11 Awesome Gifts Any Guy Will Want

Because he deserves it after a year of killing spiders for you.


Man, are we stoked for Christmas. But having to get our notoriously tough-to-buy-for boys their gifts? Not so much. It seems that, just when you think you’ve got these guys figured out, they throw you a curveball and tell you they think construction cranes are the coolest. Or come home with an ocarina they can’t get enough of. Like … what? There’s no method to the madness!


Give yourself a break and buy ’em something from our boy-approved bundle of goodies.


1. Photography Calendar 

We love him, but keeping track of family dates, social engagements and important deadlines (taxes, hello!) isn’t his strong point. This uber-cool, minimal photography calendar from Our Garden Collective should help with that.

$10, ourgardencollective.com.


2. Etched Flasks

Can we talk about the totally stunning selection of flasks at Roberta Oaks? This wee 3-ounce offering sports a stunning etched design and is perfect for tucking into his satchel for emergency party situations.

$45, Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.


3. Art of Shaving Kit

Once he gets a taste of the luxury that is this Art of Shaving kit, he’ll never go back to Bic. Plus, we love the fresh, masculine sandalwood scent, which will follow him everywhere he goes. Swoon.

$120, Art of Shaving, Ala Moana Center.


4. Forest Eyewear Sunglasses

Between hiking, hunting, fishing and surfing, the dude’s always hitting up some wild terrain in which to lose his sunglasses. Maybe these stylish Forest Eyewear ones will actually inspire him to hold onto them.

$80, foresteyewear.com.


5. Toy Crossbow

When in doubt, we head to Best Made Co., purveyor of a range of obscenely well-made creations that will make a man’s heart sing, from waxed leather ditty bags to rustic axes to survival goods to this ah-mazing toy crossbow that will bring out his inner kid because it’s just. So. Cool.

$59, bestmadeco.com.


6. Magnetic Knife Block

How stunning is this fierce magnetic knife block? Made from salvaged Hawaiian hardwood, this will keep his (many) blades, from steak to fish, in check.

$175, keepwildco.com.




7. Sig Zane Designs Dry Bag

On the go and always in search of a new adventure: Sound like a certain dude you know? Grab this ultra-stylish Sig Zane Designs dry bag to keep his gear safely stowed and dry, without slowing him down.

$225, sigzanedesigns.com.


8. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

His tunes are his life, so help him bring them along wherever he goes. We love the sleek leather look of this portable bluetooth speaker, which comes complete with a handy strap.

$156, The Refinery, Kāhala Mall.


9. Organic Surf Wax

Handmade locally and totally au naturel, this organic surf wax from My Mānoa keeps your guy safe (no pesky chemicals) and his board prepped for the waves.

$15, Sugarcane, 1137 11th Ave.


10. Hot Sauce Making Kit

He loves his spice and he’s always on the lookout for the next chili pick-me-up, so he’ll have a blast cooking up a custom concoction with this fun hot sauce making kit.  

$34.95, Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center.


11. Wood Belt Buckle

You always want your main man to look his best, and itʻs the little details that count. Take this sharp-looking wood belt buckle, a stylish accessory for any local boy looking to clean up real nice.

$38, waistedwood.com.