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29 Gifts for Men That Will Make You Look Like a Hero

There isn't a single boring tie on our list of the best gifts for men—just the fun, practical, and drool-worthy stuff they really want!

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Let’s hear it for the boy

Men work hard, be it fixing the car on the weekend, slogging it out at a desk job, or getting dinner on the table nightly. So you want a present that not only shows how much you care but how much you appreciate his efforts—and we have the gifts for men that do just that. (We know women work hard, too, which is why we also have these 25 holiday gifts your wife really wants.)

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DeWalt Compact Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Kit


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If he’s handy, encourage it by gifting him the DeWalt Compact Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Kit. It will get him to tackle all those projects he’s trying to complete, and probably a few you didn’t even know about. This is one of the few gifts for men we know he’ll use all year, every year.  A little out of your price range? Try one of these 100 stocking stuffers under $10.

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HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin 4 Wick Candle


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This decidedly gender-neutral candle is the answer to every man cave’s secret need for aromatherapy. The HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin Candle comes in guy-friendly designs and scents like Autumn Days with notes of patchouli, citrus, and pine. You can add it to your list of the best Amazon Prime gifts this season.

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SeaVees Mariners Waterproof Sneakerboot


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Part sneaker, part boot, you can’t go wrong gifting him these kicks. The chunky rubber platform means he can trudge through mud puddles, while the chic style makes these a gift for men that’s work-appropriate, too. These gifts are perfect for any boy in your life. 

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Richer Poorer Zip Front Hoodie


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Elevate his off-duty look with the handsome zip-up hoodie that looks as good at the movies as it does at the gym. But fair warning: It is supremely soft and cozy, so don’t be surprised if he starts wearing it Every. Single. Day. While you’re shopping, don’t forget to pick up a thoughtful gift for your coworker under $25.

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Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band


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If he’s constantly researching the best sleep products to help him fall asleep faster (and stay asleep), he’ll be excited to try the gift you’re secretly sharing—the Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band. The band’s integrated sensor detects back-focused sleep and lightly vibrates the abdomen of the wearer to remind him to roll to his side and stop snoring. The band’s smart features adjust vibration levels and patterns based on sleep responses, making it one of the most innovative ideas on our list of gifts for men.

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Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button-Down Shirt


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This Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button Down Shirt is the perfect go-to for all his favorite business casual days. It looks polished and mature tucked into a crisp pair of chinos at family functions, and is just as easily worn untucked with shorts and docksiders for a casual summertime ensemble. These are the 54 gifts for teens they’ll actually love.

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Admiral Faux Leather Black Wine Tote by Viski


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He’ll love toting his favorite bottles of vino in this Admiral Faux Leather Wine Tote by Viski. It offers a crisp, masculine take on the typical wine tote and an easy-to-use magnetic closure.

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Vineyard Vines Performance Breaker Pants


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He’ll dress these classic flat-front Vineyard Vines Performance Breaker Pants up with a tucked-in button-down, or wear them more casually with a pullover and kicks. Either way, the variety of sizes makes them an appealing gift for men or one of the top gifts for boys in their teens, especially since the slightly-stretchy material offers a little extra holiday time give.

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Art of Sport Shower Collection


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He’ll be excited to use a new Art of Sport Shower Collection instead of that floral-scented stuff he’s more typically swiping in the shower, or the moisture-stripping stuff in the gym locker room. The five-piece set includes a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, body wash, exfoliating bar soap that’s great for sloughing off dry winter skin, daily skin lotion, and a shower scrub tool. Just grab wrapping paper, because this is one of those one-and-done gifts for men you know he’ll appreciate. Find out 20 of the best beauty stocking stuffers you’ll want to add to your list.

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Teslar Men’s Swiss Re-Balance T-1 Brown Leather Strap Watch


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At first glance, it’s a sharp-looking watch with Swiss quartz precision—but what you don’t see is technology designed to resist the harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution from WiFi routers, cell phones, and more. It may sound a little woo-woo, but if this watch contributes to better sleep, sharper concentration and less stress, we’re all for it.

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House of Morrison Sofa Cufflink


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This handy helper for relaxing days on the couch will truly improve the quality of his laziest days. The House of Morrison Sofa Cufflink comes in a variety of modern wood grains and finishes, sizes and widths, and helps him snack, sip, read, and remote with complete ease. You’ll be an absolute here for years to come with this thoughtful gift. Don’t miss these 25 gifts your husband actually wants.

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Swiss Diamond XD Non-Stick Sauteuse with Lid


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His busy home kitchen is always churning out the best dishes for family meals, game nights, and batch cooking, which is why he’ll revel in using this Swiss Diamond XD Non-Stick Sauteuse with Lid. It’s the ideal large-batch pan thanks to a 4.8-quart capacity and will leave him with wow-worthy one-pan holiday meals, Spanish paella, breakfast frittatas, and the zippiest cleanup he’s ever had. Plus, the seal between the nonstick surface and cast aluminum is ultra-tough, making it a corrosion-resistant choice he’ll treasure for many holiday seasons to come.

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Limited Edition: Birchbox x The Points Guy Grooming Globetrotter


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The travel pros at The Points Guy know the meaning TSA-friendly, so they teamed up with Birchbox to create a collection of products that clock in under the limit of 3.4-ounces and are exactly what a man needs: shampoo and conditioner, body wash, face wash, moisturizer, shaving cream, a shaving brush, and deodorant. Just grab a passport and go. These are more of our favorite subscription boxes for everyone on your list.

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Teddy’s Flapjacks


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If he’s ever expressed envy over your toddler’s footie pajamas, this is the gift for him. The comfy, one-piece sleepwear comes in red and black buffalo pad and your choice of cheeky message on the flap. This could also make a fun gag gift.

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Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat


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This affordable beanie-style hat is definitely going to be one of your favorite gifts under $50 because it’s one of the best gifts for men of all ages and styles on your list. Consider bulk-ordering the Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat for teens, guys who love the outdoors, dads, and anyone else who tends to need an extra layer during the winter season. It comes in just about every color under the sun, so we know you’ll find a match for everyone on your list.

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PureFlow Apex Double Wall Stainless Steel Tumbler


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He’ll tote this Built NY PureFlow Apex Double Wall Stainless Steel Tumbler everywhere he goes this winter, thanks to thoughtful construction and design that keeps hot drinks their ideal soul-warming temperature even when the air is frigid outside. He’ll be able to sip on the go with ease thanks to 360-drinking technology, splash-resistant lid features, and vacuum-sealed thermal control. Hot or cold drinks will stay that way for up to 24-hours, meaning he’ll use this gift all year long.

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Blunt Umbrellas Metro Collapsible Umbrella


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He won’t shy away from heading out with this very-cool Metro Collapsible Umbrella from Blunt Umbrellas. Compact and collapsible, this one’s for busy people in busy places, especially if they’ve got limited room to store pesky essentials like rain gear. It also comes with a two-year warranty, making it one of the best gifts for people on the go. Need more ideas? Check out our list of gifts for the guy who is impossible to shop for.

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Kobo Libra H2O


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He’s going to love curling up with a good e-book on this easy-to-love Kobo Libra H20, which happens to be one of the most clever cool tech gifts for heavy-duty readers. It’s the ideal balance of digital technology, affordability, comfortable reading, and modern design. He’ll enjoy his choice of reading orientations (yes, there’s a landscape option), easy page-turning buttons, and additional WiFi and light settings.

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Society6 Retro Side Table


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No need to complain about his sparse decor or outdated style anymore—because this Society6 Retro Side Table fits just as naturally next to his sofa as it does by his bedside, in the man cave topped with a metallic tray, or in his office next to his favorite chair. Find out our top picks for the jet setter in your life.

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Bevel Shave System Starter Kit


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Treat the guy in your life to smooth sailing with a new Bevel Shave System Starter Kit. It’s got everything he needs to go bearded to baby soft, including a safety razor, shave creams, oil, balm, and 20 high-quality blades. Aside from being clinically tested to help prevent razor bumps, it’s the kind of gift most men will proudly display in the bathrooms and be eager to use. Not sure which gift to pick? Try giving one of the gift cards people actually want for the holidays, and let them pick their own gifts.

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Sunrise by Roy Lichtenstein


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You don’t need to sell the car and remortgage the house to afford blue-chip art for his walls, like this memorable framed art print titled “Sunrise” by the ever-popular pop-artist Roy Lichtenstein. It’s a happy reminder of how much you really care, and that there’s always a sunny vision around the corner.

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VIZIO M-Series Quantum 55″ 4K HDR Smart TV


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Expect him to fall head over heels in love for this wildly clear Vizio M-Series Quantum 55″ HDR Smart television. It’s the flat screen of his dreams, offering Apple Airplay 2 for seamless streaming, deeper and more vibrant colors than he’s ever had on the wall before, voice control so he’s not fully reliant on the ever-moving remote, and 4K display he’ll brag about to his friends. TVs are one of the top Black Friday deals on Amazon that are sure to sell out.

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Covermade Easy Bed Making Comforter


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He’ll literally never have to put much thought into making his bed again, which will be music to your ears when you realize you’re giving the gifts of clutter-free sleeping, peace, and comfort all at once. The Covermade Easy Bed Making Comforter relies on a series of nearly-invisible genius straps that keep the base of the comforter neatly anchored on the bed. Simply put, you’ll limit blanket-hogging fights, the division of chores, and the feeling of just not having the tidiest room in the world.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Top Sellers Collection


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Is there anything more delish than a delivery of artisan ice creams for the holidays? Hardly, and if he likes a few scoops in his bowl, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Top Sellers Collection is one of the best gifts for men money can buy. It comes with a pint of each of these crowd-pleasing favorites: Brambleberry Crisp, Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Darkest Chocolate, Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks, and Salty Caramel. It’s a made-in-the-USA gift you’ll both love the taste of. Check out 15 of the weirdest ice cream flavors.

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Cariloha Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket


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He’ll love the Cariloha Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket after long, cold commutes and even more on movie night. The 100% viscose construction is made from real bamboo, is allergy-resistant, and easy to machine wash. Check out our list of the best sleep products on Amazon if you think snuggle-worthy gifts will be a win for him.

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Black + Decker Crisp and Bake Air Fry Digital Convection Toaster Oven


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If he’s low on counter space, time, patience, and the desire to cook multi-step recipes, he’ll all but completely exist on the Black + Decker Crisp and Bake Air Fry Digital Convection Toaster Oven, which replaces so many other appliances. He’ll make his favorite crispy chicken wings, reheat leftovers, make crisp toasted sandwiches, bake, and so much more. These are 25 more kitchen gadgets you’ll wish you had years ago.

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Tony’s Chocolonely Super Duper Milk Bundle


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If he’s got a sweet tooth and an even sweeter heart, Tony’s Chocolonely Super Duper Milk Bundle (or any of the brand’s other scrumptious bundles) are among the best gifts for men, if not the tastiest. The company is on a mission to make all chocolate worldwide 100% slave free, which makes these bundles of crave-worthy chocolates even sweeter. Not a chocoholic? Try gifting one of the 28 holiday food gifts everyone will secretly love.

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DEVIL-DOG Dungarees


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What a man wants in a pair of jeans? Mainly comfort and durability—and DEVIL-DOG delivers. The jeans, founded by an Army veteran to honor Marines and all armed forces, are a bit less fitted than most straight-leg brands and feature lycra for some sweet stretch. They’re also super rugged, or “tough as a Marine,” as the founder likes to say, and under $100. Bonus: The company supports the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides services to injured veterans and their families.

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Wicked Audio HUM 1000 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones


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He’ll obsess over these wireless full-size headphones, and not just because they offer Bluetooth connectivity. The Wicked Audio HUM 1000 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones offer superior noise-canceling technology that he’ll use on every flight, at his desk, or anywhere else he may want to drown out the sound of the rest of the world so he can focus on what he really likes. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Try our ultimate gift guide for everyone on your list.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at, Bravo,, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.