Maybe you’ve shopped for your dad and your boyfriend, even grandpa, but something fell through or was delayed or he suddenly announced he bought himself whatever you’ve secretly planned to gift him. We got you! Here’s our scan of 15 last-minute gifts for men that, thanks to the magic of Amazon Prime, will arrive next-day. (Or, in the case of e-gift cards, even sooner.) Choose among delights ranging from wine to electronics—because repeat after us: No stress-crying over the holidays.
15 Last-Minute Gifts for Men (That He Won’t Know You Just Got Yesterday)
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Last-Minute Gifts for Men at a Glance
For the Always Thirsty Guy
A stainless steel Hydro Flask keeps fluids cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. And miracle of miracles, the flex top (choose the straw or spout option) actually stays watertight when it’s closed, so he won’t fear carrying this next to his computer in his backpack or tote.
For the Hipster
Pill-resistant two-ply cashmere yarn is woven into a ribbed hat that keeps his ears warm and prevents body heat loss, all the while making him look cool.
For the Athleisure Guy
Here’s what to write on the card: “So all I hear about are how these ABC Pants from Lululemon are super comfy and have some sort of extra-roomy design in the seat to make them feel as loose as sweatpants but you can wear them to work. There’s a bunch of pairs so pick out the one you like best!”
For the Driving Enthusiast
We especially like polarized lenses for their ability to sharpen objects at a distance, no matter the glare caused by angled sunlight. He’ll appreciate that too, as well as how movie star handsome he looks in these manly shades.
For the Cold Weather Commuter
The cashmere lining is there to keep him warm and the 100 percent leather exterior will repel the cold wet weather—and only get softer as it ages.
For the True Crime Fan
Is he always reading a true crime story or listening to a similarly-themed podcast? This board game lets one or more players solve the cold-case (!) file of the murder of a center for polar exploration, poring over clues and bits of evidence. We’re thinking this is going to get everyone talking around the holiday meal…
For the Wine Lover
What could be easier? You enter your recipient’s name, email and tap a short note, then they receive a gift that’s tailored to their particular palate. They simply answer five minutes about their flavor choices, then this online wine subscription service sends them the best bottles that match their preferences. (And yes, you’re totally allowed to ask to share a bottle with your giftee.)
For the Dandy
Does he like to wear plaids with stripes, clashing florals and wild colors? Then he’ll appreciate a vivid crayon-hued all-leather belt in 18 colors including red, grass green and bright yellow. And there’s also an all-black (hardware and leather strap) version if you want to play it safe.
For the Caffeine Enthusiast
He’s going to appreciate 70 percent less bitterness in his Joe when it’s prepped using the cold brew method…and since the air-tight lid keeps it fresh for up to two weeks in the fridge, he can make his beans go further and smoother.
For the Plugged-In Person
Smartphones, tablets, earbuds, his Apple or Samsung Galaxy watch—all of it has a special slot or section to live, charge and stay handy on a nightstand while he sleeps. And the simple acacia wood design of the station looks handsome even while his devices are out and about.
For the Guy Who Needs to Relax
This little vibrating device (no, not that kind of vibrating device) rests on the chest and gently pulses for ten minutes while the wearer is supine or just sitting working. A patented infrasonic technology stimulates the sternum and kick-starts the relaxation response of the vagus nerve, a nerve that connects the brain and the gut that’s been studied as far back as the 1930s as an anticonvulsant and anti-depressant. We don’t know about all that, but when we tried it, it was like our usual ho-hum deep-breathing meditation had rocketed to a super-restful entirely other dimension.
For the Fast Food Enthusiast
It’s pricey, but he’ll really appreciate being able to pour a Diet Coke or even a margarita and enjoy it over chewy, Sonic-style ice. And this device is a workhorse—it makes the first batch of ice in just eight minutes, and up to 40 pounds of ice per day.
For the Wired Earphones Guy
Really, he doesn’t know what he’s missing by sticking with his tangled earphones. Show him, with these sweat-resistant in-ear speakers that are compatible with Apple and Android devices, have a built-in microphone and come in five colors.
For the Snack Lover
For a device with such a small footprint (10.02"D x 13.03"W ), this air fryer does so much: It air fries, broils, roasts, dehydrates, bakes and is easy to clean, thanks to its non-stick, dishwasher-safe fryer basket. Wings, fries, cinnamon buns…these and more recipes are available on the free Instant Pot app.
For the Birder
This pair of multicoated-lens waterproof binoculars has a rubber armored polycarbonate body so they won’t get shattered; the nitrogen-purged internal lenses mean they won’t get fogged right before that special plumage shows itself.
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