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Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Men: Painless Shopping For Everyone On Your List

12/15/2014 12:50 EST | Updated 12/19/2014 11:59 EST
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How do you find the perfect gifts for the men in your life? Give them thoughtful presents this holiday season, ones that will evoke smiles and sincere thanks. We’ve put together a holiday gift guide for any guy, so it’s time to stop guessing and start giving.

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Men: Painless Shopping For Everyone On Your List

A home audio sound bar

Guys love their tech. The hottest gadget this year is the sound bar. It turns home entertainment, from video games to movies, into a cinematic-like experience by pumping out full, rich sound. It’s super easy to hook up and, unlike conventional speaker systems, won’t clutter up decor with a plethora of ugly cords.

A fitness tracker

No matter what his age is, he’s likely paying attention to his health. Keeping fit is even easier with the help of a fitness tracker, like the Nike FuelBand or Fitbit Flex, which monitors time spent walking, working out, sleeping and calories burned. With detailed feedback, he can tweak his eating and exercise habits.

A Swiss army knife

Everyone needs to have a Swiss army knife within reach, whether it’s to cut price tags off his new dress shirt or to tighten screws. After all, it’s called a "multi-tool" for a reason. Newer designs are funky and fun, with bright colours and patterns. Some even include a USB stick for digital storage.

A wicked pair of sunglasses

Whether he’s snowboarding or chilling out on the beach during a well-deserved vacation, the ultimate accessory for any stylish guy is a quality pair of fashionable shades. Aviators (à la Top Gun) are a good choice for most face shapes.

A stylish bar set

When his friends come over to party, he’ll shake things up well with a bar set that includes a matching shot glass, cocktail shaker, and wine/bottle opener. Accents of brushed stainless steel make for a contemporary feel. You can supersize the gift with a set of whisky tumblers.

A shaving toiletry kit

Does he complain about never being able to get the perfect shave? Help him turn his morning shave into a more pleasurable, even pampering, experience with an aromatic and emollient shave gel and a non-greasy moisturizer for post-shaving. If he likes retro things, add an old-fashioned shave brush to the kit.

Cell-phone accessories for backup power

There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with a dead cell phone, and not having a place to plug in. Every guy needs back up, so consider gifting him an external battery pack or a smart phone cases with a built-in rechargeable battery.

A smartly designed backpack

Whether he’s going to the gym or going away for a boys’ weekend, he needs something to transport his stuff. Choose a versatile backpack that is sturdy, with wide shoulder straps and a multitude of handy outside pockets of various shapes and sizes.

All-in-one Bluetooth speaker

He doesn’t need to suffer by listening to tinny, anemic sound from his laptop or cell phone anymore. He’ll love playing his tunes and grooving to premium sound that comes with a Bluetooth speaker from brand names like Bose, Sony, JBL, and Braven.

A slim-profile wallet in leather

Have you seen his wallet lately? It’s stuffed with receipts, business cards, and other assorted garbage. Help him get organized with one of the new, super slim wallets on the market. They hold a ton, but keep it tidy without bulk.

For more gift ideas for everyone on your list check out your local Nordstrom Chinook Centre.