20 Gifts for All the Dudes in Your Life
From the super practical to the super fashionable
No more wild guessing or defaulting to an Amazon gift card. (Unless, hey, that’s what he really wants.) Here are 20 gift ideas for all the different types of men in your life, from your Dad to your brother to your hubby to your best bud who dresses so well that it stresses you out.
For the Homebody
Made with brushed French-terry fleece (it’s ridiculously soft), these glorious sweatpants will become part of his uniform. On second thought, you might want to get him two pairs.
For the Unabashed Nerd
Make him waffles and crack a joke about how it’s time to destroy the Death Star. He’ll be putty in your hands.
Think Geek ($40)
For the Techie
Whether he’s a casual gamer or a competitive one, this headset will up the ante with crisp surround-sound audio and super-comfortable headphones (so he can play for hours).
Astro Gaming ($150)
For the Fashion Newbie
He’s starting to kick it up a notch sartorially and you’ve noticed. Keep him snazzy with a classic pocket square (it has a contrasting pattern for a subtle pop).
Club Monaco ($40)
For the GQ Man
This dude has no trouble getting dressed (and is probably a little picky about what he wears), so let him do the choosing with his own custom sock box.
Nice Laundry ($89)
For the Beer Lover
Without getting too science-y, this kitchen gadget gives canned and bottled brews the taste and consistency of fresh draft beer. (It’s all in the size of the bubbles.)
For the Whiskey Lover
Skip the ice and let him enjoy his drinks on actual soapstone rocks (which hold the cold longer without diluting the beverage).
Uncommon Goods ($58)
For the Traveler
It’s the perfect carry-on size (so there’s no guff from the TSA agents) and it has mesh pockets inside to store smaller belongings, double-spinning wheels for easy maneuverability and, oh yeah, two built-in USB ports so he can charge his phone/iPad/Nintendo DS on the go.
For the Outdoorsy Man
He hikes. He climbs. He can tie off any knot in minutes. Get this guy a nice handmade knife to take on his next excursion.
L.L Bean ($120)
For the Hair-Obsessed Dude
Neither too sticky nor too greasy, this smooth putty gives just enough hold for that perfectly coiffed guy in your life (who wants to appear effortlessly so).
For the Bearded Fella
Packed with a soothing blend of vitamin E, almond oil and grapeseed oil (and an addictive woodsy scent that’s a little bit for you, too), this luxurious oil will keep everyone happy.
Tom Ford ($50)
For the Fresh-Smelling Gentleman
He’ll get a set of two scents (one for work, one for play) that are customized to him based on a quick biometrics test that pinpoints the exact types of fragrance he prefers (even if he’s not quite sure what that is). Plus, it’s one of a kind, so he can be smug about the fact that it’s 100 percent his and his alone.
For the Fitness-Focused Guy
As any gym hound or runner will tell you, support is everything. These boxer briefs are engineered to, ahem, keep things in place while offering proper ventilation.
My Pakage ($25)
For the Home Cook
It’s the thing he never knew he needed but won’t be able to live without. This mini griddle does it all: Place it on the stove top to sizzle some bacon, put it in the freezer to get the perfect surface for handling dough or toss it into the oven to use as a pizza stone.
For the Meat Lover
Because let’s be real, there isn’t enough room for all of his premium cuts of meat and your Amy’s burritos. (One of our editors can attest that it made her husband the absolute happiest.)
For the Corporate Dude
Get him a boxed set of ties—or better yet, sign him up for the “Tie of the Month,” where he’ll be sent a new one each month of the year. You could say that it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
The Tie Bar ($199)
For the Prep
It’s time to upgrade those Wayfarers he’s had since college. For an equally classic style that he can wear anywhere, these Clubmaster shades will do just the trick.
For the New Dad
These T-shirts range from onesie sizes (small enough to fit a 3-month-old) to larger kids’ sizes,so your hubs and his cubs can match indefinitely (or until they realize it’s no longer cool).
For the Older Dad
A book for the boss by the Boss—trust, he’ll have his nose buried in the pages for hours.