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38 gifts for every type of guy in your life

Shopping for men is tough — give him something he’ll use and love this holiday season.
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Finding the perfect gift for the man in your life (whether that be your boyfriend, husband, father or brother) isn't always easy — which is why we wanted to help you track down the perfect gift for the perfect someone.

Most of us have, at some point, have asked a guy what he wants for a certain occasion, only to hear the familiar phrase, "I have everything I need!" So instead of actually listening to them, we discovered more than 40 cool gifts for guys.

As part of Hoda and Jenna's Ye Olde Online Holiday Market, a few special guests joined TODAY to bring us more must-have presents for guys. Lifestyle expert Tommy DiDario found wardrobe staples for the guy who's an avid sports fan or the one who's always on the go. Innovation insider Steve Greenberg highlighted a few gadgets for the tech-savvy and adventurous. And chef Matt Abdoo curated kitchen essentials for the ultimate foodie.

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When we release our 2020 gift guides, we make sure all prices are current. But prices change frequently, so there’s a chance the prices are now different than they were the day of publication.

Gifts for guys seen on TODAY

1. Lands' End Men's Suede Leather Moccasin Slippers

For the man who likes to live in luxury even when he's lounging at home, these classic suede slippers are a timeless option, and they've been around since the nineties. They have a faux fur lining for comfort and warmth, and you can add a monogram to any of the four colors to make this extra special.

2. Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka

This staple item is perfect for rainy weather and has a pocketable design so it can be stored in any bag for weather emergencies.

3. Alternative Apparel Eco Jersey Hoodie Pullover

Made with 100% organic cotton with a hoodie and kangaroo pocket, this pullover is the perfect go-to for everyday casual wear.

4. La Crosse Wireless Wind and Weather Station

Get an accurate weather reading right from your backyard so you don't have any doubts when planning your day ahead. When you connect this device to your home Wi-Fi network, it will send the forecast and other details directly to an app on your smartphone.

5. The All Weather Bike Speaker

Any adventurer can mount this waterproof Bluetooth speaker to their bike so they can enjoy their ride to their own soundtrack. No tools are needed to set it up, and it's tough enough to handle the outdoors on any terrain and in any weather.

6. BE Outfitter The Campo

Is it a tarp or a hammock? It's both — and more. This multipurpose product can be repurposed as a poncho, a ground cover, a tarp and a hammock. So he'll be prepared in the great outdoors.

7. Holiday Styling Outdoor Projector Screen

Complete an outdoor gathering with a huge inflatable projector screen to view movies and other visual entertainment. Despite its size (16 feet with a 200-inch diagonal), it's super quick and easy to set up.

8. Yeti Rambler 20 oz Tumbler With MagSlider Lid

Yeti is a favorite for mugs and tumblers for both hot and cold beverages. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and the option to personalize them makes them a great gift.

9. Echo Show 8

Amazon's video smart home device can do loads of tasks. But Abdoo likes it because it makes the perfect sous chef for anyone's kitchen. Ask Alexa for recipe ideas, convert grams to ounces and pounds and more.

10. Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven

This pizza oven is the perfect group gift idea for the guy who loves pizza. It gets up to 923 degrees for making that authentic Neapolitan-style pizza in just 60-90 seconds. It's also super portable, so you can bring pizza night to anyone's house.

Bestselling gifts for guys

1. Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Baking Pan

Sometimes, it's important to remember that the best gifts are about what people want, not what they need! This cast iron pan will help him make the perfect pizza at home. It even works for a single slice of last night's leftovers.

2. Chefman Mini Portable Compact Personal Fridge

If he works from home and rarely gets away from his desk, consider purchasing this personal fridge to hold just the right amount of food and drinks to get him through the workday.

3. Sherpa-Lined Scotch Plaid Shirt

We love the traditional flannel look, and this one from L.L. Bean is perfect for this time of year. With cozy sherpa fleece for extra warmth, we're convinced it will become a closet staple for the guy in your life.

4. Leather Charger Roll Up

With all the technology we've accumulated, it makes sense that a lot of cords get jumbled up in our bags. Ensure his stay in one place with this quality leather charger roll-up. Select colors are on sale for $29.99, so snag them while you can.

5. Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Though they are on the pricey side, these Bose headphones will have him speechless. They provide up to 20 hours of battery life on one charge and can be tailored to 11 levels of noise-cancellation.

Apparel and accessory gifts for guys

1. Timex Unisex Weekender Watch

These lightweight watches will help your dad, husband or boyfriend keep time in style. The Timex Weekender is a favorite on Amazon with more than 10,000 reviews! We love the variety of colorful nylon straps available too.

2. Hush Puppies Heath Sneakers

If you're looking for a pair of timeless shoes that are durable and stylish, you might want to add these to the list. Hush Puppies unveiled the Heath Sneaker made with BioDeWix mesh lining and an EVA foam footbed for ultimate comfort.

3. Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover

What's old is new again, especially when it comes to performance fleece. This snap-front pullover from Patagonia is the perfect gift for any guy on your list who happens to be a winter sports buff or just loves the ski lifestyle. It looks like you might have lifted it from your closet in the '90s.

4. Ross Michaels Men's Hooded Robe

This popular plush robe has over 2,500 reviews on Amazon and a 4.6-star average rating. It is made from a soft, polyester material and includes a hood to keep him super warm all year long.

5. Premium Rectangle Sunglasses

Purchasing sunglasses for someone — no matter how well you know them — can be a bit tricky. These from Zenni Optical are polarized to reduce glare.

Home gifts for guys

1. Corkcicle Cigar Glass

Forget balancing multiple things at once. This Corkcicle cigar glass will allow him to hold a glass of whiskey and a cigar in the same hand. It's made from handblown double old-fashioned glass, and you can add a personalized monogram for an extra $10.

2. Sea Watch Plaid Green Blanket

This cotton-blend blanket is one he will have for years to come — and one you may want to steal for yourself. It works great as a decor item but is exceptionally comfortable for when he needs a snowy day home essential.

Kitchen and cooking gifts for guys

1. Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker

Anyone who truly loves coffee should be making their own at home. We love this affordable pour-over coffee maker from Bodum because it doesn't require a constant stream of paper filters — making it more environmentally friendly than other options.

2. SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

Does your man have a serious thing for La Croix? Give the gift of constant bubbly water on a budget. With Sodastream, he can make his own sparkling water or soda at home.

3. The Three Tool Set

If your favorite guy loves preparing his meals as much as he loves eating them, he'll appreciate the sleek look and cool craftsmanship of Material's kitchen set. It allows you to choose from four tools and create the perfect mix-and-match set.

Man Cave gifts for guys

1. 5:00 Somewhere Neon Bar Sign

Nothing screams "bar vibes" quite like a neon sign — and this one is sure to be a hit. "When we opened the box and plugged it in to see how it looked, WOW! The colors were amazing, and the sign is beautiful!" wrote one buyer.

2. NFL Mini Pennants Collector Set

He probably has enough of his own team's memorabilia. This collector set will allow him to admire the entire league! His friends (or rival supporters) will love it as well.

Travel gifts for guys

1. Trtl Travel Pillow

With over 18,000 reviews, this travel pillow is grabbing some attention on the internet. It has a unique design that will hold his head in one position for ultimate comfort.

2. Away The Dopp Kit

As any good jet-setter knows, having the proper, roomy-but-packable, Dopp kit for all your toiletries is key. We've been fans of Away's luggage for a while now, and their thoughtfully-made kit comes in a range of colors and fabrics.

3. Carry on Cocktail Kit

This carry-on cocktail kit includes a recipe card, compact tin, spoon, jigger, syrup and a linen coaster. Within a few minutes, he will have a signature drink to make the flight go a whole lot quicker.

4. Landon Carryall Duffle Bag

If he travels often, this high-quality bag might be an excellent gift for him. It comes in 11 colors and five sizes to fit his needs.

Tech and gadget gifts for guys

1. Portable Jump Starter

You never know what might happen when you're out on the open road, and a dead car battery can be a disaster — as can a dead phone battery. This clever little gadget can charge either, making it essential for camping and road trips.

2. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

The popular Fire TV Stick has over 383,000 reviews on Amazon, and we can see why. With one small gadget, he can have access to multiple streaming services, including Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix and more, and 4K Ultra HD.

3. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

The music lover or party host will love this small but mighty Bluetooth speaker. It's water resistant and it even has a built-in mic so he can take calls out loud. Get two, and he can pair them together for party mode or stereo mode.

Health and wellness gifts for guys

1. Quip Gift Set and Subscription

If you're sick of his "not so hygienic" toothbrush, the Quip gift set (and convenient subscription service) will ensure you don't have to deal with it ever again. This set comes with a "refresh" toiletry bag, one year of service, a toothbrush and an extra brush head.

2. Simple Modern Summit Water Bottle

Stainless steel-insulated water bottles can be found pretty much everywhere. We love that this one is affordable and can keep cold drinks chilled for hours on end.

3.Fitbit Versa Smartwatch

Every guy has their thing: sports, comics, reading, etc. If his "thing" is an active lifestyle, this smartwatch will help him track his heart rate, steps, calories burned and overall health.

4. Legiral Massage Gun

More affordable than the trendy Theragun, this massage gun has more than 6,000 reviews on Amazon. It comes with six replacement heads, so he can customize his R&R the way he likes.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 14, 2016.