Holiday shopping is already difficult enough without having to worry about deadlines. Unfortunately, we’ve gotten to the point in the season where the big, final deadline is fast approaching and now thinking about it is pretty much unavoidable. But there’s not yet reason to despair if you haven’t yet crossed everyone off your list.
You see, Amazon — everyone’s favorite online retail giant — has a solution in the form of their Prime program. That is to say that, with Amazon Prime, you can still get your gifts delivered well before it’s time to hand them over. So long as you’re willing to pay for their service, they’ll deliver all 20 of this guide’s offerings to your door in just two short days. These are the best last-minute Amazon Prime gifts for men.
Gerber Barbill Wallet
A surprising and impressive release from Gerber this year, their Barbill minimalist wallet boasts a stainless steel frame alongside an elastic band that allows users to carry up to 7 cards and cash anywhere they go. Plus it has an integrated bottle opener and comes in a quartet of handsome colorways.
Tile Sticker Tracking Device
If you’ve got a lot of things you want to keep track of, Tile’s Sticker is one of the best ways to manage that. Small enough and with a sticker back that makes it perfect for attaching to just about anything, this tiny tracking device has a 3-year battery life and a 150-foot range — which uses a simple 2-way smartphone app, meaning it can find your phone also.
A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair
For the foodie in your life, this quirky, tongue-in-cheek cookbook might look silly at first glance. But it was actually scribed by a pair of award-winning, world-renowned chefs — the legendary minds behind NYC’s Contra and Wildair restaurants. For lovers of food who understand life’s too short to take things too seriously, this cookbook is perfect.
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen
Part Alexa AI-assistant hub, part desktop clock, part smart speaker, Amazon’s 3rd-generation Echo Dot is the perfect inexpensive device to step up your gift recipient’s technology game. And while it’s great for playing music and functioning as an alarm clock, it can also help keep track of calendar events, displays the weather conditions outside, and so much more.
mophie Wireless Charge Pad
More and more devices are switching over to Qi wireless charging as their source of power. As such, this charging pad from mophie is a perfect pick-up this holiday season. And that’s aided by the fact that it’s been optimized for use along with Apple’s devices — like the iPhone and the newly-released AirPods Pro.
Olight S1R II Flashlight
A spectacular and impressive pocketable torch, Olight’s S1R II flashlight is small enough to fit in the palm of one’s hand, yet it produces a whopping 1,000 lumens at its highest output level. That makes this everyday carry wonder a brilliant holiday gift — and that’s before you realize it’s also ultra-tough and waterproof.
YETI Daytrip Packable Lunch Bag
YETI is known around the gear world for making some of the toughest adventure coolers around — both hard- and soft-sided. And this year, they’ve taken that expertise and pared it into this exceptional packable lunch bag. On top of being well-designed, the Daytrip boasts hours-worth of insulation and is even waterproof and puncture-resistant.
NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Minigun
If you know someone who vibes with Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s minigun-wielding character from ’80s action flick, Predator, then this NERF gun might just be the ultimate holiday gift. Fully mechanized, this drummed blaster can fire 50 darts in rapid succession, making this one of the most formidable offerings in all of NERF’s catalog.
ECCO Exostrike Dyneema Boot
While ECCO primarily trades in fashion-forward gear and not so much in that which is functional, they took a deep dive into impressive durability with their Exostrike boots. That’s because this footwear was crafted, in part, from nigh-indestructible Dyneema fabric. That also means they’re weatherproof, puncture-resistant, and pretty unique in their appearance.
Adidas RPT-01 Sweatproof On-Ear Headphones
For longer workouts, earbuds can get a little uncomfortable. But most over- and on-ear headphones are not even remotely sweatproof or very durable. That’s not the case at all with Adidas’ RPT-01. These 40-hour on-ear headphones offer superb fidelity and were made specifically to be worn during rigorous exercise.
Nintendo Switch Lite
A far-more portable and compact version of Nintendo’s already-portable Switch console, the Lite actually has a longer battery life than its larget sibling and can play most of its available games, as well (save for ones that require motion-based controls). For those who have a hankering for an old-school Game Boy, but want a little more performance and power, this portable console can’t be beaten.
Zero Tolerance 0022 Folding Knife
Known for their exceptional-quality everyday carry knives, Zero Tolerance has never made a blade as small as their 0022 before — making this a superbly-compact cutting tool ideal for discreet carry. Of course, it’s also still made from exceptional materials, including a CPM 20CV steel blade and carbon fiber handle scales.
Apple AirPods Pro
Most certainly the hot-ticket item this holiday season, Apple’s newly-unveiled AirPods Pro have some pretty exceptional improvements over their predecessors — including active noise-canceling. They also feature a technology called Adaptive EQ that automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear, they’re sweat- and water-resistant, and they offer voice control via Siri.
Marshall Acton II Wireless Smart Speaker
Once a big-name guitar amplifier brand, Marshall has brilliantly pared their design language into a series of gorgeous home speakers. Their Acton II, however, might just be their best — especially now that it boasts smart capabilities courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant. Pair that with room-filling hi-fi sound and this is a perfect gift for any music lover on your list.
Arc’teryx Zeta SL Jacket
Sometimes people forget that, just because it’s raining, that doesn’t mean it’s cold outside. As such, sometimes a waterproof jacket is necessary, but you might not want the bulk of down filling. That’s where this jacket shines, boasting an ultralight construction, GORE-TEX waterproofing, and breathability.
GoPro HERO8 Black Camera
Possibly the most versatile not-just-an-action-camera on the market, GoPro’s HERO8 Black is an exceptional high-tech device for capturing and sharing all your adventures — extreme or otherwise. It shoots in HD — both stills and video — boasts fully-submersible waterproofing even without any additional housing, it’s loaded with onboard features (like built-in digital lenses and capture modes), and so much more.
Kramer By Zwilling Euroline Damascus Santoku Knife
In any kitchen manned by a serious chef, a chef’s knife is the most important tool. And this Damascus steel Santoku knife from Kramer by Zwilling is an absolute functional beauty. Certainly, it’s an expensive purchase, but this kitchen cutting tool is the kind of thing a chef will use over and over again for the rest of their life.
Big Agnes Scout 1 Platinum Tent
Clocking in at just 13 ounces in total, the Big Agnes Scout 1 Platinum is one of the lightest backpacking tents ever built. What’s more, it’s also usable for three-season camping and has a waterproof outer shell. For the serious adventurer on your holiday shopping list, this new offering is practically unrivaled.
Casio G-SHOCK GMB-B5000GD-9CR Watch
A modern riff on G-SHOCK’s very first watch, the GMB-B5000GD-9CR, this all-metal watch boasts plenty of retro styling in a decidedly-modern timekeeper. In fact, hidden behind its vintage digital dial, this watch boasts Bluetooth connectivity, a world timer function, 20 bar water-resistance, and more. Plus the gold colorway is as striking as they come.
HTC Vive Cosmos VR Gaming Headset
One of the most advanced virtual reality rigs around — and built by one of the industry leaders — the HTC Vive Cosmos boasts a 90Hz refesh rate, a combined HD resolution of 2880 x 1700, a comfortable design for extended periods of wear, and an impressive 6-camera tracking system for unrivaled accuracy of user movements.
The 18 Best Amazon Alexa-Enabled Smart Devices
One of the best things Amazon has to offer is actually not a product, so much as it is a technology — their Alexa AI assistant, to be exact. If you want to make the best of that tech, however, you’ll need one of the best Alexa-enabled smart devices.