When it comes to gifts for men, we've all "been there, done that" - the shiny new toolbox, the cleats and jerseys that boast the team colors, the latest bats, balls, gloves and helmets. As birthdays roll around, favorite-flavored desserts aren't even a question. When it comes to the simple essentials, we've got our men covered. But what about last year's relatively new toolbox? What about the the ten plus jerseys that hang collecting dust in the spare closet? Not to mention the growing assortment of sports gear that makes the garage seem smaller and smaller every Christmas...
50 Thoughtful Gifts for MenThat He Will Appreciate and Cherish for Years to Come
It's of utmost importance to stay relevant and refreshing when it comes to the ones we love, and coming up with unique gifts for men can be a daunting process. The perfect gift not only showcases our creativity but more importantly affirms our love and affection for that special man in our life. Below you will find a compilation of 50 unique gift ideas that are sure to suit the individual interests and hobbies of every man.
From cool kitchen gadgets for the most experienced home chef, to customized trinkets for the world-class traveler, these great gift ideas are sure to suit his tastes. We've included fun tools for the whiskey connoisseur and fashionable businessman alike. Whether the man in your life prefers an introverted lifestyle of books and home improvement, or to advertise his inner superhero out in the community, you'll find a unique gift he is sure to love. So without further ado, here are the best gifts for men. You can rest assured he won't be disappointed by these top picks!
Clever Conversation Starter Cubes
Needing some entertainment on a quiet night? Table Topics is one of the greatest gifts for your boyfriend and you to get to know each other a little deeper. Still bored? Invite a group of friends over for drinks and hors d'oeuvres and enjoy this simple yet fun game. With Teen, Family, and Couples versions, there is something for everyone to enjoy, making this the perfect gift for any of the men in your life.
Soup and Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo
This convenient, durable tray hosts endless combinations for the avid foodie to enjoy. One of the list's most appealing gifts for older men, the Soup & Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo allows for variety without sacrificing convenience. When it comes to food, what's better than that?
City Map Glasswith Your City’s Distinct Grid
Gifts for dad on your list? If he enjoys his whiskey neat, this neat little glass will be sure to remind him of the good ol' days spent romping around his hometown. A custom item for only $14 makes this little glass one of the best cheap gift ideas for that special man in your life.
Fashionable Fossil Leather Strap Chronograph Watch
Fashionable yet simple, this watch by Fossil is among the top picks for most useful gifts for a brother. A classic essential to any man's wardrobe, this watch is sure to stand out. With its bright white face and sleek leather strap, this great gift idea will not go unnoticed (or unappreciated!)
Convenient Chrome Bottle Opener Fridge Magnet
Want to see one of the list's most popular gifts for guys? You're looking at it! This convenient fridge bottle opener is sure to satisfy the tastes of any man. A quick graze across this chrome magnet will get your husband or boyfriend one step closer to the ultimate satisfaction - a fresh, cold brew! This continues to be one of the most perfect gifts for older men.
Hugo Boss Socks and Hip Flask Set
What to get your boyfriend for his birthday doesn't have to be a stressful ordeal. The Boss socks and flask will have him feeling like a king in no time. This mens gift set will be sure to please the leading man in your life. After all, what man doesn't like being called "The Boss"?
Attractive Whiskey Stones and Rocks Glass Set
We all know that one whiskey aficionado who complains about his drink getting "watered down". Say no more! These attractive whiskey stones are among the top picks for cool gadgets for men. Just pop them into the freezer then into the included rocks glass. He'll be thanking you after just one sip!
Relaxing Paddywax Bergamot and Mahogany Scented Candle
Who ever said that candles weren't manly? Securing the spot as one of the most underrated gifts for your husband, the Paddywax Bergamot & Mahogany Scented Candle will be sure to delight and relax his senses and leave the two of you feeling ready to enjoy each other's company. An added bonus - it's all-natural and made right here in the USA. This cute find is also at the top of the list for favorite unisex gift ideas.
Burt’s Bees Men’s Set in Giftable Tin
Another all-natural winner, Burt's Bee's gift box for men is one of the greatest gifts for your husband or boyfriend. With five awesome products in one convenient package, this awesome indulgence will make him realize what he's been missing. A unique gift idea for that special someone indeed!
Funny Pac-Man Colour Changing Ghost Lamp
This funny unusual gift is sure to please the old-school gamer in your life. A lightweight color-changing lamp adds the perfect ambience to any den. Dim the lights and hook up your favorite party tunes with the included micro USB and watch Pac Man change colors to the beat of the music!
Useful Prynt Smartphone Printer in Mint
At the top of the list's tech gifts for men, the Prynt Smartphone Printer is sure to please any artistic man on-the-go. A photographer's dream, this useful present prints photos directly from the camera roll anytime, anywhere. This creative gift for men doubles as a top pick for unisex gift ideas. Get yourself one too while you're at it!
Damn Handsome Beard Grooming Kit
This cute and funny gift box for men is sure to please those of the furry variety. The Damn Handsome Beard Grooming Kit is a good gift for a man who appreciates his own assets. The only things required? $34, a shipping address, and a beard of course!
Black Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera
Further on our list of useful gifts for the creative man, the Fujifilm Mini Instant Film Camera is small enough to fit in a pocket yet delivers big results. With its own Selife Mirror, timer and Hi-Key Bright Mode, this little camera prevents over-exposed faces and even includes a tripod mount. This one takes the top spot of most liked gifts for a brother.
Laundry Punch Bag for Guys
No, it doesn't just say "Laundry" on the front to spite you. The Laundry Punch Bag actually holds dirty clothes and doubles as a punching bag for that special man in your life. Give him an incentive to put the laundry where it truly belongs with one of the list's favorite fun gifts. It's a win-win!
Kentucky Bourbon Infused Arabica Coffee
Bourbon and coffee? In the same mug? Although it sounds too good to be true, this yummy concoction is the real deal and takes the cake as one of the most popular gifts for guys. The perfect complement to any favorite meal, 100% Arabica beans provide the ideal finish your man has been craving.
Cool Game of Thrones Stark Power Bank
We all know what men really want...literally anything with Game of Thrones engraved on it! This Game of Thrones Stark Power Bank takes one of the top spots for cool stuff for guys. This small gift idea is perfect for the dragon-loving, White Walker-despising man in your life. After all, winter is coming!
Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit
What man doesn't like a good clean shave? The Gentleman Jon mens gift set is sure to please men of all beards and sizes (or lack thereof!). With the promise of less razor burn and an aftershave that delivers a refreshing scent and a soothing, clean feel, he won't be disappointed, and neither will his skin.
Original Stormtrooper Mini Bluetooth Speaker
This unusual gift is perfect to please even the most devoted Star Wars fans. Use the Original Stormtrooper Mini Bluetooth Speaker as a way to listen to your favorite theme song, or as an extension of your cell phone. With a battery life of up to 4 hours and a wrist lanyard, the man in your life can take a little bit of his childhood with him wherever he goes.
Native Union Premium iPhone Charging Doc
Another top pick for tech gifts for men, the Native Union iPhone Doc is a useful addition to any Apple user's collection. Now he can charge his iPhone or iPad while viewing the screen upright and can rest assured he won't be missing any calls, texts, or emails in the foreseeable future.
Around the World Spicy Nut Collection
A love for food and love for travel go hand in hand. Have the best of both worlds with the Around the World Spicy Nut Collection. Not for the faint of heart! These spicy nuts host a variety of flavors from Caribbean jerk, coconut curry Thai and Mexican spiced cocoa to Moroccan harissa lime and African piri piri. This gift for men will be perfect for your favorite spice-loving foodie.
Luckies Scratch Map Poster for the Adventurer
Among the list's best cheap gift ideas for the energetic adventurer in your life, Luckies Scratch Map Poster is sure to please even the most accomplished traveler. This neutral-colored poster will match with any decor. Now he can record all his explorations and leave no stone unturned with just a few simple scratches!
Wireless Immerse Plus Virtual Reality Headset
Looking for cool gadgets for men to bring out his inner child? The kid within will be sure to make an appearance with the Immerse Plus Virtual Reality Headset. With tons of free downloadable apps and 3D videos, "boredom" will no longer be in his vocabulary.
West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit
Topping the list of favorite fun gifts, the West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit is destined to satisfy even the most particular craft beer enthusiast. With Summit and Cascade hops harvested from Washington's own Yakima Valley, the depth of flavor of this robust IPA will delight him with every grateful sip. Allow him to make something he and his tastebuds will be truly proud of, and he will thank you for years to come.
Gift Republic Water Bottle for Outdoor Lovers
Having trouble deciding on gifts for your boyfriend he will actually use? The Gift Republic Water Bottle is a simple, modern tool he will be more than happy to utilize. Whether outdoors in the heat, on the go, or in the gym, this sleek water bottle will keep his beverage cold and his body hydrated so he can get things done the right way.
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank to Dazzle Guests
Know a man who loves firing up a grill? The Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank is among the most perfect personalized gifts for him that will be sure to fill even the most stoic home chef with excitement and delight. Preparing food on this Himalayan salt block gives all cuisine distinctly more flavor than a traditional pan. Now dad can whip up anything from succulent steak to savory sushi with this one-of-a-kind gift!
Classy Ted Baker Leather Billfold Coin Wallet
When browsing gifts for dad, be sure to get him something he actually needs. This Leather Billfold Coin Wallet is the perfect classy accessory for the stockbroker and baseball coach alike. With separate compartments for bills, cards, and coins, you'll be sure to cater to his monetary needs with this stylish essential.
Kabob Grilling Baskets for Perfectly Cooked Kabobs
What's better than meat, peppers and onions seasoned to perfection over a toasty campfire? Allow the special man in your life to indulge more often with this awesome gift idea for both meat and veggie lovers. These steel wire kabob grilling baskets come in a set of 4 for only $16.99 - a cheap, creative gift he will use time and time again.
Glowing Blue Cocktails Neon Light
Another top pick for cool gadgets for guys, Talking Tables Cocktails Light will add the ideal atmosphere to any home bar. This bright light helps set the mood for an entertaining evening. Simply plug it in and watch the glowing blue letters put the "art" in party!
Rustic Wood iPhone Docking Station
Even the most rustic technophobe will have a hard time passing up this useful gift. With two built-in notches for keys and a watch in addition to a wallet tray, this wooden iPhone docking station helps to keep him organized. Available in gray, ebony, espresso, and red mahogany, there is something for every man with this eye-catching gift.
Levi’s Leather Wallet In Brown
When it comes to simplicity and style, Levi's Leather Wallet is the ideal gift for men. From casually clad to sharp and sophisticated, this 100% real handmade leather wallet is certain to match any outfit, giving the special man in your life another way to look and feel his absolute best.
Safety Razor with 5 Blades and Carry Case
The days of cheap, disposable razors that fail to perform are over. The Vikings Blade Chieftain Razor is the ideal gift for men who need the most bang for the buck. At a mere 10 cents per refill, you can't go wrong with this high-quality necessity.
Make Your Own Chocolate Pizza
Chocolate plus pizza equals pure bliss. Give that special man in your life exactly what he's been craving with the Gourmet Chocolate Pizza gift box. With the finest Belgian milk chocolate for a do-it-yourself dessert, both his pride and tastebuds will be elated.
Legendary Bob Marley Vinyl Album Record
Legendary music icon Bob Marley is sure to soothe anyone's soul. Transport him to a day of relaxation on a warm sandy beach with Bob Marley's Greatest Hits Vinyl, and watch as the sounds of roots in reggae shower him in peace and happiness.
New York Times Custom Birthday Book
One of the best personalized gifts for him, the New York Times Custom Birthday Book is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime present he will cherish forever. Showcase his life in pictures and fill his heart with joy with this creative, thoughtful booklet. He will be smiling ear-to-ear!
Manly Stag Kitchen Utensil Pot
Sick of looking at a messy assortment of kitchen utensils? This gift for men is something you can both enjoy! The Stag Kitchen Utensil Pot is a better, more manly way to display a myriad of kitchen accessories. He is sure to appreciate this classy gift!
Ticket Stub Diary to Preserve Your Memories
A good gift for the avid music fanatic in your life, the Ticket Stub Diary lets him hold on to each memory from the best moments of his life. With 118 ticket sleeves, he won't be running out of space any time soon!
Cotton Batman Cape Towel
Even the most responsible adults need time to let loose and embrace their inner child. With the Batman Cape and Towel, you can turn dad into everyone's favorite superhero - that is, until your son gets his hands on it! 100% cotton allows for a super speedy dry so he can get back to the action A.S.A.P.
Solid and Elegant Wood Pistachio Server
Ah, everyone's favorite nut (and we're not talking about your husband!). With the Pistachio Pedestal, he can have the convenience of his favorite snack and a place for the shells all in one spot. This attractive nutty centerpiece is the best gift for men with a taste for salt and a love for all things classy.
Pick Punch to Create Custom Guitar Picks
An all-time favorite when it comes to cool stuff for guys, the Pick Punch is an excellent gift for your rockstar. Just slide a card into the puncher, crunch it down, and voila! A totally customized guitar pick that he will use so much, he'll be crunching again in no time.
ASOS Gift Set With Watch and Bracelet
Think chic and stylish with this gift idea. An awesome choice for the fashion savvy entrepreneur, this ASOS Watch and Bracelet Set is sure to match any style and outfit. Help him appreciate his own trendiness with these elegant essentials.
Lightweight Steel Gardener’s Tool Seat
Who ever said gardening is for the girls? Now dad can easily enjoy tending his tomatoes and onions with the Gardener's Tool Seat. A comfy way to get the job done, this gift for men comes with pockets for all his handy tools and a nice spot to rest his weary tail.
Reusable Himalayan Salt Tequila Glass Set
Tequila, lime, and salt - sounds like party time! These salty little shot glasses are the answer to all tequila-lovers' dreams. Made from the finest pink Himalayan sea salt, these pretty jiggers nix the need to make a salty mess. Drink up!
Steampunk Style Laser-cut Mechanical Light Switch
An excellent gift for the lover of all things old-fashioned! This mechanical light switch adds a classical atmosphere to any well-furnished room. With Victorian-style engravings etched in plywood, this unique decoration will surely stand out.
Custom Laser-etched Lake Art Cribbage Board
Reminiscing about summers gone by will be a frequent occurrence with the Custom Lake Art Cribbage Board. A laser-etched map of his most-loved lake makes for excellent game-playing grounds. This gift will be near and dear to his heart.
Hand-carved Shisham Wood Figure Eye Glasses Holder
Perhaps the funniest gift of 2018, this hand-carved Eye Glasses Holder will be the envy of all your spectacle-wearing guests! With this quirky sculpture, dad will no longer be frantically searching for his cheaters.
The Big Trip Adventure Travel Book
Does your husband dream of embarking on a series of adventures all over the world? Look no further! The Big Trip by Lonely Planet is every man's guide to doing just that. This book works out all the details so he doesn't have to.
My Life Story Journal to Record Your Wisdom
This small gift idea is a great match for your favorite writer. With prompts to get him going, the My Life Story Journal divides his legacy into nine sections each with its own unique heading. This one is sure to get the creative juices flowing!
Bad Dog Pint Glasses
Man's best friend tends to have selective hearing. This set of Bad Dog Tumblers is one of the list's funniest, most popular useful gifts for men. He will be sure to love the comical pooch that reminds him oh so much of his own four-legged friend.
Personalized Leather Bracelet for Mens
A personalized gift is a most cherished gift. With custom wrist sizes and a variety of colors, this handmade leather bracelet contains a unique message written for him by you. This one is sure to win his heart.
Personalized Premium Leather Toiletry Bag
Every man needs a place to store his favorite accessories. Help him get organized with this personalized toiletry bag. Handmade in the USA from premium grade leather, this classy little bag will have him feeling grateful.
Find the Perfect Gift for Your List with These 50 Unique Gifts for Men
We know there's a birthday just around the corner. And with warm summer months rapidly approaching, "Out with the old, in with the new!" as they always say. Now there's no need to stress about a unique, creative gift he will appreciate and cherish for years to come. With so many personalized gifts for guys to choose from, there's something for everyone on your list. So skip the caps and sportswear this year, and get him a gift that will show just how much he is loved and adored - he will thank you for it!