36 Genuinely Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas for Men

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When setting out to find the right gift for the men in your life, you’d be forgiven for trying to track down the trendiest item. (Who among us hasn’t been tempted by the siren song of an “It” product?) But the secret to finding the perfect gift, as it turns out, is more simple than you might have guessed. “Men are interested in items that are purposeful and that they can use in their everyday life,” explains Vogue’s menswear editor Michael Philouze. “They are more pragmatic when it comes to gifting.”

This year, the concept of “everyday life” has been upended, which is why, as Philouze explains, the meaning and purpose of a gift matters more than ever. “Notions of authenticity, intimacy, and longevity in a product feel more right for the time than ever because it is grounding,” he says.

To that end, Vogue has pinpointed the best gifts for men—36 of them, to be exact—all of which have that magic combination of purpose and personality. We’ve found the right gifts for an ever-changing gift giving season—from a JW Anderson wool snood for outdoor dining to luxe PJs to elevate WFH life. As Philouze says, keeping gifts personal is key: “Whoever you’re buying for, know their style so you can buy pieces that become a part of their staples.”

Here, the 36 best gifts for every man in your life.

Clean Classics for the Timeless Gentleman

“Timeless pieces always make a fantastic gift—something that will seamlessly weave into any existing wardrobe,” says contributing menswear editor Justin Fernandez. “Whether it’s a wool sweater like this Lemaire V-neck or a staple travel duffel like the navy Everlane weekender, closet essentials make an exceptional gift and accessible for every man.”

Lemaire V-neck wool sweater

$695

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Garrett Leight Brooks X 47 D-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

$237

MODA OPERANDI

Dries Van Noten wool beanie

$145

MR PORTER

Miansai Lennox gold-plated and enamel necklace

$145

MR PORTER

Everlane the Twill Weekender duffel bag

$98

EVERLANE

Officine Generale Luigi cotton-corduroy trousers

$195

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Sleek Activewear for the Athletes

These athletic gifts are a sure-fire win regardless of the sport. “Just because it’s getting colder, it doesn’t mean the athletic guy in your life is staying indoors,” Fernandez says. “Help a guy out and elevate their style.”

A-Cold-Wall tech trousers

$250

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Roa Neal mesh hiking shoes

$350

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Movado bold leather-strap watch

$395

NORDSTROM

Bogner Camilo panelled jersey sweatshirt

$220

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Herno Legend quilted down gilet

$595

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Carhartt WIP crossbody pouch

$138

CARHARTT

Dreamy-Worthy Treasures for the Homebody

WFH blues? We’ve got just the fix. “Light up these Le Labo Santal candles that come in a pack of three to place around the home,” Fernandez says. “Candles do extraordinary wonders on lifting up spirits.” So, too, does well-tailored loungewear and buttery-soft leather slippers.

Hanro basic piped 2-piece long pajama set

$228

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Assouline Gruau Portraits of Men book

$85

ASSOULINE

Church's Nappa leather slippers

$290

CHURCH’S

Le Labo set of 3 Santal candles

$98

LE LABO

Vortix eye massager

$199

BROOKSTONE

Jacquemus Les Chaussettes Jacques socks

$35

SSENSE

Warm and Cozy Finds for the Stylish Outdoorsman

Winter dining is coming! Fernandez says finding gifts for men that are both chic and cozy is more essential than ever. These pieces—a cuddly snood, closed checked scarf, or Elder Statesman wool beanie—are sure to do the trick.

Todd Snyder quilted nylon shirt jacket

$298

TODD SNYDER

Closed jacquard scarf

$215

CLOSED

Uniqlo x JW Anderson low-gauge crew-neck long-sleeve

$50

UNIQLO

Eytys suede Michigan boots

$380

SSENSE

Elder Statesman Shorty Bunny echo ribbed beanie

$275

MR PORTER

JW Anderson wool and mohair neck warmer

$190

MR PORTER

Gadget Gems for the Tech Enthusiasts

Deck the halls—and your guy’s workspace—with this Native Union wireless charging pad or Lexon bluetooth speakers. “At the end of the day, I always enjoy gifts that have a purpose and I will actually use,” explains Fernandez. “Tech gadgets are the equivalent of toys to an adult. So why not bring out the inner child of the man in your life with some tech specs?”

Bird Air electric scooter

$599

TARGET

Native Union wireless charger

$45

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Nulaxy ergonomic laptop stand

$30

AMAZON

Saint Laurent airpods case

$295

LUISA VIA ROMA

Apple iPhone 12 silicon cover

$49

APPLE

Lexon Mino plus 2-pack Bluetooth speakers

$50

NORDSTROM

Small Stocking Stuffers With Big Impact

As Fernandez says: “Sometimes it’s the little things in life. Just because it’s bigger, doesn’t mean that it’s better. These stocking stuffers speak volumes.”

Gabriela Hearst color-blocked card case III

$250

GABRIELA HEARST

Bleue Burnham the Horizon sterling silver ring

$192

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Judy Turner Oil balaclava

$295

JUDY TURNER

Raf Simons embroidered “I Love You” gloves

$295

SSENSE

Aēsop Rozu eau de parfum fragrance

$180

AĒSOP

Uniqlo Airism face mask

$15

UNIQLO