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19 Christmas Gifts All Young Men Need

When men are just starting out in life—whether that means they’re in high school, finishing college or grad school, or somewhere in between—there are some essential things they all need. Some are obvious and some aren’t. Get a young man any of the gifts on this list, because they probably won’t get them for themselves until they have to.

X20 Mini Pocket Drone

X20 Mini Pocket Drone

This mini drone is a must-have gift for young men who are new to drone flying. Lightweight and pocket-sized, this tiny drone is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, features a one-key take-off and landing, and is fitted with altitude hold and headless mode to make directional flying easier.

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Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

The iFox Bluetooth Shower Speaker is a great gift for young men who like to listen to their music even when they’re showering. Fully waterproof (it can be immersed in water up to 3 feet), this speaker provides up to 10 hours of playing time on just one 3 hour charge.

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High Power Portable Car Handheld Vacuum

High Power Portable Car Handheld Vacuum

If your young man’s car is his pride and joy, help him to keep it clean with this portable vacuum cleaner. Weighing only 2.4lbs, this powerful cleaner will make light work of dust, crumbs, and even liquid spills, and it comes with a number of attachments and a 16 foot cable.

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Magnetic Levitating Globe

Magnetic Levitating Globe

This magnetic levitating globe will be a constant source of amazement for him and his friends. Fitted with three colored LED lights, the C-shaped frame surrounds a floating globe, which rotates slowly all by itself as the lights reflect off the sphere’s shiny surface.

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Kitchen Sink Backpack

Kitchen Sink Backpack

This backpack does it all. It can go from the city streets to the wilderness without skipping a beat, and looks cool to boot. A young man won’t want to show up at a job interview with this, but he will want to use it every other day of his life.

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Bluetooth Beanie with Built In Headphones

Bluetooth Beanie with Built In Headphones

Beanies and headphones are both essentials in any youngster’s wardrobe, but with this hat he can combine the two. Warm and soft to keep his head comfortable, this beanie has built-in speakers that allow for wireless listening and hands-free calling from up to 33 feet away from the streaming device.

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101 Secrets For Your Twenties

101 Secrets For Your Twenties

Young humans face a lot of things during their twenties that they never thought they would. This New York Times bestseller is filled with the kind of advice a close older brother, hip uncle, or slightly senior mentor at work might dole out. It’s like a book of life hacks for that challenging third decade of life.

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Personal Breathalyzer

Personal Breathalyzer

Keep him safe, keep others safe, and keep him out of trouble with the authorities by giving a young man his own personal breathalyzer. While you’re at it, take his phone for a minute and download one of the new taxi apps, then show him how easy it is to use, if it ever comes to that.

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A Gerber

A Gerber

The Gerber multitool is a Swiss Army knife on a wicked combination of steroids and crack. It’s gold for a young man who likes to camp, fish, hunt, or do anything outdoors at all. Or anything around the house or apartment, for that matter. The Gerber is like a toolkit in his pocket.

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Carhartt Work Jacket

Carhartt Work Jacket

Carhartt makes the most rugged, durable, practical work clothes for men on the planet, hands down. From loggers to fishermen to auto mechanics to contractors, Carhartt comes through for hardworking guys everywhere. Working guy or not, every young man needs a Carhartt.

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Toiletry Bag

Toiletry Bag

A posh leather shaving bag is a must for any traveler. A young man needs more than a ziplock bag for his toothbrush and toothpaste. He needs a kit big enough for all his manly essentials, from shaving needs to cologne to travel-sized hair products, fingernail clippers, and all his personal grooming essentials.

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Man Meets Stove

Man Meets Stove

If he’s never cooked for himself, this is the books he needs. Some guys go right from high school, when mom does the cooking, to college, where they eat at the student union or out of a cardboard pizza box. This cookbook familiarizes young men with that mysterious room, the kitchen.

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Paracord Bracelet

Paracord Bracelet

This pair of paracord bracelets could just save his life, or at least help him deal with a camping or hiking emergency. Made from 12 feet of paracord which can be deployed, this 5-in-1 bracelet also includes a loud whistle, fire starter, working compass, and a removable emergency knife.

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Full Tool Kit

Full Tool Kit

Guys love tools. No one knows that better than guys. But guys don’t want to get tools from their parents or girlfriends, because they always feel like they’re expected to become an instant handyman once they get them. Give your bro his first set of tools without the strings attached.

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Manhood Manual

Manhood Manual

Contrary to popular belief, there is a manual to life. At least there is in the case of young me. This book is filled with real, practical information that gives a young man a leg up on the competition. It includes essentials like how to change a tire, cook a steak, and talk to girls.

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Indoor Ring Toss Game

Indoor Ring Toss Game

If you’re looking for a game that the whole family can join in with, Hookey makes a fun choice. The wooden board hangs on the wall, and the aim of the game is for each player to get their rings on the numbered hooks to score the most points.

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Pun Intended Game

Pun Intended Game

Anyone who loves bad jokes will have a blast playing ‘Pun Intended’. Played between two teams, while one team reads out part of a joke, the other team must try to fill in the groan-worthy blanks to win that point. Suitable for players aged 13+, or anyone sharp-witted and funny.

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Do Not Disturb I'm Gaming Socksen

Do Not Disturb I'm Gaming Socksen

Sitting with his feet up doesn’t always mean he’s doing nothing, as this pair of fun socks shows. Printed with ‘Do Not Disturb’ in a non-slip rubber on one sole, the other continues ‘I’m Gaming’, so that everyone knows he’s busy. Available in medium, short, and long sizes.

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A Thermarest

A Thermarest

Thermarest pioneered inflatable sleeping pads and they’ve dominated the camping industry since they first came on the market. They’re lightweight, roll up easily, and they’re unbreakable. They keep you warm by keeping you off the ground, and legend has it that you can even use them—in an emergency—to cross rivers.

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