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stand by my original statement), hard-to-please, and loyal to their go-to list of products and brands (no matter how outdated), which is why I start mentally shopping for them starting the first day of fall.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.

If he uses every chance he gets to go to the golf course, he will love this aesthetically pleasing set from Detroit's most distinctive and fashionable accessories company.

Shinola, Golf Divot Tool with Wooden Tees Set, $60, available at Shinola.

If the guy in your life has everything, surprise him with MasterClass' unlimited access to online classes taught by the world's best teachers. Are they a budding chef? They will love Gordon Ramsay's and Wolfgang Puck's classes. Do they love film scoring? They can take a course with Hans Zimmer. A do-gooder? They will enjoy Jane Goodall's conservation lessons. Be warned: With 300-plus lessons available in spheres ranging from music to screenwriting to sports, they might never leave the house.

MasterClass, All‑Access Pass, $180 a year, available at MasterClass.

If he is the type of guy who is convinced that the dryer is eating his socks, restock his drawer with one of the gift sets (featuring between three to 15 pairs) from this fashion-forward London sock brand.

London Sock Co., Spot Of Style, $134 for six pairs, available at London Sock Co.

If his idea of a nightcap involves sugar, satisfy his sweet tooth with this whiskey-infused chocolate from California's most famous (and delicious!) chocolatier. Bonus: With such pretty packaging, you can skip the wrapping paper.

Compartes, 'The Nightcap,' dark chocolate infused with whiskey, $9.95, available at Compartes.

I got my SO (who works in the film sound industry) this speaker a few months ago. He still boasts about it to everyone who visits our home—and for good reason. The design is cool-looking, the sound incredibly loud and clear, and the size perfect for taking outside to the park or beach. All to say, I highly recommend it.

Fender, Newport Bluetooth Speaker, $199.99, available at Fender.

Not only do we love this Austin brand for its stylish boot designs made from the finest leather, but also for their commitment and efforts to producing and sourcing entirely in the U.S.

Helm, Lee Low Boots, $399, available at Helm.

Get your guy to become as obsessed as you are with this skin-care brand via its post-shave elixir, made from witch hazel, aloe vera, and cedar and bergamot oils, that tones and soothes inflamed skin.

Herbivore Botanicals, Post Shave Elixir, $25, available at Amazon.

Encourage the cook in your life with this four-piece set of barbecue tools that includes tongs, spatula, fork, and a basting brush. Plus, it comes in a sleek, foldable carrying bag.

Esschert Design, BBQ Tool Set, $58, available at Goop.

There is nothing The Fabulous Beekman Boys create that we don't covet. NYC residents-turned-countryside farmers, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge sell everything from their best-selling goat milk soap (that first launched their brand, Beekman 1802, into the spotlight) to farm-produced cheese and, most recently, killer skin care. This shaving set is made using their star ingredient, goat milk, and contains two shave bars, a brush, and a pretty shave dish.

Beekman 1802, The Perfect Gent Men's Grooming Kit, $69, available at Beekman 1802.

Does his toiletry bag look like its seen better days? Good, you can now replace it with this butter-soft full-grain leather one from one of our favorite brands.

Cuyana, Leather Dopp Kit, $135, available at Cuyana.

As the story goes, Marine Layer was created when the co-founder's girlfriend threw away his favorite shirt because it was no longer appropriate to wear (been there), inspiring him to create a tee that would feel like an "old favorite" from day one. Spoiler alert: He succeeded—so you can now gift the perfect tee to your man, and toss out those 10 or so that he no longer should own.

Marine Layer, Grant Striped Crewneck, $45, available at Marine Layer.

Solve the problem of untucked shirts looking sloppy with one of the many styles from this brand that has made a name for itself for designing untucked shirts that actually look good.

UNTUCKit, Terrazas plaid shirt, $88, available at UNTUCKit.

Any foodie lover will appreciate this book featuring the world's best restaurants, food markets, and culinary shops, as well as handy tips on how to host dinners and what recipes to make.

The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining, $60, available at Need Supply Co.

Give him the gift of peace with a pair of sleek wireless headphones, all the better to listen to music a favorite podcast or an audiobook. We love the fit of this pair, with its plush memory foam ear pads.

Skullcandy, Crusher Wireless Headphones, $149.99, available at Skullcandy.

Let him know you won't take his shit anymore—literally—with this hilarious lemon and cedar lavatory mist "for crime scenes of all types and sizes." There is also a "Vladimir Pootin" one that "makes problems disappear."

Blue Q, 'No Shit Sherlock' Lavatory Mist, $12.99, available at always fits.

He might be the guy who has everything, but does he have a tie case? Probably not. If this is too niche for your fellow, this Virginia brand specializing in leather goods also offers a killer (pin intended) kitchen knife carrier and a sleek bar rollup.

Moore & Giles, Evans tie case, $210, available at Moore & Giles.

If the guy in your life loves switching up his watches, expand his collection with one of the versatile styles from this affordable direct-to-consumer brand.

MVMT, Chrono Gunmetal Sandstone watch, $135, available at MVMT.

Dads love to do good, which is why they will love this vodka that fights hunger in America and donates 20 meals with each bottle sold. Martinis for all.

Simple Vodka, $26.99, see where to buy here.

Joining Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish and Glenfiddich Project XX, as part of Glenfiddich Experimental Series, Glenfiddich Winter Storm is a limited-edition whiskey finished in Icewine casks and inspired by the brand's malt master's trip to Canada's Peller Estate winery. The result? A beautiful 21-year-old blend, that brings out the sweetness and oakiness of the whiskey, along with the fruit notes from the wine casks.

Glenfiddich Winter Storm, $250, more information at Glenfiddich.

Given his good taste (I mean, he does hang out with you), chances are that he already wears pajamas from Sleepy Jones and uses Harry's shaving products, which is why this set of boxers from a collaboration between the two brands is a perfect gift.

Harry's x Sleepy Jones, Mammoth Boxers, $20, available at Harry's.

Upgrade him from bath soap to this luxe shower oil from one of the most popular fragrance brands around—yes, mostly so you can use it.

Le Labo, Shower Oil in 'Mandarin,' $30, available at Le Labo Fragrances.

Does your fashion-forward guy love a good nightcap? Get him this limited-edition bottle of the beloved Italian liqueur. Bonus: The bottle can serve as décor afterward.

Disaronno wears Missoni, liqueur, $27.99, more information at Disaronno.