68 Gifts for Husbands That He’ll Actually Use
Our list of best gifts for husbands includes top picks for guys who love to cook, adventure outdoors, and own the latest tech gear.
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He’s a great guy, but a nightmare to shop for
When it comes time to buy gifts for husbands, it can be a challenge finding the right things that are as clever, cool, and special as he is. Not to worry, we rounded up some fun yet still functional gifts for men, whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift, Father’s Day, or wedding anniversary, everything on the list is something he’ll actually love and use, from tech gifts for your computer guy, grill gear for your chef, or camp equipment for your outdoorsman.
Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler
Best for: Road-trippers and tailgaters
The YETI Roadie 24 has a taller build than most coolers in its size range, which allows it to fit things like wine and soda bottles, and it takes up less trunk space, owing to its smaller, more vertical footprint. The smart design makes it a top gift for husbands and helps it stand out in a field of competitors, just like your special guy. This also makes a great gift for brothers.
The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition
Best for: Adventurers
Each page in the Adventure Challenge book contains an adventure of some kind that you can experience with your spouse. With this best gift for husbands, you’ll make memories by cooking meals, painting each other, or doing a scavenger hunt, and then take photos of the hilarity that ensues. If you need a gift for dad, there’s also a family edition!
Best for: Movie and TV buffs
You probably already know this, but in case you don’t, Disney+ is hardly just for kids. Thanks to its vast catalog of films and TV shows from Marvel Studios, the entire Star Wars film series, and National Geographic content, there’s plenty to keep your guy entertained, from shows like The Mandalorian, Loki, and WandaVision, to exclusive Disney content like Beyoncé’s Black Is King and the live stage version of Hamilton. Speaking of the galaxy far, far away—don’t miss our list of coveted Star Wars gifts.
Denali Home Collection NFL Blanket
Best for: The football fanatic
Give him his own micro-plush blanket emblazoned with his favorite team’s logo to cozy up during the big game. If he spills his beer or drips some nacho cheese on it—no worries—the made-in-the-U.S.A. Denali Home Collection blanket is machine-washable. It makes a great gift for teens, too.
Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Phone Charger
Best for: Commuters
A portable phone charger is quite possibly the best (and the most practical) tech-related gift for dads. Why? Because at some point, he will need to charge his phone, and he won’t be able to find a place to plug it in. This one is lightweight, high speed, and works with many different phones (including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy). We suspect your brother-in-law would like this gift, too.
Driftaway Coffee Subscription
Best for: Coffee lovers
This upscale coffee subscription service is a major upgrade from his old Starbucks habit thanks to truly refined coffee bean offerings and his ability to choose the roast that works best for his palette. You can give gifts in three, six, and 12-month increments with options including whole bean and pre-ground coffee from far-off, exotic places. It’s a gift that any coffee fanatic is sure to love.
Layla Weighted Blanket
Best for: The sleep-deprived
This ultra-soft and cuddly weighted blanket by Layla Sleep is just what he needs to get some serious zzz’s in. It’s made of a plush outer fabric that’s easy to care for and snuggle up to, and filled with tiny glass bead microfill that is evenly distributed so there’s never any imbalance in weight.
The Sugar Skull Tarot Deck and Guidebook
Best for: Spiritualists
This tarot deck, which is full of gorgeous illustrations inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, also comes with an instruction guide on how to use the cards to help him be his best spiritual self. You’ll also want to check out the ultimate gift guide for every zodiac.
Ghostbusters Ray Stantz Enamel Pin
Best for: Film buffs
There might be no movie that’s more of a touchstone for men of a certain age than Ghostbusters. From the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to Zuul to Slimer, it still serves up references for days. Whether you need a clever stocking stuffer for him or just want to offer him a small token of affection, nothing says “I love you” quite like Dan Aykroyd holding a proton pack.
Uniqlo Heattech Crew Neck Long Sleeve Shirt
Best for: Those who love to layer
Uniqlo’s Heattech line of long underwear is so lightweight, it feels like it’s barely there when layered underneath sweaters, jackets, or pants. If your husband loves the great outdoors, or just plans to hit the playground with the kids on a chilly day, this Heattech crew is a great base layer. Not sure how to store your long johns? Marie Kondo’s folding tips can help.
Jack Black Eye Balm De-Puffing & Cooling Gel
Best for: Men in need of self-care
All too often, men overlook their own self-care, but this Jack Black eye gel makes it easy for them to look their best. With one swipe of the rollerball, it de-puffs, refreshes, and cools all at once.
New Balance MS237V1 Running Shoe
Best for: Runners
Leave it to New Balance to revive the retro look and take it to new heights with stellar color combinations. The classic men’s runner combines suede and mesh materials while using the classic 1970s NB design that looks and feels great, whether or not you’re pounding the pavement.
TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce Variety Pack
Best for: The hot sauce aficionado
This might be the one gift that can make your man cry tears of joy and pain at the same time. TRUFF infuses its hot sauces with the luxurious flavor of truffles. This variety pack contains White Truffle Infused Hot Sauce, Black Truffle Infused Hot Sauce, and Black Truffle Infused Hotter Sauce that clocks in at nearly 7,000 Scoville Units.
The Everlane Chore Apron
Best for: Project lovers
Whether he’s cooking, in the woodshop, or fixing up the house, this chore apron is indispensable. Not only does it protect clothing, but it also features a chest pocket with a spot for a pen or pencil, two front pockets, a towel loop, and it’s fully adjustable to fit most body types.
JLab Audio JBuds Pro Signature Earbuds
Best for: Music lovers
You can never have too many earbuds, and these, from award-winning personal audio designer, JLab Audio, offer premium sound quality while blocking out ambient noise. Compact and comfortable, they have a built-in microphone and track control, giving you full access to your phone without ever having to take it out of your pocket or bag.
PUMA x CLOUD9 Esports Crossbody Bag
Best for: Athletes
If your husband won’t do the sane thing and invest in a fanny pack, but he’s always asking you to hold his keys, this bag may be a great compromise. Puma’s collab with CLOUD9 has birthed this slim crossbody bag that has plenty of room for his phone, keys, and wallet, and straps across his chest so he can remain footloose and fanny-pack free.
Every Man Jack Swim + Surf Shampoo + Conditioner
Best for: Swimmers and surfers
When you’re in the pool or ocean all day, the chlorine and salt can wreak havoc on your hair and body, and Every Man Jack has a line of hair and skincare that gently cleanse while restoring moisture. If your guy spends his time in the water, this is the perfect post-swim treat.
Nose & Ear Klipette
Best for: Hairy guys
The Art of Shaving’s Ear & Nose Klipette, made of tempered stainless steel and virtually indestructible, is a painless way for your partner to tidy up his look, and he’ll love the ingenious design of this tool.
DJI Mini 2 Ultralight and Foldable Drone With 4K Camera
Best for: Videographers
This super-compact DJI Mini 2 drone packs up easily, making it the perfect gift for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to take their photography to the sky. It features a 12 mp camera, 4k/30fps video and a 3-axis motorized gimbal, and a battery life of over 30 minutes, giving your guy ample time to get the perfect aerial shot.
Scotch Porter Hair and Skincare Head To Toe Collection
Best for: Men with beards
Scotch Porter was founded by a Black man whose passion was to provide a line of skin, beard, and hair care products free of harsh, non-toxic ingredients that are optimized for men. The Head To Toe Collection contains 11 products, including Conditioning Beard Balm and Restoring Face Wash, each one formulated to help your man look and feel his best.
Diaspora Customizable Spice Pack
Best for: Inventive home cooks
If your man likes to spice things up in the kitchen, create a sample pack for him from Diaspora. You can choose from Sannam chilies, Kashmiri saffron, their signature Pragati turmeric, or dozens of other spice options sourced from India and Sri Lanka. Best of all, the company pays its farmers a living wage, meaning a significant portion of your purchase price will go directly to the people growing these spices.
Society6 Mountains & River II Sling Chair
Best for: Beach bums
This sling chair will not only be a great (and handsome) addition to your patio, balcony, or beach gear, but it will also support a working artist. Is your hubby the matchy-matchy type? You can also go all out and get him the matching picnic blanket, folding stool, and beach towel so his friends will know not to “borrow” anything that’s part of his signature look.
X-Acto No 1 Precision Knife
Best for: DIY types
An X-Acto knife can do the job of scissors in many ways, but it’s so much more than that: It’s an artist’s tool, it’s a woodworking tool, it’s a sculpting tool, it can peel, it can sharpen pencils, and it’s truly indispensable in anyone’s toolbox. And if your husband already has one, you can just pick up some spare blades instead.
Bala Weighted Bangle Set
Best for: Fitness lovers
The Bala weighted bangle set is the perfect way to get a workout in without anyone ever noticing. The set of two colorful 1-pound weights can be worn on wrists or ankles to sneak exercise into your daily routine or to your workout. If he’s looking for a simple way to burn extra calories, these bangles are a simple and stylish option.
Filson Tin Packer Hat
Best for: Style aficionados
Look, not every guy can pull off a hat like this. Baseball caps and beanies? Those are hats for guys, but this one? This is a man’s hat. Filson makes darn good hats and this one, made of 100 percent cotton, lined with cotton sweatband material for extra comfort and added grommets for breathability, lives up to expectations.
Nintendo Switch Console with Neon Blue & Red Joy-Con
Best for: Kids at heart
The Nintendo Switch is the only current video game system where Nintendo lovers can play games like Mario Kart, Zelda, and Super Smash Brothers—plus it can turn into a portable handheld device. It’s basically your NES and a Game Boy in one. If your husband loves gaming or just wants to flashback to a simpler time when his biggest worry was saving Princess Peach, this will do it.
Yield Cypress CBD Double Wall Candle
Best for: The guy who needs to chill
Yield’s line of CBD-infused candles promise a 40 to 45 hour burn time, gorgeous scents like Cypress, Pomelo, and White Sage, and yes, when you burn one down, the organic, broad-spectrum CBD isolate that’s infused in the wax vaporizes into the air to, hopefully, provide a moment of zen. Not sure how CBD works? Check out our Ultimate Guide to CBD for a primer.
Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager
Best for: Massage lovers
This hand-held scalp massager doesn’t just feel amazing, it stimulates circulation on the scalp too, which makes for happier, healthier skin and hair. It can be used in the shower or out, and once he tries it, your husband will wonder why he hasn’t thought of stimulating his scalp sooner.
Klee Enameled Cast Iron Skillet (Set of 3)
Best for: Home cooks
Cast iron offers a superior way to cook, thanks to its heat retention and distribution, whether you’re cooking on the stove, grill, or open flame. Klee’s enameled cast iron set of 3 (7, 8.5, and 10-inch) pans is a great way to cook with cast iron, without the stress of keeping it properly seasoned.
Adventure Survival Kit
Best for: Fans of Bear Grylls
Life is an adventure, which is why we think that this survival kit is perfect not just for those men who might find themselves in the middle of the woods or on a mountaintop, but for anyone who needs to get out of a jam regardless of where they are. Included are a 25-foot rope, wire, duct tape, zip ties, and a fire starter, all of which will come in handy in an emergency.
Thule Hitch-Mount 4-Bike Carrier
Best for: Bicyclists
This premium bike carrier mounts to any car outfitted with a hitch, provides ample spacing between bikes, and utilizes Thule’s genius Swing-Away design that allows for access to the back of the car while the rack is fully loaded. With space for four bikes, your husband can take his own bike out for a ride or you and the kids can join him.
Whale Cribbage Board
Best for: Game-lovers
The 300-year-old card game utilizes a board on which players move a set of colored pegs around after each hand of cards is dealt. While most cribbage boards are rectangular in shape, this whale-shaped design made of Acacia wood from L.L. Bean offers a unique twist, and you can even engrave your husband’s name, his initials, or a short message onto it too.
Nikon 10-22×50 Aculon A211 Binoculars
Best for: Nature lovers
Nikon is a leader in optoelectronics, and its 10-22×50 Aculon A211 Binoculars provide accurate, high contrast images with a wide 10-22x zoom magnification range. Whether your husband is a casual nature enthusiast or an avid hunter, these high-quality binoculars will wow him.
Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Bathroom Scale
Best for: The health-conscious guy
This smart scale can sync with most current Apple devices and select Android devices to track not just weight but BMI, body fat, muscle mass, and water weight, and can track and store data for up to eight users.
Frank and Oak Checkered Crewneck Sweater
Best for: Sweater guys
Frank and Oak’s comfy, cozy checkered sweater comes in gray or green and is made of a super-soft acrylic/wool/nylon blend. He can layer it over a dress shirt or keep it casual.
Simple Human Wall Mount Soap Pump
Best for: Design aficionados
To make everyone’s time in the bathroom feel a little more calming, why not try these wall-mountable shower dispensers? In addition to leaving the labels behind, it will also help de-clutter your bathroom by getting them off the edge of the tub. (Sure, this is a gift guide for husbands, but to be honest, this one is for all of us.)
L.L. Bean Biking and Hiking Trip in Acadia National Park
Best for: The guy who needs to get away
Believe it or not, you can get more than just camp gear from L.L. Bean, you can buy a whole trip to the wilderness. During the 4-day, 3-night, all-inclusive camping trip through Maine’s Acadia National Park, your man can camp under the stars, take guided tours, and explore to his heart’s content, while Bean provides all the necessary camp gear, meals, and guides.
Ray-Ban Wayfarer II Sunglasses
Best for: Stylish guys
Ray-Ban Wayfarers look great on just about anyone. That’s why, if you find yourself looking for a gift for boyfriends, husbands, or anyone else whose sizes you don’t know, these classic sunnies are perfect. They come in several different colors, the lenses can be swapped out if necessary, and they’re just damn cool.
Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography
Best for: Cooks
Anthony Bourdain‘s death in 2018 was a shocking tragedy. In the time since, Bourdain’s longtime assistant has assembled this oral biography that features interviews with those who were close to him, from his family, close friends, and chefs like Eric Ripert and José Andres that paint a picture of a complicated, brilliant man.
EdgeStar 20-Inch Wide Kegerator
Best for: Beer lovers
If your guy is a beer lover and you’ve already exhausted the beer-making kits, craft brew subscriptions, and personalized koozies, allow us to suggest the biggest, bestest beer gift of all: the kegerator. Keep fresh brews on tap at home with this slim, 20-inch wide keg cooler that allows you to keep your keg cold at a precise temperature anywhere from 34 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Beatles: Get Back
Best for: Music lovers
The new coffee table book The Beatles: Get Back, which is releasing simultaneously with the highly-anticipated Peter Jackson documentary of the same name, will feature never-before-seen photos and anecdotes from the band and others close to them, providing still more lore for Beatlemaniacs to pore over.
The New York Times Daily Crossword Page-A-Day Calendar for 2022
Best for: Wordsmiths
Just like the crossword puzzles in the actual New York Times, the puzzles in this calendar start off nice and easy on Mondays and get harder through the week. This page-a-day calendar promises all the fun of getting a Times subscription, with none of the stress of reading the actual news. (Need some hints on how to ace a crossword puzzle? We’ve got you covered.)
Dyson Handheld Humdinger Vacuum
Best for: Pet owners, Neatniks
Is a vacuum an especially sexy gift? Not really. But the Dyson Humdinger might actually be the most effective vacuum you might ever use. It’s so powerful that it sucks up pet hair, dirt, crumbs, and whatever other detritus your family creates in seconds, it’s cordless and portable so it’s perfect for cleaning the car and all the other places you should be vacuuming but you’re not.
Michael Kors Parka
Best for: Outdoor enthusiasts
How do we love this parka? Let us count the ways. It comes in nine cool colors—orange, olive, navy, and camo to name a few; it’s the perfect length; it’s super warm and water-resistant; it’s machine washable. In short: yes, yes, and YES!
Crew Infield Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Best for: Athletic types and indoor types
Loungewear is everything nowadays. We wear it when we’re staying in, we wear it when we’re going out. This J. Crew sweatshirt is so cozy that it’s perfect for nights spent on the couch, but somehow it manages to be equally perfect for a casual day at work, heading to the gym, or on the sidelines at your kid’s soccer game.
Vans Suede Sherpa-lined Slip-ons
Best for: Active dads
As we mentioned above, cozy loungewear is the name of the game these days, and nothing is cozier than sherpa-lined slip-ons. These Vans are basically business on the outside, fuzzy little power nap on the inside, perfect for running around town or, yeah, even a trip to the skate park.
Vuori Ripstop Climber Pant
Best for: Hikers
Vuori’s climber pants offer a slim fit which makes them look great on and off the trails. Made of DuraTerra™ ripstop fabric, they’re durable and functional, and they have a drawcord waist, mesh side pockets, and a zipper pocket for storing valuables.
Zebrawood Ukulele with Padded Gear Bag
Best for: Musicians and music lovers
It’s never too late to start a new hobby, like learning an instrument. This 24-inch ukelele has a body made of zebrawood, a rosewood fingerboard, and uses Aquila strings. If your husband has been wanting to test out his music skills, this is a great place to start. The ukelele also comes with a padded gig bag, picks, and strap, as well as two free months of online instruction.
Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch
Best for: Stylish men
This stainless steel Citizen watch in a gorgeous nighthawk gray is as handsome as it is functional. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters and relies on light as a power source so he’ll never need to replace a battery, and it looks equally stunning worn with a suit or sports gear.
Energizer Clip on Book Light
Best for: Night owls
This sturdy book light is a great gift for book lovers because it’s compact and the batteries run like, well, the Energizer bunny. Designed with a bendy, flexible neck and a built-in clip, it runs for over 25 hours making it the perfect light for travel or just for using at the bedside when your significant other is trying to sleep.
Status Drop-Clip Suspenders
Best for: Belt haters
Suspenders have been phased out as a functional way to hold pants up, probably because we all wear elastic waistbands now, but as Mork from Ork knew, they’re the most stylish way to wear pants. These clip-on suspenders don’t require buttonholes and come in five different colors to make your man stand out.
Nisaku Hori-Hori Weeding & Digging Knife
Best for: Gardeners
The Nisaku hori-hori weeding and digging knife is a must-have garden tool for digging, sawing, and measuring. Made in Japan of stainless steel, this knife is no joke and should be used with care. That being said, it will make light work in the garden when it comes to bulb-planting, digging, weeding, and it’s great anywhere else you might need a cutting tool.
Nite Ize Original Reusable Rubber Gear Ties 8-Pack
Best for: Gadget guys
These reusable twist ties are magical, and we don’t say that lightly. Speaking from experience, they have come in handy in every room in the house, from the garage to the bike shed to the baby nursery, holding things together, hanging things up, and creating makeshift handles that are sturdier than regular zip ties. They’re perfect for the man who likes to fix everything, even if it’s just a temporary fix.
Cuisinart 13-Piece Wooden Handle Grill Tool Set
Best for: Home cooks, Grillmasters
If your husband fancies himself the pitmaster or grill master or whatever other kind of outdoor cooking master, Cuisinart’s set of 12 tools made of stainless steel with wood handles (and stored in a carrying case made of recycled plastic) is a great gift idea for husbands.
Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet
Best for: Anyone with a toilet
Using a bidet is a personal choice. They’ve been widely used all over the world for years and are only now becoming fashionable in the United States thanks to brands like Tushy, whose cheeky (see what we did there?) marketing and thoughtfully designed products are sleek, while also being fully functional. Yes, it’s used to clean your behind and reduce toilet paper waste, but think of the hours of conversation it will provide once everyone gets to try it.
Stainless Steel Leak-Proof Pocket Hip Flask
Best for: Cocktail lovers
Take the party with you with this stainless steel pocket hip flask that holds up to 8 ounces of your favorite drink. The leak-proof design makes it ideal to carry it with you whether you’re camping or tailgating. Sleekly designed with a matte-black finish and slim shape, it’s made of rust-proof steel, and will easily fit in your pocket or bag. Amazon, Target, and Walmart are just a few places where you can find great last-minute gifts.
Best for: People with different accessibility needs
The entire line of MagnaReady magnetic-button dress shirts are not only uber-stylish but are also life-changing for people who have difficulty buttoning shirts, whether because they’re time-pressed or have a disability. We love the varied styles, flattering fits, and amazing backstory—the founder created the company after her husband, who suffers from Parkinson’s, couldn’t button his shirt. Not wanting others to start their day frustrated, MagnaReady was born.
Mark & Graham Monogrammed Overnight Bag
Best for: Travelers
This practically posh weekend bag comes in three chic colors and is monogrammable for a personalized touch. Made of canvas and leather, with many compartments for storage and metal feet for anti-scuffing, this is a durable splurge that will last a lifetime.
Bespoke Speakeasy Gift Box
Best for: Cocktail aficionados
This bespoke gift box has everything you need to make the perfect classic martini including glasses, a chrome serving tray, brined olives, and the best recipe ever. This is one of those gifts for husbands they call a boomerang present—one you both can enjoy!
The Grommet Custom Hometown Map Puzzle
Best for: Puzzle lovers
You can memorialize your family home with a custom map puzzle! Made by two cartographers in the English countryside of Devon, this unique gift is a sentimental, yet fun way to celebrate your residence.
Native Natural Deodorant Set
Best for: The environmentally conscious, Anyone who sweats
This gift set from Native will turn your hubby into a natural deodorant convert. Made in the United States—without harmful ingredients or toxins—the gift set includes normal and travel-sized deodorants, body wash, and soaps. They come in eight lovely scents, like Cucumber and Mint and Pumpkin Spiced Latte, as well as unscented or charcoal if that’s more his jam.
Le Labo Santal 33
Best for: Cologne wearers
Worn by Justin Bieber, and scores of cool kids, this sandalwood fragrance will soon be your hubby’s signature scent. Added bonus: Santal 33 is unisex, so you can steal a spray, too! Find out what your favorite perfume reveals about your personality.
Amazon Basics High-Density Foam Roller
Best for: Athletes
This high-density foam roller is great for post-exercise or just getting the kinks out of his body after a long day at the office. You can choose from four sizes and four colors, and it’s made in the USA to boot. You can never go wrong with these top Amazon Prime gifts.
PWR+ Adjustable Laptop Stand
Best for: Anyone with a desk job
We have all heard that sitting is the new smoking, so why not give your hardworking man the gift of health this holiday season? This easy-to-use laptop stand can be adjusted to lift your laptop so you don’t have to scrunch your neck, and can also be used while standing when raised to a higher level. It’s also easy to collapse and transport for use while traveling or on-the-go, and can be used as an adjustable tray table for anyone who needs more surface area for writing, eating, gaming, or anything else you can think of.
Apollo 161-Piece Home Tool Kit
Best for: DIY types
This 161-piece tool set is all your hubby really wants. It contains everything you need for household repairs and installations, including a cordless, rechargeable screwdriver, in one nifty carrying case.
Butcher Box Meat Delivery
Best for: Carnivores
Did you know less than one percent of beef consumed in America is 100 percent grass-fed? Butcher Box is trying to change that. They bill themselves as the “neighborhood butcher” delivered right to your door and sell only 100 percent grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork. You can choose from a variety of boxes, types, and cuts of meat.
How to Stay Alive in the Woods
Best for: Hikers and camping enthusiasts
Written by a pioneering survivalist, he’ll learn which plants to eat in the wild, how to catch game without a weapon, how to stay warm, and even how to make clothes. Even if your hubby is not the camping kind, How to Stay Alive in the Woods, is a fascinating read and fun gift for husbands—whether he’s outdoorsy or just hoping to be. Find out 100 more of our favorite stocking stuffers.
L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
Best for: Homebodies
There is a reason L.L Bean has sold over 4 million pairs of these slippers over the last five years! These sheepskin slippers are like clouds on his feet and they last season after season for extended wear and enjoyment. All in all, a must-have gift for husbands.