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Help your man outfit his man cave with these must-haves! From dorm room essentials to DIY kits he’ll ACTUALLY enjoy, we’ve got everything he doesn’t even know he wants this holiday. What are you waiting for? Get gifting! 


Tech Tools Desktop Madness Series Hand Pen Holder with Magnetic Back, $18, available at Amazon

Give his workspace an upgrade with this cool pen holder. The wrist is magnetic, so it’ll pick up spare paperclips, too. Clutter gone!

Art Lover Mighty Wallet, $15, available at MoMA Store

For the guy who loves comic books, this wallet is a no-brainer. This wallet is durable, moisture-resistant and a totally creative alternative to the typical leather wallet.

Edoughble, set of three for $25, available at The Grommet

Why eat a cookie when you can just eat the dough? This stuff is meant to be eaten raw, so make sure you insist on a bite before he hoards the rest for himself!

Truman Set, $15, available at Harry’s

Once he tries a Harry’s razor, he’ll never go back to his drugstore brand. This set includes a razor, three extra blades and a foaming shave gel—just what he needs after No Shave November.

To My Health Flask, $24, available at Izola

He COULD fill up a water bottle with vodka…or he could use this. Classy, grown-up and sleek, this flask will let your guy get boozy in style.


The Original Bacon Kit, $19.99, available at Bacon Kit

If you’re dating Ron Swanson (okay, or any boy ever), this gift is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Give the gift of bacon this holiday season, and you can do no wrong.


Insulated Water Bottle in Teakwood, $35, available at S’well 

Why get a boring old plastic water bottle when you can get this woodsy, masculine (dare we say sexy?) S’well bottle? It’ll keep your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12—no kidding.

Kan Jam, $39.95, available at The Grommet

Who’s up for a game of ultimate frisbee? Whether he’s captain of his school’s team or just enjoys the casual pick-up game, he’ll love this sporty gift.

Snap Shot Flask, $26, available at Urban Outfitters

Both budding photographers and liqour enthusiasts will get a kick out of this novelty flask.

Magnetic Bottle Opener, $49, available at Restoration Hardware

This magnetic bottle opener is the classiest and most useful gift he’ll get all year. Couple it with a few of his favorite pints to take this present to the next level.

Beer Making Kit: Warrior Double IPA, $40, available at Brooklyn Brew Shop

Who says DIY is just for girls? He’ll love the experience of brewing his own beer—and perhaps gain a newfound appreciation for his favorite beverage.

Sup Doormat, $50, available at American Design Club

This chill doormat just wants you to come on in, take off your shoes and relax, bro.

DIY Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit, $44, available at Food52

Turn up the heat this holiday with a DIY hot sauce kit that will make him six bottles of his favorite condiment.

UNDER $100

Sport Squad Foosball Table, $57.94, available at Amazon

Every soccer fan, from little brothers to boyfriends, will love this portable foosball table.

Kånken Backpack, $75, available at Fjällräven

Give his old backpack a serious upgrade with this outdoorsy, utilitarian Swedish backpack. It’s got plenty of room for his textbooks and a laptop and comes in a ton of colors.

Sports Canvas Shower Curtain, $55, available at Izola

Whether he’s a varsity athlete or just an avid supporter, he’ll love this vintage-inspired canvas shower curtain.


Crosley Radio ‘Cruiser Turntable’ in Green, $80, available at Nordstrom

He would never admit he’s a hipster, but you know the truth. Indulge a little with this sleek record player. With full range stereo speakers, he’ll get that old school vibe without old school technology.

Mini Beer Pong, $75, available at Uncommon Goods

Suddenly his freshman year favorite game seems a lot more classy (and acceptable) when it’s miniaturized and crafted in birch wood.

OVER $100

Deluxe DIY Electronics Kit, $199, available at Fab.com

Call it the ultimate geek gift. This DIY electronics kit has over one million possible circuit combinations—endlessly satisfying for the budding engineer or designer.

Micro Kickboard Micro White, $199.99, available at Micro Kickboard

Ride around campus in style with a Micro Kickboard scooter. He’ll get around twice as fast as walking, so you’re really getting him the gift of sleeping in more.

Do Good Hanging Chair, $175, available at Uncommon Goods

No man cave is complete without some next-level seating. This handwoven hammock fits the bill.

Fossil Game Insert Pack, $148, available at Macy’s

For the old school gamer-on-the-go this Fossil travel game allows you to play your favorite games no matter where you are.

Katie was the former Senior Associate Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015, where she studied Writing Seminars, psychology, and women's studies. Prior to joining the full-time staff, Katie was a national contributing writer and Health Editor for HC. In addition to her work with Her Campus, Katie interned at Cleveland Magazine, EMILY's List, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. Katie is also an alumna of Kappa Alpha Theta. In her spare time, Katie enjoys writing poetry, hanging out with cats, eating vegan cupcakes, and advocating for women's rights.