Shopping for someone else can be intimidating no matter the giftee, let alone when you’re dealing with a minimalist who wants nothing or already “has everything a guy could need.”
Of course, there are probably a few things he hasn’t thought of or might have missed. From clothing and accessories that will upgrade his everyday wardrobe to smart tech and recreational items that will enhance his play, read on for several genius gift ideas for every type of guy on your list.
Best fashion and grooming gifts for men
Just because he's traveling doesn't mean he can give up proper hygiene. This beard oil kit consists of two oils: mojito and old fashioned. Made with essential oils, the brand promises that these oils won't leave the beard feeling heavy nor greasy.
Choose from items like soap, deodorant, cologne, beard oil and balm to curate a thoughtful and super practical gift box.
He doesn't have to sacrifice his relationship status simply because he wants to lead an active lifestyle. With this silicone ring, he can lift weights, swing kettlebells and do pushups all without ruining his precious metals. With the option to engrave the inside, you can add a sweet message or inside joke.
You can never have enough joggers, especially in the colder months, and this classic pair from Nike is as cozy and versatile as they come. Scoop them up in one or a few of the dozens of available shades to upgrade his Saturday errands, Sunday lounging and beyond.
A fancier take on the well-known and loved casual shoes, this version is available in 10 colors and can be dressed up for work, weddings and other events. Reviewers note that these shoes run true to size, and with their included cushion insole, you and your feet will be comfortable.
These American-made ball caps made from 100 percent merino wool celebrate iconic cities and neighborhoods around the world.
These podiatrist-approved fleece-lined slippers have a mattress foam insole the provides support through the arch.
Available in navy and black, this parka from Everlane strikes the perfect balance between sporty and sophisticated — casual enough for everyday yet dressy enough for life’s special moments. Oversized multi-entry pockets offer added storage and a removable hood provides extra coverage on rainy days. Plus, it’s made entirely from 100 percent recycled fabric so it’s a win for the environment, too.
Make him feel like a legend with a pair of iconic shades from Ray-Ban. A favorite among celebs like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, they’ll add street cred to any ensemble while protecting his peepers in the process. (Also trending: Polarized Aviator Classic and New Wayfarer Classic.)
Rothy’s fits-like-a-glove loafers are designed with dual-density insoles for an extra comfortable stride and comes in a dozen sophisticated colorways like barley and navy.
"I swear the rubber nubs on the bottom act like shock absorbers," a recent verified reviewer shared. "It makes standing and walking for long periods of time so nice!"
The Swedish brand’s bacteria-resistant silicone electric toothbrush has 16 speeds and is fully waterproof — in case he likes brushing in the shower! Clinical testing showed that the ISSA 3 improves overall oral hygiene by 140 percent.
Best food and home gifts for men
Bring the pizza shop to your kitchen with this pizza kit! Complete with all the ingredients you need to make a margherita pie from scratch, including yeast, dough, a cheese thermometer and more, dinners just got a whole lot more fun.
Help him master the presentation with a sleek set of dinnerware from Our Place. These hand-painted, porcelain plates can be stacked for easy storing, and are both microwave- and dishwasher-safe for quick warm- and clean-ups. It's available in four finishes and sets of four and eight.
Nothing beats a box of sweet and savory treats. This one comes filled with goodies such as chocolate brownies, queso dip and hickory-smoked summer sausage.
The kombucha lover in your life will thank you for this DIY kit, complete with everything he needs to brew the fermented drink at home. It also comes with educational materials, so the next time someone asks what "culture" is, he'll be prepared.
Create that cozy feeling near and afar with a scented candle. This pick from Malin+Goetz emits notes of leather, sensual sandalwood and sueded amber for a soft air of sophistication.
Bring sunshine into his home with a dwarf-citrus tree. Not only are these trees low maintenance, they thrive indoors and out as long as there’s lots of light.
Whether he’s cooking up frittatas on the stovetop or stews over an open fire, he’s sure to get good use out of some cast-iron skillets. This set from Lodge includes a 10.5-inch griddle, 10.25-inch skillet and 8-inch skillet for different dishes and portions, along with handle holders for added safety.
Adventurous eater? Take his taste buds on a road trip with a gift card for Goldbelly, where he’ll be able to test-drive local delicacies, such as Chicago pizzas and Philly cheesesteaks, from across the U.S. without ever having to step on the gas. You can also purchase food subscriptions based on location and current craving.
Consider satiating the resident carnivore with his own deli feast. This collection from Pastrami Queen New York features pastrami, corned beef, and rye bread, along with fixings for creating an epic sandwich spread right in the comfort of his own home.
Whether he has a new place or could just use a bedding upgrade, you can’t go wrong with a set of luxury sheets. Available in a range of shades from twin to California king, his 270-thread count set from Brooklinen is made of 100 percent long staple cotton that’s been tested for harmful chemicals so they can rest easily after a long day.
For the novice or professional chef, consider a gift card to Blue Apron that can be redeemed for ingredients they can use to create a wide variety of meals at their choosing. Last time we checked, Creamy Tomato Fettuccine and Smoky Cheddar Cheeseburgers were on the menu.
Cold toes are a thing of the past! This massive 10’ x ’10 blanket — it was created will tall people in mind — has earned a cult following on TikTok and Instagram. It also comes in nine colors.
Speaking of ease, help him whip up snacks and meals quickly with his very own air fryer. This pick from Ninja boasts a special Dualzone technology with two baskets that allows you to cook two different food items to air-crisped perfection. (For the smoothie whiz, you can’t go wrong with a professional Ninja Blender.)
Help him extend the season with a portable bonfire he can use to stay warm wherever he goes. This Solo Stove makes it easy to set up a smokeless fire pit in his backyard. The brand also offers an oven for creating his own outdoor pizza kitchen!
He’ll have a housekeeper at his beck and call with this top-rated three-in-one device that vacuums, mops and self-empties its dustbin. It also maps out room layouts to enable customized cleaning, and supports voice control through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Best tech and recreation gifts for men
It’s oh-fish-ical: The angler in your life will love this stainless-steel lure stamped with a personalized message from you.
If he's an outdoorsman or avid hiker, he'll surely appreciate this bestselling gift. LifeStraw is a portable water purifier that removes 99.99 percent of bacteria and parasites — making dirty, undrinkable water completely safe and drinkable. People across the globe love this life-changing tube; it currently has 70,000+ verified five-star ratings on Amazon.
Move over, beer pong! He can relive his college days with this hilarious card drinking game in which players compete in challenges and answer silly questions.
Whether he's a new dad or he's been able to practice his dad jokes for quite some time now, this game will allow his kids to get in on the fun. Players have to read a dad joke off of the card, and if others laugh, they lose!
Think darts — but you don’t have to worry about damaging your walls. Many Amazon reviewers with children have noted that it’s a fun game to play with the whole family.
No TV? No problem. They can turn any space into their own personal theater with this 7500 Lumen HD projector from TMY. This projector is backed by thousands of reviews on Amazon for its user-friendliness and high picture quality.
Help him tune in (or tune out) with a set of wireless AirPods from Apple. The accompanying charging case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life for staying connected to all of their favorite people and devices while on the move.
For the hiker, consider this lightweight yet supportive backpack from Osprey. It comes equipped with a ventilated AirSpeed back panel for breathability, along with an interior slip pocket with hydration sleeve for keeping them comfortable and hydrated while hitting the trails (available in five shades).
Form meets function in this vinyl record player, which features wireless Bluetooth music streaming, vinyl-to-MP3 recording, a built-in phono preamp and will just so happen to look groovy sitting on his living room shelf. Get it for the guy who’s in his own band or is always running to a show.
A miniature version of their full-sized massage gun, minus the different attachments, this gadget is able to be packed and taken on-the-go. Perfect to stash for hammering out your legs after flights, or for those who travel to run races, this massage gun has three different speeds to meet your needs.
Yeti has made a name for itself by offering durable coolers that don’t sacrifice style. This 8 Soft Hopper is roomy enough for eight cans and a few snacks, making it great for trips to the beach, river and beyond. (Consider a Yeti Rambler for a smaller gift that will keep them hydrated from day to day.)
Gifting a thrillseeker? Consider a GoPro they can use to record and stream all of their latest stunts. This waterproof device captures 5K video and up to 20.0MP images for crisp clarity, with room for a microSD card for added storage space.
For the frequent flyer, consider this sleek carry-on from Monos, which will have them zipping through the airport in record time. Organizational compartments and a lock make for streamlined packing and will ensure their items stay safe and secure.
Support a better lifestyle with this innovative smartwatch from Fitbit and Google, which can be used to monitor their health, up their fitness game, and connect with the flip of a wrist. Especially great for the runner or biker, it also boasts a 4G LTE network for hands-free connection, allowing them to leave their phones at home (built for Android).
This new gaming console is the ideal large-screen gadget (it's seven inches!) they can use to play games with friends or take on trips.
Useful gifts for men
Give him a way to beautifully display and organize his watches with this personalized watch box. They are various engraving style types to choose from.
Give him the gift go never losing his keys again. Just attach the tool to a keychain, wallet, phone or other essentials and use an app to find them when the object is within 200 feet.
This personalized leather clip puts sentiment into something otherwise mundane, and adds a nice touch that he'll remember each time he uses it. Available in four different leathers and 24 different fonts and designs, make it truly his with an option he'll love.
Whether heading out of the country or just out of town for the weekend, you can’t go wrong with a nice set of dopp bags, and this one from CKRLeather is about as stylish as they come. Have it personalized to make it extra special (bonus points if you throw in a few toiletries to get them started!).
Designed to simulate a sunrise, this alarm clock wakes you gradually as it goes from tinted-red to to bright yellow. It comes complete with FM radio seven natural sounds including ocean wave and can be used as a reading lamp.
For the fitness aficionado who is constantly making protein shakes, upgrade their shaker bottle with this stainless steel character one from Blender Bottle. Easy-to-clean and odor resistant, this bottle won't trap the shake like the plastic ones will.
Relieve tension and knots with this top-rated heated massager that uses infrared to increase blood flow to sore muscles.
This gift is super practical, if he like golf and beer, that is. Keep a cold one on tap at all times with this drink dispenser that's shaped like a golf club.