November 4th, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Gift Ideas for Men

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Gift Ideas for Men

Looking for gift ideas for men who love to travel? We’ve got 20 of the best bags, organizers, travel tech, travel accessories, and more in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

Sure, the guys on your holiday list all have necks, but this does not mean that a tie is a thoughtful holiday gift for each of them. Skip the Windsor knot, and appeal to your man’s sense of adventure. We’ve got 20 gift ideas that will get a much bigger smile than any novelty tie — guaranteed.

The Outdoorsman

Even the most minimalist outdoorsman on your shopping list won’t turn down gear to optimize his time in nature. A new travel pack, like the Deviate 60L Pack with a removable backpack, simplifies packing; a camping hat, such as the Under Armour Men’s Tactical Bucket Hat, is a must for skin protection on long treks; and a modern take on a hiking shoe will make camping treks easier on the feet.

More upgrades to his tried-and-true gear include a insulated water bottle, such as the Hydro Flask; an Eagle Creek TravelLite™ Towel, which dries quickly to keep the “have you been camping?” smell to a minimum; and a pair of high-tech travel underwear keeps him feeling fresh sans running water.

If his camping trips are of the tents-in-the-backyard variety, he’ll get a kick out of this Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill, which has man-glamping written all over it.

The Fun-Seeker

If his trips are centered on having the most.fun.ever, make sure that fun starts on the plane. The Carry On Cocktail Kit is both carry-on and stocking-stuffer sized, and includes everything he needs to make a proper Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, or gin and tonic…everything but the booze, that is. Not planning any trips soon? His bar cart can flaunt his love of travel with whiskey glasses engraved with his favorite cities.

The Adrenaline Junkie

So he’s taking an epic skydiving/paragliding/bungee jumping/surfing excursion? Demand proof in the form of a GoPro video, and eliminate any “but-I-can’t-film-it-in–the-water” excuses with a GoPro Floaty.

The Gadget Guy

Guys who love gadgets may seem easy to shop for, but you have to stay a step ahead of the gear they’ve already purchased for themselves. Start with a solar powered phone charger to keep all his gear working, wherever. Tablet and laptop cases, like the Pack-It Specter™ Mini-Tablet eSleeve, Tablet eSleeve, Laptop eSleeve 13, or Laptop eSleeve 15 will protect devices from any bumps and jostles along the way.

If his suitcase is already overflowing with gadgets, chances are he could use a travel tech organizer, like the eTools Organizer Pro, to keep all of his cords and devices in place. If he’s always having trouble remembering exactly where that place is, Tile will help him track his luggage, keys, or other valuables from a smartphone app.

The Dandy

Travel slob he is not, or at least he won’t be with these good-looking travel gifts, like manscaping products galore from a membership to Dollar Shave Club, where he can pick out both travel-sized and full-sized varieties of luxury skincare products. Make sure he has a manly Dopp kit to store those products—the Pack-It™ Bi-Tech™ Trip Kit  should do the trick.

The Business Traveler

Even the busiest professionals will be happy they took a break to unwrap business travel gifts, such as the Convertabrief bag, which keeps everything uber-organized. Rumpled is not an option on the road, and a Pack-It™ Garment Folder will help him keep the suit wrinkles at bay during important trips

The Everyman

There’s no shame in giving a gift card, especially if that gift card is specific to your man’s hobby. Have an electronic Eagle Creek Gift Card delivered instantly via e-mail, and let him pick out his own perfect travel gift.

Need help finding the best bag for someone on your holiday list? Try the Eagle Creek Outfit Me Tool for tips on suitcases, travel packs, and organizers.

Caila Ball-Dionne is a freelance writer and full-time travel enthusiast. You can find more of her writing at CailaBall.com​.

by Caila Ball-Dionne

Caila Ball-Dionne is a freelance writer and full-time travel enthusiast. You can find more of her writing at CailaBall.com.

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