Unique christmas gifts for boyfriends_ 20 present ideas for men (photos)

This year, you want to find your man something a little more original, something different. Best homemade meatballs italian We hear ya.

It’s difficult enough finding Christmas gifts for all the men in your life but somehow, no one is more challenging to buy for than your beloved which is why we’ve come up with 20 unique Christmas gift ideas for your boyfriend.

So if you’re looking for mittens, a nice bow tie or a sweater, you’ve come to the wrong place (instead, go here!)

This list is for the women and men who want to be a bit more creative in their gift-giving and are willing to shell out a bit extra to get that something special.

For the coffee drinker who doesn’t want your average Starbucks mug. Homemade turkey meatballs recipe Buy it here.


For the environmentalist who wants to keep his tables clean. Homemade swedish meatballs recipe Buy it here.

For the guy who likes wearing conversation starters. Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs in crockpot Buy it here.

For the guy who likes to be cozy and scare his dog. Homemade meatball subs recipe Buy it here.

For the guy who likes to look at his wallet as he spends all his money. Homemade italian meatballs sauce Buy it here.

For the guy who likes his beard to stay healthy during the cold winter months. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe no meat Buy it here.

For the guy who wants his beer in any way, shape or form. Easy homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe Buy it here.

For the guy who likes to keep Mother Earth just a bit more cleaner and who just likes to smell good. Homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe Buy it here.

For the guy who likes to make people laugh AND stay warm. Homemade tomato meat sauce recipe Buy it here.

These are perfect for someone who likes to be the centre of attention.

For the chic traveller or the guy who just wants to carry all his gear without sporting a huge suitcase. Best homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe Get it at Standard Apparel.

For the guy who needs a bit of bling while he drinks his beer. Homemade meatball sub recipe Get it here.

For the guy who refuses to conform to Black Tie only. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Get it here.

For the guy who loves his labels. Homemade italian spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Only 1973 pairs were created globally and only 34 of them are available in Canada. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Get them here.

For the guy who likes to dress formal with a twist. Homemade pasta sauce recipe from scratch Get them here.

For the guy who takes being warm seriously (and who isn’t afraid to show off his love for all things Canadiana). Homemade spaghetti sauce without meat recipes Get them here.

For the guy who likes to add a bit of colour to his belt. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meat recipe Get it here.

For the guy who loves his planet AND is obsessed with being on time. How to make homemade meatballs recipe Get it here.

For the guy who likes to keep his money in good company. Homemade italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe Get it here.

For the “Lord of the Rings” fan who likes to have a piece of their favourite movie with them at all times. How to make homemade turkey meatballs Get it here.

For the guy who likes to channel his inner Brit. How many calories in homemade spaghetti and meatballs Get them here.

For the guy who needs something to warm his hands when he can’t hold yours. Grandma's homemade italian sauce and meatballs recipes Get them here.

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Yes, scarves are a dime a dozen but a new breed is on the rise thanks to the likes of English dandy Benedict Cumberbatch: The trim, streamlined scarf. Homemade meatballs no breadcrumbs Take away the bulk and if you’ve got a great fashion accessory that works outdoors and indoors. Homemade sweet and sour meatballs in crockpot Shop for scarves at Simons, Canada Goose and Club Monaco.

Nothing feels better than getting a cozy wool coat for Christmas, especially if it comes in a cool colour like Idris’ teal version and with accents like his suede neckline. Homemade swedish meatballs in crockpot You can shop for coats at The Gap, Hudson’s Bay and Zara.

Rather than wear the usual toque, your guy can be the centre of attention with an unexpected hat that looks totally natural indoors like Andre 3000’s fedora. Italian homemade meatballs recipe Shop for hats at menshats.com, Tilley and Big It Up.

For the guy who just wants to cut loose, a print top is the style staple to take an outfit from drab to fab. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs and sausage Shop for tops at Forever 21 and Simons.

Even if your pal has perfect vision, faux hipster glasses are a great conversation starter. Homemade meatballs in tomato sauce Shop for glasses at sunglasswearhouse.com and Lenscrafters.

An all-tartan suit can be overpowering but if you pick a smaller piece, say a tie, pair of pants of blazer, it can liven up any dull winter outfit. Homemade ground beef meatball recipe Shop for tartan styles on Etsy.

If you’re willing to splash out some dough, why not do it on a classic suit that’s not black (for once)? Joshua’s navy ensemble is timeless but still modern. Homemade meatballs recipe jamie oliver Shop for suits on Le Chateau, Harry Rosen and Zara.

If your fashion-conscious pal is really on-trend this winter, best get them a sweater that has a mix of fabrics like this wool-and-leather version. Italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe homemade You can shop for them at Zara, Hudson’s Bay and EBay.

There’s nothing that says “I love you” better than a classic blazer. Healthy homemade meatballs Even better when it’s embellished with studs or comes in a bright colour. Homemade meatball sauce sweet and sour Shop for blazers at Le Chateau, Zara, Sears and The Gap. Homemade swedish meatballs crockpot Jared’s blazer can be found here.

For the cool guy who likes to stay warm in the most bad-a** way possible. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage Shop for leather jackets at Danier, Roots and Hudson’s Bay.

We know, we know; ties can be so boring but not if you find one that stands out (without a lot of colour). Healthy homemade turkey meatballs Liam’s Alexander McQueen barb wire tie is fun and spunky and doesn’t draw too much attention away from the rest of his outfit. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot Shop for fun ties at Le Chateau, the Tie Bar, Simons.

It can be really hard to find the perfect pair of jeans so why don’t you do the dirty work for your fashion friend and get one for them? These days, slim is in style but make sure not to go too tight. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot fresh tomatoes Shop for jeans at GUESS, Hudson’s Bay and Buffalo.

Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – White Eagle, Kiehl’s, $12.50

‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Chris Hadfield, Amazon.ca, $19

ARTORI Design “Falling Books” Falling Bookend, Amazon.ca, $18.99

Saddle Leather Luggage Tag , Pottery Barn, $10.56 (Monogramming available)

‘David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants’ by Malcolm Gladwell, Chapters Indigo, $19

Body Care #3 Cedarwood and Patchouli, The Men’s Soap Shop, $10.95 (USD)

Herschel Supply Co. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot with fresh tomatoes Charlie Card Case, Urban Outfitters, $19 (USD)

Powerocks Super Magicstick 2800mAh Portable Charger, BestBuy.ca (online only), $38.99

Old Time Hockey Toronto Maple Leafs Distressed Logo T-shirt, Shop NHL, $24.99

200 14 G Ultimate Poker Chips & Wooden Carousel Set, Amazon.ca, $49.99

HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY COLLECTION Fleece Throw, The Bay, $40 (Sale $25)

Cyber Acoustics iPod Portable Speaker Dock, Future Shop, 42.98

HERITAGE COLLECTION Men’s Premium Vintage Tee, The Bay, $39.99

U.S. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage and ground beef Polo Assn. Homemade tomato sauce and meatballs Men’s Gun-Metal Day-Date Dial Dress Watch Black, Amazon.ca, $26.99

Denver Hayes Printed Lounge Pant, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, $29.99

Bialetti Moka Express 6-Cup Model 6800 Espresso Machine, Bed Bath & Beyond, $44.99

Chocolate Bar Collection – Milk & Dark Chocolate, Purdy’s Chocolates, $25.95

Put some texture into your tea. Homemade spaghetti sauce italian sausage PC Cableknit Tea Gift Set, $10, available at Real Canadian Superstore

Need some inspiration to get drawing? These “rocks” made from soy should do the trick. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage recipe Crayon Rocks, $7.95 (US), available at Imagine Childhood.

You’re Cute: Cards To Break The Ice. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot recipe $7.95, Available at Amazon.ca

The Instagram lover in your life will never stop thanking you. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage recipes The Selfie Taker, $20, available at Urban Outfitters

For those who need to know every gram. How to make the best homemade meatballs Orly Tara Precision Scale, on sale for $9.98, available at Linen Chest.

Life at Home Plaid and Sherpa Throw, $19, available at Real Canadian Superstore

Even your puppy needs something sweet to cuddle up to. How to make simple homemade meatballs Pop Art Dog Pillow, $9.99 available at HomeSense

iPhone and Samsung Phone Cases, $9, available at Real Canadian Superstore

Winter whites never looked so good. Homemade meatballs easy recipe Tommy Hilfiger’s White Wool Mittens, $14.50, available at Tommy Hilfiger

Your outdoorsy friends may think it’s a cheat, but we know there will be others who appreciate the ease of this one. Easy homemade swedish meatballs Classic Fire Striker, $15, available at Imagine Childhood.

Magical Thinking Elephant Stamp Catch-All Dish, $6, available at Urban Outfitters

Because booze isn’t everyone’s indulgence. Easy homemade turkey meatballs Gummy Bear Keg, $12, available at Urban Outfitters

Forget rabbits’ feet — good luck charms now come with a better design. Homemade italian sauce and meatballs Golden Horseshoe Good Luck, $14, available at Artsy Modern

Never let that dill go to waste again. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 Think Kitchen Fresh Herb Saver, $17.99, available at Stokes

Sick of your smartphone? Go old-school. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 timeline World’s Smallest Walkie Talkie, Set of 2, $15, available at Urban Outfitters

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, $14.50, available on Amazon.ca

For the smoothie lover in your life, this device will be invaluable. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial museum Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender, $17, available at Amazon.ca

A great knife that also adds some colour into the kitchen. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial Komachi 8″ Chef Knife’, $13.95, available at Linen Chest.

Finally, a truly great excuse to empty out your pockets when you get home. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 jumpers Digital Piggy Bank, $10, available at Stokes

Name Plate for a desk, Scrabble Office Decor, made to order, starting at $8, available on Etsy

Yes, some people do love to wear their patriotism on their sleeves. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 terrorists Oh Canada Buttons, $10, available at Assembly of Text

Your buddy might appreciate you handing this to him just because his New Year’s party. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 pictures Drinking Roulette Game, $10, available at Stokes

Olympic Collection Canada Script Tuque, $20, available at The Bay

A simple, but beautiful addition to a hostess’ table. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial pictures Pop-Top Glass Bottle, $12.95, available at Old Faithful Shop

Well, childhood with a twist — because those are shot glasses as your game pieces. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 attacks Snakes and Ladders Game Set, $15, available at Stokes

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Macbook Decal, $15.03, available on Etsy

Perfect for parents who are shuttling kids from party to party. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 conspiracy Chew Chew Train Place Setting, $20, available at Stokes

Cafe Cortado 13 Piece Coffee Set, $19.99, available at Stokes

Remember when these notebooks were a part of your daily life? Canada Journal, $14, available at Assembly of Text

Beautiful gift for someone who loves their wood furniture. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 video Gilded Snowfall Coaster, $8, available at Anthropologie

Organized by theme, these magnets will make your grocery list that much more interesting. Calories homemade meatballs Refrigerator Magnet Set, $12.89, available on Etsy

For the budding (or existing) horticulturalist in your life. Bbq homemade sauce Pocket Microscope, $12, available at Chapters Indigo

NHL Montreal Canadiens Beach Towel, $9.88, available at Future Shop

Who knew beer could look so very beautiful? Beer Book, $4,99, available at HomeSense

The great lines of this clock might — might — make getting up a bit easier. Chicken homemade recipe J± Modern Alarm Clock Blue, $19, available at Real Canadian Superstore

Who can resist that face (when reaching for coins)? Pug Pouch, $9, available on Etsy

Vintage Bottle Spoon Rest and Wall Hanging, Coca Cola Collection, $19.34, available on Etsy

With a splash of colour! POP Mug, $9.95 for set of two, available at EQ3

50 Canadians Who Changed The World, $18.80, available on Amazon.ca

Shared History Winter Pillow Collection, $18 each, Drake General Store

The hostess with the mostest will love these for parties, and just for display too. Meatloaf homemade recipe Nate Berkus Elephant Place Card Holders, $9.99 for set of 2, Target.

Artisan Collection Sports Trophy Mini Desktop Clock, $19.99, Future Shop.

Women’s Ultimate Padded Run Sock, $14, available at Lululemon

Chef’n Emulstir, Emulsifier and Salad Dressing Mixer, $14.99, available at Amazon.ca

Moose Mug Can Cooler Koozie, $8.99, available on RetroFestive.ca

WonderLand The PleasurePillar Vibe in Green, $18, available at PinkCherry.ca

Taking the headphone splitter to the next level, this doodad helps multiple people listen to the same song at once. Chili homemade recipe Music Branches, $12.50, available at Chapters Indigo

Reenact your favourite scene from Labyrinth with this decorative piece. Easy homemade christmas gifts Nate Berkus Natural Stone Gazing Ball, $19.99, Target.

Ho, Ho, No. Easy homemade biscuits Grumpy Cat Ceramic Mug, $9.99, available at RetroFestive.ca

2014 Herbs And Spices Calendar, $16, available at Artsy Modern

The perfect amount to satisfy a last-minute chocolate craving. Easy homemade halloween costumes Green & Black’s Organic Milk Collection, $9.99, available at select Target and Loblaws locations.

Kate Spade Expletive Bookmarks, $10, available at Chapters/Indigo

No one will ever know … Easy homemade brownies you have a mug with you. Easy homemade christmas ornaments KJB Security Camera Lens Cup, $15, available at Amazon.ca

PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper, $19.99, available at Amazon.ca

Crayons, markers and pencils, all in one handy case. Easy homemade mac and cheese recipe Micro Art Set, $10.95, AGO

A motion-sensor ‘robot’ that can record a 10-second message to terrify (or inspire) friends and family. Easy homemade dog treats Echo Bot Voice Messager, $19.95, AGO

If anyone you know has a mudroom, then this must go in it. Swedish homemade ABC Chalkboard, $20, available at Assembly of Text

Starfrit Gourmet Multi Blade Herb Scissors, $9.99, available at Amazon.ca

The park lover, the ‘you have to hear this song’ buddy and the dance party aficionado all need this. Homemade meatballs ground beef Meggabeat iPhone® 5 amplifier, $16.95, CB2

Even if few people require paperweights anymore, these are still pretty enough to display. Homemade meatballs with grape jelly Glass Knot Paperweight, $19, West Elm.

A little something for everyone at the party. Homemade meatballs Party Crackers With Tea, $16.50, David’s Tea.

Skullcandy Ink’d In-Ear Headphones, $19.99, available at Best Buy

Reclaimed Wood Tea Light Holder, $19.95, available at The Bay

Danesco 12 Muffin pan with decorative tops, $14.99, available at Linen Chest.

For that snowy Christmas day activity with Gramps, it doesn’t get much better than this. Italian homemade bread Eurographics Titanic Jigsaw Puzzle, $16.98, available at Future Shop

Johnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs, $19.99, available at Future Shop

Ceramic Measuring Spoon Set, $15.95, available at Old Faithful Shop

Start the party right. Italian homemade pasta recipe 90’s Music Trivia, $12, Drake General Store

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