8 Fun Gifts Your Hubby Can Actually Use

Let’s face it, shopping for a man ain’t easy. Getting them to put a list together is akin to pulling teeth and they have a bad habit of buying anything they want before you get the chance to. So this year, skip the headache and buy him something fun from this list that he’ll actually love — and use.

  1. Man Crate

Made for the true manly man, the Man Crate comes complete with a crowbar, so you know he’s in for a treat. These crates are designed around specific personality traits and come packed with goodies and gadgets. Is he the ultimate beer drinker? There’s a crate for that, which comes with multiple beer samples, snacks and glasses. Does he love his grill? Get him the Grill Master crate, which comes with woodchips, sauces, and thermometers.

  1. Grown-Up Toys

Is he a big kid at heart? Surprise with him with a few grown up toys under the tree. Any Star Wars fan will geek out over a R2-D2 coffee press or BB8 car charger. Perhaps he’s more of a sports fiend? Grab a basketball hoop for some outdoors fun.

  1. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Some like it spicy, and those that do need their own hot sauce kit. The kit comes complete with all the gear he’ll need including gloves, containers and labels, and of course the makings of the spiciest sauce around. Ingredients like dried peppers (of multiple varieties), cayenne, curry powder and vinegars make sure he’ll concoct something seriously spicy while playing mad scientist.

  1. Some Cool Socks

Shopping isn’t big on most men’s lists, so take the hard part out and do the choosing for him. Take a tried and true gift he can use every day, but put a personal spin on it. Think socks. Yes, you read that right—socks. Perhaps he’s a sports guy; grab him some dapper Stance basketball socks and up both his game on the court and the runway of life. Maybe he’s a Star Wars junkie; in this case, choose Star Wars socks he’ll never want to take off. You can find styles of all types, and he’s sure to adore this fun but practical gift idea.

  1. Amazon Echo

True techies need to stay on top of the latest trends, so don’t delay when it comes to the Amazon Echo. She’s your very own smart home and robot rolled into one. Ask her anything and she’ll have the right answer, available at your fingertips (or earbuds).

  1. The Carry-On Cocktail Set

Small enough to be a stocking stuffer and TSA approved, this carry on cocktail set provides all the fixings for a Moscow Mule, an Old Fashioned and a Gin and Tonic. He’ll be flying in style and loving the trip.

  1. Golfers Grill Set

Here’s a perfect gift for the grill master of the house who also happens to love a good golf game. Since men can never have enough grill gadgets, this set from Hammacher.com with authentic golf club grips will be a welcome addition to his collection.

  1. Personalized Whiskey Barrel

A must not only because it looks cool, but because he’ll actually love it (assuming he loves whiskey, that is). Each miniature barrel ages its whiskey to peak flavor, and its small size means each it will reach its prime ten times faster than regular distilled whiskey. Pretty cool. Also cool? It’s personalized with your names on it so it makes a pretty great addition to your bar.

There it is. The list of fun items you’re guy will be glad to have and will actually use. Happy shopping!