Most wanted gifts for men in 2018

Jennifer Blair

Don’ t shy away from practical gifts.

Holiday shopping is always a little stressful, but finding a gift for the special man in your life can be even more of a headache. If you're tired of gifting the usual sports memorabilia or power tools, you're probably all out of ideas. Don't fret. Whether you're shopping for your husband, father, brother, or son, there are plenty of creative gift options out there that are sure to please your guy.

Here are six of the most wanted gifts for men in 2018 to help you finish off your holiday shopping with as little stress as possible.

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

For the fitness-minded man in your life, the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is a surefire hit. Like all of Fitbit's fitness trackers, the Ionic can track steps and calories burned 24/7, but it does a lot more than that. The watch can monitor heart rate and sleeping habits, and it automatically detects common activities for easier tracking.

But the Ionic is a smartwatch, too, which means it can also store music to enjoy during workouts and boasts built-in GPS to help track runs without relying on a phone. And it offers personalized workouts and step-by-step coaching to help take his fitness to the next level.

If the guy in your life is a swimmer, he'll also appreciate that the Ionic resists water to 50 meters, so he can track all of his laps with ease. Best of all, it gets up to five days of battery life without needing to recharge, so it's always ready to go.

Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

Shopping for a man who loves his coffee or tea? This mug is the ideal gift to help him enjoy his favorite hot beverage no matter how long it takes to finish. The mug is connected to the Ember app, which lets your guy select the ideal temperature for his beverage -- and he'll know his coffee or tea has reached the right temp when the LED bar at the bottom of the cup lights up.

The Ember mug can keep hot beverages at the set temperature for up to an hour, so he'll never have to worry about taking a sip of cold coffee. The app can also store preset temps for different drinks, so he can easily choose the perfect temperature based on what he's drinking.

A charging coaster is included with the mug, too, so it's always ready to go. And if he keeps the mug on the coaster, it can maintain the coffee at the perfect temperature all day.

Northern Brewer Homebrew Starter Set

If your guy enjoys relaxing with a cold beer at the end of the day, he'll love this starter set that lets even beginners successfully brew beer at home. The kit contains everything he'll need to make five gallons of beer from recipes crafted by Northern Brew's brewmasters, guaranteeing delicious beer no matter what his skill level. You can choose from kits that make Block Party Amber Ale or Chinook IPA, depending on your guy's personal preference.

ELMA Men's Touchscreen Texting Leather Dress Gloves

For the man who always wants to look good, these dress gloves are a gift that combines style with practicality. Not only are they made of genuine Italian Nappa leather but they also feature a 100% cashmere lining that feels great and keeps hands warm no matter how cold the temps. The classic black color coordinates with any coat, scarf, or hat, too, so he'll always look polished.

What's more, for the man on the go, these gloves take it a step further by offering full touchscreen compatibility. He'll never again have to risk cold hands when he needs to call, text, or use an app on his smartphone. The gloves provide precision touchpoint control, so the touchscreen responds to any activity.

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable

If you're shopping for the music lover in your life, he's sure to enjoy this classic turntable. He can listen to all of his favorite vinyl at three speeds (33 1/3, 45, and 78 rpm), and the full-range speakers provide high-quality sound to make the experience even more satisfying. The turntable also features a built-in Bluetooth receiver, so he can stream music wirelessly through the speakers, too. The briefcase style makes it easy to take on the go, and the RCA outputs and headphone jack allow the turntable to connect to other audio equipment for plenty of versatility.

Jord Conway Series Walnut Watch

Want to wow the man in your life with a truly unique gift? Forget the usual dress watch; this timepiece is made with 100% natural, sustainably sourced walnut to give it a rugged, stylish look. But it's still extremely durable and comfortable to wear, so it makes the perfect everyday watch. It also comes in a cedar box and includes a cleaning cloth and citrus oil cleaning pen to keep it looking great for years to come. It boasts a one-year warranty, too, so you can count on it to last.


Shopping for the guy in your life doesn't have to be a pain. If you focus on his favorite hobbies or interests, there are plenty of gifts out there that can make the 2018 holidays the best ever.


Jennifer Blair is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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