The secret to buying great Christmas gifts for men is really no secret at all.
You already know what intrigues, interests, or inspires the father, son, brother, husband, boyfriend, nephew, or other guys in your life and on your gift list.
It may or may not be something you care about. But he does. And because you care about him—enough, at least, to be shopping for him this holiday—you can take your cue from it.
At Art of Words we think the best way to celebrate anybody is to give them a gift focused on what they celebrate. When you give them a present clearly connected to their favorite pastimes and passions, you’re giving them a great gift.
To help you choose the right present for your guys this holiday season, here are a few categories of gift ideas we think are well worth considering.
Magazine or Gift Box Subscriptions You Know He’ll Enjoy
Think magazine subscriptions make lazy or lame gifts? Not at all!
Find a niche magazine devoted to a topic a man cares about and surprise him with a subscription. Publishers offer magazines for gearheads, model makers, photographers, and just about any other interest you can imagine.
If a publication offers a “digital plus print” option, spring for it so he can access all the content that may interest him.
And don’t overlook subscription boxes. Your options aren’t limited to personal hygiene items, clothing, or food and drink. You’ll find subscription services for hunters and anglers, vinyl record collectors, bookworms, swimmers, sci-fi fans, and more.
Subscriptions are Christmas gifts for men that keep holiday cheer alive long after December 25th has come and gone.
Brewing Up Gift Ideas for the Craft Beer Connoisseur
Sales of craft beers dipped during the pandemic, but mostly because so many bars and restaurants shut down. The more we get back to some kind of normal, the better the outlook for artisanal brew.
Besides, lockdowns did little to dry up anyone’s thirst for specialty suds. If the men on your list enjoy craft beers, giving them some of their favorite small batch or a gift card to a local microbrewery could hit the spot.
You don’t even have to buy the beverage itself. The web’s awash in creative craft beer-related gift ideas. Even a quick search will bring up personalized tap handles, handcrafted beer flight samplers, and beer-infused products from bar soap to hot sauce.
Season the Celebration for the Guy Who’s a Gastronome
If the guys in your life are geniuses in the kitchen, a new cooking gadget or gizmo can make a great gift.
Before grabbing trendy appliances like air fryers, consider things that make meal prep faster and easier, like a multicooker, or turn out fun treats, like a Belgian waffle maker or a nostalgic ice cream machine. (Waffles and ice cream are a hard-to-beat combo, by the way.)
And you don’t have to wait until Father’s Day to give some shiny new grilling gear. Upgrade his essential accessories—fork, tongs, spatula, basting brushes, meat injectors—or even give him a novel nonessential he’d never splurge for himself, like a personalized steak branding iron.
Word Art to “Wow” the Men in Your Life This Holiday Season
The best way we know to show a guy you know what brings him joy is to give him an unforgettable piece of word art celebrating it.
Does the man you’re shopping for eat, sleep, and breathe baseball? Our baseball collection features striking portraits of some of the greatest to play the game, past and present, as well as stadiums where they made their mark.
For example, here’s MVP Willie “Pops” Stargell at bat during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1979 World Series win.
Look closely, and you’ll see the Buccos’ season stats—the dates, opponents, and scores from all 172 games—make up the image.
If the guy on your list thinks watching football is the best part of Christmas Day, we’ve got plenty of prints to turn any day into game day.
Our view of Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, for instance, puts all who see it in the thick of the Tigers as the squad touches Howard’s Rock on their run down the hill through the east end zone to take the field.
Dan composed the scene by handwriting every Clemson win through their 2019 national championship—no less than 724 games!
If the man whose gift you’re still searching for is more a history than a sports buff, honor his passion for the past with our patriotic Liberty Bell poster, handwritten with the text of the Declaration of Independence.
Sports, history, music, great American cities—Art of Words’ always-growing collection contains prints that make classy, compelling Christmas gifts for men and will delight them every day of the year, for years to come.
Browse our full collection now and find something guaranteed to make the guys on your gift list happy this holiday!