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Husbands don’t have to be hard to shop for — here are 42 useful, unique gift ideas

Here's what to buy for the guy who's really hard to shop for.
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Some guys are so easy to shop for and their gifts practically buy themselves, while others can be a bit more challenging. Whether you're shopping for the husband who has everything or one who insists he doesn't need anything new this year, no worries!

What gift is best for husbands?

The Shop TODAY team has rounded up tons of genius gifts that are sure to win him over. From from warm down coats to a grill masters dream gift, we're confident this list will help you find gifts that men love most.

To quickly jump to the category you're looking for, click on the links below or keep scrolling to see all our options that are sure to wow him.

Self-care and style | Fitness | Tech | Food | Unique gifts

Best beauty and fashion gifts for husbands

Herschel Supply Co. Roy Bifold Wallet

This well constructed bifold wallet from Herschel Supply Co. has spots for six cards, bills and two interior slip pockets.

Remington Rechargeable Cordless Shaver

Sometimes we turn to the essentials when we’re brainstorming gift ideas for a guy that’s hard to shop for, and every man needs a topnotch cordless shaver in his grooming repertoire. Remington’s rechargeable model runs for up to 40 minutes at a time and features dual flex technology that shaves around the contours of your face. It also comes with a handy stubble attachment.

Arc'teryx Calidum 5 Panel Wool Cap

You can never go wrong with a high-quality hat. The warmth and natural performance of its wool and polyester blend makes it great for ski tours, winter hikes or just relaxing with a cold beer.

Jetty The Concordia Fleece

Equip with metal snap buttons, hand pockets, chest pockets and custom detailing, he'll not only be comfortable but also fashion-forward in this fleece from Jetty. Available in six various colors ranging from teddy bear oat to classic navy, you'll be able to find his perfect shade.

Tottenham Hotspur 2023/24 Stadium Third Soccer Jersey

Have a sporty husband? You can't go wrong with a jersey from their favorite sports team or player. Partnerships senior editor Francesca Cocchi Zabloudil says her husband is a soccer fan so her family gets him a new jersey every year.

KÜHL Suppressor Jogger

Kuhl's suppressor jogger is there for the dad who loves to chill. This comfy jogger is great for everyday wear or a lazy day around the house.

Production coordinator Camryn Privette shared that she gifted her dad these joggers and he’s never been happier. "Not only does he want them in every colorway now, but he wears them non-stop," she said.

Glerups Slip-ons

Men need slippers too, especially ones that are flexible and easy to jump into. Made with 100% pure natural wool, these will keep his feet warm and cozy all winter long.

The Art of Shaving Lavender Travel Kit

In our humble opinion, gift sets are always the way to go when you're shopping for someone who likes variety. This set comes with a five-blade razor, shaving brush and several lavender-scented products, including a pre-shave oil, shaving cream and after shave balm. So basically, it'll keep his skin looking smooth and smelling divine.

Patagonia Black Hole Matte Duffel 55L

These bags have been dragged, carried, packed, used and abused all over the world. They have always been built with durability, functionality, repairability and quality in mind since Patagonia started making them in 2004.

Fresh off the press is their newest iteration of the bag is made with 100% recycled thermoplastic polyurethane making it eco-friendly while still being durable and weather-resistant.

Marmot Men's Guides Down Hoody

Whether he's hitting the slopes or running errands around town, this jacket from Marmot will keep him toasty with it’s 80% recycled down and 20% Kapok Flower down. Better yet, this jacket has side entry handwarmer pockets for easy access.

Huckberry Bitflex Chelsea Boot

Cocchi also shares that she always checks Huckberry when shopping for men. She recently bought a pair of these Chelsea boots for her husband and was very impressed with the look and quality. "I know he’ll be wearing them all winter and for years to come, so they’re worth a splurge," she says.

Best fitness gifts for husbands

Yeti Logo Beanie

Know a runner who refuses to miss a workout even when its frigid outside? Do their ears a favor and get them a warm and fuzzy hat to help keep the heat in. This one comes in three colors and offers a snug yet flexible fit.

Everlast Evergrip Weighted Training Vest

For the man looking to bring his fitness to the next level, this weighted vest is perfect. Since weighted vests increase your body weight, they can help in developing strength, endurance and cardio.

Gaiam Home Gym Kit

Can’t make it to the gym? No problem! With this home gym kit, the fitness fanatic in your life can sneak in a solid workout at home. The kit comes with several tools, including an ab wheel, push-up bars, a jump rope and a resistance cord. It also includes an illustrated exercise guide.

Reebok Nano Men's Training Shoe

Fuel his passion for fitness with a new pair of kicks to keep him comfy during his daily workout. Reebok’s Floatride Energy Foam training shoes have responsive cushioning that cradles feet, plenty of grip on the outsole and a flexible forefront, making them perfect for anyone who takes their exercise routine seriously.

Peloton Guide

Peloton lovers now have a new way to get their sweat on! This handy at-home fitness device is perfect for strength training and tracks movement and body activity. It’s AI-enabled and uses smart camera technology so you can see yourself on screen right next to instructors as you can improve your form.

Coolest tech gifts for husbands

Gooseneck Tablet Holder

Fun little gadgets always make for great holiday gifts, and this adjustable table mount makes it easy to keep a tablet nearby while you stay hands-free. Whether you’re FaceTime-ing a loved one while tidying up the living room or taking a work call while writing emails, the possibilities are endless. It’s quite flexible, too, and can be rotated 360 degrees.

Apple AirTag

Help them say goodbye to missing items with this Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner, which aids them in keeping tabs of items by connecting to the Find My app.

Thule Subterra MacBook Sleeve

Whether he's commuting to the office or headed to the coffee shop, this sleeve from Thule will keep his laptop and accessories safe and secure.

Sony Extra Bass Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This small but mighty speaker has a waterproof and dust-proof design and impressive sound quality. It has 16 hours of battery life so your husband will never have to worry about it dying during a party, and it also comes with a multiway strap that makes it ultra portable.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Mouse

Whether he’s an avid gamer, loves graphic design or simply spends a lot of time in front of the screen, a solid mouse is a must-have for any techie. SteelSeries’ Aerox 3 mouse is super speedy, and it also has a water-resistant barrier that offers peace of mind when spills pop up. Did we mention that it also has fun RGB lighting?

Logitech Litra Beam

Whether your hubby has his own YouTube channel or simply wants better lighting for work Zoom calls, this desktop light has him covered from all angles. It offers professional lighting effects and lets you switch between different lighting techniques to suit the occasion. It’s also quite slim, meaning it won’t take up too much space.

Garmin Dash Cam Mini

This barely-there dash cam is great for any type of guy. It automatically records and saves video of incidents and uploads saved footage to your smartphone through The Garmin Drive app.

Trova Go Biometric Smart Safe

Ideal for the guy who’s always on the go, this biometric smart safe can store a plethora of essentials ranging from smartphones to keys and watches. It can fit right in a pocket or bag and connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can keep track of where the safe is at all times.

Oculus Quest 2

The guy who's insanely hard to impress will be floored when he finds an Oculus Quest 2 waiting for him. The wireless virtual reality headset lets users immerse themselves right in the action while playing games and can also be used as part of an at-home workout routine, to watch videos and more.

Robosen Elite Optimus Prime

Is your husband a kid at heart? Did he grow up idolizing the "Transformers" characters? He'll have his best Christmas yet with this Optimus Prime robot. The hyper cool auto-converting robot transforms into the famous Transformers character and stands at 16 inches tall. It has 80 sound effects voiced by the original Optimus Prime himself and can transform with the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. Epic, right?

Best food gifts for husbands

Total Wine Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay

There's nothing quite like sitting down to a glass of wine after a long, hard day. If you and your hubby love to test different varieties, this Chardonnay is worth a try. It has notes of apple, pear and peach, with a "creamy finish," per the brand.

Urban Accents Gourmet BBQ Basket

With ground spices featuring flavors like fried chicken, Moroccan spice, cinnamon coffee rub, cajun and jerk, this really is the ultimate gift set.

Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set

This is the ultimate gift for any grill master in your life. It includes 20 different grill essentials — from a digital temperature fork to a spatula with serrated edges.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

If he loves hot sauce, this is the gift for him. The DIY kit lets him whip up his own hot sauce and turn it up a notch — with a kick from guajillo peppers and chipotle.

Goldbelly Gift Card

Give the gift of choice with a gift card to Goldbelly, an online marketplace that lets foodies order tasty treats from restaurants and chefs across the country. The site offers nationwide shipping, so if your hubby is craving food from across the country, it’s easy to get it delivered right to your doorstep.

Free Rein Darker Roast Bundle

Free Rein coffee is the ideal companion for Yellowstone fans’ binge-watching sessions. Make their mornings and afternoons even more special and let them live out their dreams of being the newest addition to the ranch with this bundle that includes three roasts and a branded bison mug.

Micro Brewed Kit

With this gift, your husband can brew his own seasonal ale right from home.

Unique gifts for husbands

Bobby Berk Indoor/Outdoor Lantern

Whether he loves to camp or spend time in his backyard, your go-to guy will light right up when he sees this handy lantern. The sleek design comes in three colors — red, blue and gray — and has two lighting modes. It can even run on low mode for 15 hours before you need to charge it again

Warmies Neck Wrap

Help your go-to guy fend off the cold while working from home with this plush neck wrap that can be microwaved to warm it up. Even better, it’s scented with French lavender and can also be stored in the freezer to help soothe a sore neck.

Verona Frame

Feeling sentimental? Frame one of your favorite photos of you and your main man to show him how much you care. Keepsake is a cool app that has hundreds of frame sizes, colors and shapes and you can upload photos right from your phone. We’d definitely add a gorgeous photo from your wedding in this elegant option.

Tuft & Needle Organic Jersey Sheets

You know that soft T-shirt your guy loves to wear around the house? Well, these sheets are just as cozy. They’re made with 100 percent organic cotton and have a buttery, breathable texture that’ll make you want to stay in bed all day long.

GoSports 44” Heavy Duty Winter Snow Tube

Winter lovers will be thrilled by this rad snow tube that’s built to last for years of use. The reinforced tire tube is enclosed with a premium canvas cover that has a coated bottom, so you know it’s solid, and it can work for single or tandem sledding. You’ll get bonus points if you set up a sledding date with your hubby and add a cute date coupon with the gift.

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Celebrate the holidays with the most amazing custom gift of all. Walk down memory lane with your husband as you look through major events on their birthday each year.

Add a personalized touch by adding your hubby's name and birth date. Senior social media editor Kate McCarthy recommends this gift to anyone stumped on what to buy.

Oral-B Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Step things up and gift your husband with a topnotch electric model that’s clinically proven to give him 100 percent cleaner teeth and healthier gums in just one week. Notable features include a pressure sensor, five modes and a two-minute timer.

Vinyl Me, Please 3-Month Subscription

Give the gift of good music with a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription to Vinyl Me, Please. They'll receive a Record of the Month pressed exclusively for VMP members every month in their favorite genre.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt ProHi + Cooling Pillow

Is he desperate for a better night's sleep? This pillow from Tempur-Pedic adapts to head, neck, and shoulders for extra support, according to the brand.