The 55 Best Gifts for Men (There, We Did Your Shopping For You)

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Grandpas, boyfriends, nephews, husbands, brothers, friends—there are a lot of guys in your life to shop for...and all of them have different interests and tastes. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of the absolute best gifts for men whether they’re interested in bird watching, skincare, classic literature, working out or testing new recipes at home.

So it doesn't matter if you're searching for the perfect Valentine's Day present or shopping for his birthday or your anniversary, these crowd-pleasers (like this cozy cashmere knit under $80, cool foam roller water bottle and fun board game for two) are guaranteed to please.

So, without further ado, here are the best possible gifts to give all the guys in your life for any special occasion.

The Top 5 Gifts for Men at a Glance

1. Vuori Ponto Performance Pants

Best Overall

More than 4,000 reviewers will tell you that these pants are addictively cozy and versatile, which makes them one of the best gifts on this list. Especially since he'll get the most use out of them. "[They're] so comfy and [they don't] shrink in the wash! My husband wears [them] every day after work and to the gym," one Vuori shopper shares.

Size range: XS to XXL

2. Masterclass Subscription

Best Last-Minute Gift

If he's a jack of all trades, he'll be excited about this online platform that will provide him with access to more than a hundred virtual classes and sessions led by industry professionals in various fields, from songwriting to gardening.

3. Theragun Prime

Best Gadget Gift

Upgrade their recovery efforts with Theragun’s muscle massager. Its percussive movements get deep into the muscles to ease tightness and discomfort, all with the help of a super-quiet, rechargeable battery. It also has multiple speed ranges and head attachments for a totally customizable massage. Fingers crossed they’ll be so grateful, they’ll let you take it for a spin yourself.

4. Naadam Cashmere Sweater

For the Guy Who Prioritizes Coziness

We’re willing to bet there isn’t a single person on your list that wouldn’t appreciate a cozy new cashmere sweater. We’re also willing to bet your bank account will appreciate you paying $75 for Naadam’s high-quality cashmere crew, which would cost $150 or more at most retailers.

Size range: XXS to XXL

5. Thermapen One Instant-Read Thermometer

For the Guy Learning How to Cook

They’ll never have to play the “is this steak done?” guessing game again, thanks to this easy-to-use meat thermometer. This is particularly handy for guys who are just getting into cooking or who are utilizing ovens with unreliable temperature settings.

6. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

For the Guy Who Likes to Debate Paper vs. Film

This best-selling novel about five assassins stuck together on a high-speed train traveling from Tokyo to Morioka just got the Hollywood treatment; its silver screen adaptation (starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Sandra Bullock, Brian Tyree Henry and Bad Bunny) hit theaters in August 2022. Pick him up a hard copy so he can compare the two mediums and engage in his favorite pastime of debating which was better, book or movie?

7. ButcherBox Subscription

Best Food Gift

Support his grilling obsession by gifting him a ButcherBox subscription this Valentine's Day. He'll receive a box in the mail containing pork, chicken and steak from top-tier partners worldwide every month, giving him an excuse to get the grill up and running.

8. Our Place Perfect Pot

For the At-Home Chef

This three-piece pot (plus a beechwood spoon) is designed to replace a traditional seven-piece cooking set for under $200. It's a warhorse: it replaces a stockpot, Dutch oven, saucepot, roasting rack, steamer, strainer and braiser. And though it won’t replace every cooking tool in their kitchen (for example, PureWow’s food editor rotates between this handy non-stick and a cast iron pot), the perfect pot is definitely a great present, if only for the sheer ease of use and storage, plus a simplified clean-up process. (And it coordinates with the handy Always Pan that they already love.)

9. Mobot Big Bertha Water Bottle

For the Gym Rat

We’re obsessed with this two-in-one gym necessity that will not only keep him hydrated but can also be used as a foam roller. And it's practically crushproof, approved for use with up to 350 pounds of pressure.

10. Away Everywhere Bag

For the Guy Who’s Always On the Go

This handy canvas carryall is the perfect size for weekend getaways, whether they’ve got plans to hike with friends, hang on a romantic beach with their partner or lead meetings during an important business trip.

11. Juniper Books Kurt Vonnegut Set

For the Bookworm

It can be tricky to gift a book to an avid reader. (Because what if they already bought A Slow Fire Burning for themselves?) But giving your cousin a collector’s edition of their all-time favorites is bound to make them smile. Juniper Books has a variety of author sets to choose from, as well as multiple cover designs. You can even make a custom book cover with his name or a clever message.

12. UncommonGoods Personalized Dog Blueprints

For Man’s Best Friend’s Best Friend

He already knows his pet is made of sugar and spice and everything nice (with a hefty helping of treats), but it doesn’t hurt to hang a custom reminder on the wall for all to see. This custom print lets you add in all those unique details that make his pup truly special.

13. Yeti Roadie Cooler

For the Tailgate Fan

If you really want to splurge, combine this cooler with a set of insulated drinkware so they can enjoy drinks on the go that will stay hot or cold for as long as they need.

14. The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart

For the True Crime Aficionado

Perhaps he already knows and loves the true-crime podcast Morbid, but even if he doesn’t, he will definitely love this new novel by the show’s co-host Alaina Urquhart. It follows a cat-and-mouse hunt between a notorious serial killer and a forensic pathologist in the Louisiana bayou, and we’re willing to bet he won’t be able to put it down.

15. JK Adams Baking Board

For the Guy Who Loves Baking

If he’s particularly fond of making pastry and other doughy goods, the measurements on this board will make the rolling out process that much easier. Plus, when he flips it over, he’s got a sturdy cutting board perfect for chopping all his delicious fillings. (Just don’t forget to remind him how much you love apple pie…)

16. Brightland Alive Olive Oil

For Cooks of Any Level

You can never go wrong with a good bottle of olive oil (or balsamic vinegar), and this one is carefully crafted with olives milled in California then pressed within 90 minutes of being harvested. You could also include a spout or vinegar with this bottle to really impress.

17. The Dad Lab: 50 Awesome Science Projects For Parents And Kids By Sergei Urban

For the Science-Obsessed Dad

This is really a gift for both him and his kids and is jam-packed with tons of fun experiments they can work on together using things they find around the house. There is no official age range mentioned, but there are definitely activities that are easy and safe enough for kids as young as four (with adult supervision, of course).

18. Silensys E7 Headphones

For the Guy Working from Home

Whether they’re fans of books on tape or just want some peace and quiet while working, a pair of noise-canceling headphones will help block out excess noise on even the busiest city block. You can snag an additional ten percent off your purchase when you apply the coupon.

19. Great American Road Trips, Scenic Drives: Discover Insider Tips, Must-See Stops, Nearby Attractions And More

For the Man Who Loves a Good Car Adventure

Even if he thinks he’s explored every nook and cranny of America, we guarantee he’ll find something new to learn, see or do in this extensive activity book overviewing 45 trips from Reader's Digest.

20. Garmin Inreach Satellite Communicator

For the Mountain Explorer

Consider this a gift for both your adventurous mountaineer as well as all his loved ones. The super-lightweight device allows the user to text or email from anywhere in the world (including on the side of a mountain in Nepal with zero cell service) and it can provide GPS information in case of an emergency.

21. Veldskoen Heritage Shoes

Best for Your Fashionable Friend

These stylish chukka boots are handcrafted sustainably and responsibly in South Africa, so he can look good while you feel good about your purchase. Plus, the leather conforms to his feet over time, meaning they’ll only get more and more comfortable as time goes on.

Size range: 3 to 15

22. The Crafter’s Box Workshop

For the Man Who Likes to Work with His Hands

As recommended by one of the most artistically inclined PureWow editors, this monthly virtual artist workshop sends you all the materials you need ahead of time then guides you through each project step by step. There’s abstract oil painting, basket weaving, leather work and a variety of other crafty endeavors. You can also purchase a one-off class if you know he has a specific skill in mind.

23. Sushi Go! Card Game

For the Guy Who Loves Game Night

Meant for two to five people, players must pull various sushi treats off the conveyor belt (aka, passing of cards) to build a high-scoring meal that’s as adorable as it is delicious. Be warned, you might find yourself craving a spicy tuna roll post-win. Also, don't forget to apply the coupon for an additional $1 off.

24. Flavor by Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Bigger, Bolder BBQ and Grilling by Derek Wolf

For the Weekend BBQ Master

Help your guy take his barbeque recipes to the next level with this cookbook by social media chef Derek Wolf. It dives deep into the nuances of blending salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami flavors with recipes broken down by protein type. (Be sure to bookmark which recipes excite you most to perhaps inspire a thank you dinner.)

25. New Balance Impact Run Water Defy Jacket

For the Runner

Whether he’s been running for years or just started hitting the streets, this water-resistant, lightweight jacket will keep him dry and comfortable no matter the weather. It also has built-in reflective panels to make him more visible when it gets dark. And, for an eco-friendly bonus, the Defy Jacket meets New Balance’s green leaf standard, which means more than 50 percent of the materials used were sourced in an environmentally friendly manner.

Size range: XS to 2XL

26. Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

For the Commuter

Help him keep all his cords—for his laptop, tablet, phone, GPS watch, headphones and who knows what else—organized and easy to grab with this handy roll-up case. It’s made of super-soft leather and can even be embossed with his initials for a personalized touch. There’s also a larger size available if the smaller one doesn’t suffice.

27. Stance Boxer Briefs

For Your Boyfriend

These ultra-soft undies are bound to become his new absolute favorite—all because of the comfort factor and the wide selection of fun prints and patterns.

Size range: S to XXL

28. Disco Basics Set

For the Skincare Newbie

This all-natural, vegan skincare line was designed specifically for men who want to start taking better care of their skin but have no idea where to start. There are multiple kits to choose from, although you could always purchase one-off products. However, this set of face cleanser, body wash, deodorant and face moisturizer is all he needs.

29. Vegamour Gro+ Advanced Foundation Kit

For the Man with Enviable Hair

This shampoo, conditioner and weekly scalp clarifying serum is the quickest way to counteract stress-induced hair loss, using clean-smelling eucalyptus, lemon verbena and hyacinth extracts.

30. Keith Haring Chess Set

For the Modern Art Fan

Who doesn’t love art that you can touch? This portable chess set features pieces adapted from Keith Haring’s best-known and loved works. The set is made of real wood (in France, no less) and comes with an equally chic fabric bag to hold the pieces when not in use.

31. UncommonGoods Growlight Frame Shelf

For Growing Fresh Herbs All Year Round

Excellent for city-dwellers without any outdoor space (or anyone who lives in an apartment), this neat little frame mounts on his wall and shines its plant-friendly light on all of his potted greens. Consider it part-garden, part-artwork.

32. Olukai Moloa Shearling Slippers

For Pretty Much Anyone

These supremely-comfy slippers will come in handy for late-night feedings, but they’re also made with a durable sole so he can pop out to grab the paper or walk the dog around the block without having to change shoes.

Size range: 7 to 14

33. Petfusion Ultimate Pet Bed

For the Guy Who Spoils His Pup

Any dog lover will appreciate a pet bed upgrade, and this sleek model is made of orthopedic foam and has side pillows for his dog to use as a pillow and even a waterproof cover.

34. Hertzko Slicker Brush

For the Cat Daddy

On a more practical note, this pet hairbrush has retractable bristles making it just as easy to clean the hair out as it is to brush it off. And don’t worry, the bristles won’t scratch his kitty’s skin.

35. Fantasy Mapmaker: How To Draw Rpg Cities For Gamers And Fans By Jared Blando

For the Artsy LOTR Fan

Help him channel his inner J.R.R. Tolkien with this map-making guide. It has all the tips and tricks for designing and drawing mountains, fields, castles and more, whether he’s building an epic mythical anthology or simply daydreaming.

36. Braun Electric Razor

For the Beard Obsessed

If he won’t stop complaining about how he needs a new electric razor, just go on and buy him a new one. This is one of the most highly rated options on Amazon, with tons of reviewers commenting on the 360-degree rotating head which allows for a closer shave with fewer passes and no weird arm twisting to find the right angle.

37. Eight Saints Daily Essentials Routine

For the Skincare Pro

Great for the guy who’s looking for the next step up from basic skincare, Eight Saints is a natural skincare brand that focuses on eight superstar ingredients. This power trio of gel cleanser, serum and moisturizer will gently exfoliate, brighten and calm his skin using hyaluronic acid, vitamins E and C and jojoba oil.

38. Framebridge Custom Frames

For the Photo Collector

Let him really show off his work by paying to have one or two pieces professionally framed. He can either pick and choose exactly what sort of setting he wants or hand it off to experts who can suggest a selection of different options for him.

39. Eddie Bauer Places & Spaces Bridgeport Diaper Bag

For the New Dad

There aren’t all that many diaper bags designed for men or even styles that are gender-neutral, for that matter, but this backpack from Eddie Bauer checks all our boxes: handy, stylish, durable and easy to use.

40. LG Tone Earbuds

For the Guy Who's Headphones are Always in a Knot

If Dad hasn’t already embraced the world of wireless headphones, now’s the time to get him hooked. Even if he has, these sweat-resistant buds are way more affordable than most options, even though they boast the same noise-canceling abilities, waterproofing and fit options.

41. What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

For the Guy Who Misses MythBusters

He doesn’t need to have read What If? the original to love this new hit by NASA engineer and NYTimes columnist Randall Munroe. Much like in his hit blog XKCD, Munroe takes hard-hitting scientific questions like “If every freezer door on earth was opened at the same time, would Earth’s temperature cool down?” or “What would happen if you tried to make a lava lamp out of real lava?” and actually does the math to find out. The questions themselves are hilarious, but the answers and illustrations are even better.

42. Balega Enduro Socks

For Athletes

In a test of 12 different brands of running socks, Balega emerged as our number one pick with a perfect score. Trust us, his feet will feel fresh and comfy enough to tack on mile after mile in these brightly-hued socks.

Size range: S to XL

43. Global Chef’s Knife With Custom Engraving

For the Guy Who Just Moved Into His Own Apartment

A proper chef’s knife is perhaps the most essential kitchen item for cooks of all levels (yes, even an amateur). “I’d throw in a whetstone for sharpening too so he can keep proper care of his knives,” suggests professional chef Rob Romanillos. “Remember, a sharp knife is a safe knife.”

44. Wingspan Board Game

For the Hardcore Board-Gamer

This bird-themed game came out in October 2019, and it's been called one of the best releases by board game fanatics and critics alike. Not to mention, it’s surprisingly beautiful to look at, as well as interesting to play: in this card-driven competitive game, players assume identities of bird lovers—researchers, birders, ornithologists and collectors—who then try to attract the best birds to their specific wildlife preserves. While it’s suitable for up to five people, he can also set it up as a single-player game if no one else is in the mood to join.

45. UncommonGoods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

For the Sriracha Addict

This fun kit comes with everything he needs to mix up his very own series of delicious hot sauces, including reusable bottles and labels so he can make them again and again.

46. Kindle

For the Man Who’s Run Out of Room on His Bookshelf

Perfect for travel or those low on extra space, e-readers are lightweight, easy to use and can even link up to his library card. If he’s already got a Kindle, consider gifting him an Amazon gift card, so he can restock his digital library.

47. Birddogs Jeff Pesos Pants

For the Light Packer

Birddogs has developed something of a cult following for its fun, practical shorts that are flattering, comfy and waterproof. And now there are matching pants to add to his collection. These khakis look like your average everyday pant but are made from a water-wicking material that will keep him cool and comfortable all day long. Plus, they won’t wrinkle or crease, so he can bring them on the go, no steamer required. He can also choose whether to include a liner layer (which makes going commando infinitely more comfortable).

Size range: 28 to 38

48. Patchwork Puzzle Game

For the Board Game Couple

This two-person game challenges players to think inside the box—a 9-by-9 square quilting box, to be exact. Exchange buttons for Tetris-like pieces to build your quilt and take up as much of the playing space as possible before the end of the game.

49. Vintorio Wine Aerator

For the Wino

This inexpensive gift actually has the power to improve the taste of any bottle of wine. How exactly? “When wine is exposed to air, it actually changes in smell and taste, so by aerating a wine (aka, exposing it to air), you can bring out its most delicious qualities and even mellow or get rid of some bad ones,” explains PureWow’s food editor Katherine Gillen. “If you’ve ever heard a fancy wine person say a bottle needs to 'breathe,' that’s what they’re referring to.” P.S. Apply the coupon to knock an additional ten percent off.

50. Spiegelau Ipa Glass

For the Oktoberfest Expert

In a similar vein, but for beer lovers, Spiegelau makes fancy beer glasses shaped to improve the drinking experience of different types of beers, like IPA, lager or pilsner.

51. Gravel Blue Layover Travel Blanket

For the Perpetually Prepared

Is he a frequent flyer? Long haul road tripper? Camper? Disaster prepper? Netflix binger? This insulated lightweight blanket, which folds up to be as small as an orange, is the durable snuggly accompaniment to all of these pursuits.

52. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

For the Caffeine Addict

If he didn’t appreciate his daily caffeine fix before, he definitely will now. Thanks to a wide selection of beans, which you can order whole or pre-ground for his preferred brew method.

53. Fluance Rt81 Elite Vinyl Turntable Record Player

For the Hipster at Heart

Whether he started building his collection back in the glory days of vinyl or recently got into the record revival after watching High Fidelity, this portable player will deliver impressive sound quality for all his favorite jams.

54. AYR The BLT Sweatshirt

For the Casual Dresser

The BLT sweatshirt is supremely cozy but is professional enough to wear to the office or even out for date night, too. Plus, there are two hidden pockets on the side to keep his hands warm on crisp autumn walks.

Size range: XS to XL

55. Flîkr Fire Personal Fireplace

Most Surprising Gift

For the guy who wishes he could spend every night huddled near a campfire, this portable fireplace will make nights spent indoors feel a bit more like the outdoors. The mini fireplace (it measures just 4.5 inches tall with a 5-inch diameter) is safe to use indoors and uses just 5 ounces of isopropyl alcohol for a clean, 50-minute burn that’s safe to roast marshmallows over and produces no carbon monoxide.

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