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The man in your life is arguably one of the hardest people to shop for. You want a gift that will hit all the right notes, while being fresh and different from previous years. Sure, you can always gift a classic tie box (if he's into getting dressed up), but consider going above and beyond with something that will truly blow him away.
To save you time, we tracked down some unique and useful finds for every man in your life. From a useful coffee maker to a game-changing vacuum jug, these gadgets will enhance their routine. We've also included some eye-opening reads, tasty cooking kits, self-care sets, and more. Take a look.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
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These Adidas Adilette Stripe Sport Slides ($45) are something they'll wear all the time at home or even while running errands. They are comfortable and durable. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and patterns.
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If he loves to smell good, this No. 2 Juniper Sandalwood Cologne ($30) is a must have. The combination of sandalwood and juniper gives off a woodsy and warm smell that reminds us of cozy nights spent by the fire (in the best way). Not to mention the bottle's aesthetic knocks it out of the park!
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Get them into skin care with the Origins Men in Merry Essential Skin Care Regimen For Men Set ($37). It contains the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion, and the GinZing Oil-free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer.
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The dust-proof, waterproof JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker ($50) can fit into their pocket or as a keychain on any bike, backpack, or water bottle. Even though it's tiny, it packs a powerful sound with punchy, deep bass. It has up to five hours of battery life per charge and comes in several different colors like classic black and a bold teal.
This Cathy's Concepts Monogram Travel Kit ($45) has the most subtle personalized touch, so they'll have a piece that truly feels like their own. It'll be so useful for holiday travel or spontaneous road trips.
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If they're into art, they'll love this Taschen Basic Art Series: Bauhaus ($16) book. It celebrates the Bauhaus movement, and will inspire anyone to express their creativity. Plus, it'll look great in their space.
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The Vanishing Half ($17) by Brit Bennett is a book that should honestly be required reading in class. It's a powerful story on identity, assimilation, colorism, and racial discrimination. The social commentary is poignant.
Protect their eyes as they spend hours playing their favorite games or browsing the internet with these Twelve Blue Light Blocking Glasses ($15). They will get a lot of use out of it.
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These genius Bose Frames Rondo 50mm Audio Sunglasses ($199) can not only block UV rays, but it allows them to discreetly listen to music and podcasts. It honestly doesn't get much cooler than that.
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Get them the John Varvatos Eau de Toilette Travel Set ($45) if they are into fragrance and cologne. It comes with three travel-size scents of the John Varvatos Eau de Toilette, John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette, and John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette. It's an array of woody and aromatic scents with citrus notes, musky aromas, and suede accents.
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They can quickly clean up after a long day with this Hard Day's Work Kit ($49). It includes charcoal soap, a shampoo bar, hand and body cream, creamy pomade, a moisturizing lip balm, and a bath soak.
This salt-and-pepper Madewell Crewneck Sweater ($62, originally $88) has enduring appeal, thanks to the simple yet understated silhouette. The color makes it easy to style.
This Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug ($100, originally $110) will keep their favorite beverages at the desired temperature for however long they decide to nurse it. It will pair well with their work desk.
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They'll be excited to try this Bourbon Infused Coffee ($20), which are made from 100% Arabica beans. Don't you wonder how it tastes too?
Support their coffee-drinking habit with this Single-Serve Coffee Machine ($40, originally $56). It's easy to use and small enough to carry on road trips.
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Level up their workouts with these stylish Bala Bangles ($49 for two). These one-pound bangles can be worn on their arms or ankles for a full-body, resistance-based workout. They can even wear them while they run errands or do chores to get an extra workout in!
These little Halfmoon Yoga Massage Balls ($20) make for great stocking stuffers. They're great for releasing tension, which, let's face it, we all have.
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The genius Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle ($95) will actually clean their water for them. The UV light activates every two hours to refresh the water and bottle.
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I bet they'll love this Beer-Infused BBQ Sauce ($35), which will give their meat a hoppy punch. It's infused with craft beer, so we're really curious about the taste.
Bring on the fun! This Beeropoly Game ($38) will give them and their friends a reason to have their favorite beer while exchanging laughs. Order it early so it's here before the holidays.
Made from ingredients like ginger, turmeric, and rosemary, this Herb-Infused Avocado Oil Gift Set ($24) belongs to their pantry. It'll make for some pretty tasty at-home dinners.
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Give them an Urban Map Glass ($18 each) that represents their home state, and make them smile. It will transport them to some hopefully heartwarming memories.
Challenge them to make their favorite drink with this West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit ($20 - $45)
, which has a complex spicy and xitrusy profile thanks to the hops sourced from the Yakima Valley.
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This Wilfred's Non-Alcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif ($32) is a blend of zesty-bitter orange, aromatic rosemary, and a touch of rhubarb and clove. It's perfect for the next alfresco dinner, and while it's nonalcoholic, you can also use it as an ingredient to give your cocktails an edge.
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