36 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 also 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 holiday gifts for your wife, too.)
This year’s wish lists are certainly different from last year’s, which is why we’ve put together an assortment of gift options for every age, style, and budget.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
For every guy on your list: Carhartt Rain Defender Hooded Zip Sweatshirt
Just about every guy on your list will wear and love this Carhartt rain defender hooded zip-front sweatshirt for years to come thanks to quality construction, thermal lining, and easy maintenance. He’ll wear it at home when he’s working on his favorite projects, outdoors when he’s on an adventure, and just about every other place he might need a dose of water-repelling warmth. The brand also offers coordinating youth sizes, which make some of the best gifts for boys.
For the beer lover: Brewfarm Buckriders Home Brewing Kit
If he’s known to love a good craft brew, he’ll get a kick out of this Brewfarm Buckriders Belgian home brewing starter kit. It makes home brewing simpler than ever and creates a full 15 liters of beer right at home. This gift for men comes with everything he’ll need to make his own rich, Belgian-style beer including the fermentation bucket and every tool he could dream of. If he loves this unique idea, check out these other unique gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.
For his new home office: Flexispot Electric Adjustable Standing Desk
He’ll love the health benefits of using a standing desk—especially if it’s this very-cool Flexispot electric adjustable standing desk that comes in a variety of finishes and wood grains to meet his precise style. With a single motor two-stage frame, digital display keypad, and three programmable height presets, his work will actually feel good for a change, and he’ll have the best place ever to try out his flashy new tech gifts.
For the outdoorsy guy: Graphene-X Alpha Series 3L Jacket
This innovative jacket has graphene integrated into the shell to help him retain body heat when it’s cold out then cool off when he’s on the move. Plus it’s breathable, lightweight, waterproof, UV-resistant, and anti-bacterial and is reflective for those early morning hikes and runs—making it the perfect gift for a man who loves the outdoors. This may very well be the last jacket he ever needs. Find out more unique gifts for men for the guy who has everything.
For the sophisticated coffee drinker: Driftaway Coffee Subscription
Starting at $44.00
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-months increments with options including whole bean and pre-ground coffee from far-off, exotic places. While the gift isn’t cheap, ordering the good stuff and brewing it at home is actually a far better investment and money-saver than heading for a so-so cup of Joe elsewhere. He can thank you for your fiscal genius later. This would also make a perfect gift for grandparents.
For the CBD curious: Veritas Farms Full Spectrum Starter Kit
Treat him to a customized Veritas Farms full spectrum starter kit so he can dip his toes in the soothing CBD waters. Each starter kit comes with a lip balm, capsules, salve, and tincture in his preferred dose and flavor. The brand is widely known for its scientific approach to CBD products and offers just about every type of CBD option under the sun—including CBD for dogs.
For the far away guy: Aura Carver Smart Digital Picture Frame
This Aura Carver smart digital frame offers a display screen over 10 inches of high definition brilliance, Wi-Fi cloud storage, easy setup, and the ability to send photos remotely. An ideal token for the socially distanced guy in your life who deserves frequently updated photos and loving reminders, it’s one of the best tech gifts for dad and grandpa. Don’t worry, it’s a cinch to set up and only takes a few minutes, a power source, and WiFi access.
For the one always in a crisp white tee: Pact Softspun V-neck Tee
This fair trade-certified v-neck tee from Pact is made from dreamy organic cotton that’s super soft yet slightly heavier than typical underpinnings (hello, winter layering), and is cut in a semi-fit way to accentuate and flatter the male figure. He’ll love the straight hem and ribbed texture detailing, and you’ll love how thoughtful the brand is, making it one of the best gifts under $50.
For the music buff: Como Audio Solo Wireless Music System
If he’s into everything musical, this Como Audio Solo is one of the best gifts for men to add to your list. It offers vintage styling with very modern features like access to internet radio and Spotify Connect through Wi-Fi, as well as FM access and Bluetooth connectivity. This one also makes a great gift for women, as well as these other holiday gifts your wife really wants.
For the one who deserves some rest: Layla Sleep Weighted Blanket
This ultra-soft and cuddly weighted blanket by Layla Sleep is just what he needs to get some serious zzz’s in, and he’ll thank you for years to come for this game-changing sleep product. 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. Tell him to watch out though, because you may try to hog this one for yourself.
For game night: Extreme Personal Questions Game
This adult party game is just the change of pace the now more-frequent-than-ever game night demands, and he’ll thank you for giving him hilarious laughs he never saw coming. Players take turns asking the group questions and the first two volunteers share their answers, meaning you can all expect some seriously memorable conversations after just a few rounds. If he loves game night, make sure he owns these classic board games everyone should have.
For the tea-sipping guy: David’s Tea 24 Days of Matcha Advent Calendar
Everyone else will be green with envy when they see him receive this festive David’s Tea 24 Days of Matcha advent calendar filled with 24 finely ground green tea and sweet treat portions. Classic tea blends, infused chocolates, vegan Matcha alligator gummies, and a small jar of honey are all on the advent calendar menu, combining his favorite childhood tradition with his more sophisticated adult taste. It’s one of the more nostalgia-driven gifts for men, and a wonderful addition to the list of best advent calendars for everyone on your list.
For the master chef: Viking Enamel Cast Iron Covered Braiser
The kitchen magician on your list will light up with joy when they open up a new Viking Enamel Covered Braiser, a cast iron kitchen marvel designed for efficiency and a do-it-all approach to cooking. It evenly distributes and retains heat, is naturally stick-resistant and metal utensil safe, and safe for the oven, stove, and grill.
For prosperity: Lively Root Lil’ Bit Money Tree
This house plant is pretty amazing because lore says a plant like this Lively Root Lil’ Bit Money Tree is said to bring good luck, fortune, sustenance, and success, and science suggests it’s a great air purifier. It’s one of the best gifts for men looking for a dose of good luck, on-trend design, and the added bonus of health benefits from better air quality. Discover more of the Amazon bestsellers that make perfect gifts.
For the guy with the perfect yard: Garrett Wade Arborist Long Reach Cutter
Whether he’s a real-deal arborist or just very hands-on with yard maintenance, this Garrett Wade Long Reach Cutter is the kind of effort-saving tool every guy needs in his arsenal. It’s strong, light, and made of durable aluminum alloy for easy maneuvering. The sharp jaws snap through branches, twigs, shrubs, and help him grab rogue bits to pull down and more effectively remove. The neighbors will definitely want to know what he’s got when they see how beautiful the yard is.
For a great shave every time: Pacific Shaving Company Shave Regimen Gift Box Set
This Pacific Shaving Company Shave Regiment Gift Box Set comes with everything he’ll ever want to go from scruffy to smooth. It’s loaded with the brand’s popular Bamboo Pre-Shave Scrub, Natural Shaving Cream, Everyday Moisturizer, and Nick Stick—all he needs is his favorite razor. It’s a complete set of male grooming essentials he’ll treasure.
For the red wine and steak guy: Usual Wines Red Box of 12
This appropriately pre-portioned set of a dozen single-serve blended red wine bottles is a new take on an old classic, boasting vibrant fruit and finessed notes, easy drinkability, and the versatility to be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled. For under $100 the wine-loving guy on your list will be wowed by these casual-seeming-yet-fancy-tasting wines, and may even share a bottle or two with you.
For the fitness fanatic: TB12 Looped Resistance Bands
These go-anywhere, stash and store TB12 Looped Resistance Bands are a favorite of fitness lovers everywhere thanks to their simple design, lightweight and easy portability, and overall safety when it comes to being careful with joints. They’re great gifts for men looking to up their own workout ante. Shopping for the woman in your life? These are gifts for her she’s sure to love.
For the one with the best deck: Fatboy Point Outdoor Ottoman
It turns out really, really cool outdoor furniture is one of the essential BBQ tools you need for hosting an epic backyard cookout. Who knew? The Fatboy Point Ottoman is covered in a soft, removable Sunbrella cover on top and a non-slip TPE bottom. It’s also UV, water, and stain-resistant, making it an ideal place to kick his feet up, or even use as a bonus seat when the chairs are all taken because his BBQ recipes attract the whole family.
For a fun flashback: David Bowie: Icon: The Definitive Photographic Collection Hardcover
This must-have coffee table book is the conversation piece any guy who lived through the 80s will want in their collection. It’s a menagerie opus of David Bowie images published to coincide with and commemorate the fifth anniversary of the rock icon’s death and features some of the musician’s most noteworthy and artistic moments. Find out more coffee table books that make perfect gifts.
For the practical techie: STM ChargeTree
He’ll quickly charge his smartphone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and AirPods Pro in a jiffy with the STM ChargeTree. In fact, he can charge all three of his favorite devices at once because this futuristic gift for practical minds is Qi certified to work with Qi-enabled devices, and yes, that includes Android model phones. It’s also compatible with most charge-through phone cases.
For better sleep for years to come: Brooklyn Sedona Hybrid Mattress
This splurge item is unlike most others because it’s one of the few gifts for him that you know he’ll really use every single day for years to come. It’s an investment you won’t regret making, and he’ll be grateful for every morning when he wakes up refreshed and ready to rise and shine. It features a top one-inch layer of patented comfort foam, a uniquely woven cooling panel that keeps every side the cool one, as well as deeper layers of higher density gel-infused memory foam. The eight-inch base of sometimes more than 1,000 individually encased coils ensures pressure point relief and creates the hybrid function of this very special medium-firm mattress. Here’s how to wash pillows, even his old favorite, to make the whole bedding experience seem brand new.
For a big celebration: Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
If you’re preparing an elegant holiday dinner or just want to prepare him for his own celebration for the New Year, a bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore sparkling wine is going to hit all the right notes. It’s a dry, lively wine with fine bubbles, a crisp finish, and versatile pairing options ranging from grilled vegetables to beef with rosemary, all the way to the more usual suspects—dessert. It turns out there’s an actual science as to why men like sparkling wine and fancy cars.
For the brunch brother: Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster
This toaster is a major upgrade from whatever he’s got going on now and will make his brunch game bolder than ever before. This kitchen gadget is worth its weight in gold because it offers four slice capacity with dual controls, fits a variety of bread styles and thicknesses ranging from bagels to chunky hunks of sourdough, offers even browning, and two slide-out crumb trays. Yes, it’ll even keep toast warm while the rest of brunch is prepared. He, and his bagel habit, will thank you for years.
For the Francophile: French Cheese Board Gift Set
The French are famous for their cheese, and this authentic French cheese board gift set is one of the tastiest gifts for men prone to loving everything French. The selections included with this board offer a wide sampling of flavors and styles important from France including soft Camembert, Comté from the region bordering Switzerland, Agour Ossau-Iraty brimming with rich sheep’s milk flavor, Chevre that pairs with just about everything, a serving knife and bamboo board. These are more delectable food gifts for everyone on your list.
For the best hair of his life: Jupiter Hair Care Triple Threat Set
Tell him to toss that old bottle of 2-in-1 drugstore dandruff shampoo, because this Jupiter Hair Care gift set truly is the triple threat he’ll wonder how he lived so long without. It’s ideal for those experiencing consistent flaking, redness, irritation, or excess oil production and boasts a medicated shampoo, conditioner, and scalp serum that will his haircare routine feel more like a spa day than a chore. It’s also vegan, paraben-free, color-safe, dye-free, and cruelty-free. Don’t miss these beautiful gifts that give back.
For the low maintenance type: Lula’s Garden Holiday Glow Succulents
If he’s more likely to water a favorite colorful houseplant once in a blue moon rather than every day but still loves the way they look, he’ll probably do best with a nicely potted succulent set like this Holiday Glow Succulents gift set from Lula’s Garden. It includes a plastic dropper for watering so he’ll never under or overfeed, and comes with a gorgeous Haworthia succulent and a classic Echeveria potted in an ivory planter.
For the king’s throne: Tushy Spa Bidet Attachment
Nope, we’re not kidding, and he may have already hinted at being ready to break up with toilet paper since the pandemic shortages struck. The Tushy Spa bidet attachment is the affordable throne accessory he’ll make the most of when he’s doing his crosswords, reading, or whatever else he’s up to when he’s on the toilet. It’s easy to install, doesn’t require any special plumbing, and any mildly-handy guy can handle this on his own. You will definitely be the most creative gift-giver in the history of holidays.
For the man cave: Zinus Lotus Zero Gravity Chaise Lounger
Remember when everyone used to fight over Dad’s recliner? This Zinus Lotus zero gravity chaise lounger is the updated, modern answer to the age-old best-chair-ever debate, and the guy on your list is going to be obsessed with it. It’s made with a body-hugging shape that makes finding the perfect position easier than ever, because pressure-points are offered instant relief, feet are kicked up, and stress on delicate spinal areas and joints is reduced. He’ll watch movies in it, kick back with a great read, or make a night of screaming encouragement from at the television while seated in it when the big game is on.
For the handyman in your family: Karcher K3 Follow-Me Electric Pressure Washer
He’s going to absolutely gasp when he sees this house-maintenance helping Karcher K3 Follow-Me Electric Pressure Washer. It’s everything he’ll need to wash the house’s siding in record time, comes with four rolling wheels, easy to use and maintain electric power, and a powerful motor that can do some pretty heavy-duty work around his home. It’s also got a nifty onboard detergent tank just to simplify his life even more.
For the one who always knows what’s best: Compagnie de Provence Olive Wood Soap
This rich, luxurious Compagnie de Provence Olive Wood hand soap is just what the knowledgeable, cultured guy in your life is looking for. Notes of earthy wood, warm citrus, camphor, and fresh morning dew will tickle the senses as he washes dirt, germs, and grime away with this gentle hand soap. It also makes an ideal stocking stuffer.
For the set-it-and-forget-it guy: Crux 10-In-1 Programmable Multi-Cooker
This nifty do-it-all kitchen devices replaces so many others and frees up valuable kitchen counter real estate. If his kitchen is small, that alone is valuable, but when he tastes the food that comes out? He’ll rave about the Crux 10-in-1 Programmable Multi-Cooker for a lifetime. He can slow cook his favorite meats, batch cook chili for cold winter days, steam healthy vegetables, and so much more with the touch of a button and one single device.
For cozier nights together: Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle
Starting at $198.00
Pick a bold new color, masculine windowpane print, or crisp classic white and he’ll be sleeping on hotel-worthy linens even when he’s committed to staying home. This Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle is offered in over a dozen colors and prints and includes one fitted sheet, one flat, a snuggle-worthy duvet cover, and matching pillowcases. They’re made of the same 100 percent long-staple cotton that luxury hotels like to use, and boast all-night cooling. You’ll save money buying the bundle instead of shopping a la carte, and they also make a unique gift idea for the woman who is impossible to shop for.
For the one always humming a song: Motorola Tech3 Smart True Wireless Earbuds
These very-modern Motorola Tech3 Earbuds are the smart, true wireless headphones that he’ll use every day. They’re designed to have three functions in one product, and easily convert from cordless earbuds for on the go usage to sport wire configuration for more athletic times, and audio plug-in for long video conference calls. They’re sweatproof, have a built-in microphone, and come with a nifty charging case he’ll be proud to show off. Wireless earbuds are among the most popular gifts on Amazon, so you can’t go wrong.
To share a day with his best friend: Rocco & Roxie Ultimate Dog Box
This gift for dog lovers will thrill him and his best friend because it comes pre-boxed with a bundle value essentials set of best-selling treats, toys, and other must-haves from popular quality-focused brand Rocco & Roxie. The included full-size stain and odor eliminator will come in extra handy if he’s got a new puppy, too.
For the healthy eater: Gundry MD Chef’s Select Organic Olive Oil
This quality-first Chef’s Select organic olive oil from Gundry MD is sourced from the Marrakech region of Morocco, an area known for impacting rich, bold olive crops and earthy, fragrant flavor that pairs well with just about every dinner he can dream up. It would also be a welcome gift for your grandma.
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