Is it just me, or are men SO hard to shop for? How do you find the perfect gift for the man who has everything? My husband usually buys what he wants himself, so I always end up stumped for the holidays. But this year, I think I’m on top of it! I’ve found some of the best gift ideas for men that he is SURE to love.
I originally came up with this list when I was looking for the best Christmas gifts for my husband, but these really are great if you’re looking for a birthday gift, Father’s Day present, or just want some great gift ideas for any special occasion.
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My List of the Best Gifts for Men
Whether you are shopping for your husband, your boyfriend, or your dad, these gifts are sure to make him happy! There are gifts for sports lovers, techies, outdoorsmen, and travelers.
From big ticket items all the way down to unique stocking stuffers for men, this gift guide has a little bit of everything!
And just so you know, these gift ideas for men were actually recommended by MEN! None of those “oh he will love this” and then he doesn’t.
These aren’t the gifts his mom is thinking of. These are gifts he actually wants.
I’ve sorted these into 4 categories:
- Practical Gifts for Men
- Cool Gifts for Guys
- Unique Gifts for Men
- Gifts for Men Who Have Everything
Feel free to skip down to the list you think will work best, or scroll through and check them all out!
Practical Gifts for Men
This is one of those gifts that you can enjoy as much as he does! SAXX Underwear is “life changing” with its BallPark Pouch. It keeps everything in its place, because not all balls are made to bounce around.
With a variety of fun designs (like this holiday print) and different fits to fit his lifestyle, this is sure to be his favorite stocking stuffer. And once you get your hands on the super soft fabric, you’ll both be having a holly jolly Christmas.
Forget about the VSCO girls, we have the YETI men! If you haven’t experienced the awesomeness of a YETI tumbler, it can be difficult to understand why they are so great.
Not only does this tumbler hold a lot of liquid (coffee is our favorite), but it will keep your liquids hot or cold for a LONG time. It’s stainless steel and vacuum insulated, making it the perfect travel mug for a road trip, a long work commute, or while tailgating on a Saturday afternoon!
Too plain for your liking? Add a personal touch with this laser engraved YETI.
This wooden beard comb is just a super inexpensive and attractive beard tool that I just couldn’t pass up. Plus I want to enjoy my husband’s winter beard phase as long as possible, so I’ll gift him all the beard-loving products I can to make that happen.
If he’s a stylish man who takes pride in his facial hair, this is one of those small things that he probably wouldn’t think to buy for himself. If you’re shopping for Christmas, it would be a great little stocking stuffer!
Maybe pick up a little Viking Beard Oil to go with the comb?
Know a man who travels often? He will love this travel organizer that keeps all of his electronic cords and plugs from getting lost. My husband LOVES this thing, and we recently used it to keep up with various charging cables for the whole family when we went to Disney World.
Travel pro tip: Keep all the slots full so you know when you’re about to forget a cord in a hotel room! This organizer is a pretty useful gift at an affordable price that he won’t even realize he loves until he can’t do without it.
For a nicer option, try this leather tech envelope.
Cool Gifts for Guys
This massage chair is maybe one of my top gift ideas for men, and my husband will agree. I bought it for him for Christmas, and it was definitely a gift he wouldn’t have bought for himself!
It has been used often over the past few years, and is great for him to sit in for a quick massage at the end of the day. If you are thinking I bought him this chair while selfishly planning to enjoy it myself, you’re right. I love it.
The model we have is a little older and isn’t available anymore, but Human Touch has some other great options! Honestly I’m a little bit looking forward to the day this one stops working so we can upgrade. But after 3 years this one is still going strong!
Not so much a cool gift idea – this is a HOT one! While he is sitting in his massage chair (in his SAXX underwear, let’s be honest), he can pamper his feet with this Shiatsu foot massager. With various pressure settings and a heat function, you never have to massage his feet again. Unless you want to.
For a lower price point, this foot spa is another another suitable gift option that we have enjoyed.
My husband hates having cold feet, and I don’t enjoy his cold feet either! He can shuffle around the house or down to his man cave in the mornings with these comfy and warm UGG slippers. They are built to last, so prepare to enjoy them for a while!
This pair of wireless headphones isn’t just for teenagers to listen to music. AirPods have become one thing my husband (and I) can’t live without, and it’s definitely on his wish list if he doesn’t have a pair yet!
They are perfect for conference calls to keep your hands free, when you want to smash your workout at the gym, and come in handy when he wants to watch sports videos on his phone in bed.
While you’re at it, if he doesn’t yet own any of the Apple watch series, pick him up one of those too. I recommend getting the 6 series or newer.
And if he’s not an earbud kind of guy, check out the Sony WH-1000XM4 for a great pair of over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones.
While you’re grabbing those AirPods, go ahead and stuff a pack of Tiles into his stocking too. Never again do I have to hear him ask if I’ve seen his wallet, keys, or AirPods.
The Tile Pro clips onto a keychain or slips into his wallet so he can locate a lost item with an app on his phone. It’s also compatible with smart devices like an Echo, so he can ask Alexa to find his keys (instead of asking you).
It’s a win-win for everyone.
If you’re an Apple-loving family, you may want to get the Apple AirTag instead. Same concept, different brand, slightly higher price.
These almost always are on an amazing sale on Black Friday, so watch out for those price cuts. And once they drop, you might as well get both of these.
We have an Echo Dot in our kitchen and bedroom, and a FireStick for every TV. Dad can sit in his massage chair with his feet in his massager and tell Alexa to turn on his favorite movie. Four presents working at once. His day will be made.
If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, make sure you get that as well!
Unique Gift Ideas for Men
Ok, bear with me on this. I know it sounds crappy, but I promise this gift won’t stink.
We were lucky to get our Tushy bidet a couple of years ago before the Great Toilet Paper Crisis of 2020 happened. I was really excited to try it when my husband’s best friend told us how much he liked his – and it ended up being a pretty great gift, not to mention a total conversation piece in our guest bathroom.
I have a feeling once your man tries the Tushy, he won’t poopoo on your fresh idea! Tie it up with the ottoman or a Squatty Potty (we have one at every toilet), and then slip some manly-scented Poo-Pourri into his stocking. You’ll be glad you did.
Check out the Tushy website for more of their products too!
Gifts for Men Who Have Everything
Ok so a little about this category…
When you have a man (or a woman or a kid) who seems to have EVERYTHING, you have to think a little bit out of the box. You may find a good gift idea in the cool or unique gift category, but sometimes even those ideas won’t work.
In these situations, I tend to look for two types of gifts: consumable gifts and experience gifts. Consumable gifts are good because they can use the gift up and it won’t be just one more thing that takes up space. Experience gifts are great because, well, they are fun experiences!
There seems to be a Man Crate theme for almost any kind of guy. Pizza making, grill masters, duck call making, NFL themed, or this personalized Whiskey Appreciation Crate that he can enjoy immediately.
We’ve tried the pizza making crate and it was pretty cool! The crate was filled with some pretty good quality stuff. And he gets to use a tool to pry the create open, which is fun in itself.
Man Crates have a huge range in prices, so there’s something to fit almost every budget.
If the man in your life is the type of guy who loves meat, then a ButcherBox subscription is going to be the perfect present for him. Give him a box full of delicious grass-fed, free-range, organic meat that is humanely raised. Then sit back and reap the benefits when he starts cooking.
You may not think subscription boxes are for guys, but actually there are some pretty fun gifts that come in a monthly delivery!
Pick out a theme that matches his new hobby, one that includes his favorite things, or even something new for him to do if he has too much time on his hands. Here are a few favorites:
- Craftsman Crate – for the tool loving guy
- Box of Matter – for the science and gadget lover
- Knife Subscription Club – for the knife collector
- Glove Box – for the car enthusiast
- Hot Sauce of the Month Club – yes, really
- The Rad Dad Essentials Box – for new dads
- Comic Mystery Box – for the comic book collector
There are so many other awesome options, with liquor deliveries, sock subscriptions, beef jerky… and at a lot of different price points too!
We don’t have the bundle yet, but we are getting it! And we aren’t waiting for Christmas either. We are already loving Disney+ and want to add the rest of the package. With the current bundle price being only $12.99, it’s totally worth it. (Right now there’s a Rakuten rebate up to $10 cash back for this too!)
That wraps up my 2019 gift ideas for men! Which ones will you be grabbing this year? Or do you have other suggestions that I can use? Because please. Help a girl out. My holiday gift guide for men is complete for y’all, but I still have to shop!
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