10 last-minute gift ideas for guys that they’ll actually use and appreciate

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There’s no denying that most guys are notoriously hard to shop for. Either they have no idea what they want, or they want something so specific that there’s no room for creativity. If you also make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to shop, the task of securing a great gift becomes that much harder.

Luckily, you’re not on your own this year. We polled lots of guys and got the scoop on the gifts they’d really like to receive during the holidays. And the top picks below might surprise you. As you’ll see, there isn’t one tech item on our list. Not that we have anything against gadgets, but chances are the guys in your life already have lots of those. And we’re guessing they don’t all get used that much. The point of a good gift is that it’s actually useful, which all the items below are.

You probably don’t need to be reminded that shipping deadlines are coming up in the next few days, so placing your order ASAP is imperative. Take a peek at the gift ideas below, add the ones you like to your cart and complete the checkout process before the weekend arrives.

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Him

1. Shinola Men’s Six-Pocket Leather Card Case, $150

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For guys who don’t like carrying around a bulky wallet, spoil them with this Shinola Leather Card Case. Place your order at Neiman Marcus by Dec. 21, and you’ll get free two-day shipping with code NMHURRY at checkout.

2. Movado Bold Thin Leather Strap Watch, $495

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Sometimes all you need is one big splurge gift to knock your guy’s socks off. If that’s what you’re going for this year, this Movado Bold Thin Leather Strap Watch is sure to impress.

3. Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Skillet Bundle, $87.32

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If you’re shopping for a man who loves to cook, you can’t go wrong with this Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Skillet Bundle that’s under $100.

4. Custom Whiskey Decanter Set, $78.20

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Want to really raise the bar? Surprise the guy in your life with this Custom Whiskey Decanter Set. Just be sure to place your order soon because the customization takes a few days.

5. Personalized Leather Dopp Kit Bag, $55.37

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If you’re shopping for a man who travels frequently, it doesn’t get more perfect than this luxe leather Dopp Kit. You can have it monogrammed with his initials or just keep it plain.

6. Men’s Classic Retro-X® Fleece Vest, $149

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When it comes to warm, high-quality outdoor apparel, Patagonia makes some of the best. This vest is a classic style that can be worn in the winter, spring and fall. Place your order by Dec. 22 for delivery by Dec. 24 with free expedited shipping.

7. Converse + paria /FARZANEH Pro Leather X2 Trek Hi Nubuck and Neoprene-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers, $140

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Impress the sneakerhead on your list with these limited-edition Converse + paria /FARZANEH sneakers. You’ll need to order them by Dec. 17 for them to arrive in time for Christmas.

8. Jerky Gift Box, $44.99

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Some people believe the best gifts are edible, and there’s really no arguing with that. This tasty Jerky Gift Box from Harry & David is in stock and ready to ship now.

9. Saks Fifth Avenue ​2-Piece Ribbed-Cuff Cashmere Beanie & Gloves Set, $49.99

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If your guy is still wearing the same winter accessories from last year (or before then), upgrade him with this warm Cashmere Beanie & Gloves Set.

10. Tommy John Apollo Mid-Length Boxer Brief 6″ (3-Pack), $126

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Even the most particular men will like these soft and stretchy Tommy John Mid-Length Boxer Briefs. They’re designed to move with you without riding up.

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