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11 Practical Christmas Gifts for Men 2017

It’s now safe to announce that the festive season is finally here! It’s the time of the year when we become extra generous to the people around us. I’m sure many people out there are well on their way to finishing their Christmas gift shopping (that includes me), but I’m also pretty sure there are still plenty of people who still have no idea where to begin.

As much as I love shopping, I find that buying presents for men is really difficult. I know I’m not the only one who scratches her head thinking of the best item to get a man when cruising the department store aisle. Admit it, you also get that annoying “We don’t need anything for Christmas” response when you ask them what they want to get. However, men are secretly needy human beings and they want nothing less than a hefty pile of Christmas presents.

Fortunately, I’ve done some legwork to find out the best practical Christmas gifts for men. I said practical because I had a bad experience in the past when I gave my then-boyfriend a unique present. Let’s just say he was pretty disappointed upon opening that gift because the item was of no use to him. I was so bad at giving gifts in the past that I strive to become better at it year after year.

So here are some gift ideas you might want to try:

Tech Gadgets

MEN LOVE THEIR GADGETS. It doesn’t matter whether he’s your dad, husband, brother, son, or friend- men are generally techy individuals. They understand technology is ever changing and they have this need to always keep up. Not all of us can produce a wad of cash just to afford the iPhone X ($1,405 at Amazon), but there are actually plenty of gadgets and gizmos that will surely make his holiday even more special.

Special mentions include:

GoPro HERO6 Black

The latest update to the world’s favorite action cam comes at a whooping $500 (PHP 25,000) price tag. You might say this isn’t something practical, but to an adventure seeker dude in the family, it sure is the thing he so wants to have this Christmas.

$449USD (PHP 22, 450) at Amazon

JBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This item is for the man who loves sharing his music as much as he loves listening to it. Bluetooth speakers are effective audio upgrade from your phone’s disappointing sound without breaking the bank.

PHP 3,599 at Lazada

Power Bank

These days, life’s a total bore without our smartphones. When we’re outdoors, power banks have become a total lifesaver. My husband doesn’t go out without bringing his power bank with him. To meet huge charging needs, I advice you purchase power banks that can fully charge more than once. There 8400 mAHs and up available that can charge any type of device from different brands.

PHP 899 at Lazada


As a woman, I love men’s watch! And I love it more when I can use it everyday. A watch is a practical Christmas present for the man who always loves to be on time or is having trouble being always late. I suggest you invest in good quality watches that could last for years. Recently, I’ve been digging watches by MVMT. All their watches have practical designs that could go well with any occasion. Sure, the watches have less bling, but they are a must-have for all modern stylish men.

Starting at $95.00 at

Sports Gear

Whether he’s a fitness junkie or an athlete, you can never go wrong with sports gears. Treat them to the perfect workout gear and accessories this festive season so they can burn off the stuffing with these treats right after Christmas.

Hooded Jacket

Who doesn’t love sweats? Plus, he will appreciate it more now that the cold season is here.

Nike Mens Sportswear Pull Over Club Hooded Sweatshirt

Grooming Kit

Any man who appreciates maintaining a well-groomed hair will love to have a grooming kit as a Christmas gift or for any other occasion. A cordless trimmer is the real deal when he is all set to groom his facial hair. Make sure to choose the shaver that will meet all his needs.

SRP: $38.75 USD at Amazon (PHP 1937.50)


Some men just love their Jordans. Buy him the shoes that you know he would want. Whether it’s for running, basketball, office attire or for a casual get up, your man would love an extra new pair of shoes to add to his OOTDs.

Nike Air Max 2017- 12,535.00 at Lazada

Duffle Bag

Before you know it, it will be time for weekend trips to your favorite holiday destination and he needs a smart duffel bag to haul all his stuff. Choose the one with side pockets for his shoes, so he’ll never forget to pack a pair. A duffel bag can also be used to carry his gym stuff when working out.

Adidas Team Issue Duffel Bag- $28.08 at Amazon.


My man loved the Herschel wallet I gave him many months ago, and he’s still using it until now. Good wallets create good impressions. A gentleman’s wallet needs to be two things: functional and presentable. Here’s a functional wallet I just picked from Zalora similar to what I got my husband.

 PHP 2,290 at Zalora



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A writer by day, reader, diaper-changer, monster slayer at night. She's the wife of a rock star wedding photographer and the mother of Prym, the unicorn rider. She loathes writing in the third person and terribly misses the taste of coffee in her mouth.


  • Willy Borsh
    March 6, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I really enjoyed the article. Very Informative.Thank you for sharing it!

  • Winter Jervey
    March 7, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I really liked the article. Very useful.Thank you for sharing it!


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