The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Men in 2021
Finding a Christmas gift idea for a guy with a refined taste and an appreciation for the finer things in life can be tough during a typical holiday season. Couple that with 2021’s turmoil and the fact that Black Friday ads bombard you every day of the week – a month ahead of schedule – and this year can be downright impossible.
Instead of guessing which Christmas gift he wants or rummaging through every single Black Friday ad, we here at Next Luxury are trying to point you in the right direction with this gift guide. And for those of you wanting to spoil yourself with a gift this year, you’re sure to find something also.
This list of Christmas present ideas is sure to make any guy smile, so without further ado, here are our top Christmas gift ideas for men in 2021.
Men love watches. Other than footwear, rings, and cufflinks, watches are the only way to accessorize ourselves and express our tastes. In fact, watches are so important to the guys at Next Luxury that we couldn’t lump them in with EDC or style. Here are our favorite choices for 2021.
1. Watch Gang Subscription
If you’re shopping for a special guy that loves watches, no matter the brand, size, or shape, then it doesn’t get any better than a subscription with Watch Gang. This innovative company brings a monthly, quarterly, or on-demand watch right to your doorstep without the hassle of haggling in-store.
The selection of watches ranges from luxury brands such as Rolex, Citizen, and Seiko to lesser-known collections and limited editions. There are different tiers of subscriptions, depending on how much you want to spend, along with no shipping (for US residents) or cancelation fees. Overall savings per month can be up to 70% off retail prices, which is just ridiculous in the current climate, making Watch Gang a standout when it comes to online subscription services.
As Christmas approaches, Watch Gang is feeling festive and is offering a discount of 30% off Black and Platinum Tier subscriptions from the 1st of December to Christmas Day. The code to get on the nice list during this period is GIFTNOW.
The holiday gift is not just limited to new users. From December 26th through New Year’s Eve, December 31st, anybody can use the code NWYR15 to receive 15% off The Wheel spin purchases. New users can benefit from 20% of all three subscription tiers with the code BIGYEAR1.
2. Omega Speedmaster
To refer to a watch as timeless might seem like an oxymoron, but the Speedmaster is truly a classic. While the design has evolved a bit since its original release in 1957, this chronograph still has the classic feel any guy will love. The Omega Calibre 3861 hand-wind movement has a 50-hour power reserve while the dial features three sub-dials displaying the 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 12 hours. A deluxe wristwatch for the dapper gent.
3. Rolex Explorer
As the quintessential field watch, the Rolex Explorer is on almost any horology enthusiast’s Grail list. While a fairly simple watch design-wise, this Swiss watch goes with practically anything, from a suit and tie for the office to a shirt and chinos on date night. If your guy has a subdued style but prefers the finer things in life, the Explorer will look great on his wrist.
4. Orient Mako II
Orient proves over and over again that great watches don’t need to break the bank. It’s a great size with a sturdy build that is super durable. This awesome diver has everything you would expect from a high-end watch except for the killer price tag.
5. Seiko SNA411 Flightmaster
The Seiko Flightmaster is literally a modern-day classic. It’s a quartz-powered pilot’s watch with incredible styling, an ultra-functional (if not overly complicated) slide-rule bezel, and dual-zone or alarm functionality. It’s the perfect gift for aviation and horology enthusiasts.
Classic items never go out of style. These top style gifts will have your guy looking, feeling great, and thanking you for noticing his fashion sense.
6. Asket The Sweatshirt
Winter is officially here and if your man is anything like me, sweats are the dominant style option when lounging at home. When it comes to comfort you can’t go past Asket’s originally named The Sweatshirt.
This remastered take on the classic sweatshirt is custom cut from unbrushed Egyptian cotton and features a soft loopback interior and a tailored fit that suits all body types. Available in six colors and coming in under $100, this is a great, functional, Xmas gift.
7. Form&Thread Twill Double Pleated Trouser
Need to look smart this Christmas or want your partner respectable enough to meet the olds? Get yourself a pair of these Twill Double Pleated Trousers. Crafted in a small factory in Portugal, these mid-weight trousers come in a range of sizes and colors and go well with a shirt and jacket or t-shirt and beanie for that more casual look.
8. Percival Sherlock Mac
Every man should have a Mac in his closet. A combination of a trench coat and a waterproof jacket, Macs are versatile and a must during the cold, wet winter months. Percivals take on the British staple is made from durable Italian cotton, is water-resistant, and above all, looks fantastic.
9. James Allen Engagement Ring
While this might seem more like a gift for the women reading, buying an engagement ring should be an experience both of you are involved with. Nobody wants to propose with a sub-par ring. Enter JamesAllen.com, where you could easily custom design the perfect engagement ring
All you need to do is jump onto their website where they have hundreds of unique settings and over 250,000 diamonds to choose from. With their proprietary 360° Diamond Display Technology, you will be able to view the exact diamond you are buying in magnified 360° HD. Shopping on JamesAllen.com could also save you up to 50% compared to traditional retailers.
So if you’re thinking of popping the question (or getting some pressure from your partner), head to JamesAllen.com now and get yourself a ring.
10. Biddy Murphy Wool Scarf
If you want your favorite guy to stand out in a crowd for the right reasons, check out the Biddy Murphy Wool Scarf for a unique gift idea. Biddy Murphy makes these scarves from 100 percent lambswool, and the craftsmanship is second to none. There are a few different choices, so be sure to select the one that fits your guy’s style the best.
11. Luca Faloni Chunky Knit Cashmere Crewneck
Spending time on the ski slopes this winter? Or maybe temperatures get to below zero where you live? Whatever the situation, a warm cashmere sweater like the one offered by Luca Faloni will get you through winter. Knitted in Northern Italy with 100% four-ply cashmere from the prestigious Cariaggi Fine Yarns Collection, this snug garment is sure to upscale any outfit. A timeless classic that oozes sophistication and class.
12. J. Crew Ludlow Slim Fit Blazer
No guy’s wardrobe is complete without a great blazer or sport coat. The Ludlow from J.Crew is a great choice, with its wool-cotton blend and slim, modern fit. It’s a double-vent design with a two-button closure and is available in over a dozen different styles and colors. Our pick for something a little different is the textured wool blend option that has a very regal and classic look.
13. Thursday Boot Co. The Captain Boot
Thursday Boots are relatively new to the boot world, but they’re taking it by storm. The Captain is their most popular boot, with its classic styling and incredible value. If your guy is in the market for a great pair of boots, and you don’t want to break the bank to buy them, check out The Captain from Thursday Boot Co.
14. Stuart & Lau The Cary Briefcase
Every guy can appreciate a great bag, and the Stuart and Lau Cary Briefcase certainly fits the mold. Whether your guy commutes to the office or creates content in a coffee shop booth, The Cary Briefcase will ensure he looks stylish while doing it.
15. Artisian Lab Classic Sneaker
We are big fans of Artisan Lab, a British-based company that designs new fashion products and launches them monthly. Crafting everything from leather goods to tailored trousers, you can’t go past the brand’s Classic Sneaker. Engineered in Italy, these crips kicks have 3D memory foam injected into the sole, helping the shoe adapt to the shape of your foot while adding extra cushioning.
The Artesian Lab Classic Sneaker harks back to the glory days of 80s basketball and is made from premium leather, comes with a reinforced toe and sides, features a removable insole with arch support, and also has aloe vera antibacterial footbeds to keep your feet fungus free.
Available in five different colorways (you can’t beat all white), the Artisan Lab Classic Sneaker is great for the man who’s always on the move.
16. Wax London Malmo Puffer
Forget The North Face when it comes to puffer jackets. Wax London is the brand you should be wearing. The sustainable British outfit’s Malmo Puffer is heavy quilted using ethically sourced down filler that will keep you nice and toasty. Features include an adjustable hood, storm ribbed cuffs, a double-ended gunmetal center front zip, and plenty of pockets.
Available in black, gull grey, and pine green, this slightly oversized puffer pairs well with light-colored trousers, a crips tee, and sneakers.
Technology products fly off the shelves during the holiday seasons. You can often find incredible deals on some really great products. If your guy appreciates quality tech gear, be sure to check one of these top picks off his Christmas List.
17. Sony WH1000XM4 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift idea for an audiophile, you simply can’t go wrong with a high-quality pair of headphones. The Sony WH1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones produce premium sound quality for music, gaming, or podcasts with up to 30 hours of battery life. They’re Alexa-enabled and feature top-notch noise-canceling technology.
18. Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones
For guys that prefer in-ear headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones are the perfect Christmas gift idea. These wireless buds create an unrivaled, top-quality stereo sound for up to seven hours on one charge. Place them back in the automatically charging carrying case to recharge them for up to 28 hours of listening.
19. Drop CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
Need a new keyboard? You can’t go past Drop’s CTRL Mechanical Keyboard that simply has it all. This aluminum keyboard is fully programmable via QMK, comes with dual USB-C connectors, and features customizable RGB backlighting. Whether you’re writing reports, surfing the web, or playing games, this is the keyboard for you.
20. Xbox Series X
Considering the chances of securing a PS5 are very faint, the next best option is an Xbox Series X. While these consoles were challenging to come by at first, they are in abundance this Christmas. Pick one up along with the latest Halo release and make the gamer in your life very happy.
21. Apple Watch Series 7
If the guy you’re shopping for enjoys Apple products and fresh tech, giving him the Apple Watch Series 7 this holiday season would be a great Christmas present. It has all of the fitness-first features you’d expect from an Apple watch, and the GPS model lets you take calls and reply to texts from your wrist when you connect it to your iPhone.
22. Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
The latest Microsoft Surface Laptop is a tip-top piece of hardware suitable for any tech geek. Pick from either the choice of 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors, along with two different sizes and two keyboard finishes. The handy touchscreen makes life much easier while the theater-like Dolby Atmos audio is like having your own portable cinema.
23. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
If you’re shopping for an Android guy, be sure to check out the Galaxy Watch 4 from Samsung. This watch has fantastic styling, a long-lasting battery, and all the fitness and health features you can ask for. You can call, text, or stream music from your watch as well.
24. Apple iPad Mini
What more can you say about the iPad that hasn’t already been said? Apple revolutionized the portable computer business with this piece of tech. The iPad Mini, although smaller than the standard version (8.3″ as opposed to 11.3″), still packs a punch. The sixth-generation iPad is powered by an A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, has a 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage and USB-C connectivity, and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours.
25. ATUMTEK Single Monitor Arm Stand
With so many of us making our paychecks from home these days, customizing our workspaces is more important than other. The ATUMTEK Single Monitor Arm offers just that, with its 360 degrees of rotation and universal desk mount. This arm fits monitors between 15 and 32 inches and features internal cable routing for a sleek and organized desktop.
Men have been in love with everyday carry items since before anyone realized they could shorten it to “EDC.” A cool gift from this list will show you care about what he cares about.
26. Vaultskin Manhattan Card Wallet
With cards quickly replacing cold hard cash as a form of payment, wallets these days are designed for carrying an assortment of cards. From an everyday Visa card to that black platinum card for those special occasions, Vaultskin’s Manhattan Card Wallet is the everyday wallet to suit any modern man’s needs.
Made from top grain Italian leather, the Manhattan Card Wallet has RFID-blocking technology that keeps all your personal details safe. It features an outside pocket and even has room for American bills if you still like the feel of green in your hands. This slim fit wallet is sleek, practical, and elegant, and makes for a fantastic Christmas gift.
27. Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight Prestige Folding Knife
If you’ve ever heard your favorite guy utter the words “high-speed, low-drag,” he wants this knife. Tactical enthusiasts and everyday heroes will love the Chaparral’s awesome styling, reliable build, and razor-sharp edge.
28. Robert David Laguiole Folding Knife
When your guy’s taste and style lean more mature and distinguished, his pocket knife needs to reflect it. This folding knife from Laguiole is one of the best gentleman’s knives available, making it a great gift idea without blowing your holiday budget.
29. The Ridge Wallet
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of The Ridge Wallet at Next Luxury; it’s an outstanding product. If your guy wants to keep his cards and cash organized and safe in his front pocket, get him The Ridge.
30. Red Wing Heritage Card Holder
For a rugged and refined man, the Red Wing Heritage Card Holder offers an excellent front pocket-carry leather wallet option. It’s tough, durable, simple, and attractive. This wallet can carry up to 20 cards and cash, and Red Wing makes this leather wallet with the same craftsmanship as the company’s legendary boots.
31. Streamlight Microstream
No EDC enthusiast’s collection is complete without a bomb-proof pocket flashlight. Streamlight’s Microstream is rechargeable and produces 250 lumens of light with a 68-meter beam distance. It will fit easily in your favorite guy’s pocket, and it’s light enough that he’ll forget it’s there.
32. Leatherman Surge
When it comes to EDC, there’s nothing that can trump a Leatherman. The Surge is an incredible piece of kit, with 21 tools, including pliers, screwdrivers, scissors, knives, and a bottle opener. Best of all, all the tools are one-hand accessible – a huge improvement over the multi-tools of old.
Your guy’s grooming matters, and there are a lot of great products that can make his routine better and smoother – like his skin after you purchase some of these products.
33. Geologie Personalized Custom Complete Regimen Trial
Looking after your skin is a must, especially as you get older, so having a personalized routine focusing on your skin’s needs makes total sense. That’s where Geologie enters the picture. Found in 2018, this men’s skincare company will have your face glowing with its uniquely designed products and leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the world.
All you need to do is take a short diagnostic survey and the folks at Geologie will create a personalized routine for you to follow. This routine only takes a few minutes morning and night and includes:
- Two (2) Everyday Face Wash (20 ml, .68 oz). One is great for the bathroom and the other suits gym bags or carry-on luggage kits.
- Vital Morning Face Cream (15 ml, .5 oz)
- Repairing Night Cream (15 ml, .5 oz)
- Nourishing Eye Cream (5 ml, .17 oz)
As a Christmas treat, Geologie is also offering 70% off their Personalized Custom Regimen Trial Set from now until December 5.
34. Meridian The Works Package
Manscaping is no longer something only metrosexual men are known for. These days it’s expected that you will look after yourself, both above and below the waist. If you’re unsure what you need to look your best Meridian have you covered.
The Works Package is an all-inclusive kit that includes a trimmer and plenty of accessories to help manage body hair, grooming, musk, and more. Along with Meridian’s trusty and adjustable trimmer for downstairs, this great set comes with a trimmer for your face, two types of sprays (one for your privates and one for your feet), a nail kit, replacement blades, a pair of briefs, and a trendy toiletry bag to keep everything in.
The modern man has everything he needs to keep himself trimmed and ready to go with Meridian’s The Works Package.
35. Beardbrand Beard Trimming Scissors
Let’s face it: your guy’s beard is basically a family member growing on his face. He loves it, and so do the guys at Beardbrand. They offer styling balms, beard oil, brushes, combs, and other beard care essentials for your guy’s facial hair needs. For us, it’s their Beard Trimming Scissors that every man should have in their bathroom. These babies are made from Japanese steel, feature a matte finish with gold accents, and are travel-friendly.
36. Tiege Hanley Level 1 System
If your guy’s skincare routine has been lacking, get him jumpstarted with the Tiege Hanley Level 1 System. This is a perfect gift set for the holiday season. This kit includes a daily face wash, exfoliating scrub, moisturizer, and acne cream. Tiege Hanley formulates these products specifically for men, and chances are, your guy wants them.
37. Murdock London Beard Oil
Speaking of beard care, Murdock London has a forest scented Beard Oil that comes highly recommend. Made with a blend of 100% natural oils, this oil is suitable for all types of beards, from those with a trim Jake Gyllenhaal-esque style to men who look like they’ve been living off the grid for a decade.
38. Manscaped The Performance Package 4.0
While this is a list of gifts for men, you might be performing a Christmas Miracle for yourself with this awesome gift. The Performance Package 4.0 from our good friends at Manscaped is another great grooming set that comes with more items than you can poke a stick at.
You get the all-new SkinSafe Lawn Mower 4.0, the ear and nose Weed Whacker trimmer, anti-chafing ball deodorant, ball spray toner, and disposable shaving mats. Manscaped will even throw in a free pair of boxes and travel bag worth over $50 to sweeten the deal!
You can get 20% off and free shipping at manscaped.com/nextluxury!
There’s nothing worse than poor water pressure when having your morning shower. Nobody wants hair like Kramer, so to avoid any unfortunate outcomes, get yourself the Nebia Quattro. This advanced design of the modern showerhead has been re-engineered to allow the perfectly positioned nozzles to maximize the amount of water hitting your body.
With two times greater coverage than a standard shower, the Nebia Quattro not only covers your entire body but is also constructed to save up to 65% water loss. The one size fits all showerhead has 4 spray modes, comes in a multitude of colors, and can be installed in nearly any shower.
Nebia describes using the Quattro as “the most thoughtful shower experience in the world,” and after you’ve given this showerhead a whirl, you’ll find it hard to disagree.
Get the Nebia Quattro for 20% off through the end of the year! You can purchase a shower system and get 30% off a second item!
Food and Drink
We know you’re looking forward to enjoying some of these food and drink products with your guy, but please wait until he opens them first! Here are our favorite food and drink gifts for 2021.
40. Northern Brewer Premium Craft Brewery Starter Kit
If your beer lover doesn’t already have his own home-brew kit, he wants one. Make his holiday season with the Northern Brewer Premium Craft Brewery Starter Kit. It has everything he needs to get started creating his own microbrews, and if you’re lucky, he’ll share a beer with you.
41. The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem
If you’re targeting a cocktail enthusiast this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a boozy book. The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry, and Jillian Vose details some of this incredible bar’s coolest secrets, and the illustrations are next level. If you’d rather read something a little more traditional, check out our picks for the best cocktail books here.
42. Man Crate Hickory Grilling Crate
Barbecue and smoking enthusiasts alike appreciate a well-curated kit for their next backyard masterpiece. This great gift set includes a smoker box, hickory chips, and all the rubs and sauces your guy needs to put together a fantastic smoked meal.
43. Norlan Whisky Glass Set
Whether your favorite guy spells it with an E or not, he loves whiskey. Give him the perfect holiday gift vessel for enjoying his favorite drink with the Norlan Whisky Glass Set. This whiskey glass set comes in pairs of two, so don’t be surprised if he asks you to sit down and enjoy a holiday spirit with him.
Home and Office
Need to spruce up your home office setup? Here. area few goodies sure to make life easier.
44. Bosmiller Leather Executive Desk Chair
You don’t have to skimp on luxury when it comes to finding an office chair that’s both comfortable and matches your decor. Bosmiller has designed a retro-looking leather office chair that will make your other half feel like the CEO of a multi-million dollar company.
Features include a 360-degree swivel, a five-star base for extra strength, and a richly padded armrest and back support. The curved design is especially helpful for those suffering from back problems. In short, this is a classic boardroom office chair that’s a steal for less than $200.
45. Vitrazza Square Glass Chair Mat
Working from home is the new normal, but if you’ve got your home office haphazardly set up you could be doing yourself more harm than good. One item many people disregard is a chair mat. Not only can this protect your floor from scratches made by your chair, but they look great and will avoid you rolling all over the place.
One company leading the charge when it comes to chair mats is Vitrazza. They have a great selection of Glass Office Chair Mats to choose from, but our pick is the classic Square Glass Office Chair Mat. Available in four different sizes and two types of glass, this mat is a stylish addition to any home office.