It can be a daunting task to find the perfect Christmas gift for your brother, son, father, husband, or any other guy in your family. First, you should think about what kind of man you are shopping for. For example, is he sporty, or more of a tech junkie? Does he enjoy the outdoors, or does he like staying home to watch a movie? If you are having trouble deciding on the best present, here are some tips and ideas for shopping for every kind of guy during the holidays.
If you are shopping for the man who can't get enough out the outdoors, there are many options for great Christmas gifts. If he likes to hike and camp, consider getting him a solar powered water bottle that also serves as a lantern. The solar panel charges during the day, while you hike, and turns on automatically during the night and can remain lit for up to eight hours. Visit the Uncommon Goods website and look for the Lightcap 300 Solar Lantern/ Water Bottle. This particular bottle runs around $30. Another great gift for an avid camper is a light and portable stove. The Jetboil FLASH Personal Cooking System is a great buy at $75 from Amazon, because it does not require much fuel and is extremely lightweight. In addition, it boils water in less than two minutes and can fit easily in any small backpack.
For the guy who likes to play sports or just likes to workout, there is an almost infinite number of products out there that will make the perfect Christmas gift. Does your guy frequent the gym? If so, he will need a good pair of sweatpants to wear. The Livestrong All Day Waffle Pants are great workout pants that are comfortable and most importantly wick away moisture, so after a hard gym session your guy will feel fresh and dry. They are available at the Nike website for about $55. To accompany a great new gym outfit, a good pair of gym headphones is always appreciated. Try Sennehiser's CX680i Sports Headset, which are water-resistant for sweaty workouts and great at canceling out unwanted noise. You can find them on amazon.com for around $100.
Does your guy get excited every time a new gadget is released? It can get a little confusing trying to buy the perfect tech gift when there is just so much out there. One product that is always appreciated on Christmas morning is a great new camera to capture special moments with. If you are willing to pay a little more, the Sony Alpha55 digital camera has an amazing 16.2 megapixel image quality and is extremely fast whether you are taking still photographs or HD video. It runs for around $799 at store.sony.com. If your budget is a little more modest, a great gift is Apple TV, which runs around $99 at the Apple website. It allows your tech guy to stream content from his Apple devices on his TV, as well as use iTunes and Netflix all on one system.