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11 awesome holiday gift ideas for the terrific men in your life

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Wow, is it really that time of year again? How did that happen? Every year, Christmas seems to creep up on us like some sort of majestic and festive cougar. I mean, wasn’t it just Halloween a minute ago? Talk about being blind-sided. Thankfully, Christmas is a time for love and forgiveness, so our nearest and dearest will still be grateful for those last-minute gifts we pick up at the gas station en route to the festivities, right?

Just kidding! The great news is that this year we’re on it and there is still plenty of time to plan and ensure you get the perfect gifts for your male friends and loved ones. So don’t worry, we have your back with this useful holiday gift guide.

The better news is that you can buy all of these gifts online or make them yourself! That’s right, you can avoid the shopping mall battlefield altogether and you won’t have to run the gauntlet of the crowds. That’s right, gift-hunting won’t give you anxiety and sweat patches this year, not on our watch.

So relax, put your feet up and scroll down as we give you some ideas for the best gifts you can buy (or make) for the special men in your life.


1. For the gentlemen among us…

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We all know that guy who wouldn’t be seen dead without a properly starched dress shirt and who has one in every color, for every event. We even suspect this dapper gent has a monocle hidden somewhere in their closet for extra-special occasions.

It’s true that shirts are great for formal and casual occasions and the wide variety and styles allow for endlessly customizable wardrobe options.

AT FORtheFIT, we have every kind of shirt, for every kind of man, from solid black for your hipster (whether he knows he’s one or not!) to new, wrinkle-free and stain-resistant dress shirt options for guys who like to look their best, but dislike the maintenance involved.

We also have mod dots, stripes, and anything in between for those who like to express their personalities through their dress shirts! All of our shirts are available in sizes that ensure a perfect fit for both tall men and short men.

2. For the sartorial perfectionist

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Well-fitted clothing can really make the man, and most savvy dressers know this. You can tell the measure of a man by whether the man knows his measurements! Therefore, a tape measure is a crucial element in helping a man dress to impress.

Tape measures may not the most glamorous holiday gift but they can make an inexpensive yet valuable stocking stuffer for the guys in your life who take clothing seriously. The great news is that tape measures never go out of fashion so they help you maintain perfect-fitting style all year long. So, make sure that your male friends know how to measure themselves correctly!

3. For the practical, pragmatic man

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There are those who brave the icy temperatures in a T-shirt, but for the rest of us mere mortals who prefer to stay warm, a cozy, soft, solid jacket is a MUST for the Winter months.

Practical guys know that all they need to do to stay toasty is to put on a trusty sweater or pullover and it will feel like a warm hug. A zip-up fleece jacket allows the practical man to laugh in the face of the harsh weather and avoid the usual winter inactivity as he doesn’t need to retreat indoors for shelter.

When he is indoors, he also saves on heating by grabbing his trusty fleece jacket and essentially slapping his energy bill in the face. Economical as well as fashionable, what more can you ask for? Shop here for a perfect-fitting fleece jacket for small men or here for a cozy fleece jacket for tall men.

Another firm favorite of the practical man is the trusty scarf. With the dual qualities of giving warmth and adding style and personality to an outfit, they make for a perfect, inexpensive gift. With six colors to choose from, they’re a great stocking stuffer for completing the tall, practical man’s look.

4. For the annoyingly active man

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We all have that friend or relative who has an unnatural amount of energy that just makes us seethe. We’re just jealous really. Why is he always on the go and at the gym, while we’re lying here covered in Cheeto crumbs? But since you love him anyway and a gift is in order…

Our athletic pants could be this guy’s best friend. We have a great range of styles to suit every need, from classic fleece and jersey athletic pants to our new slim fit jersey and fleece-lined poly tricot styles for the modern athlete. All available to suit both tall men and short men’s athletic pant needs!

Perfect for gym workouts, an outdoor jog or run(ning errands), or even for watching Netflix on the couch- these comfortable and well-fitting athletic pants have been specifically made for shorter and taller men. They will also fit perfectly and avoid the usual distracting bagginess or red toothmarks that his other ill-fitting pants give him as their elastic tries to eat his waistline.

So although his fitness may be annoying, you will be giving him the gift of the perfect pants for a workout and therefore can give yourself a pat on the back.

5) For the sloth-man

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The polar opposite of the annoyingly active man, the sloth-man is happiest when lounging about the house and exploring the hidden depths of their bed. Everyone has that friend or relative who takes pride in the fact that they binge-watched Luke Cage in one day on Netflix or who tries to set personal bests for the longest time that he can stay indoors.

In fact, one of the beauties of the holiday season is the period between Christmas day and New Year’s Eve, when we can relax and all become sloth-men or women for a few days of much-earned hibernation.

For the sloth-man, comfort is the top priority, a necessity even. And for that, you simply can’t beat pajamas as a sure-fire way to unwind.

Our flannel and broadcloth PJs are available in both tall and short men’s sizes. As an added bonus to keeping you cozy, they also have been designed especially for men who are taller or shorter than average for that perfect fit!


For men who love frivolous tech and manly tools:

6. A laser projection keyboard

laser keyboard

Image credit: Bo Gao

The future is now! Nowadays, some tech gadgets are so sci-fi that it’s hard to believe they haven’t been beamed back from the future. A laser keyboard allows the special man in your life to type away via Bluetooth and is as productive as it is cool!

Projection keyboards are widely available in a variety of styles and can release the inner-Trekkie.

7. The ultimate multi-tool

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Most men love their tool box and a chance to do some DIY. Sweeping generalization aside, multitools are always useful to have about the house and some men will secretly relish any opportunity to use them to gain some man points. They can be equally useful for the outdoorsy type who loves hunting or camping.

There are many great options for multi-tools but with a sleek, durable design, the Leatherman Wave multi-tool is often rated as one of the best that money can buy.

8. A modern boombox with just a touch of nostalgia

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Image credit: Mikael Leppä

For the man who can’t live without music, a stereo boombox can be a throwback to the past with a modern twist. In the 80s and 90s, boomboxes were all about the bass and the louder, the better. Now though, noise pollution is frowned upon and our eardrums are probably a little more appreciated. As an indoor sound system though, a modern boombox can be a fitting tribute.

Most available today come with a smartphone dock, Bluetooth capabilities and digitally-amplified power.

Alternatively, you go with a futuristic smart speaker such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home for the man who embraces the Internet of Things.

9. A VR headset for when reality bites

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Image credit: Marco Verch

Real life can be cruel and we all need a little escape sometimes. Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive experience that tracks your head movements for the perfect gaming or cinematic experience.

2016 has seen the VR market explode and there are lots of great options for virtual experiences.

DIY Gifts

For the men in your life who appreciate the effort:

10. Homemade spices and seasoning

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For men who are budding chefs, cooking can be one of the simple pleasures in life and they will appreciate their spices. Create some spice blends and add them to ornate jars for the next time they want to create their signature dish or try something new.

If your male family or friends have complimented your cooking, you can always add a recipe to go along with the spices for that added touch.

11. A book clock

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Image credit: The Art of Manliness

Yes, that’s right, a book clock is indeed a thing. In this age of e-readers and smart watches, there are some men who still prefer the more material, traditional things in life and what better way to show them you care than by crafting a time-telling device out of one of their favorite novels? (note: not their actual book, buy a replica!).

Get the tutorial here.


Prior preparation and planning prevents poor presents! Whether you opt for making sure the men in your life are dressed in well-fitting and fashionable clothing or kitted out with the latest gadgets, buying gifts now can save you from a lot of stress.

Hopefully you’ve found this useful and it makes the Holidays a little easier for you this year. If so, why not pay it forward and share this post with a friend? Sharing is caring after all, and that’s what Christmas is all about!

By |2016-12-06T04:30:20-06:00December 6th, 2016|Clothing & Life Hacks, On Trend, Style Guide|Comments Off on 11 awesome holiday gift ideas for the terrific men in your life

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Some customers find that they need a different size than usual, simply because our clothes are designed for tall men and as a result they fit properly - so you can buy the right size at last! Here's a handy chart to give you an idea of sizing:

X Small
up to 34"
up to 14"
up to 30"
X Large
XX Large
44" or more
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What is the return policy for International Orders?2018-03-29T04:29:03-06:00

Unfortunately, due to the high postage costs and customs complexities involved, we cannot accept standard returns or exchanges on items ordered from outside the United States.  As a courtesy for international customers, we can offer store credit which you may use to reorder at your convenience, in the amount of the purchase price of the item. Shipping costs are not refundable. Return postage will be at customer expense. We will not provide nor reimburse for return postage on international orders for ANY reason, since we already subsidize 50% of outbound postage costs for international customers.

Also, please note that store credit is available ONLY if the items are received 100% in keeping with our returns requirements (ie. returns must be received within 30 days, in new,unworn, unwashed condition, with all original tags attached and intact as shipped to you). If an items is returned in less than perfect condition, a restock fee commensurate with the damage will be deducted from the store credit at our sole discretion, up to 100% for items that cannot be resold and must be discarded due to condition (please do not return items with pet hair or smells, or smoke smells – these will be discarded and no refund issued).

We’d love to help make sure you order the right sizes and items the first time, though! So, if you have any questions regarding your purchase or what sizes to order, please do not hesitate to send an email to customerservice@FORtheFIT.com.  Please allow at least 1 business day to receive a response (*emails received after 3pm on Friday may not see a response until the following Monday).

Are customs fees and duties included in your shipping costs?2018-03-29T04:29:44-06:00

Our shipping costs reflect actual postage costs to your location ONLY (based on weight and distance from our warehouse facility).  Customs fees and duties are charged at the discretion of and in the amounts set by your home country and may be levied on the goods once in your home country.  We have no idea what those might be.  Payment of customs fees and duties are solely the responsibility of the purchaser (i.e. you). The freight or postage company and/or customs do have the right to hold your packages until those fees are paid by you and may only release the items to you once the fees are paid.

Do you ship orders to my country (i.e. outside of the USA?)2018-03-29T04:30:12-06:00

Indeed!  We ship to most international locations.  On the shopping cart page, click ‘Calculate Shipping’ (bottom right).  Click the dropdown box for country and select your location.  If you do not see your country, unfortunately we cannot ship to your country at this time.  Don’t see it? Send us a request to customerservice@forthefit.com and our team will look into adding your country. We appreciate your interest in our products and hope to be able to serve you soon!

When will my refund credit appear on my credit card account?2018-03-29T04:30:41-06:00

Your refund will be processed within 5-7 business days of our receiving your return. You will receive a refund confirmation message via email at that time. While your refund is immediate on our side (meaning the money is removed from our bank account instantly as soon as we click “send”), unfortunately we do not control how long it takes for your credit card company to pass those funds along to you.  It can take from 3 days up to 6 weeks for your payment processor to issue you the credit and reflect it on your credit card statement. If you’d like to know for sure, then please contact your credit card company and offer them the return confirmation details we sent.  They will be able to let you know when exactly they will actually reflect the credit on your statement.

I received the wrong product.2018-03-29T04:31:11-06:00

Oh no! Please check your order confirmation message and the pack slip, and compare the item # ordered to the barcode sticker (item number) on the item received. If you have received a different product than you ordered, please contact customer service within 72 hours of receiving the product so that we may assist you in arranging for a return or replacement.

I’ve sent in my return. When will it be processed?2018-03-29T04:32:27-06:00

Please allow 5-7 business days for your return to be processed (3-5 days for store credit requests). You will receive a confirmation message via email within 1 business day after the return is processed. Please be extra patient with us around postal Holidays, in late June (after Father’s Day), and between November and late January – Holiday returns and exchanges can be voluminous and it may take us a little longer to serve you during the busy Holiday and Post-Holiday seasons. Thanks in advance for your patience! Also, please note that while refunds are immediate on our end (meaning the bank withdraws the money from our account instantly), it can take your bank or card company from 3 days to 6 weeks or longer to return that money to you. To find out exactly when you can expect to see a refund on your bank or credit card statement, please contact your bank or card company directly and provide them with the refund confirmation details in the email we send you.

I’m unhappy with my order, how do I return it?2018-03-29T04:33:14-06:00

We are so sorry to hear that!  The good news is returns and exchanges are easy and convenient at FORtheFIT.com

FORtheFIT.com will refund your money if you return most unused items in their original condition within 30 days of purchase. Return instructions and forms are available online here. We’ve created a handy and convenient form for printing your return address labels and a return pack slip, too. Please note that because they cannot be resold, any items returned that do not comply with our return policy (past 30 days, final sale items, worn, washed, tagless or damaged items, etc) may be refused/returned to sender, issued store credit, and/or charged a restock fee commensurate with the damage, at our sole discretion.  Thank you for your understanding.

What is your return / exchange policy?2018-03-29T04:33:41-06:00

Please visit the Returns page for full details about our return policy.  Generally, we try to keep it simple and fair:  You have 30 days to send new, unused items back for a refund of purchase price.  Simple right?  To ensure your product is returnable, please do not remove tags, launder, use for a week, or smoke a cigar unless you are sure you are keeping your purchases. Also, please do not send back items that were worn, washed, stained or damaged in any way. We love pets too, but please keep Fido off the clothes until you are sure they are keepers.  Lastly, we cannot accept refund or exchange requests for any items purchased on a ‘final sale’ basis. Please understand that because they cannot be resold, any items sent back that are worn, washed, dirty or damaged in any way, may be returned to sender, issued store credit, and/or charged a restock fee commensurate with the damage, at our sole discretion.

My order never arrived.2018-03-29T04:34:32-06:00

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If your packages show a status of “delivered”, please first check with your housemates to ensure the package is indeed missing.  If so, and your package was shipped via USPS, you will also want to contact your local postal branch and request to speak to the manager and provide the tracking number.  9 times out of 10, this will solve the problem the fastest.  If you cannot locate the package either of those two ways, then please, contact us at FORtheFIT.com for additional assistance.

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If you created an account with us, then please log in. The ‘My Account’ feature on the upper right-hand corner of the site is your source for information about your orders.  Please visit My Account-Order Status to check the status of your order.  If your order is marked complete, then scroll down and you will see all the relevant tracking details.  Even if you did not create an account, you will receive an automated ship confirmation message with tracking details when your order ships.  If you did not see it, please check your spam or bulk mail folder as retailer messages can be caught there. Check tracking with the shipper via the link provided in the email.

When will my backorder arrive?2018-03-29T04:37:30-06:00

Backordered items are those which our en route to our fulfillment facility, but not yet stocked and ready to ship. As soon as the items arrive and are unloaded at our facility, we will be able to ship the item to you.  Typically, an estimate was posted on the product page or checkout page at the time of purchase.  Please review the product page for your item or your order confirmation to find ETA details specific to the item you ordered.

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If you are awaiting any messages from us but have not seen a response within 1 business day, please begin by checking your spam or bulk mail folder, as retailer messages are often caught there. To ensure you receive all important order-related messages, please consider adding CustomerService@FORtheFIT.com to your contact or safe-senders list.

Order confirmation messages are automatic. Please make sure that you complete all steps at checkout until you see an order confirmation screen with Order # and ‘Thank You’ message. Did you see an order number on screen? If so, and you did not receive a confirmation message (and it is not in your bulk mail folder), you may have entered a typo in the email address field. If you did NOT see an order number or thank you screen and you have also not seen a confirmation email (not in spam either), then your order may not have been received and you will need to place a new order to receive your items.

I just placed an order- can I edit, change or cancel my order?2018-03-29T04:39:08-06:00

Orders are processed immediately via automated process, and we can only quite rarely catch an order quickly enough to make any requested changes.  If you need to make such a change, please contact us with your request as soon as possible.  In fairness to all customers, all emails are addressed in the order they are received, within 1 business day or less. If we happen to catch your message in time, we would be thrilled to help. However, if it is too late or we are unable to make the requested change, you are welcome to place a new order at your convenience for the correct item, size or quantity and simply return the incorrect items once they are received. Return instructions are printed on the pack slip enclosed with every order and also posted on our site here.

How can I know that your products are any good?2018-03-29T04:39:37-06:00

Since 2005, we have been providing men and women of hard to find sizes with top quality apparel and top notch service.  But don’t just take our word for it… Please visit our Testimonials Page to see what our customers have to say about FORtheFIT.com Also, many products contain reviews themselves- look for the “Reviews” tab just next to the product description on the product pages and the stars under the product name.

What is the most accurate way to check my size?2018-03-29T04:40:03-06:00

The most accurate way to measure your size is to physically measure yourself with a soft tape measure. Our sizing, for trousers, will ask you for your waist and inseam measurements (inches). For inseam measurement, you will want to know the length from crotch seam to hem down the inside of your pant leg (fold your favorite trousers in half lengthwise and measure the inside leg, from crotch to hem for a good estimate). For waist, please measure your actual, natural waistline with a soft tape measure and order accordingly. We do not recommend going just by the tag on the trousers you currently own. Once you have waist and inseam, you will then be able to match this up to the available sizes we offer. For shirts and all other items, please see the relevant item description and scroll down to the sizing charts on each page, which will explain the measurements you may need.  Don’t own a soft tape measure?  Sign up for our FREE online style course via the request box on our home page.  Once you’ve received and read all 6 newsletters in the series, you will receive a coupon for a FREE tape measure. You can also find a tape measure available for purchase here.

What about us ‘average-Joes’?2018-03-29T04:40:33-06:00

Our clothes are designed with short and tall individuals in mind who struggle to find the perfect fit in the mall, usually up to 5’9″ and over 6’0″. If you think any of these sizes would suitably fit, then please check the desired item for available sizing. If your required size is not listed then it is probable that we don’t stock it. However, please feel free to drop us an email if you would like to check with us. Contact us at: CustomerService@FORtheFIT.com.


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