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The Best Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Men

21. December 2017 - Alexander Schmidt

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Time is running out and you’re desperate to find a gift for your boyfriend, husband, dad or best mate? 10 tips for the best last-minute Christmas gifts for men!

Everybody knows it: just now it was summer holiday, then everyday life starts again, it slowly becomes more autumnal, and the year is already eagerly rushing towards the end. Suddenly it’s already Advent and then it’s on the double. Between work, family and leisure activities, you suddenly have to prepare and plan all sorts of things for Christmas and, last but not least, buy presents.

And then Christmas Eve is just around the corner. If you haven’t got all your presents together yet, there’s no need to panic. Because last-minute Christmas gifts can be just as special and personal as those planned well in advance!

For whom are you still urgently looking for a good gift? Mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, partner? We have divided our tips for quick Christmas gifts by gender: here you will find our best last minute Christmas gifts for men. Tomorrow we will publish the ones for women.

Small note: This article contains affiliate links. This means that if you click on one of these links and order something, we will receive a small commission in certain cases. However, the product will not cost you a cent more.

The Best Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Men

1. Put Together a Gift Basket

Shops are still open until noon on Christmas Eve. So if you’re in a hurry and just need a gift for a man, why not put together a nice hamper for him?

If it’s your partner, best friend or a close relative, you’ll certainly know best what he likes. Otherwise, try to find out from someone else what the recipient would like.

Suggestions for a gift basket for men

  • A bottle of fine whiskey, gin or another spirit he likes best
  • Real Cuban cigars
  • Gourmet ham and salami
  • A good barbecue tongs
  • A funny “man’s book”, e.g. “One man, one book”
  • Special classy or funny packaged grooming products for men
  • A funny T-shirt or shirt

2. Action & Adrenaline Experiences

Experience gifts are, in my opinion, one of the best gifts you can give someone. Because you give them unforgettable special moments. What’s more, you can easily print out the voucher at home, put it in an envelope and place it on the gift table.

This is another reason why experience gifts are perfect as last minute Christmas gifts for men. With providers like mydays or Jochen Schweizer you can find a wide range of experiences that get the adrenaline pumping. Just the thing for people who like speed and action: e.g. bungee jumping, house running, Lamborghini driving, quad tours or body flying.

3. A Joint Adventure

And who knows? Maybe one or the other experience will appeal to you as well. If you’re looking for an adventure gift for your partner, why not make it a shared adventure? Special experiences that focus on teamwork, mutual trust and shared experiences bring couples closer together and create wonderful memories.

Give them the gift of a canyoning tour, cave trekking, geocaching, an escape game or even a survival training course if you’re feeling adventurous.

4. A New Shared Hobby

If the recipient is your partner or best friend, or someone you enjoy seeing frequently, why not give the two of you a new hobby together?

Example 1: You and your friend met on holiday in Italy and you both love the country. Give him a joint Italian language course. Learning together is not only more fun, it also brings you closer together.

Example 2: Your best mate and you have been talking about it for a long time, you finally want to get fitter again. You also share a fascination for martial arts. Enrol both of you in karate classes or give him a 10-card to a gym and a promise to go once a week with him.

For special and unusual courses, e.g. a sushi cooking course or photography workshop, etc., it’s also worth taking a look at mydays or Jochen Schweitzer.

5. A Personal Every Morning Good Mood Set

You don’t have to be a morning person to be happy about something that reminds you every morning that you are especially appreciated by someone. Why not make a personalised good-mood set for the person you’re looking for a gift for?

A personalised good-mood set for getting up in the morning or for the drive to work.

You can get the right ingredients at the last minute at the supermarket, DIY store or you can make them yourself, for example:

  • A self-made mixtape (aka burned CD, USB stick with mp3s etc.)
  • Fragrance tree and bobble man (e.g. Elvis) for the car
  • A maxi pack of his favourite cereals
  • Pack of dextrose for more energy
  • Funny sayings calendar to tear off
  • Or toilet paper printed with jokes
  • Cool alarm clock, e.g. in the shape of a football
  • A self-folded origami animal to put on the dessert

6. The Personal Voucher Lottery

What you give away with this gift is yourself. Or rather, your time in the next year. Think of 12 or even 52 vouchers for each month or week of the year and fold them up. Then put them in a large container, e.g. a big bottle or a preserving jar, and your voucher lottery is ready.

Texts for the vouchers for your partner.

  • You may let yourself be served for an evening
  • An extensive massage
  • I clean the car
  • We listen to your music for a week

Voucher ideas for father, brother or mate.

If the voucher lottery is for a man other than your partner, e.g. a good friend, you can also put 12 joint actions in it, e.g.:

  • This month we’ll go out for an Asian meal
  • Museum, gallery or exhibition
  • We’re going to party together this month
  • Go to the go-kart track!

7. Tickets for His Favourite Band or for the Sports Stadium

Concert tickets and other tickets are usually sent by post, but at least you can print out the booking confirmation for gift-giving. But don’t forget to stick stars over the price and put the sheet in a nice envelope.

You can make such last-minute Christmas gifts for men even nicer by quickly taking a few pictures of the band, his football club etc. from the internet, printing them out in colour and making a voucher with a personal text out of them.

8. Homemade Beard Oil

If you want to come up with something really unusual and the man in question is a beard wearer – surprise him with a homemade beard oil!

You can find the ingredients in well-stocked drugstores, health food shops or health food shops: you need a carrier oil and one or more essential oils. On this page you can learn more about how to make your own beard oil.

9. A Man’s Handbag With Beers for Every Occasion

Some clichés are simply true: the vast majority of men appreciate a good beer. At least in this country, where there is fortunately a wonderfully large variety of beers – hops and malt are far from lost! So for this gift, simply put together a small selection of 6, 8 or more special and preferably different beers, pack them in a small wooden box with a carrier and you have a man’s handbag with the right beer for every occasion. Almost!

To give the gift an even more personal touch, you can design the labels yourself for each bottle, saying on which occasion the recipient should drink this beer. In the case of strong beer, for example, “Drink me when you finally get off work after a really hard day”, the particularly noble wheat “when you have a big success to celebrate”, etc.

10. A Cool New Gadget for Your Smartphone

There’s something to the saying that men are big game kids and never grow up…. With technical gadgets you can certainly make the eyes of many a guy shine. So gadgets for smartphones are my latest tip for last-minute Christmas gifts for men. Whether it’s a special lens for the mobile phone camera, a magnetic hand holder for the car, a ring-shaped LED attachment for even better selfies or high-end Bluetooth speakers for listening to music in the park – it’s entirely up to you.
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We really hope you found what you were looking for in this list of last minute Christmas gifts for men and wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas! 🙂

You might also be interested in our tips for Christmas games and crafts with kids, as well as our general tips for activities with friends, as a couple or with the family.

And if you like our ideas and don’t want to miss any more, great! Just follow us on Facebook and Instagram 😉

*There are affiliate links in this article. That means, Abenteuer Freundschaft gets a small commission if someone buys a product through such a link. But the product doesn’t cost you a cent more.


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