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 watchingskincare, classic literature, working out or testing new recipes at home. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a head start on holiday gifts, shopping for his birthday or you anniversary, these crowd-pleasers (like a cozy cashmere knit under $80, a combo water bottle/foam roller and a 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.

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1. Theragun Prime

Best for the Guy In Need of Some R&R

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.

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2. Naadam Cashmere Sweater

Best 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 a more traditional retailer.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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3. Thermapen One Instant-Read Thermometer

Best 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.

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Overlook Press

4. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

Best 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 this August. 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.

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5. ButcherBox Subscription

Best for the Meat-Lover

Support his grilling obsession by gifting him a ButcherBox subscription for Father'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. If he's into steak, you'll want to get him the "All Beef Box," which includes New York strip steak, top sirloin steak, steak tips, chuck roast and ground beef. But really, you can't go wrong with any of them.

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Our Place

6. Our Place Perfect Pot

Best for At-Home Chefs

This three-piece pot (plus beechwood spoon) is designed to replace a traditional seven-piece cooking set for under $175. It's a warhorse: it replaces a stockpot, Dutch oven, saucepot, roasting rack, steamer, strainer and a 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.)

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7. Mobot Big Bertha 40-ounce Foam Roller Water Bottle

Best 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.

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8. Away The Large Everywhere Bag

Best 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.

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Juniper Books

9. Juniper Books Kurt Vonnegut Set

Best 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 multiple cover designs and you can even make a custom book cover with his name or a clever message.

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Uncommon Goods

10. Personalized Dog Blueprints

Best for Man’s Best Friend’s Best Friend

He already knows Sophie is made of sugar and spice and everything nice (with a hefty helping of treats), but it does’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.

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Divvy Up

11. Divvy Up Custom Pet Socks

Best Gag Gift He’ll Actually Use

These hilarious one-of-a-kind socks come in a variety of patterns and designs to choose from and you can add up to three faces to your custom pair. But on a practical note, they’re also made of a soft, cozy cotton that feels great and won’t form holes after just a few wears. Now he never has to be without a reminder of his precious Tuna, even while on the go.

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12. Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler

Best 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.

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13. The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart

Best 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.

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14. JK Adams Baking Board With Rolling Pin Holder

Best 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, flip it over and 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…)

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15. Brightland Alive Olive Oil

Best 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.

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

Best 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 experiments that are easy and safe enough for kids as young as four (with adult supervision, of course).

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17. Silensys E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Best 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-cancelling headphones will help block out excess noise on even the busiest city block.

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

Best for the Man Who Loves a Good Car Adventure

Even if he thinks he’s explored every nook and cranny of the 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.

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19. Garmin Inreach Mini 2-way Satellite Communicator

Best 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.

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20. 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.

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The Crafter's Box

21. The Crafter’s Box Workshop

Best 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.

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22. Sushi Go! (for Ages 8 and Up)

Best for the 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.

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

Best for the Weekend BBQ Master

Help your guy take his barbeque recipes to the next level with this new 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.)

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New Balance

24. New Balance Impact Run Water Defy Jacket

Best for the Runner (of Any Level)

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 if skies get truly dark. And, for an eco-friendly bonus, the Defy Jacket is meets New Balance’s green leaf standard, which means more than 50 percent of the materials used were sourced in an environmentally friendly manor.

Size range: XS to 2XL

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Mark & Graham

25. Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

Best for the Man who Travels for Work

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 doesn’t suffice.

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26. Stance Boxer Brief Underwear

Best for Your Boyfriend

These ultra-soft undies are bound to become his new absolute favorite—all because of the comfort factor and for the wide selection of fun prints and patterns. They also come in a Wholester style which offers additional support.

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27. Disco Basics Set

Best 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 should be just the thing to get him started.

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28. Vegamour Gro+ Advanced Foundation Kit

Best 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.

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MoMA Design Store

29. Keith Haring Colorful Chess Set

Best 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.

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Uncommon Goods

30. Growlight Frame Shelf

Best for Growing Fresh Herbs All Year Round

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

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31. Olukai Moloa Genuine Shearling Slipper

Best 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.

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32. Petfusion Ultimate Pet Bed

Best 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, has side pillows for your dog to use as a pillow and even a waterproof cover.


33. Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

Best 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.

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

Best 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.

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35. Braun Electric Razor

Best 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 on Amazon, with multiple 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.

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Eight Saints

36. Eight Saints Daily Essentials Routine

Best 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. Don’t be shy about testing out his products once he finally opens them…

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37. Custom Frames From Framebridge

Best 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.

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38. Eddie Bauer Places & Spaces Bridgeport Diaper Bag Backpack

Best 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.

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39. LG Tone Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Best for the Guy Whose 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 the Apple AirPods Pro, even though they boast the same noise-cancelling abilities, waterproofing and fit options.

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Riverhead Books

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

Best 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.

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41. Balega Enduro V-tech Quarter Socks

Best for Athletes of All Kinds

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.

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42. Global 8-inch Chef’s Knife With Custom Engraving

Best 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.”

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43. Wingspan (for Ages 14 and Up)

Best for the Hardcore Board-Gamer

This bird-themed game came out just last October, but it’s already been called one of the best new 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 — and 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 in.

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Uncommon Goods

44. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Best 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 to he can make them again and again.

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45. Kindle

Best 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 an Amazon gift card, so he can restock his digital library.

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46. Birddogs Jeff Pesos Pants

Best 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

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47. Patchwork (for Ages 8 and Up)

Best 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.

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48. Haus Aperitif

Best for the At-Home Mixologist

A customizable kit of low-alcohol drinks that are made of the same ingredients that chefs use, high-quality fruits and botanicals to make flavors including grapefruit jalapeño, strawberry basil, citrus flower and lemon lavender.

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49. Vintorio Wine Aerator

Best 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.”

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Crate & Barrel

50. Spiegelau Ipa Glass

Best 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.

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51. Gravel Blue Layover Travel Blanket

Best 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.

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Atlas Coffee Club

52. A Coffee Subscription

Best for the Caffeine Addicted

If he didn’t appreciate his daily caffeine fix before, he definitely will now that he’s got a, shall we say, lively new roommate to entertain. There are plenty of coffee subscription services to choose from, but we’re partial to Atlas Coffee Club’s for its wide selection of beans, which you can order whole or pre-ground for his preferred brew method.

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53. Fluance Rt81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player

Best for the Hipster at Heart

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

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54. AYR The BLT Sweatshirt

Best Sweatshirt Upgrade

AYR (which stands for All Year Round) finally introduced menswear in September of this year, and if early reviews are any indication, it’s every bit as good as the women’s selection. The BLT sweatshirt in particular is supremely cozy, but look 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

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Bespoke Post

55. Bespoke Post Personal Concrete Fireplace

Best for the Man Who Wishes He Was Camping Right Now

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.