They say that women are hard to shop for, however getting the perfect gift for the men in our lives isn't exactly a walk in the park. Especially considering that they aren't exactly forthcoming with letting us know what it is they want each year.
Instead of talking to a brick wall, or trying to decipher your conversations for hidden hints, take a look at this list of the best presents for him this year, and take the stress out of shopping. Go on... you deserve it!
1. Amazon Echo
The future is here! This little baby is on the top of most guy's letter to Santa this year. This 360-degree speaker is without a doubt the next generation of speakers. It plays all of your music, from Spotify to Amazon Music, it reads audiobooks, answers questions, get's traffic reports, etc.
This thing is almost like a personal assistant, it can call you an uber or even a Domino's pizza, it controls your thermostat and your light switches, it's amazing. It connects to a bunch of smart home devices, with more being added. Oh and it can read your voice from across the room, even if music is playing.
The only thing it can't do is make coffee, but we think it might only be a matter of time before that happens!
Regular Price: $179.99
Cyber Monday Deal: $139.99
2. Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Skate Shoe
Vans really do know how to make a pair of comfy shoes! The authentic skate shoes are made from canvas, making them durable and breathable. Trust us, that's something you'll be glad of in the long run. These shoes get constant rave reviews on how comfortable they are, they really are a foot favorite.
Vans are synonymous with skating, as they well should be, so they are fit for purpose. It takes an awful lot of effort to make a pair of these look rough let us tell you. Even if he's not a great skater, he'll look super fly as he falls off the board.
Price: $24.99 - $169.99
Okay, so it's a toy BUT it's not just any toy, say hello to Cozmo! Cozmo is the cutest robot you've ever seen, although we can't be the only ones who think it looks a bit like that other robot from Wall-E right? Cozmo learns as it lives with you, yes really, but think about it this way, it's like a pet that doesn't poop or die. Which means that he has all of the joy of a pet, without you being forced to walk it, in the rain, in the middle of Winter.
4. Invicta Men's Pro Diver Watch
This analog, pro diver, Swiss chronograph watch is both beautiful and useful. The gold and black are so stylish, working so well together. The analog clock is definitely for the purists with its trio of subdials.
Although referred to as a pro-diver timepiece, it is better used while swimming and snorkeling, as it is only water resistant up to 330 feet and after that, the warranty is definitely voided. This is a great watch for out and about, he'll love it!
5. Converse All Star Low Top
A classic pair or sneakers, these All Stars are just the thing of the man who loves the simple things in life, or has just worn out all of his other shoes and couldn't be bothered to buy another pair. They do it all the time and think we don't notice.
These come in a huge range of colors, so he'll always be able to match his favorite hoody. Chucks are the go-to shoe for most guys, stylish, while still being that nonchalant cool but not trying to be cool thing. These are a definite must, especially when the weather is warm, as these are fantastic at keeping feet cool.
Price: $29.94 - $114.25
6. Yanni Voyager Drone
If your man doesn't currently own a drone then either a) he's expecting one or b) he accidentally crashed the other one as he was distracted by an over-zealous seagull. This drone is the dreamboat of drones, it has a 720p HD camera and can be controlled with either a remote controller or a smartphone, both iOS and android.
This quadcopter not only has a gorgeous design, it really looks like a UFO, but it can be charged anywhere, even with a power bank. The man in your life will probably cry tears of joy as he unwraps this present Christmas morning!
7. Fossil Q Touchscreen Smartwatch
What do you get the man who has a smartphone, smart TV, tablet, laptop and gaming console?
Answer: A smart watch!
The Fossil Q touch screen smartwatch is one of the best out there today, it connects with both android and ios, meaning that no matter what device he uses, he'll be able to connect to this. Plus with its voice controls he can talk to it James Bond style, which all of us have fantasized about doing at least once in our lives.
8. Playstation VR Headset
Remember when we said the future is here, well we weren't kidding. Virtual reality is the in-thing this year, with everybody clamoring to get a piece of the VR pie. While there are cheaper alternatives out there, the PlayStation VR headset is an amazing piece of kit.
It's getting rave reviews from all over the globe and if your guy happens to own a Playstation, then you can bet your booty that he is dying to get his mitts on one of these bad boys.
9. Amazon Fire Tablet
The brand-spanking new Fire HD 16GB tablet is a sight to behold. We know what you're thinking, that he already has a tablet, however, it's probably time to upgrade!
This little number has the Alexa cloud-based voice service, up to 12 hours of battery life and thousands of free apps at the touch of his fingertips. Whether he's reading, writing or just playing Candy Crush or skimming through instagram, this is one present that you can be sure that he will love!
Regular Price: $89.99
Cyber Monday Deal: $59.99
10. GoPro HERO5 Black
You can have it in any color, as long as it's black! GoPros are the cream of the crop when it comes to action cameras, they really are fantastic little things. Not only is the HERO5 extremely durable, it's also waterproof, shockproof and almost-everything-else proof!
This beauty shoots 4k video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes, so he will be able to film whatever he likes(within reason) wherever he likes in absolutely amazing quality!
Shake Your Jingle Bells!
So there you go, and you're welcome. We hope we were able to take some of the stress out of Christmas shopping this year. Now that the hard part is out of the way, just sit back, shove on a movie and knock back some eggnog, go on, you deserve it.