Best Thanksgiving Gifts for Men

Bring Me that Turkey Dinner!!

Happy Thanksgiving! Time for family, food, football, and more. And then more food, certainly. There's also often a memorable Thanksgiving day mishap. Whatever it means to you, there are many ways to tailor the holiday and make it uniquely yours.

An excellent way to make it memorable is with a carefully-curated selection of Thanksgiving products for men. From tools to help cook a perfect Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd to a GUY-sized pie pan for post-Thanksgiving turkey goodies, don't go into the holiday season blindly. Here are our picks for the best Turkey Day-themed gifts for men.

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Air Fryer

People rave about their air fryers - this one especially. The last air fried rotisserie chicken we ate was absolutely delicious! French fries, cheese sticks and fried zuccini are to die for. We love how the accessories let you cook just about anything. An air fryer is a unique gift for GUYs. They’re the hottest thing in kitchen appliances and healthy eating alike, so they’re perfect gifts for men who workout.

What is Thanksgiving dinner without turkey, right GUYs? Cooking Thanksgiving turkey has historically been a long, laborious process. Not anymore, thanks to this 10-in-1 kitchen appliance.

Whether the GUY you’re shopping for follows a healthy lifestyle or just likes cool kitchen gadgets, air fryers are fantastic Christmas gift ideas. Air fryers cook with substantially less fat than other methods, cook food to the perfect crispness, and are more versatile than many people realize. GUYs love fried food, and this wizard-like gadget makes it healthier – and crisper – than traditional methods. We love this product because it also comes with 11 one-touch presets including vegetables, poultry, steak, and desserts. 

This Cosori air fryer has 11 set-and-forget presets and is remarkably compact but still offers a large 5.8-quart capacity - enough for a whole chicken.

The 16.9-quart capacity was designed for GUYs with big appetites. Several dishwasher-safe accessories are included, like a rotisserie skewer and rotating fryer basket.
This product for men also has handy features for GUYs with limited kitchen skills, including auto-shutoff and built-in presets.

Why we recommend it: Air fryers are awesome holiday gifts for men. They simplify and health-ify cooking. Not only will you have a perfectly-roasted turkey, but this product for men also makes everyday meals easier. Cook a rotisserie chicken, air-fry wings, and bake cookies all using the same tool! This is a perfect gift idea for GUYs because it’s easy to use and makes meals a bit healthier. 

  • consider cooking frozen foods
  • takes a big of a learning curve to use some of the accessories - be patient
  • rotisserie chicken is excellent
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Non-stick Cookware Set

Created with the home chef in mind, nonstick cookware provides an array of user friendly features. Its innovative heat indicator makes it easy to properly pre heat pans, which helps seal in the flavor of food, whether sautéing or searing. When the pattern in the center turns to a solid red spot, the pan is hot and ready to cook.

The cookware’s heavy gauge aluminum construction heats quickly and offers long lasting strength, while its even heat base distributes heat throughout for reliable cooking results. Use the cookware on any cook top, except for induction. 

Set includes:

  • 7.75 inch and 11 inch fry pans
  • 1 quart and 2 quart sauce pans with lids
  • a 5.5 quart Dutch oven with lid
  • a 10.25 inch griddle
  • a spoon
  • ladle
  • slotted spatula

Set is:

  • Dishwasher safe: Easy to clean and dishwasher safe cookware set; Nonstick interior and exterior for low fat cooking and easy cleaning
  • Use and care: Safe for all cooking methods except induction; PFOA, Lead, and Cadmium free. Wash the frying pan in hot water and washing-up liquid to remove any dust. Dry it and rub a little cooking oil into the non-stick coating before using for the first time

Why we recommend it: A set of cookware is one of the best gifts for men – or anyone, really.

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Meat Shredder

Is there anything in the world that says “product for men” more so than meat shredder claws? We don’t think so either.

These shredder claws are perfect for any type of meat like pulled pork or BBQ brisket, but especially Thanksgiving turkey. The heavy-duty stainless-steel claws can shred large hunks of meat in mere minutes. GUYs, this will totally change your leftover turkey sandwich game. Happy Thanksgiving.

Until you use these on pulled pork, crockpot chicken or brisket you can't imagine how handy they are. It's one thing to tear into your favorite cut with your hands or a couple of forks. It's incredible to shred meat with these claws. You have so much control and added strength.

OK, besides being really handy, it's hard to feel more manly than when you are ripping into a tender mean standing there looking like the wolverine. :)

Of course the wife just rolls her eyes, but other men...oh, they get it!

Why we recommend it: There’s basically no GUY alive who wouldn’t want to use a Wolverine-style tool in the kitchen, especially while whipping up Thanksgiving dinner.

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Knife Block Set - 18 Piece/Sharpener

This set of utinsels is probably the most used food prep tools in our kitchen. It's awesome to have one central location for all of these cutlery pieces. Before, we had knives and tools in multiple drawers. This block sits front and center on the counter.

We use the sharpener a lot. There are a lot of blades. It's handy to slide a blade in the block sharpener and give it a couple of cycles to set the edge. 

We've gifted the block as well. 18 cutlery pieces are received very well. 

Why we recommend it: Knives are symbolic of all things GUY-ness. If you’ve been eyeing a set to give as a gift anyway, you may as well incorporate these knives into your other Thanksgiving products. Great wedding gift for a guy.

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Stainless-steel and Glass Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

Ditch the old white-and-black, diner-style shakers and elevate your signature Thanksgiving turkey with these refillable peppercorn and sea salt mills. The grinders are made of glass and stainless-steel and even come in an attractive stand – a welcome addition to any GUY counter.

  • High Quality - The salt and pepper shakers feature a modern design and are stylish and elegant enough for kitchen-to-table use! *Salt and pepper not included.
  • Convenient - This salt and peppermill pair have their grinding mechanism on the top of the grinder, ensuring salt and pepper ends up only on your food.
  • Easy Refill - This tall salt and pepper grinder set is the perfect size to cut down on constant refills without being bulky. 
  • Elegant - This unique duo is a professional, sleek addition to any kitchen, with a stainless steel lid that truly caps off this beautiful set. 

Why we recommend it: Is there anyone on earth who doesn’t use salt and pepper? You and your Thanksgiving dinner can thank us later.

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Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket

What, you think GUYs don’t like to snuggle with soft blankets? Wrong! In fact, they’re one of the most underrated products for men. On a holiday or weekend, what better way to finish the day than curling up on the couch and sleeping off a food coma while watching football?

We bought a few of these for around the house. We had to buy more because the kids wouldn't relinquish them. :) We choose neutral colors so they go with any room. For the price, you get great value. When the kids finally get to bed, we find the microfiber throw blanket to be a great cuddle cover while watching a movie.

These reversible blankets measure 50 x 60” and feature plush fleece on one side and super-soft sherpa on the other. Multiple colors and prints are available that accent any men home decor.

Why we recommend it: Few things are as comforting and welcoming - literally - as a soft blanket.

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Insulated NFL Water Bottle

These 32-ounce stainless steel bottles are double-walled and vacuum-insulated, plus have leak-proof straw lids. The bottles are dishwasher-safe and keep drinks cold (or hot) for hours.

Why we recommend it: We bring water bottles everywhere with us, which means we occasionally leave them behind. Giving a new one as a gift is always a safe bet.

  • Officially Licensed drinkware
  • Vacuum Insulated for hours of cold beverage with the double-walled, insulated Summit Water Bottle
  • Leak Proof Straw Lid when the nozzle is in the closed position
  • Premium Stainless Steel
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Best Official Football

Football is an essential component of any good Thanksgiving day celebration, Saturday afternoon yard game, or a more official game. There is no better way to have a good time with the buddies than with a classic NFL football from Wilson. It’s functional and timeless, two things all products for men should be. The football is also available in multiple sizes ranging from official to junior, so even the little GUYs can play.

When I was a kid we played for hours in the backyard. We had kids from all over the neighborhood show up for flag football. We used a Wilson then and our kids use a Wilson football now. 

Our youth sports program uses a Wilson as well. Both flag and tackle leagues love the texture and feel of the ball.

Recommendations:

  • Get a pump
  • Wear the right gear
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Seasoned Cast Iron Pie Pan

The 10” pie pan has dual handles and an especially deep design, just as well-suited for making pies as it is for monkey bread or Thanksgiving dinner rolls. This pan will be right at home in any GUY’s kitchen, but will also perform well in The Great Outdoors.

  • Material: Iron
  • Brand: Camp Chef
  • Color: Black
  • Shape: Round
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 11 x 3 x 11 inches

Why we recommend it: What is Thanksgiving without at least one pie (or three)?

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XBox Series X

When XBox releases the new Series X in November 2020, the company promises it will be “the fastest, most powerful XBox ever.” Games from all four generations of the XBox are compatible on the Series X, making this one of the best gifts for men. Ever. 

In terms of gaming specs, the Series X blows the competition away. The graphics are insane, with built-in HDR and 8K capabilities. That’s not a typo – 8K, not 4K. Microsoft is also offering “backwards compatibility,” making previous generations of games playable on the Series X.

Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, husband, brother, nephew, dad, or even yourself, the Xbox Series X is guaranteed to be one of the best gifts for him – and certainly the most memorable. Gamers will completely geek out over the speed, processing power, 4K video, and insane graphics. It can also play games from all four previous Xbox generations.

  • Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles-all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
  • Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
  • Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backward compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.

Why we recommend it: Do you want to be the reigning king or queen of the holidays or not?  If you’re a gamer (or the GUY you’re shopping for is), this is one of the all-time best products for men. 

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Thanksgiving day is all about spending time with family and friends. The truth is that what you eat, do, watch, or play isn’t all that important so long as you’re with the right people.

Having said that, one way to ensure your Thanksgiving dinner is memorable is to show up bearing gifts. Many of the products for men we’ve listed here will be useful on Thanksgiving day, but also well beyond that. Plus, they’re excellent gifts for females too. As you begin your holiday shopping this year, consider some of these gifts for GUYs. Happy Thanksgiving!


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