10 Great Last-Minute Gifts For Guys

by | Dec 19, 2019


Finding the right gift can be hard. IFOD on what makes a good gift. If you’re still looking for a gift for a guy, here’s a list of not very expensive things that most guys would like based on an unscientific survey of some guys:

One: A really bright flashlight like this one. Even if a guy has a flashlight he’ll want another one. Especially if it is super bright.

Two: A good utility knife. In the age of internet shopping, we’re all awash in cardboard boxes to open and then break down so you can’t really have too many knives around. I like to keep a few in the garage, one in the kitchen and one in the basement. Here’s a good one.

Three: For true luxury, Tommy John t-shirts. These t-shirts are ridiculously comfortable. They are pricey but really great.

Four: Cocktail ice cube maker. Having a nice big ice cube really takes a mixed drink to the next level. Especially if it is a Death Star ice cube.

Five: A good pair of gloves. Few things are worse than having cold hands. Having a pair of decent gloves is a must.

Six: A Stanley Flask. Sometimes it’s nice to take alcohol with you to your kid’s sporting event, school play or parent-teacher conference (jk). It may also be nice to buy a bottle of whiskey to go with the flask. High West makes great whiskey and you can find it about everywhere.

Seven: Marie Sharp’s Haberno Hot Sauce. This hot sauce from Belize is some of the best I’ve ever had. Made with a carrot base it has a bit of mellow sweetness to go with its hotness.

Eight: Wiper blades. Even if a guy doesn’t need wiper blades right now, he will in the future. As long as you know the year, make and model of the car you can easily buy him new wiper blades. Highly rated but pricey ones are the Bosch Icon. For less expensive, but still awesome blades (and maybe as good as the Icons), check out Rain Eater wiper blades. I imagine a gift of wiper blades would be really surprising and he’d say “holy cow, you got me wiper blades?!?”

Nine: Buff multi-functional headwear is a unique gift and a bit hipster. Great to wear when eating avocado toast or discovering indie music nobody listens to.

Ten: A quality tape measure. Having wimpy tape measures sucks. They often aren’t long enough and are flimsy. This one from Dewalt is 25 feet long and will extend 10 feet without support. Awesome.


  1. A flask to a kids sporting event???? Are you kidding?! And are you an alcoholic?

    • Ha. Maybe. The (jk) at the end of that sentence means “just kidding.” But, I’ll admit that having an alcoholic beverage at a kid’s sporting event is something that I’ve enjoyed from time-to-time.

  2. I asked Tammy and she said she can sum it up in one sentence – “women like acts of service.”

    • Amen Tammy! 🙂

  3. Great, now can you get Tammie to help your male readers?

    • Good idea!

  4. John,

    Some good stuff, but I can’t help but think this is your personal list of what you would like for Christmas and this is a genteel way of getting the word out to friends and family.

    Happy Holidays,

    • Ha. Actually, I have most of these things but there are a few that I’d love to get as gifts!


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