16 Cool Gifts for Men in 2020
What makes this year's holiday gift list for men specifically 16 cool gifts for men? As I was putting the collection together, I noticed there's no cutting edge technology on it, no run-of-the-mill smart home or internet of things things. Sure, there's some standard "man stuff," like tools and kits and sports-themed products, but I think it's all just a little different. Standout. Cool.
See if you agree. Here's my roundup of 16 cool gifts for men in 2020.
Note: Gift prices are marked as they were at printing. Prices are subject to change.
Remington Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit
The gift of learning a new skill...and possibly the gift of learning to love a new haircut. The Remington Shortcut Pro is a self-haircut kit that could see a big surge in popularity if barber shops and hair salons remain restricted for the foreseeable future, but dudes aren't ready to let their locks go all Jon Snow or Jack Sparrow just yet.
The Remington Shortcut Pro Hair Clipper is a curved-blade ergonomic buzzer - or trimmer, depending on what you're going for. The 13-piece self-haircut kit also comes with 9 length combs for cutting off between 1/16 and 5/8 inches, so there's no need to choose between Snow / Sparrow and The Rock / Patrick Stewart extremes.
Wrench Pocket Knife Multi-Tool
While no one likes having a wrench thrown in their plans, it does seem you dudes enjoy have a wrench to accompany them. The 14mm wrench is paired with a 17mm socket on the other end, the two forming the multi-tool's closed shape and 5" length. With the 440 stainless steel blade out - double studs allow for ambidextrous opening - total length is 7.5".
LoadHandler Pickup Truck Unloader
The LoadHandler is a truck bed unloader for DIYers who don't want do-it-yourself to turn into D'oh! I yanked my back all funny.
To turn your pickup truck into a dump truck, choose from mid-size and full-size truck LoadHandler models, and run through a seemingly easy install process with adjustable brackets and a drag sheet. Once the drag sheet is in place, you can pile in your rock, firewood, soil, or mulch, and use the LoadHandler crank system and roller bar to dump it back out in around 30 seconds.
Baseball Bat Whiskey Decanter
Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Year's / Winter drinking season is here! Help the baseball fans in your life keep warm with a few friends and a few of their best bottles, displayed and dispensed from this sporting limited edition decanter from The Wine Savant.
The Baseball Bat Whiskey Decanter is worth all its peanuts and Cracker Jacks, made of borosilicate glass with a wood accent at the grip, and a thick knob serving as its stopper and fill / pour point. The bat extends 20" long, with a 750mL capacity for holding the contents of a standard bottle of whiskey, scotch, rum, wine, or other favorite liquor.
Porsche 911 1:4 Scale Working Flat-Six Boxer Engine Kit
Although buying him a Porsche 911 1:4 scale working flat-six boxer engine isn't quite like buying him a Porsche 911, this 280+-piece model kit will at least expand his mechanical knowledge and give him detailed insight into what makes the coveted sports car rev.
The replica engine is motorized, with a transparent casing so everyone can see all the moving parts when it's turned on. Engine sounds complete the effect.
Spaced-X Serpent Water Pipes
The serpent is at it again. This time, though, its temptation is a pair of snaking, maze-like water pipes, since it knows you'll need more than an apple to succumb to Original THCin (that said, in a pinch, you can bore a hole through an apple and make a pipe out of that too.)
The Serpent-01 and Serpent-01H Water Pipes from Space-X bring as much visual interest to the smoking experience as they do "the smoothest hit on earth*." (*But probably can't compete with the heavens, which I hear have both pipes and weeds that are truly divine.) Both versions have a percolator design engineered with CFD-tested thermodynamic principles to cool incoming smoke and make sure the taste of your bud or wax is as pure and authentic entering your lungs as it is growing in the Garden.
Ice Hockey Rink Pendant Light
Kid bummed he's not getting a hockey rink for Christmas? ... Grown ass man of the household bummed he's not getting a hockey rink for Christmas? Check out this ice hockey rink pendant light. It's not a perfect substitute for an EZ ice backyard rink, but as significantly less expensive and space-consuming consolation prizes go, it probably won't end up in the return or regifting pile.
Dumbbell Beer Glasses
Who's up for some double-fisted, 25-ounce preacher curls? Don't scoff, these beer glasses aren't dumb. They're dumbbell, and they're ready pump - clap - you up with a steady flow of frothy goodness.
Rochan Slingshot - Professional Outdoor Catapult
Rochan-bo you for first go with this gnarly-looking slingshot, Cornelius. Rochan calls their namesake slingshot a "professional outdoor catapult" and launches its description with, "First, this slingshot...is not a toy. ... It has the capacity to seriously maim or worse." Hmmm.
On second thought, Cornelius, you go ahead and try out the Rochan Slingshot first.
The Rochan Slingshot was designed as a legit, and superior, small animal hunting and target practice tool. It has an infrared sight and laser flashlight for pinpointing targets, and is made with a stainless steel frame, aluminum alloy aiming device, and ergonomic wooden handle.
Woodcut Memory Game
My first thought when I saw the Woodcut Memory Game was, Holy crap, I couldn't even match cards covered in cross-sections of trees if they were all right-side up! Flipped over, forcing players to remember both the grain patterns and where they lay in the game grid, that sounded impossible. Worse than a Clemens Habicht's Color Puzzle.
But if you take a gander at a few of the Woodcut Memory Game's cards, you'll see it's not so bad. Most of the cuts stand out - and hopefully imprint in the mind - with unique shapes, colors, and presentations in print, and only a few of them appear as full-bleed prints. I mean, I probably still couldn't get any matches right, but the dude you're shopping for, he can do it!
Kaweco Special Brass Mechanical Pencil
Special is Kaweco's slim 'n' classy line of mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens, and fountain pens. This one is 140mm long and made of solid polished brass (with no further surface treatment, so it might arrive with scratches / stains from production and delivery). It holds a 0.5mm pencil lead, and comes nestled in a classic Kaweco gift / storage tin.
Wilton B.A.S.H Shop Hammer Kit
Wilton, who also makes a full rang of B.A.S.H. sledgehammers, is known for a promise of indestructibility in their tools. The Shop Hammer Kit includes a 12" B.A.S.H. sledgehammer with 4lb head, a 14" ball-peen hammer with 32-ounce head, and 16" dead blow hammer with 4lb head. All three have what Wilton calls "unbreakable handle technology," plus non-slip rubber grips.
CarAIDE 18-in-1 Portable Jump Starter & Multi-Tool
The portable jump starter I keep in my trunk has saved me more than once. More than twice. (Stupid sensitive dome lights. I barely touch them heaving my bag over from the passenger seat and they turn on!) As an emergency backup charger the hefty battery has helped me out here and there too. But I gotta say, my Cyntur JumperPack has nothing on the CarAIDE 3X Multi-Tool, a portable jump starter that's also a battery, and also a flashlight, and also 15 other gadgets you might need on the road. Or while stuck on the side of it.
Foosball Table Cooler
It's the pub game and the pub all in one with this foosball table cooler. The rolling ice chest has a 68-quart capacity for keeping up to 60 cans or 50 bottles cold for hours. Which is how long it's gonna take to get my hustlin' mama off the cooler's foosball tabletop when someone - and eventually everyone - wants to open the lid. You want your brews? Gotta get past Mama Foos!
See, at first glance a foosball table cooler seems like an awesome addition to backyard BBQs and house parties, but like many things in life, it could turn out to be a double-edged foosman.
Dalstrong Whetstone Knife Sharpening Kit
I have a problem. It's my knives. They're never as sharp as my wit. Dalstrong, can you help narrow the gap?
This Whetstone Knife Sharpening Kit from Dalstrong is a premium set of 2 unique whetstones, plus an Acacia wood leveling base, a Nagura flattening stone, a rust and stain remover, and a silicone holder to protect the whetstones when not in use.
Estwing Machete with Saw-Back Blade
The Estwing Machete with its saw-back blade brings us a lifehack in all senses of the word. Literally, this bad boy will hack away all the shizit in your life - from blackberry bushes overtaking the backyard to kindling-ripe branches encroaching your campsite clearing. Estwing says the machete is even game for some game butchering.
And figuratively, with its piggybacking saw blade, the Estwing Machete provides the little lifehack of condensing 2 valuable outdoor tools into one. Bonus: unlike the Omniblade machete, it also does it in a way much less likely to sever one of your own limbs along with those of your overgrown trees.