10 gifts not to give your husband for the holidays (and what to give instead)


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While they can try to play like they’re easygoing and carefree, men can be hard creatures to buy. Instead of giving the man in your life typical goodies like tech gadgets and monthly beer club memberships, surprise him with useful gifts he didn’t even know he wanted. Here are 10 to consider.

Instead of cooking, a meal from a famous restaurant

golden belly

Prices vary

  • Famous and award-winning restaurants and chefs, like Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck, deliver gourmet meals and boxes across the country
  • Free delivery on many meals

From Chicago-style deep pizza to oysters, bagels and barbecue – there’s something for every taste bud at Goldbelly. Order a meal at his favorite distant restaurant like Momofuku, Union Square Cafe or Bouchon Bakery or indulge him with his favorite cuisine from a famous chef like Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud or Wolfgang Puck.

Instead of tired stereo equipment, a portable speaker

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

$ 99.99 on Amazon

  • 4.8 stars and over 7,200 reviews
  • Won the Red Dot Design Award for being suitable for the toughest outdoor conditions
  • Won a bronze award in media and home electronics at the International Design Awards

This wireless Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, ultra-portable, and lasts for 13 hours. He can listen to his favorite songs in the pool, while working in the garage, camping or cycling.

Instead of slippers, shoes that look like slippers

Allbirds Dasher Collection

$ 125 at Allbirds

  • Allbirds was named one of Time’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020
  • A year after its launch, they overtook Nike as the world’s fastest growing footwear company.
  • Free shipping on orders over $ 50

Made from a durable and breathable tree material, these sneakers feature a dual density sugarcane midsole and are designed for maximum energy return. Best of all, they’re machine washable and come in over a dozen colors.

Instead of a gift card, live event tickets


Prices vary

  • Tickets for everything from sports to live music

NFL, NCAA, NBA, NHL, MLB, powersports, music and more are all experiences available on StubHub that can be searched by team or group name. If you don’t know which game he wants to attend, give him a gift certificate so he can buy his own seats.

Instead of regular alcohol, an alcohol-cheese pairing

GlenDronach 12 Years with White Cheddar Pairing Experience

$ 105 plus shipping

  • Use the code GLENDRONACH for free shipping
  • 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold
  • Ultimate Spirits 2020 – Note 94

The GlenDronach Distillery (one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, known for creating the finest sherry-rich single malts) and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese (an award-winning California-based artisan dairy) form a unique pairing for the holidays. This deep amber red, slightly nutty whiskey completes the aged and complex strong cheddar.

Instead of barbecue spices, a fresh grill crate

Man Crates Grill Master Crate

$ 109.99 at Man Crates

A brass meat tenderizer, a cast iron smoking box, a set of four steak thermometers, dried walnut wood chips, an original barbecue sauce, a bold Carolina barbecue sauce and a premium spice blend are included. packed in sealed wooden crate with laser engraved crowbar.

Instead of a new TV, a well-reviewed projector

LG CineBeam PH30N 720p Wireless DLR Projector

$ 399 at Best Buy

  • Free delivery
  • Free pick up in store
  • 4.6 stars on Best Buy

This cinema-grade projector mirrors portable smart devices and can even be used in places without access to a power outlet. Take this lightweight, palm-sized projector outdoors for a movie night, or use it indoors for the latest soccer game.

Instead of jeans, jeans that look like sweatpants

Swet Tailor Duo Trousers

$ 129 plus free shipping at Swet Tailor

  • Free delivery over $ 50
  • Free returns

With the classic look of denim and the feel of sweatshirts, these stylish yet comfortable five-pocket style pants, made by the athleisure Swet Tailor line, have a loyal following and are available in four colors.

Instead of a cave fan, a fan-plus-air purifier

Blueair Pure Fan Auto, 3-speed HEPASilent purifying room fan

$ 299.99 at Amazon

  • Free delivery
  • Red Dot Award 2021 for product design

This fan delivers fresh, clean air while removing 99% of airborne allergens, making it the perfect companion for a home office, home gym, or man cave. He won several awards.

Instead of fitness equipment, a shaped Christmas stocking

Hum Core Force

$ 26 at Hum

Made from pea, hemp, and pumpkin seed protein, this gut-friendly protein powder is plant-based, gluten-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners or colors. Throw a bag in his sock and watch him build muscle all year round.

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