooling fridge in any size or style that would look great in his man cave.
He Loves to Hit the Links: New Golf Clubs
New golf clubs aren't just a great holiday gift idea, but a great gift for any time of the year. If he's chomping at the bit for spring to get here so he can hit the links and play some golf again, then why not make sure he's ready to go with some new golf clubs. Whether it's a new iron set, new putter or a new driver or fairway wood, there's nothing quite like the fresh ping of the ball coming off the club face on that first great swing. And while there are plenty of golf brands to choose from, there's perhaps none more synonymous with golf than Callaway. All Callaway purchases are backed by a 2-year warranty and come with a 30-day money back guarantee. What's more, you can make payments on purchases for up to a year.