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Ready or not, the time for Secret Santa gift swaps has commenced. These infamous present exchanges involve so much more than just anonymously getting someone a gift. They involve creativity, thoughtfulness, and a new level of cleverness — especially when it comes to getting something for the guy in your life. This is your time to get him something he will love, use, and cherish. But most importantly, this is your chance to make him realize that you are the best Secret Santa of all, thanks to your incredible gift-giving abilities.
So how do you do that? Well, when it comes to getting a Secret Santa present for a guy, you have to make sure the present falls into one of three categories. First, is the present cool? And by cool, we mean: is it something he would actually want? Second, is the present useful? Keep in mind that Secret Santa exchanges are not like white elephant gift swaps. What we mean by this is that these presents don’t need to be over-the-top quirky. They should actually be something that he will use. And third, is this gift creative? If the item is creative and shows you put some thought into it, we know he’ll definitely appreciate it.
Now that we’ve covered those bases, it’s time to get to the actual presents. We’ve curated a list of cool, useful, and creative presents that are ideal for any kind of guy during a Secret Santa gift swap. From this year’s hottest tech gadgets to items he desperately needs but would never buy himself, this guide includes everything he could ever (secretly) want. Check out the best Secret Santa presents for men ahead. (We just hope your Secret Santa gets you something this good, too!)