The Best Gifts For The Main Man In Your Life
Somehow, holiday shopping for the person you're closest to can be the absolute hardest, especially when there are so many things that would make great gifts for him. If you're shopping for the main man in your life this season, whether you call him your husband, fiancé, boyfriend, partner, or your preferred pet names, of course you want to find a gift that shows him just how much he means to you. But the key to the perfect gift is simply that it comes from you. These gift ideas will help you say "This made me think of you because…" Now, all you have to do is fill in the blank!
Keep him ahead of the trends with the latest edition of The North Face's Nuptse puffer, now available in this cozy shearling style.
Bring the cinemas home to your movie buff with a sleek projector setup for your own private screenings and viewing parties.
For his outdoor adventures or social gatherings, outfit him with a (literally) cool backpack that he can fill with his favorite snacks and beverages.
The Scientist Sock Pack ($61)
Whether as a stocking stuffer or a small but thoughtful gift, a playful set of socks is both practical and personal.
You'll score points for scouring the resale market for a vintage sweatshirt or tee repping his favorite team or championship game. Start here for a wide selection of major league sports, here for more college gear, or here.
For the early risers and coffee-obsessed, a programmable coffee maker means he can wake up to the smell of coffee every day (and no longer has to use wasteful pods for an instant brew). There are more affordable options, too.
Whether he's returning to the office, outfitting a permanent at-home office, or heading back to school, a personalized desk set will please the most studious types.
If your man loves SNL, give him a laugh with the greatest gift of all: a robe.
Once you've reached long-term status, gift him a signature gold chain he can flex for years to come, too.
Pangaia 365 Signature Hoodie ($175)
For the hoodie-obsessed, Pangaia's signature, sustainable sweatshirts (and sweatsuits!) are best-in-class.
Disco Regimen Set ($116)
Once you introduce him to a simple skincare routine, he'll understand why you're religious about yours. Let him join in with this beginner-friendly set.
From the song played during a first dance to the one you always blast together in the car, every couple has their favorite song. Memorialize yours for your music-loving man.
Outfit his next game night with a poker set that's sure to impress, and easy to bring on the go for weekend trips and group hangs.
Rumpl Original Puffy ($99)
Give him the gift of an outdoor adventure with plans to camp, hit the beach, or stargaze, and an easy-to-pack blanket you can gift wrap to let him know.
New Balance 327 Sneakers ($100)
Secure your status as the greatest of all time by copping him the pair of sneakers he's been eyeing.
If your man likes to cook, gifting him this grower means he no longer needs the outdoor space for a garden or last-minute grocery runs to always have fresh herbs on hand.
Encourage your man to experiment with style with the must-have men's accessory of the moment in necklace or bracelet form (or both!).
This isn't just any coffee table book, but one true sports buffs will actually want to devour, with clippings from his team's history, glory days, and highlights.
If he prefers to skip the shopping trips, a classic new sweater will help spruce up his style for the season.
A word of advice: If you're not yet in a committed relationship, you don't need to overthink a gift! During the early stages of dating, add a bow to his beverage of choice for a flirty, thoughtful gesture.
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Lauren is a marketing professional, writer, and the founder of The Eye & The Edit, a weekly style and shopping newsletter. She recently found a home in New York City, where she enjoys endless people-watching and outfit inspiration. There, she can usually be found shopping in Soho, digging through vintage stores in Brooklyn, or trying a new coffee shop or natural wine bar.