Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life isn’t easy. Before settling for yet another boring gift (read: ties), take some time to really think about what the guy you’re shopping for would love to unwrap. (See? Ties are still a “no.”). This list of gifts for men, which is full of thoughtful ideas to match any budget, takes care of any guy on your holiday shopping list — grandpa, dad, son, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend, and so on. While you can’t go wrong with classic options (a trusty pair of socks), these unique gift ideas range from personalized picks (Morse code bracelets) to Amazon’s best-selling finds (freezable beer glasses). And if for some reason one of these ideas isn’t cool enough for the leading man in your life, consider one of these DIY options … unless you waited until the last minute, of course. If that’s the case, browse even more ideas for your golfer, foodie, or beer lover until you find something that they’ll love.
3-in-1 Charging Stand
This nightstand-friendly charging stand will keep his three most-used gadgets — smartphone, AirPods, and smartwatch — in the green. Since this sleek stand doesn’t come with chargers and cords, you might as well use this moment to refresh his stash.
Better than your average blanket, this weighted version supposedly relieves stress and makes for a better night’s rest. Choose the color, length, and weight (12 -30 pounds) that best suits him and his needs.
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Great for the Man Who Has Everything
Darth Vader Ice Mold
Encourage him to lean into his dark side — the Star Wars version, of course — with this silicone ice mold, which leaves a spherical-shaped Darth Vader when frozen.
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Cheap Gift That Packs a Big Punch
7-in-1 Phone Camera Lens
Perfect for the photo aficionado, he can just clip on the super-wide angle, fisheye, telephoto, starburst, kaleidoscope, or macro lens to nail that perfect shot. The detachable clamp design works with most smartphones, so you don’t have to figure out which model he has.
Delivery That’ll Wow Him Month After Month
Giving him a six-pack of his favorite brew is fine and all, but a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly delivery of 12 hand-selected craft beers is a more unique way to encourage him to crack open a cold one.
Unique Idea for Cooks
Indoor Electric Nonstick Grill
The apartment dweller in your life will appreciate this compact 14″ grill, which quickly grill meats and veggies indoors without any hassle. And if he’s usually on dish duty, he’ll be glad to know that the grill is completely detachable and dishwasher-safe.
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Made for the Tech-Obsessed
Virtual Reality Headset
$129.99 (35% off)
Once he puts on this headset, he’ll be immersed in an alternative universe. He can customize his device with apps and streaming services to tailor his virtual world to include his favorite shows, movies, and sports teams.
Under $20 Option That He’ll Love
If he’s notorious for losing his gloves from one winter to the next, then gift him a fresh pair with touchscreen compatibility and a silicone grip to make shoveling, yard work, and texting easier (and not to mention, warmer).
Cooking with Gordon Ramsay may sound too good to be true, but that’s why MasterClass exists. Give him a class or annual subscription and bring the world’s foremost experts in music, movies, art, cooking, and more right to him with video lessons and easy-to-follow workbooks.
Sleep Aid Device
His snoring may be what’s keeping you up at night, but it’s also an indicator that he may not be getting a full night’s rest. Ensure that he can start catching Zzz’s even earlier with this touch-sensitive device that teaches him how to fall asleep naturally in half the amount of time.
If He Appreciates the Great Outdoors
This portable campfire gives him more than three hours of burn time at the campsite without any prep work or cleanup. That means he can focus on what’s really important … like how many marshmallows he should roast.
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Urban Map Glass
He’ll toast to his favorite city — Chicago, Portland, and others — whenever he drinks from this etched whiskey glass.
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Perfect for Runners
Wireless Bluetooth Hat
Upgrade his go-to cable knit beanie to this tunes-playing beanie. Built-in sneakers stream music or calls from his phone via Bluetooth. Bonus: The speaker is removable, making this machine washable.
Personalized Men’s Wallet
This bifold wallet comes in black, brown, gray, or rustic. You can choose exactly how you’d like his name to be printed: monogrammed or written out.
Budget-Friendly Pick for Beer Lovers
Cooling Pint Glasses
He shouldn’t have to settle for a beer at room temperature. With this set of freezable beer glasses, he’ll be able to sip on a brewski precisely between 43°F and 53°F a.k.a. the perfect temperature.
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Even Better If He Travels Often
He can clip this tiny device to anything he loses regularly — his keys or wallet, for example — to help him track down his valuables on his smartphone when he inevitably loses them.
For the Guy Who Loves Showing Off His Beard
The Official Beard Bib
With this Shark Tank-approved bib, he can keep his beard looking trim without making a mess of your bathroom sink. That means it’s a gift for you, too.
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11-in-1 Credit Card Tool
Slim enough to slide right in his wallet, this multi-purpose tool is a bottle opener, screwdriver, saw, ruler, wrench, and more. It even comes stored in a faux leather sleeve to keep it nice and secure.
Best Paired with Gadgets
Monogrammed Leather Air Pods Case
Although you can’t ensure that he’ll never lose his Air Pods again, this custom case will at least help him make sure he doesn’t mix up his headphones with yours. The black, brown, or red leather case even comes with a clip, so he can attach it to keychain, backpack, or pocket.
A Funny Option for ‘The Office’ Fans
Clue: The Office Edition
Crack down on the shenanigans happening at Dunder Mifflin with this hilarious take on a classic board game. By the looks of it, Dwight, Pam, and Jim may be the ones to blame — or so, he’ll find out.
Hookey Ring Toss Game
He can hang this outdoor game in the backyard and the whole family will want to play all summer long. Come wintertime, he can move it indoors to keep the fun going.
Watch Club Gift Card
We get it: It’s hard to decide if he’s more of an Armani Exchange or Fossil guy. After signing up, he can tell Watch Gang the look he’s going for — leather, gold, diamonds, and so on — and let them take the guessing out of it. The end result? His new favorite accessory.
Novel Duffle Bag
Help him travel in style with this bag from Herschel Supply Co., which is just as functional as it is fashionable. There’s even a special compartment to store his smelly sneakers, in case he prefers to use it as a gym bag.
Hot Sauce Sampler Pack
Spice it up with an assortment of seven tongue-tingling hot sauces, from mild Garlic Herb to mouth-searing Ghost Pepper. You’ll probably see them on almost every gift guide for men we have, because they’re that good.
Indoor Skydiving Lesson
He can experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping from a plane. Cloud9 Living offers more than 30 worldwide locations to choose from, so he won’t have to travel far to fly either.
Upcycled Record Coasters
Good taste in music: check. Good taste in drinks: check. These coasters are made out of vinyl records released from the ’50s to the ’90s, a.k.a. the perfect gift for that guy.
‘Star Wars’ Poster Set
More library-friendly than his tacky movie posters, these prints feature the most iconic characters in Star Wars — Darth Vader, Yoda, R2-D2, and Chewbacca — on vintage dictionary pages.
New York Times Custom Football Book
The key to winning the next game of sports trivia? This hardcover book, which is packed with 70+ pages of the highlights and lowlights of his favorite NFL team’s history straight from the New York Times archives.
Morse Code Bracelet
Engrave a special message on this bracelet in Morse code that only you two will understand. Consider it your little (stylish) secret.
Magnetic Wristband for Holding Screws
Wrapped around his wrist or belt, gift your go-to handyman this magnetic strap that keeps screws, nails, bolts, and washers organized and accessible.
USB Charger Station
Now, he has no excuses to not pick up your calls. This compact docking station can charge six of his gadgets at once, so he never runs on empty.
Travel Laptop Backpack
With a padded interior for his laptop and plenty of additional storage space, this sleek backpack will become his go-to work and weekend carry-all.
Pizza Socks Box
These cheesy socks come in an actual pizza box for your pepperoni-loving pal. Or if you’re feeling extra generous, you can spring for a whole pie.
Self-Watering Pepper Planter
Perfect for the foodie in your life who also has a knack for all things spicy, they can stick this chili pepper plant on their windowsill and watch the seeds germinate in less than two weeks. The self-watering planter takes care of the hard work for him, so he can keep it alive even if he has a notorious black thumb.
Gallery of Five Puzzle
Upload your favorite (or funniest) family photos to make this personalized jigsaw puzzle. It’ll probably be the only puzzle he’s motivated to actually finish…
Rambler Lowball Cup
His nightcap will survive his next camping trip thanks to this insulated cup. He can also use it in the morning to guarantee a warm cup of coffee, even if it’s freezing outside.
If he loves going through old photos and talking about his family history, give him a DNA test so he can learn even more about his heritage.
BottleLoft Magnetic Strips for Beverage Bottles
Here’s another genius storage idea that clears up space in the fridge: these neodymium magnet strips are strong enough to hold a six pack of your favorite beverage bottles to the refrigerator roof.
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This is a gift that the whole family will enjoy: With six USB ports for iPhone and Android, it powers up phones at twice the speed of most car chargers, and comes with a five-foot extension cord so you can clip it onto the back seat of the car, too.
Caséta Dimmer Kit
With these smart plugs, he’ll be able to set the mood with dimmed lights at the touch of a button. He can even connect it with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Nest to schedule lights on a timer.
He’ll want to wear this monogrammed gift to any and every occasion. The socks come in a pack of five, which means he’ll be set for an entire work week.
ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide Device
Your sous chef will be ready to go with this smart cooking device. It’s also easy to control, which is a must when he’s slicing, dicing, and getting his hands dirty.
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Felt Laptop Sleeve
This laptop case is sleek and stylish, but durable enough to keep his prized possession safe. It also comes with two back pockets and a smaller zipper compartment to hold his cords, chargers, and other pocket-size gadgets.
Carhartt Men’s Odessa Cap
Swap out his dingy high school cap for this vintage-inspired option that looks more sophisticated without sacrificing comfort.
Charge 3 Activity Tracker Watch
$118.99 (21% off)
Fitbit’s best-selling swim-proof tracker offers even more insights about his heart rate, calorie burn, sleep, and more. It’s officially the year that he crushes his fitness goals, once and for all.
Multi-Function Bike Repair Kit
The ReCashmere Crew
Because everyone needs a sweater to wear to Grandma’s house. This cashmere option from Everlane is going to be his staple look all winter long.
QuietComfort Wireless Headphones
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones — and now they’re wireless! These ones won our roundup for best wireless headphones, had the top-ranked sound quality in the GH Institute’s test, and they were rated comfiest by our testers.
NASA Globe Logo Shirt
It won’t give him a degree in quantum physics, but he’ll sure feel cool in this vintage style tee.
Parma Forged Nonstick Cookware
Whether he’s an amateur or professional cook, he is going to love this tried-and-tested cookware set. These Italian-made nonstick pots and pans heat evenly, boil liquids quickly, and didn’t stain in our Lab tests.
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Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
If he can’t leave the house without making his morning coffee, he needs this easy-to-use french press to get the job done in four minutes flat.
Camping Art Print
Tide him over until his next hiking trip with a vibrant forest print. This piece measures 8 inches by 10 inches — perfect for an empty nook or a frame by his desk.
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You don’t have to know how to cook to whip up these flavor-packed recipes — you just have to love to eat. Maybe put a bookmark next to the Chicken Parm Burgers recipe as a hint on where to start.
The Necktie Travel Roll
No iron? No problem. This little travel case keeps his tie compact and wrinkle-free for all the out-of-town conferences and weddings.
The Cotton V-Neck Tee
This men’s T-shirt doesn’t look like anything fancy at first — but when he feels just how soft the cotton is, he’ll never want to take it off.