Foolproof Holiday Gifts for Southern Men

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easier said than done— especially when you’re shopping for the men in your life.


Men are notoriously hard to shop for. They either don’t know what they want, “don’t need anything this year,” or are the pickiest gift-getter you know. To make your life a little easier this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a list of foolproof holiday gifts for Southern men.


Whether you’re shopping for your husband, son, brother, boyfriend, or father-in-law, we’ve got you covered. No matter who is on your list this holiday season, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to their face.


A couple in Southern Tide apparel giving a gift.


You can’t go wrong with these foolproof holiday gifts for Southern men— no matter how difficult to shop for or picky they may be.



For the Sports Fan

Collegiate Gear

If the man you’re shopping for spends football season glued to the couch, collegiate apparel is a no brainer. Whether it’s collegiate gear from his alma mater or just his favorite college football team, you can’t go wrong with tailgate-ready apparel that you know he’ll actually wear.


To keep him looking spiffy year round, pair together two items he can mix and match. Gift a sweatshirt or quarter-zip jacket he can wear to bowl season tailgates this winter, paired with a t-shirt or polo he can golf in all summer long.


A man wearing Southern Tide's Collegiate Pullover and leaning against a car.


For the Guy Who Never Stops Working

Casual Button-Down Shirts

If the man you’re shopping for has spent most of 2020 on Zoom, update his work wardrobe this holiday season. While he may have worn starchy collared shirts and suits to the office, he’s probably wearing more casual outfits while working from home.


Stock his closet with casual button-down shirts that are comfortable, versatile, and easy-to-wear. Choose basic colors and simple prints that won’t clash on-camera. Pick styles he’ll get as much use out of on the weekends as he does during the workweek.


For the Refined Southern Gentleman

Whiskey Set

If you’d describe the Southern man you’re shopping for as sophisticated and suave, your gift should be equally as gentlemanly. Gift him a whiskey set and a bottle of his favorite spirits this holiday season. Find something that matches his refined style and would look great on the table in his office or study.


If you aren’t sure of his favorite whiskey brand, add a personal touch instead of choosing any old brand off the shelf. Select a bottle from a local distillery he frequents or a distiller located in his favorite city. A nice bottle pairs perfectly with a set of glasses and a whiskey decanter. Add ice stones and coasters to complete the gift.


A man wearing a Southern Tide Pullover and mixing a drink.


For Mr. Practical

Versatile Pullover

If the guy you’re shopping for is notoriously picky, a practical gift is always your best option. This holiday season, gift him a functional piece of clothing he’ll get plenty of use out of, like a versatile Southern Tide pullover. Depending on his personal style, go with an athletic quarter-zip he can workout in, a cozy sweater he can wear to work, or a layer-able fleece jacket he can throw on at any time.


For the Man Who Loves to Read

Magazine Subscription

This winter, the man you’re gifting for will probably be spending most of his free time at home. If the guy you’re shopping for always has his nose in a book or newspaper, get him a gift that will keep him entertained all year long.


An easy last-minute gift for men is a subscription to a magazine he can curl up on the couch to each month. If you aren’t sure which magazine to select, stick to popular choices like Sports Illustrated, Time, or Rolling Stone. If he’s interested in style, go with a men’s publication like GQ or Esquire. 


For the Twenty-Something


Chances are, the twenty-something man you’re shopping for has spent most of 2020 in sweatpants. Whether you’re shopping for your son, brother, or a random cousin you pulled for your Secret Santa, you can’t go wrong with comfortable loungewear.


Who doesn’t love getting a new set of pajamas or a cozy sweatshirt at Christmastime? While loungewear isn’t the flashiest gift, it’s certainly practical. Whether he’s working from home or playing video games with friends, he’s sure to get plenty of use out of your gift. You’ll probably spy him wearing your gift during your next FaceTime call.


 A man in Southern Tide's loungewear pouring a cup of coffee.


For the Travel Fanatic

Tech Accessories

While the travel-lover in your life probably won’t be jet setting across the globe anytime soon, they’ll still get plenty of use out of travel-friendly tech accessories. This holiday season, gift him a cord organizer, portable charger, or pair of Bluetooth headphones he can use now and on his future travels.


Finish the gift with a guide book from a destination on his travel bucket list. It’ll bring a smile to their face and give them something entertaining to flip through while stuck at home!



For Your Secret Santa

Winter Accessories

Secret Santa’s can be notoriously hard to shop for, especially when you don’t know their size. Plus, you’re likely shopping on a strict budget. If you don’t know the person you pulled as Secret Santa very well, stick to easy gifts that are sure to please—and fit— any Southern man. Winter accessories like beanies and gloves are a practical gift that he’s sure to get plenty of use out of.


The sooner you finish your Christmas shopping, the sooner you can kick your feet up and enjoy the holiday season!


With this list of foolproof holiday gifts for Southern Men, you can please even the pickiest guy this Christmas. Check out Southern Tide’s holiday bundles for extra savings on your holiday gifts