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!
These popular golf balls come in a variety of colors!
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.
This Patriots hat is on sale for $10!
These popular Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers beanies are a must for Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Garoppolo fans!
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!
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!
This best selling dry rub comes in a variety pack of three. They can be used on chicken, steak, vegetables in more.
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!
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.”
This Dad 4-piece set includes a spatula, tongs, digital thermometer, basting brush, and case! Dad will absolutely LOVE it!
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.”
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.
Must have lighted beanie!
These hand warmers will come in handy all winter long!
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.
This 12-piece garden set will definitely come in handy in a few months! You can use it now to plant spring bulbs.
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!
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!
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!
This trim fit non-iron dress shirt is perfect for the guy on the go! It’s available in tons of colors as well.
Every guy needs a great white undershirt! This pack of four has stellar reviews!
This classic long sleeve cashmere polo shirt is available in multiple colors and is on sale! It’s a must-have.
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.
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!
The perfect gift for the Tom Brady fan!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Power Tools That He’ll Love For Decades To Come
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!