Whether he’s the man who has everything or seems to want for nothing, there’s a gift on this list sure to make his Christmas or Hanukkah a bit sweeter. Here are our picks for the top gifts for men for the 2020 holiday season, with a special eye toward makers from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Rag & Bone Haldon Cashmere Hoodie

Upgrade his favorite drawstring hoodie. Soft, lightweight cashmere in tailored, ribbed camel lends sophistication to this pullover, while a hood and drawstring keeps it casual. XS–XXL. $450 at Nordstrom

Freeman Puget Pant

Upscale sweatpants are Seattle company Freeman’s solution to 2020. These feature a modern cut, jogger fit, drawstring waist, four pockets and cozy fabric he’ll want to live in. S–XL. $88 at Freeman (Capitol Hill) and freemanseattle.com

Rad Power Bikes RadMission 1 Electric Metro Bike

Rad Power Bikes, designed, assembled and sold in Ballard, with home delivery available, was rated the best affordable e-bike of 2020. The company’s slick new single-speed model for city dwellers has a battery range of up to 45 miles. $1,099 at Rad Power Bikes (Ballard) and radpowerbikes.com

Viaduct Bring ’Em Back Tee

Pay tribute to the Seattle team that got away with a locally designed, cotton-blend tee that says what’s on his mind: “Bring back the Supersonics!” Allow two weeks as shirts are printed to order. $26 at seattleviaduct.net

Lego Art: The Beatles

He’ll enjoy a moment of Zen while putting together a large-scale portrait — made of Lego bricks — of his favorite Beatle while listening to a curated playlist of Fab Four tunes. The new kits can be reworked to display all four faces (but you’ll have to get four kits to display them all at once). $120 at lego.com


SealLine Pro Zip Duffel

The Seattle company’s latest duffel is completely submersible, with backpack straps and loads of lash points. Available in three colors and three sizes. $200–$300 at seallinegear.com

High Camp Flasks Firelight 750 Flask

An elegant flask for two, the stainless-steel Firelight has two magnetic tumblers that lock to the ends of the vacuum-insulated flask, which keeps drinks cold or hot for 24 hours. Add an Orox leather holster from Portland for extra swagger. Starting at $125 at highcampflasks.com

SOG Tactical Tomahawk

This sleek axe from Lynnwood-based SOG is a versatile tool for the modern man, a great gift for the suddenly handy at home, and a solution if he’s missing axe-throwing bars due to COVID-19. And next year he can chop down his own Christmas tree. $55 at sogknives.com

Sound Home Brew Supply Starter Kit with Accessory Package

Give your aspiring home brewer a head start with necessities like fermentation and bottling buckets and a hydrometer, plus upgrades like a “How to Brew” book and a Big Daddy dial thermometer, assembled by Seattle’s knowledgeable local supplier. $125 at Sound Homebrew Supply (Georgetown) and soundhomebrew.com

“Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle”

Local writer and professor Daudi Abe looks back on the Seattle hip-hop acts that shaped the city’s sound, from Sir Mix-A-Lot to Macklemore. $30 at bookstores

Handmade La Conner Man Balm

Is all that washing making his hands chapped and dry? Pamper and repair his skin with this all-natural, Washington-made balm in a handsome silver tin. $16 at handmadelaconner.com


Wood Eddie Vedder Keychain

The most Seattle stocking stuffer ever: Eddie Vedder’s face on a pocket-sized wooden keychain. Pearl Jam not his jam? Dolly Parton, Bill Murray, RBG, Kamala Harris and other celeb faces are available too. $10 at Alair (West Seattle) and alairseattle.com

Filson Ranchlands Bison Drink Sleeve

Make an impression with a gift as one-of-a-kind as he is — a koozie made with real bison fur from Zapata Ranch in Colorado, which insulates naturally to keep his drink cold and his hands warm. Holds a 12-ounce can or bottle. $132 at filson.com

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

The hit Japanese role-playing game — where you play as a young Yakuza member fresh out of jail and all alone — comes to the States for Xbox One and Series X/S, PlayStation4 and PC. Rated M. $60 at major retailers

Chuckanut Botanicals Ultimate Beard Care Kit

Celebrate and nourish his quarantine beard with a locally made, all-natural beard care system containing vitamin-rich beard oil, hydrating conditioner balm, a gentle cleanser and fancy combs handcrafted in England. $69 at chuckanutbotanicals.com 

Custom Leather Trifold Wallet with Secret Inscription

Make him feel special with a custom inscription hand-cut, branded and dyed inside a handmade trifold leather wallet by Seattle artist Caitlin McNamara. Allow one to two weeks to create and ship. $99 at etsy.com/shop/CustomLeatherGifts      

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven

He can make restaurant-level pizza in the backyard with this one-touch, gas-powered oven that can cook up a pie in mere minutes. $329 at williams-sonoma.com


“Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times”

A portrait of both the man and the culture of American during the time that he served, this new biography looks deeply into why Lincoln took the actions he did. $45 at booksellers

Buki Rugvee Sweatshirt

This locally designed pullover, made from super-soft technical fabric, presents like a sweater but feels like a sweatshirt. $198 at bukibrand.com

Blumenstein Audio Orca Full Range Speakers

There’s no better year for great home audio than this one. These locally handmade speakers feature a choice of wood housing and sound that can fill a large room. Starting at $699 for two at blumensteinaudio.com