Unwrapped: Gifts For The Hard-To-Please Guy In Your Life

Be it a father, brother, or partner

Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that’s a full month (31 days!) in which we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life—and maybe even a spoiled pet or two.

I don't know what it says about me, but all the men in my life are incredibly hard to shop for. They are picky (if you ask them, they just know what they want—I respectfully stand by my original statement), hard-to-please, and loyal to their go-to list of products and brands (no matter how outdated), which is why I start mentally shopping for them starting the first day of fall. Even if this is extra stress for me, it's good news for you, though, given that, after I searched near and far, I compiled this list of exceptional things to give the most important men in your life. And now you're all set with your list. You're welcome.

Ahead are 23 gifts, from skin care to tech, fashion, and booze, that even the hardest-to-please men will like and use. And if not, you can always keep these gifts for yourself—cool stuff knows no gender.


Tell him how marvelous he is with this intoxicating scent, from the exceptional perfumers at the iconic Byredo, made up of neroli, mandarin leaves, green lavender, black amber, and white cedarwood. With a wood-y base and floral top notes, he won't be able to resist.

Byredo, Mister Marvelous, $145, available at Mr Porter.