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45 best Christmas gift ideas for men who are surprisingly hard to shop for

Shopping for a picky man? These are the best Christmas (or birthday, anniversary, insert occasion here) gifts for men in 2023, starting from $12.

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45 best gift ideas for men in 2023 (photos via Nike, Amazon, Harry Rose, Yeti, Urban Outfitters, lululemon, Sephora, Best Buy Canada).

Whether you're shopping for your partner of 20 years, your dad, a teenage boy, or a newly official boyfriend, we all have men in our lives who, no matter how much you beg for a hint, "don't need anything" as a gift.

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And while that's well and good (and unhelpful), no one wants to be caught empty-handed this holiday season. Therefore, for the struggling gift-givers out there, we've rounded up 45 fantastic gift ideas that even the pickiest of men will enjoy.

Starting at less than $20, scroll below to shop the best unique, heartfelt, sexy, funny and memorable Christmas gifts for men who have everything in 2023.

Best gifts for men under $50

Best practical gift: lululemon Warm Revelation Beanie

The perfect gift for anyone and everyone who has to leave their home this winter, lululemon's Warm Revelation Beanie contains merino wool, which is naturally thermoregulating and soft against the skin. Shop the unisex style in six colours and two sizes.

Shop the Warm Revelation Beanie in six colours.

$48 at lululemon

Best gift for the everyman: Yeti 20z Rambler

This best-selling insulated travel mug comes backed by a whopping 50,000 reviews on Yeti and 26,000 reviews on Amazon. Its double-walled vacuum insulation keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold and is dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.

Shop Yeti's Rambler 591mL Tumbler in 10 colours.

$45 at Yeti

Best budget headphones: JBL Tune Headphones

These wallet-friendly headphones from JBL offer Bluetooth 5.0 streaming, so users can stream wirelessly from their devices and easily switch between devices. The headphones have a listening time of up to 40 hours.

Shop these JBL headphones in four colours.

$40 at Amazon

Best simple pleasure gift: Scalp Massager Tool (2-Pack)

Take it from someone who owns this head-scratcher — it's incredible. But hey, you don't have to take my word for it. This best-selling scalp massager has over 6,200 reviews on Amazon and a 4.4-star rating. According to one happy shopper, the scalp massages will take your scalp "as close to God as possible" without the "unfortunate death side effect."

4,300 5-star reviewers can't be wrong.

$14 at Amazon

Best gift for book lovers: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

If you can't trust Heather for a good book recommendation, who can you? A Heather's Pick and reviewer-favourite, this memoir gives a behind-the-scenes look at Nike and the decisions made by Phil Knight, Nike's founder and board chairman.

We always trust a Heather's Pick.

$26 at Indigo

Best gift for the aspiring chef: Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

Take the guesswork out of dinner with this "Amazon's Choice" meat thermometer. The versatile device comes backed by more than 28,000+ reviews and an average rating of 4.6 stars. It has a water-resistance rating of IP65 and switches easily between °F/°C.

This "Amazon's Choice" meat thermometer has racked up thousands of five-star reviews.

$20 at Amazon

Best gift for wine drinkers: Wine Aerator

Make every bottle of wine that much nicer with this "Amazon's Choice" wine aerator. The aerator fits all wine bottles and is engineered to improve flavour and provide more bubbles than competitors.

This wine aerator easily attaches to any bottle.

$17 at Amazon

Best affordable grooming gift: Blind Barber Beard & Face Replenishment Oil

Softer, smoother scruff: Coming right up. This tonka bean-scented beard oil from Blind Barber contains botanical extracts, jojoba oil and avocado oil.

This 30mL beard oil features botanical extracts, jojoba oil and avocado oil.

$30 at Harry Rosen

Best gift for the frequent phone user: Portable Charger

Get a power boost when you need it the most with this compact portable phone charger. This power bank is around the size of a lipstick and compatible with Type-C phones. Small but mighty, the portable charger has enough juice in it to provide your device with an entire replacement charge.

This portable phone charger has 12,000 reviews on Amazon.

$20 at Amazon

Best gift for the scatterbrain: Tile Mate

Never lose your keys, wallet, or luggage again with the reviewer-loved Tile Mate. Attach the Tile Mate to everyday objects like your keys, backpack or bag and keep track of where they end up, whether in Bluetooth range or far away.

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Never lose your stuff again (or at least, find it easier) with the Tile Mate. 

$25 at Amazon

Best gift for the scatterbrain who prefers Apple devices: Apple AirTag

Same, same but different: The Apple AirTag helps keep track of important items and find lost objects. Whether you stick the AirTag to your remote, keep it inside your luggage or attach it to your four-legged friend's collar, Amazon shoppers say the AirTag has "saved" them when they needed it the most.

Make lost luggage a thing of the past with Apple's fan-favourite AirTag.

$35 at Amazon

Best gift for the eternal learner: MasterClass

Whether they're into cooking, music, business, tech or art, MasterClass covers every topic under the sun. Individual courses are taught by some of the most famous faces on the planet, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Chris Hadfield and many more. Black Friday sale: Enjoy two memberships for the price of one.

The perfect gift for the life-long learner.

From $13 at MasterClass

Best gift for the guy who needs a skincare routine: The Ordinary The Daily Set

This affordable set provides the building blocks of a healthy skincare routine. It includes everything you need for daily care, including The Ordinary's Squalane Cleanser, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

The Ordinary

The building blocks of a healthy skincare routine.

$17 at The Ordinary

Best gift for the bike commuter: Rockbros Bike Handlebar Bag

This best-selling bike handlebar bag has a sensitive touchscreen phone case, a sun visor and a large storage area to hold your keys, wallet, sunglasses and more. According to one shopper, it "fits securely" on your handlebars and "works like a charm."

This waterproof carry case will be just the thing come rain or shine.

$27 at Amazon

Best vinyl gift: Mac Miller K.I.D.S. Limited 2XLP

This 2023 pressing of Mac Miller's seminal mixtape K.I.D.S. comes in an exclusive translucent yellow vinyl.

The 2023 pressing of Mac Miller's seminal mixtape K.I.D.S.

$55 at Urban Outfitters

Best weed gift: Sackville & Co. Signature Grinder

Quite possibly the most elegant grinder on the market, this four-tiered grinder includes a mesh screen and diamond-sharp teeth for a perfectly fluffy grind. Shop the grinder in black or gold (pictured).

This grown-up grinder comes in gold and black.

$40 at Bespoke Post

Best gifts for men under $100

Best gift he'll actually use: lululemon Always In Motion Boxer 5" 3 Pack

When it doubt, lululemon boxers are always a good idea. These fan-favourite boxers have an ergonomic design and are made from super-soft, quick-drying fabric. Shop the three-pack in seven colours and sizes XS to XXXL.

This three-pack of boxers is available in seven colour palettes. 

$74 at lululemon

Best gift for the man who has everything: Personalized Slim Card Case

With just enough room for your everyday cards and cash, this slim leather card case is available in more than 15 colours and can be made uniquely yours with a monogram embossed into the leather.

What to get the guy who has everything? A custom card case.

$43 at Leatherology

Best gift for the Pickleball pro: Personalized Pickleball Paddle

Yes, you can absolutely buy cheaper Pickleball sets (these, for instance). However, no one can deny how cute these paddles are. These personalized Pickleball paddles can be customized with your name and favourite colours.

For the Pickleball pro nearest and dearest to your heart.

From $71 at Etsy

Best gift for understated style: BOSS Reversible Burnished Leather Pin-Buckle Belt

Crafted from Italian-made leather, this reversible belt from BOSS allows you to alternate between looks for a sleek back-to-office outfit and going-out looks alike. The best part? It's less than $100.

This BOSS belt is available in two colours: brown and black leather.

$98 at Harry Rosen

Best gift for the guy who's always wanted a bidet: TUSHY Classic 3.0

A one-of-a-kind gift, to say the least, the Tushy Classic 3.0 is the self-proclaimed "most thoughtful bidet in the world." It requires no electricity or plumbing to set up and has more than 16,700 reviews. More reasons to buy? One roll of toilet paper takes 37 gallons of water to make, whereas the Tushy only uses 1/8 gallon per use — reduce your carbon footprint, one bathroom trip at a time.

Now with a slimmer design, easier installation and improved nozzle spraying.

$90 at Hello Tushy

Best affordable tech gift: Portable HD Video Projector

This best-selling HD portable video projector offers users a projection size ranging from 30 to 200 inches and a projection distance of 1m to 5m. With over 5,600 reviews and a 4.3-star rating, shoppers say the device "works perfectly" and call it a "great projector for the price."

Enjoy life on the big screen with this affordable projector. 

$80 at Amazon

Best gifts for men under $200

Best fashion gift: lululemon ABC Classic-Fit 5 Pocket Pant

If you're a lululemon fan and you've yet to try the brand's iconic ABC pants, what are you doing? Shoppers say the bottoms provide "year-round versatility" and "all-day comfort." Shop the pants in eight colours and sizes 28 to 46.

Shop lululemon's ABC pants is eight colours.

$138 at lululemon

Best sneakers: Nike Air Force 1 '07

An oldie but a goodie, these classic Nike sneakers are the "best trainers in the market," according to one fan. Shop the leather shoes in two colours or make your own design.

These classic Nike sneakers come in sizes 6-16.

$150 at Nike

Best gift for the bath king: Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

The bathrobe to end all bathrobes. Parachute's Cloud Cotton Robe features fluffy four-ply gauze, a snug waist tie and two hidden side pockets. The reviewer-loved robe is made from premium 100 per cent long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in seven colours.

Shop Parachute's Cloud Cotton Robe in seven colours.

$149 at Parachute

Best cologne: Yves Saint Laurent MYSLF Eau de Parfum

Almost every man will appreciate a good cologne. This fan-favourite from Yves Saint Laurent is earthy and woody and features notes of Fresh Accord and Orange Blossom Absolute.

Shop the Yves Saint Laurent MYSLF Eau de Parfum in four sizes.

$116 at Sephora

Best cozy sweatshirt: Province of Canada Half Zip Fleece Sweatshirt

This seriously cozy half-zip fleece sweatshirt is made in Canada and available in a handful of colours. It's "extremely soft" and "perfectly oversized," writes one shopper.

Province of Canada

This unisex half-zip is made in Canada.

$128 at Province of Canada

Best gift for the Stones' fan: Taschen The Rolling Stones Coffee Table Book

For the rocker, the artist and the book lover comes Taschen's The Rolling Stones coffee table book. In its updated edition, Stones' fans can look forward to over 450 pages of photographs and illustrations gathered from archives all over the world.

Shop this updated edition book for the holidays.

$110 at Harry Rosen

Best gift for the fisherman: Fishing Tackle Advent Calendar

The perfect gift for any freshwater fishing enthusiast in your life, this 64-piece advent calendar includes an assortment of tackles, lures, hooks and more.

This unique gift supports a small business in Canada.

$125 at Etsy

Best versatile home gift: Courant Catch:3 Wireless Charger

This sleek wireless charger allows you to organize accessories and charge your devices at the same time. According to one shopper, it's a "great gift for the guy who has everything."

Stay Courant

This wireless charger comes in five colours.

$140 at Stay Courant

Best gift for your gallery wall: Gone! By Mark Ulriksen Illustration

San Francisco illustrator and artist Mark Ulriksen is probably best known for his whimsical covers for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993. A perfect gift for an art lover who also appreciates baseball, this limited-edition illustration is exclusive to 20x200.

Gone! is a tribute to the beautiful game.

From $85 at 20x200

Best cashmere sweater: Everlane The Grade-A Cashmere Crew

This luxe cashmere sweater is "great quality," according to Everlane shoppers. The timeless crewneck is available in nine colours and sizes XS to XXL.

Shop the The Grade-A Cashmere Crew in nine colours.

$168 at Everlane

Best luxury gifts for men

Best gift for the Nintendo gamer: Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle

This fully-loaded Nintendo Switch bundle includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Nintendo Switch individual online membership — a $68 value.

Optimum members also receive 5,985 PC Optimum points with their purchase.

$400 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Best gift for the PlayStation gamer: PS5 & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Bundle

A must-have gift for any gamer, this PS5 slim console takes your gaming to the next level thanks to 1TB ultra-high-speed SSD, faster load times and a high frame rate. Plus, the bundle includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

Take your play sessions to a whole new level with 1TB ultra-high-speed SSD.

$650 at Best Buy Canada

Best watch gift: Citizen Promaster Dive Watch

If you have money burning in your pocket, why not treat someone to this stunning 44mm Citizen watch this holiday season? The sapphire crystal and silver-tone stainless steel case scream luxury.

Citizen's Promaster Dive Watch has a 44 mm diameter. 

$750 at Harry Rosen

Best gift for the backpack-wearer: Metro Backpack

Take it from a shopping editor who actually owns this backpack: It is worth the price tag. Whether for work, play or travel, this airport-friendly accessory is worth its weight in gold. Shop the "incredibly functional" backpack in 10 colours.

Shop the Metro Backpack in 10 colours.

$196 at Monos

Best gift for a better night's sleep: Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Give your sleep situation a major upgrade this winter with these incredibly soft bamboo sheets from one of Oprah's favourite brands, Cozy Earth. The set has earned a near-perfect 4.9-star rating from more than 6,000 reviewers and been dubbed the "very best sheets in the whole world."

These sheets were one of Oprah's Favourite Things in 2018.

$389 at Cozy Earth

Best gift for classic Canadiana style: Roots Vintage Varsity Jacket 2.0

There is something so classically cool about a Roots varsity jacket. Designed and handcrafted in Canada, the collegiate-inspired style comes fully lined with two pockets and boasts leather sleeves to keep the chill out.

The Vintage Varsity Jacket 2.0 comes in four colour combos.

$698 at Roots

Best gift for the frequent flier: Away The Medium Flex Suitcase

Even if your ticket isn't first class, your luggage can be. Away's The Medium Flex suitcase has a flex feature that allows for an additional 1.75" (4.45 cm) of space and includes interior organization and 360-degree spinner wheels. Shop the suitcase in seven colours.

Away Travel

Shop Away's The Medium Flex suitcase in seven colours.

$424 at Away Travel

Best gift for the audiophile: Apple AirPods Max

Now, I don't know about you, but I sure would not mind finding these Apple headphones under the tree. Apple's top-rated over-ear headphones provide active noise cancellation, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking and transparency mode for interacting with the world around you.

These Apple AirPods Max have over 10,000 five-star reviews.

$680 at Amazon

Best gift for ski (and snowboard) bums: Burton Anon Sync Goggles

Hit the hills in style but, more importantly, with the terrain-defining clarity of Perceive optics. Reviewers call these Burton goggles "super crispy." They're "awesome," according to one shopper. They "don't fog and my vision is super clear." Plus, "they look sick as hell."

Shop these Burton goggles in eight colours.

$260 at Burton

Best gift for a healthier smile: Oral-B Power iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush

A far cry from your ordinary toothbrush, this Oral-B Power iO toothbrush features seven smart modes for personalized brushing: Daily Clean, Whitening, Gum Care, Sensitive, Intense, Super Sensitive and Tongue Clean. Innovative AI-tracking maps the surface of each tooth, ensuring a complete clean. It "cleans your teeth amazingly," according to one shopper. "It almost always feels like you went to the dentist."

This luxe rechargeable toothbrush comes with four charging heads and a travel case. 

$330 at Amazon

Best gift for the winter warrior: Canada Goose Langford Parka Black Label Heritage

Nothing is guaranteed in life except for death and taxes. However, if you live in Canada, you can add frigid winter weather to that list. This winter, bundle up in the best way possible: With the Canada Goose Langford Parka Heritage. This sleek jacket is rated between -15°C and -25°C and comes in seven colours.

Shop the Langford Parka Heritage in seven colours.

$1,750 at Canada Goose

Best gift for coffee drinkers: De'Longhi Magnifica Evo Automatic Espresso Machine

The ultimate treat for coffee lovers, this deluxe espresso machine from De'Longhi brews espresso, makes frothy cappuccinos, grinds beans and more — all at the touch of a button. You can even create and save your own latte settings for easy access to a customized beverage.

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to this luxe at-home espresso machine.

$900 at Best Buy Canada

Best gift for the grown-up skater: Vincent Van Gogh Self-Portrait Skate Deck

Equal parts cool and artsy, this skate deck from The Skateroom is made from 7-ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood and comes emblazoned with one of Van Gogh’s most recognizable works.

This skate deck includes one easy fix wall mount.

$220 at Bespoke Post

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