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Grandpas, boyfriends, nephews, husbands, brothers, friends—there are a lot of guys on your holiday gift list...and all of them have different interests and taste levels. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of the best gifts for men whether they’re interested in bird watching, skincare, classic literature, working out or testing new recipes at home. We even have a few consistent crowd-pleasers—just in case you’re not sure what your uncle’s new boyfriend might want. So, without further ado, 75 of the best possible gifts to give all the guys in your life.

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Our Place

1. Our Place Always Pan

This three-piece pan is designed to replace a traditional eight-piece cooking set for under $150. And while it won’t replace every cooking tool in their kitchen (PureWow’s food editor rotates between this handy non-stick and a cast iron skillet), it’s definitely a great present, if only for the sheer ease of use and storage, plus a simplified clean-up process..

Buy it ($145)

Food52

2. Menu Salt & Pepper Bottle Grinders

These refillable salt and pepper grinders will give his dishes a better pop of flavor than the pre-ground stuff and they’ll look pretty darn chic on his counters, too.

Buy it ($82 for set)

Amazon

3. Global 8-inch Chef’s Knife

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.”

$110 at Amazon

Food52

4. Epicurean Matte Black Multi-Purpose Baking Board

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…)

Buy it ($65)

Amazon

5. The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson, with Osayi Endolyn

This is the eighth book from Marcus Samuelsson, the creator and head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, NYC, and one of his most fascinating yet. In it, he explores the roots of modern Black cooking and includes recipes, ingredients and techniques from all over the world. It’s as much a practical cookbook as it is a thoughtful and interesting read.

$34 at Amazon

Walmart

6. California Olive Ranch Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You can never go wrong with a good bottle of olive oil (or balsamic vinegar) and this one, despite its affordable price tag, is one of the most favored among chefs, both professional and amateur. You could also include a cruet with this bottle, to really impress.

Buy it ($10)

Thermoworks

7. Thermapen Mk4 Instant-Read Meat Thermometer

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.

Buy it ($99)

best gifts for men for the outdoor adventurer

Amazon

8. 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joe Yogerst

Even if he thinks he’s explored every nook and cranny of the nearest National Park, we guarantee he’ll find something new to learn, see or do in this extensive activity book.

$21 at Amazon

The North Face

9. The North Face Gordon Lyons ¼ Zip Pullover

Named for a mountain near Anchorage, Alaska, (which was, in turn, named for a prominent engineer in 1964), this heavyweight pullover does double duty, taking him from late autumn outdoor adventures to dinner with friends. Though hopefully there’s a shower somewhere between those two activities.

Buy it ($89)

Available in sizes S to 3XL

Kodiak

10. Kodiak Magog Waterproof Boots

Another great multi-purpose piece, these waterproof boots are both durable and comfortable. But they’re also chicer than a traditional hiking boot so he can wear them to work, date night and everything in-between.

Buy it ($175)

REI

11. Garmin inReach Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicator

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.

Buy it ($350)

Amazon

12. Swiftwick Vision Six Impression Socks, National Parks Collection

Swiftwick makes phenomenal hiking and performance socks, but we’re particularly enamored with its National Parks collection that features designs of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Yosemite and the Great Smoky Mountains.

$20 at Amazon

REI

13. Wild + Wolf Glow-in-the-Dark Playing Cards

Just because the sun’s gone down doesn’t mean an intrepid camper needs to turn in for the night. Now, they can save their headlamp or flashlight batteries for more important matters and still enjoy a game of canasta or solitaire with these waterproof cards that glow in the dark.

Buy it ($12; $9)

Parks Project

14. Parks Project National Parks of the USA Checklist Tee

There are 62 national parks in the U.S., but how many has he been to thus far? This fun and wearable checklist can even come with him on each new adventure, plus a portion of the proceeds of each purchase go toward the National Parks Conservation Association.

Buy it ($36)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

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Verishop

15. Aesop Redemption Body Scrub

A blend of pumice, bamboo stem and aromatic pine needles helps exfoliate dead skin cells while smelling incredible. (Feel free to consider this a gift for both your partner and yourself.)

Buy it ($37)

Disco

16. Disco Basics Set

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.

Buy it ($64)

Amazon

17. Braun Electric Razor

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.

$130 at Amazon

Amazon

18. Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit

On the other hand, many men swear by an old-school safety razor to get the job done. Even if he hasn’t tried this, he might just get a kick out of shaving just like grandpa.

$50 at Amazon

Target

19. Scotch Porter Moisture Defend Face Lotion

Scotch Porter was started as a skincare line specifically for men of color that has since expanded to include beard and haircare as well. The website even has a How To page with step-by-step guides on the best way to use each of its products.

Buy it ($12)

Eight Saints

20. Eight Saints Daily Essentials Routine

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 hyalruronic acid, vitamins E and C and jojoba oil. Don’t be shy about testing out his products once he finally opens them…

Buy it ($180; $153)

best gifts for men for the fitness fanatic

Brooks Running

21. Brooks Run Visible Carbonite Jacket

This super-reflective jacket is part of Brooks’ new Run Visible collection, the focus of which is to make running in the dark as safe as possible. There are also matching leggings, shorts and other running needments, if you want to splurge on a full set.

Buy it ($180)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

Amazon

22. Theragun Prime

Upgrade their recovery efforts with Theragun’s muscle massager. Fingers crossed they’ll be so grateful, they’ll even let you take it for a spin yourself.

$299 at Amazon

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Amazon

23. LG Tone Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

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.

$100; $87 at Amazon

Nordstrom

24. Mobot Big Bertha 40-Ounce Foam Roller Water Bottle

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. Plus, if you shop through Mobot’s website, the brand will donate $50 for every purchase to a number of Black Lives Matter charities through the end of 2020.

Buy it ($60)

Amazon

25. Balega Enduro V-Tech Quarter Socks

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.

$14 at Amazon

Nordstrom

26. Herschel Supply Co. Trail Ultralight Package Convertible Duffle Bag

This water-resistant gym bag can be worn as a backpack or a crossbody duffle, depending on which he prefers, and can even fold up into itself to be more easily stored when not in use.

Buy it ($110)

best gifts for men for the fashion minded

27. Topman Check Crewneck Sweatshirt

Realistically, he won’t be doing much dressing up over the next few months, but that doesn’t mean he can’t upgrade his sweatshirt collection. This plaid/houndstooth hybrid is equal parts cozy and chic for Zoom dates and conference calls.

Buy it ($50)

Available in seizes XS to XXL

Nordstrom

28. Jason Markk Essential Shoe Cleaning Kit

Help him keep his precious sneaker collection in tip-top shape.

Buy it ($16)

Anthropologie

29. Umbra Hammock Sunglasses Organizer

If you’re just not sure what accessories he actually wants, give him a smart organizer that will display his gorgeous eyewear collection instead.

Buy it ($28)

Veldskoen

30. Veldskoen Heritage Shoes

These stylish chukka boots are handcrafted sustainably and responsibly in South Africa, so he can look good while you feel good about your purchase.

Buy it ($136)

Nordstrom

31. Ted Baker London Textured Faux-Leather Duffle Bag

Perfect for carrying all his new gifts back after the holidays.

Buy it ($289; $173)

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Juniper Books

32. Juniper Books Kurt Vonnegut Set

It can be tricky to gift a book to an avid reader. (Because what if they already bought The Vanishing Half 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.

Buy it ($250)

Amazon

33. Golem Girl: A Memoir by Riva Lehrer

When Riva Lehrer was born she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition in which the spinal cord and spine don’t form properly. She spent the next chunk of her life, her childhood into young adulthood, being told that perhaps this treatment or that medication could “fix” her, unconsciously sending the message that Lehrer was broken or incomplete. It wasn’t until she joined a group of artists as an adult and began to develop her own method of portraiture that Lehrer began to confront the image of her life that had been set by doctors, her parents and others who ID’d only by her spina bifida. It turns out, Lehrer is as talented with her words as she is with her artwork and her debut memoir has swiftly become one of Amazon’s best-selling books in October 2020.

$27 at Amazon

Amazon

34. COWIN E7 Active Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

Whether they’re fans of books on tape or just want some peace and quiet while working through Barack Obama’s forthcoming memoir, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones will help block out excess noise on even the busiest city block.

$60 at Amazon

Amazon

35. Kindle

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.

$90 at Amazon

Amazon

36. Cushion Lab Extra-Dense Lumbar Pillow

This funky looking pillow ensures they can read in comfort no matter where they’re sitting. Per one reviewer whose job requires them to sit for most of the day, “Ever since I started using this, the pain is gone, and my back feels loose and fresh at the end of the day. This way goes up to the mid back and you really feel the difference, you feel overall back support rather than just a pillow pushing against your lower back.”

$56 at Amazon

best gifts for men for the board game enthusiast

Target

37. 7 Wonders (For ages 10 and up)

A classic group game, 7 Wonders pits players against one another to see who can build the best ancient civilization by stocking up on resources, making advancements in science and/or building up the military. The original version is for three to seven players, but the makers did recently release a new two-person version called 7 Wonders Duel (that said, we recommend starting him off with the OG game).

Buy it ($35)

Amazon

38. Sushi Go! (For ages 8 and up)

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.

$15; $8 at Amazon

Walmart

39. Patchwork (For ages 8 and up)

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.

Buy it ($30)

Amazon

40. Wingspan (For ages 14 and up)

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 fun to play. 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.

$49 at Amazon

Amazon

41. Settlers of Catan (For ages 10 and up)

Explore the uncharted lands of the fictional Catan, build settlements, set up peace treaties with neighbors or plunder their cities and set up resource monopolies—the world board is your oyster. While the game is typically meant for two to four players, there’s also a five-six player expansion pack that’s ideal for large groups of friends or family gatherings.

$75; $68 at Amazon

Amazon

42. Obama Llama (For ages 14 and up)

This hilarious rhyming game is sure to have him and his buddies in stitches after the start of round one. Made for groups of four or more, players have to act out, describe or mime a series of rhymes all featuring famous names like “Tom Cruise in platform shoes” or “The Yeti eating spaghetti.”

$25; $15 at Amazon

best gifts for men for the nature lover

Uncommon Goods

43. Growlight Frame Shelf

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.

Buy it ($189)

Amazon

44. Gosky 12x55 High Definition Monocular Telescope

Your resident birdwatcher may have a nice pair of binoculars already, but sometimes a scope, which typically has a greater magnification, is best for spotting shorebirds on a distant shore or hawks circling high above.

$83 at Amazon

Home Depot

45. Felco F2 Classic Bypass Hand Pruner

This Swiss pruner is apparently considered the standard tool for professional gardeners, so even if they already own an older pruner, they’ll appreciate this high-end upgrade.

Buy it ($55)

Amazon

46. Around the World in 80 Trees by Johnathan Drori and Lucille Clerc

A mix of science, history, culture and folklore, this illustrated book explores humankind’s relationship with trees, for better or for worse.

$25; $19 at Amazon

Amazon

47. Matador Pocket Blanket

Anytime he comes across a beautiful view worth stopping for, he can just whip out this pocket-size waterproof blanket to sit on and relax for a while.

$30 at Amazon

best gifts for men for the pet obsessed

West & Willow

48. West & Willow Framed Custom Pet Portrait

Immortalize his beloved Kingsley with a one-of-a-kind portrait. West & Willow also offers portraits that can feature two or three pets, as well as a variety of frame options to choose from.

Buy it (from $90)

Amazon

49. Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

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.

$16 at Amazon

Wild One

50. Wild One Travel Carrier

Upgrade his old carrier (it was starting to look pretty ragged) for a new, travel-ready style with an interior cushion that rolls out and can be used as a plush bed.

Buy it ($125)

Divvy Up

51. Divvy Up Custom Pet Socks

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. Now he never has to be without a reminder of his precious Tuna, even while on the go.

Buy it (from $24)

Uncommon Goods

52. Personalized Dog Blueprints

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.

Buy it ($199)

best gifts for men for fans of the classics

Amazon

53. Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Direct-Drive Turntable

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.

$249 at Amazon

Criterion Channel

54. The Criterion Channel Subscription

Give them the gift of an endless rotation of old Hollywood, international, art-house and independent hits from both major studios and dozens of independent distributors. They can enjoy Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love or every spaghetti western made in the year 1943 on the go or from the comfort of their couch.

Buy it ($99)

DesignBCC/Etsy

55. Design BCC The Literary Figures Ornaments

Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain and Charles Dickens deserve more than just a prominent spot on his bookshelves—they deserve to be front and center on his Christmas tree, too.

Buy it ($25)

Uncommon Goods

56. Literary Mugs

What could be better than curling up with a good book and a warm mug of tea? Curling up with a good book and a warm mug of tea that features his favorite author, perhaps.

Buy it ($16)

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Amazon

57. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford

Adult coloring books have become a surprise hit for those looking for a meditative escape and Johanna Basford’s creations are the ones that pretty much launched the trend. This particular book has more than 5,500 reviews and a near-perfect rating on Amazon, with many specifically commenting on the high quality of the paper. So yeah, even your brother will be impressed.

$10 at Amazon

58. The Crafter’s Box Workshop

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.

Buy it

Amazon

59. Fantasy Mapmaker: How to Draw RPG Cities for Gamers and Fans by Jared Blando

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.

$23 at Amazon

60. Custom Frames from Framebridge

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.

Buy it

Blick Art Materials

61. Strathmore 455-9 400 Spiral Binding Acid-Free General Purpose Sketch Pad

When in doubt, he’ll always appreciate a restock of his most-used art supplies. Put together a box of sketch pads, pencils, paints, canvases, photo paper or anything else he uses regularly to keep his artistic spirit fully outfitted.

Buy it (from $6)

best gifts for men for the new dad

Amazon

62. Eddie Bauer Places & Spaces Bridgeport Diaper Bag Backpack

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.

$46 at Amazon

Amazon

63. Father Figure Luca T-Shirt with Infused Soft Baby Cotton Shoulder

This simple tee comes with an adorable secret: the shoulder patch is made from ultra-soft cotton perfect for resting his newborn’s head. There’s also a subtle loop at the hip made for easy burp rag access.

$18 at Amazon

Available in sizes S to XL

La Colombe

64. A Coffee Subscription

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 La Colombe’s for its selection of draft latte cans in addition to traditional whole or ground beans.

Buy it

Amazon

65. TheDadLab: 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids by Sergei Urban

OK, so he’s probably not going to attempt all of these projects with an infant, however there are tons of great activities for him to get started on with any older siblings or to look forward to in the years to come.

$12 at Amazon

Nordstrom

66. Olukai Moloa Genuine Shearling Slipper

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.

Buy it ($120)

best gifts for men for the wine and beer snob

Amazon

67. Vintorio Wine Aerator

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.”

$16 at Amazon

Crate & Barrel

68. Spiegelau IPA Glass

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.

Buy it ($11)

Amazon

69. Corcicle 12 oz Triple-Insulated Stemless Glass

Pick up a few of these portable wine glasses and a matching canteen (the 25 oz size can hold a full bottle of wine) to create a picnic-ready set he can enjoy with friends.

$28 at Amazon

Amazon

70. Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler

If you really want to splurge, combine the above insulated drinkware with a cooler that can fit a few bottles of beer or wine—in addition to snacks.

$200 at Amazon

Amazon

71. VinGardeValise 8 Bottle & All Purpose Wine Travel Suitcase

For the guy whose favorite travel souvenir is a good bottle (or six) of local wine, this suitcase comes with padding to securely hold up to eight bottles of vino, as well as his clothes and toiletries. There are also 12-bottle and five-bottle sizes, as well as a beer case if he’s more of a hops man.

$299 at Amazon

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Stance

72. Stance Boxer Brief Underwear

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 boxer style and the Wholester, which offers the most support out of the three.

Buy it ($25)

Marine Layer

73. Marine Layer Signature Crew Tee

Swap out his old, ratty college T-shirts for a few of these incredibly soft basics instead. Bonus: If you buy a set of three you can save $35.

Buy it ($45)

Available in sizes S to 2XL

Bombas

74. Bombas Dress Calf Sock 4-Pack

Bombas has a variety of different styles, patterns and packs to choose from, whether he needs new dress socks for work or running socks for his weekend workouts. But no matter which pairs you pick, Bombas will donate an equal number of socks to a person in need and works with a number of charities that aid people who are homeless.

Buy it ($57)

Naadam

75. Cashmere Sweater

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.

Buy it ($75)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

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