Stumped on what gift to buy a husband, father, brother, coworker, or friend? If this sounds like you, know you’re not alone. Sometimes the hardest people to shop for are the ones you know the best. Why do we always make the easiest task seem so difficult?
Here’s the deal:
Gift giving is an artful craft, and not an easy one at that. Gift giving has the ability to strengthen relationships, which, while amazing, can add an extra layer of pressure when selecting the perfect gift for a loved one.
Still, stuck? While, we're here to help.
Now for the hard part, where to begin? The numer of products on the market can seem a bit overwhelming, and we know time is money, so we did the hard part for you. Our team of researchers did a deep dive into the best gift options for men, researching products, reading reviews, and even testing a few ourselves!
Below you will find our list of the best gifts for men. Trust us, this list will definitely help you in your quest for the epic gift that will bring a smile to that special guy in your life, no matter what the occasion.
Incredibly versatile, can be used anywhere, solidly built, black carbon steel looks bad-ass, razor sharp blade, and very durable pliers.
Heavier than most multi-tools, and the smaller tools are tough to get at.
The Gerber Black Diesel multitool comes in black with an overall length of 6.61" and weighs 8.6 oz. Gerber also offers a lifetime warranty on this tool.
If you're looking for a multi-tool that makes your life easier, this is the one for you. First off, it comes with 12 different tools, including: durable, razor sharp knife blade, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, cross point screwdriver, file, scissors, saw, can opener, bottle opener, and multiple screwdrivers. It's ideal for use at home, on the job site, or even while camping.
The Gerber Diesel feels solid and is well-designed to handle regular use. The knives hold their edge well and the pliers are durable (though some users have complained of wiggle after regular use). The pliers pop out with the flick of your wrist, and you'll love the one-handed operation of the blade. All in all, it doesn't get more user-friendly than this.
$70 is a pretty high price to pay for 12 tools. However, it's a durable knife that makes your life easier, so it's worth considering if you can't bring yourself to buy a Leatherman.
We love that these socks are machine washable. Oh, and the low price tag is pretty enticing as well.
Some reviewers report they run small.
These fashion socks are made of 80% Cotton, 15% Nylon, 5% Spandex and come in a variety of fun, funky, designs. This gift is perfect for the fashion lover in your life who likes to stand out. Socks can be an easy way to brighten any outfit, and the man in your life will appreciate these cool fashion statements for his feet.
You'll pay $23.99 for a pack of 12. At $2 a pair, this gift is one of the best values on our list.
Packed with an extensive range of health and wellness monitoring/tracking features, user-friendly design, lightweight and comfortable, accurate, and easy to use interface.
The Garmin Connect app can be glitchy, particularly the GPS tracking.
This is first and foremost a watch, with workout and wellness features integrated. It is built with all the durability of a classic sports watch--with a slightly larger design--but comes with everything you need in a tracker. Definitely one of the best devices of its kind!
The features included in this bad boy are very extensive: pedometer, calorie counter, GPS tracking, activity time, run/cycle pace, distance monitor, highly-functional timer, heart rate monitor, and more. The watch will track your overall exercise progress and alert you if you've reached personal records (for time, distance, pace, etc.).
Garmin Connect makes it easy to upload your data to your computer or smartphone, allowing you to plan your training and track your routes. The watch comes with "real-time coaching" that keeps you running at the right pace to reach your goals. It's designed to auto-sync with your smartphone as soon as it's in range. With vibrating and audible alerts, it's the perfect activity watch for every workout.
At just under $250, this is one of the pricier models around. However, considering everything it has to offer, it's worth the cost. You will spend a pretty penny, but the versatility, accuracy, and durability of this watch is a solid investment.
This wallet goes with just about anything. The Ingram by Fossil is truly a timeless wallet that fits any style.
If you don't need a lot of extra space this wallet feels bulky.
This wallet is made with real leather that is so soft you'll want to show it off. Even if you're pretty rough on your wallets, this one should last you years. One guy had his Fossil wallet for 15 years before he needed a replacment! Now that's what we're talking about! This is a classic trifold wallet that holds a lot without looking clunky. Nobody wants a clunky wallet.
Very reasonably priced for what you're getting, a gift we would highly recommend.
Dishwasher safe; made from a lead free, high quality crystal; and rolled rim on decanter creates an easy and clean pour.
A few people reported receiving the wrong order from the vendor.
The perfect gift for the whiskey or spirits drinker in your life. This elegant decanter set is made from high quality crystal, giving it an elevated and sophisticated look. The glasses feel solid and weighty. In addition to being functional, these can also serve as a decorative piece for a bar cart or china cabinet. The recipient of this decanter set will be ready to serve an old fashioned as soon as they open this gift (which is never a bad thing, right?).
Snag this fabulous gift for him for right around $99, which seems like a small price to pay for such a timeless, well-constructed decanter set.
Powerbeats3 were made for the gymrat. They're super lightweight, sweatproof, and won't fall out of your ears. Additionally, the Powerbeats3 in-ear headphones are designed with flexible, adjustable earclips to secure to your ear. On top of that, they're sweat and water resistant and provide 6-hour playback!
Some consumers reported some difficulty syncing the earphones.
What can you say about Powerbeats2? Oh, that's right...they're designed by Dr. Dre, who knows more about sound quality and bass than the other guys. So it's no surprise that these headphones provide exceptional sound quality that far exceeds the competition. These earphones have a respectable battery life of 6 hours. Not too shabby! Powerbeats 3 were designed to be super lightweight. Most people almost forget they're wearing them.
While not cheap, this is a gift any man in your life would love to receive. And in our eyes, that is a great value.
Large enough to carry a laptop; high quality, constructed from well-made materials; and neutral design.
Some people have experienced broken buckles after use, and no padding inside (which isn't great if used exclusively for a laptop).
This stylish messenger bag is the perfect gift for any man in your life! If you love to give gifts that have dual functions, this bag definitely fits the bill as it can be carried to the office for for a more casual occasion or event. In fact, it can be used for work, school, as a travel bag, or as an everyday bag. With large dimensions of 15.1"L x 4.3"W x 12.2”H, this bag can carry all of the essentials. It can easily fit a laptop, tablet, water bottle, and paper work, making it very versatile for the recipient.
At $49.99, this messenger bag seems like a no-brainer if you’re in search of a perfect gift for the busy man in your life, whether it be a spouse, groomsman, father, or brother!
Refund offered if you don't love it, packaging makes for consistently fresh pods, and expect strong, powerful coffee every single time.
Unfortunately, all of those pros come at a price. This coffee is pretty expensive.
Not only are these Death Wish Coffee K-Cups expertly marketed, they're fully recyclable, making them good for the planet too. They're also certified USDA organic from fair trade coffee farms. That makes a big difference for some people.
If you're not someone who cares too much about recyclable K-cups and the like, you'll probably be swayed by the way these taste. Each cup is deliciously rich and full of flavor, though there is a little bitterness. That's likely due to the use of Robusta beans rather than Arabica, but that's also where the jolt comes from.
Now, these are packaged a little differently - and the result appears to be fresher, more consistent coffee. But all of this combined means these are some of the most expensive k-cups you're going to get. (You'll get them anyway.)
Easy to assemble, lightweight yet durable, and visually appealing.
Some have reported that the product doesn’t look the same in person as in photos.
This docking station is perfect for any man to place on his nightstand or desk. It holds a ton for its compact size, but most notably a phone charger, watch, loose change, and any other miscellaneous items you need a place to store. It can be folded up into a smaller size, making it easy to grab and take on the go when traveling. When assembled, this docking station is 9x8.7x6.5”, a substantial yet not overbearing size. It can prop iPhones for video streaming or FaceTiming. What’s not to love? This would be the perfect gift for any occasion!
High speed performance; possesses many features of a computer but in a compact size; and comes in a variety of options for different data and colors.
The 9.7 inch model doesn’t support the apple keyboard.
The iPad is a guaranteed way to please the tech-saavy man in your life. Comparable to many computers, the iPad is a staple for any Apple lover. The iPad has nearly unlimited capabilities, but to scratch the surface on some of its awesome features: you can play games, browse the internet, download your favorite apps, and connect with family and friends with the click of a button. At 9.7 inches, it’s the perfect size and would make a great gift for any occasion.
Starting at $329, it is definitely affordable, at least by Apple standards.
Includes a 12-month hardware warranty; compact, easy to take on the go; and gives users the ability to play anywhere.
The battery life can be short and it can be too large to fit in pants pockets when used on the go.
The Nintendo Switch is perfect for the gamer in your life! The Switch is bound to be a hit, with the ability to be played at home and on the go. Coming with an non-traditional controller, a “joy-con”, it can be split into two, making it easier than ever to play games with multi-players. It’ll be a hit for men who have a big circle of friends or family, and the fun will be instant once this gift is received.
At $299, this product is not cheap. However, it's not a terrible price to pay for a Nintendo gaming device that can be played pretty much anywhere.
We think this cologne works year-round, anytime you’re looking to impress. This highly intoxicating scent strikes the perfect balance between soft and sweet while still giving off a distinctly masculine fragrance.
None that we can find.
This is a versatile scent that comes in layers. Cardamom (spicy) to start. Bergamot (sweet) comes next. And lavender (soft, relaxing) rounds it out.
Wear this whenever, wherever.
Considering how well-received this cologne is (it’s a Nordstrom top seller), this price is an absolute steal.
This pomade works great on most hair and hairstyles and is a flexible alternative to gel. It washes easily, smells delicious and has a long shelf life.
It can be a little sticky for some users (we suggest a little more heat to make it pliable before application). There are few, if any, other negatives.
This is a straight-up medium hold, that’s super easy to restyle later in the day.
There aren’t any synthetic ingredients here. You will find sage inside, which is great for reducing the thinning and isn’t bad at stopping the gray from approaching. There’s also ginseng, which is awesome for strengthening and protecting your hair as well as removing dandruff.
Expect a natural sheen when applied to dry hair. If you add a little water to the process, you can expect a higher shine.
This is quite a silky-feeling pomade with a subtle, refreshing scent (that women always fall for) – and the aroma comes from natural extracts.
When you apply this to wet hair, it works in easily, but you should expect a softer hold than you would get when applying it to dry hair. It doesn’t become stiff; you'll get some ability to restyle, but not enough to reshape your hair after wearing a hat for half the day.
The base is water.
Most men find this exceptionally easy to wash out compared to other styling products. It’s not, however, as easy to rinse it out without shampoo as other water-based pomades may be. That said, one wash and you won’t have any left in your hair.
Each little tub carries 3 ounces of product, and will cost in the $10 range on Amazon. (Yes, it’s available with Prime). There’s a 2-pack (for a total of 6 ounces) which sometimes sells for slightly less than a single container. Either way, it’s a little more than $3/ounce which places this on the far lower end of the average price for a pomade.
Includes a manual on how to use each product and formulated using a unscented and gentle formula.
Some reviewers have reported their scissors develop blade rust and some experienced the package arriving with exploded, messy products.
This awesome beard grooming kit is the perfect unexpected gift! It includes everything needed to maintain a good looking beard: scissors, a brush, a comb, an oil leave-in conditioner, and a balm butter wax specifically for beards. Created with only the highest quality materials, each product in the kit helps style and shape a well-groomed beard. If you're searching for the perfect gift for a man with a beard or who wants to grow an awesome beard, this kit will make his day.
At just $30 for all of the products mentioned above, this will make the perfect gift for that bearded man in your life.
Water and shock proof; compact, fits in the glove compartment of most vehicles; and high quality, useful tools in case of an emergency.
The flash light does not include batteries and some people didn’t expect it to be as compact as it is.
This emergency survival kit may be small, but don’t let thar fool you - it packs a big punch. With 13 tools included, it’s like buying 13 gifts in 1. The kit includes a shock and waterproof case, wire saw, compass, survival bracelet, tactical military knife, emergency thermal blanket, whistle, mini keychain light, saber card, multi-function scraper, fire starter, emergency tungsten steel pen, and, lastly, a torch flashlight. With all of those handy gadgets included, this practically pays for itself. This makes the perfect gift for any man who likes gadgets, tools, and most importantly - being prepared for anything.
At $40, this survival kit is a steal! With 13 items included, you’re definitely getting the best bang for your buck.
We have so much to say about this underwear pick. In short, they’re lightweight, super soft, and all-around comfortable. It really feels like you've got nothing on, yet the support is solid. A perfect combination and we love wearing them.
The only downside we have is that they are a little pricey. But, if you can close your eyes as you're pushing the buy button you will love everything about them.
Super soft and breathable material makes this underwear a great rival to ExOfficio. However, because these are so thin (that’s what gives you the barely-there-ness), they do have a tendency to break down a lot quicker. So buyer beware.
There’s a kangaroo pouch built into this underwear to ensure that you’re not being compressed and constricted from every angle.
If you are looking for a soft and almost-naked-feeling comfort, then this underwear will be perfect for you.
If you’re willing to take special care of this underwear—or if you don’t care about shelling out money more regularly to replace these—then the price tag may be worth it.
Solid, reliable Braun razor perfect for daily use; a highly-maneuverable, easily cleaned and gets the job done.
Replacing damaged, faulty, or broken Braun razor heads or cleaning cartridges is pricey.
The Braun Series 7 Shaver head has been redesigned for newer models, with larger holes and a more efficient center cutting strip that gives you a very close shave. This Braun product generates less heat than competing models, meaning less friction and lower risk of shave burn. It shaves quickly, and is particularly efficient on the hard-to-reach spots (beneath the chin or behind the jaw). With this Braun model, you only have to do one or two passes for a close shave, and there is very little risk of irritation, white bumps, or ingrown hairs. You can only use it for dry shaving, but it delivers the best dry shave.
Note: The newer Braun Series 9 models do deliver a better, smoother shave, but the Series 7 models are better-built and longer-lasting. The replacement heads on the Series 7 are also cheaper, making it the better mix of great value and performance.
It's not the quietest Braun model, but the cleaning process is highly user-friendly. The Braun shavor feels solid in your hands, and it's comfortable to grip. The Braun Pulsonic technology turns the power up or down depending on the area you are shaving. It adjusts the power to slice through coarse or thick patches of hair. With 10,000 microvibrations per minute, it slices through your beard or stubble with ruthless efficiency. Its battery life is standard--roughly 50 minutes per charge.
The cleaning station flushes hair and skin cells efficiently (though it takes about five minutes), using an alcohol-based solution that leaves the Braun shaver smelling "lemony fresh". The cleaning station lasts longer than other models. Manual cleaning is a bit more difficult. It has a few "gimmicky" features (such as the LCD bars indicating "sterilization level" or the fast clean option).
At $140, this Braun is one of the pricier models on our shortlist. However, despite the price tag, it's a shaver that delivers quality, reliability, and durability. This Braun worth the investment, and will work well for years to come.