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2022 Holiday Gifts for Men on Your Shopping List

Grooming and style presents big and small will suit him to a T

Man opening a Christmas gift at home
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Ask a woman what she wants for Christmas, and you’ll get a list. Ask a guy, and he’ll mumble something about a wireless charger, massage gun or a pickleball paddle. Men sometimes lack the fashion and grooming gene that energizes the holiday shopping season for women. Help him out with some trendy updates and stocking stuffers that’ll make him feel like Idris Elba, Tom Cruise and George Clooney rolled into one.

Homey

(Clockwise from left) Lands’ End Men’s Big and Tall Sherpa Fleece-Lined Flannel Pajama Pants in Evergreen Blackwatch Plaid; Teslyar Wood Phone Docking Station; Michael Strahan Daily Defense Conditioning Beard Oil; L.L. Bean Men’s Mountain Slippers, Boot Moc in Ash
(Clockwise from left) Lands’ End Men’s Big and Tall Sherpa Fleece-Lined Flannel Pajama Pants; Teslyar Wood Phone Docking Station; Michael Strahan Daily Defense Conditioning Beard Oil; L.L. Bean Men’s Mountain Slippers, Boot Moc in Ash
Lands' End; Amazon; CVS; L.L. Bean

He’d rather fire up the grill than grab dinner out, spend the weekend on a Netflix binge than go to the movies, and when it comes to clothes, sweats outrank khakis and a T-shirt. No problem. Give him the L.L. Bean Men’s Mountain Slippers, Boot Moc in Ash ($79, llbean.com), fleece-lined, suede high-tops with no-slip tread soles; the Teslyar Wood Phone Docking Station ($49, amazon.com), a charging organizer for cell, watch, glasses and wallet; the Lands’ End Men’s Big and Tall Sherpa Fleece-Lined Flannel Pajama Pants in Evergreen Blackwatch Plaid ($32, landsend.com), so cozy on cold, snowy days or nights; and the Michael Strahan Daily Defense Conditioning Beard Oil ($14, cvs.com) for soothing dry, coarse, itchy beards and scruff.

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Working

(Clockwise from left) H&M’s Men’s Regular Fit Corduroy Shirt in Gray-Blue; Peepers Swagger Men’s Readers in Tortoise/Amber; Bravo Sierra Body Spray — Citrus and Cedarwood; Sorel Men’s Hi-Line Waterproof Chelsea Boot in Black Jet
(Clockwise from left) H&M’s Men’s Regular Fit Corduroy Shirt in Gray-Blue; Peepers Swagger Men’s Readers in Tortoise/Amber; Bravo Sierra Body Spray — Citrus and Cedarwood; Sorel Men’s Hi-Line Waterproof Chelsea Boot in Black Jet
H&M; Peepers; Target; Macy's

He’s a WFH guy or nine-to-fiver who likes to look professional and up to date but feel comfy. Give him a boost with H&M’s Men’s Regular Fit Corduroy Shirt in Gray-Blue ($25, www2.hm.com/en_us/), a biz casual button-down in soft corduroy; the Sorel Men’s Hi-Line Waterproof Chelsea Boot in Black Jet ($175, macys.com) in faux leather with double pull tabs and elastic side gores to elevate jeans and chinos; Peepers Swagger Men’s Readers in Tortoise/Amber ($29, peepers.com), an angular face-framing style with blue light protection in a two-tone design; and the Bravo Sierra Body Spray — Citrus and Cedarwood ($9, target.com) with energizing notes of pepper and cinnamon.

Traveling

(Clockwise from left) Todd Snyder + Champion Sun-Faded Midweight Turtleneck Sweatshirt in Army Green; Coach Open Road Eau de Toilette Travel Spray; Calpak Luka Duffel in Matte Black; Jack Black The Jetsetter Set
(Clockwise from left) Todd Snyder + Champion Sun-Faded Midweight Turtleneck Sweatshirt in Army Green; Coach Open Road Eau de Toilette Travel Spray; Calpak Luka Duffel in Matte Black; Jack Black The Jetsetter Set
Todd Snyder; Ulta Beauty; Calpak; Nordstrom

He’s always on the go — planning a road trip, cruise or vacay to destinations near and far. Get him gifts that keep him feeling fresh and well-packed such as the Coach Open Road Eau de Toilette Travel Spray ($32, ulta.com), woodsy with hints of lavender and vetiver; the Todd Snyder + Champion Sun-Faded Midweight Turtleneck Sweatshirt in Army Green ($138, toddsnyder.com), which keeps the neck toasty (so no scarf needed); Jack Black’s The Jetsetter Set ($59, nordstrom.com), an everything-you-need “go kit” with SPF 20 moisturizer, body and hair cleanser and more to go; and the Calpak Luka Duffel in Matte Black ($96, calpaktravel.com), a lightweight, water-resistant carry-on with nine pockets, including one for extra shoes.

Green

(Clockwise from left) Gap Men’s 100% Organic Cotton Flannel Shirt in Green Plaid; Hawthorne Everyday Body Wash; UpWest Colorblock Pullover Sweater in Nocturne/Bluestone; Ralph Lauren Polo Earth Eau de Toilette
(Clockwise from left) Gap Men’s 100% Organic Cotton Flannel Shirt in Green Plaid; Hawthorne Everyday Body Wash; UpWest Colorblock Pullover Sweater in Nocturne/Bluestone; Ralph Lauren Polo Earth Eau de Toilette
Gap; Target; UpWest; Ulta Beauty

He recycles and composts and is serious about organic food and sustainability in clothes and products. Encourage his lifestyle commitment with gifts that do the same such as the Ralph Lauren Polo Earth Eau de Toilette ($106, ulta.com), a vegan green blend in a recycled glass bottle; the Gap Men’s 100% Organic Cotton Flannel Shirt in Green Plaid ($60, gap.com); UpWest's Colorblock Pullover Sweater in Nocturne/Bluestone ($88, upwest.com) made with mindful materials; and Hawthorne Everyday Body Wash ($10, target.com), a vegan and cruelty-free minty eucalyptus-scented gel.

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Social

(Left to right) Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Eau de Toilette; Bonobos Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip in Grey Black Stripe; J. Crew Cashmere Scarf in Regal Blue; Harrms Men’s Leather-Lined, Full-Hand Touchscreen Gloves in Black-c Wool
(Left to right) Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Eau de Toilette; Bonobos Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip in Grey Black Stripe; J. Crew Cashmere Scarf in Regal Blue; Harrms Men’s Leather-Lined, Full-Hand Touchscreen Gloves in Black-c Wool
Nordstrom; Bonobos; J. Crew; Amazon

He’s groomed and ready for his next selfie or party invite with whitened teeth, trimmed brows and buffed nails. Keep his pitch-perfect look going with the Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Eau de Toilette ($82, nordstrom.com), a modern, smoky, head-turning vetiver scent; the Bonobos Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip in Grey Black Stripe ($129, bonobos.com), tasteful with a sporty zipper; the J. Crew Cashmere Scarf in Regal Blue ($98, jcrew.com), a hot shade that makes all skin tones glow and eye colors sparkle; and the Harrms Men’s Leather-Lined, Full-Hand Touchscreen Gloves in Black-c Wool ($14, amazon.com), so he never misses a text.

Casual

(Left to right) Uniqlo Ultralight Down Vest (Wide-Quilt) in 59 Dark Green; Old Navy Straight 360 Stretch Performance Jeans for Men in Washed Black; Wild Willies Beard Butter in Cool Mint; Mango Men Textured Check Sweatshirt in Medium Brown
(Left to right) Uniqlo Ultralight Down Vest (Wide-Quilt) in 59 Dark Green; Old Navy Straight 360 Stretch Performance Jeans for Men in Washed Black; Wild Willies Beard Butter in Cool Mint; Mango Men Textured Check Sweatshirt in Medium Brown
Uniqlo; Old Navy; CVS; Mango

He lives in jeans, tees and sneakers and gave his old suits, ties and belts to Goodwill. Pull his look together with some elevating additions such as the Uniqlo Ultralight Down Vest (Wide-Quilt) in 59 Dark Green ($50, uniqlo.com), down-filled and water-repellent with a DIY storage pouch; the Mango Men Textured Check Sweatshirt in Medium Brown ($90, mango.com/us), a suburban-to-urban hoodie; the Wild Willies Beard Butter in Cool Mint ($10, cvs.com) for grooming with oils of coconut, avocado, grape-seed and jojoba; and the Old Navy Straight 360 Stretch Performance Jeans for Men in Washed Black ($55, oldnavy.gap.com), excellent pants stand-ins when he needs a more dressed-up look without changing his style mantra.

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Outdoorsy

(Clockwise from left) All in Motion Men’s Big Quilted Fleece Sweatshirt in Butterscotch; Duke Cannon Supply Co. Winter Survival Tube Gift Set; Carhartt Rain Loose Fit Heavyweight Long-Sleeve Pocket Henley T-Shirt in North Woods Heather; Chup Socks Chup Vivienda Wool Sock in Khaki
(Clockwise from left) All in Motion Men’s Big Quilted Fleece Sweatshirt; Duke Cannon Supply Co. Winter Survival Tube Gift Set; Carhartt Rain Loose Fit Heavyweight Long-Sleeve Pocket Henley T-Shirt in North Woods Heather; Chup Socks Chup Vivienda Wool Sock
Target (2); Carhartt; Todd Snyder

He’s a nature lover who prefers a long walk to a short drive, camping to hotels and sunsets to TV. Get him gifts to wear in the wild (or even just the backyard) such as the Carhartt Rain Loose Fit Heavyweight Long-Sleeve Pocket Henley T-Shirt in North Woods Heather ($30, carhartt.com) in a cold-weather weight; the Duke Cannon Supply Co. Winter Survival Tube Gift Set ($15, target.com) to ensure he has a hand balm, SPF lip balm, moisturizer and “field” wipes with him; the All in Motion Men’s Big Quilted Fleece Sweatshirt in Butterscotch ($24, target.com), a heavy-duty but fashionable update; and the Chup Socks Chup Vivienda Wool Sock in Khaki ($38, toddsnyder.com), toe-warming and inspired by Navajo rug patterns.

Classic

(Clockwise from left) Peter Millar Corduroy Chore Coat; J. Crew Factory Men’s Machine Washable Merino Wool-Blend SweaterPolo in Hthr Dark Flax; The Art of Shaving GiletteLabs Heated Razor; Thomas & Vine Watkins Embossed Penny Loafer in Black
(Clockwise from left) Peter Millar Corduroy Chore Coat; J. Crew Factory Men’s Machine Washable Merino Wool-Blend SweaterPolo in Hthr Dark Flax; The Art of Shaving GiletteLabs Heated Razor; Thomas & Vine Watkins Embossed Penny Loafer in Black
Nordstrom; J. Crew; Nordstrom; Zappos

He prefers sweaters to sweatshirts, corduroy to leather and a clean-shaven look. Give him updates with a contemporary twist such as the J. Crew Factory Men’s Machine Washable Merino Wool-Blend SweaterPolo in Deep Navy or Hthr Dark Flax ($49, factory.jcrew.com), a handsome collared sweater; The Art of Shaving GiletteLabs Heated Razor ($150, nordstrom.com), a high-tech alternative with built-in warmer for a barbershop hot towel effect; the Thomas & Vine Watkins Embossed Penny Loafer in Black ($150, zappos.com), a hybrid of the classic loafer with a sneaker sole; and the Peter Millar Corduroy Chore Coat ($198, nordstrom.com), a polished blazer alternative.

Cool

(Clockwise from left) Grateful Dead Fair Isle Sweater in Black/White; Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners in Natural Grey (Light Grey Sole); How’On Men’s Casual Sherpa Fleece-Lined Jacket in Dark Blue; 18.21 Man Made Spiced Vanilla Beard, Hair & Skin Oil
(Clockwise from left) Grateful Dead Fair Isle Sweater in Black/White; Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners in Natural Grey (Light Grey Sole); How’On Men’s Casual Sherpa Fleece-Lined Jacket in Dark Blue; 18.21 Man Made Spiced Vanilla Beard, Hair & Skin Oil
Huckberry; Allbirds; Amazon; Ulta Beauty

He has a black leather jacket, a tattoo (or two) and scruff, knows the best food trucks and has a playlist of the newest bands. Give him gifts with the same attitude such as the 18.21 Man Made Spiced Vanilla Beard, Hair & Skin Oil ($28, ulta.com), a lightweight, non-greasy botanical blend that hydrates and makes tattoos look more vibrant; the Grateful Dead Fair Isle Sweater in Black/White ($135, huckberry.com) to make a statement; the How’On Men’s Casual Sherpa Fleece-Lined Jacket in Dark Blue or Army Green ($44, amazon.com) for a warmer option; and the Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners in Natural Grey (Light Grey Sole) ($110, allbirds.com) to give sweats or cargos an edge.