When yet another sock set or silk tie seems too temptingly easy to gift a dad, brother, uncle, etc., avoid the low-hanging fruit. Ahead, 20 thoughtful gifts for the men in your life that they'll actually use, from shaving tools to home and style enhancements that they'll bless you for introducing into their daily routine.
For the aspiring snow bunny, to accompany his plane ticket to Denver. The kit includes snowshoes, snow poles, and a carry bag (IcyHot patches sold separately).
Yukon Charles Snowshoe Kit, $80; tjmaxx.tjx.com.
Not that we believe in gendered candles, but the guys in your life might get a kick out of the tongue-in-cheek name, and will definitely enjoy the unique scent expressions, from kush to smoky ash to fragrant cedar.
Boy Smells Candle, $30; poketo.com.
A very sophisticated cocktail strainer to add to any aspiring mixologist's collection, in matte silver or gold.
Cocktail Strainer, $12; poketo.com.
A roomy vintage-designed lunch pail for the overachievers who bring sandwiches and immaculate leftovers to work everyday.
Classic 100 Qt. Lunch Box, $34; stanley-pmi.com.
A cleaning kit to keep his pristine white sneakers pristine and white all year round.
Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Kit, $16; jcrew.com.
Whimsical hats adorned with National Park scenery that give back 10 percent of all profits toward global conservation and sustainability projects.
National Park Hat-Yosemite, $25; parkhats.com.
If you're scratching your head on what to gift your nephews that spend too much time indoors, glued to their screens.
EB Brands Space Navigator Star Finding Deluxe Telescope, $80; tjmaxx.tjx.com.
A minimal water-repellant backpack with room for all his knick-knacks.
Rains MSN Bag, $75; endclothing.com.
He can customize the fabric, shape, collar cuff, buttons, and threads of this shirt, which gives you the chance to just design it for him anyways.
Custom Shirt, $165; manuelracim.com.
Whether he's got super-sensitive skin or just wants a good, calming after-shave balm, gift him a seasonal stocking stuffer with peppermint and pumpkin enzyme that will cool and soften his winter skin.
REN Multi-tasking After Shave Balm, $45; shop.nordstrom.com.
A compact bottle opener that won't take up too much real estate on the kitchen counter.
Stand-Up Bottle Opener, $22; supergoodthing.com.
For the "scotchy scotch scotch" drinker who'd never refuse another bottle in the cabinet.
Double Black Blended Scotch, $47; johnniewalker.com.
An embossed calfskin phone case that only looks better with wear over time.
Native Union iPhone 6 Luxury Case, $50; needsupply.com.
For the manchild at heart with a love for video games, get him a controller-operated *light-up* mini drone that comes equipped with a camera.
Skeye X UO HD Camera Mini Drone Quadcopter - Holographic, $100; urbanoutfitters.com.
The softest of plush robes for working-from-home(bodies)—or just the regular kind.
Soho Home Fleece Hooded Robe, $80; mrporter.com.
A practical "Daaaaaaamn"-worthy Stussy basic.
Stussy Tribe Box Tee, $30; stussy.com.
A classy modern upgrade to dad's creeper glasses, with no polarized lenses in sight.
Sheridan Glasses; stateopticalco.com.
For the design-minded herbalist or tobacco fiend.
Latitudes Lighter, $35; shop-tetra.com.
For the office drones in your life who could use a sleek laptop upgrade for their commute.
Coach Metropolitan Briefcase in Sport Calf Leather, $495; coach.com.
A handy shaving kit straight from the wizards at Harry's, with the option to personally engrave his initials on the handle.
Harry's Rose Gold Shave Set, $95; barneys.com.