44 Must Have Holiday Gifts For Your Dad, Brother, And The Guy In Your Life!

 

With the holiday season upon us, lifestyle expert Candie Anderson has the scoop on the best holiday gifts for your dad, brother and the guy in your life. You'll love the Patagonia jacket, the barbecuing essentials, leather recliner, Tom Brady autographed football and many more!

 

 

Shopping for the perfect holiday gift can be a struggle, especially when there are less than two weeks left until Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! I have the hardest time shopping for holiday gifts for my dad and brother. Typically I just give them a gift card and call it a day. Don’t get me wrong gift cards can be amazing, and I highly recommend them, but this year I wanted to get them both something in addition to just a holiday gift card. 

This year I elicited the help of my wonderful and (super picky!) brother for a blog post/gift guide! My brother is your typical guy who enjoys sports and being in the great outdoors. Over the last few days, I have been asking him for suggestions and running ideas by him. Thankfully, most received a yes.

My brother and I compiled a list of the best holiday gifts for the dad and brother(s) in your life! They’re perfect for sports fans, guys who love the outdoors, technology, barbecuing, sports, clothing and everything else in between! Without further ado, here are 15 of the best holiday gift ideas for the guy in your life. In fact, they’d make great birthday gifts and Father’s Day gifts too. 

 

Golf Balls Are An Affordable Holiday Gift He’ll Love

First on my holiday gift list for your dad and brother are golf balls! If your dad and brother are anything like mine, I would highly suggest not gifting them golf clubs unless you know the brand and exact club(s) they want. There are quite a few golf ball brands to choose from, but my brother who is an amazing golfer suggested Titleist and Callaway! 

These best selling Titleist golf balls are currently on sale!

Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls (One Dozen) holiday gifts dad brother
Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls (One Dozen)

 

These popular golf balls come in a variety of colors!

Callaway Golf Supersoft Golf Balls, (One Dozen) White holiday gifts dad brother
Callaway Golf Supersoft Golf Balls, (One Dozen) White

 

Buy Dad Or Bro His New Favorite NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL Hat!

If your dad or brother are big sports fans, you can’t go wrong with a classic baseball hat showcasing their love for their favorite NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NHL, etc team! This year the New England Patriots, Toronto Raptors, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Blues were victorious. I featured a few of the best locker room hats on the blog. PS: My favorite places to shop for sports attire and accessories are FansEdge and Fanatics! All of the items they sell are licensed and official! 

Here are a few great hats for NFL fans! PS: If you click on any of these images it’ll take you directly to this specific hat at the retailer’s website, but they have tons of other teams and athletes to choose from for nearly all pro and NCAA teams.

 

FansEdge has great holiday gift sets for football fans! They come with a hat and a shirt. They’re currently on major sale (under $30 for both)! You can’t beat these amazing prices.

 

 

NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded Dallas Cowboys Navy:Gray T-Shirt and Hat Bundle holiday gifts dad brother
NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded Dallas Cowboys Navy: Gray T-Shirt and Hat Bundle

 

 

 

This Patriots hat is on sale for $10!

NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded New England Patriots Navy Turbo Adjustable Snapback Hat holiday gifts dad brother
NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded New England Patriots Navy Turbo Adjustable Snapback Hat

 

 

These popular Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers beanies are a must for Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Garoppolo fans!

New Era Green Bay Packers Green/Gold 2019 NFL Sideline Home Official Sport Knit Hat
New Era Green Bay Packers Green/Gold 2019 NFL Sideline Home Official Sport Knit Hat

 

 

 

New Era San Francisco 49ers Scarlet:Black 2019 NFL Sideline Home Official Sport Knit Hat holiday gifts dad brother jimmy garoppolo
New Era San Francisco 49ers Scarlet: Black 2019 NFL Sideline Home Official Sport Knit Hat

 

 

A Gift Card He’ll Appreciate

As I mentioned above, you can’t go wrong with a gift card! Your dad and/or brother will appreciate a gift card to his favorite store, restaurant, hotel, travel destination or golf course. 

BBQ Equipment For Summer Barbecues and Family Celebrations

Does your dad or your brother like to barbecue throughout the year? If so, why not gift him knives, hamburger press, thermometer, bbq grill or accessories? He’ll appreciate the thought and hopefully, he’ll invite you over for dinner this summer! It’s the gift that keeps on giving 😉 

 

This fantastic best-selling food thermometer is only $24.99 with free shipping! You can score it for $2 off too, which is a smoking good deal! Not only is it perfect for barbecuing, but it can be used in the kitchen as well!

Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer barbecue gifts
Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

 

 

 

This must-have 23 piece BBQ grill accessories kit includes a ” Spatula, fork, tongs, basting brush, meat thermometer, grill brush, 2 grill brush heads, 2 grill mats, 8 corn holders, 4 skewers, aluminum case. It’s less than $30 with free shipping!

ROMANTICIST 23pc Must-Have BBQ Grill Accessories Set with Thermometer barbecue holiday gift dad brother
ROMANTICIST 23pc Must-Have BBQ Grill Accessories Set

 

 

 

This best selling dry rub comes in a variety pack of three. They can be used on chicken, steak, vegetables in more.

Dead Rooster Co. Gourmet Meat Rub Seasoning For Grilling Meat's Steak Pork Chicken and Vegetables Healthy Bold Flavor Gluten Free (Variety Pack) holiday gifts dad brother
Dead Rooster Co. Gourmet Meat Rub Seasoning For Grilling

 

 

 

These pulled pork shredder claws are said to be the “strongest BBQ meat forks”. They have over 1400 amazing reviews and are less than $13!

Pulled Pork Shredder Claws bbq holiday gifts dad brothers
Pulled Pork Shredder Claws

 

 

According to the website “This 6 Piece grill set includes a stainless steel grill smoker box, specialty grilling thermometer, three flavors of wood chips for smokers.” You’ll love the “all-natural Hickory Wood Chips, Apple Wood Chips, and Cherry Wood Chips.”

all-natural Hickory Wood Chips, Apple Wood Chips, and Cherry Wood Chips
Cooking Gift Set all-natural Hickory Wood Chips, Apple Wood Chips, and Cherry Wood Chips

 

 

This Dad 4-piece set includes a spatula, tongs, digital thermometer, basting brush, and case! Dad will absolutely LOVE it!

Dad BBQ Grill Set with Carry Case bbq holiday gift set
Dad BBQ Grill Set with Carrying Case

 

 

This is the perfect gift for dad, bro or yourself! I have a feeling I’ll be ordering this seven-piece hot sauce set which includes: “Diablo Wings Sauce, Hot and Spicy BBQ Sauce, Mexican Style Hot Sauce, Green Hot Sauce, Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce, Louisiana Style Wing Sauce, and Original BBQ Sauce.”

Thoughtfully Street Food Sauces holiday gifts dad brother
Thoughtfully Street Food Sauces

 

 

 

Camping Gear Makes A Great Holiday Gift 

Growing up we never went camping much! I was raised in a rural area and still live in one, so I’ve always felt like this was camping enough for me! Give me lots of land, mountain air, but flushing toilets hahaha! My brother, on the other hand, loves camping. You can’t go wrong with a tent, sleeping bag, blankets, a lantern, etc! 

 

This tent is available in various sizes – from two-person to six-person! Prices start at $49.

Coleman Sundome Tent camping gear holiday gifts dad brother
Coleman Sundome Tent

 

 

Must have lighted beanie!

PRAVETTE Upgraded LED Lighted Beanie Hat camping gear holiday gifts men dad brother
PRAVETTE Upgraded LED Lighted Beanie Hat

 

 

These hand warmers will come in handy all winter long!

OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmers camping gear holiday gifts dad brothers men
OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmers

 

 

 

Wealers Camp Kitchen Utensil Organizer holiday gifts
Wealers Camp Kitchen Utensil Organizer

 

 

Garden Tools Are A Must!

Do the guys in your life like gardening? If so, you can’t go wrong with garden tools! My mom and I have a flower farm and I’m currently working on a post with the best garden tools of the year. One that we love and rely on is a great weed eater! You can’t go wrong with an electric, gas-powered or a battery-powered weed eater. We prefer battery operated because the others can be difficult to start. 

You can’t go wrong with a new weed eater, pruning shears, garden gloves! If he loves gardening, there are places online that sell raised garden beds! I’ve even ordered bags of soil on Home Depot’s website. You can have them delivered or pick them up! The options are endless. 

 

BLACK+DECKER BESTA510 6.5 Amp 14 in. AFS Electric String Trimmer/Edger weed eater
BLACK+DECKER BESTA510 6.5 Amp 14 in. AFS Electric String Trimmer/Edger 

 

 

 

This 12-piece garden set will definitely come in handy in a few months! You can use it now to plant spring bulbs.

 

Scuddles Garden Tools Set - 12 Piece holiday gift dad brother
Scuddles Garden Tools Set – 12 Piece

 

 

This five-piece set is perfect for the dad or brother who has moved into a new house with a yard or the guy who is looking to update his garden tools!

CRAFTSMAN CMXMKIT0090 5-Piece Garden & Landscape Tool Set holiday gift sets brother dad
CRAFTSMAN CMXMKIT0090 5-Piece Garden & Landscape Tool Set

 

 

 

Basic Garden Tool BGT-kt/ Basic Garden Tool holiday gifts dad brother
Basic Garden Tool BGT-kt/ Basic Garden Tool

 

 

A New Jacket Your Dad Or Brother Will Love

It’s starting to get chilly here in Northern California! We’ve had quite a bit of rain since Thanksgiving, and it’s time to invest in a new jacket or coat. If your dad or brother are on the picky side like mine are, you can’t go wrong with a The North Face jacket or one by Patagonia or Carhartt. Both brands are beloved by men and women, are well made and at a great price point!

 

Here are four great jackets that are perfect for winter!

PATAGONIA Nano Puff® Water Resistant Jacket Black holiday gift men dad brother
PATAGONIA Nano Puff® Water Resistant Jacket Black

 

 

 

Patagonia Weather Resistant Thermogreen Insulated Recycled Ripstop Hooded Jacket Black
Patagonia Weather Resistant Thermogreen Insulated Recycled Ripstop Hooded Jacket Black

 

 

The North Face Cuchillo Insulated Hooded Jacket Cedar Brown holiday gifts dad brother men
The North Face Cuchillo Insulated Hooded Jacket Cedar Brown

 

 

 

THE NORTH FACE Nuptse 1996 Packable Quilted Down Jacket Tnf Blue holiday gifts men dad brother
THE NORTH FACE Nuptse 1996 Packable Quilted Down Jacket Tnf Blue

 

 

When All Else Fails, Buy Him A New Shirt For The Holidays

Does the guy in your life like to love polo shirts, prefer plaid shirts or does he have a basic shirt he loves? If so, gift him one! If he’s anything like my brother, he has a whole closetful of shirts and is always searching for more. This season you can’t go wrong with a Nike polo, a Polo plaid shirt or a basic shirt that he can wear under his polo or plaid shirt. He’ll really appreciate the gift that he will wear time and time again.

 

This must have long sleeve shirt is available in a wide variety of colors and is only $45!

PATAGONIA Responsibili-Tee Long Sleeve T-Shirt Black holiday gifts men dad brothers
PATAGONIA Responsibili-Tee Long Sleeve T-Shirt Black

 

 

This trim fit non-iron dress shirt is perfect for the guy on the go! It’s available in tons of colors as well.

NORDSTROM MEN'S SHOP Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt Blue Azurite holiday gift ideas men brothers dads
NORDSTROM MEN’S SHOP Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt Blue Azurite

 

 

Every guy needs a great white undershirt! This pack of four has stellar reviews!

NORDSTROM MEN'S SHOP Regular Fit 4-Pack Supima® Cotton T-Shirts holiday gift
NORDSTROM MEN’S SHOP Regular Fit 4-Pack Supima® Cotton T-Shirts

 

 

This classic long sleeve cashmere polo shirt is available in multiple colors and is on sale! It’s a must-have.

PETER MILLAR Crown Fleece Long Sleeve Stretch Cotton & Cashmere Polo Iron holiday gift
PETER MILLAR Crown Fleece Long Sleeve Stretch Cotton & Cashmere Polo Iron

 

 

Heated Clothing For Winter

My brother just bought a heated hooded sweatshirt and he loves it. As we were compiling this list, this was at the top. Up until recently, I had no idea there was such a thing as heated clothing and now I’m wondering where I’ve been the last year? As someone who is ALWAYS cold, this is definitely right up my alley! Here are a few heated items the guy who loves camping, working in his barn, or just hanging out outside will enjoy.

COZIHOMA USB Electric Heated Vest holiday gift dad brother
COZIHOMA USB Electric Heated Vest

 

 

 

QTB Electric Rechargeable Heated Socks holiday gift dad brother
QTB Electric Rechargeable Heated Socks

 

 

 

Venture Heat Heated Hoodie with Battery Pack
Venture Heat Heated Hoodie with Battery Pack

 

 

Sports Memorabilia Will Make A Great Holiday Gift He’ll Never Forget

Years ago my dad and I were at a golf tournament and he mentioned that one day he’d like me to buy him an autographed portrait of the late Payne Stewart. I knew my dad was a big Payne Stewart fan, but I had no idea whatsoever that he would want an autographed print. This was news to me! I should have known considering my dad has Mickey Mantle cards, and historic memorabilia from the San Francisco Giants, and Dallas Cowboys. 

If your dad or brother is anything like mine and loves sports, you can’t go wrong with an autographed print of their favorite player, a baseball card, a game-worn jersey and more! 

 

The perfect gift for the Yankees fan or the kid who grew up watching Mickey Mantle!

Mitchell & Ness Mickey Mantle New York Yankees Cream MLB Authentic Jersey
Mitchell & Ness Mickey Mantle New York Yankees Cream MLB Authentic Jersey

 

 

 

Mitchell & Ness Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Platinum NFL 100 Retired Player Legacy Jersey
Mitchell & Ness Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Platinum NFL 100 Retired Player Legacy Jersey

 

 

 

The perfect gift for the Tom Brady fan!

Fanatics Authentic Tom Brady New England Patriots Autographed Duke Football with Mahogany Base Super Bowl LIII Champions Football Display Case - TRISTAR
Fanatics Authentic Tom Brady New England Patriots Autographed Duke Football with Mahogany Base Super Bowl LIII Champions Football Display Case – TRISTAR

 

 

 

An Air Fryer Is The Perfect Holiday Gift For The Family

If there’s one gift I highly suggest and use all the time, it’s definitely my air fryer. I am obsessed with mine! My family finally loves my cooking 😉 I make Stromboli, grill vegetables, make French fries, bacon, hot dogs and more in mine. I haven’t tried baking in it, but heard you can bake cakes in them! This is Cuisinart air fryer I have. I love that it has multiple functions, so you can toast and broil items as well. I’ve had mine for two years and love it!

 

This Cuisinart air fryer is the greatest invention ever! Here are just a few of its amazing features: “air fry, convection bake, convection broil, bake, broil, warm, toast.” It’s currently on sale for $145! I highly recommend it and use it daily.

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer, One Size, Silver holiday gift kitchen gadget
Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer, One Size, Silver

 

 

Vitamix For The Health Conscious Brother or Dad In Your Life

My parents bought me a Vitamix for Christmas about six years ago and I still love it! I use it to make drinks, smoothies, salsa, salad dressing, soup, bread dough and more. It is so powerful, easy to clean and is a great kitchen gadget that you will have for years to come! 

This is the model I have and love! It’s currently on sale and $59 off.

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Container, White holiday gift dad brother
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Container, White

 

 

 

If You’re Feeling Very Generous How About A New Leather Recliner?

A few years ago I shared that a leather recliner would make a great Father’s Day gift for your dad or grandfather! If you’re feeling generous this holiday season, a leather recliner or armchair would make an amazing holiday gift for the living room, family room or his man cave. Your dad or bro will love watching football from the comfort of their favorite chair! Pottery Barn, West Elm, Horchow, and Wayfair have classic armchairs and recliners you’ll love and most of them are currently on sale! Here are a few favorites.

 

This power recliner is on major sale, I’m talking 59% off! It’s currently on sale for $629 which is unheard of.

Asbury Leather Power Recliner Brown holiday gift dad brother
Asbury Leather Power Recliner Brown

 

 

 

La-Z-Boy Kirkwood Leather Recliner holiday gifts dad brother
La-Z-Boy Kirkwood Leather Recliner

 

 

 

Pottery Barn James Leather Recliner holiday gifts dad brother
Pottery Barn James Leather Recliner

 

 

Tickets To A Sporting Event Or A Concert

Do they like sports, have a favorite comedian or a favorite musician? If so, you can’t go wrong with tickets to see them perform live! This will be an experience they’ll never forget. You can get tickets for one, for both of them, and maybe include yourself or the whole family instead. 

 

Tech Gadgets He’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tis the season to shop for a new smartphone, iPad, kindle, smart home gadget, DSLR camera or a drone! You can score great deals on technology this month! The CES Show is happening in Las Vegas in a few weeks, and I used to interview tech experts who were there to dish on the best technology gadgets of the year! They’d always tell me that you can score great deals on old models since 9/10 the new ones would be released in January! 

This Canon EF 50mm f/1. 4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens is currently $100 off! You can’t beat that price. A new lens will definitely come in handy when the family is taking photos on Christmas Eve and throughout the holiday season.

 

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras – Fixed

 

 

Power Tools That He’ll Love For Decades To Come

Does the guy in your life need a new drill, battery charger, saw, combo kit or a new toolbox? Amazon and Home Depot have quite a few options! Here are a few must-haves that he is sure to love.

These are just a few must have holiday gifts that your dad and brother will love! Is there anything I missed? If so, please let me know and I’ll be sure to add it here or feature it in my annual Father’s Day post. PS Be sure to check back next week, I’ll be sharing the best holiday gifts for sports fans and a few amazing sales! 

 

 

 

 

Slippers Are A Practical Gift He’ll Love

If you’re searching for a great last-minute holiday gift he’ll appreciate, you can’t go wrong with classic warm slippers. They’re a great gift idea and come in a variety of price ranges. I live in my Ugg slippers, they’re so comfortable and warm. They’re honestly my favorite things to wear around the house. I wish it was okay to wear them in public! If dad or bro like relaxing around the house in the evening or on the weekend, here are a few pairs of slippers they’ll love!

UGG Ascot Lined Slipper holiday gifts dad brother
UGG Ascot Lined Slipper

 

Lifestyle expert, journalist and blogger Candace Rose Anderson of the blog Candie Anderson has the scoop on 44 of the best holiday gift must haves for your dad, brother and the guy in your life! You'll love the garden tools, jackets, heated clothing, autographed sports memorabilia, NFL hats, shirts, barbecue must haves and much more!

 

 

 

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