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What to Buy the Guy Who Is Impossible to Shop For

Indulgences, gadgets, and the things he might never splurge for on his own top our list of gifts for the guy who is impossible to shop for.

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Gifts he’ll love

Whether it’s your dad, a friend, or your hubby, we all have at least one man in our lives who is impossible to shop for. We’ve searched the Internet for the gifts he’ll actually use and love. Shopping for everyone on your list? You can never go wrong with these top 60 Amazon Prime gifts.

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Time for a gift that actually matches his style


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If earthy, woodsy tones have always been his style, he’ll love tech gifts and timepieces that match his preferred aesthetic. A new TruWood Hawk wooden watch made with black sandalwood will show him you’re paying attention to all the most important details—including time.


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Solved mysteries


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If he’s always wondered what the generations before him contributed to his existence, an AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test is the perfect gift for any impossible to shop for man. It’ll help clue him in on whether or not the family rumor of his great-great-grandfather coming from a far off place is accurate, and if his love of pizza has anything to do with his genetics. Find out the surprising facts about home DNA tests.


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Listen up!


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Tell him to take that work call, FaceTime with relatives, and watch videos of the family more comfortably than ever with new Apple AirPods. They come with a charging case and let him use his favorite up-to-date iPhone with earbuds, totally without wires. Be sure you know these things you didn’t know your AirPods and earbuds could do.


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Luggage he’ll be eager to use


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If he’s caught the wanderlust bug, travels frequently for work, or just likes long weekend getaways, he’ll love a new SOLO New York Downtown Travel Duffel with rolling wheels. This always-neutral grey shade carry-on bag totes everything he needs in a convenient 22-inches of expandable space. Be sure to check out more of our favorite carry on bags.

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Say “cheese”


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You’re all bound to smile and want to capture precious moments with a new Kodak Smile Instant Digital Printer. It uses Bluetooth technology to instantly print photos directly from iPhone and Android devices with the free Smile App. This is just one of the tech gifts your dad would love.

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Love is immeasurable, unfinished projects are not


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Give the tinkering handyman in your home a new Craftsman Pro-11 Tape Measure so he can measure twice, cut once, and be happy for years to come. He’ll manage to find new ways to use each of the 25-feet of this professional-grade tape measure features. He’ll be able to use it for these DIY home repairs anyone can do.

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For home chef guys


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If he’s a lean, mean cooking machine prone to watching his favorite celebrity chefs late at night, he’ll get a kick out of new Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Knives. Celebrity endorsements aside, they’re truly great knives thanks to durable Japanese steel blades, Bowie-style tips, and long-lasting features like hollow ground edges. If you’re wondering, this is the best way to keep your knives sharp.

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Major technology in his pocket


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Musicians, YouTubers, podcasters, and other audio technology lovers will melt when they receive a new Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone. It’s small enough to fit in his jeans pocket—case and all—yet still advanced enough to use his Apple lightning connection to power this very-professional audio device. Plus, it’s relatively affordable, making it one of the most exciting gifts for audio-loving men. Don’t miss these 22 all-American holiday gifts, either.

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Vintage charm is music to his ears


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A new Solo speaker from Como Audio will let him tune into any Internet radio station he has access to via Bluetooth wireless technology, or he can stream one of 30 million songs from Spotify Connect. He won’t need to use his phone or device for most of the Solo’s functions, so he’s free to take phone calls, catch up on work emails, or anything else as he listens to his preferred tunes. Check out these 60 Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.

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This’ll perk him right up


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The gift of a Grounds & Hounds Single Origin Explorer’s Kit features whole bean single-origin coffee that’s both fair trade certified and organic. He’ll be able to sample three separate bags of the brand’s most popular whole bean coffees, all while feeling confident that his choice of caffeine was produced in a conscious way. Then, make sure he knows these tips for making the perfect cup of coffee.

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Sleep tees are always a hit


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Tell him to save his favorite solid tees and undershirts for daytime wear and switch to Vince Camuto Sleep T-shirts with ultra-comfortable v-neck collars. They’re made of the softest material he can imagine, and offer unlimited snugglability. Don’t miss these 30 gifts for men that’ll make you look like a hero.

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Frame your favorite memory together


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You know what they say: A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s exactly why a refined, masculine five by seven black easel frame from The White Company makes such a beautifully thoughtful gift. Learn the tricks behind giving truly thoughtful gifts.


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Long-haul headphones


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His earbuds are great for his daily commute and other travel-related adventures, but for bold and stylish sound moments, he’ll want a pair of over-ear headphones from Master & Dynamic. They’re the perfect blend of technological advancement, vintage masculine styling, and supreme comfort. These headphones will make him feel like he’s flying business class, even when he’s in coach. More into AirPods and earbuds? Learn the things you didn’t know AirPods and earbuds could do.

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Cheers to living his best life


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Tell him to make space on his kitchen counter for a brand new Hurom Hexa High-Speed Blender, because it’s about to change his breakfast shake-loving lifestyle for good. No need to stop at power smoothies though, because it’s also ideal for impromptu soup nights, salad dressings, and whipping up DIY chimichurri sauces to pour over grilled meats. Check out these most popular holiday gifts on Amazon while you’re at it.

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For the grill fanatic


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If you gave him grill gear for any of his recent Father’s Day gifts, there’s a good chance he’ll love a Storigami Easy Fold BBQ Grill Cover to protect his most delicious investment. Unlike other grill covers, this one folds and unfolds in a jiffy, making grill nights and cookouts more appealing than ever.


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For the man cave


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If he doesn’t have a man cave, don’t worry, we’re positive he’ll love a retro-style Galanz 3.1 cubic feet mini fridge in his office, garage, or just about anywhere else he routinely craves cold drinks and snacks. It features a true freezer top compartment, which really sets it apart from the mini-fridge pack. Don’t miss some of the gifts that won’t cause clutter.


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Manly candles


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Sure, all those lavender essential oils you love are great, but will he really use them? Maybe, maybe not—and that’s exactly why earthier, man-friendly candles make great gifts. Try scooping up a few Wax Buffalo Handmade Pure Soy Candles in scents like Rosemary + Mint or Sweet Tobacco.


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Better workouts, better backs


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Gym lovers, athletes, and fitness fanatics will love the gift of a new Rollga foam roller after pushing their bodies to the limit. Here’s a secret though—you don’t have to hit the gym every day to enjoy the gentle-yet-effective spine and back health benefits of foam rolling massage at home. It’s definitely a fitness gift you’ll want to keep for yourself.


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Do-it-all accessories


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There’s no reason his phone case should stop at mere protection because a Hex Camo Leather 4-in-1 case offers so much more. It’ll protect, store credit cards, act as a folio, and can be mounted to his car display with inner magnets. Here are more car accessories that will change the way you drive.

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Movie night, but cozier


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He’ll love cuddling up to a Brookstone n-a-p Heated Faux Fur Throw. It’s the best way to wind down after a frigid outdoor sporting event, a long day of shoveling snow, or anything that calls for increased coziness. Be sure to check out our favorite subscription boxes for everyone on your list—many are guy-friendly!

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His new favorite kitchen tool


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He’ll count the Auto Safety Master Opener as his new, and possibly forever-favorite kitchen tool. It’s cord-free, power-free, and loaded with safety features to open cans, bottles, and everything else he wants to use to cook his favorite stews, chilis, and slow-cooker meals. Plus, it’s affordable and easy to carry, just like many of our 20 favorite gifts under $25.


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Sleep tight


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Tossing, turning, and mental overload can really get in the way of a guy’s sleep, which is why an easy-to-wear Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet Nano will be more than appreciated. It uses natural frequency technology to help encourage healthy, restful sleep habits without any batteries. It’s a genderless sleep product you’d do well giving any insomniac on your list, just like these 21 sleep products on Amazon people can’t stop buying.


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Healthy, happy, and tasty


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He’s already on board with the many matcha tea health benefits he gets from sipping each tasty cup, so why not give him more of what he loves? Jade Lead Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder is commercial grade, easy to use, and ships fast thanks to Amazon Prime. Don’t miss these hidden gems on Amazon you’ll wish you owned this whole time.


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Massage meets muscle recovery


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He’ll brag to all his friends at the gym about his new NordicTrack Percussion Recovery Gun, because this post-workout massage device comes with three interchangeable massage heads that actively go to work soothing sore muscles, post-workout lactic acid buildup, and that generally exhausting post-fitness feeling. These are the funniest gifts for dads you can find.

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An extra pair of eyes


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The curated collection of six unisex eyeglasses frames in the Everyday Eyewear collection by Lensabl are guaranteed to look good on him—and help him see clearly where he left his other pair of glasses. Add premium optical, sun, and blue-light protection and it’s still super affordable. Here’s how to find the best glasses for his face shape.

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That warm, fuzzy feeling…


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This can be his and yours both when you give him a thoughtful Lasko AW300 Space Heater. Blade-free gentle heat quickly warms up his treasured workspace, garage, or anywhere else with this space-saving device. Next, read on for 101 gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.

Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber is 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.