Best Gifts For Him: 21+ Ideas He’ll Actually Want
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Are you stumped about what to get the man in your life? Maybe it’s a male coworker, a cousin, or even your brother or husband (I’ve been there!) If you’re not sure what to give, check out this list of unique, must-have gifts he’ll actually be excited about unwrapping on Christmas morning!
Need more gift ideas? I’ve got you covered! You’ll find the best present options in the best gift ideas for women and creative gifts for kids and teens gift guides.
Let’s face it, some guys are just hard to shop for. Maybe they are the kind of guys that always buy what they want when they want it. Or maybe you don’t know them very well. Or maybe, they simply seem to already have it all.
In either case, it just helps to have a list of gift ideas you can browse. Check out all of the ideas below – you’ll be able to check “gift shopping” off your list PLUS the giftee will absolutely love what you’ve gifted him.
Or, maybe you want to give something the entire family can enjoy like the Solo Stove. My husband gave it to me as a Mother’s Day gift last year and I promise he loves it as much (if not more!) than I do.
How do we choose the gift ideas in our gift guides?
As always, they’re chosen with the highest integrity. We only choose highly rated products that we either have already or would personally buy ourselves.
Also, we include gifts of ALL price ranges because budgets vary. Some families go in on group gifts and prefer a higher price point, and others are looking for something more affordable (but still thoughtful.) For example, this couch coaster is practical and costs only $25, whereas this griddle makes a great group gift.
Outdoor Gifts for Men
If you know a guy that enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, or just being outdoors, then these gifts will be right up his alley. All of the items below are useful and will help them to further enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s something for keeping beverages cold like the Backpack Cooler, or keeping everyone warm (like the Solo Stove), here’s what’s topping guys’ wish lists this year!
- RTIC Backpack Cooler
- OZERO Winter Thermal Gloves Men
- Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0
- Weber Spirit E-310 Black 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
- Blackstone 36 in 4-Burner Griddle Station with Hood | Academy
- Men’s UA Hustle 3.0 Backpack
Food and Cooking
Got a budding (or expert) home chef in your life? Maybe he loves cooking and baking, or he just really wants a way to keep his coffee nice and hot. Or play mixologist with a fun gadget like the wood smoke infuser.
No matter what kind of a cook or foodie he is, these gifts are always a great idea!
- Mac Knife Professional 8 Inch Hollow Edge Chef Knife
- Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
- Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
- YETI Rambler 12 oz. Colster Can Insulator
- Homia Smoking Gun Wood Smoke Infuser
- Corkcicle Coffee Mug, Insulated Travel Coffee Cup with Lid
Self-Care & Clothing Gifts for Him
For some reason, self-care seems to be used to describe gifts for women, but men deserve to take care of themselves too. This list includes comfy sweaters, a sofa drink holder, and much more. They also want to look decent, so we’ve included a few favorite clothing pieces that have been flying off shelves this season.
- Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub/Skin Saviors Set
- Lodi Half-Zip Sweater
- Nike Therma-FIT Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Training Top
- Men’s Armour Fleece® ¼ Zip
- WTHN Acupressure Mat Set
- CouchCoaster – The Ultimate Drink Holder for Your Sofa, Mocha Brown
You can never go wrong when you get him a fun tech gadget. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on them, either. These three ideas are the hottest tech gifts for guys. Pro tip: snag them before they sell out!
- Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Speaker– portable, wireless, waterproof, and over 14K 5-star ratings. Total winner!
- Wave Duo | Vibrating Roller Massage Ball
- Apple AirPods Pro
Best Gifts for Men FAQs
Here are some questions people often ask about buying the best gifts for men. If you have a question of your own, drop it in the comments!
This is tough because all men are so different. A lot of men like sports teams, grilling, coffee, and spending time outdoors, while others may prefer to sit indoors and write poetry or read.
If you are trying to play it safe and come up with a gift that’s practically guaranteed to be a winner, you can can never go wrong when you get a fun new tech gadget. If it does something cool or different, they’ll probably love it!
Think about this man’s interests. Does he like to cook? Does he have a favorite sports team? Is he addicted to coffee? Personalized gifts are the best things to give a man. Many men also love food! It’s hard to go wrong with chocolates, candy, or their favorite snacks.
Anything that does something innovative will be a unique gift idea that he will really enjoy. Find something that will keep his coffee hot all day or a gadget that infuses smoke into his liquor. There are so many ideas right here in this list that will impress him and make him happy.
You can also can up the cool factor with your gift by offering to set it up for him, use it with him, or give him items that complement the gift. For example, if you gift him a Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0, pair it with some firewood or marshmallows and roasting sticks. Or fill the backpack cooler with his favorite beverages.
Whether the guy you’re shopping for loves tech gifts, fashion, sporting and the outdoors, or anything in between you’ll find the perfect idea here. Happy gift shopping!