Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for the Special Man in Your Life

Picture of a fully decorated Christmas tree in Stacy Lyn Harris's home, from her blog "Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Special Men in your life"

If you are like me, you’re on the downhill stretch of Christmas shopping season and counting down the days until you can finally let go of all the stress, gather around the tree with your loved ones, and enjoy this beautiful holiday. Of course, we’re not there yet! I’m excited, but there’s still a little bit of chaos to deal with. If you’re in the same boat as me, maybe this post can help you! I put together this neat little list of gift ideas with the hope that it will ease your anxiety about what to give your man for Christmas!

You may think your special guy is the easiest person to buy a gift for. Well, that’s not always the case! I know my husband, Scott, isn’t the kind of man that desires a gift with no purpose—he considers it a needless waste of resources. So I try to put some extra thought into my decision-making when picking out his gifts. It was actually his birthday a few days ago, so I spent the day shopping for both his birthday present and his Christmas gifts. That’ll give you an idea of how behind I am this year—I was shopping on the DAY OF HIS BIRTHDAY! You’re not alone, ladies!

Scott is a “rugged,” outdoorsy kind of guy who doesn’t really have an appreciation for clothes. I find it best to pick out a few gifts he can “play” with, and mix in things I know he needs (i.e. clothes). Below you’ll find a list of things I’ve gotten for him in the past and am considering this year between his birthday and Christmas. Don’t worry, I specifically advised him not to read this post!

I hope this list helps all the people out there shopping for the special men in their lives for Christmas. You can use it for dads, brothers, and uncles too. Also, for those of you who plan on entertaining your family members during the holidays, I have a great suggestion right here!

Antipasto Board

This is the board I always serve my Antipasto Appetizer on. That dish is a yearly showstopper, not only at Christmastime, but any time you have a large group of people gathering in your house. This large board totally completes the appetizer. People can come and go as they please, picking out what they want and rejoining the party. It helps establish the casual and communal vibe of your get-together, which may end with you being chosen to host the next one. Be ready!

Antipasto Appetizer: Simple, Elegant, and Delicious
Antipasto Appetizer: Simple, Elegant, and Delicious

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Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Special Man in Your Life

Duck Head Pants

This brand is making a comeback. Did you know Duck Head started making clothes in 1865? That kind of longevity only comes from producing great products. This is an all-around great work pant that last forever—and you know guys appreciate that.

On Men’s Tennis Shoes

I love the way these look on Scott, enough to buy him a pair in just about every color. He’s got another one coming this year. They are lightweight, and if he keeps them clean enough he can even wear them to work!

Barbour Hat

I just love their hats…well, actually, a lot of their apparel. Outside of work, Scott can usually be found wearing a baseball cap. I have a pet peeve about dirty hats, and my husband is known for being rough with his, so getting him a new hat to wear when we go out is my attempt to fix the problem!

photo of barbour hat and on men's tennis shoes from stacy lyn harris's blog "perfect christmas gifts for the special man in your life"

EyeBob’s Reading Glasses

You can never have enough of these laying around the house. I love their style, especially at that price point!


If your man is constantly going out for shooting practice and complaining about all the wasted bullets, consider this gift! I’ve heard the “laser bullets” are actually pretty fun to practice with. This will be great for all the other boys in the house too.

Tasc Performance Long Sleeve Polo Shirt

This shirt is made with bamboo and is super soft, durable, anti-odor, and USPF 50!

Madison Creek Outfitters Carry Vest

I tried this on in the store! It’s light-weight, quilted, and has several hidden pockets on the inside of the jacket for concealed carry! If there’s one thing I know about men’s fashion, it’s that they love their pockets.

Life of Excellence by Richard E. Simmons III

I’ve heard from quite a few men that this book helped change their lives, always for the better! It’s a great book for any man wanting to be the best versions of themselves they can possibly be.

Game Winner Quad 2.0 Hunting Stand

This one’s a winner every way you turn!! Pun intended, haha. I love this hunting stand because I can go out with Scott, and yet it is like I am hunting on my own because we can face two different directions.


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